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  • Model 55CS
  • Length (LOA) 16.75m
  • Beam 4.65m
  • Year built 2002
  • Engine(s) Perkins
  • Lying In verkoophaven NL
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High quality independent blue water cruiser

"Meerlust" is in the hands of her second experienced owner, Her beautiful and spacious interior make it a joy to stay below deck. With full hydraulics, electrics winches and extensive power supply she is ideal for a small crew to set sail for remote and idyllic area's. She is lying at the Contest Yard so personal demands can be made before heading off to new adventures. Please contact us for more details.


Shape: Vacuum infused GRP Hull in gelcoat white with blue striping
Rudder: Rudder in skeg
Steering system: Withlock wheel steering with rack & Pinion system, leather gripping on steering wheel
Windows: Thermopane in superstructure, acrylic in portholen
Load displacement (kg): Approx. 25 tonnes
Ballast (kg): Approx. 8.9 tonnes
Vertical clearance (m): Approx. 26 metres incl. antenna's
Build Nr.: 55015
CE code: CE-A


Material, colours: Classic handcrafted teak interior designed by Birgit Schnaase
Upholstery, curtains: Beige upholstery and blue curtains
Saloons: Spacious saloon with straight settee on portside and U-shaped settee on starboard
Cabins: Forward guest cabin with double berth, 2 bunk berths in starboard cabin, ownerscabin with large centreline berth
Berths: 2 in forward cabin, 2 in starboard cabin, 2 in owners cabin
Headroom: Approx. 2 metres
Cooking device: Force-10 3-burner stove with oven
Other: Spacious saloon with handcrafted teak interior (designed by Birgit Schnaase), Large galley with 2 working tops (in Corian), 2 large guest cabins forward of the main bulkhead, head with seperate shower cabin for guest cabins, large owners cabin aft with double centreline berth and ensuite head with seperate shower cabin. Hellas ventilators in forward cabin, saloon and aftcabin, led lights throughout.

Engine, electrics, water

Power: 135 HP 6-cylinder
Year built: 2002
Engine hours: Approx. 4.500 hours (engine hour counter not working)
Fuel tank: Approx. 1.000 litres
Cooling system: Indirect cooling system
Propulsion: Stainless steel propeller shaft, 3 bladed Maxprop feathering propeller, fixed 3 bladed propeller as spare
Fuel consumption: Approx. 8 l/h
Measuring instruments: RPM, temperature, oil pressure, charging current
Voltage: 24V/220V
Operating panel: Professional panel at navigation seat
Alternator: Yes, second alternator on engine
Wind generator: 2 x on custom pushpit
Solar panel: 2 x 175W on custom pushpit
Water pressure system: Electric water pressure system
Warm water: Through boiler, engine, shorepower and heating system
Water tank: Approx. 1.000 litres
Holding tank: 2x, forward and aft waste water tank
Water maker: Spectra 400 (to be checked)
Shore power: Yes, with circuit breaker
Tachometer: Yes
Water tank gauge: Yes
Fuelmeter: Yes
Oil pressure gauge: Yes
Temperature meter: Yes
Other: Battery monitoring system

Rig and sails

Type: Masttop with cutter, (spreaders painted in 2015)
Spars, stays: Hall Spars aluminum mast & boom in white
Winches: 2x Andersen 68 ST 2-speed electric winches, 4x Andersen 46ST 2-speed electric winches, 2 x 52ST on mast for halyards
Genoa: North Sails (2012) with UV-ply
Genoa reefing system: Reckmann hydraulic genoa furling system
Fore sail: North Sails (2012) UV-ply
Fore sail reefing system: Reckmann RS2000 manual furling genoa system
Halfwinder: North Sails Code zero 145 sqm. (2014)
Other: Stainless steel bowsprit for code zero

Navigation and electronics

Rudder indicator: On autopilot
Charts, pilots: Many charts (hard copy and C-map)
Other: Sailor CapSat GMDSS Dual Mode VHF TT-3626CM ICOM-IC M710 MF/HF Transceiver


Windlass: Lewmar electric anchor winch
Fenders, lines: Ample
Exterior cushions: Yes
Covers: Complete cover in 2 pieces
Swimming platform: Swimming platform covered with teak including folding bathing ladder
Sea rails, pushpit, pullpit: Custom made pushpit, searailing with 3-wires and opening gates on both sides.
Outboard engine: Yamaha 8 HP (2001)
Davits, crane: Novalift deckcrane
Other: Deck shower hot/cold water at stern, outboard brackets and 2 folding seats on pushpit, foghorn, foldable cockpit table in teak, many spare parts, washing machine (2015)


CE certification: CE-A, unlimited ocean going voyages
Radar reflector: Yes, 2015
Gas bottle locker: Yes
Other: Matrix, gas detector (defect), 2 horse shoe life buoys on pushpit

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