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:
Solid GRP hull, decks and superstructure with balsa core.
Flag Blue Awlgrip paint to hull (2004).
White GRP superstructure and deck mouldings.
Forward coach roof painted in light grey non-slip (2012).
Teak laid decks and aft deck (2004).
Engine & Gearboxes:
2 x Iveco 8281 540hp V8 turbo-charged diesel engines.
Fresh water cooled by heat exchanger from raw water intakes to wet exhaust.
Twin Disc MF 5111SA 2:1 reduction gearboxes.
New raw water pumps (2012).
Maintenance & Performance:
Intercoolers refurbished, tested and painted (2012).
Turbo units refurbished, tested and painted (2012).
Oil and water pipes replaced (2012).
Injectors removed and checked (2012).
Rocker cover gaskets replaced (2012).
All seacocks serviced or replaced (2012).
Engines serviced 2015; coolant flushed and new antifreeze added, oil and filters changed, fuel filters changed, belts and alternators load tested.
Cutlass bearings in P brackets and stern tubes replaced (2014).
Engine Hours: Port 1,164 and Starboard 972 (starboard engine believed to have been changed at 100 hours) as of November 2012.
Cruising Speed: 18-20 knots.
Maximum Speed: 25 knots.
Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel shafts to 3-bladed bronze propellers.
More controls and gauges at upper and lower helm positions.
Upper and lower helm wheel hydraulic steering to stainless steel rudders (Wagner rudder angle indicator).
Double hydraulic steering rams with tie bars.
24V battery system with 12V droppers
8 x 6V gel engine start batteries in series and parallel outputting 24V (2014).
8 x 6V gel service batteries in series and parallel outputting 24V (2015).
12V gel generator battery (2014).
Mastervolt MAS 24/75 24V 75amp battery charger for service and engine batteries (2012).
Intrac Duovolt switch mode charger for generator battery (2000).
2 x 24V engine alternators (load tested 2012).
G&M 17kW generator based on Volvo 2003; serviced 2012.
230V 2-phase 50-60Hz shore power to main charger and ring main.
24V to 12V droppers (2012).
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
Pressurized hot and cold water system.
2 x 24V self-priming fresh water pumps (2012).
Water heating from 14 gallon hot water tank by engine or by 230V immersion heater.
Engine driven fire-pump can be used as an emergency bilge pump.
Automatic and manual bilge pumps.
Total capacity of 3,329 litres (730 gallons) in 2 x tanks; aft tank flushed in 2012 and inspection hatch re-sealed.
Manual fuel tank gauges at lower helm.
Bronzed deck fillers for diesel tanks.
Fuel manifold system with 24V pump and manual pump.
Total capacity of 1,010 litres (223 gallons) in 3 x GRP tanks moulded to hull.
Stainless steel deck fillers for tanks.
Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:
2 x plastic black water holding tanks, servicing forward and aft heads, discharging overboard as required.
Brass clock and barometer.
Simrad NSE GPS plotter with AIS (2012).
Furuno FR-802D 12” raster scan radar with open array scanner.
Wagner MK 4 autopilot.
Stowe Navsounder depth display.
Stowe master log counter.
Sestrel steering compass.
Autohelm handheld compass.
Icom IC-M601 VHF with DSC and Icom IC-M55 VHF.
Engine room monitoring cameras.
Stowe analogue speed display.
Stowe digital depth display.
Icom IC-M55 VHF at companionway with external VHF speaker.
Neff 4-ring electric hob.
Sharp convection microwave.
Twin stainless steel sinks and drainer.
Waeco 24V front-opening refrigerator.
Waeco 24V front-opening freezer.
2 x heads compartments, both with separate showers.
2 x 24V pump outs for shower tray sumps.
2 x 24V macerator pumps (2012) for discharging heads to holding tanks, or overboard via diverter valves (2012).
Heating & Ventilation:
Cruisair air conditioning throughout (four units installed).
4 x Dimplex fan heaters.
4 x fixed bar heaters.
Alpine CD/radio with iPod jack and selector switch for speakers.
Glomex TV aerial.
IMCO navigation lights.
Search light; controllable from upper helm.
Down-lighting throughout and reading lights to cabins.
Summary of Accommodation:
Berths up to 8 in 2 cabins plus dinette.
Teak interior joinery.
Light blue cloth upholstery.
Blue and white striped curtains in cabins, galley and heads.
Light blue carpets throughout.
