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1996 Vandervoort 63 Pilot Cutter

SEK  6.862.523*
Lisbon, Portugal
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Dutch steel pilot cutter

Enkel / diesel
Belägen i:
Lisbon, Portugal
Nuvarande pris:
EUR  650.000 Skatt/moms ej betald (SEK  6.862.523) 

Beautifully built steel round-bilged Dutch pilot cutter from Den Helder. A Jongert in all but the name. Launched in 1996 and boasting an enormous cruising spec with plenty of recent updates. Custom Dutch yacht building at it’s very best.


PHOENIX OF LONDON was commissioned by her original German owner to create a high quality, extremely capable ocean sailing yacht that combines all the skills and knowledge of Dutch custom yacht building with great sailing performance afforded by a round-bilged hull and powerful push-button cutter sloop rig configuration.


With her raised pilot saloon profile, she can be safely piloted in all conditions and in absolute comfort. Her Bekbrede-designed hull lines offer enormous levels of interior volume, allowing for three large accommodation cabins, each with ensuite heads and full-size shower cubicles, upper and lower saloon,  large galley, stand-up engine room and a mirriad of stowage opportunities both above and below her sole.


In terms of her inventory, PHOENIX OF LONDON boasts absolutely everything needed for long-term life aboard. Her specification highlights include:-

  • Heavily insulated 37-2 steel hull with integral keel and steel rudder blade
  • Bamar electric furling inmast mainsail and furling genoa
  • Extensive array of Lewmar electric winches allowing complete push-button control
  • Electric crane for tender on dedicated aft raised platform
  • Twin anchors with separate hydraulic windlasses and chain lockers
  • Hydraulic bowthruster allowing continual propulsion without thermal cut-out
  • Large 225hp Perkins diesel engine with upper and lower electronic throttles
  • 20kw Westerbeke generator with very low hours
  • HRO 160lph watermaker
  • 20,000BTU reverse cycle air conditioning with outlets in all cabins
  • Comprehensive Raymarine navigation instrument package including radar, plotters and hydraulic pilot
  • Inmarsat satelite coms system
  • All electric galley for completely safety (no gas)
  • Two large front-opening fridges and front-opening freezer
  • 3,800 litres of fuel capacity allowing an almost trans-Atlantic range plus 3,000 litres of fresh water capacity


Purchased by her current owner in Palma de Mallorca in 2007, PHOENIX OF LONDON was then sailed across the Atlantic and back before returning to her new home port of Lisbon. Her owner has now fallen in love with the idea of a classic motor yacht, so the time has come for PHOENIX OF LONDON to pass to her next custodian for a minor pitstop before her next great adventure.


Realistically priced and available exclusive of VAT, please contact us to arrange your inspection.




PHOENIX OF LONDON is a 22m Dutch built steel cutter rigged that was built in 1996 in Holland. She is signed by Vandervoort, but her History is that she was built at shipyards used by Jongert and closely resembles , in design and construction, a Jongert 22m


An Ocean going luxury sailing boat capable of providing adventure to anywhere in the Globe, the PHOENIX OF LONDON is fitted out in customised signature teak throughout and kitted for Ocean going sailing, or summer holidays in the Caribbean or the Med.




RCD Status:

  • RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was first placed into use prior to 16th June 1998. 


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Hull constructed in accordance with Det Norkes Veritas
  • Hull, deck and all structural bulkheads in 37-2 Dutch steel.
  • Round bilged hull profile
  • Frames at 500mm centres
  • 6mm plate beneath waterline, 5mm topsides & 4mm deck and superstructure
  • 15mm teak deck
  • Teak laid coachroof and cockpit
  • Teak decks bonded to plywood subdeck glued to steel subdeck
  • 40mm PU foam insulation
  • Hull internally finished in epoxy paint system
  • Hull beneath waterline finished with 4 coats of epoxy paint
  • Hull above water line finished in 2-pack epoxy system and painted.
  • Topsides – Awlgrip Blue - 2010


Keel & Rudder:

  • Steel fabricated keel wth 20mm sole and 6mm side plating
  • 9000kgs of lead ballast
  • Steel rudder blade




Engine & gearbox:

