£199,000 tax paid

MCA-coded converted Danish MFV

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelEsbjerg Shipyard 18m Converted Danish MFV
Boat NameOrlik
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingBuckie, N.E. Scotland, United Kingdom


LOA17.97m (58'0")
Beam5.4m (17'0")
Draft2.8m (9'0")
Hull ConstructionOak planks on oak frames
EngineGardner 8LXB 180hp
Cruising SpeedNo data
Max Speed9 knots

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Mark Cameron
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    Nicely converted Danish built MFV. Converted below decks to a high standard with 2 double cabins and crew quarters. Currently coded with the MCA for commercial operation 60 miles from a safe haven she is an ideal business opportunity.


    Built in Denmark for a Grimsby based British skipper ORLIK was originally built to fish in the waters around Iceland and the Faroes. Her typical Danish lines with the high bow and sweeping sheer with her massively overbuilt structure are ideally suited to operating in these hostile waters.

    With her current owners since 2011 ORLIK has taken her owners to Norway, Sweden and through the Baltic sea before returning to Scotland via Germany’s Kiel canal. ORLIK was professionally re-fitted by MacDuff shipyards in 2011-12 before heading off on her Baltic adventure in May 2012. Fitted out to be a comfortable live aboard which could operate commercially the standard of fit out below decks is of high standard. Her current owners have operated her for skippered charters, day trips and very successfully as a floating Air B&B; attracting overnight cabin rates of over £275.00 in high season.

    In regular use she is offered for sale with a full inventory, coded and ready for use as a liveaboard or commercial operation.

    Her specification highlights include:-
    • Oak on Oak construction.
    • Full below decks re-fit in 2012, including full re-wire.
    • Gardner 8LXB marine diesel engine, professionally rebuilt November 2019.
    • Onan 17.5Kva diesel generator, installed in 2012
    • Solar Panels, 6 panels at 250w each. (2012)
    • Duplex bilge pump systems, 24VDC and 240VAC (2012)
    • Bilge Alarm System (2012)
    • Fire detection system (2012)
    • Comprehensive navigation instruments including, dual radars, plotters and VHF’s
    • Two double cabins.
    • Three heads, two with full size domestic showers.
    • Built in, wood lined 4.5kw Sauna.
    • Separate crew cabin with two single bunks.

    2012 refit highlights:
    • Refitted by MacDuff shipyards in 2012/13
    • Internal strip out back to bare hull.
    • Cabins and deckhouse completely re-built internally.
    • Boat fully re-wired for 24VDC and 240VAC systems
    • New holding tank systems installed.
    • Hull stripped back to bare wood.
    • Planking repairs completed.
    • Hull and superstructure re-finished.

    ORLIK is a unique opportunity to acquire a vessel which already has a proven ability to generate significant income operating in different manners. The social media, website and Trip Advisor profiles are available to transfer with the boat. We have a large selection of high resolution images available upon request. Viewing is by prior arrangement.



    RCD Status
    • We understand the yacht is exempt from the Recreational Craft Directive

    Commercial Coding:
    • We understand the vessel is currently coded under the MCA for Category 2 commercial operations.
    • 12 Passengers
    • 60 Miles for a safe haven

    Hull Construction:
    • Oak wood keel with steel shoe.
    • Oak Frames, double framed bow stern
    • Oak Stringers
    • Oak planking, two new planks fitted in 2012.
    • Oak beamshelf
    • Douglas fir bulwarks, replaced with new 2012.
    • Hull stripped back to bare wood in 2012.

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Oak deck beams.
    • Oak deck planking, localised sections replaced in way of trawl winches in 2012
    • Decks re-caulked completely with Sikaflex caulking foredeck 2015, port and starboard side decks 2020.
    • Decks forward coated with Le Tonkinois
    • Aft decks finished with non-slip grey deck paint.
    • Deckhouse and superstructure constructed of steel framework with plywood panels sheathed in GRP.
    • All glass portlights.

    • Laminated oak rudder.
    • Skeg supported.


    Engine Room:
    • Accessed via companionway steps at aft end of deck house.
    • Chequred alloy footplates to create sole.
    • Workshop area at aft end with work bench and vice outboard to port.
    • Storage locker and ships batteries aft of steps withing steerage space.
    • Generator outboard to starboard
    • Main engine locates centrally with handrail around aft end.
    • Footplates along both sides of engine.
    • Fuel and water tanks outboard of engine port and starboard.
    • 240VAC and 24VAC main distribution panels overhead to starboard.
    • Two extraction fans overhead.

    Engine & gearbox:
    • Gardner 8LXB marine diesel
    • 180hp @ 1300RPM
    • 8 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
    • Twin Disc hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
    • Twin lever chain driven morse controls

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Fully engine rebuild by JS Pirie LLP, Fraserburgh.
    • Works included full strip down of engine back to bare block. Rebuild including service exchange cylinder block, injectors and fresh water pump. All new bearings, piston rings, valves, valve guides, valve springs, rockers. Total cost in excess of £18,000, invoices available upon request.
    • Engine run approximately 10 hours since rebuild.
    • Cruising speed 7.5kts
    • Max Speed 9kts

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Gunmetal bronze shaft
    • 3 blade bronze propeller.
    • Hydraulic steering system, single helm station.
    • Tenfjord hydraulic driven steering box.


