Have you had enough of trying to catch the wind?
Tired of hoisting sails?
Are you looking for a comfortable, capable, and charming motor cruiser to use as a live aboard base, for full time living, or periodic seasonal coastal cruising?
Then look no further!
This boat has charm of plenty! She has a classic traditional design, the hull built from strip planked heavy hardwood, glued with Epoxy, and layered with four layers of biaxial glass 600g. Built with love and purpose, she was planned as a full time live aboard, with initially coastal cruising in mind, but she is extremely capable of longer crossings.
With 500 ltr of water storage, a water maker, solar panels, and Lithium batteries, as well as a 2016 installed 120 HP ISUZU engine, she is primed for remote living, and independent cruising. Her keel shape allows her to be beached, so exploring shallow water ways, or beaching for an emergency repair, anywhere, is easy. You can explore all those places others cannot, and discover your own new adventures.
She has an amazing list of electronics, all up to date, an auto pilot, a crane for hoisting the dingy, and even a helm chair that raises up, so you can see through the cabin top hatch. For maximum viewing performance.
There is so much thought into this unique boat, you will be amazed.
The open plan living space is multi purpose, incorporating the galley, saloon, and helm station. It is spacious, with purposefully designed storage spaces. It is charming, and traditional, yet minimalist in plan. She is cosy and graceful and very homely.
The split level living environment, allows for privacy and separate space, and only increases the element of charm. Stepping down into the bedroom area is almost magical.
Blending the wood work, and rustic interior, with the exposed beans and unlined inner hull, you really know you are in the belly of a strong boat. Designed to expand on the space, and to also mesh the outside with the in, an extremely large hatch over the double bed opens to the sky, with use of a electrical actuator (arm). From bed, you can stare at the shooting stars, or nestle with a book during the day in the warm sunshine. The hatch even has a "rain" detection for automatic closure.
There is also a large single bed tucked onto the starboard side of the hull, ideal for a guest, or for a child. Currently the shelving remains exposed, and storage is open, and this builds on the semi industrial, rustic charm of the boat. In the fore peak of the boat, ( where the bed originally was) would be an ideal place for developing an indoor shower and toilet, if one was desired.
Easy access to the engine room, and all electronics and batteries, is via a large opening hatch in the Saloon floor. The aft, out door space is benched on 3 sides, with a table and is an ideal place to lye in your hammock. All fully shaded. Opening hinged doors into the galley allow for ease of access to passing food/ items in and out. In the crook of the cabin top, there is also places for rest, shade, and personal space. In fact, the entire boat, including the foredeck, and the top of the cabin roof, has great potential to expand the living spaces and personal experiences.
She is safe, and strong, and definitely an alternative to your options if a life on the sea is what you are after.
She is a unique boat, with extra thought and input from both of her owners.
Extremely well maintained and ready to go.
Currently she is berthed in the stunning REBAK Marina, Langkawi, where berthing is economical, and residents get full use of all the resort facilities, inclusive of the private beach, swimming pool, bars and restaurants, and tennis courts!
Even just using Sirius B as a floating home while berthed full time in Rebak, could be an option for you.
We have included some personal words from the Builder/ First owner. And we are really excited to have Sirius B on our listings. And we look forward to hearing from you soon.
The builder explains: The whole design is based on proven and well known working boats of the North West of the United States and Northern Europe; both are very rough areas where only the best designs could survive the harsh sea conditions.
In my mind was a boat what can survive anything what the sea can throw on it.
Also the boat has to be very economical to operate, easy to maintain and must have a huge range to reach far places under engine alone.
The most important factor is seaworthiness, comfort and at last the speed of the boat.
Every scantling was designed that she can withstand everything what the sea can trough on her,
even floating things and ice should not be a problem for here.
In the case of engine failure, an emergency rig can be installed and will bring the crew safely to the next harbour.
Big Water and diesel tanks make the boat autark for many months at sea.
As building material I choose the finest tropical hardwoods, Balau, Chengal and Ironwood.
The fastenings are galvanised boat nails for the hull planking, stainless steel bolts throughout.
For the laminated beams and frames I used AERODUX 500 and for all the rest I used Epoxy glues.
The outside hull is sheathed heavily with four layers of biaxial glass 600g/m2 and Epoxy.
This will block the planking strips from moving too much, make the hull easy to maintain and absolutely watertight.
The inside of the hull is the beautiful bare wood oiled with a mixture of Tung oil and Pine oil.
No chemicals are used inside the boat !
The hull also allows beaching the boat, which is very important in an emergency or in remote areas.
