Designed by world renowned naval architect Don Brooke and built by Thackwray Yachts in 1980, YONDER STAR has undergone multiple refits including a rebuild in 1999, a full renovation in 2001, and most recently a refurbishment in 2017/18.


Yonder Star is a true Gentleman’s yacht; the finish and true attention to detail is a testament to her previous owners. Varnished mahogany, gold coated fittings and soft furnishings hand picked and imported from Europe are complimented by her sleek white and black boot stripe exterior to complete her superyacht finish.


Head below deck to be greeted by multiple split living areas that give a real sense of space and luxury – one that would be expected of a much larger yacht. The lower saloon and formal dining area is easily serviced by the professionally equipped galley which is tucked down off to the port side – accessible yet unobtrusive.


Accommodation is made up of 4 guest cabins + crew cabin. Cabin 1 is a full beam double master cabin with generous ensuite, cabin 2 - double guest cabin with en suite,  cabin 3 - forward double guest cabin with heads/day head opposite and cabin 4 is a bow bunk cabin with ensuite and internal/external access if required for crew. The double crew cabin is located midships and has its own en-suite.


An extensive sail wardrobe is complemented by the upgraded alloy rig featuring Leisure Furl booms with fully battened main and mizzen sails. Her large spinnaker and mizzen reacher allow you to lap up the miles on those long downwind legs between the islands.


With an overall length of 87 ft, Yonder Star is your opportunity to own an owner operator superyacht with fantastic ocean cruising ability.


Yonder Star is in current MOSS (Maritime Operator Safety System) - inshore NZ, all waters charter for 26 guests by day and 8 by night. Continue with charters to offset ownership costs or take advantage of the demand for New Zealand’s largest NZ flagged luxury charter sailing yacht.


Recent Refit/Upgrades:

Works completed 2017/2018:

- 6 month haul out in shed at Gulf Harbour in preparation for extended pacific voyage

- Superstructure sand and paint

- Teak deck replaced as required

- Interior steel work sand blasted and repainted

- Black water tank inspection and repaint

- Hull x-ray and repaired incl. new plating and repainted

- Rig removed and x-rayed and old gear and supports removed

- All working sails replaced (mains and jibs)

- All winches refurbished or replaced

- New radar and electronics package installed (Simrad/B&G incl. 2 touchscreens)

- Main boom Leasurefurl replaced

- All furlers refurbished

- Interior refurbished including new squabs, upholstery throughout – Ralph Lauren and carefully selected fabrics

- Lounge area rebuilt and modernised including additional storage

- Fridge/freezers refurbished and pumps/compressors replaced

- New panels around interior windows

- Ceiling lining replaced throughout

- Domestic appliances replaced incl. microwave, washer/dryer

- Bow thruster reconditioned

- New LED lights throughout

- Cockpit instrument panel replaced

- Electronic barometer installed

- New stereo/amplifier and wireless network installed

- 2x offshore phones

- Replaced SSB

- Main chart table refurbished and simplified


Works completed 2019:

- Standing rigging replaced (stays/shrouds/roped)

- Downlights installed to spreaders

- New generator installed

- New coffee machine

- New SUP’s

- Shorepower transformers replaced

- New carpets throughout - hand selected and imported from Italy


Works completed 2021:

- Topsides paint and antifoul (Superyacht Coatings Tauranga)

- New 24v house and electronic batter banks and new 100amp charger

- New bow thruster hydraulic pro clutch

- Capping rail fully stripped and recoated with new varnish

- Portholes removed and refurbished

- New boot/waterline

- New hot water cylinders

- New bedding throughout

- Brass instruments/fittings electroplated in gold

- Pilothouse floor re-varnished

- Tender refurbished including engine recondition, new lift/pump for engine, fishing/ski tow arch installed w/spotlight and AIS installed

- New LED mast up lights fitted

- Tender davits refurbished


Works completed 2022:

- Hauled for 5 year survey

- Hull x-rayed

- New Antifoul

- Bow thrusters serviced

- Through hull fittings and valves replaced

- Prop and shaft removed, reconditioned and reinstalled

- New washing machine

- New Radio Batteries x2

- New 24v engine and genset start batteries x4


Water sports/toys:

- 2x inflatable SUP’s

- 2x Ocean kayaks

- 4 bottle dive compressor

- 4.2m tender w/50hp Yamaha outboard, ski tow arch & separate AIS


Yonder Star is priced at $1,250,000 NZD for a prompt sale and includes NZ GST.


