Calliope 405 steel cutter built by Croft Marine to Robert Tucker design in 1992. Pilothouse Ketch with centre cockpit, round bilge. Strong steel blue water cruiser. Powered by 85hp Lancing Marine engine, bowthruster, generator, In boom furling main, (most sails and standing rigging from 2008) In current British ownership since 2000. Many upgrades from 2005, due to work commitments she has not been used properly since 2011/12. £49950
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Round Bilge Steel Pilothouse Sailing Ketch.
1992 Robert Tucker, built by Croft Marine, Stratford on Avon.
Rigged by "Oysters" Ipswich to "Oyster 43" spec.
Grit blasted and galvanised zinc sprayed at build, then epoxy filled and faired.
Steel hull, deck & structure
4mm/5mm deck & structure
Hull insulation is Rockwool Glass Fibre, 2” this is everywhere, hull, bulkheads, and deck heads, (not just to the waterline as is the case with some steel builds)
LOA: 40’6 (12.35m)
Beam: 13’4 (4.1m)
Draft: 5’9 (1.8m)
Mast height: 14460mm
Mizzen height: 9810mm
Displacement - 14 tonnes
Ballast is written on the drawings as 4750 kgs.
Ballast ratio is 33.5%
The Displacement weight according to the drawings was 14 tonnes(13.89) to be exact. Lightship. ie no fixtures or fittings water or fuel etc etc. does not include the engine either.
Ford/Lancing Marine 85hp (original) D6573/OO/WL
Hyd gearbox PRM 160
Brunton Autoprop 20”
Large Vetus 10hp Bowthruster.
Lister Petter 10kva genset
All systems regularly serviced (owners comment)
Fuel: 190 gals single integral tank.
Water: 200 gals in SS fresh water tanks.
Ketch rigged by Foxes, Ipswich (UK)
In Boom Furling main
Much of the standing rigging replaced in 2008
Most sails from 2008, by SMB Falmouth (UK)
Little used and stored inside when yacht not in use.
In boom furling main, white
Genoa, roller furling, white
Jib, hank system, white
Genoa Winch – by Enkes 26 ASC self tailing
Main winches (2) by Lewmar, 8sp self tailing
Halyard winches (3) by Lewmar 30 spd self tailing
4/5 berths throughout (incl saloon) 2 heads/toilets
1 double cabin 2 singles in second cabin
Upholstery from 2004
Approx 6’6 average headroom
Varnish teak ply and solid teak interior wood work
Blakes Lavac heads x 2 (replaced 2005)
Jabsco 6gal calorifier/hot water system
Oven, grill, 2 hobs (lpg) little used
Fridge (24v/240v from 2005 little used)
Assorted cooking equipment
Large 25kg delta anchor and 120m chain (2005)
Lofrans electric/manual windlass (2005)
33kg Fisherman anchor
Ample warps and fenders
Simpson davits (400kg)
GPS – Raymarine
Plotter – Raymarine
Radar – Raymarine
Autohelm ST50 – log, speed, depth
Autopilot – Autohelm ST50
Compass – Riger Poseidon
Autohelm throughout, interior, steering position and in outer cockpit
24v & 240v systems
2 x 125ah domestic batteries (2014)
2 x 100ah engine start batteries (2014)
Charging via charger, inverter & solar
Heart Freedom battery charger 65a /24v
2 x 125w solar panels
4 fire extinguishers
1 fire blanket
2 electric bilge pumps
2 manual bilge pumps
2 life jackets
2 life buoys
2 jack stays
The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.
Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.
I bought the boat in 2000.
Kept her on the hard in Falmouth, UK to complete interior work, varnishing, replace pipework, new upholstery, renew sea cocks, fit Simpson Davits, new sails(still immaculate always stored internally when not in the water).
Boat taken from UK to Greece in 2005 and then taken out of the water due to work commitments.
Cruised for 5 months in 2009, and then stored on the hard.
Cruised in 2011 for 3 months.
Been out of the water since then due to work commitments.
Regularly maintained throughout.
Total time in the water since 2004 approximately 14 months.
2002 survey report available.
This boat is a very strong and stable ocean going yacht.
Easily manageable sail plan with a strong powerful engine.
A top quality long range cruising live-aboard.
All original build plans specs, and equipment details available.
Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.
Bill of Sale to current owners 2000 (purchased in UK)
Purchase contract & Spec from 2000
Current SSR British Registration Certificate
Tax Exemption Proof (UK HMRC CustomsT2-stamped June 1993)
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