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        Motor Sailer Steel Yacht: Excellent Inventory

Adams 45 for sale in Malaysia
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Adams Steel yacht for sale

     Adams 45 Steel 1989 : WODAN

                   PRICE: $120,000   USD                                                                                 Currently lying at : Rebak Marina, Langkawi. Malaysia.


Joe Adams 45´for sale by owner (Location: Rebak Marina Langkawi, Malaysia)

Asking price: USD 120.000

Sailing vessel Wodan is a steel, round bilged, aft cockpit, 45 foot bluewater sloop built by Brisbane Shipyards to the design plans of Australian designer Joe Adams. They are renowned vessels for their seaworthiness, sturdiness and safety, fully capable of blue water cruising with excellent sailing performance. Wodan is no exception, designed for maximum safety and comfort while cruising and at dock. Wodan has a full keel with skeg rudder and weighs 22 tons. Many ocean sailors swear by full keels. ( see Appendix 1)

Presenting in exceptional condition for her age, this yacht has a 15 foot beam giving an incredibly spacious, light and airy saloon. She was originally completed in 1989 but never used, as the first owner, a German perfectionist, found he was too busy on his farm to use the boat, he took her home and parked her in his barn. She was rescued in 2004, by the owner of Townsville Shipyard ( Australia ), and had a full professional refit and was relaunched in late 2005. Sold again in 2015 to the third owner she sailed to Thailand where she was again refitted for the owners intention of long term single handed sailing. The fourth owner (current)  acquired the vessel in 2019 and has consistently maintained and upgraded her. With changed plans, Wodan is sadly now on the market for her new owner to safely embark on new sea adventures. 

She has an extensive inventory including a 2019 newly installed 120hp Turbo Yanmar Diesel, an 8kw Fischer Panda Diesel generator, Autopilot, radar, AIS, new 3000 Watt Mastervolt inverter/charger and much more. The vessel was extensively refitted between 2016-2019 in Phuket with a complete new paint job, and extensive update of the electrical, propulsion, electronic and plumbing system. 

Wodan is designed for being self-sufficient for long passages and long periods of time. (Diesel Tank 1000liters, water tank 1000 liters) The 4 lithium-iron batteries can be recharged by 880Watts of solar panels, a 400 Watt wind generator (2020) and by 8kw Diesel generator. The fresh water supply is replenished with an Echotec watermaker, producing up to 120 liters/per hour. She is at home in the tropics as much as in colder climates due to her fully insulated and strong steel construction and excellent ventilation provided by 4 heavy-duty cabin top hatches built to withstand the worst of conditions as well as 4 dorade openings. 

For additional safety and comfort, Wodan has a hard dodger with tempered glass windows and a fully enclosed aft cockpit providing shelter from sun and water.

The interior is warm, comfortable and extremely spacious built with selected varnished timbers. Wodan offers a total of 8 berths. Pro shipwright interior fit-out with triple bunk V-berth forward, 3 additional berths (1 bunk, 1 double berth) in the forward lounge area and a double berth in the main saloon. There is a workshop and utilities room aft, toilet and separate shower room with hot and cold water, main saloon contains galley, large dining area with seating for six and setee which can be used as a comfortable double bed. Light timber finishes keep the boat feeling bright and modern. 

For sale at her current location in Rebak Marina, Langkawi, Malaysia (tax free zone) with immediate access to a resort marina, and with the cruising grounds of the beautiful West Malaysian islands and easy access to Thailand and further South to Indonesia. Rarely do we see boats with such a terrific track record of maintenance and upgrades, and there is a multitude of uses for any prospective buyer. A family boat, a charter boat, a luxury live-aboard, a high latitude explorer!  Please contact us at SYS for more information or to make a viewing appointment. 


Overall specifications:

LOA : 53 feet including Davits and bowsprit

Hull length: 45 feet

Beam: 14 feet or 15??

Draft: 6 feet

Gross tonnage: 22 tons not same as displace,net?

Propulsion: Motor (Yanmar Turbo Diesel, 120hp) New in 2019



Sails: Full batten mainsail, headsail new in 2021, 1 spare headsail and storm sail forward

Fischer Panda 8kw Diesel Generator 2017

Solar panels with a total of 880 Watt

Mastervolt galvanic isolator 2019

Mastervolt 3000Watt Charger/Inverter 2023

Electric windlass

30kg Spade anchor 2021

2 refrigerators. (1 small in galley, 1 big freezer)

1000 Liter Diesel Tank

1000 Liter Water Tank

Watermaker Echotec 120 liters an hour new in 2020

Inflatable hard bottom dinghy with 4hp Yamaha outboard

Electric induction stove

Daewoo Washing machine 

Full set of sails including stormsail. Foresail new in 2021

Self tailing winches

Panasonic 34 inch smart TV

Full set of Raymarine electronics, chart plotter and autopilot (2017)

Hydraulic steering

Hot water heater

New reading lights throughout. 

New dimmable led ceiling lights throughout

Wifi antennae range extender with 4G router

Marine air conditioner. 9000btu

Electric toilet (2022)

4 Lithium ion batteries with a total capacity of 800AH

D400 wind generator (2020)


6pax life raft

Refit in Phuket:

The interior hull areas of the yacht were inspected during her last refit in 2018. It was found that all interior hull areas were in excellent condition and well insulated. The interior has been coated with a product called aquaseal which is a bitumen like substance similar to that used in metal water tanks. This has then been covered with 50 mm thick expanded fiberglass insulation with an R2 insulation rating. The areas that are not insulated are: engine well, top of fuel and water tanks, forward bilge area and machinery area at the stern. These areas were cleaned and repainted during refit. 6 mm steel plate.

2016 refit included : 

Install diving / fishing platform and deep ladder. 

New electrical system. 

New generator. 

New radar, 2 plotters, GPS, fish-finder and autopilot with remote. 100m anchor chain. 

8 fans.

All awnings.

New cushions, inside and out. 

Exhaust system. 

Open, clean and repaint water and fuel tank.

New fuel filter system. 

Replace 50% of the plumbing system and add water filtration system. 

New shower / sink sump and pump. 

New air conditioning. 

Replaced all windows with tempered glass. 

New steering system. 

New paint inside and out. 


2018 Refit included : 

New engine. 

New ZF gearbox. 

New shaft. 

New 4 blade propeller. 

New rope cutter on shaft. 

New hydraulic steering. 

Davits extended for better dinghy lift. 

New Isotherm water heater system. 

New induction stove. 

Ultrasonic antifouling system with 4 sensors.

New standing rigging 2018

Wodan was recently (March 2023) hauled out for bottom inspection and antifouling paint with Chugoku marine paint, which is considered one of the most effective antifouling paints for tropical waters. Questions and offers welcome.

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