Vessel Name: SIRIUS B
Launch Year: 2007
Length: 48' 11" - 14.90m
Displacement: Estimated 20T
Vessel Location: Rebak Island Marina & Resort Langkawi
Rego Expiry: 01/01/2029
Designer: Peter Mican
Builder: Peter Mican
Hull Material: Timber and fiberglass
Decks Material: Wood and fibreglass
Engine: ISUZU 6BGI Rutson & hornsby 2yma Original Engine (only 30 hp ) has been replaced in 2016 by this Isuzu 6 BG1 engine. 6 Cylinder 6500 cc Naturally aspired 154 HP at 2500 rpm according to manufacturer
Engine Make: Isuzu
Number Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 45 on this boat, 2000H since
Fuel Consumption: 0.8l/ NM (or nautical mile) 1L/NM at 7knot
Max Speed: 9.4kn
Cruise Speed: 7kn ( 1400 RPM)
Propulsion: 30" 4blade propeller, Propeller shaft tube is 316 Stainless steel embedded in the long keel deadwood.
Genset: Portable HONDA EU 2.0
Water: 500L (Water harvesting from roof (a lot of water) with pump and filter)
Dinghy: Hypalon dinghy SXV350 A Aluminum Hull. Max load 630 kg 3.5m long very light +- 40 kg+ chaps and rollers
Outboard: Enduro Yamaha 15HP
Covers: Hatch covers.
Removable, or rolling shade covers for the cockpit.
Huge cabin with queenside bed plus a single bed on the starboard side in the same cabin area
Wheelhouse / saloon, with kitchen and table.
Hull, deck and interior are hard wood from Malaysia Selagan batu (yellow balau)
Berths: 1 double and a single
Toilet: Portable "port a potty. " A composting toilet system would be ideal for future instalation.
Entertainment: TV with smart TV
Blaupunkt Amplifier with bluetooth control and a JBL speaker in cockpit
1 LCD monitor with android TV suspended on top of bed
L shaped Galley with ample storage and preperation areas.
Opening sliding window into the aft living area.
Refrigeration: Inverter 2 doors SAMSUNG fridge
Freezer: Included with fridge
Stove: Thermostated SMEV oven
Water-Maker: Water maker Echotec 260DML1 modified with 220 V motor
Ground Tackle: The Main anchor at post is a Rocna 55 KG.
80 m o grade 40 short link Chain 13mm -39mmx pitch 17mm inside width. Breaking Load: 10.83 T
Anchor roller arm has LED lights (not connected)
In storage, multiple extra anchors: 1 LUKE 65- 1 FLUKE 60 + 35 MALER
Manual Drum Windlass (10 Tons capacity with 2 Cranks. Motorised with 1HP 3 phases
VFC controlled induction motor + Radio remote control.
220 m of 25mm nylon rope 3 strand. One length mounted with SS swivel
Bilge Pumps: Bilge pump with alarm
Life Raft: None
Life Jackets: 3, one is auto inflatable
Fire Protection: 1 powder extinguisher, 1 LPG detector
House batteries: 720AH lithium replaced in 2020.(16 x Lithium (lifepo4) Cells with BMS 04-2020. Brand China Lithium Aviation Battery
MODEL ca180. Total capacity under 12V = 720 Ah)
Engine start battery: 95Ah (2023)
Solar panels: 4x 214W (2012 panasonic)Panasonic 214 W HIT technology (low temp
Victron mppt Bluesolar 170/40 Charge controller
Victron Easyplus 1600 W 220 V inverter charger
Victron BMV 600 battery monitor
ISDT Battery GO cell monitor
Victron ORION 12V /24 V DC-DC converter
Victron Cyrix-Li ct battery combiner (for alternator charging)
Missubishi alternator 12V 80A with external controller (13.9V 85 degrees)
6 x 220 V outlet sets around the boat ( ?)
11 LED light points
16 Circuits Fused
Honda EU2.0 2 kva Generator with separate 20 liter tank
Charming Brass LED navigation light (removable)
Electronics / Navigation
VHF DCS with AIS receiver Radio Ocean RO4800
2 VHF Antennas Metz
AIS transmitter GME AIST-120 (07-2016)
Autopilot: Onwa KAP-866 (11-2021) https://onwamarine. Com/kap-866/
Position+depth+AIS are broadcasted on WIFI
Use of tablet is easy. Have PC with open CPN
Fish finder 7" onwa Kfish 7 (02-2020) with bronze transducer (+1 spare transducer)
1 Mini PC Hystou i5 8250u with SSD. Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 - OPEN CPN
1 large HP touchscreen
1 HP Laserprinter Wifi
1 Router TP link, broadcast AIS data for tablet with navionics and for pc
Hand crane to store dinghy outside or on roof
Remarks: 2 owners. The current owner bought her in 2012.
The vessel was built in Malaysia and has remained in the region since then.
Last antifoul NOV 2023 (TFA30 + ivermectin)
The second, and current owner registered in LANGKAWI.
Built in 2003, Launched in 2007.
Designed and build by Peter Mican (his third and last construction).
Hull and deck are covered by 1000 kg of multiple layers of double bi axial fiberglass 600GM in epoxy 1006A
Frames are glued together using Aerodux 500 resin
Hull is composed of 4cm x 4cm planks using strip planking technique
There are many pictures available of the build process.