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2010 Alutec Custom Built 48

Crete, Greece


Custom built 48ft steel cutter rigged sloop. This is one of the most impressive yachts we have seen in decades. She has everything for serious ocean cruising in abundance, beautifully cared for and maintained.  Built to circumnavigate a true blue water cruiser by Alutec Marine Ltd, Scotland to William Bollard design between 2003-2010, finally commissioned in 2012.  2019 Rig report. With such a wealth of equipment please read the full specification below to see how incredibly well equipped she is. More detailed information and construction photos available on request. Based in Agios Nikolaos, Crete Euros 299,900 VAT paid

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Alutec
Model: Custom Built 48
Year: 2010
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Alutec Marine Ltd, Scotland
Designer: William Bollard
Construction: Steel
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 48 ft / 14.63 m
Beam: 14'5 ft / 4.39 m
Max Draft: 7'4 ft / 2.23 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins Sabre
  • Model: M92
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 92hp
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 2000
  • Engine Hours: 1050


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sloop, Cutter


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR
Tel:+44 (0)1329 827 053


Custom built cutter rigged sloop
Mild steel hull, insulated with 2” Thinsulate
Round Bilge
Deck - Cork – Stazo Marinedeck 2000 laid on 1/2” Marine Ply bonded & fastened with friction welded studs on steel deck
Keel – Fin & skeg of mild steel, lead poured, filled with Kluber preservative oil
Rudder - Balanced, skeg mounted and oil filled
Whitlock Cobra steering, with 40” leather bound twin spoke SS wheel

Hull built with 4mm. mild steel on one-metre spaced frames with 5mm. garboard and stainless inserts around fairleads, freeing ports and under stainless toe rail.
Externally welded tapping plates for bolting on fittings negate through deck holes save for life raft & anchor equipment
The doghouse is marine-grade aluminium
The eighth vessel constructed by Alutec Marine Limited (which also built M V POLAR BOUND for British Explorer David Cowper, see Yachting World Article October 2016)


Perkins Sabre M92 90hp (supplied 2000 commissioned 2007)
Engine # AR50 750U 1000 15G
Aquadrive with Bruntons Autolock shaft break
Bruntons H6 3 bladed 22” autoprop
Engine Hours 1050 April 2019

Hurth gearbox - HSW 450 A2/2.0 2.03:1 reduction
M92: – spare engine hoses, fuel and oil filters, Jabsco Impeller, Alternator and PTO belts.
Serviced according to user manual, recorded in Ship's Log

Generator - Whispergen PPS 16-24 MD 800 watts
Windgen – Eclectic Energy Duogen Water/Wind 24 volt, 6 amp.
Watermaker – Spectra 380c approx. 55 lph (not commissioned, requires final installation)



Domestic Batts - Six Sonnenschein SL110 Gel Total – 330 at 24 volts 01/04/16
Engine Starter Batts -Two Optima Redtop Each 44 a/h, 730 cca, giving 24 volts 4 years old
Generator Starts from Domestic Bank
Additional Batts - One for Wallas cooker Sonnenschein A500 cyclic gel 76 3 years old
12v & 24v DC & 240v AC systems onboard

Charging from Solar Panels,Duogen,Prestolite Engine Alternator,Whispergen.
Two x Victron Phoenix Multi-plus sinewave inverter chargers
Inverter Wattage -Two x 24v. 3000w. 70Amps. (6 kw)
3 x Solbian Solar Panels 420w total
Shore Power Marinco 16 amp Plus 25 metres Artic 3-core cable
Selection of three pin round weather proof m & f plugs

Two x Safeshore Marine Galvanic Isolators
Domestic battery status monitor on Whispergen panel
Morvern DC/DC converter isolated 24-12 volt, 150/200 watts for charging cooker battery
CTEK MXS 7 amp, 240 volt-12 volt mains charger, for cooker battery
Victron BMV 700 monitor shows cooker battery status
Victron Orion DC/DC converter isolated 24 – 12 volt, 360 watts, for VHF, SSB and panel.
Three x Genasun GV-Boost controllers for Solbian input
LVM regulator for Duogen
M G Duff electro-eliminator bridging propeller shaft and hull
AC – 3-core copper tinned Ship Wiring
DC - Silicone sheathed twin core, tinned copper wire

