• 26.2 m
  • 1986
  • Hammamet, Tunisia
  • 550 000 €


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: BELLIURE
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1986
  • YearBuilt: 1986
  • Year Refit: 2011
  • Refit Type: Cosmetic
  • Tax Paid: VAT Unpaid
  • Country: Tunisia
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/7 - Crew R/B/S: 1/0/4
  • LOA: 86' 0" (26.20m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 20' 9" (6.30m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 7' 3" (2.20m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 9 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 2,000 Miles
  • Max Speed: 12 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: 64 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 4,000 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 3,000 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: 23 Liters
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: 7
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: 4
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Ron Holland
  • Hull Color: Blue
  • Hull Finish: Paint
  • Exterior Designer: Ron Holland
  • Interior Designer: Ron Holland
  • Manufacturer: Cummins
  • Model: C6TA 8.32
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Starting aft there is a full width master stateroom. There is a double bed to port and an oversized single berth to starboard plus two bathrooms, one with bidet and separate large stall shower. Also accessed from a wide, aft centreline passageway are the two guest cabins. Each cabin contains two single berths and en suite shower room. The owner/guest areas are beautifully done in lacquer finish with teak trim. All of the flooring on “ORION” is teak and the headliners are Magalite (renewed  2010-2012). The aft corridor in the owner/guest area leads either up four steps to the pilothouse, or through a door into the stand-up engine room. The pilothouse is finished in teak with a seating area and coffee table to port and a navigation helm station to starboard. This full width area provides multiple benefits; inside steering station, separation between living and sleeping areas, alternative lounging/dining area above the lower saloon, convenient access to the cockpit with a minimum number of steps and improved headroom in the engine room. The low profile pilothouse is also designed with excellent forward visibility from the cockpit.


Down three steps, one enters the full width main saloon. This area is finished in ash and has large port holes in the hull for excellent viewing while seated. There is a couch and seat to port and a large circular dining area to starboard. An LCD Television,  DVD and stereo surround sound,  and china locker are also located in the saloon making it very comfortable for entertaining or lounging.


Forward from the lower saloon one enters the galley. Opposite the galley is a dinette and built-in washer and dryer. Forward of the galley and dinette are two matching crew cabins with private heads.

“ORION” contains numerous large opening ports in the hull plus opening ports in the trunk to provide an abundance of natural light and fresh air. There are also deck prisms and six dorades.

Audio And Visual Equipment



LG DVD surround sound

12v car stereos in all guest cabins, crew area and pilot house

Pilot house stereo providing sound switching between deck and house

2 x 200w waterproof deck speakers in cockpit

Deck Equipment


Inner forestay and foil

Staysail stay and Profurl furler

2 x Lewmar 65 Ocean winches

2 x Spinnaker Guy clocks with 2 x sheet blocks (Antal)

2 x Rondal genoa cars

8 x Rondal deck pad rubber bases

Air buttons for all winches

7 x  inflatable fenders

12v Cockpit drink refrigerator

Navy cockpit sailing sun awning

2 x Fender cloths and dock lines

Galley hatch dodger

Lofrans hydraulic windlass

180lb and 140lb CQR anchor

Chain and line rode

Goiot hatches

6 x Dorades

Cockpit shower



Electronics and Navigational Equipment


FB150 satlink sat phone

Raymarine radar

Raymarine c170 display in pilot house and cockpit

Furono Gps linked to C170 display in pilot house

Icom DSC Vhf

ACR URC-100 remote search light on starboard spreader with controls at helm

B&G Hydra 330 systems with one MFD’s at nav station, two MFD’s at helm and two 20/20 displays in cockpit

Epson stylus DX4050 colour printer / scanner used with Compaq 615 laptop


TV antenna

12v battery bank for navigation

24v emergency bank

3 Mastervolt Inverters for sockets galley equipment and stereo/TV systems

Dolphin 120A charger for 24v service battery pack

Chargemaster charger for emergency battery pack

dolphin 12v charger for navigation batterry pack

Engine /Mechanical Equipment


Main engine: Cummins 350hp C6TA 8.32


Bowthruster: Richfield 16hp bowthruster


Generators: 20kw Northern Lights

                     13kw Mass power

                     Generator start batteries replaced August 2002


Bilge Pumps: 24v bilge pump using a sea water primming manifold system

                        24v automatic bilge pumps fitted in engine bay and saloon with alarms


Air Conditioning: Marine Air


Watermaker: Dessilator 160lph maximum


Sanitary System: Saniflow


Siemens Electric oven

Tricity Bendix 4-burner gas stove

Bosch clothes dryer

AEG washing machine

Proline Carousel microwave



2 Large refrigerators


ORION (the former “SAPPHIRE” and before “JUBILEE VII”) was built in 1986 at the Belliure Shipyard to the design of the highly regarded Ron Holland. Both hull and deck were hand laid fibreglass on female moulds. The laminate coring is Divicell and there is Kevlar used in the hull for added strength. Large aluminium ring frames were used in the way of the mast and mizzen mast. The decks and cabin trunk top are laid in teak. The superstructure has recently been painted white. She is MCA Compliant – Commercial Registration



Since the current Owner purchased “SAPPHIRE” since February 2001, a sum close to $300,000 has been spent in addition to normal running costs.  The improvements include:-

June 2001 – complete refit of main saloon

September to November 2001 – complete rigging replacement, exterior Awlgrip application (except hull), new air conditioning system installed, new Satellite phone and all requirements for MCA Code of Practice Compliance. 

June 2002 – Owners and guest cabins completely repainted and refurbished including new headlinings, new bedding, new bathroom fittings, new lights and new carpet.  New deck lounging mats, new main and mizzen (new 2nd headsail October 2002), new boom attaching sun awning, new cockpit stereo system.


Safety And Fire Protection

6 man Zodiac liferaft

6  man Avon liferaft

12 pilot 150n lifejackets

1 x Offshore flare pack

Morbi S3 radar reflector on port spreader

8 x Fire extinguishers

1 x engine bay FM200 automatic fire extinguisher

Sails and Rigging

Rondal main and mizzen spars

Rondal hydraulic furling on the head sail

Vela main sail (replaced 2002)

Vela mizzen sail (replaced 2002)

Doyle 120% headsail

Original storm trisail

2 x Lewmar #90 hydraulic primary winches

3 x #65 hydraulic cockpit secondary winches

2 x #90 Lewmar hydraulic primary winches

Lewmar 55 halyard winch

Lewmar 65 halyard winch

Lewmar 45 halyard winch

#55 Lewmar hydraulic main outhaul

#70 Lewmar hydraulic mainsheet

2 x Lewmar #48 hydraulic mizzen outhaul and mizzen sheet



Main sheet, mizzen sheet and spinnaker sheets

Spinnaker guys and staysail sheets

Main preventer and mizzen preventer

Main and genoa halyards


3.5m zodiac jet rib with 90hp 2 stroke

4m fabric covered work rib with 20hp yamaha 4 stroke outboard


Snorkelling equipment

Fishing gear