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Callisto 385 Boat for Sale

  • Price: £79,500
  • Location: Hythe
  • Year: 1990
  • LOA: 39'1" (11.90m)
  • Beam: 12' 8'' (3.86m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 2
  • ID no.: 04497
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heating: Eberspacher
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 909 Litres
  • Engine Make: Thornycroft 150
  • Horsepower: 60hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 546 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 7 knots

Broker Remarks

The Callisto 385  was designed by Bill Dixon and built to the highest standards. She is a very capable long-distance cruiser both safe and sturdy as well as providing a very comfortable living space for the longest of cruises.
She has been well looked after and updated by her current owners. Her standing rigging was replaced in 2018, her engine has been bench reconditioned and regularly serviced. The teak decks are of the highest quality and were refurbished in 2016.

The Callisto 385 is a genuine go-anywhere cruising yacht and she is ready for her next adventure.

She is available to be viewed 7 days a week in Hythe. Please call Howard Ross on 07590 847548 to arrange a viewing.

Owners comments

We bought Harbinger from the original owners in 2001, and after sailing around the Solent and along the South Coast as far as The Scilly Isles and across the Channel to France / Brittany for a few years, we set off for the Mediterranean in 2005.
Having reached the Algarve, in Portugal, and over-wintered there, we made our way down to Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean, where we went as far south as Sicily and Malta, before heading east to Greece and then as far as Antalya, in Turkey.
We came home via the Adriatic, spending 10 days in Albania before reaching Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy - a highlight being sailing into Venice. Harbinger was then transported overland from Slovenia to Belgium, from where we sailed her home in 2015.  In 2018 we sailed to Holland and explored some of the inland waterways. We have had some great adventures, but are now 20 years older than when we first bought her, and it is time we let someone else have the pleasure of owning and sailing her.


This Callisto 385 sleeps 6 in comfort. The forward cabin has twin berths with two hanging lockers. The forward heads is large with a shower.The aft cabin has a double berth, dressing table and bench seat. The ensuite heads has a sink and full-sized shower. There are two single settee berths in the saloon.
The interior joinery is of English ash and American cherry which gives a warm quality feel to her living space,it is all in very good condition. There is ample storage space for long-term living aboard.

The large well laid-out galley has a twin stainless steel sink , oven,grill with two burners, refrigerator with ice box and a large dry storage locker.

Her upholstery is new from 2021 and is in as new condition.

Mechanical and Rigging

Thornycroft 150  60hp. Fully reconditioned in 2006 and regularly serviced.
Three bladed prop
Newage RPM Delta gear box
Volvo penta controls
Stripper rope cutter
Stainless steel fuel tank 546 L
Holding tank with whale pump and deck pump out point
1 x 12v engine battery
2 x 12v  domestic batteries
Shore power
Intelligent battery charger
Battery monitor
Hot and cold pressurized water 
Double spreader mast New in 2018
New Rotostay furler 2018
New 2018 heavy-duty stainless steel rigging
Main and staysail booms
New 2018 main sail by Sanders fully batterned
Lazy jacks
New hanked on staysail by Sanders in 2018
Furling Yankee 2010
Cruising chute with snuffer
2 x Andersen 46 self-tailing 2 speed yankee and cruising chute winches
2 x Andersen 28 self tailing 2 speed staysail and yankee furling winches
3 x Andersen 28 self-tailing 2 speed halyard winches at mast
1 x 16 reef pennant single speed winch on mast.
Guard wires replaced in 2016


Autohelm ST 7000
Raytheon Radar
Standard Horizon Chart plotter
AIS system
VHF with DSC
Lofrans windlass
CQR anchor 60m chain
Kedge anchor
Sea anchor
Steering compass
Oven grill with two burners
2 Solar panels
Boarding ladder
6 man life raft (OOD)
Simpson Lawrence Davits
Boarding ladder
Spare perspex washboards
Radar reflector
Navigation lights
Steaming ,deck,and anchor lights
Two fold- down seats on pushpit
Folding Sprayhood
Cockpit cushions
Fenders and warps

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Disclaimer : Breeze Sports Ltd t/a Network Yacht Brokers Lymington 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.