Note: The two Phoenix Multiplus charger/inverters are installed to produce 6KVA, which is required to start the Bauer Electric Diving Compressor (Diving Compressor, available for separate purchase)


Fuel: Two x skin tanks (connected to sump tank) 450 Litres each. Mild steel
Water: Three tanks total. Two to port – together 373 ltrs one to St'bd – 375. Stainless Steel
Gauges: Hart Pneumo Tank Tender for water and fuel

Rig and Sails

Masthead Cutter Rig
Mast: 314 x 210 Cross section. Awlgrip White, Deck Stepped
Double stainless steel spreaders
SS folding mast steps to lower spreader
50 watt LED floodlight
Jabsco 146L searchlight – cockpit sweep control
Forespar Lightning Master static dissipator

Rigging New 2010, 10 & 12 mm stainless wire with Stalok shroud & stay turnbuckles.
2019 - The mast has been built up where necessary and re-coated with International Perfection (Professional). Most stainless steel fittings and winches were removed in the process.
A rig inspection certificate (April 2019 available)
Genoa - Schaeffer 3100 furler with 5mm twin groove foil
Boom - Atlantic Spars 200 x 115 cross section, Awlgrip White,3 point slab reefing SS grab rail port & starboard
Staysail self- tacking boom, Awlgrip White
Twin Running Sail poles Awlgrip White Mast stowed
Spars by Atlantic Spars in Aluminium

Genoa Sheet - One port, One Starboard, Lewmar 64CS T
Cruising Chute Sheet - Led from turning blocks to Genoa winches
Halyards - Two Lewmar 48 ST
Reefing - One Lewmar 44
Main - One port, one starboard Lewmar 30 CST
Additional winches:
Port- Staysail Sheet Lewmar 50 CST
Starboard- Schaeffer furling Lewmar 50 CST

All sails from 2009
Mainsail: 3 point Slab, White 9.52 cloth, by Saturn Sails, Largs, Scotland
Genoa:Schaeffer Furler, White 8.46 with sun cover by Saturn, 135% overlap
Staysail: White 9.52 by Saturn, hanked
Cruising Chute: White, green, turquoise & blue ML15 by Saturn,Tri-radial with squeezer
Storm Jib: Orange, 10.2 by Saturn
Storm Trysail: Orange with callsign MGKK9, 10.2 by Saturn, with dedicated mast track
Twin Yankees: White with 5mm round luff lead to suit Schaeffer foil, 9.3 by Hong Kong Sails

Additional Rig/Winch/Sails Information:
Selden Rod Kicker Vang
Dutchman Boom Brake
Lemar Synchro Blocks and Schaeffer Blocks as needed
Mainsheet – Lewmar clutches port & starboard
Spinlock Halyard clutches


Accom for eight in total, 2 doubles one forward,one aft, 4 singles in total
(two in saloon, one in forecabin, one in aft cabin)
Dark Blue Alcantara upholstery
American Cherry interior throughout by A&R Way Limited, Classic Yacht Restorers & Wooden Boat Builders

Warm air heating from Whispergen ducted to saloon, cabins and both heads
C-Warm,Twin coil calorifier, 50 litres
2 showers
2 Blakes Lavac Zenith heads
Avg Headroom: 195cm. saloon, 180cm. forecabin, 175cm. aft cabin

Epifanes Rubbed Effect (matt) in all accommodation
African Mahogany, polished, folding saloon table
African Mahogany, oiled worktop in galley
African Walnut, oiled Sole boards
Two teak folding chairs stowed outboard to port in saloon
Low level red LED nightlights throughout
Natural Mat Mattresses with rubberised coir underlay on fwd double, saloon lower, double & single in aft cabin, all with quilted mattress toppers.
Cockpit Cushions in Blue/White striped Sunbrella – new 2015



2019 new Wallas 87D combined hob and oven is currently being installed April 2019.
Two S/S sinks welded into worktop with splashback & fiddles
Frigoboat fridge 120 litres Amori, S/S.Frigomatic W35F sea-water cooled compressor
Bespoke chest freezer, S/S, circa 120 litres. Frigomatic W50F sea water cooled compressor
Cutlery: Set of 12 SS in dedicated slotted drawer
Crockery: Set of 8 White Porcelain in dedicated galley locker
Linn Classic CD/DVD player with 2 speakers in saloon & 2 in doghouse (amp boost for latter)
Blaupunkt Radio
Loewe DVD screen14” for Linn Classic
Clock: Vion 5” SS, quartz mechanism
Barometer: Vion 5” SS Aneroid

