17.5m Passage maker

This offshore proven pilothouse passage-maker built by renowned boat builder Kerry Alexander in 1995 has just been listed for sale with superb features and highly specified having been crafted in steel and composites for a well known and experienced boating family.

With a 5.5m beam and weighing in at 40 tons, this 17.5m small ship has a size, presense and seakeeping quality that is a rare find today, with a hand-crafted teak and leather interior and plenty of character.
The hull is strongly constructed in steel to the deck level and painted with the best epoxy coating systems available, with a composite timber and fibreglass superstructure from the decks up.

With an excellent 3 cabin layout forward plus a 2 berth crew cabin aft, plus a twin level cockpit, pilothouse saloon and helm station, flybridge and walk in engine room and stabilisers - this vessel ticks the boxes for offshore serious passage, or Gulf cruising making in comfort.

With a recent refit and paint job and a large list of extras she's a must see if you are looking a long distance or live-aboard cruising.

Ready for serious cruising

LOA: 17.5 metres (57 feet)
Beam: 5.5 metres (18 feet)
Draft: 1.5 metres (4.9 feet)
Year launched: 1995
Designer: Dennis Ganly
Builder: Kerry Alexander
Hull type: Steel
Displacement: 40 tonnes
No. of berths: 9

Engines: Twin Volvo 6 cylinder 9.6 litres, derated to 320 hp
Cruise speed: 8.5 - 9 kts at 1250 rpm
10 knots at 1500 rpm
Generator: Kohler 11 kva
Fuel: 6000 litres
Water: 1000 litres
Stabilisers: Naiad active fin hydraulic
Watermaker: Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper
Triple station controls

Davit / Crane: Hydraulic
Bow Thruster: Hydraulic - American Marine
Tender: 3.8 m RIB plus 30 hp Yamaha outboard
Dive compressor
Oil change system
Dual anchors plus spares
130m x 13mm chain on main anchor
Topsides, deck and cabin sides repainted in 2016

Don Salthouse
Mobile: 0274 957 174
Troy Woods
Mobile: 021 555 344

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