Ready to go – just needs a breeze.

Davidson 47 ‘Grand Prix’


Grand Prix returned recently from Australia and has just completed an extensive re-fit and is again like in almost new condition.

Grand Prix is ready to go again with nothing to spend. We sailed her to Noumea with the wind on the nose almost the entire way. Yet the crew of experienced sailors reckoned it was one of their easiest trips. Due to the conditions we changed between the no 1 and no 3 sometimes as many as ten times per day. 

A simple process as they were both on furlers. We went from full main to two and 3 reefs on numerous occasions including one night on staysail alone. We were all very comfortable because of the pilot berths with proper lee cloths and the walk in galley allowing us to sleep in comfort and eat in style.

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Make: Davidson 47
Model/Year: To be confirmed
Name: ‘Grand Prix’
Designer: Laurie Davidson
Builder: Phillip Wilson. One of the top wooden boat builders in NZ.
Type: Cruiser Racer. Could still be competitive with old age rating.
Length: 47 feet
Draft: 7 feet 6 Inches.
Construction: Heart Kauri on 1/8 inch laminated ring frames. Hull tongue and groove with double diagonal and glassed. Extremely strong. Teak decks NEW 2006


  • Engine: Bukh 48 Sail drive: Fresh water cooled. Set up to be able to be hand cranked.
  • Re built 2006 Engine and sail drive. Rebuilt turbocharger 2015
  • High capacity alternator fitted 2013
  • Hot water Cylinder: Engine and 220 volt heating: NEW 2006


  • Masthead with rod rigging.
  • Bomar Electric Furler for No 1.
  • Bomar Furler for Genniker.
  • Furlex furler for new no 3.
    Batten Cars for new main sail and stack pack.
  • Trysail and trysail track on mast.
  • Storm Jib and Staysail with stitched loops on Vectran rope with back stay type tensioner. New 2006 except mast itself which was rebuilt.
  • Sails. No 1 New 2006. No 3 and Mainsail new 2016
  • trysail, storm jib, staysail, No 2, gennikers and spinnikers all in excellent condition.
  • Sail Cover with lazy jacks: New 2016


  • Wilkie Self Tailing Winches: 2×36 Primary. 2×32 Secondary. 2×24 Cabin top, 2×28 and 2×24 at the mast.
  • 1 Barient 24/45 Mainsheet winch I Andersen 40 ST Electric main halyard winch. NEW 2006.
  • Winches serviced and re-chromed 2015
  • Jammers: 7 Lewmar: NEW 2006
  • Windlass: Maxwell 2200. NEW 2006.
  • Complete service 2015.


  • Raymarine, with repeaters at wheel bulkhead and chart table.
  • Autopilot, Chart plotters on deck and at wheel.
  • Furuno GPS.
  • Furuno VHF. ICOM SSB: NEW 2006
  • Electrical systems completely replaced, wiring, switch board, pumps, radios, electronics
  • Inverter to superyacht standard.
  • Nothing original was left except some light fittings : NEW 2006

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Additional Items included

Plumbing and Tankage

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Safety Equipment
  • Kannad Emergency beacon: NEW 2013
  • Spectra Water maker: NEW 2013
  • Liferaft 6 man in locker in bridge deck: NEW 2013
  • Medical Kit. Extensive NEW 2013
  • Flare kit including flare gun, and laser flare . NEW 2013
  • Dan Buoy Tube: NEW 2013
  • Life Sling: NEW 2013
Ground Tackle & Power Generation


  • Anchors: 1 x Danforth. 1 x 40 lb Bruce. NEW 2006.
  • 70 Metres 3/8 chain 500 feet of warp. NEW 2012
  • 1 x 60 lb Manson supreme: NEW 2013


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