£130,000 tax paid

Refitted and upgraded pilothouse blue water yacht

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelAncasta Marine Surprise 58
DesignerPieter Beeldsnijider
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


EngineMermaid Marine Ford Melody II 105hp
Engine Hours1244
Fuel Capacity600l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity1060l


A luxury cruising yacht with spacious accommodation for 4 over two grand cabins. With her pilothouse configuration, SHORAN III is ideally suited to cruising in high latitudes.

** Over 85 further recent photographs available on request **


Described by the agent when in production as ‘Sea going opulence’ its easy to see where the inspiration came from. She would have been the equivalent of a small superyacht at the time of her build.

On deck, she has been designed around short-handed sailing. The current owner's addition of the alloy fabricated pilothouse with secondary internal helm ideally suited to cruising in northern climes. Below decks, she offers sumptuous accommodation for four in two grand cabins at either end of the boat. A huge open plan saloon with two separate seating areas makes her ideal for spending long periods aboard.

Extensively re-fitted during the current ownership she boasts an extensive inventory, highlights including:
• Standing rigging replaced in 2010.
• Electric furling genoa and staysail.
• Hydraulic in-mast furling mainsail.
• Self-tacking staysail system.
• Mermaid Marine Ford Melody II engine fitted new 2005.
• Fisher Panda 6.5kva generator fitted new 2005.
• SidePower hydraulic bowthruster fitted new 2011.
• Dual Raymarine plotter and radar systems.

Constructed using the finest of materials she has worn very well and is now a very attractive proposition for a liveaboard or comfortable high latitude cruiser.

The current owner has built redundancy into her major systems where possible, she boasts:
• Two independent manual steering systems.
• Two independent autopilot systems.
• Two independent radar systems aboard.
• Twin anchor windlass’s with both anchors self-stowing.


The Ancasta Marine company eventually became the Ancasta Brokerage operation as we know it today. The Ancasta Surprise 58 was designed by Dutchman Pieter Beeldsnijider. The boats were built in Taiwan and imported to the Isle of Wight for finishing and commissioning. Each boat being a semi-custom build to suit the commissioning owners requirement.

At one stage it was proposed a one-design fleet of Surprise 58’s would compete in a ‘race within a race’ as part of the 1985 Whitbread Around The World race. The idea was to offer a low budget alternative to the one-off maxi yachts which dominated the event fleet at that time. Sadly this idea never made it to the start line.
12 examples of the class were built in the early 1980’s. The hull of the Surprise 58 became the base of the Tayana 55 in later years.


‘The version of the Surprise 58 we tested was intended to be easily handled by a small crew and to provide really comfortable accommodation for the owner and his guests. The yacht succeeds impressively on both counts.’
Yachting World – Tested ‘Surprise 58’ December 1983.
The above test was conducted onboard ‘Shoran III’. Full copy of the test review is available upon request.



• Our understanding is the vessel is exempt from the RCD as she was first placed into use within EEA waters prior to June

Hull Construction:
• Single piece GRP moulded hull.
• Hand consolidated polyester laminate, alternating layers of chopped strand mat & woven rovings.
• Isophthalic gelcoat.
• Laminated longitudinal and athwartships top hat structural members.
• Plywood bulkheads fully laminated to hull.
• Laminated engine beds with stainless steel plate reinforcements.
• Topsides finished in Hemple ProFinish two-pack paint system. (2010)

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Single piece GRP moulded hull with integrated cockpit and coachroof.
• Hand consolidated polyester laminate sandwich construction.
• End grain balsa core material.
• Welded alloy pilothouse with integrated cockpit coamings. Fitted 2004/05.
• Pilothouse filled and finished with two-pack paint system, overcoated with single pack.
• Tinted polycarbonate windows.
• Clear View screens fitted in port and starboard forward pilot house windows. (2005)
• Laid teak decks.

Keel & Rudder:
• Originally configured with the optional lifting keel design, internal workings of which remain in place.
• Modified to fixed keel configuration in 2012/13.
• Stainless Steel box keel profile fabricated to match original fixed keel profile.
• Keel box section filled with ballast, additional ballast added.


