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Salthouse Corsair MKII

In the same family ownership for over 26 years 'Flair' has been lovingly maintained and improved through 2 generations. In recent years her owners have treated her to an extensive refit. She presents in truly immaculate condition ready to create life memories for the next generation of owners.

One of the most successful and Iconic NZ production boats ever the Salthouse Corsair MKII remains as popular today as when first released. With an efficient and sea-kindly hull design that has a reputation for excellent handling, the Corsair MKII is appreciated by novice and highly experienced boaters alike. The innovative aft cabin layout provides unparalleled volume and accomodation in a 12m vessel (as well as great seperation between parents and the kids!).

Virtually no part of Flair, interior or exterior, was left untouched during her refit. All interior upholstery, carpets, linings and woodwork were replaced or refreshed. A new stove and addtional refrigeration were fitted and a full bathroom upgrades completed along with all new covers, flybridge upholstery, new U-Dek flooring to the cockpit sole along with some clever removable cockpit side seats to enhance the social layout of the vessel. Around 2010 the exterior (from deck up) was repainted and a stylish, well-designed glass enclosed hard top was added to the raised helm area providing shelter in all conditions.

Whilst getting carried away with the work, the owners retired the original 165hp engines and drives and replaced them with 230hp KAD42 Volvo units and uprated 290 series drive units. The engines were fully inspected and overhauled as necessary prior to installation. With 40% more power and massive low-end torque from the new supercharged/turbocharged powerplants, Flair now offer blistering acceleration and much-improved cruise and sprint speeds.

Priced well below what it would take to recreate a Corsair of this standard and with a 12m berth available, Flair offers great value and must be viewed to be appreciated.

Designer : Salthouse
Builder : Salthouse
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 400
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass
Country Origin : New Zealand
Length (feet) : 39
Length (m) : 12
Beam/Width (feet) : 10.5
Beam/Width (m) : 3.2
Draft (m) : 1
Draft (feet) : 3.37
Dry Weight (kgs) : 7000 (est)
Engine Notes : Later model 230hp Volvo Penta KAD32 engines fully inspected and overhauled by Matakana Marine in 2019
Number Of Engines : 2
Engine Hours : 1950 approx
Horse Power (hp) : 230
Drive Type : Stern Drive
Engine Room : Immaculately presented engine room in all respects
Fuel Type : Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 550
Propeller : Volvo Duoprop
Steering System : Hydraulic
Accomodation Notes : Double private aft cabin, 4 x berths forward
Number of Berths : 6
Number of Showers : 2 (Bathroom and transom)
Number of Toilets : 1
Galley Notes : Spacious open plan galley with excellent storage and view out side windows.
Stove : Gas stove (new 2019)
Refrigeration : Front opening fridge and in bench freezer in galley. 12v Isotherm fridge drawer in saloon
Number of Freezers : 1
Number of Sinks : 1
Anchor / Winch : Maxwell windlass (new 2019)
Electronics Navigation : Garmin Echomap 95sv Chartplotter/Depth Sounder. Navman 5110 chart plotter.
Dinghy : 3m Tru Kit tender (2017) with 5hp Yamaha
Covers : New helm station covers, front saloon window breezeway cover
Ground Tackle : 15kg Plough
Number of Fish Finders : 1
Vessel Name : Flair