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Bermuda Schooner 23 Meter

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Year of construction 1981
Material Steel
Length 75.46 feet
Width 16.6 feet

Daf DD 575 6 cylinder. Schooner, proven very suitable for both expedition as well as charter and long or permanent stay on board

Basic data of the Bermuda Schooner 23 Meter

  • Seller:White Whale Yachtbrokers - Enkhuizen
  • Reference:Bermuda Schooner
  • Brand:Bermuda
  • Model:Schooner 23 Meter
  • Ship's name:Abel Tasman
  • Motorization:Daf DD 575 6 cylinder
  • Category:Sailing Yacht
  • Additional category:Classic yacht
  • Year of construction:1981
  • Last refit:2001
  • Material:Steel
  • Experience: A day of boating fun, Family holidays, Suitable for part ownership, Large groups aboard, (Semi) permanent residence, Blue water cruising, seagoing, Weekendcruiser, weekends aboard
  • Length:75.46 feet
  • Width:16.57 feet
  • Draught:9 feet
  • Variable draught:No
  • Vertical clearance:2700 cm
  • Headroom inside:200 cm
  • Beds:9fixed
  • Country: Norway
  • To view in sales harbour/showroom: No , Bergen (Noorwegen)
  • Price:£ 413.548 VAT Paid (€ 465.000 VAT Paid)



  • Remarks:

    The beautiful schooner "Abel Tasman" is derived from the famous “America" designed by George Steer. Although "Abel Tasman" is not a replica she does have the same lines & eye catching grace that sets her aside in any port. She has done countless sea miles all over the world with her 3 owners. For her second owners she became their home & a means to earn a comfortable living while chartering in mostly remote regions in the far north Arctic & the deep Antarctic. Her 3rd owner continued on in the same way but included making herself available for mostly documentary film use. In the last 3 years she has sailed over 46,000nm miles from Europe to the Antarctic, across the Pacific to Australia, north to Japan via New Guinea, to the Kuril Islands, to Kamchatka, the Aluetean Islands, Alaska, Northwest Passage, Greenland, Norway, & Svalbard. Almost all these miles were on charter with film companies & private guests providing a comfortable income & a self perpetuating idilyic life style for the owner.

    She has a very desirable & unique classic small ship feel rather than a normal yacht. Her oversize rigging & deck gear give a feel of strength & security at sea consistant with her hull shape. The hull is built of 10 mm steel which makes it suitable for extreme conditions. Her DAF engine & 2000lt fuel tanks provide ample power & about 900nm fuel range. She can carry sufficient food & normal living supplies for 9 people for 3 months. The saloon has a large U-shaped sofa and two comfortable arm chairs The galley has a large stove with oven that also serves as a heater. In the salon is an additional diesel heater and a central heating system warms the rest of the boat. Next to the companionway to starboard is a head with wardrobe for sailing gear. There are 3 double cabins in the bow and one double master cabin portside aft. Furthermore, in the bow is a head with shower and toilet. In the bow is a workspace and storage. In the stern is the engine room where we also find the technical installation including generator, water-maker, & an ample amount of spares to help make the boat as self sufficient as possible. The interior is cozy, practical in design and suitable for long stay on board for a group of up to 9 people. The reluctant decision to sell Abel Tasman is due to a change in situation by the owner but she is ready to go anywhere in the world as a home or as a business or perhaps as a life style where she can do the occasional charter to help defray the costs of owning a true ocean going vessel.

    From the skippers point of view: “The "Abel Tasman" is a powerful boat to sail but is easily handled by 2 experienced sailors. Her schooner rig, as opposed to a sloop rig, means smaller sails to handle & less loads on winches & deck gear so reducing wear & tear. As a skipper it often occurs to me how suitable she would be as a training ship. Under the guidance of experienced hands she is the perfect platform to gain experience in sail handling, the understanding of the loads & forces involved, & what sometimes small adjustments make in power & speed. Her comfort at sea is often a source of wonder to people even with many years of ocean sailing behind them. Her displacement, her sail area & ballast ratio all combine to give a ride & feeling of safety unique to this boat. I can only say that the last 46,000nm, often in the wildest of conditions imaginable, have been a pleasure".

    This Bermuda Schooner is also to today's standards a very fast boat with a comfortable sea behaviour. This boat is brokered through the White Whale Yachtbrokers Enkhuizen office. If you are interested please contact us at or +31 (0) 228 855 380 for more information or to make an appointment for viewing on board. Viewings are possible from Monday to Saturday.

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  • Designer: George Steer (America 1)
    build after line plan of America 1 designed by George Steer
  • Shipyard: Phoenix BV
    Phoenix BV Westerbroek
  • Hull number: 1
  • Hull shape: Roundbilge
    semi-round bilge with clipper bow
  • Hull colour: Black
  • Deck colour: Grey
  • Deck construction: Steel
    flush deck
  • Superstructure: steel; alu dodger
  • Windows: portlights and Goiot hatches
  • Vertical clearance: 27 m
    27 mtr
  • Draught: 285 cm
  • Maximum draught: 285 cm
  • Displacement: approx. 50,000
  • Ballast: approx. 15,000
  • Steering system: Wheel
    wheel with cable
  • Position steering system: Outside
  • Rudder: Single
    on skeg
  • Keel/Lee board: Full keel
    fixed keel
  • Comments:

    hull 10mm refit in 2001; inside sandblasted, 2 component shield; pu insulation foam; new interiour; electrical system new, new piping


