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CANICHER - 1998 55' ALTENA YACHTING Altena Dutch Steel Passagemaker 55
Lymington United Kingdom
£350,000 GBP

The 1998 55' ALTENA YACHTING Altena Dutch Steel Passagemaker 55 Motor Yacht CANICHER is a yacht for sale located in Lymington, United Kingdom.

Designed by Otto Brinksma - this custom Dutch explorer yacht from Altena was built for her current owner for safe, reliable passage making. Built to Bureau Veritas, she is close framed with five watertight compartments and a vanishing angle of 120 degrees. She has a fabulous main saloon, a large engine room with easy access to all systems, a large flybridge, 2 guest cabins and a large owners' stateroom with en-suite. With a range of c. 5,000nm, she is powered by a single 215hp Caterpillar with a Vetus wing engine in case of need.

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LENGTH 55' (16.76m)
BEAM 15' 9" (4.80m)
LOCATION Lymington, United Kingdom
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RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC or RCDII (2013/53/EU as appropriate (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Hydro conical steel construction.
  • S. steel rubbing stake and capping rail.
  • S.steel and teak swim platform with Weaver Snap Davits.
  • 5 water tight compartments + keel void.
  • Heavy mineral wool and foil insulation for hull, superstructure and decks.
  • The hull was painted by Berthon in late 2018.
  • Heavy duty aluminium window frames with 10mm glass.
  • Pilothouse doors are aluminium with dual s.steel dogs for security.
  • S.steel grab handles along sides above windows.
  • The superstructure and bulwarks were Awlgripped in 2017.
  • Teak decking on all decks and hatch covers.
  • Deadrise amidships: 20 deg.
  • Deadrise aft: 11 deg.
  • Buttock angle: 6 deg.
  • Prismatic co-efficient: 0.65.
  • Displ. Ratio: 373.
  • A/B ratio (above/below WL): 2:1 approx.
  • Air Draft: 11’5” / 3.47m (excluding windscreen).
  • Air Draft: 14’3” / 4.35m (mast down).
  • Air Draft: 27’9” / 8.45m (mast up).


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Caterpillar 3306B, 215hp @ 2000rpm (2004 ~1000 hours).
  • It is A rated for heavy duty service vessels such as tugboats, bottom drag trawlers operated up to 100% of the time at full load without interruption.
  • Wing engine for redundancy: Vetus/PeugotP4.42 56hp (2004 ~ 200 hours).
  • Double Racor and double Cat filters.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Maximum cruising speed 9.33 knots.
  • Cruising speed 8 knots at 1,800 rpm.
  • Range at cruising speed 2,000 nautical miles.
  • Range at 5 knots using either her main engine or the wing engine 5,000 nautical miles.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Main prop shaft in deadwood with rope cutters.
  • 36” three bladed propeller.
  • Wing shaft on P bracket to port with trim tab.
  • Autoprop for wing engine.
  • S.steel exhausts with Halyard Marine system.
  • Emergency tiller.
  • Reversible helm seat in s.steel & teak and steering console with main engine controls on the upper deck.
  • Tidesmarine Sureseal shaft seals.
  • All stern gear serviced and substantially replaced in 2017/18.


Hydraulic Systems:

  • PTO from main engine.
  • 220v system for redundancy.
  • Stabilisers.
  • Steering.
  • Bow and stern thrusters.
  • Anchor windlass.
  • Mast lowering.
  • Hydraulic tank and gallery.
  • Hydraulic stabiliser fins.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • All systems by Mastervolt.
  • 24v main electrics with 1 x 50Ah variable rate battery charger and 1 x 75Ah.
  • 12v sockets throughout ship.
  • 220v throughout with 4.5 kw inverter and 10 kw generator.


Battery Banks:

  • 600 amp hour 24v gel batteries (can be discharged completely without harm 500 times).
  • 2 x 24v main engine batteries and 2 x 12v for wing and generator.



  • Mastervolt/Westerbeke 10 KVA Whisper generator 10000 (364 hours).

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Kabola central heating and hot water boiler (radiators in all cabins).


Bilge Pumps:

  • Manual bilge pump aft.
  • 2 x electric and 1 x high capacity engine driven bilge pumps.
  • Bilge pump manifold.


  • Manual cut offs for all diesel consumers.
  • Tank Tender.



  • Total fuel capacity of 6,160 litres.
  • 6 integral fuel tanks.
  • Fuel consumption meter.
  • Fuel tank manifold.
  • Fuel polishing.


Fresh water:

  • Total water capacity of 2,067 litres.
  • 3 water tanks.


