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Tyler Boat Co. Van de Stadt 8 mtr Offshore Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Tyler Boat Co.
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Year: 1970
  • LOA: 26'3" (8.00m)
  • Beam: 8' 0'' (2.44m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Draft:
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 1433
  • Cabins: 2
  • Aircon: No
  • Heating: No
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 70 Litres
  • Engine Make: Kubota
  • Horsepower: 10hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 33 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 4.5
  • Top Speed: 6
  • Engine Hours Port: 49

Broker Remarks

Enigma is a yacht from the well known mark of Van de Stadt built by Tyler Boats Co. with good sea keeping qualities and rebust construction.This is an unusual vessel having the hull , deck, superstructure and engine been built in the 1970s but only having been commisioned in 2008. The present owner has completed the fitting out and refurbishment of the boat over a three year period with the majority of equipment purchased between 2007 and 2009.


The accommodation offers five berths in two cabins. Forecabin with vee berth, which can accommodate an adult and child.  The saloon has two blue newly upholstered benches which convert to two single bunks with an additional pilot berth located on the starboard side. The heads, with a marine toilet (new 2010), is located on the starboard side between the forecabin and saloon with additional locker space on the port side.


The galley is equipped with a gimballed 2-burner gas cooker with oven and grill (new pipework and fittings/corgi regestered), galley stainless steel sink with manually pumped new cold water supply and ample stowage. Crockery and cutlery included.

Mechanical and Rigging

The hull, decks and superstructure were constructed of GRP by Tyler Boat Co. in the 1970s. The vessel is tiller steered via a skeg hung rudder with a fin keel. Has been lifted out, antifouled and polished April 2012 ready for the new season.

Enigma is powered by a 1970s Kubota 10hp, sea water cooled, diesel engine, which was first run after a full refurbishment in 2008 and has a mere 49 hours on the clock. It achieves a comfortable 4.5 knot cruising speed with 5-6 knots available top speed.

Rigging and Sails:
Masthead rigged, slab reefing main with cover and roller reefing genoa using a plastimo 6085 furler. She is fitted with stailess steel standing rigging, stanchions and handrails and is equipped with anodised aluminimum spars. All sails, rigging and deck gear were fitted over a two year period between 2007 and 2008.

12V electrical system with two batteries fitted (2007).
240V Waeco IU152A battery charger. (2009)
Shower power via galvanic isolator and 30mA RCD (2006).

33 litre HDPE diesel tank (new)
70 litre HDPE Fiamma fresh water tank (new)


Navigation Aids:
Plastimo Compass (2007)
Navman Depth/Wind/Log (2007)

Ground Tackle:
10Kg bruce type anchor with 25 metres of chain and 50 metres of warp.

General Inventory:
Navman 7100 DSC VHF (2007)
Navigation lights
Gas Detector
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump x 2
Fire blanket
Auto fire extinguishers x 2
Horseshoe lifebuoy with light
Radio/CD player
Dodgers (2007)
Spray hood (2007)

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Disclaimer : The company 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.