0 1983 Southern Ocean Shipyard Ocean 62 Centreboard Ketch For Sale | Grabau International Yacht Brokerage


€395,000 tax paid

Refitted 2017

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelSouthern Ocean Shipyard Ocean 62 Centreboard Ketch
DesignerE.G. Van de Stadt
Boat NameTilda
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingGenova, Italy


LOA18.9m (62'0")
LWL14.9m (48'0")
Beam4.65m (15'0")
Draft2m (6'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineFord Sabre 120hp
Keel TypeCentreboard

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    Ocean 62 Centreboard ketch from the legendary Southern Ocean Shipyard. Refitted in 2002 and again in 2017 and now ready to tackle the world’s oceans.


    TILDA (ex ‘OCEAN LEDA’ is a highly desirable centreboard variant of the Ocean 62, a later development of the cult classic Ocean 60 from Southern Ocean Shipyard Ltd in Poole, UK. Boasting capable and timeless hull lines by Van De Stadt and easy to handle thanks to her ketch rig, TILDA is the perfect base for serious ocean adventures or commercial activities.

    Benefitting from numerous refits throughout her life, including her most recent in 2017 following purchase by her current owners ahead of their planned Atlantic circuit including participation in the 2021 ARC Rally.

    TILDA’s specification highlights include:-
    • GRP construction with pale blue painted topsides
    • Hydraulic centreboard with 2.00-3.00m draft
    • Teak laid side decks and cockpit
    • Ketch rig with electric furling yankee and staysail
    • Spinnaker and gennaker
    • Lewmar electric halyard winch
    • Raymarine electronics including plotters and radar
    • Four cabin, three heads layout with aft stateroom and up to 12 berths
    • Mahogany interior joinery
    • Ford Sabre 120hp engine with 3-bladed MaxProp
    • Two generators
    • Watermaker
    • Reverse-cycle air-conditioning
    • Hot water heating system
    • Electric heads
    • Holding tanks
    • Tender davits
    • 3.50m AB tender with outboards


    TILDA was built in 1983 at the Southern Ocean Shipyard in excess of Lloyds specification and launched with the name OCEAN LEDA VI. Southern Ocean Shipyard, at the time located in Poole U.K., where presently Sunseeker Superyacht Shipyards are based, built the world's largest series-built yachts, Ocean 80, 75, 71 ('Ocean Spirit' with Sir Robin Knox-Johnson & Leslie Williams won both the Around Britain in 1970 and the Cape to Rio in 1971; 'Issobel' with John Kretschmer in 1991 survived dreadful Force 13 or so-called Force Unlucky in Mid-Atlantic; 'Elmo’s Fire' owned by Giovanni Soldini), 62, 60, and the famous Gallant 53 ('Express Crusader' with Dame Naomi James in 1978 set the Round the World record, the first woman to sail single-handed around the world via Cape Horn; 'Huck Finn III' owned by Vittorio Malingri).

    Ocean 62 is a luxurious private variant of a hugely successful charter boat, Ocean 60, many seen in the Caribbean. Total built something around thirty Ocean 60 and presumably around twenty Ocean 62. Tilda is a 62-foot well equipped, well sailing, extremely comfortable cruiser in great condition. Completely restored in 2002 at OMI AB in Orust, Sweden to better than new condition and named Tilda, all systems tuned, tested and updated. In 2017, she was extensively refitted in Southampton and received new sails, standing and running rigging. In 2018 and 2019 in Burriananova, Spain she was upgraded with several new items including a bow thruster and solar panels to reach the highest standards.

    OCEAN LEDA was first commissioned in 1983 by a Swiss lawyer. Built as the variant "tall mizzen rig", with electro-hydraulic centreboard, retractable bow thruster, full mahogany saloon and extendable shower room in the aft head; the boat was equipped for Mediterranean use with five air conditioning units and keel cooled refrigerators, among other things. The owner was obsessed with safety, did not want propane but ordered an electric stove instead. Had special emergency ladder from the aft cabin, in case a blocking fire should break out. The boat was moored in Menton and was used essentially as a floating summer cottage. They were careful with protective covers everywhere when the owner was not on board, and the crew often lived ashore so as not to tear the boat unnecessarily.

