Designed by Herb David and built in 1981 by Lancer Yachts in California as a high performance motorsailer, Jepeda IV has been almost totally re-fitted, substantially upgraded and her sail wardrobe expanded, so that today, she is an outstanding liveaboard cruising yacht, (and a superb SE Asian holiday home), that performs very well under either sail or power and is ready to step aboard and sail away. we purchased Jepeda IV in 2008. Sadly, deteriorating physical health has brought an end to our cruise and we must offer someone else the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful life she offers.
Vessel Name: Jepeda IV
•Designer: Herb David
•Builder: Lancer Yachts, California
•Registration: Australian Registered. O.N. 860705
•Length: 44' 2" - 13.46 m
•Beam: 13' 9" - 4.2 m
•Draft: 6' 0" - 1.83 m
Waterline: 35' 3" - 10.74 m
•Displacement: Bare: 23,000 lbs - 10433 Kg. Fully bunkered: 26,000 lbs - 11,800 Kg
•Keel / Ballast: Fully integrated extended fin keel. 3,200Kg bonded internal ballast. Balanced rudder
•Year built: 1981
•Vessel location: Rebak Island Resort Marina, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
•Hull construction: Solid GRP with hand laminated Woven Roving. Having been completely professionally stripped and all evidence of osmosis removed in 2008, the hull below the waterline is now finished with dual layers of 600g woven mat and epoxy resin to ensure there is no future osmosis.
•Deck & Pilot house: One piece fibreglass plywood and balsa core reinforced with moulded non-slip surfaces.
•Engine: Perkins model M135 Sabre 135 Hp installed new in 2008 and first run in January, 2009. Hours 2080
•Transmission: Twin Disc TM 93/A to 11/2" free spinning S/S shaft and 24 x 18 three blade bronze propeller.
•Fuel: 225 USG - 850 L in one SS tank below waterline.
•Water: 125 USG - 475 L in one fibreglass tank.
Circuitry: Wired for 12 V DC and 220/240 V AC from shore power, direct from 3.5 KVA genset, or via Victron inverter/charger.
•Batteries: Engine Start: 2 x 12V Nova MF Calcium 600CCA Gen set Start: 1 x 12V Nova MF Calcium 600CCA House: 6 x Trojan T-105 6V deep cycle 225Ah paired to deliver 675Ah @ 12volts
•Charging: Two banks of solar panels - one 3 x 60 W and one 3 x 120 W - with separate MPPT controllers. The larger bank can be taken out of use when connected to shore power as the smaller bank is sufficient to maintain the batteries. One D400 Wind generator with diversionary load. Northern Lights M134 diesel generator 3.5 KVA Victron Energy 12/3000/120 Phoenix MultiPlus inverter/charger with VE. Bus Multi Control Panel, PV Charge Controller and BMV 600S precision battery monitor. When on shore power, the inverter/charger can be isolated so that all AC functions are served directly by shore power. 1 x 90 A and 1 x 160A alternators charging cranking and house batteries. Charge sequencing is managed through a Voltage Sensitive Relay. All elements of the DC system - house, engine start and gen set start - are isolation switched so that any two or all three can be paralleled if necessary. AC is all 220/240 V with all original 110V circuitry disabled and largely removed. A separate AC switchboard features safety switching to all AC circuits.
•Appliances: Refrigeration: Sharp 6 Cft domestic upright 240 V frost-free fridge freezer. 2.5 Cu ft chest type 12/240V eutectic fridge or freezer Hot water: Joven 15L domestic 240V. Watermaker: Village Marine Tech "Little Wonder" 12 V. Output: approx 20 Lph. Windscreen wiper: Exalto Pantoghraph Type 223 BD 12 V
•Fans: Two 12 V cabin fans - one in master cabin and one in Galley.Three portable AC fans.
•Lighting: Except for two very low amperage fluorescent lights, there are LEDs throughout.
Furuno NAVnet VX2:
GPS 320-B Antenna
RDP-149 10" Multi-function Display Unit
1834C Marine Radar
GD-1920C Colour Video Plotter
FA-30 AIS Receiver
DFF-1 Network Sounder
Navman Tracker 5600 reserve plotter
NASA Wireless Wind Instrument
Matsutec HA-102 AIS Transceiver
TMQ AP4 Auto Pilot
TMQ Rudder Angle Indicator
Ritchie 5" binnacle style compass
Communications: Icom 710 HF Radio
Navman VHF 70000 VHF Radio
USEC dual unit ultrasonic antifouling system - not as effective as we'd hoped but does extend time between lift-outs by about 50%
Aluminium mast with two straight Air Foil spreaders - boomless rig with external furling.
•Stainless steel chain plates and stem fitting.
•Standing rigging is 8mm 1 x 19 S/S wire with sweged fittings.
•Reefurl furling for both Jib and Main.
•Ball bearing travellers with control lines for both jib and main.
•Split back stay.
•Halyards, main and jib sheets and furling lines lead to the inside helm console with Lewmar rope clutches and self-tailing electric/two-speed manual self-tailing winch.
•A short bowsprit, added in 2014, enables use of additional light air and downwind sails. (See below)
Standing & Running Rigging
•Self tacking 12 oz dacron jib and main by Far East Sails. Both new in 2013.
•Spare main, (nearing end of useful life and for emergency use only).
•170% MPS in sock. This sail tacks to the bowsprit and sheets to blocks on the transom and either of two Lewmar 30 cockpit winches. A wonderful sail in breezes to about 15 Kn.
•30 Ft diameter Sail Chute (Parachute). This is the ultimate downwind sail which also tacks through a block on the bowsprit to the anchor winch capstan. We, (self and wife), have used this sail in winds of 25 Kn and retrieved it without getting anything wet!
Two double:-Master cabin forward with queen island bed, hanging robe, large chest of drawers, storage lockers and plenty of shelf space, fluorescent light, LED lights and cabin fan. Guest cabin to port with double bunk, hanging robe, two drawers under bunk and ample shelf space. Copious under bunk storage also.
Ground Tackle and Deck Hardware:
•Anchor winch: Maxwell rope to chain RC 10 with capstan
•Main anchor: 45 lb Manson Supreme
•Spare anchor: 65 lb plough
•Stern anchor: 26 lb Bruce Pattern
•Chain: 70 m Canadian "Titan" 28 x 8 galvanized short link chain matched to winch gypsy and spliced to 150 m of 5/8" poly rope. Both winch and chain were new in November 2015.
•Rope clutches: Six Lewmar Superlock D2.
•Cockpit winches: Two Lewmar 30.
•Mooring cleats: Hawspipes and cleats forward, midships and aft on each side and large anchor cleat in bow.
•Fenders: Four 30 cm dia inflated cylindrical fenders and two small inflated.
•Sunshades: Two to cover forward of the pilot house. Canvas cover over cockpit on S/S frame.
•EPIRBS: One new 486 Mhz. Two McMurdo Fast Find personals that need new batteries.
•Life Raft: Great Circle 4 man Offshore.
•Life Vests: Two inflatable with Burke safety harness and tether. Four adult Type 1
•Flares: Full offshore set to Australian specifications.
Tender and Outboard:
•Polycraft "Tuff Tender" on davits.
•15 Hp Tohatsu 2 stroke outboard purchased new in November 2015 and has less than 10 hours running.
Fuel Polisher: A custom made fuel polishing system recycles and filters diesel fuel.