Salthouse 58 Offshore 3 cabins, 2 heads layout.

US $355,000 Negotiable
58' 5" - 17.80m
Vessel Location
Launch Year
Hull Material
Steel 5mm carbon steel. High build epoxy and polyerethane paint inside and out.


Designed by celebrated NZ naval engineer Bob Salthouse for offshore cruising and voyage to Antarctic.

Custom built in NZ by Ray Johnson of Johnson Yachts International, who specialise in building crafts capable of withstanding fierce sea conditions using only the finest material available and integrate a luxurious, exquisitely crafted and durable fit-out.

Built of 5mm carbon steel over steel frame for a very strong hull and structural integrity in all conditions.

Full refit in 2013 including complete strip back of the hull inside and out, sandblasting and re-spray with two pack polyurethane paint over high built epoxy for thorough protection of the steel hull, full rewiring and plumbing, mast removed and full rigging replaced.  

Second to none presentation and detailed maintenance records available on request.

Hull thickness survey available and hull layout 

Superb quality teak deck in beautiful condition.

High bulwarks, granny bars and multiple handholds for safety in rough weather.

Updated refit between 2019 and 2023 (see details in the further description).

NZ Gas and Electrical Warranty of Fitness (current)

NZ registered. CAT 1 offshore sailing certification.

400W solar and 6.5Kwa Onan Genset.

Huge, well lit, noise insulated and very clean engine room with complete access to the engine, generator and other systems.

Beautifully maintained and reliable Cummins 6B 5.9M 115HP Diesel with 800L diesel capacity.

Easily handled short handed or solo with bow thruster, 2 X 2 speed power winches, all furling sails including boom furling mainsail, anchor control at deck and cockpit and all lines run aft.

Versatile and very strong cutter rig with large overlapping cruising Genoa, job, mainsail (all in good condition), hydraulic double backstay and removable running backstays which can be deployed when heading hard upwind.

Luxurious interior with large master stateroom with private ensuite and two guest cabins forward with separate guest head area.

Well equipped galley designed for safe use in all weather.

Pleasant, beautifully crafted interior with no leaks or mildew.

Ample storage capacity suitable for live-aboard cruising.  

Large and safe centre cockpit with hard dodger and large canvas which slides beneath boom for sun protection.

Sold turn key with a long list of tools and spares.  

Available now at beautiful Savusavu, home of Jacques Cousteau and the famous Rainbow Reef. Berth and moorings available.

Ready to take you anywhere in the world with no further expense.


Nautilus Yacht Management is proud to present this rare and astonishing cruising yacht, of the kind we have seldom seen in all our years as offshore cruising specialists.  

SV Rory Mhor is a New Zealand flagged vessel with a very Scottish name... Rory Mhor means "Big Red", in reference to the original red hull. The hull may now be white; however, Rory is still very much Big Red!

SV Rory Mhor is now based at Nawi Island Marina in Savusavu, Fiji. It has recently been given preliminary approval to be used for commercial charters in Fijian waters by Fijian Government and their regulatory body MSAF. (Please note: no commercial chartering has occurred in Fiji. Pre-COVID, the owners purchased the vessel for chartering purposes and, as such, have thoroughly explored and prepared the vessel for chartering opportunities. While exploring Fiji, the high demands for tourism-based activities were noted, in alignment with the significant investment in infrastructure in the marine industry in Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji. However, due to timing, the current owners are now fully committed to a significant residential project in Fiji and reluctantly need to prioritise. This provides an opportunity to take ownership of an extremely well-maintained vessel, either for ocean cruising and/or to explore a potential business opportunity themselves, with a lot of preparatory work completed

Rory Mhor was previously in Commercial Survey for the purposes of being used as a filming platform in international waters and is currently certified to New Zealand CAT1 standard.

A proven and reliable long-distance cruiser, Rory Mhor was the production vessel for the National Geographic film team over a period of 1.5 years.   This included filming in the South and Central Pacific. During the expedition Rory Mhor departed from New Zealand sailing through Fiji, Tonga, Wallis & Futuna, Gilbert Islands, and the Marshall Islands, around 8,000nm.  Over the last number of years, SV Rory Mhor has completed multiple nautical miles in New Zealand coastal waters, and offshore passages and cruising in the Fiji Pacific Islands.

