Reinke Hydra 14m sailboat in aluminum, fully ocean cruising equipped and for sale in Tahiti. Tika is sloop rigged, but with a removable inner forestay with staysail. She has a windvane self-steering plus Simrad TP10 tiller pilot and is a boat you can easily imagine sailing long distances.
The hull was owner-built from ALMG 4,5 MN aluminum alloy and MIG welded using Alcan 1.2mm following the welding sequence given by the designer. The owner is an engineer who supplemented his training with apprenticeships needed to complete the build. Tika has a German issued ocean sailing certificate.
The concept of the boat is 2 parts, the wet area and the dry area, with watertight bulkheads making for a warm area in the center of the boat. The wet area has all you would need to pilot the boat, chart table, electronics, heads and work room and 2 quarter berths. The dry area has a large saloon, galley and double forward cabin with toilet, as well as additional quarter berth and drop-down saloon table.
The interior fit out is with Decora plywood from Bruinzeel, with a teak veneer with 4 coats of Hempel polyurethane varnish. The floorboards are also teak panels that have worn well. There are a wealth of cupboards and storage spaces.
Tika was launched by her owners in 2005, and they have since completed a slow ½ world tour sailing from Europe to French Polynesia. They have maintained their boat regularly with recent updates including: house batteries (2020), windlass and chain (2019), dingy and outboard (2015), rigging (2015), genoa (2012). For a full list of the inventory, you can download the details.
This Reinke aluminum hull, well equipped for ocean sailing and ideal for exploring higher latitudes is a rare find in this price range. The ideal way to make your ocean adventure come true on a tight budget.