240 volt Eumenia 1000F washing machine
Gimballed Chrome Oil Lamp
Hella Two-speed 6” fans in galley, forward and aft cabins
One Twin AC socket each in fore & aft cabin and saloon
Three Twin AC sockets in galley
One single AC socket in workshop and lazarette
Electric Kettle & Toaster
Breeze Bandit wind scoop
3 x Breeze Booster wind scoops for portlights
Insect screens or nets for all Lewmar hatches & port lights
Two Di Blasi folding bicycles (in dedicated locker)


60lb CQR anchor, Simpson Lawrence 90m chain, 11mm gauge
35 kg Bruce anchor (stowed below) ~ 10m x 11mm. Chain + 90m nylon line, 25mm 3 strand nylon line
10.6 kg kedge Fortress anchor Aluminium 80m nylon, 10m 8mm ss wire shackled to 16mm double braid nylon
Lewmar windlass, Ocean Capstan 3 mounted on SS plinth. Electric/Manual 24 volt electric and manual

Warps: Eight
Fenders: 5 htm cylindrical + 2 round
Pasarelle: One x 2 metre folding
Boat Hook: One telescopic aluminium
Boarding Ladder: Fixed on transom
Swimming Platform: Hinged on stern ladder
Boarding Ladder: Dixon side-boarding ladder (secured at either gate)
Deck Shower: One on quarter deck
Spray Hood: Fixed doghouse
Bimini: Cockpit awning
Winter Covers: Stone Acrylic Mainsail & staysail covers, Stone Acrylic cockpit tent
Davits: Single swivelling Simpson davits on Starboard Quarter (mainly for Outboard motor)
Navigation Lights: Lopo LED
Horn: ACI Air Horn on Targa

Lewmar Chain stopper forward, mounted on SS plinth
Salt water deck wash with 1/2” layflat hose - midships deck locker
Electric 3 1/2” Lewmar warping winch centre line on quarterdeck
Fleming auxiliary rudder servo-powered s/s self steering system
Detachable kedge s/s roller fairlead (starboard quarter)
Bauer Junior II HP air, electric driven, diving compressor in Lazarette

Detachable, folding varnished Cockpit table
Two x 22.5 litre SS jerry cans (bracketed outboard on port & st'bd pushpit)
25m 1/2” hose with portable filter for water ship, plus 25m Layflat hose extension
Bow boarding ladder & detachable teak grating over bow roller
Solent Bosun's Chair
Mediterranean awning, stone waxed canvas
Spare new Lewmar Ocean Capstan Motor Gearbox



Compass:Suunto F – 135/K
Speed Log: Airmar ST650
Wind Indicator: Simrad
Echosounder: Airmar
GPS: Simrad
Plotter: Simrad CX44 (Nav. Station )
Autopilot: Simrad AP26
NavTex ICS Nav6
Radar Simrad DX45 Radome
VHF ICOM IC-M505 with remote hand-held control at helm
SSB Radio: ICOM IC-M801E with Pactor Modem
Sat Comms: Antenna only AD510-1- mounted & wired to connect at Nav Station with Iridium 9505A handset

Simrad DS34 Plotter Repeater at helm
Simrad IS15 “Multi” displays Wind, Helm and Depth in Doghouse.
IS15 Compass display at Nav. Station
Plastimo SX200 Hand Held VHF
ICOM loud hailer on targa controlled through VHF
Two Motorola “talkabout” handsets


Avon Rover Hypalon 2.8m tender with air floor
Stainless steel Bruce anchor, chain and rode stowed in fitted bag under thwart
Stored on Foredeck inflated or rolled & stowed aft athwartships on winch deck for passage
Spare pair of oars
Spare pair of paddles

Yamaha 6hp Outboard - Last serviced April 2019
Clamped on removable bracket across pushpit gate or stowed in lazarette for passage


RFD Beaufort Survival Flatpack liferaft
4 man Last Serviced 01/04/17
Fire Blanket in galley
5 x Fire Extinguishers
Electric Bilge Pumps: One Rule 2000 with bilge alarm
Manual Bilge Pumps: Two
Single Engine PTO Bilge pump
Grab Bag
Jack Stays: Nylon Webbing, cockpit to staysail post, port & st'bd
Flares (In-date) none
Radar Reflector Tri-lens on mast
Emergency Tiller: Reverse Tiller arm controlled by port & starboard tackles