  • Layout and spaces inside: salon with galley and nav station
  • Headroom: 200 cm
    ca 1.90 - 2.00 mtr
  • Cabins: 4
    4x double beds
  • Berths: fixed: 9
  • Type interior: wood, soft green 2 shades
  • Mattresses:
  • Cushions:
  • Curtains: dark blue upholstery, no curtains
  • Water tank & material: 2x 1.000 ltr steel, cemented
  • Water tank gauge: no
  • Water maker: Spectra 35 ltr per hour
  • Waste water tank:
    275 ltr plastic tank with Rheinsrom pump
  • Water system: Speck pump
  • Hot water: Vetus 45 ltr boiler
  • Number of showers: 1x
  • Toilets: 2x (1 at entrance, 1 in shower head bow)
  • Television:
  • Radio/CD player: radio
  • Cooker & fuel: 2 rings Optimus / large electrical pot / diesel heater with oven
  • Oven:
  • Microwave:
  • Fridge & power source:
  • Freezer: no
  • Heating: Dickenson stove, Heatpol (65 cm high, 3 cm round) with spiral and 5 radiators
  • Comments:

    Provisions for 9 person crew All bed linen, towels etc. and full galley equipment

Engine, electrics

  • Number of identical engines: 1
  • Starting type: Electric
  • Type: Inboard
  • Brand: DAF
    Daf DD 575/6 cilinder, overhaul in '96
  • Model: DD 575/6 cilinder, gereviseerd 1996
  • Serial number: 27090
  • Year: unknown
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power: 105 hp
  • Engine hours: 17,218
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Fuel consumption: 7 litre/hour
  • Transmission: Shaft
  • Propulsion: Propellor
    stainless steel shaft 60 mm/ Hurth ZF 45-1 hydr. gearbox, break on shaft; fixed 3 blade propeller
  • Cooling system: intercooling through skeg
  • Fuel tanks: 2.150 ltr steel
  • Total fuel tank(s) capacity: 2,150 Litre
  • Max speed: 8,5
  • Cruising speed: 6,5
  • Measuring instruments: yes
  • Fuel tank gauge:
    through daytank (130 ltr)
  • Tachometer:
  • Oil pressure gauge:
    yes, with alarm
  • Temperature gauge:
    yes, with alarm
  • Bow thruster: no
  • Battery:
    4x AGM batteries (2017); 2x Tudor TA 1000 12-100 Ah start batteries
  • Battery charger:
    Victron Quarto 24V/3000 VA/70 Am
  • Alternator:
    1x on engine
  • Generator: Onan 3,5 kW/3cilindre diesel in soundproof box
  • Inverter: Victron
  • Voltmeter: yes
  • Shore power: yes
  • Control panel: yes
  • Voltage: 24V
    24 V; after instr 12 V
  • Comments: special tools spare parts alternator, start engine extra spares for DAF and Onan Spectra filters

Navigation and electronics

  • Compass:
    Sestrel Moore
  • Log/speed:
    on plotter
  • Depth gauge:
    Furuno FCV588 (2017)
  • Wind gauge:
    Silva nexus
  • Navigation lights: yes
  • Charts, guides:
  • Rudder position indicator: VDO
  • GPS:
    1x Furuno GP-32; 1x GP-70
  • Chart plotter:
  • Radar:
  • VHF:
    1x iCom VHF IC-M323G (2017); 1x Sailor RT2048
  • Satellite communication:
    Inmarsat C
  • Comments: 2x handheld VHF Standard Horizon/satelite phone with fixed antenna extra drive for autopilot extra vhf

Rig and sails

  • Sailplan type: Other
    Bermuda Schooner
  • Number of masts: 2
    2x Rondal alu. masts
  • Spars material: 2x alu mast and boom; stainless steel 14 mm backstay; 16 mm rod forestay
  • Sails material: dacron
  • Main sail: 75 m2; schoonersail 66 m2 (2016)
  • Furling mainsail: slabreef with blocks in back leach
  • Genoa:
  • Jib: 35 m2 high cut
  • Furling foresail: Reckman furler with rod rigging
  • Genoa reefing system: Reckman furler with rod rigging
  • Storm jib: 16,5 m2
  • Flying jib: 85 m2
  • Spinnaker: 300 m2
  • Winches: self tailing and 2 Andersen electrical 2 speed 28 ST
  • Manual winches:
  • Self-tailing:
  • Comments: High Aspect jib as new spare jib bosun's chair

Deck Equipment

  • Anchors & material: 80 kg Bruce, spare 50 kg Bruce
  • Anchor connection: Chain
  • Anchor windlass: yes
  • Sprayhood: fixed alu dodger
  • Outdoor cushions: yes
  • Sea rails: yes, 85 cm high
  • Swimming ladder: yes
  • Dinghy: heavy duty Fortex 6prs
  • Outboard engine: 15 hp Suzuki
  • Fenders, lines: complete inventory
  • Comments: 160 mtrs / 13 mm patent galvanized anchor chain appr 5 years old suntent over cockpit cover for dinghy


  • Life buoy:
  • Life raft: RFD 12 person (2017)
  • EPIRB: (2015)
  • Bilge pump: Electric
  • Fire extinguisher: yes
  • MOB system: yes
  • Radar reflector: yes
  • Life jackets:
  • Watertight door: yes
  • Gas bottle locker with drain: no gas on board
  • Self-draining cockpit:
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Bermuda Schooner 23 Meter

Bermuda Schooner 23 Meter

£ 413.548 (€ 465.000) VAT Paid