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Boat Details

METOLIUS is a true offshore voyager, with an easily driven hull form and a powerful sail plan engineered to be easily managed by minimal crew.  She has a Rondal rig with hydraulic furling mainsail, headstay and staysail; hydraulic winches, a functional, simple deck layout, and a comfortable, well protected cockpit.

Her interior designed by Peter Beeldsnijder, is detailed in varnished teak with an ambiance that exudes elegant warmth with an uncanny functionality.  The interior layout includes three staterooms, two heads with stall showers, separate crew quarters and head, and a superb work-shop stowage area forward - all crafted to the highest Huisman standards.  The overall arrangement is ideal for family living, offering absolute comfort and privacy in her functional cabins. With over 150,000 miles under her keel, she has always had the benefit of exceptional preventative maintenance, and continual refitting, including a comprehensive engine rebuild in 2013, new hull paint in 2014 and many upgrades 2019 and now in spring 2020 a mast paint and full rig overhaul, underwater service, interior upgrade and many more maintenance and service items.  Simply stated, she’s ready to go and quite stunning!

FULL DESCRIPTION

COMMENTS

The design brief for METOLIUS demanded a high-performance yacht that would handily cruise all oceans in all conditions, with a family crew who required all amenities of home while exploring all points of the globe.  The collaboration of the Royal Huisman Shipyard, German Frers and interior design by Peter Beeldsnijder resulted in a yacht that fulfilled the design brief flawlessly, she has travelled from the cold and boisterous North Sea, to ghosting through the doldrums, from the varied Alaska breezes to Cape Horn, the Antarctic, the wild Southern Ocean to the trade winds and Caribbean and mixed conditions of the Mediterranean.  

 

ACCOMMODATION

The MAIN SALON aboard METOLIUS is very large with an open plan that enhances the sense of spaciousness.  The teak inlaid dining table and “L” shaped settee area are to starboard, with two custom dining seats inboard.  Outboard to port is a large and comfortable sofa, facing a hi/low cocktail/game table which, in the lower position, secures two custom teak stools.  Aft in this area is another custom swivel seat.  The main salon is truly a comfortable family living room.

The NAVIGATION STATION adjoins the salon aft to port, with a bench seat that allows the navigator to face forward or aft.  The aft area houses the electronics and communications equipment, with a workspace below.  The radar and computer are outboard, adjacent to a two-tier bookshelf, plus valence bookshelf above.  When facing forward, the navigator sits at a large chart table/office desk, which offers chart storage, filing cabinets and additional storage drawers inboard.

Immediately to starboard of the companionway is a GUEST STATEROOM, with upper and lower single berths and ample storage in drawers, cabinets and a large hanging locker.

Adjoining the main salon, forward to starboard is the well-appointed GALLEY, which has an abundance of cabinet and counter space, beautifully detailed.  Refrigeration is a custom fabricated RHS cold bank refrigerator and freezer system, with refrigerator in the galley, drinks refrigeration in the adjoining area of the salon and a separate deep freeze forward.   The propane stove is a Huisman modified Alpes Mariner, with solenoid shut off and gas alarm.  In addition, there are deep ss sinks, custom fixtures, a Miele microwave oven and abundant storage space.  There are clever details like sliding locker unit allowing easy access to engine space that is positioned centrally.

The OWNER’s STATEROOM is forward to starboard, with a double berth, ample stowage in drawers and lockers, writing desk and foldaway seat, and an ensuite head with stall shower. 

The SECOND GUEST STATEROOM is forward of the salon to port, also with two good size upper and lower single berths, plenty of stowage and an opening hatch to the mid deck.  The GUEST HEAD / day head is aft of the stateroom and complete with a full stall shower.

CREW QUARTERS for two, are forward to port, with upper and lower single berths and ample stowage in lockers and drawers, and an ensuite head and shower compartment that is to starboard.  Crew have their own access to deck through the fore hatch in the fo’c’sle workshop.

Immediately forward of the crew quarters is a large WORKSHOP/STORAGE AREA, with separate Miele washer and drier, custom fabricated SS freezer, workbench with detachable vice and ample custom storage for hand and power tools. Also, in this area, just below the large foredeck hatch, is a custom sail stowage cabinet for the asymmetrical spinnaker.

The engine is on centreline, between the galley and pump room and cleverly installed below a lead sound-shielded teak engine cover that retracts electrically. 

Outboard to port, forward of the salon is a full pump room, where much of the engineering and mechanical equipment aboard is installed, along with the 100-litre diesel day tank. 

