Flying Dutchman FD12 Cutter Rigged

AU $197,000 Now reduced Finance
50' 4" - 15.34m
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Launch Year
Hull Material

Seldom seen in Australian waters, this highly respected bluewater cruiser ticks all the boxes for comfort, sailability, safety and style. With her cutaway forefoot, fin keel, canoe stern, low profile and heavy construction, she has proven herself as a quality, offshore cruising yacht. Designed to be positively buoyant, this is one of the last of these great yachts with hull number 22 out of 25. With a comfortable saloon, excellent sea galley and beautiful timber woodwork below together with generous accommodations, owners and guests will be well catered for. Her canoe stern and overall length allows great handling in all sea. All lovely solid teak craftmanship of the lockers and shelves is true to her heritage. She is a great family cruiser or for the more adventurous couple who want room and storage. This Flying Dutchman is a big strong yacht with a very usable layout. The internal helm station makes for comfortable cruising in extreme weather conditions. Registered on the Australian General and International Ships Register and ready to go.

AU $197,000 Now reduced    Finance   
Vessel Name
Launch Year
50' 4" - 15.34m
23 Tonne gross - 21 Tonne net
Keel / Ballast
Cutaway forefoot fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast. Skeg hung rudder fitter new 2013.
Vessel Location
Eva Hollmann and Willem Eickholt
Ta Yang Yacht Builders Taiwan
Hull Material
Decks Material
Traditional teak deck laid over fibreglass
The yacht has been repowered with a Yanmar 4JH3-HTE 100HP Turbo in 2002. Engine powers the yacht along in all seas at a good speed.
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Max Speed
10 knots
Cruise Speed
7 knots
Shaft. Folding Prop.
Kubota ZB600c 2 cylinder with 180 amp 12V alternator Ample Power 4060.
500 litres approx split between four tanks with manifold. All tanks aluminium.
700 litres storage in three separate stainless steel tanks.
AB 2.98m inflatable with fibreglass bottom, model AB-Ventus 09VL
Yamaha 15 HP 2 stroke, model E15DMHS
Bimini, storage cover
Coming down the companionway, the raised second helm and nav station are to the port and the galley is to starboard. Going forward you enter the large saloon area featuring a saloon table to the starboard of centre-line surrounded by seating for at least six. Opposite is another seating option around a small removable table which can double as a passage bed. Full head room throughout. Ample storage both outbound and below of seating together with teak bookshelves and a handy large storage area within the table. Forward are two identical berths, both with single bunk beds and the option to make the bottom bunk into a double. Both cabins have hanging lockers and drawers, lee cloths on bunks and large hatches overhead for ventilation. Starboard side has teak racks for hanging fishing rods. Both cabins then enter forward into the front head with shower and hand basin, with plenty of storage. From here there is a door that enters into a large forepeak that contains the generator, spare sails and storage. Back aft, the nav station has a stainless steel wheel at the second helm along with all engine controls allowing operation of the vehicle whilst underway below decks. Helm chair is large and comfortable and gives access to all electronics. Five chart drawers under the nav table for storage and maps. Aft of the nav station is the second head with shower, hand basin and storage. Entering the large aft stateroom the big double berth (new memory foam custom made mattress 2018) is to starboard, with a desk with mirror over and drawers below, large hanging locker and large shelved locker. Outbound to port is a long bench with storage underneath in cupboards and drawers that could double as a sea-berth if necessary. With sliding glass door storage above the bench, it also doubles as a work bench. There are six opening port lights in this cabin. To the rear of this cabin is an opening hatch to access the rear lazarette. The yacht has been fitted out to the highest specifications, with many optional extras. Each FD-12 was individually designed to the specifications of the owner. The current owner is the third. These include the extensive use of teak in bookshelves and storage, additional structural support to the knees, internal helm and the generous use of teak in all cabins with white lining coach roof structure to assist with the overall feel of strength, comfort and style not seen in modern yachts. There are three Weens & Plath oil burning lamps for both warmth and to keep the boat dry in the tropics, avoiding the issues of mould and dampness.
