For Sale by

Sea Ventures (UK) Ltd

Hamble Point Marina
Southampton,SO31 4JD
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)23 8045 4966

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1988 Talisman 49

£182,500 (Listed price: US$282,820)

Beaulieu River,United Kingdom

Talisman 49 - Rhino
Talisman 49 - Rhino stern
Talisman 49 - foredeck
Talisman 49 - transom
Talisman 49 - bow
Talisman 49 - sidedecks
Talisman 49 - cockpit
Talisman 49 - cockpit 2
Talisman 49 - internal helm
Talisman 49 - internal instruments
Talisman 49 - saloon
Talisman 49 - saloon aft
Talisman 49 - steps to aft cabin
Talisman 49 - aft berth
Talisman 49 - aft cabin
Talisman 49 - aft cabin bench
Talisman 49 - aft heads
Talisman 49 - wake
Talisman 49 - engine room
Talisman 49 - engine 1
Talisman 49 - engine 2
Talisman 49 - engine pump manifold
Talisman 49 - galley looking aft
Talisman 49 - forward cabin
Talisman 49 - forward heads
Talisman 49 - galley
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A superb Talisman 49, constructed to the highest possible standards and clearly benefiting from a consistently high level of upkeep.

 Built in 1988 in the highly regarded Halmatics Yard, Havant, Talisman owned the mould for the yacht that was consequently used for the Nelson range. The heritage is clear the moment you step on-board - the level of detail and quality of workmanship is exceptional, and documented by a photographic album of the build (available by request).

 "Rhino" received an extensive re-fit in 2002 by Fairlie Restorations, Hamble, including replacement of the teak deck, as well as a Flag blue Awlgrip hull in 2004. In 2012 the engines were completely overhauled with new water pumps, re-con turbos and re-con intercoolers. All sea-cocks have been either over-hauled or replaced, coachroof and foredeck painted, re-upholstered externally and new plotter/AIS fitted.

 The rugged nature of the build meant many Talismans and Nelsons were used for commecial work or charter - "Rhino" has always been owned privately, and the condition and quality really does need to be seen to be appreciated. She epitomises the old adage "they don't build them like they use to".




Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Engine Make 2 x IvecoEngine Model 8281 SRM07 V8 540HP 
Number of Engines 2    
For Sale by

Hamble Point Marina
Southampton,SO31 4JD
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)23 8045 4966

Yacht Information

  • Boat Name:  RHINO
  • Year:  1988
  • Builder:  Halmatic Ltd.
  • Designer:  Murray McCormack
  • Engines:  2 x Iveco 8281
  • Located:  Beaulieu


  • LOA:  51 ft 10 in / 15.8m
  • LWL:  43 ft 6 in / 13.26m
  • Beam:  15 ft 3 in / 4.67m
  • Draft:  5 ft 5 in /1.65m
  • Displ:  circa 20 tons


  • 2 x Iveco 8281 SRM07 540hp
  • V8 Turbo Diesels
  • Fresh water cooled by heat exchanger from raw water intakes to wet exhaust
  • Twin disc 2:1 reduction gearboxes
  • Fuel manifold system with 24V pump and manual pump
  • Stainless steel shafts to 3-bladed bronze propellers
  • New water pumps and gaskets 2012
  • Intercoolers refurbished, tested & painted with new gaskets 2012
  • Turbo units refurbished, tested & painted with new gaskets 2012
  • Turbo oil pipes replaced 2012
  • Oil & water pipes replaced 2012
  • Injectors removed, checked 2012
  • Rocker cover gaskets replaced 2012
  • All seacocks serviced or replaced 2012
  • Air filters refurbished, cleaned and painted, with new gaskets 2012
  • Coolant pipes replaced 2012
  • Risers re-insulated 2012
  • Morse controls and gauges at upper & lower helm positions
  • Upper & lower helm wheel hydraulic steering to stainless steel rudders, double hydraulic steering rams with tie bars
  • Engines serviced 2012 - Coolant flushed, new antifreeze added
  • Oil and filters, fuel filters, belts changed, alternators load tested
  • August 2012 engine hrs. port 1,011 stbd 980 (stbd engine believed changed at 100 hrs.
  • Max speed approx 25 knots
  • Cruising speed approx 18 - 20 knots
  • Engine access through hatches in saloon floor


  • 2 x fuel tanks total 3,329 litres
  • Aft tank flushed 2012
  • Manual fuel tank gauges at lower helm, stainless steel deck fillters for tanks
  • Fuel manifold system with 24v pump + manual pump
  • 3 x GRP water tanks total 1,010 litres
  • Stainless steel deck fillers for tank
  • 2 x plastic black water holding tanks servicing forward & aft heads, discharging overboard
  • Black & Grey water system: 2 x 24v pump outs for shower trays
  • 2 x 24v macerator pumps 2012 for discharging heads to holding tanks or overboard via diverter valves 2012


