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Adams 16m Steel Cruising Yacht

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LENGTH:16.46m (54ft)
DRAFT:2.5m (8ft 2in)
LOCATION:Subic, Philippines
BROKER:Geoff Fraser
PRICE:USD 179,000

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S/Y Elisa is a sailing yacht under Belize registry, designed by the well-known Australian designer Mr Adams in 1984. The hull is a copy of the larger designs made for the Hobart race.


Built: 1985

The official nr.: ON 853998

Hull length: 16.46m (54ft)

Overall length: 18.9m (62 ft including bowsprit and davit for the dingy)

Displacement: About 30 metric tons

Draft: About 2.5m

Keel: Filled with about 6 t led and oil

Rudder: Stainless steel, filled with glycol and water mixture

Propeller: Bras. Rpm 1:1,5 Self rotating during sailing.

Propeller shaft: Stainless steel   


Below Arrangement

Forepeak storage

Forward double cabin

Forward toilet room

Forward Shower room


Half deck up, Saloon

Aft of saloon, port side cabin. Size 1,5

Aft of salon stb side cabin, 2 bunks

All aft, master bedroom

Toilet and shower, combined.


Deck area

Forward deck, flat and spacious

Cockpit house

Sitting cockpit outside, Steering position with sailing instruments

Aft cockpit deck, beam sofa.

All aft beam sofa.

Arrangement for heaving up dingy.                               




Roller Genoa: 2014

Mail Sail: 2014

Genaker: not much used



Plough type with 100 m of anchor chain on anchor winch

Spare anchor with about 50 m  anchor chain.                            


First owner: Mr Shepard


Second owner: Dennis and Barbara Johnson, currently living in Romblom. They lived on board for 10 years with son and 2 cats sailing SEA


Third Owner: David Croft. 2008 -  September 2012. English business man living in Philippines with supermarket in Boracay


Fourth owner: Bård Noberg 2012 and onward


Propulsion power:

Main engine: Less Marine Ford 80 Hp  

Gear: freely rotating under sail

Alternators: 2 x 100A. One charging house batteries, the other charging starting battery


Engine Maintenance:

Engine overhauled June 2015

Water pump, change of seal

Impeller changed

New top gaskets

Cleaning of coolers. Change of gaskets

Renewal of Zink anodes. 2 pc

Checking of injectors

New injector piping


Electrical Power production.

Generator: 7,5 kw Westerbeke

Running hours: 1699 hrs   23rd June 2015

Last full overhaul: 2013 at 1400 hrs

Change of oil / filter: 2015 at 1550 hrs      

Generator is feeding 220V to consumers and charging its own starting battery.


Solar Panels: 2 x 130 W charging house batteries.


House Batteries: 5 x150 A

Batteries are being charged by a main engine when running Generator via  70 A battery charger,  Solar panels via regulator


Inverters: 1 x 150W for small appliances


Shore power: 220V 15A

Running 2  air conditions.

Running 1 aircon + water heater

Running 1 aircon + cooking


Generator: Can run all facilities simultaneously


El switchboard

Professional, new tailor-made in 2014. Installed by Norwegian electrician

March 2015

Electrical system renewed march 2015.


12 V system

All lights.

2 x electrical seawater flushing toilets, new in 2013

300w inverter

200W inverter

Navigation system / instruments

Auto pilot

Freshwater pump

Bilge pump

Bilge pump from showers

Seawater pump for toilets

Anchor winch, consumption from starting battery main engine

Starting Generator

Starting Main engine


220V system

2 x air con units

Induction oven.

Water heater.

Battery charger



Various 220V outlets



Magnetic compass

Raymarine Radar

Raymarine Chart plotter with GPS

Depth sounder



Various paper charts, Philippine’s and Asia.


Various information (2012 – 2013)

When we bought the yacht September 2012 it was landed at Watercraft in Subic Bay.

All compartments were emptied for access to internal hull.

The outside hull was grinded down to bare steel and primed and coated and antifouling was applied.

About 0,3m2 steel was renewed in the bottom area and on the skeg.

5 pinholes were welded.

The rig was inspected and fond in good condition.

Both toilets were replaced with new ones.

The engine and the auxiliary engine was found in good condition.

The electrical system onboard was found in poor condition an planned action for proper update was made.

The yacht was launched and taken into operation for live on board.

Various sailing trips were performed, up the west coast, to Puerto Galera and Bosuanga, Manila as well as shorter voyages in Subic Bay and off the coast.


In order to improve the onboard living condition a further upgrade was commenced. The forward cabin, the galley, and the saloon down below, as well as the arrangement in the upper saloon were dismantled and scrapped.


The internal hull was cleaned and found in good condition.

The forward cabin was rebuilt and outfitted as a nice double cabin.

A new large shower room next to the toilet was built.

A new galley was designed and built and equipped with an induction oven.


A second air-conditioning was purchased and installed.

New wooden floors were laid.

New cushions were made

New dining table was made and installed in the upper saloon.



In January during the NE monsoon the Elisa was sailed down to Cebu, visiting

Puenta del Fuego, Puerto Galera, Boracay, Roxas, Gigantes Island.

Her new home base became Porter Marina. 

From there she has been sailing various trips to Bohol and in the southern region.

The Elisa was slipped in May.

Again the hull was stripped for paint and 3 coats of Jotun primer and 2 coats of antifouling was applied.

3 pinholes in the hull was welded.

A new Genoa and Main Sail was ordered from Hyde Sail and installed.



A new professional electrical switchboard was designed and fabricated in Norway and shipped to Cebu.  A professional electrician from Norway arrived in March and a complete overhaul of the electrical system as done.


In June the Elisa was sailed back to Subic Bay.


Arriving Subic Bay an engine overhaul was made.  The total running hours on The Ford Less Marine is unknown, but counter says 19.000 hrs. The engine had higher temperature than normally, and we suspected partly clogged cooling system. By dismantling the engine and the coolers and the pumps this proved to be correct.

Cleaning and renewal of all gaskets, renewal of water pump seal and seawater impeller, calibration of injectors etc was made. The engine is in now in good condition and performing well without any leaks and smoke.


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IMPORTANT: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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