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Berthon 55 TSDY

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Boat REF# 235716
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 17.70m (58'1")
Year 1966
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 2 x Diesel 94hp, Gardner 6LW (1966)
Lying Isle of Wight - Viewing by Appointment Only


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Extra Details

Designer AK Balfour
Builder Berthon Boat Comapny
Lying Isle of Wight - Viewing by Appointment Only
Fuel capacity 2,600.0 ltr (572.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,400.0 ltr (308.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/11/2013


Engine 2 x Diesel 94hp
Engine make and model Gardner 6LW (1966)
Engine Hours engine1:   1100    engine2:   1100
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10.5 knots
Generator output 13KVA
Engine spares tick

Main engines serviced 02/2017 and prior 08/2014 by Gardner.
Naiad Stabilisers serviced 03/2017. See the video for how well these work!

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LOA 17.70m (58'1")
LOD 15.90m (52'2")
LWL 14.00m (45'11")
Beam 4.40m (14'5")
Draft Max 1.60m (5'3")
Displacement 25,600kg (56,448.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator 12/24 and 230v systems with 4 banks of batteries for main engine, genset, windlass and capstan (new 05/17) and house batteries (new 02/17)


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Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Built of Iroko on American Rock Elm with Teak decks and superstructure. Recent works include topsides re-painted July 2014 and sandblasted below waterline February 2017 (found to be 100% rot free) and prepared, primed and antifouled, re-varnished April 2017 above deck ready for the season


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 3
Shower 3
Heads 3 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

During her winter yard period 2017 she has had some interior varnish, headlinings refitted, aft saloon windows replaced and the galley remodelled to increase storage and ease of use

4 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Port Aurora system for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device

Instruments include
Garmin 2010C Chartplotter
Raytheon Radar
Raymarine Dragonfly Depth/fish finder
ICOM MF (SSB) radio
ICOM VHF radio
Furuno Weather fax

Entertainment system includes Harmon/Kardon amplifier and Intellian i2 and Freesat system for on-board TV in port or under way

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Passerelle tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Bruce and Danforth)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
dinghy (unknown year)
New dodgers 2014 and new awning panel 2015

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Boarding ladder tick

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Berthon Boat Company have been building yachts and boats since 1877 and since 1918 on the site of the former Lymington Shipyard, reputedly there since Roman times. A yard famous for America's Cup yachts (Lulworth was built here), dinghies, tugs, pilot boats amongst others, Berthon is a name always associated with quality and their historic build register reads like a 'who's who'!

And in 1966 they built this particular beauty. Reviewed soon after her launch and described as a boat with an 'indefinable air about her of one intended to go to sea', this is a rare example of a yacht which has always been cared for, from design and build right to present day ownership.

Her hull shape with its well flared bow gives her naturally good sea-keeping abilities and handling has been enhanced with a set of Naiad stabilisers for open water and a bow thruster to help in harbour. A remote controlled windlass and powered winches make short handed cruising a pleasure and so those lucky enough to be invited aboard as guests can truly relax on the aft deck and enjoy the experience.

Down below she feels luxurious yet to me unpretentious, something rarely achieved by modern yacht designers. Equally comfortable and practical both at sea and in port, she is very well equipped and has ample space storage for extended cruising or alternatively she would make a fine liveaboard.

I could go on all day! In summary this is a really stunning example of a classic motor yacht modernised thoughtfully to ensure she can be easily enjoyed whilst still retaining her class and her character.

These boat details are subject to contract.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Berthon 55 TSDY has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. 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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