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Rajo Sailor 46

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Boat REF# 5276
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.50m (50'10")
Year 1984
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 80hp, Ford 80hp 2712E (unknown year)
Lying Suffolk


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Extra Details

Designer M Bekbrede
Builder RAJO Watersport BV
Lying Suffolk
Fuel capacity 1,100.0 ltr (242.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 734.0 ltr (161.5 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 660.0 ltr (145.2 G) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 80hp
Engine make and model Ford 80hp 2712E (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 8.0 ltr (1.8 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
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Water-maker tick

Ford 80hp 2712E with large flywheel. Bowman fresh water heat exchanger oil cooler and wet exhaust. Paragon 2:1 reduction gearbox, Aquadrive coupling and thrust bulkhead. Hydraulic shaft brake and Deep Sea Seal with Exalto hydraulic emergency seal. 40mm stainless steel shaft. Tufnol cutlass bearing and 19 inch three bladed propeller – anti clockwise rotation. Ambassador rope stripper.

The engine and gearbox were completely rebuilt using new pistons with lapped bores, new big end shells, valves, guides and crankshaft seals with new R&D anti-vibratory plate and the installation of the Aquadrive coupling in September 1989. Engine water pump upgraded to HD twin belt version. Stainless steel oil and water transfer pipes. Fuel lines, filters, H/E boots, injection bend all replaced 1996. Since rebuilding the engine and replacing the sterngear the boat has motored no more than 350 hours.

Electrical System
12V Dc supply:–
Powerline High Output 160 A alternator, twin belt drive.
Engine charging via heavy duty diodes with switched bias to either battery.
390 AH Service battery – Alcad nickel cadmium in two banks
60 AH Engine battery – Alcad nickel cadmium in single bank
Shorepower or generator charging of batteries.
Switchmode independent charging 50 A and 12 A respectively.
Voltage adjustment for float/boost charging via Ampair energy monitors.
Two main battery isolators selecting either battery for service or engine use.
Two main fuses each 160 A protecting batteries.

220V Ac Supply:-
Shorepower via 6kva isolating transformer for 110/220v input inc voltage trimming. Thermal protection to isolating transformer. Comprehensive circuit breaker protection, voltage and current monitoring and reverse polarity switching with isolators.

Generator - Geko 700 6.6 kw water cooled – 29 A single phase, 10 A three phase output. Kubota twin cylinder diesel – compact and quiet running.
Victron 1500W & 200 W inverters.

Dc distribution protected by Newmar circuit breaker panels and fuse banks.
Ac distribution protected by isolating transformer RCD and fuses.
Most internal wiring replaced. Majority of internal lighting fluorescent low wattage – two-way fans in galley and owners cabin. Two DC outlets and cigar lighter type socket. Shaver points in both heads. Twelve square pin shorepower outlets – four also supplied from inverter.

Wagner hydraulic steering system – 7012 helm pump driven from Whitlock pedestal with Morse controls. Wagner 7201 autopilot pump supplying twin 7050 U 10 cylinders with pressure relief valve and by-pass for use with vane gear or emergency steering. New 60mm dia rudder stock and gland, enlarged bearings.
86cm S/S wheel and laminated ash tiller driven by vane gear.

Monitor stainless steel servo pendulum self-steering operating tiller.

Sleipner ‘Sidepower’ 7kw twin prop bowthruster footswitches on foredeck and cockpit handheld control.


LOA 15.50m (50'10")
LWL 11.90m (39'1")
Beam 4.10m (13'5")
Draft Max 1.82m (6'0")
Displacement 20,961kg (46,219.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Neut Aluminium spars (1984) with stainless steel standing rigging (1995)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Champion - Slab (1988)
Headsail - Furling (1988)

Mainsail, 316 sq ft 11 oz, Champion Sails, Holland
Mizzen, 212 sq ft 11 oz, Champion Sails, Holland
Furling Yankee, 272 sq ft 11 oz, Champion Sails, Holland
Staysail – loose footed, 174 sq ft 11 oz, Champion Sails, Holland

Above new ca 1988 and all overhauled and restitched as necessary with addition of 3rd reef to main and 2nd reef to mizzen addition of luff rope and sunstrip to yankee by Gowans, West Mersea in 1991. All little used and in good condition.

