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Bjarne Aas 60 ft 12 m Cruiser Racer Sloop 1955



Bjarne Aas 60 ft 12 m Cruiser Racer Sloop 1955

Designer Bjarne Aas
Builder P Molich Hundested Denmark
Date 1955
Length overall 60 ft 0 in / 18.3 m
Length deck 60 ft 0 in / 18.3 m
Length waterline 39 ft 4 in / 12 m
Beam 12 ft 0 in / 3.65 m
Draft 8 ft 6 in / 2.6 m
Displacement 20 Tonnes
Construction Mahogany planking on laminated oak frames
Engine Volvo Penta TMD 31A 4 100 HP 1986
Location Denmark
Price EUR 312,000

These details are provisional and may be amended



Bjarne Aas probably best known for the International One Design Class also achieved much with the success of International Rule Metre boats - and he was one of the brains behind the CR (Cruiser / Racer) Rule of 1950. His boats were beautiful, fast and seaworthy, particularly in heavy weather.

A 12 m Cruiser Racer is a breathtaking combination of power, grace - and yet accommodation in NORDLYS’ case, to give comfort and effortless style. Built to Lloyds 100 A1 by the renowned Molich yard, she remains little changed and as a classic yacht benefits hugely from this; a special boat indeed.



NORDLYS was commissioned by Danish shipowner A P Møller for his private use. Poul Molich's Hundested yard was renowned for building high quality and prestigious yachts during the 1950s and 60s - notably for John Alden, Sparkman & Stephens and Bjarne Aas among others, some of whose yachts survive and which like NORDLYS - built with the best materials available at the time - are as good as collectors' items.

The Molich and Walsted yards have maintained and trimmed the boat every winter to optimise the new seasons’ sailing. The current owner of some twenty years has done everything possible to preserve the original structure and appearance while installing the newest technology and new installations.



- Cuban Mahogany planking over laminated oak frames and ribs
- Steel floors
- Stainless steel keel bolts
- 28 mm teak deck planking
- Lead ballast keel


Accommodation and domestic equipment

Accommodation is arranged for 6 in comfort and up to 8 people in 3 main cabins
- Stylish varnished mahogany and teak joinery with a white painted deck head
- From the cockpit via sliding hatch doorway and companionway steps down
- Deck house aft cabin area lobby
- 2 x Quarter berths aft with chest of drawers aft and stowage under
- Doorway forward to
- Main head with manual WC and basin with mixer tap forward to port
- Chart table and navigation instruments in separate small cabin to stbd
- Doorway fwd to saloon
- 2 Large settee berths with shelves and lockers outboard and stowage under
- Drop leaf table on centreline
- Lockers and drawers against fwd bulkheads
- Skylight over
- Doorway offset to stbd
- Galley athwartships skylight over
- 2 Burner hob and oven to port on aft bulkhead
- Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurized mixer tap and salt water wash to port
- Work surface surrounding sink large stowage lockers and drawers
- Isotherm ASV 12 / 230V top loading fridge freezer to stbd
- Jabsco accumulator tank
- Doorway to fore cabin with accommodation for up to 4
- Large hanging cupboard to port
- Head with manual WC, basin and shower to stbd
- Forward past companionway steps up to fore hatch stbd
- 2 x Single vee berths with stowage under
- 2 x Drop down pipe cots
- Large stowage space curtained off in fore peak


Rig, spars and sails

- Silver spruce mast with 2 double spreaders
- Silver spruce boom
- Stainless steel standing rigging
- Furlex 400 12mm fore sail furling

All sails are Elvstrom Offshore quality from 2004
- Mail sail 904 sq ft / 84 sq m
- Genoa 753.5 sq ft / 70 sq m UV leech protection
- Spinnaker c 2,580 sq ft / 240 sq m from former owner
- Zip pack with lazy jack
- 2 x Andersen winch 58 compact 2004
- 2 x Andersen winch 46 compact 2004
- 5 x Andersen winch 46 ST 2004
- 2 x Andersen 40 ST 2004


Deck layout equipment and ground tackle

- Lofrans Cayman 88 1200 W electric anchor windlass
- 30 kg Bruce anchor, 22 kg Danforth anchor, 50 kg Stock anchor
- 40 m 10 mm galvanised iron chain
- Fore hatchway
- Teak cabin trunk with two skylights; one over the saloon the other the galley area
- Deep and well protected self draining fibreglass soled cockpit with bridge deck
- Raised aft end of cockpit enhances helmsman’s view
- Cockpit shelter for 2 persons from wind, rain and sun
- Hatch to large lazarette
- 2 x Gas locker
- Generous seats access large cockpit lockers
- Shore power with 230 V access under helm seat
- Compass binnacle
- Necessary ropes, docking lines, warps and fenders
- 2 x Boat hooks
- Searchlight
- Lifelines
- Cockpit cushions
- Cockpit table
- Various tools
- Swimming ladder
- Winter cover


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- Volvo Penta TMD 31A 4 cyl 100 HP engine 1986 max speed 8 knots
- Engine controls and instruments in cockpit and deck house
- 12 V lighting and starting systems
- Kabola B-17 diesel fired cabin heater
- 2 x 12 V 240 Ah Engine start batteries
- 2 x 12 V 140 Ah Domestic batteries
- CTEK Multi XS 25000 charger
- Inverter
- Electrical control panel at chart table
- 12 V Fan
- 230 V shore power
- 1 x Fresh water pressure pump
- Jabsco self priming macerator pump
- All tanks stainless steel
- 220 Litre diesel tank
- 100 Litre fresh water tank
- 30 Litre hot water boiler tank
- 50 Litre grey water tank
- Gas bottles in lockers


Navigation, communications and electronics

- Original steering compass in the cockpit binnacle
- Furuno radar
- Simrad NX40 Navstation in cockpit
- B & G Network in cockpit and at chart table
- Furuno 32 GPS
- Viking clock and barometer



- Gas Detector
- 2 x Henderson Mk V electric bilge pumps
- 2 x Manual bilge pumps
- 3 x Ring throw buoy
- 5 x Adult life manual jackets
- 5 x Automatic adult life jackets
- 5 x Portable fire extinguishers


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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