• 50'
  • 1992
  • E. Dridge, Emsworth
  • Lymington, United Kingdom
  • Price On Application


Beautifully refitted Vortex 47 which must be seen to be fully appreciated. Brand new Ray nav. kit, linings, sparkling rebuilt Detroits, new teak, paint, windows and frames - stunning.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: E. Dridge, Emsworth
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: Vortex 47
  • Model Year: 1992
  • YearBuilt: 1992
  • Year Refit: 2011
  • Refit Type: and 2015
  • Tax Paid: VAT Paid
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 50' 0" (15.24m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 14' 0" (4.27m)
  • Min Draft: 3' 6" (1.07m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 20 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 28 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 22,000 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 1,350 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 2,500 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 5
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: Semi-Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Roland Paxton/TT Boat Designs
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 6-71Ti
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Broker's Comments

This highly capable offshore cruiser has been completely refitted over the past 4 years to an exceptionally high standard, and truly must be viewed. Her engines have been dealer-overhauled; she has new electronics, paint, teak and is simply stunning.


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.


Part 1 British Registered.


Hull & Superstructure Construction:

·         Hand laid chopped strand mat, woven rovings and Kevlar in polyester resin.

·         Epoxy coating below the waterline and in bilges (bilges re-painted during refit).

·         Foam cored frames and stringers.

·         Ply bulkheads and deck stiffening.

·         Lay-up weights (reinforcement only)

·         Keel - 9 3/4 oz/ftsq (3.0kg/msq

·         Bottom - 23 1/4 oz/ftsq (7.0kg/msq)

·         Chines - 42oz/ftsq (12.8kg/msq)

·         Topsides - 16 3/4 oz/ftsq (5.1kg/msq)

·         Deck - 10 3/4 oz/ftsq (3.3kg/msq)

·         Woven Kevlar incorporated in the leading edges of the waveguides, stem and other critical areas. The wave guides are complex box sections -layers of GRP/foam/GRP and can be completely sheered off without damaging the integrity of the hull.

·         Watertight bulkhead to forecabin.   

·         Teak interior finish, teak and holly sole boards in galley and forecabin only - carpet elsewhere (re-varnished 2015).

·         Superstructure re-painted with Awlcraft 2000 Cloud White (2012).

·         Hull re-painted with Awlcraft 2000 Deep Blue (2012).

·         Hempel Hard Racing black antifoul (2015), red boot top.

·         International Perfect Plus varnish.

·         Rubbing strakes renewed at refit, including mahogany backing.


Deck Construction:

·         12mm teak laid decks and aft cockpit (2015).

·         GRP decking painted with International Interdeck Grey (2012).


Engine & Gearboxes:

·         Twin Detroit 6-71 Ti, 485hp diesel engines (1992 – full dealer overhaul (engines out – 2015) – sea-trial hours only. 

·         Kobelt single lever engine controls. 

·         Twin Disc 507-2A 1.98:1 reduction gearboxes (checked at refit) with Halyard Marine Aquadrives (Aquadrives overhauled by Halyard at refit). 

·         Cross-linked raw water strainers, each capable of supplying both engines at cruising speed.

·         Twin switchable Racor, primary fuel filters with water detectors and monitoring to inner helm console.

·         Exhausts running outboard aft via silencer boxes (approx. 200cm x 50cm) in aft cabin carcassing, to transom outlets. (removed, inspected and reinstalled during refit).

·         Halyard exhaust overheat alarms with monitors to inner helm console.


Maintenance & Performance:

·         Engine hours: sea-trial running in

·         Cruising speed: 20/22 knots.

·         Max speed: c.28 knots.

·         Average cruising range: calculated around 500nm


Propulsion & Steering:

·         2.5” stainless steel propeller shafts with sea-water cooled packed glands.

·         27.5” x 34” four bladed bronze propellers (new 2009). 

·         Electric 24V bow thruster (2000) with controls at both helms.

·         Hydraulically-assisted wheel steering via rod linkage.

·         Electro-hydraulic Bennett trim tabs and indicators to both helms.


Other Mechanical Equipment:

·         All seacocks stripped and overhauled at refit.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

·         24V DC ships system.

·         240V AC shore supply.

·         All low voltage wiring renewed at refit with correct marine tinned wire.

·         12V droppers for equipment where required.


Battery Banks:

·         4 x Rolls BERB/S12-240 AGM 215Ah Deep-cycle batteries (2015).

·         2 x service batteries in series for domestic 24V supply.

·         2 x engine-cranking/bow thruster batteries in series for starting 24V supply.

·         1 x 12V 44Ah Red Top generator starting battery.

·         Batteries housed in custom aluminium battery cases to aft of engine room.


Battery Chargers:

·         Mastervolt 24/30 charger (manufacturer overhaul in 2011).

·         Automatic charge relay charging system.



·         2 x Balmar 60 Series 24V 70Ah engine-driven alternators (new at refit).



·         Fischer Panda generator 4.5 KVA, with run-in hours only (March 2015). 

·         New engine installed 2015.


Shore Power:

·         Shore power connection.


Other Electrical:

·         Electric horn.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

·         Electric pressurized hot and cold water system.

·         Hot water heating via 240V immersion or starboard engine cooling water circuit.


Bilge Pumps:

·         3 x electric pumps (auto/manual switch at saloon aft bulkhead) located in forward, engine and aft bilges.

·         Manual “Whale” pump located in galley bilge (with seacocks).


Grey & Black Water:

·         Blackwater monitoring gauge to aft heads.


