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Reinke 15m Serious Bluewater Cruiser!

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Boat REF# 207627
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.00m (49'3")
Year 1996
Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Berths 8
Engine 2 x Diesel 62hp, Nanni 62PS (M2800) (1996)
Lying Olympic Peninsula


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Extra Details

Designer Reinke
Builder Self-build under Reinke supervision
Lying Olympic Peninsula
Fuel capacity 2,500.0 ltr (550.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 1,500.0 ltr (330.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 62hp
Engine make and model Nanni 62PS (M2800) (1996)
Engine Hours engine1:   2000    engine2:   2000    engine3:   972
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.6 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 10KVA
Engine spares tick
Water-maker tick

(4) 200 Amp House batteries (new 2015)
(2) Engine starter batteries (2 engines - 1 per)
(1) Generator start battery
GEKO Marine M 10000-10 kW Generator, 3 cyl with Kubota engine - (3rd engine - 972 hours)
1 x Mastervolt 100Amp (2012)
1 x 25 Amp WAECO
2 x MOBITRONIC each 25 Amp
1 x inverter 2000W
Three solar panels with 2 x 87 watt and 1 x 50 watt = 224 watt
220 V Shore power

Props: 20 x 18 35 mm RH/LH TK 3 blade. New in 2012.

Cruises 5.5-6 knots under power with one engine and 7 knots with both engines.

Although the Nanni Diesel brand is not well known here in the US, the 50 year old European manufacturer makes gensets and yacht engines from 10 to 1800 horsepower. With a growing network of service and parts distribution, as well as aggressively adding new importers, Nanni is a well respected international brand with growing support throughout the world and on the American continent. A dealer is present here in Olympia, WA!


LOA 15.00m (49'3")
LWL 13.20m (43'4")
Beam 4.20m (13'9")
Draft Min 1.65m (5'5")
Draft Max 1.65m (5'5")
Airdraft 22.25m (73'0")
Displacement 22,000kg (48,510.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage In water


Cutter rigged Herot (Germany) Aluminium spars (2005) with stainless steel standing rigging (2008)


Mainsail Herot (Germany) - Slab (2005) 2 Reefs
Headsail Herot (Germany) - Furling (2005)
Other sails Small Foresail (unknown year)
Small Foresail (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
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127m; 1 x large and 2 furling
Mainsail: 56 m² mainsail with through-going battens(full batten) 2 reefs 450g weight sail cloth
Genoa 90m² 310 g weight sail cloth
Foresail 48m² 450 g weight

Standing Rigging: Nirosta steel wire 10mm Mainmast aluminum with two spreaders
All running rigging appears to be in good condition and was certified in 2011 overseas. It is 10mm stainless steel.

Harkin roller furlings on cutter rig.

Two spinnaker poles.

110 sq. meter spinnaker

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator


Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Aluminium finish

Kurt Reinke is the author of books about yacht-building and for many years coordinated the construction of megayachts at a world-renowned yard. He developed a number of revered yacht designs and semi-builds for private self-builders and then developed a system for both support and parts distribution. Aluminum as a hull material became his specialty, chosen for its blue-water durability and safety.

This boat was ordered and built in a skilled yard in Waldkraiburg, Germany.

Regarding the twin keel design... Hundreds of Reinke twin keel hulls have been built. Purportedly, bilge keel Bruce Roberts designs are popular in Australia where tides can vary as much as 30 feet. The advantages and disadvantages of a twin keel in sailing are well documented, but in short the owner has been very pleased with the all around performance proven in nearly every kind of sea imaginable.

Fuel tanks consist of 500 litres in each keel fin (2) and two tanks of 750 litres each.

Above the waterline, the hull has been sanded to bare aluminum because of advice received from commercial aluminum boat owners over the years.

Deck is all aluminum. Anti-skid is very worn.

In 2012, in New Zealand the hull was sanded to the epoxy coat and then the hull was checked. A shipyard put on three more epoxy coats, primer, and three antifouling coats. In 2014 in Wrangell (Alaska) two new coats of antifouling were applied. All this work was done by professionals.

A Certificate of "Warrent of Fitness (electrics)" was supplied from New Zealand in 2012.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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Oven tick
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Curtains tick
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The interior of this vessel is very impressive to me. Fit and finish are remarkable.

