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Mahina Expeditions offers offshore sail-training expeditions, offshore cruising seminars and boat purchase consultation.

Last Updated 03/26/2019

Boats for Sale

We do not broker or sell yachts, but here is a listing of boats for sale from either earlier Boat Selection Consultation Clients, Expedition Graduates or people we've met out cruising:


This 39 was built in 1997 and has undergone major refits in 2011 and 2015 and in 2018 a new watermaker, battery charger/inverter, Lifeline AGM batteries, standing rigging, anchor, anchor chain and Yamaha outboard were added. Purchased by consultation clients of mine in Malta, current owners have sailed "Itchy Foot" across the Atlantic and Pacific to Tahiti. She can be purchased in Tahiti, Hawaii, New Zealand or Australia, totally ready to continue cruising. Here are details and images:

Dear John and Amanda,
Just wanted to say thank you for your continued support and help over the last four years, it has been so very valuable! We’ve had an amazing experience onboard ‘Itchy Foot’ travelling halfway around the world, meeting the loveliest people and dipping our toes in crystal clear waters and welcoming cultures. All good things come to an end and now it’s time for us to return to land for a while, we’ll always be cruisers but it’s time for some extended shore leave. And as hard as it is for us to part with her, it is time to sell our Hallberg Rassy 39.

Your advice and guidance finding the right boat proved perfect and I’ve recommended your ‘consultation service’ to others with similar plans. Itchy Foot has not only provided us with a lovely home and a comfortable place to rest our heads. But she has proved herself as a bluewater sailor on all accounts, especially on our last leg 600 miles upwind from the Tuamotus back to the Marquesas. It comforting to know that Itchy Foot was in her element and took the seas beautifully. As you know we looked at several other yachts before finding her, some with more equipment or newer, but the decision to wait for the right boat which felt like ‘home’ when we stepped onboard was the right one. It warms my heart every-time I hear my wife and child talk about ‘going home’ when we step into the dinghy on the shore and head out to the anchorage. Thanks for your guidance and confidence.

Thanks also for the recent emails with advice on selling: where we should list her, recommending brokers and giving advice on value adding improvements and how to price her. I’m confident these will all pay dividends in the coming months.

Best wishes to you both,
Jon, Mia and Teo on Itchy Foot.

Adagio is designed, built, fully equipped and organized for short-handed blue water cruising. All the comforts of home aboard a pedigree design by Morrelli and Melvin, and custom built with a beautiful interior. She is fast, safe, strong and comfortable, as you can see at
Broker: John Radonic



Taswell is renowned for high quality. Flying Cloud, a 1999 version centre cockpit cutter rigged cruiser, is now for sale. Designed for safe and comfortable short-handed distance cruising. She features a spacious aft owner stateroom with forward double guest berth. She has a U shaped galley which is set up for cooking in safety in all conditions. A 3 burner stove and oven, microwave and generous fridge, freezers complete this package.

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Engine Make : Yanmar 4JH2-TE
Horse Power : 62
Stroke : 4-Stroke
Fuel Capacity : 116 gallons
Propeller : 20-inch 3-blade bronze MaxProp

Designer : Bill Dixon
Builder : Ta Shing

Water (Potable) Capacity : 142 gallons
Hull Construction Material : Fiberglass
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Fiberglass/ wood

Country Origin : Taiwan
Year Built:  1998

Length : 44 feet
Beam/Width : 13.8 feet
Draft : 6.1 feet
Keel/Ballast : Internal lead/ 4354kg.
Dry Weight : 19000 kgs
Mast height: 62 ft.

Number of Helms : 1
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Room : 1 x Yanmar 4JH2-TE 75hp turbo-charged diesel 62hp.
Number of Batteries : 24 V bank: 550 amp hours (1100 amps at 12v), 12
V bank: 55 amps, 12V starter:  105 amps
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1
Packing Gland: PSS Shaft Seal

Accommodation Notes : Lighting - 24 volt DC, LED. Hot water - Sigmar
Terminox 11 gallon electric with engine heat exchanger.
Owners + Guests Stateroom. Owners Stateroom has shower.
Number of Berths : 4
Number of Showers : 2
Number of Toilets : 2 with holding tanks and direct overboard
Air Conditioning : MarineAir VTD8K-410A 8000 BTU in aft cabin
Transom Shower: Scan Marine transom shower on aft steps

Galley Notes : Glacier Bay 24 volt DC refrigeration/ freezer with
holding plates. Fresh and sea water foot pumps and spigots at galley
Stove : Force 10 3-burner propane.
Propane:  Two 6 gal/20 lb. aluminium propre tanks in exterior vented
locker with safety solenoid shut-off
Cuisinart Microwave.
Refrigeration : 1 Glacier Bay Mark 1 with keel cooler
Number of Freezers : 1 Glacier Bay Mark 1 with keel cooler

Entertainment and Appliances Notes :
Kenwood AM/FM radio with 4 interior/2 exterior speakers and woofer
(with iPhone/iPod input) powered by Precision Power PC650 power amp.
Guest stereo: Yamaha CRX TS100 DVD
TV with external antennae.

Anchor Windlass - Maxwell 2200 24-volt DC bi-directional with remote.
Winches - 2 Lewmar # 54 2 speed self-tailing, 2 Lewmar # 40 speed
self-tailing, 2 Lewmar # 30 2 speed self-tailing, 1 Lewmar # 44 2
speed self-tailing, 1 Lewmar # 16 single speed, 1 Lewmar # 44 s speed
self-tailing, 1 Lewmar # 30 2 speed self-tailing.