The yacht is a Bob Salthouse design built for offshore, blue-water cruising, originally intended to complete a voyage to Antarctica.   Thus, the yacht has many over-engineered specifications, and considerable thought to storage, providing extra solidity, capacity, and comfort for world ocean adventuring.

Truly one of a kind, globally.   SV Rory Mhor is the only vessel manufactured in this Salthouse design. It was custom manufactured over a two-year period by Ray Johnson Engineering 1989-1990, a rarity in today's era of production vessels that are mass manufactured to a price point.   Originally built as a 56ft vessel, but later extended to 58ft by having a swimming/diving platform added, along with black and grey water holding tanks.

The 58ft cutter has a rolled steel plate hull and steel framed superstructure. Externally and throughout internally the vessel shows a dedication to the workmanship of yesteryear.   Quality is signalled through the fit-out with traditional workmanship, handcrafted wooden materials, brass fittings, high-grade upholstery, and updated modern facilities and sophisticated instruments and technology.

Rory Mhor had a major refit in 2013 where the vessel was totally stripped, sandblasted internally and externally, re-wired, re-plumbed, re-rigged, and repainted. An additional refit was completed in early 2020 including updating of navigational equipment, rigging, sails and electronic equipment.

Considerable ongoing refurbishment and maintenance has kept SV Rory Mhor in fantastic condition and ready to go, as a turn key opportunity for the next ocean adventurer.

For a bit of info about ourselves, we are a boutique-style brokerage devoted to high quality cruising yachts and to the cruising community. Ex-cruisers ourselves we just strive to help others begin their journey on the ocean.  

If you think Rory Mhor might be just what you have been looking for, get in touch! Our team can organise a private video viewing with you as well as have all the time in the world to answer your questions, put you in touch with the owner if you wish, assist with organising surveys or expert reports etc. We also provide free-of-charge assistance with shipping, delivery, insurance, registration etc, no matter where in the world you are.  

NYM has a reputation to present to the market only quality cruising yachts in beautiful, turn-key condition, but our real trademark is to work as a team with you and the sellers to ensure a seamless, transparent and joyful experience.

2019-2023 Upgrades:


New House Batteries
6 x 165 amp hour AGM
24v lighting upgrade
All interior lights converted to LED's
Red/white courtesy interior lights x 4
Red/white courtesy exterior lights x 2
Bow spotlight - upgraded with hi beam spotlight
Lazarette courtesy light
Bilge pump rewired including new float and primary pump
New extraction fan - aft bathroom - including rewire
New night light - Pilot house
Re label and tidy up of 24voth switch board
New EWOF December 2022- including increasing reverse polarity protection
DSR link to start battery- linking radio and start battery to 12-volt charger
DSR link to house battery's - mid ships and forward banks
New AC plugs and switches (x10)
New speakers - saloon and pilot house
New radio battery and battery box
Flume detector installed
Gas detector installed
Gas WOF - December 2019 - 2024
All gas lines and fittings pressure tested
Gas bottle locker painted


New Raymarine VHF (GPS enabled with new GPS aerial)
New remote Raymarine VHF - Helm station
New B&G chart plotter
New B&G compass and GPS Aerial
New B&G NMEA backbone
New Triton2 head unit
New speed, depth and tempt transducer
New transducer and cable
Raymarine - reset of AIS - linked to B&G system
Radar connection redone and reconfigured to a direct feed- Raymarine chart plotter and iPad link
New Raymarine GPS Aerial - including lead cable
New Raymarine backbone and power supply
Cable tidy up and rewire to bulge pump and reroute VHF Aerial
Iridium Go external aerial rerouting and positioning
Rewire of shore power connection
New Plastimo navigation clock
New Solar Pannell 200w
New MPPT smart solar charger
New Audio speakers - Pilot house and saloon
New windlass/anchor switch and wiring