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Total sewage capacity of 630 litres.
  • Grey water sump.
  • Macerator pump.

Navigation Equipment

  • Autopilot ram and rudder sensor.
  • Simrad electronics in waterproof closable aluminium pods on console..
  • Robertson gyro repeater.
  • Anchor windlass control.
  • Icom SSB IC M710 SSB & high quality speaker.
  • 22” monitor on bulkhead.
  • Extensive Simrad electronics including radar.
  • Redundancy with Furuno 1865 64 mile radar and Furuno GPS GP-22.
  • Koop Nautic Searocq stabilisers with an associated Gyro under lower berth in Port Cabin.
  • Icom scanning radio.
  • Air horn controls.
  • Robertson gyro compass display and switch for upper deck repeater.
  • Ship’s magnetic compass and handheld Mini Compass.
  • CCTV for engine room and stern view.
  • 1x Wempe thermometer/humidity gauge & 1x Wempe barometer.
  • Full electrical controls & meters in locker below chart table (hinge open for access to wiring).
  • Full set of signalling flags in pouches, set out in overhead locker.
  • Wempe clock.
  • 1 x Oregon Scientific weather station.
  • Robertson gyro.


Simrad electronics (fitted 2016):

  • 1 x NSE12 multi-screen & radar.
  • 2 x NSE 7 multi-screen.
  • 5 x 1540 multi-screen repeaters.
  • AP 28 autopilot & jog stick.
  • RS 90 VHF/AIS.
  • 2 echo sounders for redundancy.
  • Upper deck: AP 28 autopilot & jog stick, NSE 8 & NSE 7 multiscreens.
  • Office: 2x 1540 multi-screen repeaters and cordless RS 90 VHF.
  • Aft Stateroom: 2x 1540 multi-screen repeaters and RS 90 VHF.

Domestic Equipment


  • Candy washing machine.
  • Zanussi tumble dryer.



  • Fridge with ice section and teak “slam door” and chrome ice box clasp.
  • Cooker hood.
  • 4 burner electric hob.
  • Bosch oven/grill/microwave.
  • 2 x compressors for fridge/freezer with 2 x salt-water cooling pumps.



  • H&C shower and salt-water deck wash aft.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Kabola central heating and hot water boiler (radiators in all cabins).
  • Hella electric fans throughout.
  • All vents are s.steel and can be sealed in bad weather.
  • 2 heavy duty engine room fans for in and out ventilation.



  • A pair of stereo speakers with protective waterproof covers.
  • Stereo system.
  • Stereo system with sub-woofer.
  • Stereo system, 40” Samsung TV with Samsung Blu-Ray player.



  • Stalk lights beside helmsman and at chart table.
  • Searchlight in roof.
  • 220v and 12v lighting systems.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • 5 ports in the fore ship have deadlights for ocean crossings.
  • Teak faced marine ply and solid teak fit out with Epifane satin varnish.
  • Cabin soles in teak and holly.
  • Fiddles on all surfaces.
  • Ample grab handles.
  • 6’ 5” headroom.
  • All access panels in sole, under seat cushions, etc secured with square key locks.
  • Drawers shut on catches.
  • Emphasis on ventilation and insulation.
  • Pictures marked with red spot are not included in the inventory and will be removed.


Description of layout from forwards:


Fore Cabin:

  • 2 wide berths.
  • Hanging locker.
  • Cave lockers forward and stowage under lower bunk.
  • Clock and barometer.
  • 1 opening port and 1 Lewmar hatch.
  • Access to Forward Heads.


Forward Heads:

  • Shower with curtain.
  • 1 opening port.
  • Shaver socket.
  • Cave lockers, mirrored vanity locker and low-level lockers.
  • Heated towel rail.
  • Hand towel ring.


Port Cabin:

  • 1 fore/aft and 1 athwart ship berth.
  • Good stowage in lockers, drawer and bedside cabinet.
  • Hanging behind door with 4 pairs of hooks.
  • 2 opening ports.
  • Access to Forward Heads.


Lobby Locker:

  • S.steel fiddles for retaining both washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Laundry bag on s.steel frame.



  • Forward of the Pilothouse, down companionway, open plan to starboard.
  • L shaped desk with Canon printer, wiring for laptop and plenty of space.
  • Pin board, 4 bookshelves with fiddles, 2 small shelves/cubbies.
  • Divided drawer in desk and lockers on ship’s side.
  • Ship’s safe.
  • Large locker (used for electrical spares) beneath companionway accessed from under desk.
  • Teak armchair with blue Alcantara upholstery.