    Voltage systems:
    • 24VDC onboard power system
    • 240VAC shower power / Generator system.
    • Boat fully re-wired in 2012 as part of re-fit.

    Battery Banks:
    • Engine Batteries – 2x 12V, 135Ah, wired for 24V, lead acid. (2020)
    • Domestic Battery – 4x 12V, 135Ah, wired for 24V, lead acid.
    • Generator Start Battery – 1x 12v, 110Ah, lead acid.
    • Emergency Batteries – 2x 12V, wired for 24V, lead acid. (2020). Mounted on top of wheelhouse, running emergency lighting, fire alarms and navigation instrumentation.

    • Victron SKYLLA-TG
    • 240VAC – 24VDC, 50 amp,

    • Layshaft driven Transmotor 24VDC Alternator
    • 156Ah output.

    • Onan MDKBP/R marine generator.
    • 17.5Kva, 240VAC, 50Hz continuous output.
    • 1500RPM
    • Cummins engine.

    • Sterling ProPowerQ Sine Wave Inverter (2016)
    • Single dedicated output socket in forward cabin.

    Solar Panels
    • 6 panels in total, mounted on wheelhouse roof.
    • Panels of approximately 250W each.
    • 2 independent charge regulators

    Shore Power:
    • Hard wired system with RCD protection
    • Main distribution panel in engine room.
    • Sub panel in wheel house.

    Other Electrical:
    • Onboard CCTV system. Cameras showing deck and engine room


    Fresh Water:
    • Fully pressurised hot and cold water.
    • Faucets in galley, both heads.
    • Showers in both below deck accommodation.
    • Deck shower on deck starboard side.
    • Freshwater flushing toilets.

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 240VAC bilge pumps, forward, engine room and aft.
    • 24VDC bilge pumps, forward, engine room and aft.
    • Forward and aft 24VDC pumps automatically switched.
    • EDL Type ED830 bilge alarm system with sensors forward, midships and aft


    • 3 fuel tanks.
    • Mild steel construction
    • Inspection hatches in all tanks.
    • Tanks emptied and cleaned in 2012
    • 1200ltrs capacity per tank
    • Total capacity 3600ltrs

    Fresh Water:
    • 1 tank
    • Mild steel construction
    • Cleaned to bare metal and coated with plastic liner in 2012.
    • 900ltrs capacity

    Black Water:
    • 3 tanks in total.
    • Independent tanks for each heads
    • Showers and sinks draining to larger aft tanks.
    • 2 forward tanks with deck discharges
    • All tanks electrically pumped overboard.
    • Level gauges for all tanks on bridge deck.

    • Depth – Simrad IS12
    • Fish Finder – FUSO-603
    • Forward Looking Sonar – Interphase colour display
    • Plotter – Lowrance HDS10m (2 displays, sharing data)
    • Radar #1 – Lowrance HDS10m (2 displays, sharing data), 4kw scanner.
    • Radar #2 – Simrad RA40 black and white display, 2kw radome scanner.
    • GPS – Garmin GPS128
    • Magnetic Compass – Weilbach & Co Copenhagen.
    • Simrad hydraulic pilot.
    • Simrad AP35 control head
    • Simrad S35 cockpit tiller control power steering.
    • Hydraulic pump drive.
    • Turbo 2000 rudder indicator.

    Communications Equipment:
    • Icom IC-M501 Euro VHF
    • Icom DS-100 DSC Controller.
    • Icom IC-M59 Euro
    • Sailor Type RT144B VHF in crew cabin.
    • Furuno FS-1550 SSB Transciever.
    • Navtex – Furuno NX-300
    • AIS – AMEC class B Camino-201 transponder with colour display.


    • Candy 240VAC cooker
    • Candy 240AVC fan oven with grill
    • Panasonic microwave
    • Shoreline front loading marine fridge
    • Stainless steel sink.
    • Hot and cold water faucets
    • Beko 5Kg domestic 240VAC washing machine.

    • 1x Jabsco Manual Marine Toilet.
    • 2x Techma, freshwater flushing electric marine toilets.
    • All heads discharging via holding tanks.

    • 240VAC panel heaters in all cabins, saloon, galley and bridge deck
    • 240VAC towel rails in both heads.

    • LED down lighting in saloon, galley and cabins.
    • Fluorescent tube lighting in wheelhouse, skippers cabin and engine room.
    • Bulkhead reading lights in guest cabins with incandescent bulbs.
    • Fluorescent deck lighting around deck house.
    • Deck flood lighting forward and aft.