    After the lawyer's death around 1990, the boat was bought by Mr. John Cooke, an Englishman, owner of the Rolls Royce boutique in Ascot, UK. Equipped for charter but this was for tax reasons, no special charter business was ever established. Located in Ireland during a shipyard stay, but otherwise in the Mediterranean.

    She was then bought in Mallorca in 1999 by Mr. Lars Brune from Göteborg, Sweden. She was internally in brilliant condition, almost new, but technically and also exterior maintenance was neglected. His plan was to totally renovate the boat in Orust where he lived since 1986, and after some years of fine-tuning sail to the Pacific. The renovation was enormously comprehensive, cost far more than the boat and took two years. The third owner loved comfort so much that he installed a diesel boiler with underfloor heating, thanks to which he achieved a temperature of 20 degrees on board with minus 15 outside. The result was a boat that became new and functionally far, far better than the standard. Family situation changed and the planned long sailing was postponed. Instead, in the summer they sailed in Bohuslän and implemented a number of so-called father-child races, three fathers and seven children, very successful, ideal boat for this. With a new family and the company sold, they finally took off in spring 2006. Captain Karl Beckman was then employed, and the first father-child was sailing in Greece in summer 2006. After six weeks in Greece, they spent a week in Corsica, one week on the Canary Islands and the spring of 2007 they sailed six weeks in the Caribbean. He left the boat in Trinidad in March for hurricane storage on land and equipped the boat to sail in Polynesia in 2008. Captain Beckman was in charge of the refit at Peake Marina for a few months in autumn 2007, where the family joined just in time for Christmas in Aruba. Sailed seven months in the Pacific with his wife and periodically with other family, sometimes supplemented with various friends. In summary, a hugely successful project, the boat worked perfectly and the Pacific was just as amazing. Unfortunately, in October 2008, the owner had a heart attack in Vanuatu, known for speaking hundred and twenty different languages and that the men wear only penis sheath, not quite ideal. Closest help to get there was in Australia.

    The boat was cargo-shipped eventually home from Auckland. Because of continuing heart problems, she has only been sailed maximum five days per summer until 2014, when she was acquired by a Swedish lady, Mrs. Kristina Rönn Bergström. Following some sailing in the German channels, the boat was fully equipped for an Atlantic crossing in 2014, where she was supposed to also carry some spare parts for the owner second yacht that was moored in Trinidad and Tobago. Unfortunately, while sailing the English Channel, Mr. Rolf Bergström fell ill and had to be hospitalized in Southampton, the boat left at the Ocean Village and never sailed for the following two years.

    In September 2016, I found TILDA, almost abandoned following two years of immobilization, all systems remained winterized and kept in good condition but above deck she was in poor conditions, sails, canvases, covers and rigging were left abandoned. In December, after a full out of water survey, I bought her. Thanks to my experience as sailing instructor and in refitting boats – after the successful refitting in 2005 at Cantieri San Rocco in Italy, of Sarif - the Dufour 12000CT that my father bought in 1979 sailing her from La Rochelle to Sanremo and on which we spent the most beautiful summers of my childhood - and the refitting of Sanma - the Jeannau Fun that I bought in 2015 on Lake Lugano, Switzerland and with which my two sons and I won a few social regattas – I directed the refitting of Tilda at Saxon Wharf, Southampton bringing her to new life, and in 2017 sailed to Mallorca with stopovers in Guernsey, Brest, Lisbon and Cadiz.

    Tilda remained in Spain for the following three years and received constant care and attention to tune and update every single system and upgrade several items, such as new solar panels, new battery chargers and a new bow thruster among other things. The highest standard in safety was always taken into account, because the boat was specifically used for Sailing Summer Camps for kids and in 2020, she enrolled in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. The departure was postponed due to the difficulties in traveling caused by the pandemic, and eventually in 2021 she received an out-of-water survey and was made compliant with the World Cruising Club Safety Equipment Requirements. She was ready to participate in the ARC 2021, sailed from Portugal to start line in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and from there to finish line at Rodney Bay on the island of Saint Lucia, West Indies. Along the 3’050 miles trip, which took eighteen days and a half, she only had minor faults, such as two spinnaker poles blocks damaged, freshwater leak from one water tank and sail stitches that went off, in an Atlantic Crossing that will be remembered for heavy seas and difficult conditions that caused major faults on several boats, two yachts abandoned at sea and the loss of one life in a tragic incident. Tilda behaved very well, confirming her sturdy construction and true bluewater capabilities, successfully completing her second Atlantic crossing and the first crossing for me, a dream that came true after sixteen years of planning, preparation and training.

