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Pilot 50

  • £239,000 inc Vat
  • Ardrossan, United Kingdom


    This beautifully maintained VDL Shipyards, Pilot 50 is being sold by her first owner. She is well equipped with large saloon, two well sized cabins, Two Volvo 423 HP diesel engines, generator,
    bow thruster.. 

    'Her well appreciated seaworthiness and great looks are a direct inspiration from the English Pilot boats. This family cruiser is remarkable for her spacious accommodation and airy main saloon and deckhouse. She is well suited for comfortable coastal passages and longer hops, as well as for inland water cruising.

    Semi displacement motoryacht Pilot 50 "Equinox", built in 1999 by VDL Shipyards, Netherlands, dim.: loa.: 16.00 m. length
    hull:: 15.49 (lwl. 14.16) x 4.82 x 1.50 mtrs, headway: 3,10 mtr (with lowered mast), design by Willem Nieland, CE Class A category, steel hull, deck and superstructure, Semi displacement hard-chine transom stern construction with raked bow. Built in SM grade 8 till 5 mm sandblasted steel with framing each 40 cm. 4 watertight sections by 3 bulkheads, of which 2 have watertight doors. Two steel balance rudders. Hard rubber docking/bumper
    strips. Stainless steel railing and bow anchor holder. Windows: Gebo non tinted, double hard glass windows in aluminium.
    Displacment: approx. 31 tonnes, fuel tanks 2 x 2000 ltrs, fresh water tanks total 1000 ltrs, sump tanks: 560 ltrs, hydraulic wheel steering in pilothouse and emergency tiller.

    General Information

    • Year Built: 1999
    • Hull Material: Steel
    • Builder: VDL Shipyards, Wallwijik


    • Length: 49.18 ft
    • Beam: 4.9 meter
    • Min Draft: 1.5 meter
    • Max Draft: 1.5 meter
    • Length Overall: 14.55 meter
    • Length on Deck: 4.9 meter
    • Length at Waterline: 14.17 meter
    • Displacement: 21000 kilogram


    • Number of Engines: 2
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Engine Hours: 2000
    • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
    • Total Power: 846 hp
    • Max Speed: 10 knots
    • Cruising Speed: 20 knots


    Dimensions Builder

    LOA 14.99 x Beam 4,9 x  Depth 1,50 (m) VDL Shipyards
    Cabins 2 sleeping 6 
    Built 1999 
    Material Steel 
    Engine(s) Hp/Kw 2 x Volvo Penta TAMD 73P EDC 423 hp (311kW) 102D 6 cyl Diesel 

    Engines and Mechanicals

    Twin Volvo Penta type TAMD 73P EDC 423 hp (311kW) diesels, installed in 1999, approx.2000 running hours, inter cooling system with water injected HMI silencers. Twin Disc hydraulic gearboxes, stainless propeller shafts with 4 blade propellers Micro Commander control systems in wheelhouse 

    The Volvo two engines performance  1500 rpm - 10knots and 2400 /2500 rpm – 20knots on clean underside.

    Fuel figures 

    Cruising Speed 10 knots @ 1700 RPM 18 litres per hour per engine.

    Mid Speed 15 knots @ 2000 RPM 37 litres per hour per engine.

    Max speed 20 knots @ 2200 RPM 59 litres per hour per engine.

    Auxiliary machinery:
    Twin hydraulic for steering and trim flaps,

    Electric bow-thruster, anchor winch.
    hydraulic anchor winch, 25kg stainless steel bow anchor with 70 mtr chain. Electric bilge pumps, electric and main engine heating system.

    12/24/220v electrical system, automatic shore/generator supply change-over

    24v/200amp gel start battery bank
    12v/80amp stattery for generator
    24v/210amp gel domestic battery bank
    AC. System: 220V-50Hz. System with reverse polarity indication.
    11 kW Westbecke generator in sound shield box, 
    Mastervolt 24v-60/80Amph automatic battery charger

    Heating with Webasto warm air 6 outlets 


    Classic maple, handcrafted satin varnished interior. Three sleeping cabins, saloon and decksaloon / wheelhouse. Sleeps 6, plus 2 in salon/wheelhouse. Headroom ca. 2.10 mtr in saloon and 1.90 mtr below deck. Large head/washbasin and shower area
    for ownerscabin forward.

    Guestcabin aft with double berth and ensuite electric head/washbasin and shower.

    Comfortable and elegant set up with large 6 persons U-shape sofa and one seat and saloon/dining table. Built in bar, cupboards and bookshelves etc.

    Wheelhouse has a L-shaped settee with panoramic view.

    Galley comes fully equipped with electric water pressure and 80 ltr hot water boiler system (220v/engine), white worktops in galley and toilets.
    Refrigerator: 1 x Waeco type MDC ca. 103 lit. front load model. 1 x 45 lt under table wheelhouse cabin
    Freezer: 1 x Vitrifrigo ca. 36 lit. top load model and section in fridge.
    Cooker: Bauknecht, 4 plate ceramic.
    Oven: Bauknecht, electric including microwave.
    Cooker Hood: Bauknecht.
    Dishwasher: Bauknecht
    Washing machine: Make Bauknecht combi type.
    Laundry: Washing/drying machine in front bathroom.
    Natural and mechanical (airco) air ventilation system throughout. Ventilation/escape hatches in cabins with insect screens.
    Opening hatches in wheelhouse with insect screens. Sunblock curtains of in saloon, wheelhouse and cabins. The floors are
    flexible mounted and thorough attention is given to the sound insulation in accordance to advice from sound specialist v.d.
    Capelle. Thermal insulation: hull down to waterline



    Simrad IS11 compass,
    Simrad IS15 Tri-data Log,Speed and echosounder
    Simrad IS15 Wind speed and direction 
    Simrad radar
    2x CP31 Simrad colour chartplotter and GPS,
    2x Simrad Wide screen computer monitors giving Chartplotter and Radar. 
    Simrad AP50 autopilot interfaced to GPS with rudder-angle indicator and gyro compass,
    Shipmate RS 8300 VHF combi with GMDSS 


    Aft Transom Step with boarding ladder and hot-cold deckshower,
    fenders, warps,
    Automatic extinguisher system in engine room,
    Fire extinguishers, various acoustic alarms,
    Heavy-duty window wipers with freshwater wash


    Philips TV 
    Bose sound system


    In this case we are acting as brokers only.  The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business.  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 carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.


    Note to seller and purchaser:  If the boat you are selling or purchasing is registered, please ensure that the registration is completed after the sale of the boat.  If the purchaser wishes to cancel the registration is the duty of the seller to contact the Registry and inform them that the registration is to be cancelled.  If the purchaser wishes to continue with the registration, it is the duty of the purchaser to complete the relevant forms and post off the bill of sale to the Registrar.

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    Tel: +44 (0)1294 607074

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