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|Location||Fort William, Highland, United Kingdom|
|Tax Status||Tax Paid|
|Length on Deck||14 m|
|Max Draft||2.19 m|
|Min. Draft||2.2 m|
|Engine Make||Cummins / Leyland|
|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Propeller Type||4 Blade|
|Engine usage (hours)||1322|
|Fuel Tanks||1700 litres (Steel)|
|Fresh Water Tanks||2000 litres (Steel)|
This Orca 51 is a Steel, pilothouse cutter built to a high standard with no chines! She is only one of 2 built. Based on the Bruce Roberts 49 she has the curves of a GRP hull but is manufactured in steel. Built to order for a Polish surgeon in 1990 at the Stocznia Wisla Shipyard in Gdansk she was bought and imported into the UK by her current owner in 2003. Finished to a very high standard in all aspects she presently has accommodation for 7 people in 3 cabins plus a pilot berth. She was originally Coded 0 for unrestricted global usage for a crew of 9. Fitted for comfortable coastal cruising she is a genuine go anywhere vessel for private or commercial use.
Filmed in 2016 and released in the summer of 2017, Orca stared in the film "The Dark Mile" shown at Cannes and released at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Search for it on the web for more views of this beautiful yacht.
For other footage check out youtube and search for: MJX RC Bugs 2 B2W quad flight from moving yacht.
Based on the hull of a Bruce Roberts 49, "Orca" has the curves and soft chines of a GRP hull but made in steel. She has a winged keel with a draft of 7' 2.5" (2.20M), a skeg hung rudder with wheel steering and keel stepped mast.
The hull, deck and main superstructure are steel while the pilothouse is alloy and is connected to the deck with and insulated joint. An alloy frame fixed windscreen has recently been added from which a canvas cockpit enclosure is fitted. Outside, the coachroofs are laid in teak. Beneath the cabin sole the hull is divided into a series of fuel and water tanks giving a long cruising range for both (1700Lts of fuel and 2000Ltrs of water).
The interior fit-out is in quality hardwood with a high quality of carpentry. There are waterproof bulkheads and watertight doors fore and aft adding to the security of the vessel.
Orca is powered by a 100hp 6 cylinder Cummins / Leyland SW400 marine diesel with 1322 hours of run time. There is an HFL Mariner 6 KVA generator with a Mitsubishi twin cylinder engine (930 hours) located in the lazarette.
2Kw Sterling full sine wave inverter running from 4 x 12V 90amp batteries set up for 24V these being charged via the engine or a Sterling smart charger.
Engine batteries: 2 x 110amp 12V set in series for 24V charged via separate dynamo.
Auxiliary circuits, instruments, lighting etc: 2 x 110amp 12V batteries in parallel (12V) charged by engine alternator.
Hot water and heating for radiators through a calorifier and 5Kw diesel marine boiler in lazarette (new 2015) and an immersion heater.
Electric capstan on afterdeck for the operation of davits and craning tender.
Sails and Rigging
Masthead rigged Bermudan cutter with bowsprit. Keel stepped alloy mast and spars with stainless wire rigging. Running rigging led aft. Bamar electric roller furling for genoa and manual roller furling for staysail. Electric in-boom reefing by Top Reff for mainsail. Cruising chute.
- Mainsail with Electric in-boom reefing
- Genoa with with electric roller furling.
- Spare Genoa
- Staysail (new 2015) with manual roller reefing.
- Spare Staysail
- Cruising chute (By Jeckells)
Accommodation and layout
The interior is in hand crafted Mahogany throughout and is finished to a very high standard.
The pilothouse gives great shelter for the crew with good visibility and plenty of room for navigation equipment and charts. Below decks at the bottom of the companionway steps is a single pilot berth with storage. Moving aft the main cabin has a convertible dinette double berth and a single settee berth. There is an aft head with electric sea toilet and sink.
Forward of the companionway is the galley and saloon. The galley has a 4 ring electric hob, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, single stainless steel sink with hot and cold water and a good variety of storage. The saloon has a large dining table with leather covered settee seating to either side. There is a flat screen TV mounted on a swinging wall bracket, shelving for books and storage cupboards. Tucked behind the galley is the mid-ships cabin which is currently a single cabin but which can be returned to a double.
Forward of the galley and saloon is the twin berth fore-cabin leading to the fore-peak head and shower.
The cabins and saloon are heated by radiators with hot water from the diesel fuelled marine boiler. All upholstery has been renewed during the current ownership.
Orca is well equipped for purpose as an offshore and coastal cruiser. The inventory includes:
Ship's compass - Plastimo Offshore
VHF Radio / AIS / GPS - Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS GX2200
GPS - Furuno GP 31
Chart plotter - Standard Horizon CP500 10" interfaced with AIS and Seatalk Auto Pilot
Depth sounder - Clipper
Speed / Log - Raytheon
Radar - Furuno 1712
Navtex - Nasa Marine Target Navtex
Seatalk Auto Pilot
Electric and manual bilge pumps
Rocna main anchor with chain and warp
Lofrans "Falcon" 1500W anchor windless
Heavy Kedge anchor by Danforth with heavy duty warp
Clock & Barometer
Horseshoe lifebuoy x 2
EPIRB - Kannad 406S (in need of service)
Life raft - XM valise, 4 person (in need of service)
Excel 240 RIB with 3.5hp Tohatsu 4stroke outboard
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.
Whilst we make best effort to obtain documentation from Vendors it is advisable to check what is available before travelling to view or making an offer.