Engine & gearbox:
• Mermaid Marine Ford Melody II (2001 engine installed 2005)
• 105hp @2500rpm.
• Marinised Ford New Holland Genisis industrial engine.
• 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
• Analogue tachometer, oil pressure, water temperature and voltage displays.
• PRM 500D2 hydraulic gearbox. 1.96:1 reduction.
• Duplex Racor turbine filtration system.

Maintenance & Performance:
• Professionally serviced annually, last serviced October 2017.
• Boat hauled ashore in spring 2018 for annual under water maintenance.
• Recorded running hours @ November 2018 – 1244
• Cruising speed – 7.5kts @2100RPM
• Top Speed – 8.5kts @2400RPM

• Halyard Aqua Drive system.
• Stainless steel prop shaft.
• Fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.
• MaxProp 3 blade feathering propeller available.

Bow Thruster:
• SidePower SH240, twin prop, hydraulic thruster system. (2008/2011)
• Spencer Carter pump, tank and control valves.

• New steering system installed in 2002.
• Twin Southern Cross Marine hydraulic systems
• Twin hydraulic rams with change over valves.
• Twin double acting hydraulic steering rams.

• 1x Raymarine EVO pilot systems.
• 1x Raymarine Smart Pilot.
• 1x Hydraulic cylinder drive, direct to quadrant.
• 1x Hydraulic pump driving steering system ram.
• 3x Raymarine control heads.
• Both systems completely independent of each other.


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC system for domestic and sailing systems.
• 240AC hardwired system, powered from shore power or onboard generator.
• Combined 12VDC & 240VAC switch panel outboard of chart table.

Battery Banks:
• Engine Bank – 3x 75Ah, 12v, lead acid. (2012)
• Domestic Bank – 3x (3x 75Ah,) 12v, lead acid. (2016)
• Auxiliary Bank – 2x 75Ah, 12v, lead acid. Powering furlers and windlasses.

• Victron Energy Centaur 240VDC charger.
• 12v, 80Ah, multi stage, 3 output.

• Fisher Panda 6.5KVA (2005)
• 2 Cylinder Kubota diesel engine.
• Fisher Panda VCS Charge Control system.
• Racor turbine type fuel filtration system.

Solar Panel:
• Single panel, charging domestic bank only.
• Mounted on pilot house roof.

Other Electrical:
• 300w single output inverter for charging laptop/tablet.
• Analogue voltmeter at pilothouse helm station.


Fresh Water:
• Pressurised hot and cold water system, replumbed completely in 2003.
• Mixer faucets in galley and both heads.
• Shower faucets in forward and aft heads.
• Manually pumped faucet at galley sink.
• Hot water from C-Warm calorifier, heated via engine and 240v immersion heater (2006)

Bilge Pumps:
• 1x Manual bilge pump
• 1x Manually switched electric bilge pump
• 1x Auto and manually switched electric bilge pump

Deck Wash System:
• Engine driven pump with an electromagnetic clutch.
• Outlet on foredeck
• Dedicated hose with spray nozzle end.


• Combined fuel tanks capacity approximately 600ltrs.
• 2x 300ltr stainless steel tanks.

Fresh Water:
• Combined freshwater tank capacity approximately 1060ltrs.
• 2x approximately 530ltr stainless steel tanks.

Holding Tank:
• Single central tank serving both heads.
• Discharging via deck suction or overboard.


On Deck:
• B&G Hercules 190 MkII multi-display.
• B&G analogue depth display.
• B&G analogue log display.
• B&G analogue wind display.
• B&G analogue close hauled wind display.
• B&G Halcyon analogue electronic compass display.
• Raymarine P70s autopilot control head, above companionway. (2009)
• Raymarine ST8002 autopilot control head at pilothouse helm. (2009)
• Raymarine ST6002 autopilot control head at pedestal. (2009)
• Raymarine Axiom 7 touch screen MFD. Plotter, radar and AIS functionality. (2009)
• Raymarine C120W MFD. Plotter, radar and sonar functionality. (2009)
• Furuno GP32 GPS at pedestal.
• Raymarine DSM300 sonar module. (2009)
• 2x Raymarine 2kw radome scanners. (2009)
• 2x Magnetic compass, one at each helm station.

At Chart Table:
• B&G Hercules 190 MkII multi-display.
• B&G Hercules 190 master keyboard.

