CALLISTO 435 for sale

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13 m
4.01 m
Engine Make
Draft Max
1.98 m
Engine Model
Sabre SP90
Fin Keel
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Hull Material
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About this CALLISTO 435

Callisto 435 Centre Cockpit Steel Cutter to Bill Dixon design built by Croft Marine 1986 and fitted out by McGruers of Scotland completed in 1987. An impressive yacht that has been massively upgraded during this ownership with no expense spared. Hull interior and exterior grit blasted, teak decks replaced, powered by 90hp Lehman Ford engine (full engine report Sept 2016 available, considered in excellent condition), bowthruster, generator. Accom for 6 in two double cabins and bunk cabin, two heads, interior in Elm from a single tree! Full nav gear and more than ample safety equipment on board.

Only two owners since new. Sold to the current owners by Williams & Smithells over 10 years ago in the Med and since then they have gone round the world in style, safety and comfort. Absolutely ready to go. This is a serious blue water yacht waiting for her next adventure. £88,750  


Steel hull, deck and superstructure. Hull, deck and superstructure plating 4mm. All exterior steelwork, and bilge areas grit blasted, then flame sprayed with aluminium outside, and zinc inside then epoxy painted. Below waterline sandblasted 2015 and 7 coats epoxy high build primer applied.
Above waterline professionally resprayed with Awlgrip Nov 2015
Internal steelwork above waterline coated in Croda wax.
Above waterline foam block insulation, 50mm topsides, 60mm deck, mostly replaced in 2015.
Keel box 6mm sides, 12mm base
Encapsulated lead ballast 5.5 tons, oil filled.
Fuel tank is steel box structure within the keel.
13 mm Grade A Burmese teak decks laid on 15mm marine ply, bolted on to steel deck on non-hardening compound. All replaced Nov 2014. Teak cockpit seats. Coaming tops, gratings, handrails, toe rails, hatch surrounds all replaced Nov 2014.
Steering: Whitlock torque tube from cockpit. Hydraulic from 2nd station.
Joinery is English Elm, all solid wood from one tree.


Lehman Ford Sabre SP90 90hp non turbo diesel. Hours (05/16) 10,200. Full diagnostic report 2009 and Sept 2006. 
Consumption less than 4ltrs/hr at 6 knots. New gearbox 2013
Kohler 7.0 KVA generator. Hours (05/new 2013
Vetus 9524 bowthruster new 2006

Engine Report Sept 2016

From Marine Engineer:
Engine Inspection on Callisto 435 on the 22/09/2016 carried out by respected professional local British engineer.

"We were employed to carry out the above mentioned on the vessels engine a Ford Lehman SP90 build 1986 Serial Nowith 10,381 hrs.
This was to include general condition and a compression test to evaluate engine condition.
The engine was found to be in excellent condition for its age and well maintained by the current owner."

From owner:
Outline of the results below (and they were very good) Full diagnostic check on the engine September 2016.
The cylinder compression in the Ford Workshop Manual is stated as "minimum 300 psi with a variation of +/- 80 psi between cylinders".
No 1 = 400 psi, No 2 = 400 psi, No 3 = 405 psi and No 4 = 410 psi.
Essentially then, compression was 100 psi above minimum and all cylinders were closely matched.
Injectors cleaned and put back.
Oil pressure at 65 psi warm (from a previous test) on a direct gauge was also well above Ford minimum specifications.


12, 24 volt and 240 volt shore power circuits.
12, and 24volt smart 3 stage battery chargers new 2012/2013.
3 kilowatt inverter new 2012. 220 volt immersion heater.
Domestic - 4 x TAB Magic Sealed 100 AH batteries, new May 2017,
Engine start – 2 x Puma 600CCA new 2015
Smart Gauge battery management system on 12 volt and 24 volt packs


Fuel -      550 litres in steel tank in keel; dry cleaned 2013.
Water -   1,200 litres in 4 stainless steel tanks.
Holding - 100 litres

Rig & Sails

Bermudan, Solent, cutter rig. Custom built alloy deck stepped mast by John Powell Masts, double spreaders/jumper strut. Fixed mast steps.
2 headsail booming out poles with mast track, up/downhauls.
Two forestays, both with Profurl headsail furling.
Staysail on removable inner forestay with self tacking boom

Working Genoa, 2007, 57 sq mt plus spare
Light Genoa 1996, 80 sq mt
Staysail 1987 - with hanks.
Mainsail, 40sq mt Hood 2002, Bamar furling (2003).
Storm jib 1990, unused.

Genoa - 2 x Lewmar ST52
Furling - Lewmar ST30
Mainsheet - Lewmar ST30
Halyard - 2 x Lewmar ST40
Two banks of 6 Spinlock jammers.


Minimum 1.95m headroom throughout (2.2m in saloon). Interior joinery is of English elm, all solid wood cut from the same tree, and all plywood elm veneer faced; satin finished. All upholstery in neutral tone Dralon, saloon upholstery new 2016. Mid grey/blue mattresses. Floors carpeted; new 2016.

