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Elliot 7.8m Troppo For Sale

Elliott 7.8m ‘Troppo’ – For Sale

Designed by Elliott Marine and built in 1994 by Al Carwardine, Troppo (formerly ‘Gone Troppo’) is a well known race boat and is one of the lightest 7.8s ever built. She is fun to race and versatile, able to mix it with sports boat fleets and does well against larger yachts in handicap fleets. The boat has just completed a successful season and is now ready to race again.

ASBA NSW State Titles 2015

1st Div 2, MHYC Seven Island’s race 2016.
1st Div 2 SASC Winter Trophy 2016.
1st Phs RSYS 16-17 Sports Boat series.
LOA 7.8m / Beam 2.5m. 875kg without sails.
Glass fibre / foam sandwich hull construction.
Aluminium mast and boom with carbon spreaders.
All news standing rigging in the last two years.
Carbon fibre swing kite pole.
Powered keel winch.
Velocitek GPS speedo, Raymarine depth sounder, fixed VHF.
Swim ladder.
Outboard motor – Tohatsu 3.5hp long shaft.
Fenders and mooring lines and anchor.
For cruising comfort, the cabin has 5 berths including cushions, Fusion marine stereo, a pop-top cabin for standing room, sink, Portaloo, space for a stove.


Belco galvanised braked trailer with current rego.


Race sails:

Technora laminate square top main

No1 Technora
No2 CarbonCS
No 3 Dacron.

Asymmetric kites:

Training / cruising sails:

2x Fractional kites
Based in Sydney.


Andy: 0420 958 134 Marguerite: 0468 359 676


For Sale Shaw 650 “Lickety Split”

Lickety Split - comes complete with its own racing logo

Lickety Split

With the sad passing of  Noel Leigh-Smith, his son Ben is regrettably putting his Shaw 650 “Lickety Split” back on the market. One of the lightest production boats going around, with a great Doyle wardrobe, get on the water in a top notch boat for a bargain price $27,900.

Production Shaw 650 “Lickety Split”

Hull #10
New 3hp Yamaha
All cat 6 safety gear
Doyle Stratis Inventory: Mainsail, Large Jib, Heavy Jib. 2 Large kites, 1 Hvy Kite
Boat cover
Registered Trailer
Ready to race at the highest level.


Contact Ben at or +61 491 200 213



“Peow Peow” – Shaw 650 For Sale

Peow Peow Blasting Downwind

Peow Peow Shaw 650 For Sale – $30,000

Strip plan cedar construction with carbon skin, full length strong back and heavy class bulb. Very reluctant sale, great fun boat.

 Race Record

  • Runner up ASBA Queensland State Titles 2013/2014
  • Place ASBA Mid Winter 2013
  • ASBA Queensland State Champion 2011/2012
  • Runner Up ASBA Nationals 2011


  • 2 x Main Sails
  • 4 x Light Jibs, One new ready for 2016 Winter Nationals
  • 1 x Heavy Jib
  • 2 x .75 Oz Kites
  • 2 x .5 Oz Kites
  • Cat 3 Saftey
  • Tohatsu 3.5HP Motor 
  • Plans for light bulb 


Andrew Triggell 



“Octopussy” – Shaw 650

ORCV Melbourne to Launceston/Hobart Yacht Races 2013

The West Australian Shaw 650 Octopussy has been a regular at ASBA events around the country over the last 3 years and is reluctantly up for sale. She has a great race record and being owned by a sailmaker, the odd sail or three. The boat is ready to race. NZ built production Shaw 650, possibly the fastest Shaw to date, having always been highly competitive amongst the Shaw 650 fleet and on SMS.

Octopussy at the 2013 Nationals

Octopussy at the 2013 Nationals

Race Record (Rating .814)

1st 2016 winter nationals
2nd WA State Champs
2nd 2013 Melbourne Nationals
3rd 2016 ABRW
3rd 2014 WA Nationals
4th 2014 Winter Nationals
6th 2015 Sydney Nationals


Octopussy crew ready for a kite hoist - ASBA Nationals, Williamstown 2013

Octopussy crew ready for a kite hoist – ASBA Nationals, Williamstown 2013


2x mainsails
2x J1
2x J2
2x J3
2x A2
1x A4
1x A7
1x CZ with furler

Octopussy Photo - Bernie Kaaks

Photo – Bernie Kaaks


Boat comes complete with a 12oz boat cover (July 2016), Cat 5 safety gear (current as of ABRW), a mercury outboard motor, registered Gal road trailer (WA plates), serviced with new springs in November 2016, has re-enforced upgraded rudder gudgeons and the mast was re clear coated November 2016.
$40,000 sail/drive away ready to race.

Contact Rees; 0415 035 325,


Thompson 7 – Ocean Crusader (formerly GUE)

OC Racing

PRICE REDUCED – AUD $22,000.00

If you’re looking for a machine with “pedigree” then this Thompson 7 sits towards the top of the pile.

Winner of multiple National Titles, winner of the first ASBA National Title and a swag of other trophies, Ocean Crusader (formally GUE) is back on the market and looking for good home. 

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Thompson 7 – “The Fifth Seven”

ASBA National Championships 2014When any T7 (or T boat for that matter) comes up for sale, they seem to get snapped up and are back out on the course having a ball. 

A few boats have changed hands in the last month. Zippier is heading West to Perth, Heart of Gold is heading to Bowen in Nth QLD and will be doing some ASBA events this year and the T650 Imagine is back racing on Lake Macquarie. 
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