In Cabins:
• B&G Hercules 190 MkII multi-display.
• Displays in forward and aft cabins.

Communications Equipment:
• Icom IC-M505 DSCVHF in the pilothouse with CommandMic at pilothouse doors
• Raymarine AIS350 receiver.


• Eno stainless steel gas galley stove. Gimbal mounted, 3 burner, grill and oven. (2005)
• Waeco front loading fridge with integral icebox. (2010)
• Top loading insulated coolbox.
• Twin stainless steel sinks, pumped outlet via macerator pump.
• Pressurised hot and cold water mixer faucet.
• Manually pumped fresh water faucet.

• 2x Jabsco manual marine toilets, large bowl.
• Both heads discharging overboard or via holding tank.
• Wash hand basin.
• Shower.
• Vanity unit.

Heating & Ventilation:
• Eberspacher 5DL, diesel fired blown air system, outlets throughout accommodation space.
• Taylors diesel stove in saloon with hot plate.
• Stove fuelled from separate 20ltr diesel tank.
• Stove plumbed for hot water supply, not currently plumbed in.

• Mixture of overhead and bulkhead mounted lighting.
• Fluorescent tube lighting in galley.
• Incandescent bulbs throughout the accommodation.

• Sony CD/Radio/MP3 head unit in saloon.
• Speakers in saloon.

• Ducts and skin fittings in place for onboard air conditioning system.
• Skin fittings in place for a watermaker.


Summary of Accommodation:
• Four berths in two spacious double cabins. Two heads. Large open saloon and walk through galley.

Accommodation Finish:
• Internal joinery work finished to a high standard with selected blonde teak veneers and contrasting solid teak trims.
• Soleboards of thickly teak veneered plywood with pale hardwood seams.
• Headlining’s in off-white material panels with pale teak wood trim strips between panels. (2010)
• Hull lined with teak battens on off-white laminate panels.
• Saloon upholstery replaced with new Alcantara fabric in 2010.
• Berth cushions in cabins covered in a tweed fabric in 2010.

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

• Accessed via deck hatch.
• Compact cabin originally for the paid skipper.
• Provides a cot berth along the starboard side.
• Used only as storage in the current ownership.

Forward Cabin:
• Double cabin with en-suite access to forward heads.
• Double berth offset to port.
• Lee cloth fitted to bunk inboard.
• Bench settee along starboard side of cabin.
• Settee converting to occasional single berth when required.
• Dresser unit aft starboard end of cabin
• Drawers and hanging locker within dresser.
• Overhead lockers and shelves running the length of the cabin outboard.
• Deck hatches overhead and portlights in hull.

Forward Heads:
• ‘Jack & Jill’ access from forward cabin and passageway forward.
• White Formica finished bulkheads and furniture units with varnished teak trims.
• Aft facing manual marine toilet.
• Vanity unit outboard with wash hand basin and storage lockers.
• Showerhead with pumped drain sole.
• Large hanging locker opposite heads door.

Main Saloon:
• Open plan saloon occupying full beam of boat.
• Port and starboard saloon tables.
• U-shaped saloon settee to port wrapping around large drop leaf saloon dining table.
• L-shaped saloon settee to starboard wrapping around coffee table.
• Taylors diesel fired stove with hotplate at forward end of saloon.
• Drinks cabinet aft of saloon seating to port.
• Shelves running the length of the saloon outboard.
• Passageway forward to forward cabin with large hanging locker to starboard.

Navigation Station:
• Located aft of saloon to port.
• Aft facing chart table
• After section of U-shaped saloon settee forming navigators seat.
• Chart storage with in table.
• Additional storage lockers and shelves above and below the table.
• Ships switch panel outboard.
• Full height hanging locker outboard of companionway.

• Walk through linear galley along starboard side, aft of saloon.
• Gimbal mounted galley stove forward.
• Double stainless steel sink located in centre of galley.
• Fridge and coolbox to aft end.
• Storage lockers outboard of worktop, overhead and below worktop.
• Small storage unit and worktop surface at forward end of galley inboard.
• Access door to machinery space inboard.

