Berthon 55 TSDY

Exceptional quality
£110,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  264503
  • Length  ·  17.70m
  • Year  ·  1966
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 94hp, Gardner 6LW (1966)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer AK Balfour
Builder Berthon Boat Comapny
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 2,600.0 ltr (572.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 1,400.0 ltr (308.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 10/11/2017


Engine 2 x diesel 94hp
Engine make and model Gardner 6LW (1966)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1100 engine2: 1100
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10.5 knots
Generator output 13KVA

Both engines have been rebuilt.
Indirect cooling (Keel Coolers).
Naiad stabilisers serviced 2017.
2 x Vetus bow thrusters.
12v & 240v.
3 x batteries replaced 2017.
2 x Vitron 12/24 battery chargers.
1 x 3KW Victron inverter.


Length 17.70m
LOD 15.90m
LWL 14.00m
Beam 4.40m
Draft Max 1.60m
Displacement 25,600kg (56,448.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 9 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Carvel wood planking (Iroko) on American Rock Elm.
Teak decks.
Hull shotblasted to bare timber, primed and antifouled and topsides re-painted in 2017.
Pre-purchase survey in November 2017.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 3
Heads 3 heads (Electric)

Reverse cycle air conditioning.
Eberspacher D5 heater.
Three Rariton fresh water flush marine toilets.
Fridge freezer.

4 burner electric Stove


Air conditioning
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Cockpit shower
Washing Machine

Reverse cycle air conditioning.
Eberspacher D5 heater.
Three Rariton fresh water flush marine toilets.
Fridge freezer.

4 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Stern Thruster
Bow Thruster

Electric Lofrans Falkon windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Bruce 30kg and Danforth kedge)
30.00m of chain
2 x Lofrans mooring winches with foot switches.
Simpson Davits 250kg.

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Weather fax
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Plastimo gimballed compass.
Raymarine Dragonfly depth fishfinder.
Garmin 201DC plotter,
Raytheon Pathfinder SL700 and R41XX radar.
Com Nav 1101 autopilot.
Furuno weather fax 207.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 electric)

Fire extinguishers and fire blanket.
2 x 6 man liferafts, need servicing.

Broker's Comments

Berthon Boats have been building quality yachts since 1877 and are associated with reputable builds of all class of boat.

This boat is no exception and despite its age, has been maintained to a very high standard. The hull design gives this boat excellent stability at sea, with flared bow and Naiad stabilisers. Boat handling and use has been enhanced further with a bow thruster, remote controlled electric windlass and powered winches. The spacious decks also give plenty of space for working while sailing, relaxation and entertainment.

Below decks, this boat has a modern, yet classic feel, with thoughtful design, spacious layout with plenty of stowage and space for guests. With separate owner's quarters to aft, comprising a double berth, saloon area and en-suite heads. There is a full sized galley, with all utilities required for extensive cruising or as a live aboard. The saloon area is spacious and light, with plenty of windows and ample headroom throughout. Forward is the guest area with two separate cabins, one double and one with two, full size single bunks. There are also two heads with showers.

With a recent survey and comprehensive maintenance records, this yacht is a comprehensive package, with much to offer and essential viewing for anybody looking for a boat like it.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Berthon 55 TSDY has been personally photographed and viewed by Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

3 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle.

Where have you sailed her?

UK East and South Coast

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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