    • 4x Flatscreen LCD TVs located aft of galley, in both cabins below decks and crew cabin.


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • 2 double cabins
    • 2 single berths in crew cabin
    • 3 heads, 2 with showers.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Beech effect laminate panels to finish bulkhead heads and furniture units.
    • Varnished beech trims to finish.
    • Marble effect laminate finish to heads compartment bulkheads.
    • Laminated finish to worktop
    • Fitted carpets throughout accommodation

    Description of Accommodation from Forward:
    • Cabins accessed from companionway steps dropping down into hold space from deck house on the starboard side. A passage way runs fore and aft from steps.

    Forward Cabin:
    • Accessed via door at forward end of passageway.
    • Double bunk located centrally with stepped walk around space port and starboard.
    • Mixture of shelved and hanging lockers outboard of bunk port and starboard, eight lockers in total.
    • Built in dehumidifier to port.
    • LCD TV mounted on bulkhead aft to port.

    Port Heads:
    • Aft facing electric flushing toilet forward, inboard.
    • L-shaped counter top forward and outboard.
    • Inset stainless steel wash hand basin outboard with monoblock mixer faucet.
    • Mirror mounted above wash hand basin outboard.
    • Vanity until below and aft of counter top.
    • Domestic 600mm x 600mm walk in shower aft.
    • Electrically heated towel rail mounted on bulkhead forward.

    Starboard Heads:
    • Aft facing electric flushing toilet forward, inboard.
    • Counter top outboard.
    • Inset stainless steel wash hand basin with monoblock mixer faucet.
    • Mirror mounted above wash hand basin outboard
    • Vanity until below and aft of counter top.
    • Domestic 600mm x 600mm walk in shower aft.
    • Electrically heated towel rail mounted on bulkhead forward.

    • Located aft of heads to starboard.
    • Custom built, wood lined sauna.
    • Timber slatted seating outboard.

    Aft Cabin:
    • Bench seat to starboard of door way.
    • Double berth located outboard to port, forward of door way.
    • Space to walk down bunk inboard.
    • Mixture of shelved and hanging lockers in way of bench seat.
    • Built-in dehumidifier aft
    • LCD TV mounted on bulkhead aft of bunk.

    Deck House:
    • Open plan living space with saloon and galley.
    • Portlights in both sides and forward.
    • U-shaped bench seating forward, wrapping around large fixed beech table.
    • Storage beneath bench seat units.
    • Galley at aft deck of deckhouse.
    • L-shaped worktop to port with cooker and built in oven aft, sink and drying rack forward.
    • Extractor hood over cooker.
    • Straight section of worktop to starboard, fridge beneath.
    • Washing machine located at aft end of galley with small countertop above.
    • Door to access side deck on port side.

    Bridge Deck:
    • Access from galley via companionway steps.
    • Door to access deck aft of helm seat to starboard.
    • Full width of boat.
    • 6 forward looking portlights
    • 4 side looking portlights port and starboard.
    • 2 opening portlights aft port and starboard.
    • Centrally mounted helm seat with navigators seat offset to port.
    • Plotters and AIS displays wrapping around navigators seat to port.
    • L-shaped counter-top to starboard.

    Crew Cabin:
    • Accessed aft of bridge deck with short steps down into cabin.
    • Two large single bunks to starboard.
    • L-shaped counter top to port and aft with bookshelf aft.
    • Lockers beneath counter top outboard.
    • LCD TV mounted on bulkhead aft.


    • Bow roller to starboard with anchor self-stowing in roller.
    • Samson post centrally.
    • Galvanised steel mount for windlass aft of samson post.
    • Alloy hand rail mounted on top of capping rail running length of deck.
    • Alloy grabrails on deck house sides
    • Boarding gate on starboard side.
    • Shelter over aft edn of side decks and aft deck.
    • Stainless steel mooring cleats port and starboard on cpping rail.
    • Davits, swivelling inboard if not in use.
    • Boarding ladder

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Bower Anchor – 55Kg Rocna anchor on 90m chain rode.
    • Kedge Anchor – 30KG Bruce anchor with 3 strand nylon warp.
    • Anchor Windlass – Lofrans Falkon 24VDC, 1700W windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum, controls on pedestal by windlass.
    • Fenders – Selection
    • Mooring Warps – Selection

    Canvas Work:
    • Full deck tent, extending from stemhead to wheelhouse, windows in side, fit not perfect.

    • Mercury 4.3m inflatable dinghy.
    • Hard transom
    • Alloy deck
    • Two thwart seats.
    • Classified to carry 8 persons.
    • 2.5hp Yamaha.

    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:
    • Full set compliant for commercial operation
    • All round white anchor light
    • Not under command lights, plug-in.

    Life saving:
    • 5x Life rings
    • 2x Man overboard rescue systems
    • 12x lifejackets
    • First aid kit.

    Fire Control:
    • EDL hardwired ED320 Fire Detection system.

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Buckie, N.E Scotland, UK

    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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