Wild Card

Design

Wild Card was constructed in Australia for deep ocean cruising in the southern waters of Australia. The vessel is 60ft in length and weighs 40 tonnes. The hull and topsides are steel. The main saloon and pilot house windows are 10mm plate glass. The pilot house is also designed to enable full control of the sails from inside.

The size and weight of Wild Card means she is one of the few boats that will sail the waters between San Blas and Cartagena all year round. Weighing in at 40 tonnes she provides much less bumpy ride in comparison to a smaller fibreglass or wooden sailboat. Wild Card has a large deck space including an awning, ideal for lounging while anchored in the islands. 20 passengers in total can be accommodated so there is always a good mix of personalities and a fun atmosphere on board.

The main engine is a 120 HP Ford Lees with approximately 8000 engine hours. There are two generators, an 11 Kva Mitsubishi and a 7.5 Kva Fischer Panda.

The vessel has a 5000 litre fuel capacity.

Safety

There are engine driven emergency pumps to four areas of the boat as well as electric bilge pumps and hand pumps.

Fire extinguishers are located in the forward cabin area, the galley and outside the engine room.

Other safety equipment includes two Epirbs (emergency positional beacons) a life raft, HF & VHF radios, a radar, 3 GPS receivers, a sea anchor and life jackets for all on board.