AUS 4788 ‘Nelson J’ is For Sale

One of the last ‘Bashford Specials’, ‘Nelson J’ has been completely renovated by me this summer. Previously kept in Port Stephens, it is now in Melbourne (not at Sandy) and available for inspection by appointment.

The hull has been extensively refurbished inside and out. I had The Boat Clinic professionally go over the hull, keel and rudder and re-spray in 2 pot Colourthane and it is now an immaculate high gloss mirror finish. The internals have been cleaned up and put back to as new condition, finished in cream and varnished boards and cupboards.

It comes with a current anodised Sparloft mast in excellent condition and dyform rigging, quick adjusters on caps, new condition halyards set up in current racing style with all cleats on the mast, new genoa sheets with soft shackles from Wet Tech Rigging, tapered kite sheets and excellent condition control lines. Largely Harken fitout with ratchet kite blocks, current style Ronstan Genoa cars, self tacking traveller and alloy kite pole.

Tiller is laminated and varnished with tiller cover, UV protected halyard bag, Tohatsu 3.5 outboard and fuel container. Also including full Cat 6 safety gear, anchor and warp, extinguishers, V sheet, horseshoe life buoy and medical kit. Includes one set of club sails, main, genoa, jib and kite. Regatta sails as optional purchase. Bunk cushions included.

‘Nelson J’ is minimum weight including correctors and will have a current measurement certificate. You’ll find this is the cleanest J on the market today with the best racing finish and current rig. I have spent plenty of time and money upgrading this boat to immaculate condition and it deserves a keen new racing owner. There are cheaper boats out there but if you want the best and immaculate is important to you this is your new boat.

Price is mid 20’s depending on options taken. Call Simon on 0413 870 046

AUS 1324 ‘KICKING’ for sale

AUS 1324 KICKING for sale  – includes:

4 mainsails
2 jibs
3 genoas
3 spinnakers
Engine is tohatsu 3.5 serviced about 18 months ago bought 3 years ago
Jarkan built hull
1290 kgs dry weight
Rigging was changed about 4 years ago
Mast about 10 years old
Ropes and fittings are all new

To be repaired – small damage to port side gunnel and gelcoat damage on bow

Price $13000 is negotiable especially if you want to fix repairs yourself. Please note the regatta sails are not included.

Excellent racing record with top 10 finishers in the Australian, and top five in the Victorian and NSW Championships.
Picture attached is from recent Nationals.
The boat is currently sitting on the hard stand at Sandringham Yacht club.

Call or email Ron Thomson – 0415 792 071 or email


Bashford Built 1991
– Completely refurbished 2013
– Measurement Certificate 24/8/2017
– Out of Water Survey Report 6/2014
– Mast Boom & Rigging Maintenance Check List Report 5/5/2017
– Cat 7 plus ( Safety Audit dated Aug 2017)
– Stored on Hardstand (No Antifoul)
– Sails : Club Set Full set Main, Genoa, Jib and Kite in excellent condition with very little use ( approx. 10-15 Races old)
Regatta Set very very minimal use, almost brand new : Main, Genoa, Jib and 2 x Kites
– Tohatsu 3.5hp outboard in excellent condition
– Extras include Boom Sail Cover, Cockpit Carpet
– Unencumbered Vessel
– New Kite Halyard (2018)
– New Kite and Headsail Sheets (2018) with Wichart Snap shackles and soft shackles
– All running rigging in excellent condition
– Ready to Race – last time raced it won the 2017 Mid Winter Regatta
– Located at Cronulla

Asking $17000 – Contact Peter Edwards
Mob: 0403820873

Near New Quantum Sails

For Sale

Near new Quantum Main purchased for the NSW Championships in 2016. hoisted once and since that event in storage. Current new retail price $2015.00 USD ($2565 AUD).  Cash price $1700

Near new Quantum Jib purchased for the NSW Championships in 2016. hoisted once and since that event in storage. Current new retail price $1555.00 USD ($1980 AUD).  Cash price $1300

Both these sails are available now, nothing wrong with them, nothing to do, all measured and regatta ready. Free delivery included in the Sydney metropolitan area, they’re in near new condition, and constitute a real value purchase. These prices are fixed.