Behind a hatch, aft at the companionway, is a full wet locker, with access to additional machinery further aft.

DECK LAYOUT                                                                              

 

The deck layout aboard METOLIUS was engineered with safety, seamanship and ease of sail handling as primary requirements. 

The aft cockpit is deep and well protected by the sprayhood / dodger, with seating port and starboard, as well as aft of the 70” SS destroyer wheel. The binnacle houses both the steering compass as well as the external VHF handset. 

Lifting the cockpit seats provides access to general storage areas, generally used for safety equipment. 

There is a custom teak dining table that fits in the cockpit sole, which can be in place while sailing.  Removable foot braces fit in both cockpits. 

Running backstay winches are fitted on the cockpit coaming, within easy reach of the helmsman.

The engine control panel is to starboard with two deck mounted foot switches for the bow thruster.

To port of the helm is a panel for the deck lights and a Simrad autopilot control unit.

The control panel for the Rondal rig hydraulics (backstay and vang) is also to port, just forward of the helm.

A well-protected working cockpit aft of the mast has Lewmar 1100 SST/hydraulic primary winches and Lewmar 900 SST/hydraulic secondary winches.  Just forward of the cockpit are two Lewmar 650ST (one 3 speed) winches for handling the mainsail.

Just aft of the mast, there is a grouping of 3 x Rondal stainless steel SW 2000, and 2 x Lewmar 650 SST/hydraulic winches that operate all halyards.  Also, in this area are two Lewmar 460 AST winches on the mast.

This working / crew cockpit also has a teak table and cushions for dining / relaxing when at rest.

Immediately aft of this cockpit are four flush mounted hatches with four sensibly sized Dorade vents, protected by stainless steel grab rails.  The stainless-steel traveller is located just forward of the dodger, well positioned for proper leverage for the main sheet, while keeping the sheet clear of both cockpits.

Stainless genoa and staysail tracks are mounted on the deck.

The clean foredeck has a low bulwark that affords protection with the only protrusions being the Steen windlass and a Dorade vent immediately forward of the inner forestay. 

To starboard of the foredeck hatch are two, in deck storage lockers with flush, teak laid hatches, one for the outboard engines and fuel tanks, the other for two aluminium propane tanks.  The outboard locker has a bilge pump and extractor fan; the gas locker drains directly overboard.

The recessed foredeck hatch is sealed by a compressed air activated gasket and immediately aft of this are two recessed hatches.

 

MACHINERY

 

Main Engine                     

Mercedes MTU 200 hp inline, six cylinder, naturally aspirated marine diesel. W 5 overhaul by Certified MTU Technicians, USA 2019, and services since as per schedule.

Engine Hours: 12,200 (February 2020)

Speed: 10 Knots cruising /11 Knots Top Speed.

Range : 2,200 NM.

 

Auxiliary PTO   

Continuous hydraulic PTO generates power to supply the bow thruster,

Water-maker and refrigeration systems.

Belt driven Steimel water pump for engine raw water circulation and

emergency bilge pumping.

Propeller Shaft

Hundested two-piece shaft with flexible coupling.

Hollex drip free stern seal and P bracket with water lubricated cutlass bearing. Cutlass bearing and PSS stern gland replaced in 2020.

Propeller                           

Hundested 3 blade 900 mm variable pitch propeller, adjusted by electric Motor.

Engine room: Air extractor, serviced 2019

 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Generator                         

Northern Lights Lugger 20 KWH, 2005, fully serviced 2019.

New alternator & new stop solenoid 2019. Rebuilt raw water pump 2020.

Generator hours; 5340 (January 2020).

 

Electricity                          

230 V 50 Hz single-phase three-wire system powered by diesel generator or shore power.  Two DC/AC inverters generate a continuous supply of AC power to the appliances and outlets.

 

Shore Power                    

220V / 50 Hz or 110V / 60 Hz input via shore power isolation transformer.

 

Inverter

2x Victron Energy Multiplus DC/AC inverters; 24V, 3000 VA, 70 AMP, 2010.

 

Batteries                            

2x Sonnenschein AGM 12V 140 ah main engine start batteries, 2013.

2x Tudor Maintenance free 12V 135 ah generator start batteries, 2013.

12x Mastervolt MVSV 1650, 1650 ah, 2V, deep cycle gel cell service Batteries, 2009.

2x Victron Skylla – TG 24V 100-amp service battery chargers.

Custom Ricom battery monitoring system with panel readout and alarms.

Emergency link switch between main engine and generator start batteries.

Earth fault detection circuit on each battery bank.

