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47' Custom Cutter


SIHAYA is a custom design from the late Colin E  Philp, originally of Hobart, Tasmania.  This exquisite traditional steel cutter was specially built for extended world cruising in comfort & safety. She is easy to handle and if necessary, can be sailed single handed. She is a lovely robust yacht with minimal complex systems. Every system on board has been well thought out, tried & tested.  The keel was laid on this custom built yacht in 1980 then completed and launched in 1987.

  • Make: Custom
  • Model: Cutter
  • Year: 1987
  • Length: 47ft
  • Name: SIHAYA
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA

SIhaya Under Sail

  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cutter
  • Keel: Full Keel
  • LOA: 47 feet
  • Beam: 12.5 feet
  • Max Draft: 7.5 feet
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Yanmar
  • EngineModel: 4JH3-TE
  • EngineYear: 2002
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 1057
  • Single Berths: 3
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions


Stereo: Kenwood KDC-2019 AM-FM-CD with cabin speakers.



Standing and Running Rigging

Mast: Masthead, deck stepped, single spreaders.  Mfg.: Famet,   Material: Aluminum – painted white Algrip 2008.

Shrouds & Stays: Headstay with furler, uppers, forward and after lowers, fixed inner forestay with furler, and runners with tackles.  All new 2008 KKMI.

Main Boom: Selden – clear anodized aluminum New 2008.

 Spinnaker gear: Long track, car with lifting tackle, lift, and halyard.

 Spinnaker pole: In deck chocks port forward 

 Whisker pole: In deck chocks port forward

 Vang: Rigid with tackle 


Furling: Headstay – Schafer 3100, 

Inner forestay – Schaefer 2100



Reefing: Triple main



Winches: All Barient 

Aft deck – 35ST.

Primaries – 28ST.

Secondaries – 22 –

Mast port side – 22 and 16.

Mast starboard side – 21ST.

Mast clutches – seven.












Bent on sails: Main with Cover 


95% on headsail 


Inner foresail 


Bagged sails: Genoa – on deck.


Steering System

Steering System


Type: Pedestal

Manufacturer: Edson with steel pedestal.


Wheel: Stainless steel destroyer type.


Sprocket & chain: 

Cable & pulleys: 

Quadrant: Bronze 


Cabin Heater

HeaterType: Diesel

Manufact./model: Taylors model 079/DS


Location: Secured to the port forward bulkhead in the main cabin.

Fuel supply: Diesel

Exhaust: Stack to cabin top with insulation and heat deflectors 




Stove: LPG Stainless steel 3-burner with oven 

Gimbaled stove:– with functional lock.


Refrigeration: Built in ice box.

Sink: Double stainless steel with cold fresh water foot pump.


LPG system

Tank: One vertical ~ 10 lb. aluminum tank with OPD valve.


Fresh water system (potable water)

Tank: Two stainless steel located under the port and starboard settees.


Pump: Foot pumps at sinks.

Head sink: Cold foot pump.

Shower: Sun showers to hang on deck.






DC System Voltage: 12-volt

Batteries/type: One Group 31 starting – maintenance free lead acid flooded.

Six ‘golf cart’ in two banks for house – deep cycle lead acid flooded.

One Group 24 for windlass -- AGM.

Starting – tied to a shelf to starboard of the engine.

House – chocked in a wooden box under the step down to the main cabin – with wooden lid that could be latched.


Windlass – in a plastic box with a lid under the V-berth to port – no strap.

Condition: Visually good and nuts tight .

Terminals covered: By hatch covers.


Battery switch: Three standard marine grade off-1-both-2 at the house batteries.


Panel: Inside companionway to port with six breakers

Xantrex Link 10 Battery volt meter.

Fuses in the engine space forward 

Secondary panel near the mast step with five breakers 

Secondary panel in the forward cabin.



Battery charger: Professional Mariner ProTech model 1240 4-stage automatic secured

in the locker port forward of the galley



Alternator: Balmar 105 Amp on the engine.  Also, STD 55 Amp Yanmar on the engine.


Inverter: Xantrex 1000 Prowatt hardwired and located next to the battery charger

and remote panel




AC System

Voltage: 120-volt

Shore Power Inlet: One standard marine covered 30-amp inlet.


AC source switch: Standard break/make at the AC panel for shore and inverter.

Main breakers: Double 30-amp. on AC panel with on and reverse polarity lights.

AC panel: Aft of the companionway.

Three labeled branch breakers for the Galley Outlets, Forward Cabin


Outlets, and Battery Charger.


Wiring: 3-wire double insulated boat wire.


Outlets: Duplex 15-amp standard 3-wire with back covers.


GFCI: On inverter







Electronics / Navigation


Depth / Speed: See chartplotter.

Auto pilot: Simrad AP24. (inoperative)

Chartplotter: Simrad NSS7 -- with GPS.

VHF: Icom IC-M56 transceiver with masthead antenna.

VHF: West Marine Hercules transceiver forward in the cabin.

Compass: Ritchie 6” on the pedestal with compensators 

Windex: Masthead – functional.

Ham/SSB: Icom






PFD's: Four Type I lifejackets readily accessible.

Five Type II lifejackets readily accessible.

Overboard gear: Lifesling 2 immediately available.

Fire extinguishers: Two BC-I fire extinguishers – mounted in the main cabin and forward cabin

Automatic 1301 Halon in the engine space – FireBoy 35CG.

Visual distress: 12-ga. kit and hand held flares – dated August, 2015


Sound devices: Two – mouth and hand held compressed air.

Navigation lights: Tri-color light at masthead 

'Steaming light' forward on mast 

Anchor light: At masthead 


Auxiliary Safety

Overboard: Pole and strobe light.

Swim ladder: Stainless steel 

Deck light: Single forward on the mast 

Smoke detector: Mounted outside the head 


Tender: Inflatable roll up 10’ stored in the lazarette.

Johnson 8 hp outboard on board.


EPIRB: Pains-Wessex 406 – reported current and registered.

Bilge pumps: Edson manual 10” diaphragm bilge pump at the companionway.


Ground tackle: ~22 kg Bruce anchor ready on the bow roller with 5/16” High Strength chain rode in

the bow locker – bitter end secured.

Windless: Maxwell 2200 12-volt DC with up foot switch 135-amp breaker 


  • YANMAR Diesel 4JH3-TE 75 HP
  • Installed NEW in 2002 by List Marine, Sausalito
  • Engine Hours (as of 7/2018) 1073.4
  • NEW drive shaft, dripless shaft seal and propeller installed in 2012 by KKMI Richmond

Additional Features


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

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