Judel Vrolijk TP / IRC 52
850,000 Tax Paid | Melbourne Australia
- Make Judel Vrolijk
- Model TP / IRC 52
- Year 2011
- LOA 52ft/16m
- Class Performance Sail
- Hull Carbon Fibre
- Keel Fin Keel
- Rig Sloop
- Engine Single Diesel
- Drive Sail Drive
- Layout Aft Cockpit
- Berths 8
- Ancasta Ref 33066
- Name Ambition
Overview"AMBITION" is a Judel/Vrolik designed, TP 52 that was a custom build by McConaghy (Australia) in 2011 and was raced as ‘All4One’ originally in the Audi Med Cup.
She had some outstanding results during her campaign as ‘All4One’ winning the Kings Cup Palma in 2012 and a 2nd overall in the 2012 final event in the Super Series.
Her outstanding results carried through with her next owner winning countless inshore regattas before being optimized for offshore racing and coming 2nd overall in the Transpac 2013.
"AMBITION" is one of the very few, offshore capable, modern TP's on the market today and although only raced inshore for the past 3 seasons, she has all the bells and whistles to tick inshore and offshore boxes.
An overhaul in late 2018, early 2019 make her turn-key for any of the big offshore races out there this year and with recent surveys on the boat to hand, shes ready roll.
It was all hands on deck at McConaghy Boats in Sydney when they were commissioned to build the TP52 for Jochen Schümann and Stephane Kandler’s "ALL4ONE" syndicate.
Powered by the sponsorship from Audi this yacht was completed for the 2011 Med cup Circuit.
The yacht was masterly crafted by McConaghy Boats and is constructed from Pre-preg carbon and a Nomex core.
The yacht then went on to be known as "BEECOM" in the US and JPN, before heading for a stint in New Zealand, where she was further optimized.
When in New Zealand she was professionally maintained and optimized from some very experienced Kiwi yachters, including Americas Cup and Volvo campaigners.
Most recently sold to an AUS owner who has again added to the inventory and pushed the boat forward, particularly for offshore preparation.
Builder McConaghy Australia
Designer Judel Vrolijk
LOA 15.85 m
Beam 4.418 m
Displacement 7.152 kg
Draft 3.347 m
Keel Solid steel fin, built to original TP rule of that era. Weight 1000kg. Fin profile has since been altered, to offer easy lane holding and slow speed maneuverability for an owner-driver.
Bulb Machined lead bulb. (Pockets have recently been machined into the keel bulb, to adjust final weight/trim - 200 kg over two pockets)
Rudder New 2017 J/V rudder blade to developed PAC 52 designs - slightly shorter, but increased chord - large performance increase when reaching and more forgiving for an owner-driver.
In 2012 the boat was converted to a more offshore configuration and moved away from the all-inshore MED circuit, with a focus on IRC racing.
This included adding an additional forward full ring frame in the bow section and allowing for both a wheel and tiller configuration.
More recent upgrades includes an optimized rudder blade for increased grip and a lengthened bowsprit, to follow the curve to bigger downwind sail areas.
Spars & Rigging
"AMBITION" is fitted with mast and boom package from Southern Spars NZ.
3 Spreader configuration.
New EC6 standing rigging all round - Rigging inspected 9/18
Full running rigging package supplied with the boat and various spares. Complete Grand Prix spec including PBO/Dyneema/Technora where appropriate.
The mast has been repainted and finished in a black Durepox in very good condition.
The inshore boom is clear coat carbon and in good condition.
Hydraulic internal mast jack, with jacking bar and external Enerpac pump.
Southern Spars adjustable mast foot.
Rig ultra sounded and serviced 9/18.
Up-rated, longer bowsprit capable of offshore work, with required 2:1 termination. (either tack line can be made 2:1)
2 x masthead spin halyards, both on locks if required, otherwise a non-bullet halyard is used.
Mainsail halyard (on lock)
Fractional halyard (on lock)
Genoa Stay sail halyard pad-eye for externally run halyard/feeder line. Halyard on a 2:1.
