71' Royal Huisman 1985



71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985 71' Royal Huisman  1985

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Built for an extremely experienced Owner, this schooner was delivered by Royal Huisman in 1985 as Hetairos, with naval architecture by Henry Scheel. Her interior is the work of Pieter Beeldsnijder.THULA is a superb yacht in an excellent, ready-to-go-anywhere condition.

Stuart Yacht Sales would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 71' Royal Huisman 1985. This yacht for sale is located in Flensburg Germany and priced at $890,000. For a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!



Royal Huisman


Cruise Speed:

8 Knots

Max Speed:

Not Listed

Range NMI:

Not Listed


5' 0"

Engine Details:


Engine 1:

135 HP

Engine 2:

Engine Fuel:


Fuel Capacity:

650 Gallons

Water Capacity:

560 Gallons


DIMENSIONSLength overall: 21.90m / 72’Beam: 5.00 m / 16’5”Draft: 2.90m / 8’Gross tonnage: 38 tonsCONSTRUCTIONHull: AluminiumKeel: Scheel keel, skeg rudderSuperstructure: AluminiumDecks: Teak overlayNaval Architect Henry ScheelExternal Designer Henry ScheelInternal Designer Pieter BeeldsnijderPERFORMANCEMaximum speed: 9 – 11 knots under sailsCruising speed: 8 knots under powerConsumption (approx): 11 lph @ 7 knots approx.Range: 850 nm @ 7 knotsRIGGINGRig measurements: Bridge clearance: 27.1m / 89 ftMasts: Ketch rig, Aluminium masts Rondal in-mast furling main and mizzen,Hydraulic system1 x 19 stainless steel 316 wire standing rigging to turn-buckle tensioners.Navtec-40 backstay and headstayNavtec-30 staysail stayTwin mast mounted running polesHeadsail furler: Rondal Hydraulic Rigging hydraulics: Navtec backstay adjusterNavtec boomvangBowsprit: Navtec-60 bobstaySpreaders: RondalBoom/s: RondalReefing system: YesSAILSSails by: Various manufacturersMainsail: Halsay Litgard (NZ) 86m2 / 926 ft2 Mizzen: North 31m2 / 333 ft2Genoa: North 133m2 / 1,432 ft2Staysail: North 36m2 / 388 ft2Asymmetrical Spinnaker: German manufacturer 266m2 / 2,863 ft2Mizzen Staysail: German manufacturer 80m2 / 861 ft2Winches: 2 x Lewmar 65 ST hydraulic primaries1 x main sheet MSM Powerwinch Rewind, 24V2 x Lewmar 65 ST2S secondaries1 x Lewmar 46 ST2S8 x Lewmar 55 ST2S4 x Lewmar 40 ST2SKEELType: Scheel / led keelMACHINERYEngine: Perkins 135hp / 99kW diesel engineEngine hours: 5,380 hrs / Sept. 2016Generator: Fischer Panda 10 kWGenerator hours: 1,320 hrs / Sept. 2016STEERING & PROPULSIONSteering: Cable steering with quadrantPropeller: 3-blade, variable pitchPropeller shaft: Hundestadt VP3 FR Mk IIGearbox: PerkingsAUXILIARY EQUIPMENTBow thruster: Max Power retractable R315 25hp(completely rebuilt in August 2016)Water maker: HSM 120l p/hFuel separator: RacorAir-conditioning: NoToilet system: Jabsco manual and 1 electric toilet in dayheadBoilers: 1 x water boiler with 100lTANKAGE (approximate)Fuel: 2 x 650 l tanksFuel Daytank: 1 x 110 l tankFresh water: 1,120 l in two tanksGrey water: 2 x 350 l tanksBlack water: 1 x 50 l tankELECTRICAL SYSTEMVoltage: 24 and 220 volt systemsFrequency: 50 HzShore power: Victron Syklla TG 24/80Inverter: Mastervolt Mass Sine 5000 / 24 volt,WBatteries: Domestic: 885 ah, 24 volt AGM (Gel)Starting: 2 x 12 volt lead (Acid)Hydraulic Powerpack: Reckmann, needed for the furlers such as(Genoa, Staysail, main and mizzen) and for the 2 primary winchesNAVIGATION EQUIPMENTMagnetic compass: DanforthElectronic compass: B&G Halcyon 200Depth sounder: B&G Hydra 3000Autopilot: Simrad AC 42 w/Octopus CRB ramRadars: Furuno - NavnetElectronic chart system: Furuno - NavnetGPS: GarminInstrumentation system(wind speed & direction): B&G Hydra 3000COMMUNICATION AND SATELLITE EQUIPMENTSatcom: Thrane & Thrane Sailor Fleet 250 broadbandVHF: 1 VHF in cockpit from IcomVHF hand held radio: 2 handheld from IcomPrinter / fax: HPENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENTTV/ DVD: Very basic system (small TV and DVD player)Satellite: noMusic system: yesDOMESTIC APPLIANCES, EQUIPMENT AND LAUNDRY Refrigerator / Freezer: 3 x unitsOven: YesStove: YesWashing / Dryer : MieleACCOMMODATION 6-7 guests in 3 staterooms and 1 crew in 1 pilot berthInterior Living AreasNAV-STATION and PILOTHOUSE are connected to the cockpit via a wide companionway; two oversize opening ports connect the two areas. The pilothouse has a large settee stbd (which extends beneath the cockpit and creates an excellent sea berth), a large nav/desk and primary electrical panel forward.The full width MAIN SALOON is one step down from the Galley and features a large U-shaped dining area. Aft to port an office area, to stbd a curtained pilot berth. The area is open and light, and has a butterfly skylight above.GALLEY with Techimo gimbaled propane 3 burner stove and oven, deep ss sinks, refrigeration with dual 1.5 HP / 1.1 kW compressors, Carel controller and holdover plates for refrigerator and freezer.Two STATEROOMS port and stbd are in the short passageway. Each have double berths, stowage and opening skylights. To port the large head with separate shower, all facilities, basin, vanity and an electric toilet.The OWNER’S STATEROOM is forward and features a large double berth to stbd, and a single berth port. It has ample stowage in lockers and cabinets. Forward is the adjoining head and shower.In the FO’C’SLE sail and stowage, washer/dryer and work area.DECK ARRANGEMENTTHULA’s cockpit is fully aft and well protected by a full width dodger. The wheel and controls are slightly raised with a full-width helm seat behind. There is a large L shaped seat stbd, and a comfortable seat to port with easy access to all winch and sail handling controls. On the centreline, a large drop leaf varnished teak table allows comfortable dining for six.The raised coach-roof with four opening cabin skylights houses the full-width main sheet traveller, along with the custom Aquapro 11.5 ft inflatable/aluminium tender andtwo liferafts, all covered with tan Sunbrella fabric.Further forward, the Main Saloon’s butterfly skylight and deck mounted halyard winches and fairleads. Forward of the mast, the Owner’s Stateroom’s butterfly skylight. The foredeck is uncluttered, has good access to the electric windlass and anchor handling gear, both hydraulically furled headsails and the bowsprit.DECK EQUIPMENTAnchors & chain: CQR 105 lbs, 90 metres 3/8” chainDanforth with 80 metres 24mm yacht braided ropeAnchor Windlass: Lofrans Albatross Vertical CapstanPassarelle: 1 x manual folding carbon passarelle1 x Boarding ladder: Stainless/teak Side boarding ladder (for bathing and dinghy docking)Bimini top: 3 x awningsDeck cushions: Complete cockpitDocking: Comprehensive fenders/lines/fender boardCanvas: DodgerTender and outboard engine coversLiferaft coversCockpit awningTENDER AND TOYSTender: 3.5m / 11.5ft Aquapro Custom RIB(aluminium, 2000) Yamaha 25hp/18kW engine lifting canvas cover, lift and stern mountToys: Fishing gearDive equipment: NoSAFETY & SECURITYEPIRB: YesLife rafts: 1 x Zodiac Open Sea, 8-person, manufactured 10/141 x RDF Seasave Plus, 8-person, manufactured 9/00Life jackets: 8 x adultsFire–fighting equipment: FM 200 flooding system for engine space and lazaretteManual extinguishers per regulationsBilge & fire pumps: YesSearchlight: YesShips safes: 1 x under the master bunkOther: MEDAIR, maritime offshore med kitCOMMENTSTHULA was launched 1985. She had been built at Royal Huisman Shipyard as HETAIROS for an extremely experienced owner who assigned the exterior designs to Henry Scheel (1911-1993) and the interior to Pieter Beeldsnijder (1938- 2016), both prominent architects of the yachting industry.Today, more than 30 years on, THULA, has matured into one of the world’s great classic sailing yachts. In her swirling wake, she might have left many tens of thousands miles