Vortex 47

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Vortex 47 built in 1992, is a highly capable offshore cruiser that has been completely refitted over the past 4 years to an exceptionally high standard, and truly must be viewed. Her engines have been dealer-overhauled; she has new electronics, paint, teak and is simply stunning. Huge up-to date inventory including generator, heating, bow thruster, inverter, radar and much much more.

Location: Brighton
Listing office: Brighton

£179,950 (Tax Paid)

Boat Details

Make: Vortex
Model: 47
Year: 1992
LOA: 50ft/15m
Class: Semi-Displacement
Hull: Glass Reinforced Plastic
Engine Type: Twin Diesel
Drive: Shaft Drives
Layout: Fly Bridge
Berths: 6
Cabins: 3
Aft Cabins: 1
Ancasta Ref: 31263
Vessel Name: Braganza
Part 1 British Registered.
Built by E Dridge, Emsworth.
Designer: Roland Paxton/ TT Boat Designs

LOA: 50’ / 15.2m
Year: 1992/major refit 2011-2015
Beam: 14’ / 4.3m
Draft: 3’6” / 1.1m
Displacement: c.22,000kg / 48,500lb
Hull Material: GRP

Hull & Superstructure Construction:
- Hand laid chopped strand mat, woven rovings and Kevlar in polyester resin.
- Epoxy coating below the waterline and in bilges (bilges re-painted during refit).
- Foam cored frames and stringers.
- Ply bulkheads and deck stiffening.
- Lay-up weights (reinforcement only)
- Keel - 9 3/4 oz/ftsq (3.0kg/msq
- Bottom - 23 1/4 oz/ftsq (7.0kg/msq)
- Chines - 42oz/ftsq (12.8kg/msq)
- Topsides - 16 3/4 oz/ftsq (5.1kg/msq)
- Deck - 10 3/4 oz/ftsq (3.3kg/msq)
- Woven Kevlar incorporated in the leading edges of the waveguides, stem and other critical areas. The wave guides are complex box sections -layers of GRP/foam/GRP and can be completely sheered off without damaging the integrity of the hull.
- Watertight bulkhead to forecabin.
- Teak interior finish, teak and holly sole boards in galley and forecabin only - carpet elsewhere (re-varnished 2015).
- Superstructure re-painted with Awlcraft 2000 Cloud White (2012).
- Hull re-painted with Awlcraft 2000 Deep Blue (2012).
- Hempel Hard Racing black antifoul (2015), red boot top.
- International Perfect Plus varnish.
- Rubbing strakes renewed at refit, including mahogany backing.

Deck Construction:
- 12mm teak laid decks and aft cockpit (2015).
- GRP decking painted with International Interdeck Grey (2012).
Aft double master cabin with ensuite heads/shower, leading forwards and up to main saloon with inner helm forward. Stairs down to linear galley on starboard and dinette to port. Days heads/shower opposite forward galley and access further forward to twin cabin in bows.

- Varnished teak and holly sole throughout (re-dressed during refit).
Windows/Hatches:
- New Seaglaze hatches, window lights, frames and seals (during refit).

Interior Finish and Trim:
- Checked upholstery to saloon & smart blue striped fabric to dinette seating
- Corian countertops to galley.
- Headlinings renewed, dash surround re-trimmed and interior linings replaced in alcantara.
- Satin-varnished teak interior joinery to high standard throughout.
- Teak interior passageway doors and trim.

Saloon and wheelhouse:
- Four-seater U-shaped sofa to port with teak table.
- KAB 411 adjustable suspension helm and navigator seats.
- Blue carpet, pale blue linings and white deckhead lining.
- LED lighting, and hatch access to engine space

Galley and dinette:
- J-shaped dinette sofa to port with table (with folding leaf).
- Linear galley to port side (refitted and with new worktop).
- Plentiful light and opening overhead deck-hatches.

Forward guest cabin:
- Two single berths in vee layout – storage beneath (all fully re-trimmed and carpeted).
- Opening deck-hatch.
- Waterproof bulkhead door between galley and forward cabin.

Day heads/shower:
- Thermostatic shower, towel radiator, electric heads and basin with mixer taps.
- Opening deck hatch.
- White bulkheads with timber trim.

Aft Owners cabin:
- Centreline double berth with tank beneath.
- Sliding side windows and opening aft port-light.
- Generous storage in lockers, cupboards, wardrobe

Aft heads/shower compartment:
- Thermostatic shower, towel radiator, electric heads and basin with mixer taps.
- White bulkheads with timber trim.

Deck Equipment:
General:
- Aft seating area (built during refit) with blue cushions and beautiful gloss-varnished table.
- Teak decks (new), stainless steel pushpit, inner customs-type stainless handrails and new external stanchions and wire guardrails.
- Mahogany-capped rails to aft cockpit surround.
- Teak and stainless bathing platform aft, with swimming ladder and treadways to aft side decks.
- 24V Bosch motors driving pantograph marine wipers, with fresh-water powered screen-washers.
- Outer helm console with controls to port-side, navigators’ seat to starboard.
Engine & Gearboxes:
- Twin Detroit 6-71 Ti, 485hp diesel engines (1992 – full dealer overhaul (engines out – 2015) – 30 hours .
- Kobelt single lever engine controls.
- Twin Disc 507-2A 1.98:1 reduction gearboxes (checked at refit) with Halyard Marine Aquadrives (Aquadrives overhauled by Halyard at refit).
- Cross-linked raw water strainers, each capable of supplying both engines at cruising speed.
- Twin switchable Racor, primary fuel filters with water detectors and monitoring to inner helm console.
- Exhausts running outboard aft via silencer boxes (approx. 200cm x 50cm) in aft cabin carcassing, to transom
outlets. (removed, inspected and reinstalled during refit).
- Halyard exhaust overheat alarms with monitors to inner helm console


Maintenance & Performance:
- Engine hours: sea-trial running in
- Cruising speed: 15 knots.
- Max speed: c.28 knots.
- Average cruising range: calculated around 500nm.