Boom Staysail, 148 sq ft 11 oz, Gowan & Co, West Mersea
Furling Yankee, 249 sq ft 10 oz, Gowan & Co, West Mersea
Light Genoa – furling, 548 sq ft 7.2 oz, Gowan & Co, West Mersea
Mizzen Staysail, 372 sq ft 4.6 oz, Gowan & Co, West Mersea
Cruising Chute inc squeezer, 851 sq ft 2 oz, Gowan & Co, West Mersea

All supplied incl sailcovers and bags 1991/6 and either unused or sailing trials only.

Spars and Rigging

Oregon pine varnished bowspit. Heavy profile masts and spars by Neut, Holland 1984. Stripped, repainted blue, fittings polished and refitted late 1992. Addition of s/steel mast steps to both main and mizzen, tracks and twin booming out poles to main mast, jumper strut to mizzen and intermediates to main.

S/steel goosenecks, kicking strap fittings and track gates to both masts. Sailspar roller furling gear to outer forestay. Firdell Blipper reflector. Nav lights – Aquasignal s/steel, excl tricolour. Halogen deck floods on both masts.

Standing rigging all replaced late 1995. 7/8/10/12mm dyform s/steel wire excl running backstays, Staylock terminals throughout inc Supajust turnbuckles.

Majority of running rigging replaced 1996. All blocks by Main – staysail, main and mizzen sheet blocks Tufnol.

Eight Andersen s/steel 2 speed winches incl 2 x 52, 2 x 46 self tailing sheet winches, fed through turning blocks. Stainless steel genoa tracks and 4 Lewmar s/steel cars.

Electrical Systems

12 volt,


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Built of shot-blasted steel plate originally zinc coated externally, primed with epoxy tar coatings internally. Overlapped seams welded both sides to produce a fair hull shape with extremely strong joins. Deck beams spaced at 30cm, frames at 60cm. Five bulkheads.

Plate thickness – Hull 5mm, Keelsole 15mm

New external paint system applied November 1989 – boat grit blasted to SA 2.5 – Awlgrip primers, build and top coats, both above and below the waterline carried out in controlled conditions by Fox’s International Spray centre, Ipswich. Additional bottom coats of epoxy tar applied July 1991 and polyurethane to topsides in October 1993 by owner and Fox’s staff. Hull colour cream with blue bulwarks.

Greater part of internal paint system remains in “as new” condition and there is minimal corrosion to the hull internally or externally.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads
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Forward Cabin double berth with recovered Scotchguarded cushion, over stowage housing two Bickerton bicycles. Plentiful cupboard and hanging space. Fire extinguisher. Floor hatch giving access to FLS transducer.

Forward Heads tiled toilet plinth with access to seacocks. Mahogany mirrored cabinet over s/steel sink basin. Teak shower grating, s/steel shower4 curtain fittings. Fold out clothes airer. Large cupboard space behind toilet giving access to bilge pump seacock and no smell filter. Further large storage under basin.

Saloon seating up to eight, cushions replaced, with two sets of interchangeable, Scotchguarded covers. Dickinson Antarctic s/steel diesel stove on tiled plinth with protective grabrail and heating coil supplying radiators in aft and side cabin. Large drop leaf table with inserts, six plates with bottle cabinet.

Plentiful stowage under and behind seating with access to holding tank manual pump out on port side. Cupboards above with internal shelving. Brass oil lamp over table and adjustable reading lamps in four corners. Floor hatches giving access to log and echosounder transducers, water, holding tanks and chain locker.

Galley Dickinson Adriatic diesel cooker with bolsters, pan clamps and heating coil supplying calorifier. External thermometer. (Makes excellent bread and Christmas cakes!!) Mosaic tiled worktops over capacious shelf storage. Cupboard and drawers under s/steel double sink, hand pump to o/board or holding tank. Provision for small gimballed gas cooker whilst passage making. Sharp Jet convection and grill combination microwave powered by shorepower or generator. Fridge and freezer compartments. Large spice rack. Fire extinguisher.

Nav Area full size chart table and seat with above listed navigation instruments, circuit breaker panels and fuse boards. Storage for up to 100 charts. Cupboard under and seat storage. Hatches giving access to water tank.

Security control panel with remove infrared sensors in cockpit and on deck providing reliable warning of intruders. Mast mounted siren and flashing deck flood. Automatic reset with 1/2 guard zones. Two metal built in safes.

Engine Room under cockpit of large size with good access via hatches on either side. 35mm white pvc lined sound insulation, internal light and high capacity extractor fan. Automatic fire extinguisher.

