Pilot 50 for sale

Ardrossan, United Kingdom

£350,000 GBP

Tax paid / included

General Information

Pilot 50
Used power boat for sale
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Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Year of manufacture
Length overall
4.72 metres
Length waterline
4.32 metres
Length on deck
1.47 metres
1.47 metres
0.46 metres
31,000 kg
Ardrossan, United Kingdom


2 x Volvo Penta TAMD 102D
Fuel capacity
6,000 litres
Maximum speed
19 kph
Cruising speed
28 kph


Number of cabins
Number of berths

About this Pilot 50

This beautifully maintained VDL Shipyards, Pilot 50 is being sold by her first owner. She is well equipped with large saloon, two well sized cabins, Two Volvo 430HP diesel engines, generator,
bow thruster.. 

'Her well appreciated seaworthiness and great looks are a direct inspiration from the English Pilot boats. This family cruiser is remarkable for her spacious accommodation and airy main saloon and deckhouse. She is well suited for comfortable coastal passages and longer hops, as well as for inland water cruising.

Semi displacement motoryacht Pilot 50 "Equinox", built in 1999 by VDL Shipyards, Netherlands, dim.: loa.: 16.00 m. length
hull:: 15.49 (lwl. 14.16) x 4.82 x 1.50 mtrs, headway: 3,10 mtr (with lowered mast), design by Willem Nieland, CE Class A category, steel hull, deck and superstructure, Semi displacement hard-chine transom stern construction with raked bow. Built in SM grade 8 till 5 mm sandblasted steel with framing each 40 cm. 4 watertight sections by 3 bulkheads, of which 2 have watertight doors. Two steel balance rudders. Hard rubber docking/bumper
strips. Stainless steel railing and bow anchor holder. Windows: Gebo non tinted, double hard glass windows in aluminium.
Displacment: approx. 31 tonnes, fueltanks total 6000 ltrs, freshwatertanks total 1000 ltrs, sumptanks: 560 ltrs, hydraulic
wheelsteering in pilothouse and emergency tiller.


Dimensions Builder

LOA 15,49 x Beam 4,82 x  Depth 1,50 (m) VDL Shipyards
Cabins 2 sleeping 6 
Built 1999 
Material Steel 
Engine(s) Hp/Kw 2 x Volvo TAMD 102D 6 cyl Diesel 455 (pk), 334,43 (kw)

Engines and Mechanicals

Twin Volvo Penta type TAMD 102D 455 hp (335kW) diesels, installed in 1999, approx.2000 running hours, inter cooling system with water injected HMI silencers. Twin Disc hydraulic gearboxes, stainless propeller shafts with 4 blade propellers Micro Commander control systems in wheelhouse 

The Volvo two engines performance  1500 rpm - 10knots and 2400/2500 rpm – 20knots on clean underside.

Fuel Consumption at 10 knots : 20 litres / hour, Fuel Capacity 3000 litres -  Range at 10knots : 150 hrs / 1500 miles allow 10% reserve, range for refuelling at 10knots : 1350miles, again on a clean hull.

Auxiliary machinery:
Twin hydraulic powerpacks for steering, bow-thruster, stern-thruster, anchor winch, trimflaps and capstan.
Ameq 20hp (15kW) hydraulic bow- and sternthrusters. Hydraulic trimtabs.Sindico hydraulic anchor winch, 25kg stainless steel bow anchor with 70 mtr chain. Electric bilge pumps, electric and main engine heating system.

12/24/220v electrical system, automatic shore/generator supply change-over

24v/200amp gel start battery bank
12v/80amp stattery for generator
24v/400amp gel domestic battery bank
AC. System: 220V-50Hz. System with reverse polarity indication.
16 kW Onan generator in sound shield box,
Mastervolt 24v-60/80Amph automatic batterycharger

Heating with Webasto warm air 6 outlets 


Classic maple, handcrafted satin varnished interior. Three sleeping cabins, saloon and decksaloon / wheelhouse. Sleeps 6, plus 2 in salon/wheelhouse. Headroom ca. 2.10 mtr in saloon and 1.90 mtr below deck. Large head/washbasin and shower area
for ownerscabin forward.

Guestcabin aft with double berth and ensuite electric head/washbasin and shower.

Comfortable and elegant set up with large 6 persons U-shape sofa and one seat and saloon/dining table. Built in bar, cupboards and bookshelves etc.

Wheelhouse has a L-shaped settee with panoramic view.

Galley comes fully equipped with electric water pressure and 80 ltr hot water boiler system (220v/engine), white worktops in galley and toilets.
Refrigerator: 1 x Waeco type MDC ca. 103 lit. front load model. 1 x 45 lt under table wheelhouse cabin
Freezer: 1 x Vitrifrigo ca. 36 lit. top load model and section in fridge.
Cooker: Bauknecht, 4 plate ceramic.
Oven: Bauknecht, electric including microwave.
Cooker Hood: Bauknecht.
Dishwasher: Bauknecht
Washing machine: Make Bauknecht combi type.
Laundry: Washing/drying machine in front bathroom.
Natural and mechanical (airco) air ventilation system throughout. Ventilation/escape hatches in cabins with insect screens.
Opening hatches in wheelhouse with insect screens. Sunblock curtains of in saloon, wheelhouse and cabins. The floors are
flexible mounted and thorough attention is given to the sound insulation in accordance to advice from sound specialist v.d.
Capelle. Thermal insulation: hull down to waterline



Simrad IS11 compass,
Simrad IS15 Tri-data Log,Speed and echosounder
Simrad IS15 Wind speed and direction 
Simrad radar
2x CP31 Simrad colour chartplotter and GPS,
2x Simrad Wide screen computer monitors giving Chartplotter and Radar. 
Simrad AP50 autopilot interfaced to GPS with rudder-angle indicator and gyro compass,
Shipmate RS 8300 VHF combi with GMDSS 


Aft Transom Step with boarding ladder and hot-cold deckshower,
fenders, warps,
Automatic extinguisher system in engine room,
Fire extinguishers, various acoustic alarms,
Heavy-duty window wipers with freshwater wash


Philips TV 
Bose sound system


  • Swimming ladder
  • Oven
  • Cockpit shower
  • Autopilot
  • Vhf
  • Radar
  • Repeater
  • Radio
  • Marine head
  • Hot water
  • Navigation center
  • Compass
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Refrigerator
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Depthsounder
  • Battery charger
  • Gps
  • Plotter
  • Heating
  • Shore power inlet
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Deep freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Dvd player
  • Bow thruster
  • Cockpit table
  • Tv set
  • Inverter
  • Log speedometer
  • Washing machine
  • Cd player
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Generator

In this case we are acting as brokers only.  The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate 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 carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.


Note to seller and purchaser:  If the boat you are selling or purchasing is registered, please ensure that the registration is completed after the sale of the boat.  If the purchaser wishes to cancel the registration is the duty of the seller to contact the Registry and inform them that the registration is to be cancelled.  If the purchaser wishes to continue with the registration, it is the duty of the purchaser to complete the relevant forms and post off the bill of sale to the Registrar.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Sunbird International Yacht Sales

Mrs Andrea Martin
Clyde Marina
KA22 8DB
United Kingdom
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