This 50’ Cutter built by Camper & Nicholson in Portsmouth UK in 1964 to the highest standards to be sailed offshore. The layup procedure at that time was done by hand and every 20" she has top hat ribs, hence the ceiling at the top is open for ventilation.
Since then, the present owners have taken her offshore around the world for 18 years . The cutter is a cut away keel with keel hung rudder. She is also equipped with a 8” hydraulic operated bow thruster. The hydraulic operates from the PTO of the 93hp Ford Lehman which powers up the air compressor for the dive tanks, Wagner self-steering. B&G instrumentation includes multi display, knot meter, wind speed and depth sounder. Winches consists of 1-Barient 28 2sp,St,1-Lewmar 40 2sp, 2- Lewmar 1sp. 1-main 2reef pts, full batten, 1-Jib100%, 1-staysail,1-spinnaker, 2- reaching aluminum poles. Never run out of water with a Village Marine water maker.
1964 50' Halmatic Pilothouse Cutter
The layout has the forward V-Berth with full stowage under. The hull sides are fitted with shelving.
The small forward bulkhead has a round hatch for accessing the anchor locker. A large escape hatch is located in the deckhead.
Aft of the V-berth is the galley to the portside. Double S/S sink along the hull side and the Hillerange 3 burner stove against the aft bulkhead. To the starboard of the galley is a counter with the top loading fridge and freezer. Aft of the galley leads back to the salon.
The salon has a seating on both sides with stowage under. Behind both settee have pilot berths also with full stowage under.
The starboard aft corner of the salon has a bulkhead separating the enclosed head. This bulkhead supports the "Dickinson Artic" diesel cabin heater.
The electric head discharges through an "Electra San" MSD sanitation system. The port aft stateroom with a double berth and full stowage under.
The aft salon bulkhead has the steps leading up to the pilothouse.
The aft stateroom is accessed from the aft bulkhead in the pilothouse. The aft cabin extends to the stern with a double berth on the port side and full stowage under.. The starboard forward corner has the ensuite head. The electric head discharges through another "Electra-San" sanitation system. The stowage under the berth includes access to hydraulic system for the steering.
DeckThe foredeck has the anchor station with an anchor roller secured on aS/S plate just forward of the bow and each side of the bowsprit. Each anchor roller is supported by a CQR anchor. The manual/electric windlass The windlass can be operated with the up and down foot switches. The port side of the deck has a hose connection for wash down of deck and rode.
The deck is surrounded by 7" high teak capped bulwarks with scuppers midship for drainage. Dual course life lines of 3/16" S/S wire are secured along the side deck supported on S/S stantion with the base secured both to the deck and inside of the bulwarks. The lifelines tapers down to the bow and joins the 1" S/S pushpit.
The foredeck aft of the anchor station has alum escape hatch over the V-berth below.
The foredeck coach cabin has another hatch center forward and aft of the mast being over the forward galley and salon below. The top side of the coach cabin has low teak hand rails. The traveler for the staysail is secured to the coach cabin just forward of the mast.
The port side of the pilothouse has a large propane storage locker to fit three propane tanks.
The midship pilothouse is heavily constructed and fitted with aluminum framed windows with hardened glass forward and a round port on the forward sides. A large opening is located on the sides of the pilothouse. This opening is uniquely fitted with custom steel grate and further covered with a roll down canvas on the outside. The grate is lockable for security and can be folded up and secured to the inside deckhead. A further access to the pilothouse is by way of the companionway on the port aft side.
The aft deck has the trunk cabin following the pilothouse. The top of the trunk cabin center aft secured the HD bridal support for the boom.
The center of the aft deck has the binnacle steering. The stern pushpit consist of 11/4" S/S framing with multiple purposes. One , it is a radar arch and a davit system to support the tender. To the starboard is single support to secure the outboard.
The radar arch further supports a bimini for the helsman. The arch also supports the Raythoen radar dome, hailer and antennas.
Forward of the pushpit is full bench seat for the helsman and company.
The vessel has a full keel with large cutaway forefoot. The stern has the keel hung rudder. The rudder has the cutout for the propeller with a 3-bladed prop. The internal log is fitted with a PSS dripless bearing.
The bow has an 8" bow thruster with a 2-bladed prop driven hydraulically.
The vessel has a clipper bow, reverse stern, full keel and keel hung rudder. The sheer line is fitted with teak guard and accommodate the hull and deck joint and bonding the bulwarks surrounding the deck. The bulwarks along the midship are fitted with scuppers for deck drainage as well as fairleads for mooring lines.
The bow has a wooden bowsprit supported by the 1/2" S/S wire bobstay noted well secured to the eye on the stem just above the waterline. It is further supported by the 5/16" S/S wire whiskers supported back to the wooden guard.
Te generous sized pilothouse is well appointed. The forward bulkhead to the portside is the Nav Station which houses the electronics, engine panels and breakers. Slightly to the right is the companionway into the salon. Aft of the pilothouse is the companionway into the aft stateroom.
Both sides of the pilothouse have seating with storage under. Under the port side seating is the air compressor which is mainly used for filling the dive tanks. Also the main shore power breaker and battery chargers sits.
The teak binnacle steering is center aft of the pilothouse.
Hull- GRP with Tophat ribs at 20" apart. Ceiling at the top has vents for ventilation. In 1991-1992 she was taken to Blackline in Sydney, where the hull was peeled and dried out to specs and a new hull was put on with a ground plane on her. Lots of mat and roving was applied. The West system was then applied using Vinyl ester, then primer paint and Alwgrip Goldstar antifowling. This was overseen by a surveyor.
Her water tanks are under the main salon easily accesible for cleaning and maintenance. Her fuel tanks are under the port and starboard storage areas in the pilothouse.
Draft-5' 10" Centreboard-10' Backboard- 71/2" The backboard is wound up or down just behind the helm. The centreboard is is winched with a much bigger handle in the pilothouse below the the instument panel.
Length on Deck-50ft
Length at Waterline-48ft
Fresh Water Tank-475 Gals
Fuel Tank-422 Gals