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    £ 697,275
    listed price: NZ$ 1.350.000Vat Excluded / Not Paid

    Aquamagic - Elliott 1550 Tourer for sale

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    Stunning red-hulled composite performance blue water cruising yacht from 2012 from the board of the legendary Greg Elliott and with build by the America’s Cup experts at Aquamagic Yachts. Great 4-cabin layout. Ultra-practical and set up for effortless short-handed fast cruising.


    A yacht for all seasons, presents as a high-quality build of an extremely well designed offshore capable yacht. Built by an experienced and knowledgeable Boat Builder to safely and comfortably take his family offshore for the adventure of a lifetime. GEM easily completed the task with regular 200nm days.

    From the board of the legendary Greg Elliott, the Elliott 1550 Tourer is a great option for those seeking a fast and safe performance blue water cruising yacht. Her raised saloon profile with wrap-around windscreen affords excellent outward visibility whilst her versatile 4-cabin, 2-heads interior layout offers enough room for the largest of families.

    Constructed and fitted out for serious blue water sailing by Aquamagic Yachts in Auckland NZ, GEM benefits from an extremely high build specification including:-
    Carbon mast and boom with lazy jack setup. North Sails – full battened main, genoa, code 2 on single line furler, trysail, storm jib and staysail.
    Powered by 110hp Yanmar, 8+ knots cruising
    Ronstan deck gear
    4 x Anderson SS winches, 2 electric
    High-quality custom stainless steel
    B&G/Simrad nav/electronics.
    Icom 710 SSB with Pactor modem.
    Set up to take radar and satphone if desired
    Electrical system is 240v AC, 24v, 400amp hour house bank & separate 12v radio and engine start batteries
    Jefa twin wheel steering system with oversized integrated autopilot motor
    HRO 350 gpd watermaker
    Zebec inflatable tender, 15hp Yamaha. Stows in f/peak
    Full-size Eno oven with four-burner hob, 110 litre fridge and 56 litre top-opening freezer
    Finished in Victorian Ash with solid surface bench tops and high-quality fittings throughout
    Safety equipment to NZ Cat 1 requirements or better

    Presented in truly sparkling condition and with the possibility of CE-marking for buyers wishing to cruise back to Europe, GEM is a must see!


    GEM is the realisation of our dream to build a fast, simple, elegant performance cruising yacht with wonderful panoramic views, spaciousness and an easy walk-through flow.

    As a professional boat builder and owner of one of New Zealand’s foremost composite yacht production yards, GEM was built by my team and launched on a sunny day in November 2012. Over the following summer she cruised New Zealand waters, exploring the Hauraki Gulf and enjoying a wonderful extended cruise along the Northland coast.

    Late in 2013 she went offshore cruising. Over six months GEM logged 6,000nm and visited New Caledonia, Vanuatu and the East Coast of Australia. Anchoring everywhere from beautiful bays, coral atolls, and up rivers, to an island with a live volcano, even right in the centre of cities such as Brisbane and Sydney.

    The main ocean passages saw GEM regularly achieving over 200nm per day and consistently seeing speeds in excess of 12 knots with ease and 17.6 knots being the maximum seen on the log. GEM Is a joy to sail with her Jefa transmission steering system, balanced carbon rudder and a cockpit set up to utilise electric winches for sail handling.

    One of the best features on board GEM is the flow from cockpit to saloon and on through the boat; just two very comfortable steps down and you are there. Galley duties are no hardship with the cook no longer hidden away down below. Instead they can be part of social activities, while creating culinary delights and enjoying a view that you just don’t get on a conventional yacht.

    Another superb feature is the functional cockpit layout, offering full visibility from either of the twin wheels over the cabin top which is not present in many (if any) other Tourers or yachts with the raised cabin top. For those that want to get into more serious racing, the cockpit table is removable.

    GEM has a spacious four-cabin layout. The master cabin is forward. The bunk in the master cabin has a gas-assisted lifting top to reveal enormous storage under the bunk. There are bookshelves on both sides, drawers plus a cupboard with shelves to port and another set of drawers and a hanging locker to starboard.

    The starboard forward cabin has a double and a single berth with plenty of drawer storage and a hanging locker. Also forward, and to port, is the bathroom with a Sealand Masterflush electric toilet, separate shower and 6kg Fisher & Paykel washing machine.

    With offshore work in mind, the galley is user friendly at sea with the island bench to brace against, an athwartships fridge, so you can always get what you want regardless of which way the boat is heeling, and a top-loading freezer to keep the cold in while you get the next meal out. There is plenty of storage available under and behind the saloon seating, along with shelving behind the island bench.

    Entertaining is so easy with the spacious galley and island bench. There is plenty of space for working and serving up, and a great flow from galley to outside table, so if it’s a big team you can have indoor and outdoor dining running at the same time! The outside table seats six and the indoor table can also seat up to eight with the clever custom-designed swivel seats.