  • Perkins Sabre M225 Ti  225hp 6-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine.
  • Hurth gearbox with 2.04:1 reductions
  • Fresh water engine cooling
  • Halyard Marine water-cooled exhaust system
  • Twin Separ 2000 fuel/water seperators
  • Engine mounted on flexible mounts to minimise vibration.
  • 24vDC ventilation and extration
  • Engine compartment extensively insulated and sound- proof isolated
  • Access to engine from top and watertight door aft
  • Mathers 585CE Micro Commander electronic throttle system with throttles at helm and chart table


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours: Approximately Engine hours of 3,241 at November 2016
  • Date of last engine service: April 2016
  • Cruising speed – approx. 6 knots
  • Maximum speed – approx. 11 knots


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Hydraulic actuated wheel steering with stainless wheel in cockpit
  • 3-bladed fix prop
  • Hydraulic bowthruster



  • Hydraulic PTO from front of engine powering bowthruster and windlasses




Voltage systems:

  • 24vDC domestic system plus 12vDC services with 230v AC via generator, shore power or inverter


Battery Banks:

  • 4x Lifeline 255Ah 12vDC AGM service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 510Ah @ 24vDC 2016
  • 4x Bosch 112Ah 12vDC maintenance free winch and sail-handling batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 224Ah @ 24vDC – 2016
  • 1x 80Ah 12vDC engine start battery – 2014
  • 1x 80Ah 12vDC generator start battery – 2014
  • Magnetronic DCC-4000 battery control system
  • Philippi digital battery monitoring system



  • Victron Syklla 24/50 50Amp automatic primary battery charger
  • Victron Skylla 24/50 50Amp automatic secondary battery charger
  • Victron Multi 24/3000/70 3kw inverter and 70Amp reserve battery charger
  • Victron Phoenix Multi-Control inverter/charger control



  • Victron Multi 24/3000/70 3kw inverter



  • Westerbeke 20.0 BED 20kw 220vAC generator
  • Generator hours – approx 484 as of November 2016
  • Date of last generator service – April 2016



  • Leece Neville 150Amp 24v Alternator


Other Electrical:

  • A galvanic isolator is installed for protecting the boat from galvanic corrosion issues.
  • AC and DC distribution switchboards are placed adjacent to and under the chart table area and controlled by a pushbutton panel
  • 220vAC shorepower connection
  • 24v-12v drioppers with both 12v and 24v sockets at chart table




Fresh Water:

  • 24vDC pressure system with large Webasto stainless steel  calorifier tank and 230vAC immersion heater powered by shore power or generator
  • In-line water filter after fresh water pump
  • Deck wash pump Sea water and fresh water supply
  • Aft deck shower



  • HRO Seafrari watermaker 160lph watermaker – 2013
  • Watermaker hours: approx. 46hrs as of November 2016


Bilge Pumps:

  • 24vDC bilge pump
  • 220vAC high capacity electric bilge pump
  • Bilge alarm system






  • 3,800 litres in 2x 1,000 litre stainless steel tanks in machinery room and 1x 800 litre tank beneath galley
  • Additional day tank
  • Gauge meter at the chart table
  • Fuel intake on deck


Fresh Water:

  • 3,000 litres in 2x 1,500 litre stainless steel fresh water tanks in machinery room
  • Gauge metere at the chart table


Holding Tanks:

  • 300 litre plastic black water holding tank servicing all heads
  • Holding tank level gauge
  • 250 litre stainless steel grey water tank




At Helm

  • Raymarine E120 colour GPS radar chart plotter – 2010
  • Raymarine closed array radar scanner on mast – 2010
  • Raymarine ST8002 Smartpilot auto pilot control – 20??
  • Hydraulic auto pilot drive complete with spare unit – 2010
  • Raymarine A50 GPS chart plotter – 2010
  • Probe Interphase forward looking echo sounder – 2006
  • Raymarine ST60+ wind display – 2010
  • Raymarine ST60+ depth display – 2010
  • Raymarine ST60+ speed display – 2010
  • Raymarine ST60+ rudder display – 2010
  • Cassens & Plath steering compass – 2014


At Chart Table

  • Raymarine E80 GPS radar chart plotter – 2010
  • Raymarine ST60+ wind display – 2010
  • Raymarine ST60+ Tridata display – 2010
  • Raymarine ST6002 Smartpilot – 2010
  • ICS Nav 6 Navtex – 2012


