Price AU $678,000 No more to pay - sail away UNDER CONTRACT

AU $678,000 No more to pay - sail away

Karanga (Maori for Welcome) is Australian designed and built and we sold her as a new build in 2006 to the original owner who owned and maintained her "no expense spared" for fifteen years. Present owners purchased her three years ago and after an upgrade they cruised the Barrier reef, Pacific Islands, NZ, and Tasmania.

Her powerful rig, supported by dyform stainless steel standing rigging, is both lighter and stronger. Karanga's performance is impressive with 800mm plus bridge deck clearance, a top of the range North 3Di Ocean mainsail managed by an Andersen 52 ST stainless steel electric winch, North carbon laminate genoa and North carbon laminate code 0/ screecher. She is set up to endure harsh ocean conditions without compromising on light air performance.

When the sails are down the 50hp Volvo Penta engines provide excellent, quiet propulsion via the sail drives and 3-bladed Volvo folding props. Maintenance on the low hour motors is a joy, in the clean and spacious engine rooms.

The Lightwave 45 offers an excellent raised helm position, fully protected from the elements and offering 360 visibility, all without isolating the skipper from the rest of the area. The lovely, open sugar scoops offer easy boarding and seamlessly lead into the spacious cockpit area, laid with an attractive and comfortable synthetic FlexiTeak floor.

The cockpit area has an extended hardtop and offers full weather protection from the elements on all sides. The seating accommodates six comfortably, entertained by music from the Fusion stereo and outside speakers, sipping cold drinks from the handy cockpit fridge.

Karanga features a 3 cabin layout with additional single berth, creating comfortable accommodation for 7. All cabins have ample lighting and excellent airflow from forward facing hatches with blinds and insect screens. Each cabin is also fitted with Sirocco II quiet fans.

Fully equipped and fine tuned for liveaboard, Karanga has 500amps of lithium ion phosphate batteries with an additional 100 amp hour AGM aux/backup battery, charged by an impressive 2000 watts of solar. There is also a Mark Grasser 250 amp alternator on the starboard engine.

Life on Karanga is not only safe and comfortable but also, easy. Enjoy the 12 volt electric dinghy davit system, 60L Sigmar Marine hot water system, 140 litre/hour AC watermaker, Cel/Fi Go cellular signal booster, Garmin hydraulic autopilot with a separate remote control, AIS & so much more.

The hulls were sanded back last year and re-coated with 3 layers of top quality ablative Jotun SeaQuantum Ultra S.

Meticulously maintained by her current owners, well set up with quality systems and capable of taking you wherever you desire... Karanga is a must to inspect.
Coomera QLD
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Rego Number
Tony Grainger
45' 11" - 14.00m
9 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Hull Material
Composite foam sandwich
Deck Material
Volovo Penta D2-50
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
2 x 50hp
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
980 hrs
Number Engines
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
970 hrs
Fuel Consumption
4 litres/hr
Max Speed
10 knots
Cruise Speed
8 knots
Saildrive (130S) with Volvo folding props
None - large-frame 250 amp alternator
800 litres (2 x 400L polyethylene tanks)
600 litres ( 3x 200L polyethylene tanks)
The midships galley, located in the starboard hull, is well equipped and features a practical setup with a large window for visibility. The open space above seamlessly leads from the galley into the saloon area, allowing you to stay part of the fun with family and friends seated in the saloon.

Entering the galley on your right you will find a huge stainless steel bench top for meal preparation, containing a 3 burner gas stove and stainless splash back. Under the bench top there are plenty of deep drawers and cupboards for storage, a recessed microwave/ oven and electric bench-top oven. On your left, enjoy a spacious 132L upright fridge and double stainless steel sink with both salt and fresh water taps.

The 3rd cabin located aft of the galley has been converted into a walk-in pantry for long distance cruising. Containing a 99L freezer and huge amounts of storage space, it creates an easy life for the liveaboards. The current configuration could easily be reverted back to being the 3rd cabin on the vessel for additional guests.
132 litre 240 volt AC domestic fridge
98 litre 12 volt marine fridge under helm seat
99 litre 240 volt AC domestic freezer
Smev 3-burner LPG
Rainman 140 litre/hour 240 volt AC (new 2022) - currently pickled
Hot Water System
60 litre Sigmar Marine 1200 watt AC electric/heat exchanger (replaced 2022)
Owner's style 3 cabin layout with additional single berth, creating comfortable accommodation for 7. All cabins have ample lighting and great airflow from forward facing hatches with blinds and insect screens. Each cabin is also equipped with Sirocco II fans.

The saloon features a large U shaped lounge and lovely drop-down, expandable wooden table is adaptable for any social situation. There is a navigation/ chart table located under the LED TV screen, and the option to access the chart plotter on a swinging arm from inside the saloon. Excellent visibility with multiple large windows and 2 large forward facing hatches allow for superb ventilation at anchor, with curtains for privacy at night.