New aft Jabsco 24v shower pump
New Jabsco 24v house water pump
New Seaflow - 24v fire pump - plumbed directly into independent sea water seacock with remote switch in forward locker
New Jabsco 24v toilet motor - aft bathroom
New accumulator tank and fittings
New 24v duel switch aft toilet
Duel switch's installed- forward and aft showers
Full service both toilets. Including rewire of motors and solenoids
New toilet base and seat hinges - aft bathroom
New tapware - galley
New washing machine
New shower heads and slider bathrooms
Various hooks and fittings added
New inline filters - showers pumps
Dual water filters - house supply
Independent drinking water filter
New sealant - aft shower base and rebed


All cabins re wallpapered with heavily vinyl back wallpaper
All bright worked striped back and re vanished -
Forward cabins
Carpets steamed cleaned
Lazarette bilge painted and striped back and vanished
Forward storage locker
Repaint bottom bilge locker
Repaint including hatch is and replace no slip grip
Vibration insulation water maker
Water maker filters changed and serviced
New paint chain locker bulkhead
Anchor chain clean and remarked
New refrigerant. Compressor serviced and rewired- including compression testing and valve testing and adjustment
New Compressor lines and insulation
Gas oven
New Grill
New Handles
Gas line pressure tested


Full engine room repaint and corrosion protection
Including bilge and floor boats
All underwater hose clamps replaced
New Gauges - Pilot house (Volts, Temp, Tec, Oil Pressure)
Oil cooler striped back and refurbished
Main Engine
New fuel pump
New raw water hoses
Full-service fuel filters, oil filters oil change and air filter, belts, and zincs
Coolant overflow upgraded


Electrical rewire back to manufacturers specs
New solenoids
Oil, belts and filters changed frequently
Cleaned and serviced
New Stainless steel exhaust elbow and bracket


All winches serviced 2019 and 2024
Boom - fibreglass reinforcement - internal repaint - replacement of fittings and corrosion protection on internal boom
Stainless steel boom strengthening
New boom cover
New Main Sail- heavy duty including new batons
New Max prop 2021
New Cutlass Bering
Shaft pulled cleaned and machined to fit new prop
Drip shaft seal - machined and cleaned
New Halyards/Sheets
Staysail sheets
Genoa sheets
Main sheet
Boom vang
Main Halyard
Topping lift
Genoa halyard
Genoa cars
Additional mast head halyard
New mast halyard jammers x2
Pilot house halyard jammers serviced
New Staysail motor and belt
New Genoa motor and full rewire and upgrade
New through deck fittings - staysail and Genoa
New Emergency Hatch covers x 2
New Boom tent
New pedestal

US $355,000 Negotiable   
Vessel Name
Boat Reference
Launch Year
58' 5" - 17.80m
37,000 kg. Fully loaded.
Keel / Ballast
Fin keel. Integral to hull.
Vessel Location
South Pacific
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Bob Salthouse
Ray Johnson Engineering / Johnson International
Hull Material
Steel 5mm carbon steel. High build epoxy and polyerethane paint inside and out.
Decks Material
GRP encapsulated marine ply. Teak decks adn cockpit in beautiful condition.
Engine: Cummins 6B 5.9M 115HP Diesel in beautiful condition. Large engine room for full acccess. Continually upgraded and religisouly maintained. Full service records available. Transmission: Twin Disc M9-502 Drive Shaft: Single Shaft, 3-blade Maxi Prop Max Rev / speed: 2500/10kts Fuel Capacity: 800l (4 tanks) + 200l (Lazarette) Fuel consumption: 6.5 litres/hour @ max speed
Engine Make
Number Engines
Engine Hours
Max Speed
10 knots
Cruise Speed
7 knots
Shaft drive. 3 blades bronze Max Prop.
Lemar Retractable
Onan/Kabota 6.5kw K800
Takacat 3 meter - 2 years old. Can be fully packed down so on a passage and stored in the forward lazaret or on hauled on davits.
15hp 2-Stroke Suzuki (1 Year old)
Layout: Master cabins with private ensuite hear and shower, two forward guest cabins with shared guest head and shower.
1 double and 4 single
2 enclosed hot and cold showers plus one hot and cold shower in cockpit
2 electric fresh water toilets with salt water manual pump optional as security. 2 x 250lt Grey and Black water tanks with suction port and vents
Water filters: 2 X primary water filters and 1 X drinking water filter.

