Grabau International are delighted to announce the new listing of the 1996 Heesen Striker 50 ‘BRINOCO’.
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.
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 throughout 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.
Brinoco is now offered for sale at Euro 300k ex VAT and is lying in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
Full details and further photographs will follow shortly.