White vinyl padded headlining throughout.
Description of layout:
Double berth to port and single berth to starboard.
Storage in lockers, under berths and outboard in lined lockers.
Dressing table aft to starboard and full length hanging locker through separate door access.
En-suite access to forward heads compartment.
Forward to port with ensuite and dinette access doors.
Jabsco quiet flush electric WC.
Handbasin with hot and cold taps.
Separate shower with curtain and Grohe mixer tap.
Located down four steps to forward starboard of saloon.
Plenty of storage in lockers, drawers and cupboards.
Opposite the galley to port with large dining table with central stowage recess.
The table drops to form a large double, alternatively two settees create two single berths with trotter boxes outboard.
Chart drawer beneath seating.
Air-co controls to aft bulkhead.
L-shaped seating to starboard with open leaf table and two upholstered stools.
Bookshelf aft to starboard.
Teak cabinet to port with drinks cabinet and space to fit a TV.
Engine and generator access through hatches in saloon floor.
Aft owner’s cabin:
Large centreline double berth with stowage beneath, access to aft fuel tank and steering cylinders
Bedside tables to port and starboard.
Dressing table to port with drawers and mirror and 2 x upholstered stools.
Forward locker and large locker forward to port with shelves and hanging rail.
Settee to starboard with stowage, seat back rises to form additional Pullman-style berth.
En-suite heads compartment:
En-suite heads forward to starboard.
Jabsco quiet flush electric WC.
Hand basin with hot and cold taps.
Separate shower compartment with curtain and Grohe mixer tap.
Stainless steel stanchions capped with varnished guardrail, boarding gates to sides and pushpit.
Stainless steel and teak ladder from aft deck to bathing platform; folding ladder to bathing platform.
Windscreen washers and pantographing wipers with screen demisters.
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
Simpson Lawrence Sealion 24V windlass (serviced 2012) with deck mounted buttons.
50kg Bruce anchor with 110m chain.
Fore and aft mooring cleats with twin fairleads.
Fore and aft quarter spring cleats.
Stainless steel fender baskets at transom with stowage for 6 x fenders.
Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
Sprayhood for upper helm position in Navy blue canvas(2012).
Bimini for aft deck.
Blue canvas covers for upper helm (2012).
Light grey vinyl upper helm and navigators seats (2012).
Dark grey canvas covers for upper helm seats (2012).
Screen cover (2012).
Flare pack & first aid kit.
2 x Horseshoe buoys (2012).
Engine driven fire-pump can be used as an emergency bilge pump.
Automatic fire extinguishers to engine room (2008).
5 x manual fire extinguishers (3 x 4kg and 2 x 1kg).
Fire-Eater fire alarm system.
Murray Cormack Associates of Argyll designed the round-bilged semi-displacement Weymouth 51 in 1974. The hull was variously used as a commercial base for pilot and patrol craft, with fine motor yacht versions also being fitted out – in this case by Halmatic Ltd. of Vosper Thornycraft, Portsmouth.
The success of the Weymouth hull-form was translated into both larger and smaller derivatives with the capacity to operate at speed in all weather applications.
‘RHINO’ is thus a massively constructed ( the original plans are photocopied and lovingly laminated in her chart drawer ) and highly-capable, true semi-displacement motor yacht, crafted at a time when solid timber was still available for the attentions of highly-skilled shipwrights. She was overseen by a Lloyds surveyor at original build, and benefits from a 2000 refit at Fairline Restorations ( including a new 14mm hand-picked teak deck ), and a re-spray in Flag Blue Awlgrip in 2004. In 2012, her engines were broken to allow a major overhaul on top of general servicing to include new raw water pumps, injector removal and checks, intercooler and turbo strips and re-furbs, with all seacocks serviced or replaced as necessary.
Thus her Iveco engines and generator run sweetly on the button, and her heavyweight pedigree should delight any future owner looked for a seriously capable sea-boat with generous storage space and remarkable good volume for such a fine sea-keeper.
She is a handsome yacht in the water, with teak badging rails, commercial D-section fendering and prominent ribs giving her a purposeful air of authority. Her teak deck is substantial, giving good grip underfoot and excellent insulation properties, and below decks she has a proper yacht interior whilst losing none of the excellent machinery access of her commercial sisters.
A very rare opportunity.
Note: Engines are serviced, seacocks serviced, bright work gleaming, fresh antifoul and ready for more adventures (2015).
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.