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Custom Ancasta Surprise 58

Sailing cruiser from the year 1982 - 16,77m length - in Angus (United Kingdom)

Sailing cruiser used

155.819 €
(VAT included )
 Ancasta Surprise 58

Advertiser's comments

A luxury cruising yacht with spacious accommodation for 4 over two grand cabins. With her pilothouse configuration, SHORAN III is ideally suited to cruising in high latitudes. Described by the agent when in production as ‘Sea going opulence’ its easy to see where the inspiration came from. She would have been the equivalent of a small superyacht at the time of her build. On deck, she has been designed around short-handed sailing. The current owner’s addition of the alloy fabricated pilothouse with secondary internal helm ideally suited to cruising in northern climes. Below decks, she offers sumptuous accommodation for four in two grand cabins at either end of the boat. A huge open plan saloon with two separate seating areas makes her ideal for spending long periods aboard. Extensively re-fitted during the current ownership she boasts an extensive inventory.

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Features of Custom Ancasta Surprise 58:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailing cruiser

  • Year : 1982

  • Length: 16.77 m

  • Location: Angus (United Kingdom)

  • Name: Shoran III

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Custom

  • Material: Fibreglass


  • Beam: 4.9 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 22554 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 105 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Mermain Marine Ford Melody II

  • Engine usage (hours): -

This Sailing cruiser's equipment


Length Overall: 16.77m
Waterline Length: 14.00m
Beam: 4.90m
Draft: 2.20m
Displacement: 22,554 Kg
Hull: GRP body with external ballast keel
Keel: Fin Keel

Refit Highlights

Standing rigging replaced in 2010. Electric furling genoa and staysail. Hydraulic in-mast furling mainsail. Self-tacking staysail unit. Mermaid Marine Ford Melody II engine tailored fresh 2005. Fisher Panda 6.5kva generator tailored fresh 2005. SidePower water power bowthruster tailored fresh 2011. Dual Raymarina GPS and tracking units. Constructed using the finest of materials she has worn very well and is now a very attractive proposition for a live aboard or spacious high latitude cruiser. The current proprietor has built redundancy into her major units where possible, she boasts:
Two independent hand-operated navigation units. Two independent autocaptain units. Two independent tracking units aboard. Twin mainstay windlass’s with both mainstays self-stowing.

Manufacturer History

The Ancasta Marine enterprise eventually became the Ancasta Brokerage operation as we know it today. The Ancasta Surprise 58 was crafted by Dutchman Pieter Beeldsnijider. The vessels were built in Taiwan and imseaported to the Isle of Wight for finishing and commissioning. Each vessel being a semi-custom build to suit the commissioning proprietors requirement.
At one stage it was proposed a one-design fleet of Surprise 58’s would compete in a ‘race within a race’ as part of the 1985 Whitbread Around The World race. The idea was to offer a low budget alternative to the one-off maxi yachts which dominated the event fleet at that time. Sadly this idea never made it to the start line.
12 examples of the class were built in the early 1980’s. The body of the Surprise 58 became the base of the Tayana 55 in later years.

Hull Construction

Single Piece GRP moulded body
Hand consolidated polyester laminate, alternating layers of chopped strand mat & woven rovings.
Isophthalic Gelcoat
Laminated longitudinal and athwartships top hat structural members.
Plywood bulkheads fully laminated to body.
Laminated engine beds with stainless steel plate reinforcements.
Topsides finished in Hemple ProFinish two-pack paint unit (2010)

Deck & Superstructure Construction

Single piece GRP moulded body with integrated cockpit and coachroof
Hand consolidated polyester laminate sandwich development
End grain balsa core material
Welded alloy captainhouse with intergrated cockpit coamings. Fitted 2004/05
Pilothouse filled and finished with two-pack paint unit, overcoated with single pack
Tinted polycarbonate windows
Clear View screens tailored in Port and Starboard forward captain house windows (2005)
Laid teak decks

Keel & Rudder

Originally configured with the optional lifting keel design, interior workings of which remain in place.
Modified to fixed keel configuration in 2012/13
Stainless Steel box keel profile fabricated to match the original fixed keel profile
Keel box section filled with ballast, additional ballast added.

Maintenance & Performace

Professionally serviced annually, last serviced October 2017
Boat hauled ashore in spring 2018 for annual under water service
Engine hours: 1250 Approx
Cruising velocity - 7.5kts @2100RPM
Top velocity - 8.5knts @2400RPM

Fuel System

Duplex Racor turbine filtration unit


Halyard Aqua Drive unit
Stainless steel prop shaft
Fixed 3 blade bronze peopeller
MaxProp 3 blade feathering propeller available

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

Information from the shipyard catalogue. This data could vary from the data about the boat on sale published by the advertiser,

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