Aft/Master Cabin:
• Large double cabin with en-suite heads.
• Centrally positioned, walk around double berth.
• Bench settee forward to starboard.
• Settee converting to occasional single berth when required.
• Dresser unit with stool seating outboard to port.
• Large double door locker with hanging space and drawers in forward bulkhead.
• Storage locker outboard to starboard.
• Large lockers beneath bunk.

Aft Heads:
• White formica finished bulkheads and furniture units with varnished teak trims.
• Aft facing manual marine toilet.
• Vanity unit outboard with wash hand basin and storage lockers.
• Separate shower stall forward, inboard with seat.

• Accessed through shower stall.
• Compact workshop open to machinery space.
• Small workbench with removable vice outboard.
• Generator fitted beneath bench.
• Heater unit mounted outboard of bench.


• Masthead, cutter rigged sloop.
• Deck stepped, Rondal tapered alloy mast section with double spreaders.
• Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire with bronze bodied rigging screws.
• Standing rigging replaced completely in 2010.
• Bamar electric roller reefing systems on forestay and inner forestay. (2009/10)
• In-mast hydraulic furling mainsail system. Lewmar Commander Hydraulic system.
• Twin back stays with Hydra-Tensioner MarkII hydraulic tensioners.
• Running back stays with dedicated winches.
• Adjustable solid rod kicker.
• New staysail and genoa halyards fitted 2010.

• Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 65. Electric, two-speed, self-tailing.
• Secondary Winches – 2x Lewmar 48. Two-speed, self-tailing.
• Mainsheet Winches – 2x Barient. Two-speed, self-tailing.
• Mainsail Outhaul Winch – 1x Lewmar 40. Electric, two-speed, self-tailing. (2010)
• Self-tacking staysail winch – 1x Barient. Two-speed, self-tailing.
• Mast Mounted Halyard Winches – 1x Lewmar 48. Two-speed, self-tailing. 1x Lewmar 44. Two-speed, self-tailing. 2x Lewmar 30. Two-speed, self-tailing.

• Mainsail – In-mast roller reefing. White Dacron. Sail manufactured in 2000, fitted for 2004 season.
• #1 Genoa – Roller reefing. White Dacron with grey UV strip.
• #2 Genoa – Roller reefing. White Dacron with grey UV strip. High cut.
• Self-Tacking Staysail – Roller reefing. White Dacron with grey UV strip. (2010)
• Staysail – Roller reefing. White Dacron with grey UV strip. Overlapping sail.
• Spinnaker – Symmetrical type with snuffer.

• Barbarossa genoa track and car system.
• Barbarossa staysail track and car system.
• Lewmar self-tacking jib system, 2:1 purchase on sheet.
• Substantial davits on transom.
• Large Lazarette locker beneath aft deck.
• Elevated platform aft of pedestal for helmsman to see past the pilothouse.
• Folding seats on inboard faced of cockpit coamings.
• Mast mounted deck flood light.

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Twin stem head rollers, bower and kedge anchor self-stowing.
• Bower Anchor – Bruce 30kg on 100m, 7/16ths chain rode.
• Kedge Anchor – Delta 25kg plough on 50m, 3/8ths chain rode. Permanently rigged.
• Bower Anchor Windlass – Lofrans vertical type with chain gypsy and warping drum. Foot button controls on foredeck and handheld remote control.
• Kedge Anchor Windlass – Lewmar low profile type. Foot button controls on foredeck.
• Lewmar Chain Stoppers – For both anchors, secured to foredeck.
• Stern Capstan – Electric capstan on aft deck to starboard.
• Spare/Stern Anchor – Danforth, stowed in chocks, in fo'c'sle.

Canvas Work:
• Sprayhood – White with windows forward. Forth Marine Textiles 2014.
• Pedestal cover – need replacement.
• Coaming covers – need replacement.
• Mast Slot Cover – to prevent mast howling if sail is not bent on.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
• Masthead tri-colour with anchor light.
• Mast mounted steaming light.
• Low-level nav lights on pulpit & pushpit rails.

• Liferaft – in need of service.
• 2x Horseshoe lifebuoys
• Danbuoy

Viewing arrangements

Lying Oban, Argyll, Scotland

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Mark Cameron
Tel: Mobile: +44 (0)7988 763254
Email: mark@grabauinternational.com

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