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Aquanaut Drifter 1500 AK For Sale - £399,995

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  • Stern Side Deck Forward Deck Anchor Winch
  • Side Deck Side Deck Aft Deck Aft Deck
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  • Instruments Saloon Saloon Saloon
  • Saloon Instruments Saloon Saloon
  • Saloon Switch Panel Instruments Barometer
  • Galley Galley Galley Galley
  • Galley Galley Galley Forward Cabin
  • Forward Cabin Heads Forward Cabin Shower Laundry Laundry
  • Owners Cabin Owners Cabin Owners Cabin Owners Cabin
  • Owners Cabin Shower Owners Cabin Shower Owners Cabin Heads Owners Cabin Heads
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  • Manufacturer: Aquanaut Yachting Holland
  • Price: £399,995
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Year: 2006
  • LOA: 49'1" (14.95m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft in M: Max: 1.2 Min: 1.20
  • Keel: Displacement
  • ID no.: 14120
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Further Details

  • Cabins: 2
  • Aircon: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 800 Litres
  • Engine Make: Perkins M135
  • Horsepower: 135 x 2hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 4000 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 8
  • Top Speed: 10
  • Range: 2285nm
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Broker Remarks

This Aquanaut 1500 Drifter named New Dawn is a large Dutch built well equipped cruiser, with all the necessary equipment for long distance cruising in comfort and safety. She has been carefully, thoughtfully designed and equipped for a couple to cruise in comfort with all the necessary modern facilities and is geared for ease of short handed berthing.

This Cat 'B' vessel is designed to either cruise offshore or inland waters of Europe and has been to the French, Belgium, Dutch and German canals (no pilot required on Rhine), the Baltic, the Thames and the East Coast of the UK. She has been owned since new by the present owners who have kept her in excellent condition, which is reflected in the admiring glances from all who see her.

This Aquanaut 1500 Drifter has a spacious owners aft cabin layout with ensuite shower and ensuite toilet facilities. In addition a double forward cabin again ensuite with toilet and shower. The large double glazed comfortable saloon area gives excellent views of your surroundings and has adjacent a galley, which has all you require.

The helm and co-pilot positions has seats which will keep you comfortable in any conditions and are fully adjustable. With her excellent climate controls and, upgraded insulation this vessel is at home in both high and low temperature cruising grounds, keeping the crew comfortable in any conditions. Anyone wishing to purchase a competent cruising vessel should not miss the opportunity this boat delivers.

This Aquanaut 1500 Drifter sleeps four comfortably and has an owner's aft cabin with a V berth in the forward cabin.
Clima reverse air conditioning system is fitted supplying hot or cold air to aft cabin and saloon.
Also fitted is a Kabola boiler central heating system which supplies heating via radiators to all compartments and also an additional hot water supply.

Large carpeted saloon area with two Stressless recliners. (not included in sale)
Dining table to port.
Storage cupboards all around the saloon area giving envious capacity.
A folded desk section is fitted to the rear of the saloon when additional work surfaces are required or home office.
All windows are double glazed with frames also insulated.
Also fitted to the windows are heat reflective blinds and full wrap around lined curtains. 

Owner's Cabin
Island bed with Dunlopillo mattress and fitted with Bedflex battens.
Two full hanging wardrobes with numerous lockers on both port and starboard sides.
Storage under island bed.
Shower compartment to port with heated towel rail.
Toilet compartment to starboard with electric toilet, wash hand basin finished in Corian surfaces and heated towel rail.
Tall hanging locker in the passageway

Forward Starboard Cabin
The cabin has a large V berth fitted with sandwich foam mattresses and Bedflex battens.
Ensuite toilet, shower, wash hand basin finished in Corian surfaces and heated towel rail.

The very well equipped galley with large storage capacity is located forward of the saloon on a lower level.
Countertops are finished in beautiful Corian with dish drain.
Single stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water and additional filtered cold water tap.
Siemens 4 burner induction hob with Siemens extractor hood.
Siemens HB880570 oven, grill and microwave.
Front loaded Waeco refrigerator.
Front loaded Waeco 80 litre freezer.
Siemens ST65T350 dishwasher.
Bosch washing machine and Bosch tumble dryer. (located in a cupboard in the passageway to aft cabin)

Powered by twin PerkinsM135 135hp diesel engines with 917 hours of use at the time of listing.
Both engines fitted with hydraulic pumps.
Shaft drives to Exalto 4 bladed propellors with plastimo 40mm rope cutters.
Bow and stern 160 Kgf hydraulic thrusters.
Serviced annually by Aquanaut until 2011 and then by the owner until present.


This Aquanaut 1500 Drifter was built in 2005 by Aquanaut Yachting Holland.
Hull, deck and coach roof are constructed in steel.
Integrated bathing platform.
The interior is fitted out in cherry and carpeted in blue except for the galley which has a teak and ash sole.
Saloon windows double glazed with insulated frames and upgraded insulation package.
Escape hatches fitted in the galley and forward cabin.

12V + 24V battery packs (11 batteries - renewed 2010)
Mastervolt Whisper 12 Ultra 12kVA generator
2500W Mastervolt Inverter
230V shore power and cable.
230V battery charger 75amp management system.

Fuel 4000 litre capacity in two steel tanks.
Water 800 litre capacity in two stainless steel tanks.
Holding 400-litre capacity in two stainless steel tanks.
Calorifier tank

Water System:
Pressurised hot and cold water system.
Kabola B12 hot water and central heating system
Calorifier supplying hot water either from engine or immersion.

Navigation Aids:
Raymarine C120 chart plotter/radar
Raymarine ST60 Log/Speed/Wind/Depth/Compass,
Raymarine ST7001 autohelm with S100 remote control
Nasa AIS radar receiver

Ground Tackle:
Anchor and chain
Vetus hydraulic windlass

Safety Equipment:
Simrad RS82 VHF DSC radio
Clipper Navtex
Radiotelex Weatherman
Smoke and CO2 detectors x 2
Seago danbuoy
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump x 2
Fire blanket
Fire extinguisher x 6
Automatic engine fire extinguisher system
Radar reflector
Deck lights and step lights

General Inventory:
CAB and hydraulically damped fully adjustable helm and co-pilot seating
Texalarm burglar alarm
Enclosed cockpit cover
Sprayhood and bimini
Tonneau cover
Mosquito screens for all hatches and portholes.
Med screens
Navigation lights
Crane with the capacity to lift a motor scooter/motorbike
Boarding ladder
Fenders and warps
Satellite dish and box
Flat screen TV

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Disclaimer : Quay Marinas Ltd. t/a Network Yacht Brokers Newcastle offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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