Jib halyard (on lock)
Trip lines for locks position just inside the companionway hatch.
Offshore Boom (2 reefs) with required strengthening.
Clutches for reefing located internally to boom.
Carbon fore stay with Gorilla foil - spare extrusion also available.
Hydraulically adjustable fore stay sat in bow well, with additional drainage overboard. This is generally dry on Temptation and with the new full fwd frame, it keeps the saloon area dry.
Custom tack shuttle and pre-feeder.
Low aero finish all round.
Re-enforcement on mast for reefing and offshore loads.
Reef heights positioned around structure in mast
Bullets on main halyard to cope with reefing heights.
Reef nappy for boom.
Inboard track for cunningham attachment and adjustment.
Bonded and over laminated, carbon bolt rope track with pre-feeder - very nice arrangement and means that if any damage does occur, track can be replaced easily with zero impact on the integrity of the mast tube itself.
Custom offshore forehatch - 01/19
AMBITION has a complete inventory of NORTH SAILS from ETNZ and Super Series designers.
New additions in 2019, on top of an already complete inventory for IRC/ORC and ORR racing, makes this is a seriously competitive overall package.
It is important to also note the very little use the boat has had during the past 3 seasons, having only done 3 events per year on average and only two so far in 2019.
2010 - Dacron Delivery Mainsail.
2015 - MI-D - 3Di RAW with luff curve adjustment
2015 - MI-E - 3Di RAW with luff curve adjustment
2019 - MO-1 - 3Di RAW with 2 reefs.
2013 - J1-C - 3Di - 5 days use.
2015 - J1-D - Super light 3DL - Full size jib, larger than TP class rule.
2018 - J1-E - 3Di SLED Super series sail
2016 - J1.5-E - 3Di - 2017 luff bump.
2018 - J1.5-F - 3Di SLED super series sail.
2015 - J2-D - 3Di
2016 - J2-E - 3Di
2012 - J3-B - 3Di
2013 - J3-C - 3Di
2013 - J4-C - 3Di (lightly used)
2013 - R1 - CZ60 - Cable fitted, masthead sail that fly's off end of bowsprit. Non IRC sail but a weapon
2013 - R2 - 3DL - Cable fitted, fractional sail that fly's off the end of bowsprit. Weapon as breeze increases, or angle opens.
2013 - R3 - 3DL - Cable fitted, Masthead sail that fly's off the bow. Great light airs, upwind sail up to 10 knots TWS.
2019 - Code 0 - IRC designed sail, flying off bowsprit - masthead.
2013 - 3DL Genoa reaching sail - 31.7sqm
2013 - 3DL Spinnaker staysail - 53.4sqm - with cable and furler.
2010 - Trysail
2010 - Jib
2012 - A1-A
2016 - A1-E
2013 - A1.5-C
2015 - A1.5 -D
2016 - A1.5-E
2010 - A2-B
2015 - A2-D
2016 - A2-E
2011 - A4-B
2013 - A4-C
2015 - A4-1
All sails serviced 12/18
No guarantees given to this supplied inventory - Detail and amount of sails need to be confirmed at time of contracts.
Harken deck gear, winch and pedestal package has been installed on "AMBITION".
2 x Harken MX pedestals with carbon upgraded shafts throughout and MX overdrive system, offering 6 gears in total.
2 x 650 HL self tailing primary winches - pedestal driven. (one counter rotating)
2 x 650 HL self tailing main sheet winches - pedestal driven. (one counter rotating)
2 x 650 HL self tailing runner winches. (one counter rotating)
1 x 500-2 LH pit winch.
All winch drums are carbon upgrades and bevel boxes are the upgraded oil-filled type.
Designated Harken string drop system, mounted on bevel box to stb with disengage line located on fwd pedestal.
Internal hardware for string drop installed, with custom fairing around bow hatch.
2 x spinnaker sheet un-reel systems, positioned in cockpit.
Hydraulically operated forestay with pump located to stb with double action pump system
Under deck jib in/out, up/down control systems.