The cockpit has a 20mm windscreen forward and both sides. A bimini top covers the companionway. Entering just aft of midship through the companionway down a few steps, a U-shaped settee is just aft of the interior helm. Windows wrap around this entire level for light to spill in. To starboard is the nav station, complete with modern SSB radio with data capability and a fully interfaced PC as a chart plotter. VHF radios and other typical navigation instruments are located here with a large map table and ample storage.
Aft of the navigation station down three steps are storage cabinets to starboard and fully aft is the master aft cabin. Here is a door to the large master head with standing shower and an access door to the engine room.
Forward the helm and nav station are three steps to a lower level. To port is a complete galley with electric stove, oven, fridge, hot and cold pressure water, large sink, and microwave. A glassware holder offers a semi-transparent wall between the galley and the main salon on the other side. An L-shaped settee surrounds a folding table. To starboard is a bench seat/berth and aft of that, across from the galley, is a smaller bench seat and cabinet.
Fully forward to port is a door to the forward head with manual toilet, basin, mirror, basic hand shower and storage. The door fully forward is the V-berth cabin and has ample room, double berth (if not larger) and many bookshelves. Beneath the cabin is line/sail storage.

1 indoor shower and 1 outdoor shower
30 liter hot water tank
80 Liter freezer 12V/220V
Microwave 220V
Webasto Diesel fired furnace with 3 zones is not hydronic. It is direct air heating as a forced air furnace.
Electric 3 burner stove.
Gas cooker (backup system)
Desalination by PUR Power watermaker

4 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

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Stereo tick
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Computer tick
DVD tick

Robertson AP 300x electrical Autopilot
Plotter: PC with OpenCPN
Radar: Furuno - MD 1771 Mark 2
Garmin 120 and Garmin 76
VHF - Shipmate RS 830
HF - YAESU 856D (HAM radio with
Many manuals
Paper Nautical Charts
Echo sounder, speed log, speed are Raymarine
Near the steering, navigation is Riviera and Suunto brand.
Depth sounder, wind measurement, log and repeater outside (all from Raymarine) new in 2012.

Deck Gear

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2 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Electric LOFRANS-FALKON 1500w windlass (with remote control)
4 anchors
(Bugelanker, CQR, and folding)
100.00m (328'1") of chain
400.00m (1,312'5") of warp
Monitor windvane self-steering system
'DSB' (Deutsches Schlauboot) dinghy (unknown year)
9.9hp outboard, Yamaha, Short Shaft (2011)
13mm Galvanized anchor chain
1x Bügelanker 35kg (main anchor)
1 x CQR 25kg (spare anchor)
Hawser 1x folding anchor 25kg (stern anchor)
Two dinghies:
1 x RIB w/ aluminum floor 2.5m with 9.9 HP Outboard: ('DSB' (Deutsches Schlauboot) Zephyr 2.8 SR; length = 280 cm, width = 155 cm, diamteter of the tube: 40 cm; 2 seperate air chambers, weight 35 kg, bottom of aluminium.)
1 x 2 m rubber with 4.0 HP Outboard
(2) Large Harkin self-tailing winches in the cockpit.
Falcon 1500 windlass has remotes both inside and in the cockpit as well as foot operation at the windlass.
500+ feet of shore line

Extra 4 HP 4 stroke 2002 Yamaha Outboard along with a very used spare hardshell dinghy.


Misc. crab pot equipment


Kayak tick

Safety Equipment

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Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

(1) 12 V bilge pump and (1) 220 Volt bilge
EPIRB 'ACR' Satellite 2 406
Avon 6 Person Life Raft (cert. 2012)
Flares, flare gun, etc.
Life jackets with belt
First-aid kit
Emergency tiller

Broker's Comments

This is an impressive all-aluminum cutter-rigged sloop that has already traveled the world and is not ready to stop. The owners have lived aboard and cruised the world for the past 6.5 years and are returning to Austria to reestablish terrestrial life. As such, nearly everything necessary to live aboard and sail the seas is staying with the boat. Metric conversion: This vessel is close to 50 feet long with a 13.78 foot beam.

This vessel truly appears to have everything needed for world travel and has proven itself worthy as such. The most unique feature of the Reinke is a twin "wing" fin keel (also called a bilge keel) that allows the boat to sit upright on dry land. This can be a great advantage for hull inspections at a low tide. Additionally, this configuration gives this 50' boat a draft of only 5'-8" (1.65m)

It has been reported that all the systems are functional and the sellers should know, as it has been their home for quite some time.

The exterior appears as a normal cutter rigged sailboat, but the interior is quite impressive to me. The layout allows for separate living spaces around a midships galley and settee.

Twin diesel engines in this sailboat provide two significant advantages -- the redundancy factor allows for high reliability and, as with larger motor yacht designs, low speed maneuverability is improved.

This interior helm is a tremendous advantage for rough water or cold weather and the settee adjacent to the helm makes steering while living-in-comfort a reality.

Boat delivery can be made by the current owner.

These boat details are subject to contract. Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Reinke 15m Serious Bluewater Cruiser! has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Helvey of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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