  • Steering position seating for 2/3 people, 360 degree vision.
  • Stowage to port for ship’s bell, binoculars, telescope and, separately, panic bag.
  • Teak stand for iPod.
  • Full size chart table with troughs for pilots, instructions, etc.
  • Ship’s stamp by chart table.
  • Teak pencil and dividers rack port and starboard.
  • 1 clearview screen and 4 pantograph wipers.
  • De-mist blowers.
  • S.steel flask in holder for helmsman.
  • Large full length ventilated hanging wet locker.
  • Hatches to upper deck and hatch over pilothouse.



  • L shaped settee covered in blue Alcantera with extensive stowage below.
  • Saloon table with fiddles, stowage within and below.
  • Teak stool with blue Alcantera seat.
  • Drinks cabinet/bar with fitted stowage for 5 bottles & 20 glasses above and 6 wine glasses and plastic containers for food storage below.
  • Large top accessed drinks fridge/deep freeze with twin compressors for redundancy.



  • Along starboard side of Saloon.
  • Rectangular s.steel sink with H&C water; separate salt water supply for long sea passages.
  • Extensive fitted stowage with Chinese rice pattern blue and white china service.
  • Separate rubbish bag locker.
  • S.steel towel rail to hang towels in front of radiator.


Engine Room Lobby:

  • Extensive stowage for engine spares.
  • Access to Engine Room through waterproof bulkhead door with porthole.
  • Teak door to hide Engine Room bulkhead door.
  • Door to Aft Stateroom.


Aft Stateroom:

  • Double bunk with stowage below.
  • Dressing table with stool (which also provides 6th seat at Saloon table).
  • Large (51” hanging rail) full-length hanging locker with black heater.
  • 9 drawers, numerous lockers & 4 bookshelves with fiddles.
  • 1 hatch and 4 opening ports.
  • 1 x small Maglite torch each side of bunk.


Aft Heads:

  • En suite with Aft Stateroom.
  • Separate good-sized shower.
  • Heated towel rail.
  • Varnished teak decking sole.
  • Shaver socket.
  • 1 hatch, above shower, and one opening port.
  • Mirrored vanity locker and large low-level lockers.
  • S.steel grab rail.


Engine Room:

  • Main engine on centre line, soft mounted with hoops over feet for knockdowns.
  • Wing engine to port with trim tab (adjustable under sole of aft cabin).
  • S.steel sink with H&C.
  • Good sized workbench with vice.
  • Snap-On 104 piece tool set on tool board, metric and imperial, including torque wrench, etc.
  • Aluminium bosun’s locker with fluids and grease guns.

Deck Equipment


  • High bulwarks with polished s.steel rails above to provide good protection.
  • The high rails from the foredeck extend past the pilothouse doors at chest height to afford security for someone coming out of the pilothouse in bad weather.
  • Bulwark gates port, starboard and aft.
  • Ample large scuppers.
  • All lids to deck lockers on fore and aft decks can be strongly secured and locked with a key.
  • Access to the Lazarette is via a hatch in the aft deck.
  • 12v sockets fore and aft.
  • S.steel flagstaff and jack staff, with Windex.
  • Stowage for 2 pairs of oars, 1 pair of Praddles, deadlights, fender boards, etc.
  • Scuba kit.
  • Bespoke spanner for rudderstock.
  • Table for upper deck.
  • Mast in tabernacle with hydraulic lowering.
  • 3 benches with folding backs in s.steel and teak.
  • 2 lockers.
  • Windshield which gives good protection to helmsman from wind.
  • 220v deck wash pump.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • 4 pairs of mooring bits on each side with s.steel fairleads.
  • Stern anchor and chain.
  • 80m of 10mm anchor chain.
  • Salt-water chain & deck wash.
  • Stern mooring/anchor drum with 60m rope.
  • Stowage for fenders.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Hatches to accommodation are Lewmar and have protective covers.
  • S.steel bimini frame and associated dark blue canvas.


Tender & Outboard:

  • Teak chocks for RIB.
  • S.steel cradle for inflatable.
  • Stowage for 2 boat hooks
  • 5hp Yamaha outboard on bracket.
  • 25hp Yamaha outboard on bracket.
  • Lewmar 44 self-tailing electric winch for derrick to handle rib and 25hp outboard.


Safety Equipment:

  • 6 man life raft.
  • Exhaust Alarm, exhaust temp, engine room temp.
  • 2 x waterproof torches by pilothouse doors.
  • 2 x two way handheld radios.


Fire-fighting equipment:

  • Fire extinguisher activation and fire alarm system.
  • Fire extinguishing system.

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Berthon International
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