    Following eighteen months of unforgettable and exhilarating sailing across the Windward Islands – from Saint Lucia to Tobago Cays, passing by Sain Vincent and concluding in Martinique - in May 2023 Tilda successfully crossed the Atlantic eastbound, from Le Marin to Ponta Delgada, Azores and from Portugal to Spain, eventually landing in Genova where she is currently waiting for her next adventures.



    RCD Status:
    • RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998.
    • The stability characteristics of this vessel qualify it for operation in Category 0, defined as Unrestricted.
    • Original construction under Lloyds supervision

    Hull Construction:
    • Hull construction is in hand-laid marine grade glassfibre reinforced polyester in excess of Lloyds
    • Awl Grip Bahamas Blue finish
    • Two layers of International Micron 99 antifoul – January 2023

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Sandwich GRP deck and superstructure with end-grain balsa core.
    • Teak laid deck
    • Teak laid cockpit seating and cockpit sole

    Keel & Rudder:
    • 2.00 meters fin keel plus a centreboard keel reaching draught of 3.00 meters.
    • Hydraulic ram, gland, waterproof steel box are located below the saloon forward floor board.
    • The hydraulic ram that can be activated either by means of 24vDC electro-hydraulic pump or manual hydraulic pump. The latter is functioning by means of a steel handle bar and a switch for UP/DOWN movement, located below the saloon forward floor board.
    • The 24vDC electro-hydraulic pump is currently de-activated, located below the saloon forward drawer portside.
    • Semi-balanced half-skeg GRP rudder – removed and checked 2023
    • Stainless steel rudder stock
    • Three rudder bearings.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Sabre 120 marine diesel engines, marinized by Sabre Engine from the Ford 2715 base engine 6-cylinder, naturally aspirated, water-cooled marine diesele producing 120hp
    • Borg Warner 71C reduction gearbox with 2.1:1 reduction ratio
    • Aquadrive anti-vibration coupling and PSS shaft seal
    • The approx fuel consumption rates of the engine are: @800 RPM: 3 liters/hour, @1200 RPM: 6 liters/hour, @1600 RPM: 8 liters/hour, @2100 RPM: 18 liters/hour, @2350 RPM: 25 liters/hour (max crusing speed)

    Service & Maintenance:
    • Date of last engine service – 2023

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Shaft drive with 38mm diameter stainless steel shaft
    • MaxProp 610mm diameter 3-bladed feathering propeller
    • Semi-balanced half-skeg rudder.
    • Hydraulic Retractable Max Power bowthruster


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC primary domestic system with 24vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower or generators.
    • Victron Energy BMV-712 Bluetooth battery monitoring system

    Battery Banks:
    • 4x 225Ah 12vDC service batteries connected in series and parallel to supply 450ah @ 24vDC
    • 2x 97Ah 12vDC engine start batteries
    • 4x 50Ah 12vDC bow thruster batteries
    • 100Ah 12vDC stereo system battery
    • 110Ah 12vDC primary generator start battery
    • 100Ah 12vDC secondary generator start battery

    Charging / Inverter:
    • Victron Energy Skylla-I 24vDC 100Amp, 3-output service battery charger.
    • Victron Energy Blue Smart charger 12vDC 30Ah, 3 outputs generator and stereo battery charger
    • Mastervolt MASS Sine 25/1500 1,500w inverter

    • Westerbeke 12kw 220vAC diesel generator
    • Generator hours – approx. 8,500 of end of 2023
    • Date of last generator service – 2023
    • Fischer Panda PMS 4500 FCB 3.8w 220vAC diesel generator
    • Generator hours – approx. 7,500 of end of 2023
    • Date of last generator service – 2023

