'Solo Globe Challenger' is the famous boat owned by legend single handed around the world sailor, Tony Mowbray.
Renowned Australian yacht designer, Peter Cole drew the beautiful lines of the revered Cole 43 in 1969. A number of Mark I versions were built and launched in the early 1970's and were raced with 8 crew in many bluewater races including the Sydney to Hobart, with great success.
In the early to mid 1980's a number of Mark II versions were launched including Solo Globe Challenger.
This boat has circumnavigated the world single handed by Tony. It was then used in the Mediterranean by a couple for cruising. Tony's love for this boat saw him buy her back and cruised in her himself with a bit more comfort than before and again sailed her back home to Lake Macquarie where she has been used as his racing cruiser. This boat is sturdy, fast and comfortable. A Blue water battleship. The rigging was designed by Tony to be as "tough as you get".
This boat and her fit out presents a great opportunity for anyone interested in short handed sailing, Solo Globe Challenge, Sydney to Hobart double handed or ones own adventure in a capable vessel!
If you think you want to adventure into the blue you won't get a better, safer boat, she'll take you anywhere in the world.
Call Glenn on 0414 988 273
Family, Leisure, Cruising
43 Cole Solo Globe Challenger
Bruce Fairlie, Gosford, legendary builder
Keel / Ballast
3/4 encapsulated lead
Fibreglass/GRP endgrain balsa Core and solid fiberglass
500 nm on tank only
6 knots will get 600 nm of motoring
Shaft Drive 3 blade feathering prop by Auto stream.
260 L in fiberglass tank, plus 20lt jerry cans
260 litres plus 5.5 l/h water
Plenty of cupboard spaces, Galley table seats 5, Gas oven with grill and oven.
1 x LPG gas stove 2 x burners, griller & Oven
2 x LPG gas bottles
Cutlery, crockery, drink ware, storage containers and cooking utensils
120 L Isotherm 12 v fridge
Tudor gas gimble oven with 2 burners, Oven and grill
Hot Water System
Yes off engine and 240 V
V berth double
Port Cabin 1
Fwd. Vee Berth
Port quarter berth (large)
Stbd side main cabin single berth
Table drops to create another berth
At anchor can sleep 5 comfortably
Pump toilet with cupboard space and sink.
Inflatable slate floor in good condition
Muir Electric anchor winch, 80 m chain, fenders and lines.
2 x anchors
80 metres of galvanised chain
6 x fenders
1 x inflatable dinghy excellent condition, oars, manual pump, anchor & warp
2 x 406 Epirbs
1 x fire blanket
4 x fire extinguishers
1 x LPG gas bilge detector
2 x containers of comprehensive first aid equipment
Emergency steering tiller system
2 manual, 2 Auto electric
12v/ LED lighting
4 x 105 amp House batteries New
1 x 150 amp start battery
Inverter 1000 w
2 x 200 w solar
1 x Iridium phone
1 x Icom VHF Radio fitted
IPad with Navionics electronic charts
1 x Plastiomo steering compass
2 x handheld VHF radios
1 x depth sounder
1 x handheld GPS
1 x Barometer
1 x Clock
1 x Mainsail by North new 2019 excellent condition
1 x Mainsail by North back up main reasonable condition
1 x large Headsail on fwd. Furler new in 2019 excellent condition
1 x small headsail on inner furler new in 2021 brand new
1 x storm Tri-sail
1 x storm jib
Spare sheets, halyards & rope
Spare turning blocks, genoa cars, pulleys etc.
1 x bosun's chair
1 x sail repair kit
Mast / Rigging
1 x Aluminum mast by Whalespar (Aus. ) new in 1999
The mast is a VERY specialised design... Triple spreaders, internally sleeved to bottom set of spreaders, 4 x forestays, 1 x wire masthead backstay, spectra runners and checkstays
1 x Aluminum boom by Whalespar (AUS) new in 1999
1 x Ronstan mainsail luff slide system
2 x Furlex self furlers (1 x 300S & 1 x 200S)
1 x Lewmar self-tailing halyard winch on deck
4 x Self tailing Lewmar cockpit winches
1 x self-tailing Andersen winch on customised Pod with bank of Lewmar jammers in cockpit for Mainsail controls including halyard, 3 x reef tack lines, 3 x reef clew lines
1 x Forespar strut boom vang
2 x spinnaker poles
1 x radar reflector
Monitor self steering wind vane
5 self tailing Lewmar winches in cockpit
All lines back to cockpit
Boat mooring hook
boat swim ladder