 

Interior lights                   

Interior lights changed to LED in 2019

 

SHIP’S SYSTEMS

 

Bow Thruster                   

Hundested 35 hp hydraulic retractable bow thruster.

 

Steering system              

Single destroyer type wheel with 1800 mm diameter linked to rudder by 1” stainless steel chain and 7 X19 wire steering cables. 

Gear ratio of 2:5:1 and swing of 35 degrees port and starboard. 

Hydraulic clutch disengages wheel when autopilot is engaged.

Rudder                               

Foil shape spade rudder, shaped on aluminium frames with aluminium skins and solid aluminium rudder stock. 

Twin rudder bearings are lubricated by grease fittings. Bearings replaced 2020.

Fuel Filters

Racor 2010 series; 2 x Engine filters in Duplex arrangement.

1x Generator filter.

 

Fire/Anchor Wash Pump            

Spec BADU 40-15 seawater pump with two deck hydrants.

 

Bilge Pump                       

1 x G+R MV64.  One additional rebuilt spare aboard in reserve.

 

Emergency Bilge Pump

Steimel water pump belt driven from main engine.

 

Sewage Treatment        

200 Litre holding tank. 

Electrical overboard pump with thru hull isolation valve. 

Medium & high-level alarms.

 

Waste Pump                    

2 x G+R ECO MV44 to discharge black and grey tanks. Both rebuilt in 2013.

A rebuilt spare pump is kept onboard. Holding + sump tanks cleaned 2020.

 

Heads                                 

3 x Altena Waterflash electric toilets with freshwater flush. 

Forward head has option for saltwater feed.

 

Water Maker                   

HEM series 20, 5,500 litres per day. 

Full check and overhaul 2020 including new membranes

 

Air Conditioning             

2x Marine Air Systems, 2005.

1x Free standing units in forepeak and master cabin.

1x Indirect chilled water loop system in salon.

Heating                                              

Heating throughout the boat is provided by four independent sources.

A hot water circulation system delivers heat to air handlers with independent temperature control in each cabin and the salon. 

Heat sources;

1x Webasto diesel fired system;

1x 220v immersion heater;

 

ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS

 

Audio System                  

Fusion hi-fi with speaker system in main salon.

Apple iTunes, airplay and Apple TV connected to this system. 

Apple TV. New LG Smart TV 2019.

 

Satellite Television       

Seatel TVatSea, 18” dome with Sky (UK) & DTV (USA) decoders.

 

Video  Recorders & Players:

DVD player and 5.1 surround sound.

 

Entertainment                

Apple Mac mini with connection to TV and Wi-Fi.

 

Internet                             

Wave Wi-Fi rogue antenna connected to internal Wi-Fi network with 3x Apple airport express serving salon and cabins.

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

 

Satcom                               

Sailor Satcom C with data connection.

 

VHF                                      

Simrad R582 with second cockpit handset and data connection.

 

SSB                                       

ICOM IC-M802 with removable antenna, 2011.

 

Satellite phone               

Inmarsat Fleet Onenew 2019

1x engine jacket water cooling system. 

Furthermore, the three air conditioning units can be operated on reverse cycle delivering heat to the salon, master cabin and forepeak.

Note: Air-conditioning and heating systems checked, serviced and overhauled 2020, including fan coils.

 

Refrigeration                    

Engine driven system (serviced 2020)

220v system (check + service 2020)

 

OFFICE EQUIPMENT

 

Computer

Mini Mac. New PC display 2019.

 

PC display                         

New 2019 in sliding cupboard at chart table

 

Printer/Scanner/Fax     

HP HENVY 250 with wireless printing.

Brookes & Gatehouse Hydra 2000 system with comprehensive 20/20 layout.

9x displays on deck in steering and sailing cockpits.  (4) in navigation area,

4x Hercules 690 multi display being one in each cabin.

 

AIS                                        

Furuno FA-150 Universal AIS transceiver with NMEA output, 2005

 

Radars + Chartplotter  

1x Furuno NavNet Vx2 chart plotter / radar display in custom cabinet in navigation area.  Mast mounted 24” closed array.                                   

 

GPS                                      

2x Magnavox MX200gps due to be replaced, by Buyer.

 

Navtex                               

Navtex Nav6 electronic display not working, due to be replaced, by Buyer.

 

Autopilot                           

2x Simrad AP26 control heads including separate processors and control              panels, for redundancy.

Segatronic hydraulic power pack with (2) RexRoth rams. 

Hydraulic pump will be overhauled 2020.

 

Gyro Compass

B + G Super Halcyon III.