Communications Equipment:

  • Raymarine VHF with DSC and speaker in cockpit
  • Ray 240e VHF with DSC with speaker at chart table
  • Nera F33 Inmarsat Fleet satellite phone and data system
  • DeTeWe T33 Clip ISDN terminal adapter
  • Hakophon loud hailer system





  • Miele H252 electric cooker with 4x hobs, oven and grill
  • 2x Vitrifrigo front opening fridges
  • 1x Vitrifrigo front opening freezer (in bilge stowage space beneat galley)
  • Twin sinks
  • Krups coffee maker 
  • Candy Aqua 100f 3.5kgs washing machine in aft heads



  • 3x Jabsco Quiet Flush 24V electric toilets – 2012
  • Showers in all heads compartments.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • 2x Clima Air CWS 201 20,000BTU (22,000BTU heating) air conditioning units wth outlets in all internal cabin areas and controls in each primary cabin area



  • Halogen throughout the boat



  • Retracting Sharp Aquos LCD TV in saloon on electric hoist
  • Sony DVD player
  • Toshiba LCD TV in master cabin
  • Panasonic CD/Radio in saloon with 4x Blaupunkt deckhead speakers
  • CD/Radios in each accommodation cabin with Blaupunkt deckhead speakers
  • Sony CD/Radio in cockpit with Alpine speakers and further speakers on foredeck




Summary of Accommodation:

  • Accommodates up to 12 in VIP cabin forward, single berth in lower dinette, single berth in upper dinette, passage making berth in lower aft corridor, double and upper single berth in aft guest cabin and double berth plus further double berth in owner’s cabin aft. Each accommodation cabin has an ensuite heads with separate shower cubicle.


Accommodation Finish:

  • Interior joinery in signature teak and varnished with satin-gloss PU varnish.
  • Soleboards in varnished teak with holly inlay
  • Upper and lower saloons upholstery in beige leather
  • Beige curtains and blinds throughout
  • Headlinings finished in off-white vinyl with mahogany battening
  • Fitted carpets in accommodation cabins
  • Working countertops in Corian
  • All interior lights, doorknobs and handles in brass finish


Description of Accommodation from Forward:


VIP cabin:

  • Large centreline double berth with stowage beneath
  • Hanging lockers and full-length cupboards aft to starboard
  • Access to ensuite heads
  • 2x opening deckhead hatches
  • Shelves outboard


VIP Ensuite Heads:

  • Separate enclosed shower with sliding polyacrylate door
  • Shower water is pumped out on the yacht’s side by an electric pump
  • Electric marine head and a holding tank
  • Mirrored cupboards
  • A washbasin with pressurised water (hot and cold) with a worktop in Corian or similar
  • Lockers below the washbasin with seacocks.


Lower Dinette:

  • Positioned to starbaord opposite galley
  • U-shaped seating with dining table
  • Stowage below and outboard
  • Shelf and locker stowage
  • Access to bilge storage area beneath floor



  • U-shaped galley to port
  • Extensive stowage in lockers, cupboards and drawers both above and below counters
  • Two front opening fridges
  • Twin sinks
  • Electric cooker


Main Saloon:

  • Comfortable sitting arrangement for 10-12 with panoramic vision at seating level
  • companionway
  • Storage space under the settee
  • Shelves at aft end
  • Large table of a very strong construction with bottle locker beneath
  • 2x fold out stools for added seating
  • 1 bigger seat on the starboard side of the saloon table with a backrest and storage space underneath.
  • Cabinet to starboard with retracting TV and further stowage
  • Front opening pilot house windows
  • Opening deckhead hatch
  • Companionway steps to cockpiut


Chart Table:

  • Oppositte galley to starboard
  • Forward facing chart table with full-sized chart table
  • Space for navigation instruments forward
  • AC & DC panels outboard


Aft Lower Corridor:

  • Accessed from the saloon via a winding staircase
  • Sea-berth with lee cloth
  • Extensive stowage beneath with lockers, drawers and space for diving wetsuits and safety equipment.
  • Door access to machinery space.