Life Buoys:
Two rings ~ one with strobe light
Two horse-shoe ~ both with flashing light
Dan Buoy:Ocean Safety RORC telescopic Danbuoy with fixed light

No gas on board

Additional Safety information

Eleven x deadlights for coaming portlights
40 metre Balcan emergency throwing line
Four clip-on life lines
Two safety harnesses
Chalwyn Oil Hurricane Lantern
Aquasignal signalling spotlight
12mm wire croppers
Note: Grab bag, flares and life jackets + lines ~ dedicated stowage under helm seat. Waterproof buoyant grab & flare containers.

(The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.)


Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

British Certificate of Registry – Part 1 – Title Registry
Builders Certificate
Compliance with RCD for Declaration of Conformity
British HMRC Customs letter from 2006 declaring the yacht VAT paid in EU, Customs having inspected all build invoices relating to vat on the materials purchased.

Surveyors Murray Cormack Associates (RINA) stood by the vessel throughout the Alutec build, designing structural improvements where considered appropriate with an emphasis on weld quality inspection.

The following Quality Assurance Certificates are held:
Hull plate, stringers, etc: British Steel 43A plate
Welder Approval Test
Weight of lead poured in keel
Weight of lead keel bulb
Shot-blasting and application of Awlgrip Epoxy Primer
3M Inspection of Thinsulate insulation with product specification
Moody Yachts International Limited statement on Marinedeck installation
Perkins Engine Validation
Bradney Chain 11mm x 90m, hot dipped galvanised
Whispergen Generator commissioning

Equipment for separate purchase

• Twin Aluminium diving cylinders plus demand valves, etc.
• "Spare Air" diving cylinder
• Kannad Marine Safelink PLB
• "Sardine" Woodburner Stove + flues
• Heavy weather "Para Drogue" c.w. 80 m 16mm nylon braid
• Aere 18" inflatable fenders x 2
• Portable manual 1 1/4" salvage pump
• Steiner 7 x 50 Commander Binoculars
• Reeds Sewing Machine
• Cobb Barbecue

Brokers Comments, Background and History

Cruising History
2011 – Sea Trials West of Scotland, based at Portavadie, Argyll
2012 – Scotland to Lisbon
2103 – Lisbon to Sicily, via Ceuta, Balearics, Corsica & Sardinia
2014 – Sicily to Crete via Croatia, Montenegro, Corfu, and Peloponnese
2015 – 2019 – Aegean Islands, wintering in Crete

Brokers Comments:
‘In the many years we have been inspecting, valuing and selling yachts, we rarely see a yacht which has had this level of thought and craftsmanship poured into every aspect of the build and commissioning. Further, the fact that the owners were heavily involved right from the start and now continue to lavish such care and attention on their yacht is clearly evident in her current condition throughout. A better example of this type of ‘ready for anything / go-anywhere’ sailing vessel would be hard to find….’

Reason for Sale
Boat built to circumnavigate but health issues intervened, so settled for a less challenging life based in Greece, age also being a consideration

Owners' Background:
Both sailed from an early age.
Both : Regular sailing - UK, West Indies, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean. Kept a Fisher in West Scotland.

10 years RN, specialising in Diving, Bomb & Mine Disposal, with regular recreational sailing. Thereafter, from 1971, a career of project management in professional offshore diving, specialist work vessels and pioneering subsea activities.

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith, in this case we are acting as Brokers only.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Please contact Williams and Smithells to book an appointment to inspect any yacht before you book flights or pay for travel. This is to ensure you have a confirmed booking in our diary with the right amount of time allocated to inspect the yachts you want. Our yachts are not all in one marina, yard or harbour and in season do change locations. To avoid disappointment, call or email before you make travel plans. 

Additional Contact Information

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Please contact Williams and Smithells to book an appointment to inspect any yacht before you book flights or pay for travel. This is to ensure you have a confirmed booking in our diary with the right amount of time allocated to inspect the yachts you want. Our yachts are not all in one marina, yard or harbour and in season do change locations. To avoid disappointment, call or email before you make travel plans.