0 1918 J. C. Pronk de Scheper 40m Brigantine For Sale | Grabau International Yacht Brokerage


€1,275,000 tax paid

Restored and refitted historic Brigantine

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelJ. C. Pronk de Scheper 40m Brigantine
Boat NameSirius
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingBarcelona, Spain


LOA40.24m (132'0")
LWLNo data ()
Beam6.7m (21'0")
Draft2.7m (8'0")
Hull ConstructionSteel
EngineIveno 450hp
Keel TypeLong Keel
BerthsNo data

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Lead Broker

Lucio Pellegrini
Broker - Grabau International Palma & Barcelona

+34 675 236 174

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    Unique opportunity to acquire a recently restored and refitted historic Brigantine presented at a level where her new owner can decide upon the interior layout solutions.


    Constructed in 1918 by J. C. Pronk de Scheper in the Netherlands and launched as ‘DINA CORNELIA’, SIRIUS was originally purposed for transport of goods and people. Following a 1934 refit, she saw duties as a fishing vessel and remains used as such until 1969 when she was converted for recreational craft usage. With numerous further refits in the 1970’s and 1980’s, her rigs were upgraded to improve her sailing performance and she saw charter usage in S.African, Caribbean and Mediterranean waters through the 1980’s and into the 1990’s.

    In 1997, a new refit project began, stripping the vessel entirely and fully restoring her structures under Lloyd’s Classification Rules. This refit project continued through the late 1990’s and into the 2000’s, culminating in her position today as a vessel ready to be adapted for either private of commerical usage.


    • New paint 2021
    • New antifouling 2021

    • New 4 x Fuel tanks 2005
    • New 2 x Water tanks 2005
    • New engine alternator 2005
    • New engine 2005
    • New generator
    • New rig 2005
    • New anchor windlass 2005
    • New captive winch 2005
    • New steering system 2005
    • New bow thruster 2005
    • New electric charge system 2005

    • New paint
    • Installation of isolation panels, doors, portlights and engine room hatch

    • New masts and rigging
    • New main engine
    • New generator
    • New charging system
    • New electrical installations
    • New steering system
    • New hydraulic bowthruster
    • New hydraulic anchor windlass
    • New captive winch

    • All the exterior lining was dismounted, deck and hull, to check the status of the frames and floors, replacing as required.
    • All the structural bulkheads, approx. the 95%, were also changed.
    • Once the structure was completely refitted, the hull and deck refitting began.
    • The process started by sandblasting all the surfaces and, after that, all the area was protected with epoxy primers.


    The history of SIRIUS dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, more specifically in 1918, in the J. C. Pronk shipyard in Schepen, in the city of Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. The first owner of this boat was Albert Pronk, named the yacht Dina Cornelia on January 10, 1919, registration SCH 23, and it was built with the idea of using it as a cabotage boat, to transport both people and merchandise in general. After 6 years, on January 17, 1925, it changed ownership, the latter being the same shipping company who built it, J. C. Pronk, and named it Albert. During July of the same year, the engine was replaced. On January 3, 1927, in a Katwijk shipyard, it changed its name and registration, becoming Henk and KW 56 as well as the owner. At this time, the Albert becomes the property of the N.V. v / h C. Ouwehand, dedicated to the transport of goods.

    In September 1934, the same shipping company contracted a Scheveningen shipyard to remodel it. As can be seen in the following photos, the cockpit of the dashboard was enlarged, a protection with an integrated boom was installed inside the boat. Likewise, the license plate was changed, becoming SCH 123. With the intention of making a refit to change the Henk's activity to professional fishing, in 1942, the engine was changed again, and an industrial engine was installed. 260 hp four-cylinder, serial number 3214.

    Likewise, in October 1945, once the refit was made to adapt the boat to professional fishing activity, she was launched in the town of Ijmuiden. For the next ten years, the Henk was dedicated to professional fishing and changed owners. In 1953, she became the property of a Belgian fishing company, N.V. Vishandel Rederij, by Mr. Frank Vrolijk. In 1957, the H. J. Messemaker company became its owner, and its registration was changed, this being KW 66. During January 1964 it changed ownership, J. Lourens, name, Potvis, and registration IJM33. The latter, finally in 1969, was the one who carried out the modifications, in the Ijmuiden shipyard, so that finally they will dismantle the art and fishing utensils, leaving the boat for private recreational use.
    Between 1969 and 1982, the boat underwent great changes. She went from being a motor coasting vessel
    to be a proper sailing vessel. As can be seen in the following photo, taken in the 1983, the cabin was modified, making it bigger and lengthening it towards the bow; two new masts were installed to support the sails as well as a bow boom. The sail system was configured with main mast with auric type gaff sail, without gaff topsail, mizzen with marconi sail and three jibs in the bow.