Deck Gear: ShurFlo sea water wash down hose on foredeck.

Mast/Rigging : Mast - Main (aluminum)
Lightning dispersal brush and tri-color navigation light at masthead.
Mainmast safety bars and lower steps.
Harken Mark Genoa furling system.
Harken Staysail Mark IV furling system.
Halyards: Dyneema
Dodger and bimini covering mid cockpit area
Whisker Pole: Selden 16.5 ft. with mast track
Forespar rigid boom bang.
Firdell Blipper radar reflector.
Storm trysail track on main mast.
Two mechanical backstay tensioners.
Two running backstays.
Stainless steel antenna and radar mast.

Sail Inventory:
Main - Ulmer Kolius with 2 reef points.
Genoa - Neil Pryde 120%.
Staysail - Ulmer Kolius.
Code Zero: Quantum
Storm Trysail - Rolly Tasker with reef points.
Doyle StackPack.
Mainsail control with Antal batt slides.
Covers for all winches, compass, steering wheel, and outboard, as well
as Phifertex covers for all hatch windows

Mastervolt Mass Combi Charger/Inverter
Alternators (Engine driven):
Hitachi 12v 55 amp
Balmar 9594 24v 140 amp with dual belts and Balmar MC-624-H external regulators
Solar - 6 Kyocera KD135GX-LPU @ 135 watts feeding into Blue Sky Energy
1524iX with Maximum Power Point Tracking Photovoltaic Charge
Batteries - 24v House bank - 4 x 6 volt Lifeline AGM GPL-L16T 550
amp/hrs. 1 x 12v House - Lifeline AGM GPL24T 80amp/hr. 1 x 12v Starter
- Lifeline AGM GPL-27T 55 amp/hr.
Galvanic Isolator

W-H Autopilot (commercial grade) with remote unit. Hydraulic steering ram.
Raytheon ST 60 wind, depth, speed, multi at helm, and two Tri Data
repeater units below decks.
Radar/Chart Plotter:  Raymarine RL70C Plus at helm, Raymarine RL70C at
nav station (with 4kw Radome).
GPS: Northstar 941X
AIS: WatchMate Vesper XB8000 with external GPS
WiFi: Rogue Wave externally mounted

Dinghy :
Achilles HB310 PG 10 ft 2 inch - with Yamaha Enduro 15hp outboard.
Davits: Kato Marine Island model with optional Harken winch and
horizontal stabilizer bars
Motor Lift: Forespar Nova lift with block and tackle

Spectra Ventura 200T water maker with 8 gal/hour capacity.  New in 2015

Safety Gear:
West Marine Flare kit.
Brass bell.
Lifelines: Dyneema
Lifesling and rescue line.
Winslow offshore Plus 6 man life raft.
Emergency tiller
Fire extinguishers: 4 10 B:C and 2 40 B:C dry chemical fire extinguishers.
Security System: SimpliSafe Wireless

Ground Tackle:
73 lb. Rocna anchor with 220 ft. of 10 mm (3/8”) BBB chain.
Fortress FX-37 mounted externally on aft stanchions with 100 ft. 3/8”
BBB chain and 300 ft. 9/16 3-strand line

VHF - Standard Horizon GX2150.
ICOM 802 SSB Radio with Pactor 111 modem w/ICOM AT-140 antenna tuner
with backstay antenna
Antennas - 2 VHF, GPS, radar, satellite radio, AM/FM, SSB, TV.

Number of Life Jackets : 4

Folding s/steel swim ladder on transom.

Check it out.




malo 38MALO 38
Located and duty paid in New Zealand for sale by previous expedition members for only NZ$149k!

Hi John,
Just wanted to thank you for your for your advice helping us select a boat that enabled Kathy and I to realize our dreams. Your advice to a couple of novices, resulted in a boat that took us across the Atlantic, into the fjords of Norway, Spitzbergen, the Baltic, British Isles, the Caribbean and back home. I cannot emphasize enough how helpful your advice was for not only selecting a boat but also recommending a great broker to work with.

Bill & Kathy were consultation clients from Colorado in 2007. Bill's employer had just asked them to move to Oslo, Norway and he had the great idea of buying a boat, sailing it to Norway and living aboard while working there. Only problem was, they had very little sailing experience and less than six months to report to work. I helped them find an excellent buyer's broker who helped them buy a sistership of Mahina Tiare in excellent condition, then recommended, a top European yacht delivery company whose owner we met in England.

PYD provided a captain/instructor, they crossed the Atlantic, arrived in Norway and went to work. Now six years later I learn they are still aboard, having sailed up to Spitsbergen, crossed the Atlantic again and are just sailing into Florida. The call of home in the Rockies has them listing INDIGO for sale now, and she is REALLY ready to with a hard dodger, hydraulic genoa and main furling, powered winches, bow thruster, centerline berth in the aft cabin, air conditioning, hydronic heating system, updated electronics.

Contact Swiftsure Yachts phone (206) 378-1110 or

dancerDancer, a 55' cutter, Tripp-designed and built by Abeking and Rasmussen in Germany which we first met in Raivavae a dozen years or so is now available from the owners at an incredible price. This is one of the most handsome yachts we have ever seen, They are currently heading to New Zealand for a refit. More details: and email contact for Jeanette and Jim

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