0 1994 Vitters Hoek 55 Custom For Sale | Grabau International Yacht Brokerage


€790,000 tax paid

Custom Hoek in full aluminium by Vitters

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelVitters Hoek 55 Custom
DesignerHoek Design Naval Architects BV
Boat NameTintagel
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingPalma de Mallorca, Spain


LOA16.8m (55'0")
LWL12.6m (41'0")
Beam4.6m (15'0")
Draft2.4m (7'0")
Hull ConstructionAluminium
EngineYanmar 4LHM-TE 110hp
Keel TypeWinged Keel

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Lucio Pellegrini
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+34 675 236 174

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    The one and only TINTAGEL. Custom design by Hoek and full aluminium construction by Vitters. Performance married with capability for world-adventures or around-the-cans fun. Extensively refitted and updated and available for immediate delivery.


    Arguably one of the best known of all of the Hoek designs and certainly one of the best built with full custom construction to ABS classification in aluminium by the legendary Vitters shipyard in the Netherlands. Not to be confused with her wood epoxy sisters, with her robust-yet-light aluminium construction TINTAGEL was conceived with a plan for world cruising and explorations to high latitudes. Short-handed cruising is both safe and effortless thanks to her hydraulic deck winches and cutter rig with furling headsails.
    For those wishing to race, TINTAGEL boasts enhanced upwind performance thanks to her winged keel which also keeps her draft down to a very practical 2.40m, along with the protection of a fully-skegged rudder. In racing mode, TINTAGEL has won the Round Admiralty Island Race in Alaska on two occasions and her owner has also enjoyed short-handed racing in the Mediterranean where the yacht is now based.
    Below decks, TINTAGEL benefits from comfortable and spacious accommodation for two couples in two cabins and is finished in luxurious solid Honduras Mahogany with contrasting white lacquered bulkheads, light maple flooring and white Corian counters. Her forward cabin and interior spaces were extensively remodelled as part of a 2015 refit. Detailed owner’s manual 2023 by Spinta Studio available upon request.

    Her specification highlights include:-
    • Custom design by Hoek Design
    • Full aluminium construction by Vitters in the Netherlands
    • Teak laid decks and superstructure
    • Classic opening skylights above saloon and master cabin
    • Two cabin layout with master cabin forward and guest cabin aft
    • Two heads with aft heads located adjacent to companionway for use as day heads
    • Honduras Mahogany interior joinery with contrasting white lacquered bulkheads and tongue-and-groove headlinings
    • Winged performance keel with 2.40m draft
    • Fully-skegged aluminium rudder
    • Retractable bowthruster
    • Yanmar 110hp engine with 5-bladed MaxProp feathering propeller
    • Carbon fibre mast and boom
    • Lewmar hydraulic winches
    • North sails package
    • B&G/Simrad navigation package
    • Icom SSB radio
    • WiFi router
    • Northern Lights generator
    • Victron chargers with inverters
    • Lithium service batteries
    • Reverse-cycle air-conditioning to saloon
    • Webasto hydronic diesel heating system with radiators
    • Diesel heater in saloon
    • Ventilation fans
    • Water softener

    • New full engine service 2023
    • New engine and generator start batteries 2023
    • New rod rigging 2021
    • New lithium batteries 2020
    • New navigation electronics 2015
    • New hull painted 2015

    TINTAGEL is our first keelboat. It was love at first sight. Maria my wife and I have different hobbies, she enjoys horseback riding and singing in a choir. I have been focused on dinghy sailing since I was a teenager.
    TINTAGEL was my dreamboat and she was in need of substantial TLC since she had not sailed for years.
    Mallorca Management handled the refit and has helped us to keep TINTAGEL ship shape and Bristol fashion over the years. She is a lovely cruiser and we have sailed close to or + 3000 NM every year. Most of the time has been spent around the Balearic Islands with trips to the mainland, France, Italy, Corsica, and Sardinia.
    She is a fantastic sailboat and we have been on the sea in very light and in heavy conditions. She has been safe and always brought us to different ports and home again. My wife had not done much sailing when we took our first trip to Cabrera but she learned fast, staying behind the helm with me as deckhand and navigator. She could be sailed singlehanded but I never sailed her alone. Doublehanded is great.

