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1996 Sovereign 51

Petit Calivigny, Grenada

£110,655

SCORPIO is a comfortable fast cruising yacht with a modern design yet sturdy construction. Built in 1996 at Fred Schutz Yard in Cape Town, SA & designed by Phil Southwell, SCORPIO is a bespoke yacht with unique features and one of roughly 5 Sovereign 51 yachts built. She is well equipped and has been a highly successful private crewed charter yacht for the last 12 years. Currently lying on the hard in Grenada, W.I.

Viewing by appointment at our Grenada Office 473 422 6418

info(at)clarkeandcartercaribbean.com

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Paid
Boat Name: Scorpio
Make: Sovereign
Model: 51
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Scholtz Marine (Cape Town SA)
Designer: Phil Southwell
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel

Dimensions

Length: 51 ft
Length Overall: 51 ft
Beam: 14'10 ft
Max Draft: 6'2 ft
Displacement: 14,424 kg
Ballast: 5,588 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: MD22A
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 60hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Stainless Steel, Feathering
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 7.5 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 440 L
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 298 L
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 277 L

Contact

Office

Essex - Clarke & Carter
Burnham Yacht Harbour Foundry Lane
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, GB, CM0 8BL
Tel:+44 (0)1621 785600
Disclaimer

The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and 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 conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.



Accommodation

The layout offers up to 5 berths in 3 cabins. There is full standing headroom and good ventilation throughout. The forward sleeping cabin has a centre-line queen sized double berth with stowage lockers & cupboards under and additional stowage cupboards plus bookcases in the cabin. Large en-suite shower cubicle to port. 230 VAC outlets in cabin & ventilation is provided by both dorade vents & opening hatches in both the sleeping cabin & shower cubicle, there is a wall mounted fan in the sleeping cabin.

Moving aft before the saloon on the starboard side is the heads with jabso toilet and wash basin. The saloon seating/dining area is to port amidships & has ample seating for six people. It consists of u-shaped settee with storage lockers beneath surrounding a large dining table. There is also another seat/stool inboard of the dining table mounted on sliders to allow it to be stowed partially beneath the table when not in use, this unit also houses another large, top access fridge/freezer. There are bookshelves behind the saloon settee and a bespoke drinks cabinet with bookshelves above just forward of the table.

The longitudinal u-shape galley is to starboard with an island at the aft end for security when cooking underway. Double stainless steel sinks with central mixer faucet with grey, marbled Corian. Gimballed, Force 10, 2 burner stove with oven (new 2015), countertop refrigerator and a microwave/grille. Large fridge/freezer compartment beneath worktop. There are 230 VAC electric outlets around the galley area.

To port & aft of the saloon is the navigation station with forward facing chart-table & seat. 22" lcd screen mounted above the chart-table and space with cabling for a PC to be mounted which could be interfaced with the sailing instruments, GPS & AIS receiver and the SSB Pactor modem unit and the binnacle mounted chart-plotter. Adjacent to the chart-table are the VHF & SSB radios, Navtex receiver, Radar display, Sailing Instrument Repeater & Tank Tender gauge. Also next to the navigation area is the 12v dc & 230 VAC electrical control panel with instrumentation & circuit-breakers. On the opposite side the engine compartment with 12v dc Isolators, plus the main battery charger/inverter & Genset control panels. The secondary battery charger & a small secondary inverter are located beneath the chart-table.

Aft on the port side (accessed from the corridor) is a cabin with a single berth only (fitted with lee-cloth). There are storage lockers under the berth & additional cupboards within the cabin. There is a large opening roof hatch, 4 opening ports & a wall mounted fan above the berth. There are 230 VAC outlets in the cabin.
Adjacent, to port of the single cabin, is a spacious double sleeping cabin (originally the owners cabin). The queen sized berth has storage compartments beneath as well a cupboard where the front loading, automatic clothes washer/spin dryer is housed. There are additional storage cupboards around the berth. There is a spacious en-suite heads with handwash basin and a separate shower cubicle fitted with seat (for showering in a seaway). The heads are fitted with manually operated Jabsco sea toilet. Both the heads & shower cubicle have storage cupboards. Ventilation is provided by a large opening hatch, 4 opening ports & a wall mounted fan in the sleeping cabin with 3 opening ports in the en-suite heads/shower compartment. There are 230 VAC outlets in the sleeping cabin.

All of the accommodation is finished in cherry and teak the walls have a satin white painted finish with satin varnish wood highlights. The cabin sole throughout is 5/8th inch marine ply with 1/8th inch teak & holly finishing. Saloon ventilation is provided by 2 deck hatches, 2 dorade vents & 5 opening ports. The plexiglass in all accommodation hatches & the saloon windows was replaced 2017. There are also wall mounted fan units in the galley/saloon area & above the chart-table. Lighting is provided by numerous ceiling mounted led spotlights (all headlinings and lighting throughout were replaced 2018).

