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Whitby  55 Aft Cabin

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16.76m (55'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 140hp, Yanmar 4LH-HTE (unknown year)



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Extra Details

Lying BVI
Fuel capacity 1,363.6 ltr (300.0 G) Total - 0 Tanks
Water capacity 1,363.6 ltr (300.0 G) Total - 0 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 140hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4LH-HTE (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Folding
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Generator output 8KVA
Generator Hours 5.4
Engine spares tick
Water-maker tick

Service records in the form of personal, detailed log books. Prop shaft is currently out as it was leaking after being launched from the storage yard.


LOA 16.76m (55'0")
LOD 13.72m (45'0")
Beam 4.70m (15'5")
Draft Min 2.01m (6'7")
Airdraft 21.21m (69'7")
Displacement 24,494kg (54,009.3lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage In water


Ketch rigged Isomat Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail Doyle - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Doyle - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)
Staysail (unknown year)

Main sail looks in really good shape with some minor tears. Other sails were all stored inside for the storms and with out laying out to check, appear used

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 3
Shower 3
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 3 heads (Manual)
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Curtains tick
Air conditioning tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
WiFi Booster tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Passerelle tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bimini tick
Bow Thruster tick

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell windlass
2 anchors
(ROCNA 40 KG and Fortress )
60.96m (200'0") of chain
45.72m (150'0") of warp


There is no dinghy sold with the vessel but the owner has a few dinghies and outboards to choose from as the originals were damaged.

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Just prior to the storms that hit the BVI, the vessel was fitted with New Batteries, a brand new generator with 5.4 hours. The air conditioning unit looks very new as do the heads, windlass motor, fridge compressor and watermaker. This vessel has detailed log books that go back many years.
She was in dry storage for the storms so was never flooded. The shaft is currently out as it was leaking when launched.
I feel this vessel would be a great project to turn into a live aboard blue water cruiser. She is older but still has many years of life considering all the new parts.
90% of the stanchions and stainless are perfect. The all round cosmetic apearance is fair. The interior floors look new in areas. I am sure the log books would have all of this detailed.
A new mast would need to be machined. Rigging fixed and sail repairs to the main only. Other sails were stored inside.

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

This Whitby 55 Aft Cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Justin Smit of Boatshed BVI. Click here for contact details.
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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