    We do a little racing every year, her class is the Spirit of Tradition and it’s very nice to be able to join the Classic boat regattas such as Palma Vela, Les voiles de Antibes, Corsica Classic, Argentario week, and many more.
    We wish her future custodian to get as many nice memories as we have got during the years onboard.
    Finally, two cabins on a 55 ft boat are perfect. More cabins, more people, more cocking, cleaning, and less sailing.



    Build Classification:
    • Built under ABS rules with three watertight bulkheads

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Aluminium hull, deck, and superstructure construction
    • Teak laid side decks (original thickness 20mm), coachroof and cockpit
    • Oyster white AWL Grip painted topsides and superstructure – 2015

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Lead ballast fin keel with aft wing profile to maintain performance while reducing draft
    • Aluminium rudder blade supported by full-depth skeg


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4LHM-TE 4-cylinder turbo-charged marine diesel engine producing 110hp @ 3,200rpm
    • Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
    • Electronic and manual backup throttle system
    • Kanzaki KM5A 2.57:1 reduction gearbox
    • Centex custom exhaust system
    • 12vDC engine room ventilation fan
    • 12vDC oil change pump system

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours: approximately 3,350 hours as of Summer 2023
    • Engine serviced annually – last service Summer 2023 completed by Yanmar appointed engineers.

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Shaft drive with 1 ¾” stainless steel shaft and Aquadrive system
    • MaxProp Whisper 5-bladed feathering propeller
    • MaxPower VIP 250 9.5KW 24V retractable bowthuster with joystick control
    • Wheel steering with varnished wood helm wheel and chain linkage to quadrant


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC start circuits and 220vAC via shore power, generator, or inverter
    • 2x 24vDC-12vDC voltage converters
    • Victron Energy Colour Control monitoring system with WiFi connectivity for power supply and usage

    Battery Banks:
    • 5x 12vDC 180Ah Lithium service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 450Ah @ 24vDC – 2020
    • 1x 12vDC 100Ah engine start battery – 2023
    • 1x 12vDC 100Ah generator start battery – 2023
    • Victron Energy BM battery monitoring systems for engine and generator start batteries
    • Emergency parallel switch for engine and generator start batteries

    Battery Chargers/Inverters:
    • 2x Victron Energy Multiplus 24/3000/70 24vDC 70Amp automatic battery chargers with integral 3,000 inverters

    • 12vDC 80Ah engine mounted alternator for charging starter batteries
    • 24vDC 220Ah high-output engine mounted alternator for charging service batteries

    • Northen lights M643-HE 3.5Kw @1500 rpm 220vAC diesel generator
    • Generator hours: approx. 645 as of Summer 2023
    • Generator serviced routinely

    Shore Power:
    • 220vAC shore power system


    Fresh Water:
    • 24vDC pressure system for fresh water supply
    • Hot water supplied via engine calorifier, via 220vAC immersion heater element from shore power in well-insulated Everhot n.10 Super horizontal hot water tank or via Webasto hydronic heating system
    • Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads, and shower in cockpit
    • Filtered fresh water supply to galley
    • Manual fresh water override pump to galley sink
    • Fresh water deck pump
    • HP Watermakers Demi5 water softener

    Sea Water:
    • Foot operated sea-water pump located in galley
    • Manual saltwater pump to galley sink

    Water treatment:
    • Demi5 water softener

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 24vDC electric bilge pump system set up to pump from forepeak, forward cabin, mast bilge, engine bilge or lazarette via manifold system
    • Automatic bilge pumps for all bilge areas with manual overrides and alarms
    • Engine driven bilge pump
    • Edson 18gpm manual bilge pump in cockpit