Mechanical Systems

Mechanical propulsion is provided by a 60hp Volvo Penta MD22A 4 cylinder, normally aspirated, diesel engine (actually a Perkins Prima 60 marketed by Volvo Penta) driving a Volvo Penta 130S saildrive gearbox fitted a 3 blade, stainless steel, Seastream feathering prop. A full top end overhaul was completed in 2015 by an authorised Volvo Penta agent. The Volvo 130S saildrive gearbox was newly fitted in 2016. The Seastream feathering prop (also fitted new 2017).

Electrical Systems
  • Electrical panel at nav. station with circuit breaker switches for both 12v dc and 220vac circuits.
  • 12v dc Instrumentation.
  • Analogue displays for:
  • 12v dc battery voltage (switchable between house and starter banks).
  • Alternator charging amps (switchable between house & starter engine alternators).
  • Panel discharge DC amps.
  • Total charge/discharge DC amps.
  • Solar panel charge amps (no solar panels are currently fitted).
  • Wind generator charge amps & isolator switch.
  • 220vac Instrumentation:
  • Analogue displays for shore power voltage, output voltage & amps used
  • Blue Sea M2 digital display (genset & shore power output) showing voltage, amps & AC frequency.
  • There are 220vac electric output sockets in all cabins through the boat.
  • 7 x 105ah 12v Life Line GPL-31T AGM deep cycle batteries - house bank - (2017).
  • 3 x 100Ah 12v lead acid batteries - starter bank - (2016).
  • 2 x Vetus 12v dc battery isolators.
  • Victron 12v/1600w/70amp MultiPlus compact charger/inverter (2016) - with computer interface
  • Victron 12v/40amp charger - (2016).
  • Balmar 210amp alternator with externally mounted Balmar 3 stage regulator (connected to house battery bank) - (2017).
  • Volvo Penta (Decca) 50amp internally regulated alternator (connected to starter battery bank).
  • Northern Lights M673 6.5Kw generator (2008) - c4,900hrs.
  • Transom mounted shore power connection plug.
  • Isolator transformer
  • Generator/shore power cross over cut outWind generator.
  • Blue Sky MPP solar power controller - (2016) - no solar panels are currently fitted.
Spars and Sails

Masthead cutter rigged sloop. Keel stepped, white painted, Spartite aluminium mast fitted with 3 sets of slightly swept back spreaders. White painted, aluminium Spartite boom. Standing Rigging - replaced as required 2015 - 2017. Running Rigging replaced as required. Slab reefing mainsail mounted on Antal sliding cars system and stowed in blue sunbrella stackpack - 2016, with lazyjacks. Forestay (replaced 2017) fitted with Profurl C430 Roller Reefing (overhauled 2017). Inner forestay (replaced 2017) fitted with Profurl C420 Roller Reefing (overhauled 2017). Removable Baby Stay. White, forespar aluminium spring loaded vang (replaced 2018). Aluminium spinnaker pole fitted with mast mounting & stowage system. Aluminium jockey spinnaker pole.

2 x Primary winches - Lewmar ST 66 - 2 speed manual.
2 x Secondary (spinnaker) - winches ST 55 - 2 speed manual.
1 x Halyard winch - Lewmar 48 - electronic load control 12 dc electric powered.
1 x Halyard winch - Lewmar 48 - 2 speed manual.
1 x Halyard winch - Lewmar ST44 - 2 speed manual.
Mounted on Stbd Instrument Mast on Transom:
1 x Dinghy davit Winch - Lewmar ST16 - 2 speed manual.


Genoa - Doyle offshore crosscut 110% genoa with padded luff & blue sunbrella sacrificial strip - 2017.
Staysail - Pryde crosscut with padded luff & blue sunbrella sacrificial strip.
Mainsail - Doyle offshore crosscut - 2016, Spinnaker.
Asymmetric cruising chute with sock.

