Mark Cameron Yachts

Carson Interceptor 850


Custom built cruising RIB. Immensely capable boat.



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelCarson Interceptor 850
DesignerBarry Carson
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP Semi wave piercing with stepped hull


Engine2x Suzuki 200hp DF200AP 200hp 2,867cc, 4-cylinder, 16V DOHC, multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection, 4-stroke petrol Full throttle operating range 5,500 – 6,100rpm 12VDC, 44amp alternator Keyless start system Electronic, single lever control Pow
Engine Hours190
Fuel Capacity500l
Max Speed74.08kph


Drinking Water Capacity100l


The Carson Interceptor range of RIBs draws on the 4 decades of experience Barry Carson has amassed, designing and manufacturing advanced, heavy-duty RIB’s primarily for commercial use. With their plumb, semi-wave piercing bows and multi ‘delta’ stepped hull the Interceptor range is striking in its appearance. The ‘delta steps’ are U-shaped steps, pointing aft which recedes in form as they get to the keel line; leaving a straight, unbroken keel line; unlike other stepped hull designs. With the bow piercing through waves rather than bouncing over waves as other RIB hull forms do the boats are capable of comfortable cruising at significantly greater cruising speeds.

A bespoke, custom built, example of the Carson Interceptor 850, THE DASH was designed with the specific function of providing her owners with a highly capable and comfortable RIB from which they could explore the remoter areas of Scotland’s coastline while being self-sufficient for several days. Her aft cockpit is deep and well-protected, offer a unique drop-down boarding platform on the port side. Below decks she boasts a double berth of more than 6’5” in length along with a full galley and seating area. This Carson Interceptor 850 has and extensive inventory including highlights such as:

Copperbot antifouling
2x Suzuki DF200AP, 200hp outboards
Lenco trim tabs
Hydraulic steering
Dual fuel tanks
Simard NSS EVO 3 12” MFD
Simrad 2kw radar scanner
Simarad RS35 DSC VHF
Wallas Nordic 85Dt, diesel fired hob with air heater lid
Lofrans X1 electric windlass
Rocna 9kg anchor with chain/warp rode

Lying afloat and in commission the Carson Interceptor 850 THE DASH is a unique opportunity to acquire an immensely capable offshore cruising RIB at fraction of todays build cost. She is available for viewing strictly by prior appointment.

Having sailed the west coast for many years, we decided it was time to get from A to B more quickly and not have to fuss quite as much over rain, wind and tide. We wanted to spend more time in our favourite remote places. Taking in the splendid scenery in quieter shallow anchorages, warm and dry, in a cosy cabin with good food and wine. We found a local boat builder in Moray and The Dash was born. It has our essentials. Warm cabin. Good size galley with a great stove. Large comfy bed. Excellent storage space. Plenty of space to sit out. Practical and utilitarian. A great solid boat, made in Scotland, built for us AND the west coast; life changes however and we no longer have the time to use the boat to her potential.


Hull Construction:
GRP moulded single piece hull
Monolithic polyester laminate, hand consolidated
Internal structure members and bulkheads of marine plywood sheathed in GRP laminate
Grey gelcoat finish externally
Copper coat applied below the waterline from new

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded superstructure forming forward bulkhead of cockpit
GRP moulded self-draining cockpit
Outboard well and transom GRP moulded
Alloy framed wheel house roof with bonded in toughened glass screen forward and polycarbonate side screens
Grey gelcoat finish externally.
Non-slip painted panels to finish cockpit and side decks


2x Suzuki 200hp DF200AP
2,867cc, 4-cylinder, 16V DOHC, multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection, 4-stroke petrol
Full throttle operating range 5,500 – 6,100rpm
12VDC, 44amp alternator
Keyless start system
Electronic, single lever control
Power trim and tilt

Maintenance & Performance:
Engines last serviced 2022 @144hrs
Port engine hours 190hours @ April 2023
Starboard engine hours 189hours @ April 2023
Cruising speed 22-26kts
Max speed 40kts

Propulsion & Steering:
4 blade stainless steel propeller
Hydraulic manual steering

Trim Tabs:
Lenco trim tab system
Self-parking switch


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power

Shore Power:
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
Single connection socket
Flying lead internally with 4 sockets

Battery Banks:
Port Engine – 1x 12V, 110Ah, lead acid
Starboard Engine - 1x 12V, 110Ah, lead acid
Domestic - 1x 12V, 110Ah, lead acid

Solar Panel:
Removable panel, charging house battery only

Battery Monitoring:
Digital voltmeter
Battery voltage displayed on engine gauges

Scanstrut USB charging socket at helm
12VDC auxiliary charging socket x2 below deck


Fresh Water:
Pressurised cold water only
Tap at galley
Deck shower by gunwale gate

Bilge Pumps:
Electric bilge pump


Dual fuel tanks
Stainless steel tank construction, built in below cockpit sole
Approximate capacity 250ltrs each
Total tank capacity 500ltrs
Tanks plumbed to allow engines to run off either tank or both

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank
Approximate total capacity 100ltr

Tank Monitoring:
Fuel level displaying on engine gauges or chart plotter


On Deck:
Plotter/Radar – Simard NSS EVO 3 12” MFD with 2kw scanner
Depth – Displaying on Simard MFD

Communications Equipment:
DSCVHF – Simrad RS35


Cooker – Wallas Nordic 85Dt, diesel fired hob
Stainless steel sink
Cold water tap

Blown Air – From Wallas hob with fan lid

Overhead lighting in accommodation
Reading lights over forward bunk
Cockpit deck light


Accommodation Finish:
Furniture units constructed of marine plywood, sheathed in GRP laminate and finished in gel-coat
Carpet linings to hull sides
Laminate galley worktop
Foam mattresses for bunk
Foam pads for seating units
Non-slip matting adhered to cabin sole

Double bunk forward with extension cushion to starboard side extending length to 6’5”+
Mattresses lift to provide access to storage locker beneath bunk
L-shaped seating unit aft of bunk to starboard side
Opening locker hatch centrally to provide access to storage locker beneath seating unit forward
Mounting bracket for removable, fully adjustable table mounted on seating unit
Storage shelve unit aft to starboard.
Linear galley along port side with stove inset to worktop centrally.
Storage lockers beneath worktop


Canvas Work:
Wheel Shelter Screen – Port, starboard and aft
Fitted cushions for cockpit seating

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Rocna Vulcan 9, 10m chain and 35m warp
Electric Windlass – Lofrans X1, 500w with plug in remote control or switch at helm station
Fenders – Selection
Mooring Warps - Selection

Inflatable Dinghy – XL Ventura 200 with airdeck, seat and oars, stows on wheelhouse roof

Alloy grab rail running around coachroof edge and forming pulpit rail forward, running aft to windscreen.
Single stainless steel bow fairlead mounted centrally.
Stainless steel mooring cleats mounted on deck forward, midships and aft
Full depth storage locker accessed from starboard side of foredeck, chain storing within bottom of locker.
Anchor windlass mounted on bow to port side.
Single opening deck hatch mounted centrally on coachroof top.
Alloy framed windscreen/helm shelter protecting cockpit.
Self-draining cockpit
Helm stool to starboard forward, engine controls outboard with engine displays and nav equipment forward.
Companion way to access accommodation to port.
Linear bench seat outboard to port with storage locker beneath
Gunwale gate to port, dropping down to provide bathing/boarding platform
Bench seat spanning full beam aft. Base cushions lifting to provide access to machinery space with fuel filter, batteries and water tank.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
LED light unit with anchor light and running lights

Life saving:
Life Rings – x2
MOB ladder

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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