Number of single berths: 8
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Round bilge hull design
4mm BS4360-43A steel hull, deck and superstructure
6mm keel sides, 12mm keel plate
The deck, cockpit seating and floor are teak
The hull is insulated above the waterline with approximately 2" foam throughout. This reduces interior temperature swings and prevents condensation.
For long term corrosion prevention the hull has been given a molten metal spray finish. The specification for this process was to grit blast all steel surfaces to be treated to SA3 standard and immediately apply a molten metal spray to BS 2569.
The areas treated were then epoxy sealed and primer painted with 5 coats of 2 part paint.
The remaining under deck and hull interior surfaces are wax coated.
Keel & Rudder:
Long keel with fully supported rudder on a 2” shaft.
Furuno GP32 GPS connected to repeaters, autopilot, PC, VHF and SSB.
Raymarine ST60 multi-function graphics display.
Connections set up for a PC-based chart plotter (not included in the sale).
Navtex AIS engine fed from an independent stern mast VHF antenna.
Raymarine ST600 remote autopilot control.
JRC 1500 radar, antenna on stern antenna mast.
Nasa Navtex Pro Plus.
Prosser Tideclock tide calculator.
Prosser Weathertrend digital barometer.
DSC international channel VHF radio fed from a masthead Windhawk antenna.
Icom M802 SSB transceiver with DSC, fed from a backstay antenna via an Icom AT140 antenna tuner. This SSB has been set up to handle both marine and Amateur bands up to 50MHz.
PTC Pro Pactor 3 modem, receives weather faxes, and sends and receives email via the marine SSB Sailnet and the Amateur Winlink packet network. The modem and M802 are set up to be controlled from the navigation PC.
The Bill Dixon designed rig is configured as a cutter, with a boomed self-tacking staysail and Proctor spars.
Diamonds/jumpers at the upper spreaders eliminate the need for running backstays.
The headsail is hoisted on a twin-groove foil Furlex furler, with furling controlled from the cockpit.
The mainsail is on a Profurl Mk2R in-boom furler (2013), with hoisting and reefing controlled from the cockpit.
A Boombrake 2 gybe preventer is fitted, controlled from the cockpit.
There is a separate mast track for the trysail.
The spinnaker pole is mounted on a mast track.
The mast is also fitted with a Firdell radar reflector.
In the cockpit: 2x Lewmar 46 self-tailing genoa/yankee sheet winches; Lewmar 30 self-tailing staysail sheet winch; Lewmar 30 self-tailing headsail furler winch; Lewmar 30 self-tailing main halyard/furler winch.
At the mast: 3x Lewmar headsail, staysail and spinnaker halyard winches.
The normal foresail suite is a yankee and boomed staysail.
A genoa replaces the yankee for lighter winds.
The mainsail is reefed with the Profurl Mk2R in-boom furler.
The mainsail is replaced by a trysail on its own track for extreme weather, used with the reefed down staysail.
The cruising chute is launched with a snuffer for easy short handed use.
There is space for an upturned dinghy to be stored on the foredeck under the staysail boom, with access for launching through the starboard guard wires.
Granny bars are fitted at the mast.
A bow ladder is available for bows-to mooring.
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
2 anchor rollers on stemhead.
20kg CQR main anchor.
55m calibrated 3/8” chain marked at 10m intervals.
Simpson-Lawrence Dorado vertical capstan + windlass controlled by a pendant on the foredeck.
Brittany-style kedge anchor mounted on the stern rail, with 100m 12mm nylon warp in the aft deck locker.
Large mooring bitts to port and starboard at bow and stern plus large center cleats each side.
Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
Teak cockpit table.
Sprayhood and dodgers.
Tenders & Outboards:
A fully deflated dinghy can be stored in the aft deck locker.
An inflated dinghy can be stored on the flush foredeck under the staysail boom and launched through a gate in the starboard guard rails.
Outboard storage is on the stern rail below the antenna mast, and it can be lowered from a tackle hung from the antenna mast.
The 4 man cannister life raft is stowed in a cradle aft.
A Lifesling , 2x horseshoe buoys and the Danbuoy are mounted on the stern rail.
Firemaster GTFE1000 halon replacement automatic extinguisher in the engine compartment.
5x 1kg and 2kg Firemaster dry powder extinguishers distributed between the 3 cabins.
Fire blanket in the galley.
Smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarms in the galley area.
Very nicely conceived and engineered round-bilged, long-keeled steel-hulled bluewater yacht from the board of Bill Dixon and the renowned steelwork from Croft Marine. Perfect for a couple to circumnavigate or extensively cruise in comfort and safety, although, as with her current and previous owners, she is also easy to sail simply as a coastal cruiser.
Now in need of a little wallet-bashing to get her back to her prime, she is priced accordingly and represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire one of these highly regarded and rare-to-the-market Bill Dixon bluewater cruisers.
We wanted a robust yacht that sailed well and was comfortable in all conditions., and had the space for extended living and entertaining on board. The Bill Dixon designed Callisto met all our requirements, and SAFRAN has given us great sailing pleasure, adventures and amazing experiences.
We have lived aboard her for 3 months every summer for the last 10 years, sailing between the Orkneys, Ireland, South Brittany and the Baltic, mostly just the 2 of us, with the occasional family and friends joining us.
Due to other commitments we are reluctantly selling SAFRAN. She is set up and ready to sail anywhere and we are sure will give her new owners a great experience.
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.