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42ft DE RUITER DUTCH MOTOR YACHT – 1969 – Steel – Excellent Liveaboard – Lying: River Severn


Boat Details

Overall Length: 42ft.
Waterline: 39ft.
Beam: 11ft 6ins
Draught: 4ft 4ins
Displacement: 16 Tons dry weight
Engine: 69hp BMC SEALORD Diesel
Berths: Five in Three Cabins
Sail: n/a
Designer: Traditional
Builder: De Ruiter Shipyard, Netherlands
Year Built: 1969
Location: Worcestershire

Particulars of Sale:


GOUDVIS was designed and built by De Ruiter Shipyard, Netherlands in 1969. The current owners bought GOUDVIS in 2001, shipping her to the UK in January 2002. GOUDVIS was initially based on the Sharpness Canal in Gloucestershire from where she cruised inland and coastal waters. In 2004 the hull was professionally sand and soda blasted to bare metal at Sharpness Marine before application of five coats of epoxy and subsequent primer and finishing coats. In 2015 the superstructure was taken back to bare metal and epoxy finished a new steel hatch and frame fitted by Sirius Marine in 2015.  Last full survey in October 2017. Boat safety certificate to June 2026. Steel hull thickness from new 5mm. Minimum 4.3 in last survey.

GOUVIS is now reluctantly for sale due to the owner’s ongoing health problems. Due to lack of use the vessel does require some cosmetic upgrading. The spacious, light and well-planned interior is ideal for spending extended time onboard or as a permanent home. Offering ample scope to create a stylish and comfortable motor yacht with two separate suites fore and aft, large deck saloon and two helm positions. Airtronic warm air heating. Stern thruster for ease of manoeuvring.  69hp BMC Sealord diesel engine.

Steel hull, decks and superstructure. Teak laid deck.

The interior benefits from 6ft 5ins headroom and has teak veneered joinery throughout.

TWIN BERTH FORECABIN: Single berths to port and starboard. Hanging locker, under berth storage, opening portlights, Vetus deck hatch, access to chain locker, 12 and 240 volt power points. Locker with shelving.

SHOWER COMPARTMENT: shower fitting, curtain and rail. Chemical cassette toilet.

HEADS COMPARTMENT: Sea toilet (currently sealed)

Access between to the watertanks and shower holding tank. Life jacket stowage.

SALOON: with ‘L’ shaped settee, port and starboard side deck sliding doors, sliding windows to rear deck and outside helm. Inside helm to port with spoked wheel, instrumentation and engine controls. Extending teak table. Under seat storage.

GALLEY: 12 & 240 volt electrics. Washing machine, mains fridge/freezer, gas cooker, 12 volt fridge, single drainer stainless steel sink unit with storage below, pantry lockers, ample work surfaces, built-in crockery lockers. Shelf unit.

AFT STATEROOM: Two single berths to port and starboard. Vetus deck hatch. Sealed inspection/weed hatch. Wash basin, small cupboard. Access between berths to stern thruster battery and emergency steering rudder setting. 12 volt & 240 volt power points.

69hp BMC 5.1 litre ‘SEALORD’ 6 CYLINDER DIESEL ENGINE. New stainless steel shaft 2004. Maximum speed about 11/12 knots. 1,000 litres diesel tank capacity. Automatic stern-tube greaser. New batteries 2023.

Kerosene/Paraffin fuel tank

VETUS STERN THRUSTER 35kgf/55kgf 150mm.

PAGURO GENERATOR 400kw. Last serviced 2017.

AIRTRONIC EBERSPACHER HEATING 4kw, runs on Kerosene. Fitted in 2008.

Four new 110 Leisure batteries, 110 starter battery, generator battery, stern thruster battery. STERLING battery charger. INVERTOR.

Three 15kg Gas Bottles. Gas detector and Carbon Dioxide alarm.





Full canopy over outside helm, drops down in three sections

Stern davits with Wato double skin dinghy, pair oars.

10 fenders, warps.


A well designed Dutch motor yacht from the highly respected De Ruiter Shipyard. Subject to much expenditure in the current long ownership and offering tremendous possibilities as a comfortable live aboard, holiday boat or for extended cruising of European waterways. Sensibly priced to reflect cosmetic upgrading now required. Viewing recommended.

GUIDE: £35,000

LYING: Worcestershire


DISCLAIMER: Classic Yacht Brokerage offer the details and photographs of this vessel in good faith as a guide but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or images, or warrant the condition of the vessel, machinery or rig. Buyers should instruct their representative, agents or their surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer requires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.