    Black & Grey Water:
    • Black and grey water discharge to holding tanks

    Gas System:
    • Gas locker for storage of 3x 20lb propane bottles
    • 12vDC gas solenoid at galley
    • 12vDC S-2A gas sensor alarm system


    • 940 litres fuel capacity in 3x aluminium integral tanks consisting of 440 litre port tank, 445 litres starboard tank and 55 litres day tank
    • Fuel polishing and transfer system
    • Tank Tender fuel tank monitoring system

    Fresh Water:
    • 891 litres freshwater capacity in 2x aluminium integral tanks consisting of 591 litre port tank and 300 litre starboard tank
    • Tank Tender water tank level monitoring system

    Holding tanks
    • Aluminium 150 litre blackwater holding tank serving forward and aft heads
    • 2x aluminium of 300 litres total capacity grey water tanks servicing sinks and showers
    • Tank discharge to sea or via deck extraction
    • All holding tanks cleaned periodically


    • Force 10 stainless steel gimballed gas stove with 3x burners and oven
    • LG 220vAC microwave oven
    • Front loading refrigerator with 24vDC Frigoboat compressor
    • Freezer with twin cold plates and 24vDC Frigoboat compressors
    • Trash compactor

    • Vacuflush 24vDC electric fresh/salt flush heads in aft day heads
    • Jabsco manual marine heads in master cabin ensuite
    • Hot & cold pressurised showers in all bathrooms with drain pumps

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • 220vAC reverse-cycle air-conditioning system for saloon powered by generator or shorepower
    • Webasto diesel-fired hydronic cabin heating system creating hot water with radiators
    • Sigma diesel cabin heater in saloon area
    • 24vDC ventilation fans

    • Sonos sound system
    • 2x Waterproof Clarion speakers on cockpit

    • LED interior lighting throughout including courtesy lighting


    On Deck:
    • B&G Zeus2 12’’ chart plotter / radar display – 2015
    • Closed array mast mounted radar scanner
    • 2x B&G Triton T41 Graphic displays – 2015
    • Simrad AP24 autopilot control head at companionway
    • Further autopilot control at the helm through B&G Zeus2 12’’ chart plotter
    • Steering compass

    Below Decks
    • B&G Zeus2 12’’chart plotter/radar display – 2015
    • B&G Triton T41 Graphic display – 2015
    • Furuno NX-330 Navtex
    • Clock & Barometer

    Communications Equipment:
    • Simrad RS90 VHF radio with DSC and external speaker - 2015
    • 1x Portable VHF
    • Icom IC-M710 SSB radio with insulated backstay aerial
    • WIFI system with router


    Accommodation Summary:
    • Up to 5 berths in master v-berth cabin forward and double guest cabin aft with occasional small sea berth to port side in saloon. Two heads.

    Accommodation finish:
    • Hand crafted Honduras Mahogany interior joinery with white lacquered bulkheads and contrasting cupboard fronts
    • White lacquered ceilings with V-groove panelling
    • White ceramic tiling surrounding Sigma saloon heater
    • Maple floors
    • Blue Alcantara upholstery in saloon and mast cabin
    • Synthetic stone counters to galley and heads

    Accommodation Description from Forward:

    Master Cabin:
    • Aft of large forward lazarette locker is the master cabin.
    • U-shaped bunk arrangement with large single berths to port and starboard with central settee area
    • Lee-cloth
    • Froward facing settee seat
    • large deck skylight with twin opening hatches
    • Upper cabinet lockers to port and starboard
    • Hanging locker to starboard opposite heads

    Master Cabin Ensuite:
    • Aft to port.
    • Manual marine heads
    • Pressurised shower
    • Sink with hot & cold-water supplies
    • Teak grating to floor
    • Radiator

    • U-shaped settee seating to port with fixed dining table
    • Settee to starboard
    • Lockers above and outboard to port and starboard
    • Saloon heater with tiled plinth forward to starboard
    • Large deck skylight with twin opening hatches

