siobhan sailing yacht

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Siobhan facts & figures

Van De Stadt design, type: "Pacific II" ketch,

Corten steel hull, built in South Africa in 1981

by Bill Cooper’s shipyards for Bill Cooper personally, named “Lily Rose” after Bill’s wife.

now Dutch registered nr: 6567 ZG 1999

Teak decks renewed in 1999-2000 and 2003.


length: 15.00m (49’) long

beam:    4.60m

draft:     2.50m

Full standard sail is 135m3, spinnaker adds 150m3(light) or 180m3(heavy).

Now all sails have been renewed by Kemp!

Main mast almost 20m tall (only inches shorter than the Värmdö/Djuurö bridge)

displacement 30+ tonnes, of which 6 tonnes lead ballast in the keel.



  50kg Bruce anchor with 130m chain,

  secundaries: 40kg CQR, 40kg Bruce with 10m chain + 100m 20mm warp


Main engine Perkins diesel M6354 110hp,

  Perkins generator 3600kVA, (also for the hot showers...)

  Duogen water/wind generator (so no generator charging needed on passages!)

  Aerogen 6 wind generator (for topping up at anchor)


Electrics: 24V main system

  Generator charger 2x25A Sterling digital independent systems.

  batteries: domestic: 350Ah (at 24V) ; engine:100Ah (24V) high CCA

  inverter: 300W pure sine for PC, various chargers, mixer,

  converter: 12V 10A available for accessories



  Radar Raytheon RL70 (48nm)

  Wind/depth/speed: Simrad

  GPS Furuno 35 / Garmin48 backup

  VHF: Simrad DSC + remote; Icom handheld; Furuno emergency backup

  Sat phone/fax: Inmarsat miniM

  weather fax: Furuno

  Navtex: Nasa Marine

  Autopilot: Autohelm ST7000+


Entertainment etc:

  Stereo: Alpine – IPod based system with CD and tuner

  Guitar: Yamaha acoustic

  recorder: Yamaha plastic

  DVD player (in the laptop...)



  water: 800 l in three separate tanks

  diesel: 1800 l

  petrol: 5 + 10l jerrycans for outboard.

  lampoil: 5+5 l

  coal: 10kg (for bbq)



  aft cabin: 2 berths, shower, heads, individual exit to cockpit.

  fore cabin: 2 berths, shower, heads.

  main cabin: 4 berths.

  galley with 2 burner gas cooker, grill, gas oven, combi microwave oven.

  barbeque on pushpit mount



  Canadian canoe (16’)

  Bombard AX4 with Honda 2.3hp or Mariner 5hp



  6 man Avon liferaft double floor on hydrostatic release

  12 life jackets: 6 standard and 6 auto-inflate

  harnesses for all crew + stainless full length lifelines (and we use them!)



  One full set dive equipment incl 10mm wetsuit (no compressor)

  more tools and spares than you can shake a stick at

  swimming ladder at stern



She even had a movie role (though the stand-in was not as pretty as the real thing) thanks to one notorious former owner…


She's a proper yacht - one adventures are made with!






© content: Erik Dalhuijsen