Mark Cameron Yachts



Custom build with alloy hull.



Lying: Leith, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelLAURENT GILES - ROYAL HUISMAN 51' Ketch
DesignerLaurent Giles
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingLeith, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionAlloy hull with teak superstructure
Keel TypeLong Keel


EngineYanmar 4JH3-DTE marine diesel, installed new 2010
Fuel Capacity1000l


Drinking Water Capacity860l


Commissioned by a Dr Ellis based in Washington USA. BUCEPHALUS is a unique combination of the talents from three of the biggest names in yacht building during the 1960’s and 70’s. Built to Llyods 100A1 she was designed by Laurent Giles in the UK. The hull and superstructure were built by the revered Royal Huisman yard in Holland, widely regarded as the finest builder of aluminium hulled yachts at that time. The completed structure was then shipped to the UK for finishing by the acclaimed A.H. Moody & Sons yard. Launched as VIA MARIS she made no fewer than three transatlantic crossings during her early life.

Following a period of use as a sail training vessel in Hamburg Germany she was purchased by a UK owner in 2006 and brought to the UK. After commissioning Laurent Giles and Barry van Geffen to re-design the interior BUCEPHALUS returned to Holland for a no-expenses spared re-fitting between 2008-11. Enjoying the attentions of master craftsmen from Hakvort, Royal Huisman and De-Ruiter along with expert mechanical and electrical engineers. Works included complete rebuilding of the interior; improving the layout and providing en-suite facilities in the master cabin, re-engining and a complete re-fresh of the onboard systems. In recent years BUCEPHALUS has enjoyed continual upgrading here inventory highlights including:

Yanmar 4JH3-DTE marine diesel, installed new 2010

Max-Prop bronze, 4 blade blade feather propellor, fitted new 2018
Jefa Rod steering system fitted new 2010
Paguro 6000 generator (2018)
Raymarine SPX30 Smart Pilot course computer with duel control stations
Side power bowthruster, installed new in 2008
Spectra Newport 400 MkII watermaker
Domestic Batteries – 12x Rolls 2V cells, providing 750AH @ 24VDC (2018)
Mastervolt 24/4000-120 Combi Charger/Invertor for domestic batteries (2009)
Mastervolt 24/30-3 charger for bow thruster / windlass battery bank (2018)
Raymarine instrumentation including chart plotter and radar
Icom MA-500TR AIS transceiver, standalone display (2018)
Icom IC-M330 DSC VHF (2018)
Thrane & Thrane Sailor FB250 satcom, bb, internet and telephone, run from dedicated PC
ENO 3 burner, oven and grill gas stove (2018)
SOROMAP anodised alloy masts and spars fitted 2009
New mast tracks fitted for mainsail and mizzen fitted 2018
New standing rigging fitted 2009
Barlow 30, two-speed, self-tailing primary winches
Andersen mast mounted halyard winches
Mainsail and Mizzen by Owen Sails 2018
Asymmetric with snuffer, Gaastra Sails 2009
Bower Anchor – Spade anchor (2019) on 100m of � chain rode
Anchor Windlass – Lofrans Falkon 1700w with plug in remote control. (2009)
Zodiac Yachtline 220 RIB with outboard
Nemo Passarelle / Swim ladder (2011)
We hold a large number of additional photos on file, available to interested parties by request.

Departing the UK in June for a summer cruise in Iceland
BUCEPHALUS is cruising in the Baltic for the summer 2022 season and will return to Edinburgh, available for viewing from late August 2022.

Owners Comment:
We have found Bucephalus to be graceful passage maker. In summer 2020 we cruised from the west coast of Scotland around the south of England and up the east coast to Edinburgh. She makes rapid progress under both white sails and, if conditions allow, either the cruising chute or symmetric spinnaker. On passage from the Isles of Scilly she averaged 7.4 knots on an overnight passage to the Solent.
With her open deck space for both relaxing and entertaining we have found her a sociable boat. Her modern ketch rig makes her easy to handle short - or even single - handed. In addition to her sea keeping abilities, the new 4-bladed propeller and bow thruster facilitates stress free berthing and unberthing where space is limited.
After sailing conventional yachts for many years, the ability to keep watch in the wheel house makes higher latitude sailing even more appealing; we are looking forward to our trip north this summer. With her two comfortable double berth cabins, Bucephalus is ideal for up to two couples to cruise in comfort. She is a magnificent yacht and a real head turner as was evidenced on many occasion during her month on in the Solent during summer 2020.
Details of Refit:
Completed in Holland between 2008-11
Hull blasted back to bare aluminium and repainted with ALEXSEAL (2009)
Replacement of masts with new SOROMAP anodised alloy spars
New standing rigging
Installation of new Yanmar engine and gearbox
Re-wiring by mastervolt agent
Installation of new electrics and electronics
Replacement of plumbing systems including pumps, piping and switch gear


Hull Construction:

Aluminium framed structure
Aluminium plated hull
Bronze frames portlights
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Aluminium sub deck with supporting structure.
Teak laid decks, replaced completely in 2008.
Teak superstructure with alloy framed windows.
Keel & Rudder:
Full length alloy keel
Lead ballast filling keel box
Full length skeg supported rudder


