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1997 Ron Holland 72 foot Sloop

Keppel Marina, Singapore


Recently refitted and overhauled, this beautiful sloop was created by Ron Holland as his own personal yacht.  He had her built by Sensation Yachts in New Zealand in conjunction with McMullen & Wing.  Ron Holland drew a good looking profile, instantly recognizable as his work. Forward is a clear flush deck upon which the tender is stowed in removable chocks. Aft a bathing platform and steps which winch up to marry into the transom and aft deck. Amidships a nice cockpit, sheltered by the pilothouse, which the helmsman can see over when standing at the wheel.

The rig is particularly interesting. The mast is noticeably tall and the fully battened mainsail is set on luff cars.  The forestay meets the mast at about nine tenths of its height and the working headsail fills the foretriangle, sheeting down to an athwartships track just ahead of the mast. A single sheet is led back to the cockpit via a concealed tube, appearing at the starboard coaming. The headsail is completely self-tacking, so that when the helmsman wants to tack, he just tacks. This rig is exceptionally efficient and so trouble-free that it takes a lot of enthusiasm to set a genoa, which for most sailing is virtually redundant.

This is a genuine ocean cruiser.  She’s cruised the Pacific and the Caribbean. At the same time, she’s a day sailer when you want her to be.  She has a really surprising turn of speed, and in autumn 2002 won two out of three races at an autumn regatta off Mallorca. A fast boat means shorter passage times. When you reach your destination and drop anchor, the anchor which was previously snugged up close to her stem, is pushed forward on its stainless steel stowage bracket/roller and lowered away - the projecting bracket keeping the chain well clear of paintwork.  Bring the anchor up and it automatically locates in the bracket, which retreats into the stem. A very practical arrangement and one which keeps mud away from the foredeck.  This is just one of the practical features of the well thought out design.  Another is the big locker on her starboard sidedeck amidships.  In a matching position to port is the second access point to the yacht’s engine room.

Perhaps her crowning feature is one which appeals to all aboard, the wonderful dining situation in her pilothouse.  Two high seats may be placed at its inboard side when required. Everyone dining gets a view of the anchorage. Experience it once and you wonder how anyone manages without such an arrangement!

With all of the recent refit works having been completed, now is the perfect time to purchase a beautifully designed and well built yacht which has been refitted impeccably.  A viewing is a must to see the quality and full value of this yacht.

Asking price has recently been lowered to USD $580,000 and the owner will look at all offers.

Basic Boat Info

Price: US$580,000
Boat Name: Golden Opus
Make: Ron Holland
Model: 72 foot Sloop
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Sensation Yachts NZ
Designer: Ron Holland
Construction: Aluminum


Length: 72'8 ft
Length Overall: 72'8 ft
Beam: 18'4 ft
Max Draft: 9'6 ft
Double Berths: 2
Twin Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 4

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Lugger
  • Model: L668T
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 165hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Folding
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 211 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 211 gal
Holding Tank Count: 4
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 3
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Hydraulic
Boat Class: Sloop


Brent Rubbo
Mobile Phone Number +65 9090 2200
Premium Nautical Pte Ltd


Premium Nautical Pte Ltd
1 Cove Avenue #02-01 Sentosa Cove Village
Singapore, SG, 098537
Tel:+65 6274 5055
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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Information from owner

DESIGNER: Ron Holland Yacht Design & Andrew Winch Design Ltd (Interior)

BUILDERS: Sensation Yachts, New Zealand & McMullen & Wing (interior joinery)

YEAR: 1997

CONSTRUCTION: Aluminium hull, deck and superstructure (Awlgrip repaint 2015), 22mm teak laid over deck - new 2015, Bulb keel with lead ballast casting within fully welded aluminium shell integral with hull, Balanced rudder. Foam and composite laminated blade supported by stainless steel shaft and structure (full overhaul 2013), Whitlock steering system (full overhaul 2013).

WINCHES: Lewmar winches: 2 x hydraulic primaries, 1 x hydraulic mainsheet,1 x hydraulic self-tack jib sheet, 1 x manual traveler control, 1 x halyard close to mast, (1 manual, 1 electric) ,1 x captive reel winch for main halyard, 1 x hydraulic anchor windlass

SPARS: Alloy 4-spreader mast by Matrix (fully overhauled and repainted 2015), Harken 3.5 hydraulic headsail furler, Rod standing rigging (replaced and tuned 2015), Carbon boom with lazy jacks and cradle, Navtec hydraulic outhaul and boom vang operated by a pump in cockpit, Navtec hydraulic back stay, Carbon spinnaker pole, stowed on Harken track at front of mast.

