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"Helena C", Formerly Malcolm Miller, 3-MastedTopsailSchooner

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Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  148ft 2ins 45m
Length on Deck  134ft 6ins 41m
Waterline Length 100ft  30.5m
Beam  27ft 3ins 8.3m
Draft  14ft 9ins 4.5m
Sail Area 7110sq ft 660sq m
Displacement  300 tons
Registration Cayman Islands - fully compliant with requirements for commercial vessels.

Built by John Lewis & Son of Aberdeen, Scotland to a design of Camper & Nicholson's and launched in 1968. Fully rebuilt in England and redelivered in 2004.

Welded steel hull on riveted frames. Welded steel superstructure. Steel plate deck with teak laid over.

Fore and aft masthead schooner with a full coarse on the fore main. Fine hull design and long keel for good speed and windward performance.

SPEED: Maximum 9 knots under power
Cruising 8 knots under power 
RANGE: Approximately 3500 nautical miles under power 

Rig and Sails

All new sails (cream) by Sanders Sails, UK.
6890 sq ft fore and aft, 2065 sq ft square sails
Fore main full hoist Bermudan
Main full hoist Bermudan
Mizzen full hoist Bermudan
All mains with stack packs and lazy jacks
Flying jib on roller 
Jib on roller
Inner jib on roller
Staysail on lazy boom with sail cover
Main coarse on tracks to draw to mast 
Upper coarse on track
Raffee set from deck

Deck Equipment

Stainless steel hydraulic boat derricks
Thomas Reid & Sons hydraulic anchor windlass
2 x anchors
Electric aft deck capstan
28 x Harken hydraulic self-tailing winches
New blocks and running tackle

Galley and Laundry Equipment (All new in recent rebuild)

Falcon range with extractor 
2 x Falcon microwave ovens
Falcon deep fryer 
Falcon steam oven
Food processors 
Stainless steel surfaces & sinks
Trash compactor
2 x Miele washing machines
2 x Miele dryers
Roller iron
Steam ironing unit

Engines and Machinery

2 x Perkins Sabre M185C/14 185hp (fully rebuilt)
GEARBOXES: Slack & Parr
STEERING: Hydraulic
BOWTHRUSTER: 75hp hydraulic 

Generators & Electricity

2 x Perkins Sabre 120kw and 60kw
ELECTRICITY: 240vAC 50Hz, 24vDC 
SHORE POWER: 415/240v
BATTERIES: 800-amp hrs sealed cells

Other machinery

AIR CONDITIONING: Cruise Air chiller with fancoils throughout 
WATERMAKER: Seafresh H2106
WC SYSTEM: Transvac vacuum 


Fuel - 13.5tons
Water - 8 tons
Grey water - 2 tons
Black water - 0.95 tons

Electrics / Electronics

Communications equipment all new in recent rebuild

Thrane & Thrane Fleet 77 satcom
Eurocom EC1 Iridium satcom
Thrane & Thrane Inmarsat C
Sailor RT 4822 VHF DSC/GMDSS
2 x ICOM IC-M21 handheld VHF
Furuno FM 2712 VHF DSC
Simrad AX50 GMDSS handheld VHF
Eurowave PMR446 handheld VHF
Tellular dual band GSM telephone
Panasonic KX-TD816 telephone system
Intercom system

Navigation Equipment all new in recent rebuild

2 x Furuno radars with ARPA 
Furuno FAP-50 NavPilot autopilot
2 x Furuno GP-32 GPS with plotters
Furuno Fax-30 weatherfax
B & G Hydra 2000 sailing instruments with repeaters
Furuno ETR6/10N colour depthsounder
B & G depthsounder
MaxSea navigation software
Furuno SC satellite compass
Fluxgate compass for autopilot
Computer CRD/RW DVD colour screen 

Entertainment Equipment all new in recent rebuild

Plasma television with CD/DVD (saloon)
CD players in guest staterooms
CD players in crew cabins
Plasma TV with DVD/CD (crew mess)
CD player in chartroom with optional external speakers

Safety Gear

Fully compliant with Cayman Islands requirements for commercial vessels
Line launchers, life rings, life jackets
Fire suits, breathing apparatus, survival suits
CO2 fire extinguishing in engine room
Fire extinguishers and hoses throughout
Fire alarm system
Fuel and air shutdown systems
Full MCA medical kit 
2 x 16-man life rafts and 1 x 12-man  life raft

Shore Gear (and toys)

2 x Novurania 4.5m RIBs, each with 75hp Yamaha outboard, GPS, depthsounder and VHF.
Avon 3.5m waterjet tender
Pico sailing dinghy
Snorkel equipment and water sports toys

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact
Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996 or +44 1206 305 996
or email to:
In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted.