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Boat ID: 3165
Boat Name: Surfmachine
Year Built: 1991
Boat Builder/Design: Feltz 40' Skorpion IIA
Boat Type/Rig: Sloop
Hull Material: Aluminum
Boat Current Location:
Phuket, , Thailand
Home Port: Margaret River, Western Australia
Engine: 55 HP Mercedes OM615
Other Crew Members: Keith(67 yo) the skipper
Boat website URL:
Owner/Contact: Keith (12939)
Boat Seeking Crew? Yes
Main Boat Activity: CoastalCruise
Departure Date: 2017-10-17
Crew Ad Title:
Surfing cruise, Sumatra, Banyak, Nias, Telos

Surfmachine in Nias... Sumatra
Boat For Sale?  No  Price: 150000 $USD Local Price:   in:
LOD (feet):39.7     ;LWL: 35 Beam: 12    ;Draft: 6
Displacement:19800(lb); Fuel(gal): 125 Ballast:8800(lb); Water(gal): 100
Dinghy: 10' inflatable, alloy hull Outboard:9.8HP tohatsu

Surf & Sail free 10 day cruise from Indonesia(Nias) to Thailand(Phuket) Single crew to assist in 7 to 10 day sail from Lagundri Bay in Nias Island Indonesia to Phuket in Thailand. Best for surfers, no sailing experience needed. Trip length depends upon whether we stop for surf in the Banyak islands at treasure island and the bay of plenty. My original crew has had to bail as he got sick!!! See my blog of the yacht cruises here. Free trip for single male or female crew who can stand watches at night in rotation with 67 year old male skipper aboard 40 foot aluminium sloop. Crew has their own private forward double cabin. All meals and on-board costs met by skipper. You make your own way to Nias island via Gunning Sitoli airport, (via Medan on Sumatra), and leave boat in Phuket, Thailand, which has an international airport. This trip would suit some one who is already in Indonesia, Sumatra or Nias, and wants a free sailing trip to Thailand but anyone can come. The boat needs to be back in Thailand by November 30th. Crew pays their own air fares and visa costs to Indonesia and from Thailand back home. Trip starts early in November 2017 and finishes on or before 30th November 2017. 7 days sailing time but we take 10 days with stops for surfing at Lagundri bay Bawa in hinakos islands Afulu on nias Treasure island or palau bangkaru bay of plenty in the banyak islands, or palau tuangku. If you are a non surfer then we need not stop for surf, maybe a rest and a skin dive in the coral? Longest sail is 48 hours from palau bankgaru to Banda Aceh, then another 47 hours across the malaccan straits to phuket. Join the yacht in nias, fly to Kuala Lumpur from home, then medan and then gunning sitoli on nias, about 45 usd. Then 4 hour minivan trip to lagundri bay. Bring your surf board if you are a surfer, I also have 2 surfboards in the board racks. For more details please email me at keithstirling1 care of or ring Indonesia +6282160357795 or whatsup with indonesian number. Or Skype me at the blue Surfmachine1

40 foot aluminium, 199to 6 months and sail back again.  About a 6 month trip all up. Crew can come for minimum of 1 month and stay for longer.

Crew will have their own double cabin, with a door on it. 
The cabin has two led lights, a fan and a 12 Volt power outlet and a 5 volt usb
outlet for charging phones and cameras.  Facilities for a 240 volt power outlet,
in the crew cabin as well, for laptop power.

Solid blue water cruiser, has sailed around the world. 
New sails and rigging,new motor 2012, new electronics, excellent safety gear,
crew safety is paramount, excellent crew safety gear for personal use. 
Dingy on davits, 4 solar panels, 2 wind gennies, honda  generator, 2 double cabins and
1 single cabin, 1 head, luxurious yacht, cool in the tropics with sun shades, 
storage for 11 surfboards under solar arch, 4 scuba bottles, 3 bcd's, hooka, spearguns.

Regular passages back to Sibolga on Sumatra for visa renewal and re-provisioning. No trouble with anyone, 
all visas and permits arranged via my agent in Jakarta, officials fine, 
idyllic lifestyle once in the islands, great passage getting there and back. 
Contact Keith, skype SURFMACHINE1, or keithstirling1 at 
Already had 18 crew on last voyages. A very comfortable live aboard and 
great passage maker, set up with full safeties and new complete electronics 
package. Fast RIB inflatable, hard aluminium hull tender on davits. Has storage
under the solar panels on davits for 11 surfboards.

Photos and description of past voyages in the link below, cut and paste into browser.