·         Tank monitoring for fresh water, black water and fuel.

·         2 x stainless steel 2” fuel fills, 1 x stainless steel 1-1/2” water fill.

·         Stainless steel waste suction fitting.



·         Total capacity of approx. 2500 litres/c.550 Imp. Gall. in three tanks.

·         Forward tank located centrally beneath engine room floor, day tank abaft and aft tank beneath aft cabin double berth.

·         Fuel gauges and transfer pumps at inner helm console.

·         All tanks opened and cleaned at refit.


Fresh water:

·         Total capacity of 1350 litres/c.295 Imp. Gall. in GRP tank under galley floor.


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

·         Black water (with deck suction & macerator)



·         Two gas bottles stored in vented gas locker under starboard aft deck seating.

·         Gas detectors fitted to bilge and galley locker.

·         Gas certificate supplied.

Navigation Equipment

·         Raymarine e127 Hybrid Touch screen colour multifunction display to lower helm (2015).

·         Raymarine e125 Hybrid Touch screen colour multifunction display to upper helm (2015).

·         Raymarine 24” closed digital radar scanner (2015).

·         Raymarine i70 instrument displays x 2 (2015).

·         Raymarine P70 Pilot Controllers to both helms (2015).

·         Raymarine Evolution EV1 Attitude Heading Reference Sensor & ACU-400 autopilot actuator controls (2015).

·         McMurdo Smartfind M10 AIs Class B Transponder (2015).

·         Echomax Active X band radar target enhancer (2015).

·         Steering compass to upper helm.


Communications equipment:

·         Simrad RS87 DSC VHF to both helms, & antenna.

·         GME Accusat MT403 406MHz beacon - located at aft saloon bulkhead (2014).

Domestic Equipment


·         Large top-loading refrigerator fitted under countertop.

·         Separate top-loading freezer fitted under countertop.

·         Corian countertop with twin stainless steel sinks and mixer tap.

·         Panasonic Dimension 4 combination microwave.

·         Three-burner gas hob.

·         Plentiful stowage in drawers & lockers.



·         24V electric-flushing WCs.

·         High quality mixer showers with electric shower tray pumps (with filters).


Heating & Ventilation:

·         Eberspacher Hydronic M10 24V diesel-fired heating with programmable thermostats.

·         Warm air outlets throughout boat with heated towel rails to heads.

·         New Seaglaze hatches, window lights, frames and seals (during refit).



·         24V lighting throughout vessel.


Summary of Accommodation:

·         Varnished teak and holly sole throughout (re-dressed during refit).



·         New Seaglaze hatches, window lights, frames and seals (during refit).


Interior Finish and Trim:

·         Checked upholstery to saloon & smart blue striped fabric to dinette seating

·         Corian countertops to galley.

·         Headlinings renewed, dash surround re-trimmed and interior linings replaced in alcantara.

·         Satin-varnished teak interior joinery to high standard throughout.

·         Teak interior passageway doors and trim.


Description of layout:

Aft double master cabin with ensuite heads/shower, leading forwards and up to main saloon with inner helm forward. Stairs down to linear galley on starboard and dinette to port. Days heads/shower opposite forward galley and access further forward to twin cabin in bows.


Saloon and wheelhouse:

·         Four-seater U-shaped sofa to port with teak table.

·         KAB 411 adjustable suspension helm and navigator seats.

·         Blue carpet, pale blue linings and white deckhead lining.

·         LED lighting, and hatch access to engine space. 


Galley and dinette:

·         J-shaped dinette sofa to port with table (with folding leaf).

·         Linear galley to port side (refitted and with new worktop).

·         Plentiful light and opening overhead deck-hatches.


Forward guest cabin:

·         Two single berths in vee layout – storage beneath (all fully re-trimmed and carpeted).

·         Opening deck-hatch.

·         Waterproof bulkhead door between galley and forward cabin.


Day heads/shower:

·         Thermostatic shower, towel radiator, electric heads and basin with mixer taps.

·         Opening deck hatch.

·         White bulkheads with timber trim.


Aft Owners cabin:

·         Centreline double berth with tank beneath.

·         Sliding side windows and opening aft port-light.

·         Generous storage in lockers, cupboards, wardrobe and hanging lockers.

·         Access to ensuite heads/shower compartment.


Aft heads/shower compartment:

·         Thermostatic shower, towel radiator, electric heads and basin with mixer taps.

·         White bulkheads with timber trim.

Deck Equipment


·         Aft seating area (built during refit) with blue cushions and beautiful gloss-varnished table.

·         Teak decks (new), stainless steel pushpit, inner customs-type stainless handrails and new external stanchions and wire guardrails.

·         Mahogany-capped rails to aft cockpit surround.

·         Teak and stainless bathing platform aft, with swimming ladder and treadways to aft side decks.

·         24V Bosch motors driving pantograph marine wipers, with fresh-water powered screen-washers.

·         Outer helm console with controls to port-side, navigators’ seat to starboard.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

·         24V bow windlass with deck controls and remote switch at inner helm.

·         30 kg bow anchor with 30m chain in bow locker.

·         Six cylinder and two ball fenders, warps as required.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

·         Aft canopy enclosure in navy canvas.



·         Unused inflatable tender.


Safety equipment:

·         Viking 4-man liferaft in canister - fitted in foredeck cradle (being serviced 2015).

·         2 horseshoe lifebuoys and 2 liferings with Danbuoy.


Fire-fighting equipment:

·         Manually-triggered fire suppression to engine bay.

·         5 new portable fire extinguishers.