SAILS: Fully battened Doyle radial cruise laminate mainsail (new 2014), Self-tacking jib (88%), Genoa (110%), Storm staysail.

ENGINE: Lugger L668T 165hp diesel (Full rebuild 2016), TwinDisc MG 5050 marine transmission (new 2013), MaxProp ‘VP Fast’ folding prop.

ELECTRICS: Northern Lights M884L 20kW generator, Paguru 9000 9kW generator (new 2013), 160A service battery alternator on main engine. Batteries:2 x 24V Lifeline deep cycle for L668T and M884L, 1 x 12V Lifeline deep cycle for Paguru 9000, 12 x 2V Lifeline AGM service batteries – total 900AH (new 2013), 2 x Victron Phoenix 24V 3000W inverters, 2 x Victron Skylla TG 24V 100A battery chargers, Shorepower.

HYDRAULICS: Lewmar Commander 5 system powers 4 winches, furlers, anchor windlass and main sheet captive winch Powered by 2 x 24V DC electric motors, PTO from large generator set to power bow thruster.

ENTERTAINMENT: Yamaha RS202D 2 zone receiver / amplifier with Bluetooth, 2 x Cockpit speakers, 4 x saloon speakers with sub-woofer, 39” 4K TV / monitor, Acer i5 Windows 8.1 PC with DVD.

MACHINERY: Lewmar 200 SVT hydraulic retractable bow thruster (reconditioned 2015), Marine Air Compact Model CHC24SZ/1 air conditioning system with 2 x compressors, 5 x condensers – total output 48,000BTU (new 2013), Marine Air Vector small stand alone reverse cycle air con unit in galley (refurbished 2016), HP Watermaker – output 70 lph (new 2013), Bauer Junior J3W dive compressor (refurbished 2016), Domestic hot water: tank under mid cabin berth, uses immersion heater or heat exchanger, Fresh water pumps: 2 x 24V, Bilge pump system for 5 bilge areas: Aft lazarette and forepeak have 24V pumps with float switches?Engine room, laundry, galley have submersible pumps with float switches, Main DC pump located in the engine room.

TANKS: BEP Marine Digital Tank monitoring system for fuel and fresh water, Fuel: 2 x 800 litres tanks (below engine room sole) + 170 litre day tank, Fresh water: 2 x 800 litres tanks (under galley and mid cabin), Grey water: 2 x tanks (fwd, aft), Black water: 2x tanks (fwd, aft).

INSTRUMENTS: Raymarine system ( new 2014): 1 x RD418HD 18? HD digital radome, 2 x E140W widescreen multifunction display touchscreen, 2 x st70 Plus multi-function repeaters on mast, 1 x i70 multi-function repeater, 1 x i60 wind display, 2 x p70 auto-pilot heads, 1 x ACU-300 auto-pilot computer, 1 x EV1 auto-pilot sensor core, 1 x AIS 650 system, 2 x 130 GPS antennae, 1 x depth/speed transducer, 1 x rudder angle transducer, 1 x mast head weather vane, 2 x handheld VHF radios, 1 x RAY218E fix mount VHF radio set, 1 x RAYMIC remote handset (helm) for fixed VHF, 1 x KVH Tracphone satellite telephone/data system, 1 x I4GO 4G mast mounted antenna with Wi-Fi router, 1 x Acer i5 Windows 8.1 PC hooked up to 4K TV/monitor.

SAFETY: Aquasignal LED navigation lights (new 2015), Various hand held fire extinguishers, SeaFire automatic FM 200 auto/manual engine room system, Fire hose using bilge pump system, Offshore medical kit, Full set adult and child life jackets, Category 1 flares, Air horn, 2 x Jonbuoy Mk3.

GENERAL: Galvanised Bruce anchor, Aluminium mud anchor, 80m anchor chain, Novurania 12´, RIB with (new) Yamaha 40HP 4 stroke outboard, Inflatable dingy (new) with Yamaha 2.5HP 2 stroke outboard (new), Extensive tool kit, Extensive spares inventory, Gas BBQ.

DOMESTIC: Microwave oven, Oven Master 4 burner gas cooker with oven, grill, rotisserie (new), Galley refrigerator – stainless steel with 2 x glass doors (new 2013), Galley freezer – stainless steel (new 2013), Crockery, Cooking pots and pans, Vacuum cleaner, Fisher and Paykel washing machine (new 2012), Fisher and Paykel tumble drier (new 2012).

Broker Contact Information

Contact Brent Rubbo from Premium Nautical on +65 90902200 for more information or to arrange a viewing.

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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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