Engine Space:

Walk-in engine space accessed from walkway aft from galley.
Thwartships sole plate aft of engine
Sole plate providing full access along starboard side of engine
Chargers and engine batteries all located at aft end of engine space.
Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 4JH3-DTE marine diesel, installed new 2010
125hp @ 3800RPM
4 cylinder, turbo charged, intercooled, indirectly cooled.
RCD 1 / EPA Tier 2 type approval
ZF reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse controls, dual control stations
Engine panel displaying RPM, Water Temp and Oil pressure
Vetus exhaust temperature alarm (2018)
Maintenance & Performance:
Full engine service April 2021
Engine mount replaced 2018
Cruising speed 7kts
Propulsion & Steering:
Water lubricated dripless shaft seal
New stainless steel propellor shaft fitted 2010
Max-Prop bronze, 4 blade blade feather propellor, fitted new 2018
Rope cutter (2018)
Jefa Rod steering system fitted new 2010
Paguro 6000 generator (2018)
240VAC, 6.0kVA output @3000RPM
Lombardini LDW 502 diesel engine
250 hours recorded at April 2021
Raymarine SPX30 Smart Pilot course computer
2x Raymarine ST6002 control heads
Jefa drive unit
Bow Thruster:
Side power bowthruster, installed new in 2008
Keypad type controls at external helm station
Water Maker:
Spectra Newport 400 MkII
65ltrs per hour output
Currently decommissioned.


Voltage systems:

24VDC onboard power system
240VAC shore power system
Galvanic Isolator:
Hardwired system on 240VAC supply
Shore Power:
Hardwired system with RCD protection
Single 16amp connection
Extension lead
Battery Banks:
Domestic Batteries – 12x Rolls 2V cells, providing 750AH @ 24VDC (2018)
Engine Battery – 2x Mastervolt 12VDC, 90AH AGM(2008)
Generator Battery – 1x 1Mastervolt (2008)
Bow Thruster / Anchor Windlass Battery – 2x 12VDC (2021)
Battery switch gear all replaced with Mastervolt hardware in 2008
1x 12VDC 125Amp, engine driven
1x 24VDC , engine driven
Battery Charger:
Mastervolt 24/4000-120 Combi Charger/Invertor for domestic batteries (2009)
240VAC-24VDC, 120amp output
Mastervolt 24/30-3 charger for bow thruster / windlass battery bank (2018)
240VAC-24VDC, 30amp, 3 output
Mastervolt 24/4000-120 (2009)
Combi Charger/Invertor powered from domestic batteries
Mastervolt control panel in wheelhouse
Clearview screen on central wheelhouse window
Battery Monitor:
Displayed on Mastervolt control panel


Fresh Water:

All pumps, piping and switch gear replaced during 2008-11 refit
Fully pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer faucets in galley and both heads
Showers in forward and aft heads
Deck shower on aft deck
Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump – 1x manual pump in cockpit
Electric Bilge Pump – 4x with manual and auto switching (2018)
Gas System:
System installed completely new 2018
2 Butane 3.7kg bottles stowed in deck box.
Gas galley cooker



3 separate tanks within keel space
Approximate total capacity 1000ltrs
Day tank to run engine and generator, approximately 50ltr capacity, manual transfer pump.
Fresh Water:
3 separate tanks within keel space
Approximate total capacity 860ltrs
Black Water Holding:
Single tank
Discharging overboard or via deck suction
Approximate capacity 350ltrs


On Deck:

Raymarine ST60 wind
Raymarine ST60 Tridata
Raytheon RL70C pathfinder radar
Raymarine 4KW open array radar scanner mounted on mizzen mast
Below Decks:
Raytheon RL80C pathfinder radar display
Navtex – NASA Clipper (not functioning)
AIS – Icom MA-500TR transceiver, standalone display (2018)
Raymarine ST40 Bidata log and depth display
Focus multi repeater
Communications Equipment:
Icom IC-M330 DSC VHF (2018)
Thrane & Thrane Sailor FB250 satcom, bb, internet and telephone, run from dedicated PC



Galley Hob – ENO 3 burner, oven and grill gas stove (2018)
Microwave – Sharp R26ST
Fridge – Front open Waeco fridge
Chest freezer - top opening with watercooled compressor unit
1x Vetus electric flushing marine toilets
1x Lavac manual marine toilet (2018)
Electric toilet flushing with freshwater
Both heads discharging to holding tank
Diesel fired Marine Boost wet system
Heating hot water on demand, permenant flow of constant hot water
Heat exchanger matrix units to heat air in cabins and saloon, towel rails in both heads.
Air Conditioning:
Cruisair 2 unit, reverse cycle air conditioning system
Located in saloon
Currently decommissioned
Washing Machine:
Candy washing machine
Voltage, capacity etc
Overhead lighting throughout interior, dimmable.
Bulkhead mounted lights in saloon
Reading lights in way of bunks
Low level courtesy lighting in cabins and saloon
Intellian I3 Satellite TV System
Sovos fold down TV/DVD player – Forward cabin
Stereo – Pioneer CD/Radio/Bluetooth head unit (2019)
Speakers in wheelhouse and saloon


