Kelly Peterson 46 For Sale - $169,000 NZD

We are selling our beloved Kelly Peterson 46, hull #18, built in 1985 at Queens Long Yard in Taiwan. She is an exceptional vessel that has seen significant refits and upgrades over the years. We purchased ALULA (formerly sv The Rose) in Fiji in 2019 from her incredibly fastidious previous owners. He was a Port Captain in San Franciso Bay and spared no expense on sv The Rose. 

The story:

We had sold our business in 2018 and our goal was to set off cruising around the South Pacific for a few years. The Rose was the perfect boat for this adventure. Seaworthy, fast, beautiful and comfortable. We sailed her from Fiji to New Zealand in October 2019 and left her at Norsand Yard in Whangarei to await our return in the fall of 2020. Unfortunately, COVID-19 wrecked our plans and we have been stranded away from our beautiful boat since. Seeing as we are Canadians and we still cannot enter New Zealand to rejoin our boat, we have finally decided to carry on with our lives and invest the next few years in growing our current business. It is with heavy hearts that we are abandoning our sailing dreams (for now) and we are wanting to find new owners for this special boat. 


  • Previous owners had invested $80,000 USD in refits at Norsand in 2018 in anticipation of sailing the Indian Ocean. Health issues forced them to sell. Refit included rebuilding a portion of the chain locker, the windlass, hatches, and rebuilding the 125HP Turbo Yanmar engine from the block up. Have receipts to show
  • All new stainless water tanks in 2010. Have receipts to show
  • Solar panels: 2 @ 240W Kyocera on arch in excellent condition. 2 @ 130 wings Kyocera need replacing
  • Prior to departing from Fiji we installed a new Balmar AT165AH Alternator
  • Has been kept at full-service Norsand Yard in Whangarei with monthly cleans and venting. Have receipts to show
  • We have paid $6,375 NZD as a 50% deposit towards a new Mainsail and Headsail at Calibre Sails loft in Whangarei and this deposit is transferable to the new owner
  • We have paid over $30,000 NZD in the last 8 months towards:
    • Replacing the port side diesel tank and replacing with new aluminum tank and rebuilding the port side storage area to new. The tank was not leaking but we wanted to use the expertise available in Whangarei to replace the tank as opposed to potentially springing a leak thousands of miles onroute to French Polynesia. Have receipts to show
    • All the standing rigging has also been replaced by Norsand Yard rigger and is new. Have receipts to show
  • We have over $2,000 NZD in parts here with us to ship to the successful buyer. You can watch the descriptive video here
  • Walk-through video created by the previous owners in Fiji in 2019. A great overview of the boat
  • We invite you to read the files below as they include the 2019 sales package and 2019 survey which notes “This vessel appears to have been used with good care and consideration, no signs of excessive wear and tear, abuse or carelessness was noted. The current owners have taken great pride in maintaining this vessel and it would be by far the best Peterson 46 I have sighted or surveyed.”
  • Currently insured for a replacement value of $163,000 USD. The insurance is transferable to the new buyer

Price: Asking $169,000 NZD

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