Photos to come however they look just like a new J24 Jib and Main.

Please contact me on 0414 274 412 or

Mast for sale

Do you have an old mast that you want to replace. Corrosion, wear and tear takes it’s toll, so here is the best opportunity you will have right now.

This anodised J24 mast for is for sale, it is in excellent condition. Perfect for current circuit racing Js or club racer, comes with mast fittings and deck partners. Available immediately in Melbourne. $2700. Standing rigging (Dyform lowers) and halyards as seen in the pics available extra $600.

Make your boat go faster, or replacement to improve the look and feel of your boat, this mast is ideal as a low cost mast replacement if you have an older style or worn out  mast and want to upgrade without the cost of a new mast.

Take advantage of this great mast to upgrade your boat.

Call Simon on 0413 870 046

For Sale – Mast & Boom

Older style mast for sale. Currently racing at Sandy. Recently replaced sheaves and cleaned back areas of metal joints and repainted white.
Generally tidy for its age. Missing one spinnaker D-ring, otherwise complete and ready for action. Selling due to upgrade.
Boom also still in service.

$600 ono

Contact Leigh
0438 561 566

Non-Stop AUS 4435 for sale, Bashford Boat built in 1989

  • The boat was built in 1989, by Bashford Boats.
  • It was stored on a hardstand from new until 2008, and since 2008 it has been sleeping in Sydney harbour on a swing mooring.
  • It has not been raced since 2008 and has only had two owners since being built.
  • It has had a number of repairs performed and navigation lights fitted, along with a mast respray in 2008.
  • It has been slipped and painted with 3 coats of hard race blue antifoul in Dec 2015.
  • It has 3 spinnakers in good condition, 1 relatively new mainsail, 2 genoas, and 2 jibs (of used quality).

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  • The reliable 3.5hp outboard has been serviced more than regularly with nearly all parts replaced.
  • There is no encumbrance on the vessel which is registered currently with NSW Maritime.
  • There is an original survey report commission for the 2008 purchase which can be supplied if requested.
  • A further survey report was performed sometime in 2013 for the purpose of insurance which was satisfactory.
  • The vessel has not been involved in any collision during the time of my ownership.
  • There are 2 dinghies inclusive of the price.
  • All in all it is a neat and tidy package – a maintained vessel that is to be reluctantly sold – $12000 neg
  •  Call Dominic: 0415 686 118


Need an edge?

Kirby is at it again !!!      Is your boat not going as fast as it should? Are you tired of seeing the inside of everyone else’s spinnakers as you follow them down the course? Do you need more time between races to eat and drink while everyone else is still finishing?

Then you should consider a new mast!!! A new mast from the Victorian J Association is guaranteed to generate an extra 3 knots of boat speed and offer an expert opinion on when best to tack for maximum advantage*. We have two for sale, at the bargain price of $4,200 each, and they will be available the week before the Monjon Victorian State Titles^!

It’s a limited edition anodized Sparloft – last of its kind? Comes with an SS mast gooseneck bracket and 5/16 vertical pin, 2 pole Dee’s, a stainless steel Vang fitting and a high load exit box, otherwise known as a topping lift entry box. Wow, if that doesn’t just sell itself!!

If you are interested then please talk to one of the Victorian association committee.

* Outright lie

^ This bit is actually true 🙂

From SG. Now for the really useful extra bit of info. Getting a new mast is a go fast, just ask the Black Prince about the worlds in Sardinia, new sails and masts were the rule.

So getting a new mast is great but here’s the big plus – you’re looking at the cost and thinking, can you afford it?   I can’t guarantee a sale of your old one immediately, but it will sell to someone who has a really old mast and wants to upgrade half way – that will get you around $2k – 2.5k (depending on condition) back in your pocket. So think outside the box.

For sale- Twisted AUS 31

 Twisted is for sale-just $5000

imageimageTwisted is currently on the hard stand at Port Adelaide Sailing Club and has a well maintained 3hp outboard.


Call Ron on 0438 877851

Second hand sails wanted

A couple of owners have been asking my about buying used sails:- main, jib and genoas, so if anyone has any sails for sale, please email me the details and I can pass the information on, and hopefully help you make a sale!