The port hull features a spacious queen berth (north-south) midships with an additional single crew cabin berth forward all with plenty of storage and shelving, plus spacious storage compartments in the bilge. Aft of the queen berth there is a well designed 2nd chart table/ office desk with a swing out bench seat and easy access to the control panel. Further astern there is a well lit spacious bathroom with 2 windows, vacu-flush toilet and full separate shower. The dometic washing machine is neatly recessed in behind the shower with its own protection screen and easy access.

The starboard hull features 2 cabins, the aft cabin has currently been converted into a walk in pantry (easy to convert back into original configuration), the forward cabin features a queen berth (east-west) and an ensuite bathroom with the second vacu-flush toilet and vanity.
2 vacu-flush toilets direct into holding tank with Tankwatch4 level monitor
* 3 Fusion units (2 with DVD player)
* Internal and external speakers
* Saloon 32 inch TV with WiFi and HDMI
* Main cabin 24 inch TV with Fusion stereo and DVD plus HDMI input
* Second cabin Fusion stereo
Air Conditioning
5 Sirocco II fans
Swift 3.1m inflatable
2021 Mercury EFI 20hp electric start
Dinghy chaps plus cover
Ground Tackle
* Vulcan 40kg anchor on 80m of 10mm chain
* Muir Storm 2200 anchor winch with helm controls and up/down control on the bow
* Manson Supreme 30kg spare anchor
Safety Gear
* Unused drogue chute plus 50m nylon line and 3 metre chain kettle
* Multiple Jacklines
* Bosuns chair
* Manual high capacity diaphragm pump and hose
* Passive mast-mounted radar reflector
Bilge Pumps
Life Raft
HAF 4 Ocean >24 hrs, new 05/2023
RescueMe Ocean
Life Jackets
Fire Protection
3 portable extinguishers
* 500 amp hour lithium phosphate (4 x 125amp) Sentry batteries each with Bluetooth diagnostics
* (House plus Start) 100 amp hour AGM aux/backup battery (with instantaneous switchover)
All lithium batteries were professionally installed by Odyssey Marine

Mark Grasser large-frame 250 amp alternator with a separate fan-cooled rectifier (Starboard engine)
A massive 2000 watts of solar. (5 x 400 watt Sunpower solar panels) each managed by a separate bluetooth solar controller:
* Victron 150/80 solar controller with bluetooth
* Victron 100/50 solar controller with bluetooth
* 2 x Victron 100/30 solar controllers with bluetooth

Charging/ Controls:
* Victron 3000 watt 120 amp inverter charger
* DC-2-DC 40 amp aux battery charger
* Victron digital inverter control (including shore power/generator input current)
* Victron BMV 712 Smart battery monitor with bluetooth

* 12 volt electric dinghy davit by Australian Davits & Cranes
* 12 volt electric main halyard winch
* 20m shore power extension cable with both 10 amp and 15 amp plugs
* Garmin 7416 xsv chartplotter with 16 inch screen. (Includes Australia and Pacific Island charts)
* Garmin Fantom 18 radar
* Garmin depth transducer
* Airmar depth transducer plus speed wheel
* Garmin GMI20 wind instrument display
* Garmin Reactor 40 hydraulic autopilot + Reactor 40 autopilot remote control
* Garmin 210i VHF radio
* AIS Digital Yacht AIT 5000 AIS
* WiFi Volvo Penta NMEA 2000 bridge for monitoring on chartplotter
* Cel/Fi Go cellular signal booster with mast aerial
* Digital TV aerial and tuner
* Iridium Go satellite communicator

Navigation lights:
* Mast tricolour
* Bow plus stern navigation lights
* Deck lights
* Aft deck lights
Sail Inventory
* 2023 mainsail Norths 3Di Ocean High Roach 7-batten
* 2016 Norths carbon laminate furling screecher/code 0 (repairs)
* 2016 Norths carbon laminate genoa (repairs)
* 2013 carbon laminate self-tacking jib (mostly unused)
* 2016 furling spinnaker (some sun fading)
* 2016 hi-vis storm jib
Mast / Rigging
* 18m All-Yacht-Spars aluminium mast with 3 spreaders
* 6.4m Selden boom
* 2023 Dyneema mainsail halyard (2:1 block system)
* Lightwave A-frame mainsheets system
Stainless steel standing rigging replaced 2016
Comprehensive inspection by All Yacht Spars 2021
Deck Gear
* 1 x Andersen 46 ST stainless steel aft port winch
* 1 x Andersen 52 ST stainless steel aft port winch
* 1 x Andersen 46 ST stainless steel aft stbd winch
* 1 x Andersen 52 ST stainless steel aft stbd winch
* 2 x Andersen 52 ST stainless steel mainsheet winches
* 2 x Andersen 46 ST stainless steel mast winches
* 5 x dock fenders 5 x docking lines
* 1 x adjustable boat hook
Karanga really is "Cruise Ready" so if you are looking for a catamaran that delivers exceptional performance, has a stylish, modern feel, is light years ahead in "good ole Aussie build quality" than most overseas brands, then this Lightwave 45 is absolutely a must to inspect....
CONTACT OUR OFFICE (07) 5502 3124 or Sam Martel 0429 867 913 or Ian Mackenzie 0419 756 540 to arrange an inspection.
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DISCLAIMER: The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his surveyor to investigate such details as the buyer desires. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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