Aphrodite 51 £195,000 (TAX Paid)

A wonderfully appointed blue water cruising yacht offering superb accommodation combined with robust and capable blue water sailing characteristics.
INDABA is a beautifully crafted and extremely well equipped sailing yacht with long distance ambitions.

  • Boat Make / Model: Aphrodite 51
  • Boat Name: INDABA
  • Boat Length: 53.15 ft
  • Year: 1991
  • Located: Lymington
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Water Tanks: 1
  • Capacity: 1000 liter
  • Fuel Tanks: 1
  • Capacity: 600 liter
  • Holding Tanks: 2
  • Capacity: 60 liter
  • Engine #01: Volvo Penta MD31
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Propller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Power: 65 horsepower
  • Engine #11: Volvo Penta MD31
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Propller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering


Built to Lloyds Shipping Construction Standards in 1991: Construction Certificate #: GOT 951382.

RCD status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recommended Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998

Keel & Rudder:

Lead keel approx 7,000kg
Skeg/counter-balanced hung rudder - GRP rudder on stainless steel stock
Solid GRP stern tubes with sealed cutlass bearings.


Mechanical Systems

Engine & Gearboxes
2x Volvo Penta MD31 65hp (130hp total)
2x Standard Volvo Gear boxes - reduction gears/oil sump

Propulsion and Steering
Wheel steering on pedestal with cable and quadrant
Twin stainless shafts with 3 blade feathering max props

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:
24v system, plus Victron 12v step down transformer
220v ring main

Battery Banks;
4x 220ah AGM cells to 24v system
2x Engine start Gel batteries (12v) 
1x Generator start (12v)

Battery chargers:
Victron Skylla TG24v/80 amp charger
Xantrex 15 amp charger to GenSet battery
Xantrex 25 amp reserve charger
Spare portable 12v/20 amp charger

60 amp port engine alternator
45 amp starboard engine alternator

Westerbeke 5kw Generator

Shore power:
220v ring main - 10x outlets in accomodation, 1x outlet in cockpit. Multiple adaptors

Other electrical:
Xantrex 1800 3kw inverter
2x WC's with electrical macerator pumps and sea-water flush

Plumbing systems

Fresh water & Water heating system:
Pressurised water system
40 gallons hot water tank

Seafresh/Cathelco watermaker - 100litre/hr; 220v ring main / off Generator

Bilge Pumps:
3x Bilge Pumps
1x Large Rule electric portable emergency bilge pump - 5000 gal/hr
1x Cockpit manual whale bilge pump

Navigation Equipment

Garmin 4010 plotter at helm station with AIS
Simrad Plotter at Chart table
Simrad/Robertson autopilot, interfaced with chart plotter
4x Simrad instruments - multi function IS 15 models
Simrad AIS 150
Icom VHF 601
Icom SSB 802
Navtex 6 weather station
Pactor modem for SSB
Iridium dock station, plus mobile antenna enhancing

Domestic equipment

Indesit Tumble Drier 
Aquastar Washing machine
LGM microwave
Miele 6 Dishwasher, 9lt eco wash
Isotherm Fridge
Isotherm Freezer
Portable Icemaker, 220v
Plastimo 3000 3-burner gas stove with grill and oven
Nespresso barista style coffee machine

2x WCs with Jabasco Electric macerators and seawater flush
2x Showers, master cabin with en-suite
Aft deck shower with hot/cold mixer
Cockpit shower in locker with hot/cold mixer

Heating & Ventilation:
Eberspacher diesel heating, 6 outlets - plus fresh air blower system
10 x 24v air fans in cabins and saloon.

Full cockpit lighting
3x Deck lights
2x Flood lights
Stern lights
Deck head and reading lights throughout
2x Navigation lights system plus emergency set
Reading lights and saloon ambience lighting in stainless coatings
LED floor night lights



Summary of Accommodation:
Finished throughout in Satin varnish - solid mahogany trim and mahogany veneers
Alcantara upholstery throughout
7 berths in 4 cabin - pilot berths in washrooms; private forward guest area (2 cabins), master aft / ensuite.
Large spacious galley, plus saloon
Full hanging cupboard in all 3 cabins
Traditional lead glass drinks cabinet with fitted racks.

Description of layout from forwards:
Bow- central double berth and vanity seat to starboard, with stowage under bunk and lockers above. Large hanging cupboard.
Twin cabin to port with vanity table and large hanging cupboard.
Forward heads and shower starboard. Bulkhead door to saloon for guest privacy.
U shaped saloon, large dining table and seating to port.
2x swivel chairs which turn to cocktail/sofa area.
Settee to starboard / deep lockers for stowage under all benches. Bookshelves and cupboards above.
Forward facing Nav station to starboard - ample chart stowage above and pilot book library areas.
Aft of navstation a twin cabin converted to work bench and domestic equipment area. Can also be used as pilot berth.
Linear galley to port with all amenities. Large stainless sink and ample work tops with deep fiddles.
Aft cabin centre line double berth ample stowage under settee, cupboards.
Vanity dressing table and drawers / office station to starboard with HP cannon printer and computer station
En-suite heads to starboard with separate shower cubicle.


Rig & Equipment

Selden 3-spreader aluminium rig - keel stepped.
Cutter rig - Genoa and Staysail both on furlers.
Hydraulic vang - cockpit adjusted 
Twin hydraulic backstays - also cockpit adjusted
Spinnaker pole on mast
Extra adjustable and removable forestay
4x Lewmar winches on mast for halyards and reefing
Genoa Furler - Selden Furlex Hydraulic
Staysail - Selden Furlex Manual

2x Lewmar 65 Hydraulic primary winches for genoa and spinnaker
2x Lewmar 55 Manual secondary winches for mainsheet and staysail
2x Lewmar 25 aft winches for running check stays.
Lewmar single, plus double handed winches.

North fully battened mainsail / slab reefing  x3
North Genoa
North Staysail
Working jib
Storm sail, plus storm drogue
2x spare headsails.

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment

Lewmar Commander hydraulic pack - fore and aft anchor windlasses
120m BB stamped  (extra strength) chain
CQR main anchor 75kg, stern Bruce Anchor 35kg, Danforth 50kg spare anchor plus chain and rodes
Salt water anchor power wash at bow
2x Simpson Manual Davits - canvas security stops for dinghy
Outboard davit, plus block and tackle lift
Fender, plus lines
4x chain spliced mooring lines for anti-chafe on cleats

Cover, Canvas & Cushions

Full canvas covers, several attachments / panels for tropical living conditions
Bimini and Sprayhood with zipped panels / opening (clear view) front
Sprayhood and cockpit cover serviced Feb 2022 and new clear panels added
North Sails fitted stack pack with lazy jacks on main
Hatch covers
Winch covers
Fitted waterproof cockpit cushions - all in Sunbrella sand

Safety Equipment

PLEASE NOTE: All safety equipment included in this sale is serviced annually but the vendor can not offer any guarantees. It is a new owner's responsibility to ensure that the equipment is specified and serviced in accordance with their intended use of the vessel.

Full blue water/ Ocean safety gear including 3 manual MOB devices
2x Horseshoes with hi-ocean lights and drogues
Danbbuoy plus ACR Firefly strobe
Viking Forties, Ocean 6 man liferaft
6x Fire extinguishers, foam + CO2
Auto fire extinguishing system installed in engine room.

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