Propulsion & Steering:
- 2.5” stainless steel propeller shafts with sea-water cooled packed glands.
- 27.5” x 34” four bladed bronze propellers (new 2009).
- Electric 24V bow thruster (2000) with controls at both helms.
- Hydraulically-assisted wheel steering via rod linkage.
- Electro-hydraulic Bennett trim tabs and indicators to both helms.

Other Mechanical Equipment:
- All seacocks stripped and overhauled at refit.

Electrical Systems:

Voltage Systems:
- 24V DC ships system.
- 240V AC shore supply.
- All low voltage wiring renewed at refit with correct marine tinned wire.
- 12V droppers for equipment where required. Battery Banks:
- 4 x Rolls BERB/S12-240 AGM 215Ah Deep-cycle batteries (2015).
- 2 x service batteries in series for domestic 24V supply.
- 2 x engine-cranking/bow thruster batteries in series for starting 24V supply.
- 1 x 12V 44Ah Red Top generator starting battery.
- Batteries housed in custom aluminium battery cases to aft of engine room. Battery Chargers:
- Mastervolt 24/30 charger (manufacturer overhaul in 2011).
- Automatic charge relay charging system. Alternators:
- 2 x Balmar 60 Series 24V 70Ah engine-driven alternators (new at refit).
- New (June 2017) 3" sea water inlet sea cocks and skin fittings
- New deep water shaft seals

Generator:
- Fischer Panda generator 4.5 KVA, with run-in hours only (March 2015).
- New engine installed 2015.

Shore Power:
- Shore power connection.

Other Electrical:
- Electric horn.

Plumbing Systems:

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
- Electric pressurised hot and cold water system.
- Hot water heating via 240V immersion or starboard engine cooling water circuit. Bilge Pumps:
- 3 x electric pumps (auto/manual switch at saloon aft bulkhead) located in forward, engine and aft bilges.
- Manual “Whale” pump located in galley bilge (with seacocks).

Grey & Black Water:
- Black-water monitoring gauge to aft heads

Tankage:
- Tank monitoring for fresh water, black water and fuel.
- 2 x stainless steel 2” fuel fills, 1 x stainless steel 1-1/2” water fill.
- Stainless steel waste suction fitting.

Fuel:
- Total capacity of approx. 2500 litres/c.550 Imp. Gall. in three tanks.
- Forward tank located centrally beneath engine room floor, day tank abaft and aft tank beneath aft cabin double berth.
- Fuel gauges and transfer pumps at inner helm console.
- All tanks opened and cleaned at refit.

Fresh water:
- Total capacity of 1350 litres/c.295 Imp. Gall. in GRP tank under galley floor. Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:
- Black water (with deck suction & macerator)

Gas:
- Two gas bottles stored in vented gas locker under starboard aft deck seating.
- Gas detectors fitted to bilge and galley locker.
- Gas certificate supplied.
Navigation Equipment:
- Raymarine e127 Hybrid Touch screen colour multifunction display to lower helm (2015).
- Raymarine e125 Hybrid Touch screen colour multifunction display to upper helm (2015).
- Raymarine 24” closed digital radar scanner (2015).
- Raymarine i70 instrument displays x 2 (2015).
- Raymarine P70 Pilot Controllers to both helms (2015).
- Raymarine Evolution EV1 Attitude Heading Reference Sensor & ACU-400 autopilot actuator controls (2015).
- McMurdo Smartfind M10 AIs Class B Transponder (2015).
- Echomax Active X band radar target enhancer (2015).
- Steering compass to upper helm.
-Clock & baromerter

Communications equipment:
- Simrad RS87 DSC VHF to both helms, & antenna.
- GME Accusat MT403 406MHz beacon - located at aft saloon bulkhead (2014).

Domestic Equipment:
Galley:
- Large top-loading refrigerator fitted under countertop.
- Separate top-loading freezer fitted under countertop.
- Corian countertop with twin stainless steel sinks and mixer tap.
- Panasonic Dimension 4 combination microwave.
- Three-burner gas hob.
- Plentiful stowage in drawers & lockers.

Heads/Showers:
- 24V electric-flushing WCs.
- High quality mixer showers with electric shower tray pumps (with filters).

Heating & Ventilation:
- Eberspacher Hydronic M10 24V diesel-fired heating with programmable thermostats.
- Warm air outlets throughout boat with heated towel rails to heads.
- New Seaglaze hatches, window lights, frames and seals (during refit).

Lighting:
- 24V lighting throughout vesse

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
- 24V bow windlass with deck controls and remote switch at inner helm.
- 30 kg bow anchor with 30m chain in bow locker.
- Six cylinder and two ball fenders, warps as required.

Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
- Aft canopy enclosure in navy canvas.
Tender:
- Unused inflatable tender.

Safety equipment:
- Viking 4-man liferaft in canister - fitted in foredeck cradle (being serviced 2015).
- 2 horseshoe lifebuoys and 2 liferings with Danbuoy.

Fire-fighting equipment:
- Manually-triggered fire suppression to engine bay.
- 5 new portable fire extinguishers.