Workshop on starboard side with substantial top housing generator, water pump and large sail locker. Shelf at rear and cupboard housing bilge pump skinfitting and generator exhaust. Fire extinguisher. Dinghy mast stowage under deckhead. Floor hatches to bilge, thrust bulkhead and shaft brake.

Laundry Cupboard housing AEG Lavamat 280 full size, top loading washing machine with light and shelving. Water saving programmes, discharge via cockpit drain.

Single Cabin to port with recovered Scotchguarded berth over bilge fuel tank, wardrobe, cupboard and shelving. Gas bottle stowage at deck level with vent. Radiator. Floor hatches to bilge and fuel tank valves.

Aft Heads tiled toilet plinth with access to seacocks. Mahogany mirrored cabinet over toilet, s/steel basin. Teak shower grating, s/steel shower curtain fittings. Large storage under and behind basin. Manual operation of shaft brake and emergency shaft seal.

Aft Cabin with double berth over bilge fuel tank. New foam mattress and Scotchguarded cover, sprung slatted base giving ventilation and preventing mould growth. Large hanging space housing SSB aerial tuner and shelved storage. Further storage under seat. Full length mirror, radiator and oil lamp. Floor hatch giving access to sterngland, fuel filters, refrigeration filter, exhausts, fuel manifolds and fuel changeover valves.

4 burner Diesel cooker

Nav Equipment

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Walker 560

Furuno 1700 Radar, Walker 560 auto Sat Nav, Trimble NavTrac XL GPS, Shipmate RS 8100 VHF, Icom 735 SSB Transceiver, SG230 Smartuner, 2182 kHz watchkeeping alarm, PK-232 Decoder, fax and Navtex rcvr, ICS Weather fax, Gridpad SL 2050 computer with Canon BJ-10 SX printer interactive screen, external 3.5 ins disk 10 ins colour monitor drive opt external keyboard, Sea-Marshall MoB direction finder, EchoPilot FLS 2, Autohelm ST 600 with wind trim, VDO Sumlog, BDO Modis 120 echo sounder, VDO wind instruments inc close hauled, Isspro engine rev counter, Plath steering compass, 3 ins Brass barometer & chronometer, Walker Knotmaster S towed log,

Deck Gear

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4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Whitlock Titan 2000 12 v windlass
3 anchors
(75lb Plough, 45lb Plough, Danforth)
25.00m (82'0") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
windvane self-steering system
Baby bass 8ft fibreglass sailing stem dinghy dinghy (unknown year)
Solid guardrails with high bulwark giving security and protection around sidedecks. Nylon webbing jackstays. Strongeyes around cockpit and mast steps. Non-slip deck paint to coachroof and Treadmaster on sidedecks. Stainless steel granny bars around main mast.

Large stainless steel Sampson post and six mooring bollards through fairleads.

Painted s/steel sprayhood incorporating boom crutch, grabrails, lights and hatch giving excellent protection to self-draining cockpit and companionway.

Panic boxes under chart table containing emergency rations and large quantity of flares.

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)

Solid guardrails with high bulwark giving security and protection around sidedecks. Nylon webbing jackstays. Strongeyes around cockpit and mast steps. Non-slip deck paint to coachroof and Treadmaster on sidedecks. Stainless steel granny bars around main mast.

Large stainless steel Sampson post and six mooring bollards through fairleads.

Painted s/steel sprayhood incorporating boom crutch, grabrails, lights and hatch giving excellent protection to self-draining cockpit and companionway.

Panic boxes under chart table containing emergency rations and large quantity of flares.

Rule 3700 bilge pump forward and Jabsco 1750 in engine room both vented above waterline and Whale manual double diaphragm pump in cockpit.

Broker's Comments

A striking looking steel boat, which has spent the last few years ashore undergoing a complete refit and specification increase. The builder quotes :- “a formidable, safe, roomy, weatherly and comfortable Ocean Cruising yacht. The design has a long established record of seaworthiness, based on the renowned ‘Colin Archer’ form.”

What particularly struck me about this boat is the care and detail the current owner has spent on her. I have tried to capture some of the details and have an itinerary which can be provided. This boat has been designed for serious cruising; she has had comfort, strength and security as the focus during the work which has been undertaken.

See "more photos" to view 49 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Chris Allan of Boatshed Essex.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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