Robert Tucker Virgin 50

Fantastic Blue Water Boat !!
£89,000.00 Under-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  307542
  • Length  ·  16.15m
  • Year  ·  1987
  • Construction  ·  Ferro Cement
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 120hp, Perkins 63544 (1987)
  • Lying  ·  Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Boatshed Lancashire
Paul Diffin

Extra Details

Designer Robert Tucker
Lying Lancashire
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,500.0 ltr (330.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 27/07/2016


Engine 1 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Perkins 63544 (1987)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Engine spares

3.5kw Inverter
Engine due a service
12 and 24v batteries with management system
all lights have 12v and 230v switches
Borg-Warner Gearbox
Engine completely rebuilt in 2016


Length 16.15m
LOD 15.24m
Beam 4.51m
Displacement 25,000kg (55,125.0lbs)
Headroom 2.01m
Storage Ashore


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1987) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2016)


Reefing mainsail Impact Marine - Slab (2017) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 4 Reefs
Headsail Impact Marine Genoa - Furling (2017)
Other sails Staysail (2022)
Mizen (2022)
Self Tacker on pole (unknown year)

Mast Steps
There are plenty of spare sails covering all eventualities

Electrical Systems

12 / 24 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 11 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power 9 x 12v 2 x 24v


Construction Ferro Cement
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Eberspacher (10w) wet heating system backed up with various low energy electric heaters
2 x gas bottles in two separate cabinets


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure

6 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
(CQR / Danforth)
Avon dinghy (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

AIS Transceiver

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

2 x 6 man life rafts , just out of service


There is a 3.2m Rib which is away having some repairs done

Broker's Comments

This is a lovely Robert Tucker designed "Virgin 50", built in Ferro Cement with a Steel deck. Professionally built to Lloyds of London, this boat was extensively re-fitted a few years ago and has some serious equipment onboard. Built for the serious blue water sailor and perfect for the Caribbean or the Arctic Circle this boat is a serious piece of kit.

The present owner has not scrimped on anything. She has plenty of back-up systems and is a really comfortable live aboard. She really needs two people to sail her but will comfortably accommodate 7/9 people by utilising the saloon table which will covert to a double. She has had two previous owners and is on SSR.

She has a good sized saloon with a large saloon table, well appointed galley, aft master suite with heads and shower. Going forward there is a starboard 2nd heads and shower, opposite is a single cabin and then you have the forward cabin with 4 x single bunk beds.

Every living area has 12 and 230v lights and switches and and the boat has two heating systems.

There is so much to see on this boat the only way to appreciate her is to view her but you won't be disappointed. Please ask me for a copy of the 2016 survey.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Robert Tucker Virgin 50 has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul of Boatshed Lancashire. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

12 years

Why are you selling her?

Retiring from sailing

Where have you sailed her?

Baltic, Arctic Circle, Med

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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