Royal Huisman Laurent Giles 51 Aluminium Ketch

Ketch from the year 1971 - 15,55m length - in Dumfriesshire (United Kingdom)

Second hand boat

Verified boat

243.033 €
(VAT included )

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A unique yacht, designed by Laurent Giles, built by the revered Royal Huisman yard in Holland, finished off in the UK by A.H. Moody & Son. Extensively refitted and modernised during a three-year re-fit between 2008-11.   *** Available for viewings - Late August ***   FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:   Commissioned by a Dr Ellis based in Washington USA. BUCEPHALUS is a unique combination of the talents from three of the biggest names in yacht building during the 1960’s and 70’s. Built to Llyods 100A1 she was designed by Laurent Giles in the UK. The hull and superstructure were built by the revered Royal Huisman yard in Holland, widely regarded as the finest builder of aluminium hulled yachts at that time. The completed structure was then shipped to the UK for finishing by the acclaimed A.H. Moody & Sons yard. Launched as VIA MARIS she made no fewer than three transatlantic crossings during her early life.   Following a period of use as a sail training vessel in Hamburg Germany she was purchased by a UK owner in 2006 and brought to the UK. After commissioning Laurent Giles and Barry van Geffen to re-design the interior BUCEPHALUS returned to Holland for a no-expenses spared re-fitting between 2008-11. Enjoying the attentions of master craftsmen from Hakvort, Royal Huisman and De-Ruiter along with expert mechanical and electrical engineers. Works included complete rebuilding of the interior; improving the layout and providing en-suite facilities in the master cabin, re-engining and a complete re-fresh of the onboard systems. In recent years BUCEPHALUS has enjoyed continual upgrading here inventory highlights including:  

  • Yanmar 4JH3-DTE marine diesel, installed new 2010
  • Max-Prop bronze, 4 blade blade feather propellor, fitted new 2018
  • Jefa Rod steering system fitted new 2010
  • Paguro 6000 generator (2018)
  • Raymarine SPX30 Smart Pilot course computer with duel control stations
  • Side power bowthruster, installed new in 2008
  • Spectra Newport 400 MkII watermaker
  • Domestic Batteries – 12x Rolls 2V cells, providing 750AH @ 24VDC (2018)
  • Mastervolt 24/4000-120 Combi Charger/Invertor for domestic batteries (2009)
  • Mastervolt 24/30-3 charger for bow thruster / windlass battery bank (2018)
  • Raymarine instrumentation including chart plotter and radar
  • Icom MA-500TR AIS transceiver, standalone display (2018)
  • Icom IC-M330 DSC VHF (2018)
  • Thrane & Thrane Sailor FB250 satcom, bb, internet and telephone, run from dedicated PC
  • ENO 3 burner, oven and grill gas stove (2018)
  • SOROMAP anodised alloy masts and spars fitted 2009
  • New mast tracks fitted for mainsail and mizzen fitted 2018
  • New standing rigging fitted 2009
  • Barlow 30, two-speed, self-tailing primary winches
  • Andersen mast mounted halyard winches
  • Mainsail and Mizzen by Owen Sails 2018
  • Asymmetric with snuffer, Gaastra Sails 2009
  • Bower Anchor – Spade anchor (2019) on 100m of ½ chain rode
  • Anchor Windlass – Lofrans Falkon 1700w with plug in remote control. (2009)
  • Zodiac Yachtline 220 RIB with outboard
  • Davits
  • Nemo Passarelle / Swim ladder (2011)
  We hold a large number of additional photos on file, available to interested parties by request.   Departing the UK in June for a summer cruise in Iceland BUCEPHALUS will be available for viewing prior to her departure inline with the current COVID-19 restrictions. She is expected to return to Scotland and be available for handover from August 2021.   OWNERS COMMENT:   We have found

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Features of Royal Huisman Laurent Giles 51 Aluminium Ketch:

Basic data

  • Type: Ketch

  • Year : 1971

  • Length: 15.55 m

  • Location: Dumfriesshire (United Kingdom)

  • Name: -

  • Flag: United Kingdom

  • Shipyard: Royal Huisman

  • Material: Aluminium


  • Beam: 3.82 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: 6610 Kg

  • Displacement: 16740 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: 2

  • Berths: 3

  • Heads: 2

  • Water capacity: 860 L


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 125 HP

  • Fuel capacity: 1000 L

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Yanmar 4JH3-DTE

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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This Ketch's equipment


Gps, Compass, Depthsounder, Dvd player, Radio, Wind speed and direction, Plotter, Cd player, Log speedometer, Radar, Navigation center, Autopilot, Cockpit speakers, Tv set, Vhf

Electricity/ Motor Royal Huisman Laurent Giles 51 Aluminium Ketch

Generator, Inverter, Shore power inlet

Deck equipment

Bimini top, Gangway, Liferaft, Lazy bag, Mainsail cover, Cockpit cushions, Lazyjacks, Teak sidedecks, Steering wheel, Electric winch, Teak cockpit, Spinnaker pole, Swimming ladder, Davits, Spray hood, Tender, Cockpit table

Comfort / Interior

Refrigerator, Fresh water maker, Manual bilge pump, Bow thruster, Heating, Electric head, Sea water pump, Deep freezer, Air conditioning, Battery charger, Hot water, Microwave oven, Electric bilge pump, Oven


Trisail, Storm jib, Furling genoa, Battened mainsail, Spinnaker


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Royal Huisman Laurent Giles 51 Aluminium Ketch

The boat Royal Huisman Laurent Giles 51 Aluminium Ketch, with a sale price of 243.033€ has dimensions of 15,55m and 3.82m. It is a ketch of the year 1971 and located in Dumfriesshire (United Kingdom).

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  • Type: Sailboats
  • Length: more than 15 m
  • Price: from 100.000 € to 300.000 €
  • Year : to 1990
  • Location: United Kingdom

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