    • Aft of saloon area to port and slightly raised from saloon area
    • U-shaped galley with synthetic stone counters
    • Upper and lower-level lockers/cupboards
    • Twin inset sinks
    • Gimballed stove
    • Opening deckhead hatch above

    Chart Table
    • Aft of saloon top starboard and slightly raised from saloon area
    • Large forward-facing chart table with upholstered seat
    • Wet locker aft
    • AC/DC panel and panel for navigation instruments

    Guest Cabin:
    • Aft of galley to port
    • Double aft berth
    • Storage lockers inboard, outboard and beneath berth

    Aft Day Heads:
    • Electric vacuum marine heads
    • Pressurised shower
    • Sink with hot & cold-water supplies
    • Teak grating to floor
    • Radiator
    • Access door to workshop/machinery space


    • Omohundro Carbon fibre mast and boom – white painted
    • Masthead rigged keel-stepped mast with 2-sets of spreaders
    • Stainless steel rod standing rigging – 2021
    • Reckmann hydraulic genoa furler
    • Removable inner forestay for staysail with furler
    • Navtec hydraulic backstay, vang, and outhaul
    • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole – mast stowed
    • Genoa and staysail tracks
    • Checkstays
    • Gottifredi Maffioli running rigging

    • 2x Lewmar 66ST 2-speed self-tailing hydraulic primary winches with 2 powered speeds
    • 2x Lewmar 68ST 2-speed self-tailing hydraulic secondary winches
    • 2x Lewmar 50ST 2-speed self-tailing manual mainsheet winches
    • 2x Lewmar 16ST 2-speed self-tailing mainsail winches for mainsail traveller track
    • Lewmar 44ST 2-speed self-tailing manual halyard winch on mast
    • Lewmar 48ST 2-speed self-tailing hydraulic halyard winch at mast foot

    • North Sails Fully batten mainsail, NPL Tour Ultra XC NorLam NLUC32 - 2022
    • North Sails Complete set of C-Tech battens 83,72 m2 - 2022
    • North Sails Genoa 3, furling jib with battens NPL Tour Ultra XC NorLam 440. 55,20 sqm - 2020
    • North Sails Furling Gennaker G1 AP NorLon NY150 190sqm - 2019
    • Doyle Staysail Spektra triradial furling staysail including integral stay 28,5 m2 - 2017
    • North Sails Stormsail

    • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit and guard wire stanchions
    • Side boarding gates to port and starboard
    • Teak seats inset to pushpit
    • Stainless steel mast pulpits
    • Polished dorade vents with stainless steel dorade pulpits
    • Folding teak cockpit table
    • Mast pulpits
    • Folding teak table
    • Varnished teak opening saloon skylight
    • Passarelle with guardrail
    • Deck shower
    • Deck wash
    • Easy handling swim/safety ladder

    Canvas Work:
    • Mainsail cover
    • Sprayhood with stainless steel frame
    • Helm wheel cover
    • Dorade covers
    • Hatch covers
    • Winter covers
    • Boom awning
    • Rope bags at mast pulpits
    • Cockpit cushions

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • 2x Maxwell VWC 3500 24vDC 3,500w electric anchor windlasses with integral mooring capstans
    • 2x 75lb CQR galvanised anchors with 90m 3/8” galvanised chain
    • Chain stoppers
    • Fore and aft mooring lines
    • 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.

    Navigation Lights:
    • 24vDC navigation lights

    Life Saving:
    • Liferaft - next service due in April 2026
    • Lifebuoy with light
    • Bright buoy
    • Flare kit
    • Mast-mounted horn
    • Radar reflector
    • First aid kit
    • 406Mhz EPIRB
    • Lifejackets

    Fire Control:
    • Fire extinguishers in cabin spaces
    • CG2-125 Automatic/manual firefighting system for machinery space
    • Fire blanket for galley

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying in Palma de Mallorca, 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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