  • Water heating from 14 gal hot water tank by engine or 230v immersion heater
  • 8 x 6v gel engine start batteries in series & parallel outputting 24v 2012
  • 8 x 6v gel service batteries in series & parallel outputting 24v 2012
  • 12v gel generator battery 2012
  • 24v to 12v droppers 2012
  • Mastervolt MAS 24/75 24v 76a battery charger for service & engine batteries 2012
  • Intrac Duovolt switch mode charger for generator battery 2000
  • G&M 17kw Generator based on Volvo 2003 - serviced 2012
  • 2 x 24v engine alternators (load tested 2012)
  • 230v 2 phase 50-60Hz shore power to main charger and ring main
  • Alppine CD/radio with Ipod jack & selector switch for speakers
  • Glomex TV aerial

Deck Equipment

  • Simpson Lawrence Sealion 24v windlass, serviced 2012
  • Chain counter, deck mounted buttons
  • 50kg Bruce anchor with 110m chain
  • Fore & aft mooring cleats with twin fairleads
  • Fore & aft quarter spring cleats
  • Stainless steel fender baskets at transom with stowage for 6 x fenders
  • Stainless steel stanchions capped with varnished guardrail, boarding gates to sides & pushpit
  • Stainless steel & teak ladder from aft deck to bathing platform
  • Folding bathing platform ladder
  • Windscreen washers & wipers
  • Fire hose outlet with fire hose


  • New sprayhood for upper helm position 2012
  • Bimini for aft deck
  • New blue canvas covers for upper helm 2012
  • New grey vinyl upper helm + navigators seats 2012
  • New blue canvas covers for upper helm seats 2012
  • New screen cover 2012

Cabin Types

  • Sleeps up to 8 in 2 x cabins plus dinette
  • Aft owners cabin with large centreline double berth, stowage beneath
  • Bedside tables to port and starboard, dreesing table to port with drawers, mirror, 2 x upholstered stools
  • Saloon table drops to form large double or 2 x single settee berths with trotter boxes outboard
  • Forward locker + large locker to port, shelves + hanging rail
  • Settee to stbd with stowage, seat back rises to form additional berth
  • Forward cabin with double berth to port + single berth to stbd
  • Storage in lockers, under berths + outboard
  • Dressing table to stb + full length hanging locker

Domestic Inventory

  • Cruiseair air conditioning, 4 x dimplex fan heaters + 4 x wardrobe style heaters
  • Teak interior joinery, light blue cloth upholstery
  • Blue & white striped curtains in cabins, galley & heads
  • Light blue carpets throughout
  • White vinyl padded headlining throughout
  • L-shaped seating in saloon to stbd with open leaf table plus 2 x upholstered stools
  • Bookshelf aft to stbd, teak drinks cabinet + space to fit TV
  • Dinette to port with large dining table, chart locker below seating
  • Galley fwd of saloon with Neff 4-ring electric hob
  • Sharp convection microwave
  • Twin stainless steel sinks & drainer
  • Waeco 24v front opening fridge, Waeco 24v front opening freezer
  • Storage in lockers, drawers and cupboards
  • En-suite heads forward equipped with Jabsco quiet flush electric w.c.
  • Handbasin with hot & cold taps
  • Separate shower with curtain + Grohe mixer tap, locker, mirror, towel rails
  • Day heads compartment fwd to port with Jabsco Quiet Flush electric w.c.
  • Handbasin with hot & cold taps
  • Separate shower with curtain + Grohe mixer tap, locker, mirror, towel rails

Navigation Equipment

  • IMCO navigation lights
  • Lower helm: Simrad NSE GPS plotter with AIS 2012
  • Furuno FR-802D 12" rasterscan radar with open array scanner
  • Wagner Mk4 autopilot
  • Stowe Navsounder depth display
  • Stowe master log counter, speed/log display
  • Sestrel steering compass
  • Autohelm handheld compass
  • Icom IC-M601 VHF with DSC + Icom IC-M55 VHF
  • Upper helm position: Stowe analogue speed display
  • Stowe digital depth display,Autohelm speed/log
  • Cetrek compass
  • Icom IC-M55 VHF at companionway with external VHF speaker
  • Brass clock and barometer


  • Search light controllable from upper helm
  • Horn
  • 2 x horseshoe buoys 2012
  • Automatic + manual bilge pumps
  • Engine driven fire-pump can be sued as an emergency bilge pump
  • Automatic fire extinguishers to engine room 2008
  • 5 x manual fire extinguishers (3 x 4kg 2 x 1kg)
  • Fire eater fire alarm system
  • Emergency tiller
  • First aid kit

Owners Comments

In our ownership we have thoroughly updated Rhino from one end to the other and there is not one bit of the boat we do not know. We have recently cruised throughout the Channel Islands, France and the West Country and even though we have found her a joy to own the call of going back to a sailing boat is just too hard to ignore. I would happily talk anyone through all of the work we have done to Rhino and in our opinion she now wants for nothing. We have found her extremely comfortable and she is a joy to handle in all conditions.


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. 

It is not guaranteed that the safety gear listed on the specification comes within the manufacturer's safety guidelines i.e. expiry dates and servicing and is therefore sold as is.

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