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World record holding alloy sportsfisher

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelHeesen Striker 50
DesignerThomas de Groot
Boat NameBrinoco
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax not paid
LyingLanzarote, Spain


LOA15.49m (50'0")
Beam5.28m (17'0")
Draft1.22m (4'0")
Hull ConstructionAluminium
Engine2x MTU 12V 183 TE92 1,000hp
Cruising SpeedNo data
Max Speed33 knots

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    Very special deep-sea sports fishing boat in alloy construction by Heesen Yachts. Current IGFA World Record holder with a 44kgs Atlantic Spearfish catch.


    Striker aluminium offshore sportfishing boat designs originate from Thomas de Groot of The Netherlands. Over 10 Striker 50's have been built since 1979 across three variants, the Series 1, the Series 2 from 1987 and more recently the Series 3. BRINOCO is a Series 2 Striker 50 constructed by the legendary Heesen Shipyard in Holland with an original build price of circa US$1.2m.

    The Striker 50 has a tournament style cockpit and one of the best foredeck and side deck layouts found in any yacht of her type. This offers her much greater space then most boats built today. Safety at sea is also unrivalled thanks to prominent guardrails and a large walk-out pulpit strong enough to carry two fisherman.

    The Striker 50 is a semi-planning hull that offers very good rough water performance. Striker's are known to be able to fish while other boats wait it out making them idea of the tournament circuit, long range cruising and Island hopping.

    The Striker is a proven hull with 50 years of service in the pleasure and commercial industry through-out the world. Having been built by qualified builders in the USA, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, South America.

    In addition to her original Heesen build, BRINOCO also benefitted from a US$250k refit at the renowned Haakvort Shipyard in Holland. Alongside Heesen, Haakvort were originally builders of Striker 58’, 61’ and 70’ sportsfishers with 14 built between 1981 and 1988. This refit included a complete redesign of BRINOCO’s saloon area and a full refit of her flybridge systems.

    Powered by twin MTU 1,000hp V12’s and coupled with a light-yet-sturdy aluminium construction, BRINOCO offers true ocean performance, an essential component of a serious offshore sportfishing yacht. Not to be confused with any GRP boat, BRINOCO is now available at a fraction of her potential rebuild cost and is located in one of the finest sportfishing grounds on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Note. Mooring in Lanzarote available for purchase or rent – Please enquire for further detail.


    Striker boatbuilding activities were initiated by one Herbert R. Phillips in 1951 on Long Island, New York U.S.A. building steel skiff-type sportsfishboats based upon a developable surfaces idea of Phillip Bolger, in 1954 Phillips moved with his business to Pompano Beach Florida and after having built a small number of boats there, he sought to have the boats built elsewhere and in 1957 initiated that Groningen in The Netherlands and became the birthplace of about 50 up to 33ft. long steel STRIKERS with open bridge, twin Ford diesel engines and an accommodation for four; in the early 60's marine aluminium alloy, thanks to ALCAN'S Banbury UK laboratory, emerged as the material in all welded construction to challenge successfully steel { corrosion} and fiberglass {weight} and from 1961 on it has been all along STRIKER Diesel Aluminium and continuous series have been produced in sizes 33, 35, 37,39 , 41, 44, 50, 54, 58, 62 and 70 ft. sportfishing boats, while other sizes are currently researched and developed.

    In 1983 Herbert R. Phillips has transferred all his rights to the registered STRIKER tradename, the STRIKER logo as well as the STRIKER fish to Thomas de Groot- who joined Striker way back in 1957 and who has already in 1966 taken charge of research /design/ development and has been doing the designing and developing computer aided of all versions and sizes of Strikers ever since exclusively worldwide under the name of De Groot Paterswolde B.V. and Striker Boats International Ltd.; Herb Phillips to-date operates as a general brokerage company in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. De Groot Paterswolde B.V. and Striker Boats International Ltd. have so far brooked that Phillips can trade with Striker boats in the USA.

    In 1974 alongside the STRIKER sportfishingboats ranging from 35' to 70' which were built in Holland, Spain, Norway, S. Korea, Chile a series of 44 and 54 Ft. STRIKER pilot and surveillance was started in Norway with Kvaerner} Fjellstrand on a license basis. Thirty 44' pilot-boats, one 44 ambulance-boat, two 54 navy surveillance crafts mainly for use up the Norwegian-, German and Dutch coast; in 1977 a series of seven 54' pilot-boats were built under license in Australia and eight 37' pilot-vessels and a couple of 30'-ers, all operating as pilot-boats, custom launches, etc up the Australian coast; in 1984 a license has been established in New Zealand building pilotboats/ fishingboats for the New Zealand region, and following a license is established in Australia and a line of patrol-boats is developed for operation i.a. in Australia region.

    STRIKER is worldwide known for stability, seaworthiness, integrity, comforting, satisfaction and is all welded of marine aluminium alloy for multiple decades-long life of minimum maintenance manufactured by qualified, licensed builders.
    (source – www.strikerboatsinternational.com)



    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from with Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was first placed into use with EEA waters prior to June 1998.

