CUSTOM Carkeek CF 520 for sale

Ipswich, United Kingdom

£1,450,000 GBP

General information
CUSTOM Carkeek CF 520
Used sail boat for sale
£1,450,000 GBP
Name of boat
Length overall
15.84 metres
4.95 metres
Ipswich, United Kingdom

About this CUSTOM Carkeek CF 520



Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Composite structure for hull and deck in prepreg carbon with Nomex honeycomb core by Fibre Mechanics, Lymington, UK.
  • Painting and fitting out by Fox’s Boatyard, Ipswich, UK.
  • Bowsprit by Fibre mechanics, Lymington, UK.
  • Underwater finish in Durepox.
  • Pneumatic forehatch seal operable at mast and also below deck.


Keel & Rudder:

  • Keel fin is constructed with a central structural steel section with carbon fairings fore and aft, saving 40% of the weight of a standard steel fin.
  • Lead bulb.
  • Rudders built by Fibre Mechanics, Lymington, UK.


Water Ballast:

  • Water ballast system comprising 2 x 500 litre tanks in wing tanks with flush scoops, crossover and transfer system driven by electric pump either side. 
  • Currently not rated for, rating certificate trial adds 5 points TCC under IRC.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Vetus M4.56 diesel auxiliary with SD 10 saildrive and Gori 2 blade racing prop. The Vetus engine was chosen for a lighter weight engine package for a very similar output.
  • Very low engine hours as the yacht has been lightly used.
  • The engine is mounted low down in the yacht, waterproofed and very easily accessed. Water filter is accessible at companionway step with a clear casing.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Steering twin Carbonautica wheels, steering system by JP3.
  • Twin rudders linked with carbon bars on ballbearing track with manually adjustable toe in (below deck).
  • 2 blade folding/feathering propeller.


Hydraulic System:

  • All supplied by Harken.
  • Sail controls on Starboard side of cockpit to reduce weight of hoses.
  • Vang, Outhaul, Cunningham and deflectors for mainsheet trimmer.
  • Jib tack, in/out and up/down for jib trimmer.
  • Horizontally mounted pump handles on port and starboard side of cockpit.
  • Vang quick release at Mainsheet trimmer position.

Electrical Systems

Battery Banks:

  • 1 x Lithium 200 Ah service battery bank.
  • 1 x Varta gel engine start battery.


Battery Chargers:

  • Victron removable battery charger, plugged in through socket at nav station.

Plumbing Systems

Bilge Pumps:

  • Manual and electric bilge pumping system.



  • 60 litre fuel tank, with filler below deck at base of companionway to save weight.


Fresh Water:

  • 100 litre fresh water bladder, with clever pump to deck unit to use for filling water bottles. Tank can be backfilled from on deck.

Navigation Equipment

  • B&G 5000 system with 2 x 9” Nemesis repeaters at mast.
  • B&G H5000 cockpit and nav station readouts.
  • 2 x B&G Zeus 9” plotters on steering pedestals.
  • B&G H5000 performance CPU.
  • 2 x B&G 10/10 runner load readouts.
  • B&G RF25 rudder angle readouts x 2.
  • B&G H5000 motion, pressure & depth sensors.
  • B&G precision 9 compass unit.
  • Ethernet system.
  • B&G V60B vhf radio inc cockpit speaker.
  • Wireless tough pad.
  • Diverse headstay load sensor.
  • Fleet 1 RT satphone.
  • Expedition software and C map charts.
  • Panasonic laptop at nav station.
  • Endescope with hull fittings.

Domestic Equipment


  • Galley with gas cooking system.



  • Installed WC with flush seacocks on Starboard side.



  • Compliant nav lights & interior lighting.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • 12 x pipecot berths with adjustment tackles.
  • Storage lockers port and starboard behind main bulkhead.
  • Gimballed jetboil galley with bowl (not plumbed).

Deck Equipment


  • Spars, mast and boom by NZ Spars in high modulus carbon with Awlgrip white finish.
  • Carbolink Aero Carbon standing rigging with titanium end fittings.
  • Triple spreaders.
  • Hydraulic mast adjust and shim system.
  • Hydraulic system vang, main outhaul, cunningham & deflectors.
  • Main halyard lock and reef lock points, with clew reef locks.
  • Jib and spinnaker halyard locks.
  • 2 x Masthead Spinnaker halyards, 1 x fractional spinnaker halyard.
  • Gorilla foil.
  • Standing rigging Swiss EC6 carbon with titanium fittings.
  • Running rigging as required to race spec.
  • Spinlock constrictor clutches on sheets.



  • Harken winch system - based on 7 x 65.3’s 3 speed winches with underdeck linkage and 2 carbon pedestals.
  • Constrictor clutches on spinnaker and mainsheet winches enables leeward mainsheet winch to be used for triple headed setup.
  • Primary winches with deflector rings at base.




NB – Sail number to be retained by Vendor


  • By North.
  • Square top mainsail with 2 reefs incl. cover.
  • J1 genoa.
  • J2 genoa.
  • J3 genoa.
  • J3+ genoa.
  • J4 jib.
  • A1 asymmetric.
  • A2 asymmetric.
  • A4 asymmetric.
  • A5 asymmetric.
  • FR0 – with own Karver furling unit.
  • Flying jib with own Karver furling unit.
  • Spinnaker staysail on own Karver furling unit.
  • Genoa staysail furling on own Karver furling unit.
  • Storm trysail.
  • Storm jib.



  • Galvanised steel shipping cradle with custom hull saddles and hi/lo option.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • 2 x Fortress anchor stored at chart table, with anchor chain and rode.
  • Square fenders with adequate mooring lines.



  • Boom cover.


Safety Equipment:

  • Cat 2 safety equipment.
  • Including 2 x Ultralight liferafts in Carbon casing. 1 x 8 and 1 x 6 person with PLB.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Berthon International

The Shipyard
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom
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