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Boat REF# 25503
removed from sale
Length 16.54m (54'3")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 7
Engine 1 x diesel 47hp, Volvo Penta MD21 (1981)
Lying Southampton UK


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Extra Details

Designer SC Huntingford
Builder C & L Marine
Lying Southampton UK
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Fuel capacity 1,326.0 ltr (291.7 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,244.0 ltr (273.7 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 227.0 ltr (49.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 47hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD21 (1981)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr (0.9 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Generator output 4KVA
Engine spares tick
Water-maker tick

Engine & gearbox overhauled in 2002. 2 x Alternators. 2 x battery chargers. invertor.


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Length 16.54m (54'3")
LWL 10.40m (34'1")
Beam 4.00m (13'1")
Draft Max 2.34m (7'8")
Displacement 18,000kg (39,690.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")


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Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (2001) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2001)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail barrow - Slab (2004)
Headsail - Hank On (1981)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)
Stay sail (unknown year)
Yanky (unknown year)
No 2 jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hull has been sprayed with Algrip in 2001.
New Teak decks in 2004.
New water and diesel tanks in 1999.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Drapes tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Water maker giving 4 gallons per/hr.
Isotherm refrigeration. Tank tender water and diesel gauge. Vacume cleaner.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Computer tick
Depth sounder tick

active omni directional TV antenna.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

4 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric Simpson lawrence windlass
3 anchors
(Bruce 30kg. CQR 20kg. Fortress)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode
Avon redcrest dinghy (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

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Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a seriously well equiped, and a very seaworthy, live-aboard vessel that would suit anybody planning long passages. The present owners have owned her for 23 years and have always replaced and upgraded anything that needed doing and she is now probably a better boat than when she was new.

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Peter Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble. Register or log in to see 49 more photos of this boat. These boat details are subject to contract.

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Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.