Rhea of Nyborg is a baltic trader of particularly fine lines. Where-ever she goes she attracts the attention and admiration of all who see her.
Rhea was built as a topsail schooner (without an engine) and she was used to carry stone and rock in harsh conditions, hence she was built to be an exceptionally strong sailing vessel handled by a small crew. Nowadays she has accommodation for up to 12 guests that combines tradition with modern comforts. She still sails beautifully and she has the advantage of an engine. She is admirably suited to charter work, day trips, corporate entertainment, team building, film work, etc..
Since 1989, Rhea of Nyborg has been in the hands of the present owners and she has sailed to many countries; Turkey, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Monte Carlo, France, Spain, Malta, Gibralter, Tunisia and Algeria. She has been used for assorted charter work including a honeymoon, family and group charters, corporate staff assesments, and the filming of a Dutch celebrity reality TV series. Rhea has the space and stability for the very young and the elderly, and she inspires the imagination and enthusiam new sailors and old “salts”.
Rhea of Nyborg’s history started in the late 1800’s where was built at the Floytrup, Schmidt & Bilbrer yard in Nyborg, Denmark, and she was named “Kjerstine”.
Carvel hull with twin skins of oak planking on oak frames. Added steel
ballast keel. Pine and oak deck and superstructure on oak deckbeams,
with hardwood coamings, hatches, skylights and deck furniture.
Accommodation and Domestic Equipment
Below decks Rhea is attractively panelled throughout in pine with teak fittings and original oak beams. There is a spacious saloon with a lounging area, beautiful teak dining table and a navigation area. The galley has a freezer (presently used for rapid cooling of drinks), refrigerator, domestic 4 ring gas cooker with oven and grill, double sinks with draining areas, microwave, etc..
The four guest cabins each have air conditioning plus en-suite toilet, shower and handbasin:
The amidship port and starboard crew cabins each have en-suite toilet, shower and handbasin, and a double berth plus a ‘pullman’ single. Sometimes the port crew cabin is used as an additional guest cabin.
The toilets are electric in the aft, forward port, and foc’sle cabins, and manual in the forward starboard, port crew, and starboard crew cabins.
Rig, Spars, Sails, and Canvas
The main mast, fore mast, and both top masts are painted steel, protected by epoxy priming coats with gloss finish. The bowsprit, jib-boom, forward boom, fore gaff, main gaff , upper top yard, lower top yard, and lower yard are painted pine. The main boom is painted aluminium. The forestay sail boom is painted galvanised steel.
The traditional standing rigging is galvanised mild steel wire rope, tensioned with bottlescrews. The bobstays and bowsprit shrouds are of 12mm galvanised chain, tensioned by bottlescrews
The sails are all made of heavy duty brown “Duradon”:
Upper top square sail
Lower top square sail
Course or lower square sail
Two awnings are made of champagne coloured sunbrella type material. One is over the cockpit area and one between the fore and main masts.
Deck Layout, Equipment and Ground Tackle
There are 3 companionways below decks, one for the aft cabin, one for the former hold area, and one for the forward cabins. There are tradtional skylights on the fore deck, main coachroof, and aft coachroof, some hinged aluminium + perspex hatches, and some round portlights. Decks are pine, sheathed with fibreglass, and painted with non slip paint.
The large areas of decks have space for 9 full length deck cushions which are covered with brown Sunbrella type material.
Between the main mast and the aft deck is a deck dining and seating area. The table and lockers are teak, and cushions are covered in brown Sunbrella type material.
There are oak rope lockers to port and starboard of the fore mast.
Rhea has a gang plank for mounting from the stern and a pine swimming ladder that hinges down over the starboard side
Steering is by a large oak wheel and a robust chain system.
Rhea has 1 fisherman anchors with 140 m chain, 1 fisherman anchor with 10m of chain plus long anchor warp, 1 danforth anchor, 1 ships anchor, 100m spare chain, and assorted mooring ropes and lines.
The windlass is hydraulic with a brass gypsy to starboard and a rope drum to port.
There are assorted warps, lines, fenders, blocks and tackles, a boat hook, etc..
Rhea has water sport equipment including mask, snorkels, and fins, fishing tackle, water skis, wakeboards, windsurers, a canoe, a stand up paddle board, etc..
1 Avon 4.20 m RIB in good condition with a 2017 Evinrude E-Tec 50 hp outboard
Mechanical, Electrical and Tankage
MAN 240 hp 6 cylinder marinised water cooled diesel engine
Uygar heavy duty hydraulinc gearbox
4 bladed propeller
9 kW Superstar 220 volt AC generator
1 pair of 180 aH 12 volt batteries for 24 volt engine starting and pumps
1 pair of 180 aH 12 volt batteries for a back up 24 volt system
1 pair of 180 aH 12 volt batteries for 12 volt domestic sustems
1 AC battery charger
1 Cruiseair air conditioning unit for the forward guest cabins
1 Cruiseair air conditioning unit for the aft guest cabin
1 original cast iron hand bilge pump
1 fan belt driven bilge pump
1 220 volt bilge pump
2 24 volt bilge pumps with automatic switches
1 pressure pump for hot and cold water
1 hot water tank with 220 volt immersion heater
1 220 volt holding tank pump
1 painted steel diesel tank with reserve section. 1,300 litres
1 small painted galvanised steel seawater inlet tank for the toilets
6 rigid plastic fresh water tanks totalling 2,400 litres
2 rigid plastic holding tanks totalling 800 litres
Navigation, Communications and Electronics
1 VHF radio with DSC
2 Mobile VHFradios
1 Depth sounder
1 original steering compass
1 hand bearing compass
2 pairs of binoculars (one with incorporated bearing compass)
1 Smartphone annemometer
1 Radio with CD player
1 DVD player
Assorted charts and pilot books
All safety equipment to comply with British coding requirements including
1 12 man liferaft
1 6 man liferaft
15 Adult PFDs and 3 Child PFDs
Life rings, lights, etc..
Assorted dry powder fire extinguishers
CO2 engine room fire extinguisher
Rhea was recommissioned in 1989/90 and has been regularly maintained since then. This has included significant work on different areas of the vessel as and when required. (i.e. in the winter of 2016/17 the foredeck and cross beams were renewed from the stem to aft of the sampson post, plus other works )
A fully survey is available. Rhea is in excellentt condition and carries a large comprehensive selection of tools, spare parts, etc.,.
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Avon RIB 50hp
VAT Status: VAT Exempt
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