 

Magnetic Compass        

Danforth Constellation, 150 mm diameter backlit steering compass in binnacle

 

Navigation Software     

New TimeZero Professional software 2019, with collection of digital charts: Mediterranean, USA.

 

Computer                          

HP PC with LCD colour monitor running Windows 8 with full NMEA input from AIS, B&G, GPS, etc.  This computer also is used to access the Fleet 33 and Satcom-C data connections.

 

Barometer                        

2x barometers; 1x electronic weather station with exterior probe, 1x Schatz hermetic type with matching ship’s clock.

 

 

MAST, RIGGING AND SAIL HANDLING

 

Mast                                     

Triple spreader Rondal Hydrofurl aluminium mast and boom.

Navtec rod standing rigging (2020)

Hydrofurl headstay & staysail stay.

 

Boom                                   

Rondal, aluminium with integrated boom preventer.

 

Rigging Hydraulics          

Rondal type 90 hydraulic boom vang and backstay adjuster with two-function Panel, serviced 2019. 

 

Bowsprit                            

Removable, un-stayed 2m carbon bowsprit for Asymmetric spinnaker.

 

NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT

 

Sailing Instruments       

 

Brookes & Gatehouse Hydra 2000 system with comprehensive 20/20 layout.

9x displays on deck in steering and sailing cockpits.  (4) in navigation area,

4x Hercules 690 multi display being one in each cabin.

 

AIS                                        

Furuno FA-150 Universal AIS transceiver with NMEA output, 2005

 

Radars + Chartplotter  

1x Furuno NavNet Vx2 chart plotter / radar display in custom cabinet in navigation area.  Mast mounted 24” closed array.                                   

 

GPS                                      

2x Magnavox MX200gps due to be replaced, by Buyer.

 

Navtex                               

Navtex Nav6 electronic display not working, due to be replaced, by Buyer.

 

Autopilot                           

2x Simrad AP26 control heads including separate processors and control              panels, for redundancy.

Segatronic hydraulic power pack with (2) RexRoth rams. 

Hydraulic pump will be overhauled 2020.

 

Gyro Compass

B + G Super Halcyon III.

 

Magnetic Compass        

Danforth Constellation, 150 mm diameter backlit steering compass in binnacle

 

Navigation Software     

New TimeZero Professional software 2019, with collection of digital charts: Mediterranean, USA.

 

Computer                          

HP PC with LCD colour monitor running Windows 8 with full NMEA input from AIS, B&G, GPS, etc.  This computer also is used to access the Fleet 33 and Satcom-C data connections.

 

Barometer                        

2x barometers; 1x electronic weather station with exterior probe, 1x Schatz hermetic type with matching ship’s clock.

 

MAST, RIGGING AND SAIL HANDLING

 

Mast                                     

Triple spreader Rondal Hydrofurl aluminium mast and boom.

Navtec rod standing rigging (2020)

Hydrofurl headstay & staysail stay.

 

Boom                                   

Rondal, aluminium with integrated boom preventer.

 

Rigging Hydraulics          

Rondal type 90 hydraulic boom vang and backstay adjuster with two-function Panel, serviced 2019. 

 

Bowsprit                            

Removable, un-stayed 2m carbon bowsprit for Asymmetric spinnaker. 

 

Winches                            

10 x Lewmar hydraulic deck winches, with custom DC power packs.

 

Halyards

 (Genoa, staysail, mainsail, spinnaker, main outhaul) New 2019

 

Rig measurements        

I = 31.5m, P = 28.8m, E = 9.4m, J = 9.1m

 

Note: Mast unstepped December 2019 for full service, new rigging, overhaul and repaint. First section of main furler foil replaced 2019.

 

Sails

 

Genoa                                                

Evolution Sails Membranes sails in Carbon/Technora, New 2019

Staysail                                               

Evolution Sails Membranes sails in Carbon/Technora, New 2019

Mainsail                                            

North 2005 Spectra / carbon

Genoa 120%                                     

North 2005 Spectra / carbon

Asymmetrical Spinnaker MPS  

North 2005 Code 2A, Norlan 75

Storm Staysail                                 

North Sails

Storm Jib                                           

North Sails

 

(Note: The Main is in fair condition. The 120% Genoa is below average condition as well is the MPS.)

 

DECK EQUIPMENT

 

Anchor Windlass            

Steen Type 23.06 horizontal windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum driven by 24V DC motor with foot switches & remote.  Overhauled 2020.

 

Anchor & Chain                              

CQR 180 lb Galvanized anchor on bow roller.

130M galvanized anchor chain.

1x 100m/22mm nylon anchor rode with 10m/13mm chain.

2x folding aluminium Fortress anchors.

 

Passarelle                         

Custom built folding carbon with handrail and case.

 

Boarding Ladder             

Custom Besenzoni aluminium and teak boarding ladder with submersible extension for swimming. Attaches port and starboard amidships.

 

Deck Cushions

2x sets of Sunbrella covers for cockpit cushions, for both steering & sailing cockpits.

 

Docking                              

New 2019 fenders with covers.

Dock lines.

 

Canvas                                

Aft cockpit dodger / spray hood, new 2019.

Bimini and frame for aft cockpit. Sun Awning.

 

TENDER AND WATERSPORTS

 

Tender                                

Achilles SU Heavy Duty, with foldable aluminium floorboards, 4.25m, new 2019.

 

Outboard Engine            

Honda 20hp 4 stroke (2012), full service and overhaul 2019.

 

Diving Equipment          

Bauer Varius dive compressor, 220V, serviced 2019.

 

SAFETY AND SECURITY EQUIPMENT

 

Safety                                 

New life jackets, 2019

2 x new 6-person life rafts 2019

Jon-Buoy MK4, man overboard module, serviced 2019.

New EPIRB 2019.

 

Fire Fighting                     

Thorn FM 2000 CO2 semi-automatic fire fighting systems for engine and generator spaces serviced 2019.

C02 fire extinguishers in each cabin space, serviced 2019.

BADU 40-15 seawater fire pump / deck wash with two deck outlets. 

Fire blanket in galley

Firefighting automatic system appliances serviced in 2019.

 

HISTORY

 

Under her first ownership, the owner and family cruised over 90,000 miles aboard – at a combined average speed of over 9 knots! 

Under her second ownership, METOLIUS cruised from Alaska to both sides of the Atlantic, throughout the Caribbean, Northern Europe and Scotland, to the Mediterranean. 

In 2015 she was then passed to a sailing foundation in the USA. Based in Baltimore area she was sailed locally in the summer periods. 

In 2018 the present owners acquired her, undertook a general overhaul and upgrade and enjoyed her summer 2019.  Further upgrades including full rigging replacement and mast overhaul are in hand January 2020. 

METOLIUS will be ready in all respects to continue her remarkable voyaging legacy.  

 

MAINTENANCE

 

Works 2020 in Greece

 

Rig: Mast out, dismantle, new rod rigging, all parts checked and service as required. Paint of mast and boom.

Machinery: Service main engine and gen set as per schedule and checks

Tanks: Clean fuel tanks. Clean and check water tanks. Clean and check holding and sump tanks.

Water-maker: service high pressure pump, check and service all including membranes.

Refrigeration: check and service engine driven and 220v systems.

Interior: Varnish and paint work throughout as required (floorboards, forepeak, companionway, shower floors, etc.)

Underwater: Replace rudder bearings. Replace cutlass bearing. Antifouling. Renew name on stern. Topsides polish. Propeller service and apply PropSpeed.

Deck areas: reseal side windows. Various paint touch ups. Overhaul windlass and refurbish anchor locker.

Ventilation: service and clean fan coils. Check all systems and overhaul air-conditioning units, water-pumps and hoses. Service the Webasto and check exhaust piping.

 

 

Maintenance and Upgrades 2019

New dinghy.

New Genoa and Staysail.

New halyards.

Service of vang and backstay hydraulics.

 

New TV.

New TimeZero Professional software.

New sat phone.

New PC display

 

New liferafts (2)

New lifejackets

New EPIRB

Service Jonbuoy

 

New LED lighting inside.

New sprayhood / dodger.

New fenders and socks.

 

W5 service to main engine.

Overhaul of gen set.

Service air compressor.

Service fire fighting systems.

 

Specifications

  • BuilderHuisman
  • DesignerFrers Custom
  • LocationGreece
  • Built1992
  • Price£633,040
  • Length25.5 m
  • Hull MaterialAluminum
  • Cabins4
  • Bathrooms3
  • Cruising Speed10 kn
  • Max Speed11 kn
  • Range2200 nm
  • Beam6 m
  • Max Draft3.5 m
  • Dry Weight132,000 lb
  • Ballast Weight43,500 lb
  • Water Tank Capacity1500|liter
  • Fuel Tank Capacity3000|liter
  • Engine 1
    • Make: Mercedes
    • Model: MTU
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard

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Northrop and Johnson Spain
Edificio Dux - Calle Porto Pi 4, 1 ª Palma de Mallorca Baleares 07015 Spain
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