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Mercedes IV, KA 1313
à jour au: 2022
1974 Plan Ted Kaufman, built in wood by ? in KA

 

1974 June, launched
"Offshore Sydney Hobart Race Program",

26 December, Sydney Hobart: 4e/61 elapsed time 4d12h19', Handicap 0.8236, KAUFMAN
Picture from Internet,

1975 Cowes Dinard: 20e/?? Classe II, KAUFMAN
August, Admirals Cup: 28e/57, Australian Team: 9e/19, rating 32.2'
Including Fastnet Race, elapsed time 113h10': 23e/>50 Classe II
"Offshore Sydney Hobart Race Program",

Southern Cross: 10e/33, New South Wales Team: 2e/11, including
26
December, Sydney Hobart: 49e/93 elapsed time 3d08h01', Handicap 0.8236, KAUFMAN

1976 New owner, Mike Braham, from Victoria
"Offshore Sydney Hobart Race Program",

26 December, Sydney Hobart: 46e/85 elapsed time 4d13h33', M.E. BRAHAM

1977 26 December, Sydney Hobart: ?e/??

1978 26 December, Sydney Hobart: 44e/106 elapsed time 5d04h45', M.E. BRAHAM

1980 "Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",

26 December, Sydney-Hobart: 24e/102, elapsed time 3d23h42'
, handicap 0.8086, M.E. BRAHAM

Mercedes IV, KA 1224

1983 "Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",

26 December, Sydney-Hobart: DNF

1984 "Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",

26 December, Sydney-Hobart: 6e/?? corrected time 3d14h11', handicap 0.8101, J. DALTON

1985 26 December, Sydney-Hobart: 45e/178 corrected time 3d09h09', handicap 0.8110, R. CLARK

1987 26 December, Sydney-Hobart: 93e/146 corrected time 3d10h58', handicap 0.8090, Peter STRONACH

1988 6 August, Sydney Gold Coast Race: ?e/??
"Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",


26 December, Sydney-Hobart: 52e/119 corrected time 4d16h19', handicap 0.8083, Peter STRONACH

1989 Sydney Mooloolaba race: 1er/?? IOR Div 1, Peter STRONACH
April "Offshore"

"Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",


26 December, Sydney-Hobart: 31e/125 corrected time 3d10h48', handicap 0.8082, Peter STRONACH

1990 "Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",

26 December, Sydney-Hobart: 35e/49 IOR corrected time 3d08h06', handicap 0.8082, Peter STRONACH

1991 "Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",

26 December, Sydney-Hobart: 20e/52 IMS corrected time 3d02h48', Peter STRONACH

19?? New owner, and new name,
Herman Miller - Mercedes, KA 1224

1994 "Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",

26 December, Sydney-Hobart: 94e/236 IMS, corrected time 3d01h22', 15e/?? Veteran 20,
Peter STRONACH

Mercedes IV, KA 1224

1998 "Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",

26 December, Sydney Hobart:
13e/?? IMS corrected time 3d02h30', Peter STRONACH

2014 From Internet 2022: 25 January, "Cec Quilkey built Mercedes IV straight after Love & War which is conventional cold moulded timber. The construction is fascinating. Balsa core with layers of Huon Pine inside and out, so "wood sandwich". About 35mm thick in all. Rigid as... I'd be surprised if it could be modded in that way as the core would be exposed. As part of the project I am putting together a history of the boat for the sponsors - please PM me as I would love to know more about those mods you speak of and would like to get in touch with previous owners and crew. The boat has been raced out of the CYCA for over 20 years and lives on the marina there. Here's a pic of the boat taken late last season - love the tumblehome! Hull is now dark grey following a recent repaint."

2022 January, For Sale Quilkey Ted Kaufman designed 41 racer/cruiser, Price AU $100,000 Length41' 11" - 12.77m; Vessel Location Rushcutters Bay NSW Launch Year1974 Hull MaterialTimber King Billy pine, ""Mercedes IV", designed and first owned by the famous yacht designer Ted Kaufman and built by the great timber specialist Cec Quilkey. Built from King Billy pine and dynal sheathed. She was built in 1974, as part of the Australian Admirals Cup team along side "Love and War" and "Bumblebee III". She competed in many offshore races. Winning the CYCA Blue water championship in '85 and competing in many Syd- Hob races where her strength and build quality saw her safely to the finish line for many years including the infamous 1998, where she finished 2nd in the Veteran division and 13th overall. Having sailed on her for this photo shoot, you could really feel the history and her sea qualities come to life. Her light helm was so well balanced not seen in just any boat. She would glide through the water closed hauled without any one near the helm. Mercedes IV has soul and character, instantly felt once under sail. The recently replaced Yanmar engine had been moved for better balance and performance. She has been berthed at the CYCA and through lack of use, the owners are regrettably selling. Someone will fall in love with this gem and let her stretch her legs once more. The mast and boom have been repainted and rigging also replaced. The chain plates arguably over engineered which add to the safety and strength once more. Below deck there are many comfortable berths, large navigation station and a galley bigger than any modern production boat. Mercedes IV could happily slip back in to offshore racing mode, family twilight's or family weekends away as she is very roomy below deck.