Navigation Equipment
  • Steering compass.
  • Raymarine ST60 wind angle & speed.
  • Raymarine ST60 bi data - depth & log.
  • Raymarine ST7000 auto pilot control head.
  • Garmin 527xS GPS/chart plotter.
  • Volvo Penta engine start/stop & Morse controls.
  • Volvo Penta engine instrument panel with tacho, oil press, temp and charge voltage.
  • Raymarine ST60 wind/depth/log repeater.
  • Icom IC-M506 DSC VHF with integrated AIS receiver (new 2019) (masthead antenna with spare mounted on transom mounted instrument mast) interfaced with cockpit binnacle mounted chartplotter & computer at nav. station.
  • Furuno SSB transceiver FS 105 - auto aerial tuner & insulated back stay antenna.
  • SCS PTC-11e Pactor modem (interface with SSB) interfaced with computer at nav. station.
  • Furuno 1623 radar display (Raydome mounted on transom mounted instrument mast) - replaced 2019.
  • Furuno Navtex WeatherFax.
  • Tank tender tank gauges.
Safety Equipment
  • Revere Offshore Commander 2.0 Liferaft in canister - new 2019, next inspection due 08/22.
  • Ocean Signal EPIRB 1 - new 2019 (10 year battery life), Class 2 GPS EPIRB UK registered.
  • 4 x Red Parachute flares with gun.
  • 4 x Red hand held flares.
  • Webbing jackstays are available for bespoke fixing points on deck.
  • 3 x Powder fire extinguishers mounted within the accommodation.
  • 1 x Automatic powder fire extinguisher mounted within the engine bay.
  • Sintex S2A propane/CNG fume detector (with sensors in the bilge and directly beneath the stove).
  • 1 x Rule 4000 automatic bilge pump (with Water Witch 230 electronic switch).
  • 1 x Whale manual bilge pump fitted in bilge access (below cabin sole)
  • 1 x Whale manual bilge pump operated from helmsman’s cockpit
  • 1 x Whale manual bilge pump fitted in Forward Sail Locker •
  • 1 x Whale manual bilge pump fitted in Aft Lazarette
  • Mounted at Steering Binnacle:
  • Steering compass.
  • 1 x Rule 4000 automatic bilge pump (with Water Witch 230 electronic switch)
  • 1 x Whale manual bilge pump fitted in bilge access (below cabin sole)
  • 1 x Whale manual bilge pump operated from helmsman’s cockpit •
  • 1 x Whale manual bilge pump fitted in Forward Sail Locker
  • 1 x Whale manual bilge pump fitted in Aft Lazarette
Additional Equipment
  • Highfield CL340 - new 2016, 3.4m aluminium double floored RIB with Hyperlon Tubes - the dinghy is equipped with oars, manual pump, bow locker (holding 25l fuel tank) & separate anchor locker with rope rode and small folding grapple anchor.
  • 18hp Nissan 2 stroke Outboard Engine -new 2016
  • Dinghy Davits
  • Additionally there is a roll-up Avon Redcrest inflatable dinghy (with oars) stored in forward cabin locker - condition unchecked.
  • 220vac water heater.
  • 25 gal/hr 220vac Village Marine watermaker -reverse osmosis membrane replaced 2019.
  • Candy Aqua 1000 front-loading, automatic clothes washer & spin dryer (2016) - fitted in locker in aft double cabin.
  • 2 x 1600btu Thermowell Marine air conditioning units mounted in forward & aft double cabins - (2012)
  • Bauer Junior 220vac 15cfm dive compressor (fitted in lazarette) - (2015).
  • Propane tank stowed in anchor locker.
  • Various misc spares.
  • Assorted dive gear
  • Engine spares
  • Assorted cutlery, crockery & Linen
Construction

Built in South Africa in 1996 Scorpio is fibreglass built with conventional solid layup hull and closed cell foam sandwiched decks with an fully encapsulated lead long{ish) fin keel with a slight bulb at its base. SCORPIO is RCD Category A (Ocean) certificated by CEproof Ltd. Though showing no shows of osmosis, all the underwater hull was stripped & epoxy coated in 2015.

Owners Comments

We purchased SCORPIO in 2006 and, after a major refit, sailed her across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. After completing a circumnavigation of the Caribbean the next year she has since been employed as a fully crewed (by my wife & I ), term charter yacht operating throughout the Lesser Antilles for the last 12 years, as far north as the BVI and south as Grenada. As a highly successful bespoke charter yacht she has been maintained regardless of cost. Although cutter rigged she is not sailed as such but now carries a relatively small 110% genoa furled on the forestay and a staysail furled on the inner forestay, she also carries a large fully battened mainsail. This rig allows easy, fast sailing (I often sail singlehanded) which can be quickly and easily adapted to suit conditions. Her design allows the yacht to carry a large rig but with a relatively shallow draft for easy of cruising, she is a stiff sailor and very dry (I have never had the toe-rails awash in all my years of sailing her). There is no doubt that SCORPIO is a beautiful yacht, we often get comments from fellow boaters to this effect. I may be biased but SCORPIO is the nearest thing to my ideal yacht I can imagine.

Registration

Scorpio has a UK registration and there are no outstanding mortgages or encumbrances.

Disclaimer

The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and 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 conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.


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