Three cabins: large aft stateroom with separate head, shower and hand basin, Two doubles (could be triple) forward with own head, shower and hand basin.
One large double in stateroom, other cabins can accommodate 2 or 3.
Two interior, one topside.
New Pioneer bluetooth radio/cd. External speakers in the cockpit and internal speakers in saloon.
Galley is to starboard as you come down the companionway and features ample storage above and below bench top. Teak spice rack, eight drawers, fold down teak extension table to extend bench space when needed. Deep double stainless steel sinks. Fresh water pumps; electric and manual plus manual salt water foot pump. All pots, bowls, pans, dishes and cutlery included.
Large capacity fridge, 12 volt driven with holding plates. Motor: Leeson #C4D17NK7C, compressor: Blissfield #CE99502.
Larger capacity freezer, 12 volt driven with holding plates.
Seaward gas range: Three burner cooktop with oven. Princess Gourmet model #3174-1001. Gimbal installation.
12 volt 22 litres per hour Little Wonder. New membrane 2015.
Hot Water
Seaward 22 litre hot water heater, new 2013.
Ground Tackle
Large electric Nilsson Anchor Windlass. Main anchor: Manson Supreme 80 lbs with 80m 8mm chain (new 2019) backed up with 120m rode. Aft second anchor: Danforth 40 lbs with 20m chain backed up with 120m rode.
Safety Gear
Assorted safety gear
Bilge Pumps
Three x Rule 2000 bilge pumps
Life Raft
Yes, needs service
Yes x 2
Life Jackets
Fire Protection
Five fire extinguishers
New Victron SmartCharger (2021). AirBreeze wind generator. LED lights throughout. Two Renogy 175w solar panels with Victron MPPS controller (2021). LED lights throughout the interior. New Pioneer bluetooth radio/cd. Six Caframo fans. Salt water wash down pump Flojet #R4405-143. Fresh water pump Sureflo & Flojet.
Electronics / Navigation
Raymarine C95 Chart Plotter, new 2014. Raymarine 150 depth, new 2015. Raymarine 150 speed, new 2015. Raymarine 150 wind instruments, new 2015. New 2011 Autopilot, Alpha 3000 with additional remote for outside helm and additional spare ram unit. Fleming Self Steering Wind Vane rebuilt/reconditioned 2011. Unident VHF new 2021. Kenwood TS4400S Ham/SSB radio with Smart Auto Tunder SG230. Pactor SCS PTII E Ham Modem. Garmin GPS 235 Sounder. Furuno Radar MKII model #841 36 mile. Weems & Plath Barometer. Tank level indicator.
Sail Inventory
Mainsail, new 2014.100% Jib. Twin 70% Yankee Jibs. 125% Lightweight Deck Sweeper. Staysail. Storm Tri-Sail and Storm Staysail.
Mast / Rigging
Aluminium mast and boom. Mast steps up to first spreaders. Twin spreaders. Insulated back stay. Solid vang. Crows nest at first spreaders.
Deck Gear
Beautifully crafted timber wheel at cockpit helm. Twin downwind poles. Cockpit winches: Two x Lewmar 55ins self tailing, Two x Lewmar 48ins self tailing, One x Lewmar 40ins self tailing. Mast winches: Three Lewmar 40ins self tailing, Two x Lewmar 40 ins. Harken Mainsail cars, Harken Headsail Roller Furler. Magna Party size BBQ. Stainless Steel cocokpit cleats x Five. Stainless Steel staunchens with new stainless steel wire (2022). Large cockpit drawers. Deep aft lazarette. Twin forward forepeak hatches. Five x large opening deck hatches. Two large deck boxes on forward deck. Stainless Steel safety bars, port and starboard of mast for extra safety. Port and S/B fold down Stainless Steel ladders. Teak cockpit sole. Stainless Steel grab rails on deck above companionway. Six timber treads down into saloon. Fold down Dodger. External shower. Deck wash. Assorted tools. Mooring lines. Fenders. Extensive range of spares.
This proven bluewater yacht has been set up for comfortable, long term, offshore cruising. If you are thinking of heading off soon on a big volume cruising yacht, an inspection of this safe, solid boat is recommended. Boats such as this are seldom seen in Australia waters and this one won't last. Australian General Shipping Registered #862675. Also included are several Penn reels and rods, more spare parts and tools that can be listed and technical and cruising books.

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