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Bushe and Lipsett 25M Maxi


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Berthon International

The Shipyard
Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 3YL
United Kingdom

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Make Bushe and Lipsett
Model 25M Maxi
Year 1989
Condition Used
Price US$75,000
Fractional Shares 1
Type Sail
Class Racer
Length 82 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Composite
Location Trinidad and Tobago
LOA 82 ft
Min. Draft 9 ft 10 in
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 4 TL
Fuel Type Diesel
Power 110 hp
Designer Ron Holland
Builder Bushe and Lipsett


Built for the 1989 Whitbread as NCB Ireland. Stored ashore and in need of a small refit to make the most out of her.

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Broker's Comments

ATHINA was purchased alongside MARTELLA for corporate work, by a hotel business. This has now finished and the yacht is laid up ashore in Trinidad. She is ripe for a refit, and routine servicing. Once this has been done, she will give many more years of service!


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Built for the 1989-90 Whitbread around 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. 


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Yanmar 4 TL 110 h p turbo unit 330 hrs hydraulic drive to the sail drive unit with variable drive hydro gearbox custom made.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • The gears in the sail drive unit were replaced in 2006, with all new bearings and a lower shaft. 
  • A new prop was fitted from Gori in 2006; one of the new three bladed feathering units which in turn gives the yacht motoring speed of 8.5 knots.

Electrical Systems

Battery Chargers:

  • Battery charger (2006).



  • Panda gen set 6. K. V .a 220v.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • 25 l hot water heater unit and new fresh water system and piping.



  • Water maker 60l per hour Seafresh unit.

Navigation Equipment

  • The electronics have also been fully serviced and up graded with new equipment by Diverse Yachts in 2006.
  • 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.
  • Lap top with B&G tactician program version 2.21.
  • Electronic barometer and B&G FFD.
  • The yacht also carries a comprehensive tool kit with lots of power tools.
  • The boat also has a forty foot container with a full work shop with some storage for sails.
  • Sundry spares.

Domestic Equipment


  • Freezer and fridge (2006).
  • Hot plates.



  • The yacht was fitted out with a self-contained shower and toilet; New shower cubical plus separate toilet.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • The yacht has also been fitted out with air con for the main saloon; New air con unit 25b t u.

Deck Equipment


  • 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.
  • 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). Last serviced in 2006.
  • Running rigging plus spar main halyards and main sheet, runners. 
  • Two spin poles and jockey pole all carbon.



  • There is a full winch package driven by three grinders plus two electric halyard winches all by Lewmar, plus full servicing spares. 



  • North mainsail.
  • Quantum Sails mainsail.
  • No 1 genoa quantum.
  • No1 old North.
  • Light 1 North.
  • JT1 North.
  • Blast reacher North.
  • No 3 50 hrs North.
  • No 3 old North.
  • No 5 North.
  • Spin .75 North.
  • Spin 2.2 North.
  • Spin .5 North.
  • Asymmetric 75 Quantum.
  • Mainsai1:
  1. p = 30.16m.
  2. E = 10.34m.
  3. Area = 175m/2.
  4. Cloth = VC36 & VC18 Radial Vectran.
  5. Cloth = q341T & q221T Radia1 Fusion Kevlar Double Taffeta.
  • 150% Genoa:
  1. I = 27.137m.
  2. J = 8.141m.
  3. Area= 169m/2.
  4. Cloth = VC28 & VC18 Radia1 Vectran.
  5. Cloth = q221T & q181T radial fusion Kevlar Double Taffeta.
  • No 3 Genoa:
  1. I=27.137m.
  2. J = 8.141m.
  3. Area = 126m/2.
  4. Cloth = VC36 & VC18 Radial Vectran.
  5. Cloth = q341T & q221T radial fusion Kevlar Double Taffeta.
  • Asymmetric Spinnaker:
  1. I = 27.137m J=8.141m.
  2. Area = 338m/2.
  3. 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.

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