    • Prestolite 24vDC 175Amp engine-mounted alternator

    Solar Panels:
    • 2x 78W Solbian Nominal charge: 6.5 A @ 24V
    • Charge regulators

    Shore Power:
    • Victron Energy 3600W 230V isolation transformer.
    • 220vAC shore power system


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised fresh water supply with 24vDC high pressure pump
    • The hot freshwater circuit is led into well-insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 220vAC immersion heater element
    • Additional manual fresh water pump supply to galley
    • Deck fresh water shower

    Salt Water:
    • Additional manual salt water pump supply to galley
    • Deck wash pump

    • Enwa MT 4500 SSH 220vAC reverse osmosis water maker producing approx. 180Lt/h

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 24vDC main electric bilge pump
    • 4x 24vDC automatic bilge pumps for Galley, Generator, Engine, Battery Box, Navigation Station, Mast foot.
    • 3x manual bilge pumps
    • 1x mobile manual bilge pump


    • Approx 1,270 litre total water capacity in 2x 600 litres port and starboard GRP tanks plus 70 litres stainless steel day tank

    Fresh Water:
    • Approx 1,200 litre total water capacity in 2x 600 litres port and starboard GRP tanks
    • Gauge at the coach roof

    Holding Tanks:
    • 2x grey water tanks with automatic bilge pump – 38 litres aft, 54 litres fore
    • 2x black water tanks


    In Cockpit:
    • Raymarine GPS Chartplotter E90W at helm
    • Raymarine closed-array radar scanner
    • Raymarine/Drive unit Neco Marine Type DU80
    • Raymarine ST60 wind, speed and depth displays with transducers
    • Constellation steering compass at the steering column

    At Chart Table:
    • Raymarine GPS Chartplotter E120W
    • AIS Vesper Marine WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS Transponder
    • Wi-fi navigation instruments integration system

    Communications Equipment:
    • VHF DSC Radio with cockpit speaker
    • 2x Portable waterproof VHF Radio


    • Gimballed gas stove with two burners and oven
    • Extractor Hood
    • Top opening fridge
    • Deep freezer for ocean passages
    • Double sink with pressurized hot & cold water supplies
    • Additional manual fresh and salt water supplies
    • Water heater, coffee machine and toaster

    • 220vAC washing machine

    • 3x Jabsco 24vDC electric marine heads.
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies and showers

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system with outlets throughout interior and 4x compressor pumps
    • Storebro 220vAC 17kw element water-based underfloor heating system with coils and vents in all cabins

    • Radio/CD/MP3 with Bluetooth, speakers and subwoofer in saloon


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 14 berths in aft master double cabin, two twin/double guest bunk cabins, forepeak crew cabin with 4 bunks and two further occasional settee berths in saloon.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • The teak interior is built to top-level naval carpentry standards in marine plywood and teak joinery
    • All corners and edges are rounded off with consistent rays, using laminated or solid wood, all surfaces are finished with a heavy layer varnish.
    • Teak and holly soleboards
    • White vinyl headlining panels with teak battening
    • White leatherette upholstery
    • Corian counters in heads
    • Curtains and blinds

    Accommodation layout from Forward:

    Forward Crew Cabin:
    • Accessible via forward starboard heads or from deck
    • Upper and lower bunks to port and starboard

    Port Guest Cabin:
    • Twin bunks
    • Lower bunk pulls out to create large double berth
    • Hanging locker
    • Access to en-suite heads with shower

    Starboard Guest Cabin:
    • Twin bunks
    • Lower bunk pulls out to create large double berth
    • Hanging locker
    • Access to en-suite heads with shower

    • Large U-shaped settee to port serving as occasional settee berth
    • Dining table to port with folding leaves
    • Lockers and shelves above and outboard
    • Large L-shaped settee to starboard serving as occasional settee berth
    • Table with integral storage locker to starboard
    • Lockers and shelves above and outboard
    • Stowage lockers and sideboard aft to starboard
    • Frigobar in the saloon

    • U-shaped galley aft of saloon to port
    • Inboard sinks
    • Extensive stowage in lockers, cupboards and drawers
    • Top opening fridge
    • Top open deep fridge that can be converted in freezer