Jib cunningham system.
Transverse mounted Harken jib tracks.
Downwind jib sheeting system under deck, allowing for control of jib downwind in heavier airs.
Various outboard pad-eyes for tweaker systems on reaching sails.
Complete wheel and pedestal steering package available, with internal structure and 2 deck cover plates permanently installed.
All associated hardware to switch to wheel steering in around 2 hrs.
Rudder stock has quadrant mount built into it and quadrant itself is in two pieces, so it means that you dont need to remove rudder to install system,
Tiller steering setup currently installed.
2 x Kick bars for main sheet man and helmsman in cockpit.
Custom helm foot chocks for wheel also included.
Harken PRO-TRIM traveller system, with custom upstanding block on deck exit (less water ingress)
Hi-load Harken runner and main sheet blocks.
Double aft spinnaker blocks for spinnaker peeling.
10 x Spinlock ceramic clutches in pit, main sheet and on spin sheets.
Custom fore hatch with pneumatic seal (bike type style) for waterproofing.
Pump located inside companionway hatch.
Cut out for inshore and offshore fore-hatch for use with staysail.
VMG BRAVO -
BROOKES & GATEHOUSE H3000 system
1 multi function cockpit FFD repeater.
2 x 10/10 runner load repeater.
Bravo 3 processor
CF7 Panasonic Deck Screen with wifi connection
VHM 1050 mast wand.
Fore stay load sensor.
Strong safety kit inventory, almost compliant for CAT 1 Transat race.
1 x liferafts. (no guarantee given to service)
John buoy system.
No guarantee can be given as to whether these items are in service.
New items in 2019;
New cockpit non-skid flooring (grip tape style)
6 x New Garmin displays at mast.
New sat phone system and antenna.
New 4G internet system.
New wifi system.
Complete electronics service.
Running rigging upgrades.
New un-reel systems for halyards.
New Mesa 2 remote computer.
New rudder angle sensor (stationary sensor)
Good volume on offer with AMBITION, considering she is a new design, which has typically moved away from any interior space.
Currently you can sleep 4 either side when racing, with perhaps an additional 2 on top of the sail stack.
There is good room aft, if an additional pipe cot wanted to be installed on both sides, taking it up to 5 sleeping in comfort.
Having seen so many of these boats now, the real stand out feature is the white painted surfaces below decks, which totally change the environment you are in - absolutely invaluable for offshore racing, even with a small weight penalty.
Galley/jet-boil type arrangement. (removed)
6 x Pipe cot style berths - currently removed.
2 x saloon berths.
Fwd heads with privacy curtain surround - removable (sea cocks need re-installing)
White painted flooring - invaluable for offshore.
Assorted manual and automatic bilge pumps with plumbing.
6 x auto pumps, with custom covers in the bow area.
3 x manual pumps located by companionway.
Squabs and cushions for saloon berths
Hanging rails for wet weather gear in the bow - movable to either side depending on which tack you are on.
12v power system with regulating Isolator switches on custom switch panel.
Offshore navigation area behind companionway bulkhead, offering simple seating and new mounting bracket for PC.
Offshore storage/tidy bags for above and below decks.
Offshore clipping/jackstay points.
12v Interior lighting system, which offers great light from front to back.
Assorted spare lines and hardware spares.
Hard standing, custom cradle.
Fenders, mooring lines, buckets, Jerry cans, etc.
Carbon aerofoil stanchions throughout.
12v Deck LED navigation lights.
Yanmar 4JH inboard diesel engine. (Serviced 9/18)
Upgraded 2-bladed Gori propeller (rating advantage and the boat motors at 10 knots).
Start/stop panel located behind companionway bulkhead.
40 litre "race" fuel tank and an additional larger tank required for offshore (not currently installed but provision for it, approx 80 ltr)
Carbon exhaust system.
Carbon engine box and steps to interior with non-skid finish.
Engine and gearbox annual service.
Custom made 10 ft e-glass, dock box.