For Sale by


The Shipyard
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1590 679811

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1989 Bushe and Lipsett Maxi


Unknown,Trinidad and Tobago

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  • Boat Summary
  • Full Details


Built for the 1989 Whitbread as NCB Ireland and well looked after and refitted ever since.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Composite 
Beam 19 ft 6 inDraft Board/Drive Up 14 ft 8 in 
Engine Make YanmarEngine Model 4 TL 
Length Overall 82 ftNumber of Engines 1 
For Sale by


The Shipyard
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1590 679811


Total Power: 110

Additional Information

Built for the 1989-90 Whitbread a round the world race and designed by Ron Holland and competed as N.C.B Ireland.  Since then she has been well looked after and has been through four major refits. She was purchased in 2006 along with MARTELLA, as a match racing yacht for a hotel chain. She is currently laid up ashore in Trinidad alongside MARTELLA.

Her hull has been fully refilled and faired including her decks, top sides, and below the water line and her mast has also been fully serviced and repainted.  Everything has been carried out to the highest quality in Awl grip by Greg Peck of Rocket Yachts.  The yacht has also been fitted out with a self contained shower and toilet, plus air con for the main saloon, her galley has also been refitted with new freezer and fridge and hot plates that work off the new panda 220 gen set.  The electrics have also been fully serviced and up graded with new equipment by Diverse Yachts.  Her propulsion system has also been given the same treatment, the gears in the sail drive unit have been replaced with all new bearings and a lower shaft.  A new prop has been fitted from Gori; one of the new three bladed feathering units which in turn gives the yacht motoring speed of 8.5 knots.

Designer Ron Holland

Length 25.m

Beam 6.m

Draft 3.m, with board down 4.5m

Mast 36m off the water, fractional rigged sloop, luff 30m, boom 10.50m sail area main 167.45 m2, genoa 174.59m2, spin 331.62m2

There is a full winch package driven by three grinders plus two electric halyard winches all by Lewmar (all in perfect working order and serviced every three months plus full servicing spares.  All the deck gear is by Harken with a new black magic main sheet system and runner blocks (all fully serviced every three months plus full service spars) all with new running rigging plus spar main halyards and main sheet, runners.  Two spin poles and jockey pole all carbon.

Below Decks

New shower cubical plus separate toilet
New air con unit 25b t u
New battery charger, Panda gen set 6. K. V .a 220v
Water maker 60l per hour Seafresh unit
Main engine is a Yanmar 4 TL 110 h p turbo unit 330 hrs (new injectors) hydraulic drive to the sail drive unit with variable drive hydro gearbox custom made
25 l hot water heater unit and new fresh water system and piping, new galley contains fridge and freezer plus hotplates and sink

Navigational Instruments

Two GPS Philips Mk 2and Mk 10
Furuno radar unit 25 miles none colour
Skanti SSB 200 w B&G 720 with full race computer and docking unit for
Lap top with B&G tacticion program version 2.21
Electronic barometer and B&G FFD
The yacht also carries a comprehensive tool kit with lots off power tools

The boat also has a forty foot container with a full work shop with some storage for sails
Sundry spares


North mainsail

Quantum Sails mainsail

No 1 genoa quantum new this year

No1 old North

Light 1 North

JT1 North

Blast reacher North

No 3 50 hrs North

No 3 old North

No 5North

Spin .75 North

Spin 2.2 North

Spin .5 North

Asymmetric 75 Quantum new this year



p = 30.16m

E = 10.34m

Area = 175m/2

Cloth = VC36 & VC18 Radial Vectran

Cloth = q341T & q221T Radia1 Fusion Kevlar Double Taffeta


150% Genoa

I = 27.137m

J = 8.141m

Area= 169m/2

Cloth = VC28 & VC18 Radia1 Vectran

Cloth = q221T & q181T radial fusion Kevlar Double Taffeta


No 3 Genoa


J = 8.141m

Area = 126m/2

Cloth = VC36 & VC18 Radial Vectran

Cloth = q341T & q221T radial fusion Kevlar Double Taffeta


Asymmetric Spinnaker I = 27.137m J=8.141m

Area = 338m/2

Cloth = 1.5oz


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.