    GEM’s cockpit layout gives an added advantage to the interior with increased volume in both the aft cabins over other Tourer models. The starboard aft cabin is a twin-berth guest cabin (again 1 single and 1 double), with plenty of drawer and under-berth storage. The port aft cabin has a large single berth which has a drop-in panel to turn it into a double. At the forward end of this cabin is the second head with manual toilet and hand basin.

    In building GEM top-quality equipment and materials were used throughout. LG (Hi-Macs) solid-surface benches were fitted in the galley and the six-mm solid teak and ash floor was selected for its hard-wearing good looks. Throughout there is custom stainless steel work with fully polished-out welds and Grohe/Methven tapware.

    Outside, the focus has been on keeping the deck clean and uncluttered. The two primary electric winches are placed so that they can be used to hoist the mainsail and furl the headsail making sail handling a breeze. There is a very large forepeak for sail storage which also takes the rolled up tender and outboard which keeps the decks clear when undertaking passages. A reasonable size lazarette provides further underdeck storage plus access to the Jefa transmission steering system.


    The Elliott Tourer series is a range of semi production, ocean going, Pilothouse Cruising Yachts. A formula that gives true performance with all cruising amenities. The added attraction of the pilothouse configuration, not only gives protection from the elements, but also a voluminous, lounging area. The Tourer series has been designed to take full advantage of this by integrating the cockpit and pilothouse on a similar level, creating a natural indoor – outdoor flow and delivers a stunning 360-degree view outside whilst seated inside the saloon.

    Elliott 1550 Tourer is an exciting production model in the Elliott Tourer series. The E1550 is a luxurious, performance, offshore cruising yacht. Essential influences in the design were safety, comfort and the necessity for smooth easy handling by one or two people, high stability and offshore performance usually associated with racing yachts.

    The hull is a well-balanced form both upright and heeled with optimized sections to reduce wetted surface. Highly efficient keel and rudder foils are optimized to ensure correct amount of lift with
    low drag. A moderate sized fractional rig with double swept spreaders and top mast backstay provides superior balance even whilst reefed. The efficient uncluttered deck and spacious cockpit allow easy handling from the cockpit for one or two people.


    Aquamagic Yachts are an Auckland based boat builder and repair/refit specialist and marine project management/consultant company offering project management of new builds and refits, of any size or scope; solutions to technical marine problems; interior layout, detailing and design.

    Aquamagic Yachts were Emirates Team New Zealand's project manager for the build of their 2017 America's Cup AC50 race yacht.


    RCD Status:
    GEM is not presently compliant with the EU’S Recreational Craft Directive, but CE Certification can be arranged subject to negotiation.

    Hull Construction:
    Hull built on male mould, entirely of multiaxial and unidirectional E – Glass fibres with localised carbon unidirectional reinforcements.
    Adhesive Technologies ADR 246/341 epoxy resin systems were used with 25 mm thick Corecell PVC cores of different densities.
    Cured under vacuum and heat to give a high strength custom built structure
    The adhesion of the sandwich ensured by application of the vacuum bag and the post-curing at controlled temperatures ensure the structural integrity and stability of the laminate.
    A massive longitudinal and transverse reinforcement structure provide excessive strength for rig and keel loads.
    Carbon reinforcements along all the longitudinal and transverse members
    The bulkheads are all laminated into the hull structure.
    The bulkheads are all made of BS1088 marine plywood, fully glassed over to High Modulus NZ engineered specifications
    Watertight bulkheads forward and aft.
    Hull spray painted in metallic red Dupont paint system
    3 hull windows in each side of hull with high-thickness toughened glass.

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    Same as hull construction, but with 20mm thick sandwich Corecell PVC of various densities.
    Reinforcements in way of through deck fittings.
    Carbon fibre reinforcement in the mast foot area.
    Hull to deck join is a fully glassed and engineered structure, no bolts or alloy toerails to leak.
    Exposed deck and superstructure areas spray painted in white finish.

    Keel & Rudder:
    Steel fabricated keel with lead bulb, attached to hull with stainless steel bolts.
    Keel blade is sand-blasted and epoxy coated, faired and glassed over.
    3,600kgs bulb on 600kg fin.
    Balanced carbon fibre rudder
    Carbon rudder stock with upper and lower rudder bearings with self-aligning rollers.


    Engine & gearbox:
    Yanmar 4JH-HTE 4-cylinder turbo-charged 110hp diesel engine
    Approx 700hrs run as of November 2017
    Engine last serviced at approx. 500hrs
    Shaft drive gearbox
    Fresh¬water cooled engine.
    Single lever engine control.
    Cruising speed 8.5 knots, maximum speed under engine 10 knots.

    Propulsion & Steering:
    3-bladed Gori folding propeller
    Jefa twin wheel steering with hide-covered stainless steel wheels
    Emergency tiller.


    Voltage systems:
    24vDC domestic systems with additional 12vDC system and 220vAC via shore-power or inverter

    Battery Banks:
    Toyama Gel battery bank with 400Ah at 24vDC for services
    2x 12vDC batteries for engine start and radios

    Charging & Inverter:
    Mastervolt 24vDC/220vAC charger with integral 2.5kw inverter

    12vDC Engine-mounted alternator
    24vDC 150Amp secondary alternator for service batteries

    Other Electrical:
    220v shore power with isolator and circuit breaker


    Fresh Water:
    The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well-insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element
    24vDC pressure pumps
    Cockpit shower

    HRO Seafari Mini 350 reverse-osmosis watermaker with 350 gallons per day output.