    Chart Table:
    • Aft of saloon in walkthrough corridor to starboard
    • Forward facing chart table

    Aft Heads:
    • Aft heads in walkthrough corridor to starboard
    • Serving as heads for master cabin aft or day heads
    • Shower

    Owner’s Cabin:
    • Centreline double berth
    • Settee to starboard
    • Vanity and stool to port
    • Hanging lockers
    • Shower


    • Ketch rig with white painted aluminium alloy spars
    • Main mast with 2-sets of spreaders
    • Mizzen mast with single set of spreaders
    • Selden main boom
    • Selden Type 30 rod vang for main boom - 2021
    • Stainless steel wire standing rigging – 2017
    • Running rigging – 2017/18
    • 3-reefs for mainsail with 2 available as single line reefs via Selden system
    • Checkstays
    • Bamar MEJ 2.02 electric furler for yankee - reconditioned in 2020
    • Bamar MEJ 1.02 electric furler for staysail
    • 2x spinnaker poles

    • 2x Lewmar 65ST 2-speed manual self-tailing primary cockpit winches
    • 2x Lewmar 55ST 2-speed manual self-tailing secondary cockpit winches
    • 2x Lewmar 46ST 2-speed manual self-tailing cockpit winches
    • 1x Lewmar 42ST 2-speed manual self-tailing cockpit winch
    • 2x Lewmar 48ST 2-speed manual self-tailing main mast winches
    • 2x Lewmar 46ST 2-speed manual self-tailing main mast winches
    • 1x Lewmar 44ST 2-speed manual self-tailing main mast winch
    • 1x Lewmar 42STE 2-speed electric self-tailing main mast winch
    • 3x Lewmar 30ST 2speed manual self-tailing mizzen mast winches

    • Hood Dacron battened mainsail with 3-reefs - 2006
    • Hood Dacron battened mizzen with 2-reefs- 2006
    • Hood Dacron battened mizzen staysail – 2006
    • One Sails Dacron furling yankee with UV protection – 2017
    • One Sails Dacron furling staysail - 2017
    • Spinnaker 200 sqm tri-radial, 1.50 oz weight, nylon cloth, with snuffer.
    • Gennaker Hood with snuffer.

    • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit with aft opening
    • Double guardrail and stainless-steel stanchions
    • Side boarding gates
    • Simpson stainless steel davits with 175kgs lift capacity
    • Stainless steel and teak side boarding stairs
    • Large folding cockpit table
    • Cockpit shower
    • Stainless steel pulpits at the base main mast
    • Cockpit and full deck lights
    • Magma Catalina Gourmet gas BBQ

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Lofran's Falkon 24vDC 2,000w reversing anchor windlass with remote control
    • Rocna Vulcan 55kgs anchor with 80m of 12mm chain
    • Fortress FX-125 second anchor
    • CQR 35kgs third anchor
    • Bruce fourth anchor
    • Mooring lines – 2018
    • Fenders

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Cockpit cushions
    • Spayhood
    • Bimini
    • Boom Awning on main and mizzen
    • Lazy jacks and bags

    Tender & Outboard:
    • AB Ventus 350 RIB
    • Tailored cover
    • Yamaha 20hp outboard engine
    • Mariner 3,3hp outboard engine


    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 saving:
    • 10-man ISO liferaft
    • EPIRB Ocean Signal 406Mhz EPIRB
    • Inflatable lifejackets with harnesses + rearming kit + 3x Personal AIS
    • Inflatable IOR Danbuoy
    • Horseshoe life buoys with emergency light
    • Rescue sling
    • Passive Radar Reflector + spare
    • Pyrotechnical SOLAS flares
    • Electric and manual fog signal horn
    • High powered searchlight
    • Offshore First Aid Kit
    • Safety knife
    • Binoculars Steiner + Zeiss
    • Sextant Freiberger
    • Barometer, Hygrometer, Thermometer WEMPE
    • Boathook

    Fire Control:
    • Fire extinguishers 4x + automatic in engine room 1x
    • Fire blanket in galley

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Genova, Italy

    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: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
    Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
    Email: michele@grabauinternational.com

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