Viewings will be available by appointment in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour from 19th September.


For full specification or to arrange a viewing, please contact the central agent:

Al White

(+64)27 359 3040

Price $1,250,000 NZD NZD
Brand Other
Model Thackwray Yachts
Length 26.50 Meters
Year 1980
Category Yacht and Sail Boats
Hull Type Steel
Hull Style Single
Power Type Sail
Type Of Sales Dealer
Engine Make Gardner
Engine Type
Condition New
State New Zealand
Suburb Auckland
Stock Number AW-NZ-NZ005
Engine Make Gardner
Displacement 62000
Horse Power 170
Fuel Type Diesel
Drive Type Inboard / Shaftdrive
Steering Dual/hydraulic
Fuel Capacity 5600
Designer Don Brooke
Builder Thackwray Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) 5600 l
Hull Construction Material Steel
Deck Construction Material Aluminium
Country Origin New Zealand
Length (m) 26.5 m
Beam/Width (m) 6.7 m
Draft (m) 2.7 m
Dry Weight (kgs) 62000 kgs
Number of Helms 2
Displacement 62000
Colour White
Engine Notes Gardner 8LXB 170hp
Number Of Engines 1
Horse Power (hp) 170
Drive Type Shaft Drive
Generator 1x 32kW Northern Lights & 1x 21kW Kohler (new 2018)
Number of Batteries 12v/24v/240v
Fuel Type Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 5600 l
Propeller Variable pitch prop Hundested
Steering System Duel helm hydraulic
Bow Thruster Quantum Dual prop hydraulic thruster
Accomodation Notes 5 sleeping cabins total (4 guest + 1 crew): - Owners master double en-suite - double guest cabin 1 w/en-suite (2 +1) - double guest cabin 2 w/head/day head opposite (2+1) - bow cabin/ 4x bunk w/en-suite (currently set up as 3x bunk) - Mid ship double crew cabin w/ensuite
Number of Berths 13 + crew
Number of Showers 5+1 external
Number of Toilets 5
Toilet Type electric
Air Conditioning Throughout
Number of TVs Multisystem tv/dvd
Galley Notes Professional galley located port mid off main saloon including: - 4 burner hob - convection oven - 600l galley fridge - 500l galley freezer - microwave - bread maker - air fryer - Commercial coffee machine
Stove 4 burner hob with congestion oven
Refrigeration - 600l fridge located in main galley - 315 litre bar fridge - 500 litre freezer in galley - Cockpit fridge/freezer
Number of Freezers 1
Number of Sinks 2
Entertainment and Appliances Notes - Yamaha AV3 amplifier 3 zone sound system - Multi TV system TV/DVD in each stateroom and saloon
Anchor / Winch - 70kg Bruce Anchor w/150m 16mm chain - 50kg Bruce anchor w/ secondary winch in anchor locker
Bilge Pump full throughout to meet mnz standard
Mast/Rigging - Alloy main & mizzen mast - upgraded 2003/2018 - Leasure furl booms - Spring loaded vangs - Entire rig removed and x-rayed (2018) - Re-painted (2018) - New running rigging (2020)
Sail Inventory - Calibre main/jib/Genoa - Doyle mizzen - Fully battoned main&mizzen - Spectre sails with bamar remote controlled curlers for headsails - Spinnaker for main mast and Reacher for mizzen
Electronics Navigation - Simrad NSS EVO 3 14 inch display x2 - Dual radar - Furno 36 mile/simrad 3ft open array scanner - Simrad A class AIS - B&G Hydra Sail wind monitoring - New Simrad system throughout (replaced 2018) - Iridium satelite communications system
Dinghy Aquapro 4.2m rib w/ Yamaha 50hp fourstroke outboard
Safety Gear - 2x RFD 6 person life rafts (new 2021) - Full cat 1 offshore flares - 406 float free EPIRB - Icom SSB - Fire pump and extinguishers - 32 offshore lifejackets, 8 inflatable 170N pro
Covers - Sprayhood - Large cockpit bimini - Bow shade/canopy
Watermaker / De-Sal Village marine tec water maker (4500l per day)
GPS Simrad
Has Navigation Lights Full
Radio Simrad SSB VHF
Number of Life Jackets 32 offshore lifejackets & 8 inflatable 170N pro
Cruising speed 8.4kn - 3000nm range
Ongoing description Ongoing charter - charter projections available to purchaser
Vessel Name Yonder Star
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