Refrigeration: Fridge capacity - 135lts x 2. Freezer - 95ltrs x 1

Cooking: Force 10 3 X burners stove with oven and grill. Additonal electric oven / grill.

Gas: 2 x 9kg Gas bottles
Spectra Watermaker 24V, 56l / h, new 2016.
Hot Water
Hot water cylinder: 75 ltr - AC and engine heated
Ground Tackle
Ground Tackle: 55kg Rocna (New 2016) 105m 12mm chain and 50m warp, CQR 45kg (Spear) Danforth on stern with warp.

Windlass: Muir Thor electric windlass with remote.  Anchor winch control deck and helm.

2x Deck wash down pumps (Forward and Aft) - Fresh water 
Anchor chain wash down (freshwater)
Safety Gear
Liferaft: Plastimo Transocean 8 Pax. In service.

EPIRB. GMC 406 New 2016.

Other: Jacklines, fire extinguishers (X10), smoke alarms (X4), flares (offshore Cat 1 in date), electric bilge pumps, 2 manual bilge pumps, comprehensive Cat 1 medical kit. IV kit and fluids, MOB Unit, harness, life rings and Danbuoy, SART Ocean Signal, plus numerous Cat 1 related safety items.
Bilge Pumps
Electric and manual
Inverter - Mastervolt Dakar Sine 24/3000
24vt Charger - Mastervolt 24/100
12vt Charger - Victron Energy 30 Amp
Inverter - Mastervolt Dakar Sine 24/3000
House Batteries: 6 x 165 amp hour AGM new 2023
Start battery new 2023
24v lighting upgrade
All LED interior lighting
Red/white courtesy interior lights x 4
Red/white courtesy exterior lights x 2
Bow spotlight - upgraded with hi beam spotlight
Pilot house night light
Lazarette courtesy light
Extraction fan - aft bathroom 
AC and DC switchboards
Reverse polarity protection
DSR link to start battery- linking radio and start battery to 12-volt charger
DSR link to house battery's - mid ships and forward banks
AC plugs and switches (x10)
Speakers - saloon and pilot house
Radio battery and battery box
Shore power connection
Solar panels 2 X 200w (fixed) 24V. 30 amps controller. 1 X 180w solar panel (flexible) 12V, with MPPT 20amp controller.
Electronics / Navigation
SSB: ICOM IC-M710HF (New 2016)
VHF Radio (including remote helm station and remote handset): RAY60 GPS enabled with GPS aerial (New 2020)
Satellite Phone and Aerial: IRIDIUM GO APM16332
Chart Plotter (main): B&G Vulcan 7 (New 2020). NZ and Pacific chart cards
Compass and Aerial: B&G (New 2021)
NEMA Backbone: B&G (New 2020)
Transducer: (Speed, Depth, Temperature): B&G (New 2020)
Unit Displays: B&G Triton x 4 (New 2020)
Masthead units: B&G wireless/Bluetooth (New 2021)
Radar: Ray marine with Bluetooth connection to iPad
Chartplotter: (secondary): Raymarine C97 Chartplotter and GPS Aerial. Runs as independent system to B&G.
Autopilot: B&G NAC -3 autopilot computer. Autopilot pump - Accu-Steer - 2way hydraulic pump
Sail Inventory
Mainsail: 62m2 (672ft2). White

Staysail: 29m2 (309ft2. White with red UV strip

Genoa: 107m2.1159.5ft2. White with red UB strip

Tri sail. Run on seperate mast track
Mast / Rigging
Rigging: 12mm and 16mm stainless steel, Running backstays (removable)

Spinnaker Pole: Alloy

Boom: in-boom furling. Fibreglass.
Deck Gear
2 X Anderson 2 speed 52 st electric winches. 2 X Barnett 36 winches. 4 X Barnett 24,1 Anderson 2 X speed 52st.
Second to none presentation. A must see if you are looking for a serious offshore cruising vessel. Designed and built for high latitude cruising. Available now. Delivery options available.

Nautilus Yacht Management
Careel Bay Marina
46 Cowdroy Avenue
Sydney NSW Australia

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