Guest Aft Cabin:

  • Double berth with lee boards
  • Single berth above with lee cloth
  • Fold-up vanity
  • Lockers and cupboard stowage
  • Access to ensuite heads
  • Opening side-port


Guest Heads:

  • Separate enclosed shower with sliding polyacrylate door
  • Shower water is pumped out on the yacht’s side by an electric pump
  • Electric marine head and a holding tank
  • Mirrored cupboards
  • A washbasin with pressurised water (hot and cold) with a worktop in Corian or similar
  • Lockers below the washbasin with seacocks.


Owner’s Cabin:

  • Large centreline double bed with stowage beneath
  • Athwartships double bed above and aft
  • Fixed ports looking aft through transom
  • Vanity
  • Hanging lockers
  • Access to ensuite heads


Owner’s Ensuite Heads:

  • Separate enclosed shower with sliding polyacrylate door
  • Washing machine outboard of shower cubicle
  • Shower water is pumped out on the yacht’s side by an electric pump
  • Electric marine head and a holding tank
  • Mirrored cupboards
  • A washbasin with pressurised water (hot and cold) with a worktop in Corian or similar
  • Lockers below the washbasin with seacocks.


Machinery Room:

  • Accessed via waterright door from lower aft corrirdor (or via floor hatch)
  • Large engine room area with workbench and vice,
  • Checkerplating flooring
  • Standing headroom
  • Extensive stowage for tools
  • Dive compressor with stoeage for two full-sizd dive bottles





  • Nemo Spars masthead-rigged 3-spreader white-painted deck-stepped mast
  • Selden aluminium alloy boom – 2015
  • Stainless steel rigid vang with control line led back to cockpit
  • Stainless steel standing rigging – 2014
  • Split backstay
  • Checkstays
  • Bamar 24vDC electric inmast furling system
  • Bamar 24vDC Magic Jib genoa furling system
  • Inner forestay with manual staysail furler
  • Adjustable mastrack for spinnaker pole
  • Pfeiffer telescopic spinnaker pole – deck stowed
  • Lewmar deck gear throughout
  • Lewmar genoa and staysail tracks
  • Lewmar mainsheet system with adjustable track at aft end of steering cockpit



  • Lewmar Ocean winch package consisting of:-
  • 2x 54EST electric 2-speed self-tailing primary winches
  • 2x 54EST electric 2-speed self-tailing stayssail winches
  • 1x 54EST electric 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet winch
  • 1x 40EST electric 2-speed self-tailing outhaul and vang winch
  • 2x 48ST 2-speed self-tailing checkstay winches (starboard side is electric)
  • 2x 48ST 2-speed self-tailing manual halyard winches on mast



  • Dacron furling mainsail – 2014
  • Dacron furling genoa – 2007
  • Furling staysail – 2007



  • Bowsprit with tack mounting for cruising chute
  • Chromed dorades
  • Side boarding gates
  • Substanital cockpit table with U-shaped protected seating on aft deck area.
  • Extended aft platform for tender stowage
  • Various cockpit lockers
  • Stainless steel side boarding ladder
  • Stainless steel aft bathing ladder
  • Passarelle


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • 2x Lewmar 3000 hydraulic anchor windlasses
  • 2x 140lbs CQR anchors with 120m & 60m galvanised chains
  • Chain stoppers
  • Stainless steel mooring bollards forward, aft and amidships
  • Warps and fenders


Tender & Outboard:

  • AIB 3.6m RIB – 2016
  • Mercury 25hp 4-stroke outboard engine – 2014
  • Nautical Structures MC800 24vDC tender crane


Covers, Cushions & Canvas

  • Sprayhood
  • Bimini
  • Cockpit cushions in blue canvas


Exterior Lighting:

  • Spreader down lights
  • Navigation lights
  • Cockpit lighting




Life saving:

  • Zodiac ? man canister liferaft – next service due 2017
  • BFA spare anister lifeaft – servicing required, condition not warranted
  • Various lifejackets and life belts
  • Flarepack
  • McMurdo G5 EPIRB
  • Fastfind GPS MOB personal EPIRB
  • Horseshoe buoy
  • Danbuoy

Fire control:

  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Fire blanket at galley
  • SeaFire fire extinguisher system in machinery room with detector and remote control



Lying Lisbon - Portugal


Available to view strictly by appointment


Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment


For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact us.


Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering a purchase.


Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715 Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

Please contact Alex Grabau at +44(0)1590 673715

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