Stainless steel chain locker, with access hatch from fore cabin.
FORECABIN V-berths, two single or converts to double. Lockers and open shelves outboard. Second chain locker and deep storage lockers under. Hanging locker.
Door to passage through to saloon with GUEST CABIN port, with upper and lower berths, hanging locker. HEADS stbd., with vanity unit, washbasin, H & C shower, manual W.C.
SALOON. L-settees port and stbd, with large lockers under and outboard. Bookshelves and lockers above seat backs. Central table, can seat 4-6 unopened. Opens to double size to seat 10. Drinks locker in pedestal.
Up one step to GALLEY, stbd, generous worktop space, Formica renewed 2015, and dedicated stowage for crockery, glasses etc. plus general storage lockers.
Below the floor in this area are the batteries, inverter, generator, water pump, tank filling valves etc. The re-moveable companionway to the cockpit is central, with access to the front of the engine behind.

LOWER STEERING STN to port. Engine and autopilot controls.
Passage way through to aft cabin, with engine access panels, and
CHART TABLE with all instruments, and electrical control panels adjacent.
AFT CABIN with 2m X 1.55m athwartships double berth with interior 7” foam mattress. Upholstered headboards both ends. Full and half length hanging lockers. Retractable dressing table (or desk) with mirror.
En-suite HEADS. Vanity top with washbasin. W.C. with lid and shower stall. Access panels to engine, refrigeration unit and storage lockers over engine.


Force 10 European 3 burner gas cooker with grill and oven, new 2011.
Microwave cooker new 2015.
Electric food fridge, separate drinks fridge and deep freeze all run from the central Frigoboat refrigeration unit.
Refrigeration system was fully overhauled in 2016, compressor removed, serviced, oil replaced, plus new condenser, holding tank and dryer.
22 litre hot water tank, heated from engine cooling water or a 220v immersion heater.
Bread maker
24volt Hella fans in all cabins.
Carbon monoxide detector/alarm.
LPG detector/alarm
Custom made sheets & duvets for all berths
Full set of ironstone crockery and crystal, plus melamine for sea passages, high quality stainless cutlery
Heavy duty electric sewing machine


Polished Stainless stemhead fitting with twin bow rollers.
Francis 1500 reversing electric windlass with calibrated gypsy and warping drum with foot controls.
25kg Delta anchor with 90m of 7/16ths calibrated chain.
45lb CQR anchor, 40lb Brittany anchor,
45lb. Fisheman anchor
Chain/rope anchor warp, plus spare chain
100m.x 20mm. Multiplait anchor warp.
100m. Multiplait 18mm line on S/S reel on aft deck for Med moor etc.
Hydrovane self steering windvane.
Lewmar Ocean hatches, new glazing 2015
Teak capped steel side rails from cockpit aft, with stern gate; teak replaced Nov 2014.
Spray hood, 2009.
Sunshade/bimini on fixed stainless steel frame,

Complete cockpit “conservatory” gives full weatherproofing to cockpit, new 2012.
Full set of cockpit cushions, Sunbrella with towelling covers 2016.
Full high quality awning in 4 parts for maximum flexibility new 2013
Stern boarding platform with swim ladder
Aluminium gangway.
Stainless steel BBQ
H & C Deck shower.
Full salt water deck wash
Radar mast with deck light, radar and antennae for GPS, spare VHF, Satellite Phone, AIS.


Rigel Poseidon compass
Raymarine 3 Series Autohelm with dual controls, new 2007
Raymarine ST60 wind, speed, depth - cockpit readouts.
Multi repeater at chart table.
Furuno 1715 Radar, new 2013.
Iridium 9522 fixed satellite phone new 2007
Icom M710 HF/SSB radio with backstay aerial.
Icom M323 VHF radio with cockpit command mike.
ACR Globalfix GPS EPIRB new 2014
Vespermarine Watchmate AIS Receiver/transmitter new 2015.
Garmin 128 GPS, plus GPS mouse for Laptop navigation


CSM 6-man ISO 9650-1 liferaft new 2014; in canister, mounted on cabin top with quick release lashing
Lifebuoy with drogue
Jon Buoy recovery module which also acts as a Danbuoy
Echomax radar reflector
Raymarine Lifetag Alarm system, new 2010
Rule 3700 bilge pump plus engine driven bilge pump and Whale Titan manual bilge pump.


Swift Redback 2.9m aluminium bottom rib, new 2011 with launching wheels and boarding ladder. (Excellent lightweight package; will plane 2 up and plenty of room for 4)
Tohatsu 9.8 hp 2 stroke outboard, new 2010

Owners Additional Comments

Owners Comments:

We have improved Sea Topaz considerably over our time, from the initial investment in such as the bow thruster right through to the new paint, new teak decks, upholstery and carpets as we speak.

For those who might be interested, she is a lovely boat to live on, probably best shown by having only 2 owners in her 29 years. She is built for comfort rather than speed but is an excellent sea boat. Having said that, we completed the ARC in 18 days plus some hours at an average speed of 6.7 knots and similarly on our crossing from Galapagos to Marquesas, our time of 21 days gave us an average of 6.5 knots.

Although I am sure the comment makes Brokers laugh; but she really is ready to sail away with everything for an ocean crossing or live aboard cruising. The only things that we will take will be my tools.

We have replaced many items and did consider replacing the sails. They are still very serviceable and are rather a personal item so we felt it better to leave them.

I suspect one area where people might raise their eyebrows is the hours on the Ford Lehman main engine. We had a full diagnostic service done in Deltaville in 2009 by a Lehman expert and the results were perfect. It is a simple, powerful non turbo engine that I believe will go on "forever" and I would not consider changing it. We do have a fair collection of spares to pass on and new spares are still available.

Our reason for selling is simple, we feel that we have done enough full time cruising and want to move onto responsible grand parenting.

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