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Aluminium hull and superstructure construction
    • White painted hull and superstructure – last painted 2015
    • Teak laid side decks and cockpit sole.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • 2 x MTU 12V TE92 183 diesel engines supplying approx. 1,000hp each
    • Closed-circulation fresh water engine cooling via saltwater intake and heat exchanger.
    • Shaft drives with ZF BW 195 V-Drive reduction gearboxes - ratio 1.75:1
    • ZF trolling valves

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Date of last engine service: Engines serviced every 2 seasons
    • Engine hours: approx. 4,000 as of April 2018
    • Cruising speed: approx 25 knots
    • Maximum speed: approx 33 knots

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • 4-bladed propellers
    • Hydraulic steering system with twin rudders


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC domestic system with 110v/220vAC via shore power or generator

    Battery Banks:
    • 12vDC engine and generator start batteries
    • 24vDC service batteries
    • 24vDC battery charger

    • Engine-mounted alternators

    • Westerbeke 12kw generator

    Shore Power:
    • 110v/220vAC shore power connection with AC sockets in interior


    Fresh Water:
    • Water is pressurised by 24vDC high-pressure pump systems
    • Hot & cold freshwater pressurised water supply throughout
    • Hot water via engine-driven calorifier or via AC immersion heater element in well-insulated hot water tank.

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 4x 24vDC electric bilge pumps located in engine room (x2), forepeak and cockpit
    • 2x manual bilge pumps located in engine room and forepeak


    • 4,150 litres fuel tank capacity

    Fresh Water:
    • 950 litres water tank capacity


    • Furuno FR 1901 open-array radar scanner – 1994
    • Furuno GP Mk2 GPS
    • Robertson AP 300DL autopilot system - 1994
    • Furuno FCV-1000 forward looking echo-sounder with 10” CRT display - 1994
    • Furuno T2000 digital water temperature indicator - 1994
    • Stowe Marine Dataline speed/log display with transducer – 1994
    • Stowe Marine Dataline depth display with transducer - 1994

    Communications Equipment:
    • Sailor RT2048 VHF - 1994


    Galley Equipment:
    • Gaggenau range cooker with 2x gas burners and 1x electric hot-plate
    • Gaggenau extraction fan system with charcoal filter
    • Gaggenau convection microwave oven
    • General Electric double door fridge/freezer with ice maker
    • Cermaic sink with Grohe single-lever tap

    • Marine heads
    • Sinks and showers with hot & cold water supply

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • Marineair 36,000BTU reverse cycle air-conditioning system

    • 2x TV’s
    • Stereo system with interior and exterior speakers


    • 4 berths in owner’s double cabin plus guest cabin with two berths. Two heads.
    • Interior joinery in ash veneered marine plywood
    • Black leather upholstery in saloon
    • Padded vinyl headlinings
    • Carpeted interior.

    Description of Interior Layout:

    Owner’s Cabin:
    • Double berth with mattress-drawers, and side shelves on hull sides with indirect lighting.
    • Drawers and hatches under berth for storage.
    • Cedar lines hanging lockers with lighting.
    • Vanity.
    • Storage drawers.
    • Air conditioning

    Master Cabin Heads:
    • Ceramic bowl toilet system.
    • Lavatory with Formica countertop, drawers and lockers.
    • Shower with synthetic curtain and ceramic tile floor.
    • Medicine cabinets with shelves and mirrors.
    • Ventilation fan.
    • Ceramic tile floor covering.
    • Wall covering in Formica.
    • Formica ceiling covering.

    Guest Cabin:
    • (Upper and) lower berths with foam mattresses, drawers under, indirect floor lighting.
    • Cedar lined hanging locker with light.
    • Vinyl ceiling panels.
    • Air conditioning.

    Guest Heads:
    • Ceramic bowl toilet system.
    • Lavatory with Formica countertop, drawers and lockers.
    • Shower with synthetic curtain and ceramic tile floor.
    • Medicine cabinets with shelves and mirrors.
    • Ventilation fan.
    • Ceramic tile floor covering.
    • Wall covering in Formica.
    • Formica ceiling covering.

    • Custom made leather sofa with table.
    • Charcoal tinted, tempered plate glass windows in black anodized aluminum framing.
    • Charcoal tinted, tempered sliding glass doors forming aft salon bulkhead in flat black anodized
    • aluminum frames.
    • Sliding glass doors to have spring loaded stop device activated by door handlet hold in any position.
    • Entertainment center to accept TV and VCR.
    • Air conditioning

    • Two burner cooking range with one halogen burner
    • Double door refrigerator / freezer with icemaker
    • Ceramic-steel sink arth single lever faucet
    • Formica countertops.
    • Synthetic tile floor covering.
    • Microwave / convection oven
    • Indirect floor lighting.
    • Air conditioning


    • Stainless steel solid guardrail
    • Flybridge with helm and navigation controls
    • Stainless steel framed ‘Tuna Tower’
    • Deep-sea sportfishing equipment
    • Structural bimini with sprayscreens for flybridge
    • Bimini for tuna tower
    • Fishing chair in aft cockpit
    • Rod holders

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • 24vDC electric anchor windlass
    • Anchor and chain.
    • Warps & fenders


    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.

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying: Puerto Calero -Lanzarote

    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.

    Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715
    Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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