17m Dutch Steel Motor Cruiser, 1959.

Price Details

Price: £125,000 GBP
Location:  Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HG GB
Year: 1959
Condition: Very good
Category: Power
Class: Motor cruiser
Keel Type: Full Keel


Cornelis, 1959, a Classic styled steel motor yacht built and used as a Commercial mussel cutter. The vessel was  professionally converted 2017, completed.

A cruising home/ pleasure craft, that can easily be used for commercial survey or charter work.
She has the capabilities to go practically anywhere and can be run self sufficiently, with black tanks too.

More recent modifications and re builds to her domestic arrangements were completed, 2018.
She has spent the last couple of seasons in Holland, cruising inland water ways. Freezer / solid fuel stove in the day cabin, a washing machine , electrical toilets.
Returned to Essex and is presently in commission, repainted re-anti-fouled, new anodes. “Ready to move on an go”.

Last out of water insurance survey,  June 2020 report available, surveyor’s recommendations were attended too.

This vessel is in remarkable condition having been stripped back to a bare hull in a shipyard in Holland and completely reworked inside and out, she has had over £300,000 spent on her over the last 10 years She is now presented as  fine “small ship” .  As the Broker we have been involved with her throughout the extensive renovations and conversion,  much of the  work was carried out  at  Downs Road Boatyard, Maldon.

All invoices for these works are available to prove VAT has been paid.  There is a large folder of papers which  cover the extensive works carried out in Holland pre 2017.

This vessel is purposeful work boat conversion, all construction and systems built to commercial specification and design.

Mooring available subject to negotiation


Nominal Length: 17m
Length Overall: 17m
Length Of Deck: 16.50m
Length At Water Line: 15.19m


Beam: 4 m
Draft: 1.50m
Air Draft: 3.04m
Max Draft: 1.50m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 1150ltrs
Holding Tank Capacity: 300 ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 500 litres
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Engine Power: 128 hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 6
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Passenger Capacity: 6


Designer & Builders: Voorwaarts of West Graftdijk
Boat Name: Cornelis


Hull Material: Steel
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8: knots


Engine Description:
Scania Vabis, No: 133590, 1977, 128hp diesel completely rebuilt around 2005, very low hours since rebuild. Last serviced May 2019

Racor Duplex fuel filters, twin bunker tanks with day tank, system with hand and electric fuel transfer pumps can pump to and from any tank as well as discharge to deck
Twin disc hydraulic gearbox
Keel cooled.
Vetus 160kg Bow thruster 24 volt, fitted new 2016

Separate Engine room aft, accessed from deck or from accommodation below decks. Built to full commercial standards
Lockable engine room water tight doors.
Steering wheel on the bridge – day cabin.  Manual or hydraulic power steering from toggle switch, autopilot control head and computer fitted but not connected to solenoid valves on power assist.
Fixed 4 bladed propeller
2″ clutched Jabsco pump with sea suction and bilge manifold to all compartments discharge to deck.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Steel displacement hull of riveted steel frames to welded hull plating. 6,7 and 8mm plating. Epoxy paint system on topsides and underwater hull, from bare metal 2017. Repainted, Re-anti fouled 2020.
Raked stem and a flared rounded stern. Painted chequer plate steel decks. All in good, clean, tidy condition.
Extended wheel house added during 2017-18 refit.  Toughened glass windows all round the day cabin/ pilothouse.  Aluminium water tight 2 part doors access to both side decks.
High steel bulwarks surround the decks with hand rails up to 1m, with large scuppers. Generous deck width all around the pilot house. Access hatches to the foc’sle and the lazerette.
Accommodation cabins below deck and the day cabin, all fitted out during 2017-18.



All accommodation new 2017 wheel house extended and completely refurbished 2017
Deck level. large day cabin/ integral galley area with gas cooker (four burners, oven and grill.) Single sink with pressurised Hot and Cold water system. open stowage shelving.
2 x full length settee/ day bed berths/ with stowage beneath. Cabin heated with a solid fuel stove.
Headroom of 2m, daylight skylight in the coach roof. Sliding windows. LED lighting throughout the accommodation.
Helm position, forward facing of the day cabin, large steering wheel all navigation gear. fixed above and on the dashboard. 2 x Clearview windscreens. Night light at the chart space.

Engineered oak planking used on the cabin soles. Spray foam Insulated cabin sides and roof with painted tongue and groove and covering the deck head.
Starboard forward, a wooden stair case ladder to the accommodation below decks , two hatches sited over companionway , closed when on the helm.
Amidships cabin area with a double coffin berth with Bosun’s stores cupboard below…Full size domestic fridge and freezer in it’s own locker opposite. General shelving along the starboard side. Aft watertight door to the engine room.
Forward corridor, to port is the bathroom with electric toilet, shower and wash basin. opposite is a single guest cabin.
Forward into Owner’s cabin, double berth port, to starboard a dressing surface with open stowage under and full length wardrobe.

Through watertight door into fos’cle a washing machine, an electric toilet and shower head, anchor chain locker, single heavy duty battery for the bow thruster.
All berths are wide and over 2 metres long.
Opening portlights in all cabin areas with night screens.


Single davit with stainless steel winch on the fore deck for launching the rib, supplies etc.
Main anchor with Lofrans Falcon 24 volt anchor winch with warping drum new 2018 fitted with deck switches and wheelhouse control with chain counter, commercial anchor lock fitted separate from winch
heavy duty calibrated anchor chain stowed below in fore peak. main anchor sits against the bow.
Kedge anchor on chain and warp
Massive mooring bollards all round with amidship single bollards for short handed mooring
Inflatable Volante 290 with 2.5hp  Suzuki outboard engine/oars/pump/ set of wheels and a puncture repair kit.
Mooring warps
8 x Black sausage fenders.
2 x Gas bottles, secured stowage on aft deck with auto change over .
Long swim ladder

Navigation Equipment:

Steering wheel
Ships compass
Navigation lights
Chart plotter Lorena Magnum Pro with 10 inch separate screen
Raymarine Echo Sounder and Log
Raymarine Wind Speed and direction
Raymarine Autopilot partially fitted
Full engine instruments  and alarm
Bracket for radar fitting, no radar.

Safety Equipment:

Automatic bilge pumps in accommodation and machinery space
Engine driven bilge pump with suctions to all compartments.
Hand operated bilge pump in fore peak with suctions to all compartments
6 x life jackets
Set of flares, expiry dates unchecked.
2 x life rings mounted on deck
fire blanket
fire extinguishers, expiry dates unchecked.
portable boarding ladder.
Grab rails around the deck and attached to the wheelhouse sides.