    The boat, prepared for transoceanic navigation, became the Cockatoo Cruising NV company, specialized in charters, which took him to sail through South African, Caribbean and Mediterranean waters to 1992

    Starting in 1992, the Sirius underwent a restoration process that brought it to its current state.



    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Steel hull, deck and superstructure construction
    • 16 x Bohamet custom port holes on each side (provided in each cabin)
    • Interior door all with security Winel B.V. system custom made
    • 30mm minimum Teak deck Caulked with Henkel Terostat

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Straight long keel
    • Skeg hung rudder


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Iveco FIAT 8 cylinders 450 hp diesel engine
    • Shaft drive gearbox

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours: 195 as of Autumn 2021 (since the overhaul done in 2005)
    • Engine serviced annually – last service in 2021
    • Cruising speed: approx. 8 knots
    • Maximum speed: approx. 9.5 knots

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • 1 x Hydraulic bow thruster with 670 mm tunnel
    • 3-blades fixed propeller


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC primary domestic system with 220v AC via shore power, inverter or generators

    Battery Banks:
    • 24 x 24vDC battery service batteries
    • 1 x 12vDC engine start battery

    • 1 x 230/400V Mitsubishi Diesel JF Marine Power JF-30-1500 kVA 30 rpm 1.500 2021
    • Main Generator hours: 106 as of Autumn 2021 (since the overhaul done in 2005)
    • 1 x Auxiliary Generator Iveco s/d. for hydraulic systems 2021

    Chargers & Inverters:
    • 4 x Victron Phoenix Multi plus 24V 3000VA 70Amp for charging service batteries from shorepower or generator – 2005
    • 1 x Isolation Transformer Victron Energy WATT 3.600 - 2005
    • 1 x Victron Power manager Type 230 / 80 / 2 – 2005
    • 2 x Inverters

    • 1 x 55Amp 24V engine-mounted alternator for charging engine start battery

    • 220vAC shore power system
    • Ring-main with 220vAC sockets throughout yacht

    Other Electrical:
    • Solenoid battery switches


    Fresh Water:
    • 12vDC pressure system – pump
    • Hot water supplied via engine cooling with calorifier or via 230vAC immersion heater element from shore power in well-insulated hot water tank
    • Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower in cockpit

    Hydraulic oil tank
    • 2 x 50 liters oil for the steering system
    • 1 x 50 liters oil for bow thruster

    Hydrostatic transmissions tank
    • 1 x Hydrel & System

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 3 x 12vDC electric bilge pumps in the main bilge and in engine room
    • Bilge pump override switch at AC/DC panel

    Water Pump
    • 1 x Multinox-N-80/48-M Boreak for water system 230V/50Hz Protection IP44


    • Fuel capacity: 2 x 246 litres (2 x 65 Gal)

    Fresh Water:
    • Freshwater capacity: 2 x 190 litres (2 x 50 Gal)

    Black & Grey Water Holding Tanks:
    • 2 x Grey and black water discharges to holding tanks of 1,500 litres each


    Navigation equipment
    • SIMRAD IS12 Speed, depth and wind transducers
    • SIMRAD AP25 Autopilot
    • SIMRAD CA54 Plotter
    • Compass powerdamp

    Communications Equipment:
    • Raymarine VHF Radio


    • Electric heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised showers in heads

    • Led lights all-through


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Aft cabin
    • Superior saloon
    • Main saloon
    • 2 x lateral rooms
    • Bow cabin
    • Bridge
    • 2 x bathrooms on deck

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Wood flooring all through
    • Roclaine Type BX Spintex-643-110 30 mm Thickness Thermo Isolation Panel

    Access to the hull:
    • Stairs with emergency escape hatch

    Day courtesy head to Starboard:
    • 1 x wash basin with freshwater tap
    • 1 x Electric WC toilet
    • 1 x mirror
    • Teak top
    • Teak flooring
    • 1 x ceiling light

    Day courtesy head to port:
    • 1 x wash basin with freshwater tap
    • 1 x Electric WC toilet
    • 1 x mirror
    • Teak top
    • Teak flooring
    • 1 x ceiling light
    • New monolithic front mast (keel stepped)
    • Length 27.20 m from deck
    • 4 x Spreaders for square sails
    • 2 x Standing platforms
    • New two pieces Aft mast (keel stepped)
    • Length 25.20 m from deck
    • 1 x Standing platforms
    • New front rigging ready for three sails

    • Pushpit, pulpit and guardrail
    • Hot and cold transom shower

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • 2 x 24vDC hydraulic Liesem windlass
    • 2 x kgs anchor with 100 meters of calibrated chain ?
    • 1 x Captive winch
    • Pressurised anchor wash in anchor locker
    • 8 x mooring cleats
    • Warps and 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.

    Life Navigation Lights:
    • Navigation light bulbs

    Fire control:
    • 2 x Firefighting hoses on deck

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Barcelona, Spain

    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: Lucio Pellegrini
    Tel: +34 675 236 174
    Email: lucio@grabauinternational.com

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