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2016 Dudley Dix DH550

Portimao, Portugal


Dudley Dix DH550, Built 2016. A truly exciting, 55ft ocean going Catamaran combining speed with comfort without compromise, standing out from the crown and turning heads in every harbour. A unique multi-hull with a substantial inventory including: 2 x Volvo Penta D55, 55hp diesel engines, Westerbeke 9.4kva generator, Sea recovery watermaker 120ltrs/h, Cruisair cabin air conditioning/heating, comprehensive Garmin navigational equipment, Sleeps 6 in 3 double cabins plus 2 in saloon. S.African Flag - EU Tax not paid. For sale in Portimao, Portugal €655,000

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Paid
Make: Dudley Dix
Model: DH550
Year: 2016
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Dudley Dix
Designer: Dudley Dix
Construction: Composite


Length: 55 ft / 16.76 m
Length Overall: 55 ft / 16.76 m
Waterline Length: 54 ft / 16.46 m
Beam: 28 ft / 8.53 m
Max Draft: 3'6 ft / 1.07 m
Displacement: 30,864.72 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D55
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Feathering
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Hours: 500
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D55
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Feathering
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Hours: 500
  • Engine Location: Port
Total Engine Power: 110hp


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Catamaran, Racers and Cruisers


Jonty Stubbs
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR


Off-white wood/epoxy/fibreglass/composite hulls
New Coppercoat applied (2021)
Wood/epoxy/fibreglass/composite deck
Completely repainted deck (2021)
Offwhite wood/epoxy/fibreglass/composite superstructure
Spade rudders
Wheel steering


2 x Volvo Penta D55, 55hp diesel engines
Approx 500 running hours
Reverse saildrive to 3 blade folding props
Westerbeke 9.4kva generator
Approx 250 running hours
Sea recovery watermaker 120ltrs/h
All machinery relatively unused


12v DC and 220v AC on board voltage
10 x VRLA 100ah domestic batteries (2016)
2 x Deltec 102ah engine start batteries (2016)
Varta 100ah generator start battery (2017)
Victron 12/100 100amp battery charger
2000W inverter
4 x Simpower SPR-C-20-327-AR solar panels
2 x Shore power (Ship and air conditioning)
Charging via engines, generator, solar and shore


4 x Stainless steel fuel tanks (2 x day tanks & 2 x main tanks) 900ltrs total capacity
2 x Stainless steel water tanks 1000ltrs total capacity
2 x Plastic holding tanks 65ltrs total capacity

Rig and Sails

Sloop rigged
Sparcraft aluminium spar
Dyeform stainless steel cable standing rigging
Spinnaker gear

2 x Lewmar 65 electric winches
Lewmar 45 dinghy hoist winch

Northsails white slab reefed mainsail
Northsails white roller furling genoa
Northsails blue spinnaker in sock
Orange storm jib


Sleeps 6 in 3 double cabins plus 2 in saloon
3 x Cabins all with double berths
Saloon with 2 x single berths
2 x Heads with Jabsco electric flush w/c's and showers
Newly installed crew cabin in the port hull
Painted word interior joinery
Corean worktops
Cloth/vinyl upholstery
Carpeted saloon
Cruisair cabin heating
Cruisair cabin air conditioning
2 x 40ltrs Quick B3.40 calorifiers
2m average headroom


Smeg cooker with 5 x hobs, oven and grill
LG Microwave
2 x Stainless steel sinks
Isotherm DR190 fridge
Isotherm DR10 freezer
220v Ice maker
Bosch washing machine
Bosch dryer
Pots, pans and cooking utensils
Cutlery and crockery
Fusion CD/radio
Fusion TV/DVD
Clock and barometer


Lewmar electric windlass
32kg Lewmar DTX OPH stainless steel anchor with 100m/10mm chain
20kg Claw anchor with 15m/10mm chain plus 90m warp
Various warps
8 x Fenders
Boat hook
Swimming ladder
Swimming platform
H/C Deck shower
Solid composite Bimini with slide in, slightly see through cloth drop sides
Stainless steel davits
Navigation lights and horn


Garmin magnetic compass
Garmin speed/log
Garmin wind indicator
Garmin plotter with whole world map
Spare handheld GPS
Garmin depth sounder
Garmin autopilot with remote control
Icom ICM-506 VHF
Iridium Go sat comms
AIS Receiver
AIS transponder fitted 2021


Gemini 3.8m tender
15hp mercury 4-stroke outboard
Carried on davits last service


Viking 8UKL-ISO-9650-1
8 person life raft serviced due Oct 2019
7 x Fire extinguishers
2 x Electric bilge pumps
4 x Manual bilge pumps
8 x Life jackets
Grab bag
Jack stays
Life buoy
Radar reflector
Emergency tiller
Gas alarm
Dan buoy

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.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.

Title Documentation

South African registration
Build contract
Declaration of Trust

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

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This Yacht is offered for sale by Williams & Smithells International Ltd

Williams & Smithells International Ltd
Unit 3 Martins Barn,
Birdham Road,
West Sussex,
PO20 7BX
Company Reg No 11329373
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