behind her, but every mile added to her reliability.Her current owner seeks a caring successor for this superb yacht, which is one of the sailing world’s great masterpieces. THULA is in an excellent condition and ready-to-go.THULA, once SASSAFRAS and originally HETAIROS, has given its three owners, their families and friends wonderful experiences with oceans of joy and pleasure. Her first owner cruised her in North Europe, the Med, the Caribbean (1985-1993) and down the eastern South American Coast, into the River Amazon, as far as navigational.Her second owners, residents of New Zealand, sailed her as SASSAFRAS in Australian waters, and through the islands of the Pacific Ocean (1994-2005).Her third and current owner brought the yacht back to Europe to cruise in the Baltic, North Sea, Med, Caribbean and as well in the eastern part of USA.TWO OF THE WORLD’S MOST GIFTED NAVAL ARCHITECTS COLLABORATED IN THE CREATION OF THULA.HENRY SCHEEL gave this yacht its timeless lines with a wonderful sheer. In the late 1960s he turned his inspirational talents to yachts, designed water-craft for Disney World, and in 1971 set up his own design office, Scheel Yachts Inc. In this period he patented a keel featuring a shallow draft without a centreboard. It had the lowest possible ballast positioning providing maximum stability under large sail areas, which result in high boat speeds. Over 2,500 boats, including THULA / HETAIROS have been fitted with this innovative, draft and drag reducing keel. Furthermore, Henry Scheel has another 250 boat designs to his credit. PIETER BEELDSNIJDER was the perfectionist interior designer operating out of Edam, a picturesque village in The Netherlands. He is known in the superyacht world primarily for his breathtaking, wood-lavished interiors. He eschewed clutter and strove to create “unfussy” interiors. Whether a sailing or motor yacht, all his interiors had a common denominator: classic, simple elegance.Pieter Beeldsnijder gladly cooperated with prominent Dutch yacht builders, and created more than 20 designs for Royal Huisman Shipyard. THULA’s interior pedigree fits well with those of JULIET, HANUMAN, ETHEREAL, ATHENA, HYPERION, GLISS etc., many of which are International Superyacht Society design awardees. In the course of his 55-year career, Pieter Beeldsnijder worked on more than 2,500 vessels.THE ROYAL HUISMAN SHIPYARD is a fifth generation company founded in 1884. In the mid-60s, as the fiberglass boat industry took off with mass production, Wolter Huisman, the fourth heir, decided to build bespoke yachts in aluminium, in Vollenhove in the heart of Holland.Since then, a Huisman yacht has become the synonym for finest custom engineering and craftsmanship. The line of exceptional names is long and includes the Whitbread Round the World Race record breakers FLYER I and II, JULIET, a 143 foot benchmark setting yacht, ENDEAVOUR, a stunning J-Class yacht – and the first “new build” of this type. The mid-eighties saw the launchings of Henry Scheel’s HETAIROS and FOFTEIN, and the in the early nineties ATHENA and BORKUM RIFF, schooners of 90 and 50 meters, set their sails.In 1975 Rondal was founded as a separate company inventing and manufacturing the special deck hardware, masts and spars needed on super-sized sailing yachts, as for example on HETAIROS / THULA. On the yard’s centenary anniversary in 1984, the yard was bestowed the prefix “Royal”, in recognition of 100 years of quality and excellence. A culture of perfectionism applies to the yard’s leading-edge technologiesas it does to traditional craft skills. And THULA is a prime example of this unswerving philosophy.

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Ocean Independence. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel. The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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