    Bilge Pumps:
    3x electric bilge pumps.
    Manual bilge pump in cockpit
    Electric shower drain pump


    650 litres fuel capacity in 2x stainless steel fuel tanks

    Fresh Water:
    1,200 litres fresh water capacity in 2x stainless steel fuel tanks

    Holding Tank:
    160 litres blackwater holding tank capacity in Dometic moulded plastic tank


    Simrad 12” NSS12 colour GPS chart plotter display
    Simard/B&G autopilot with oversized integral autopilot motor within Jefa steering system
    B&G Triton sailing instruments
    Handheld GPS
    Steering compasses

    Communications Equipment:
    Simard VHF with DSC
    Icom 710 SSB
    Pactor Modem with weather fax
    Aerial for satellite phone with docking station
    Handheld VHF


    ENO stainless steel 4-burner gas stove with oven and grill
    110 litre fridge – positioned athwartships for easy access on either tack
    56 litre top-opening freezer

    Sealand Masterflush 24vDC electric freshwater heads in main heads
    Manual heads for aft heads
    Hot & cold pressurised water supplies shower and vanities throughout.
    Fisher & Paykel 6kgs washing machine in port main heads.

    JVC stereo system with speakers in saloon


    Summary of Accommodation:
    Up to 10 berths in 4 cabins plus further occasional berth in raised saloon. Two heads.

    Accommodation Finish:
    Interior finishes in Victorian Ash veneers
    LG (HiMacs) synthetic stone counters at galley and in heads
    Grohe/Methven tapware
    Cloth upholstery
    White vinyl headlinings
    Teak and ash floors
    Lee cloths

    Accommodation Layout from Forward:
    The master cabin is forward. The bunk in the master cabin has a gas-assisted lifting top to reveal storage under bunk. There are bookshelves on both sides, drawers plus a cupboard with shelves to port and another set of drawers and a hanging locker to starboard.
    The starboard forward cabin has a double and a single berth with drawer storage and a hanging locker.
    Forward, and to port, is the bathroom with electric toilet, separate shower and washing machine.
    The galley is in the raised saloon area and is configured for offshore use with a L-shaped configuration and island bench to brace against. There is shelving behind the island bench.
    The saloon area is opposite the galley to starboard. Large L-shaped settee with dining table. Storage available under and behind the saloon seating.
    Aft to port is a twin-berth guest cabin with a double berth.
    Also aft to port is the second heads.
    Aft to starboard is a twin-berth guest cabin with double berth and single above.


    NZ Spars & Rigging carbon fibre mast and boom – metallic dark brown lacquered
    2-sets of swept-back spreaders
    Stainless steel rod standing rigging – 2012
    Split backstay with hydraulic adjustment
    Manual purchase adjusted spring vang
    Mainsheet system sheeting to raised saloon top, leads aft to starboard manual and electric winches
    Low-friction mainsail track on mast with battencar system
    Ronstan deck gear
    Code sail furler on structural bowsprit
    Removable inner forestay for staysail

    2x Andersen electric primary winches
    2x Andersen manual secondary winches

    North Sails Norlam fully-battened mainsail – 2012
    North Sails Norlam furling genoa – 2012
    Hank-on staysail
    North Sais Dacron trysail – 2012
    North Sails Dacron storm jib – 2012
    North Sails Code 2 - 2012

    Double stainless lifelines with side boarding gates
    Swimming ladder
    Removable cockpit table
    Bathing platform

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    Lofrans 24vDC anchor windlass
    Ultra stainless steel anchor with 100m chain and 50m rode
    Spare anchor
    Fenders & warps

    Tender & Outboard:
    Zebec 3.1m tender
    Yamaha 15hp outboard

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    Cockpit awning
    Cockpit cushions
    Canvas to cover windows
    Mesh screens to cover windows


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, 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 owners specific needs.

    Safety Equipment to NZ Cat 1 requirements
    10-man CSM Cat 1 Liferaft
    5x adult lifejackets with harnesses
    Horseshoe buoy
    Storm Drogue

    Lying Auckland, New Zealand

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

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    £ 697,275
    Category:Sailing Boats
    Model:Elliott 1550 Tourer
    Mooring Country:New Zealand
    Year built:2012
    Sales status:available
    LOA:16 m/52 ft
    Length:16 m/52 ft
    Width:4.56 m/15 ft
    Draft:2.8 m/9 ft
    Category:fin keel
    Engine manufacturer:yanmar 4jh-the 110hp
    Engine hours:500
    No. of cabins:4
    No. of berths:10
    ModelElliott 1550 TourerTank capacity650
    Max speed10.00Cruising speed8.50
    Hull typee-glass sandwich with carbonDesignergreg elliott
    Waterline length14.5 meters
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