Summary of Accommodation:

Accomodation for four over two double cabins
Two occasional berths in saloon
En-suite heads for master cabin
Day heads
Accommodation Finish:
Laurent Giles and Barry van Geffen designed interior, fitted new 2008-11 refit
Almost completely re-built internally during re-fit
Classically styled, joinery work of teak veneered ply with solid teak trims and fittings
Corrian worksurfaces in galley
Corrian counter tops in heads
Cream woven fabric upholstery with brown piping throughout, recovered (2018-19)
Sprung mattresses in both cabins
Oceanair black out blind and insect screens fitted to all deck hatches
Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Double bunk outboard on port side running fore and aft.
Lockers outboard to starboard, with internal shelves.
Selection of lockers above bunk aft.
Access to anchor locker forward.
Fold-down DVD player/TV mounted overhead forward
Watermaker located under bunk in large locker
Forward of galley.
Double drop leaf saloon table centrally, bottle storage rack beneath table
U-shaped saloon settee to port
Two ‘armchair’ style seats to starboard.
Lockers forward and aft of starboard seating
Countertop wrapping around seating outboard both sides
Forward facing manual marine toilet at aft end of heads inboard.
Corrian countertop with inset wash hand basin outboard
Seat forward of countertop outboard
Shower mounted on bulkhead forward.
Locker below countertop
L-shaped galley to port side of companionway
Corrian worktop with teak fiddle
Inset double stainless steel sink forward with mixer tap
Gimbal mounted gas galley stove outboard aft.
Microwave oven mounted overhead outboard forward.
Front opening fridge below worktop forward
Selection of lockers outboard overhead.
Selection of lockers beneath worktop.
Passageway Aft:
Running aft from galley to port
Access to engine room and aft cabin
Countertop with deep fiddle outboard of walkway
Shelved pantry locker with louvered door forward
Top opening chest freezer below countertop
Stroage drawer and locker beneath counter top aft.
Master Cabin:
Accessed via walkway aft from galley on portside
Double bunk running aft on port side of aft
Dresser unit forward of bunk outboard with countertop, drawer storage and cupboard
Storage locker inboard of bunk aft with hanging locker above and storage locker below
Single seat outboard to starboard aft.
Bookshelves and storage lockers outboard of seat.
En-Suite Aft heads:
To starboard of aft cabin
Forward facing, electric flushing marine toilet outboard aft.
Shower mounted on forward bulkhead with teak sole grating
Corrian countertop outboard with inset wash hand basin
Vanity unit forward of countertop
Storage lockers below countertop
Helm station to starboard with bench seat behing wheel
Engine dash panel and controls at helm
Steering compass and autopilot control forward of helm
Nav station to port with outboard facing chart table.
Chart storage beneath table with instrumentation outboard



Deck stepped masthead ketch rig with removable cutter stay.
SOROMAP anodised alloy masts fitted 2009
New mast tracks fitted for mainsail and mizzen fitted 2018
New standing rigging fitted 2009, 1x19 stainless steel wire with chromed bronze rigging screws
New forestay fitted 2019
Harken roller reefing gear for genoa
Removable cutter stay
Rod kickers for main and mizzen masts
Spinnaker pole on mast track
Mast steps to masthead on mizzen
Lazy jacks on main and mizzen masts (2018)
Primary Winches – 2x Barlow 30, two-speed, self-tailing
Secondary Winches – 2x Barlow 30 Electric winches, two speed.
Mainsheet Winches – 2x Barlow 26, two-speed
Main Mast Halyard Winches – 2x Andersen 18 two-speed, self-tailing (2009)
Mizzen Mast Halyard Winches – 2x Andersen 18 two-speed, self-tailing (2009)
Genoa – Roller reefing, North Sails
Mainsail – Slab reefing, Owen Sails (2018)
Mizzen - Slab reefing, Owen Sails (2018)
Cruising Chute – Asymmetric with snuffer, Gaastra Sails 2009
Trysail – North Sails
Storm Jib
Canvas Work:
Mainsail stackpack with mast boot (2018)
Mizzen sail stackpack with mast boot (2018)
Cockpit tent/Bimini type cover
Deck boxes/forward hatch cover (2018)
Superstructure winter cover (2018)
Fitted cockpit cushions (2018)
Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Spade anchor (2019) on 100m of � chain rode
Anchor Windlass – Lofrans Falkon 1700w with plug in remote control. (2009)
Selection of fenders
Selection of warps
Zodiac Yachtline 220 RIB
Yamaha 4hp outboard
Double stainless steel stemhead bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit and puchpit rails
Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier guardwires.
Guard wire gates in way of cockpit port and starboard
Deck mounted stainless steel mooring cleats, forward, midships and aft.
Custom built teak deck strorage boxes, forward of mast port and starboard, one box containing gas locker.
Stainless steel ‘Granny Bars’ at main mast
Chromed bronze deck cowels for dorade boxes
Nemo Passarelle / Swim ladder (2011)
Movable stainless steel boarding/swimming ladder
Large lazarette locker beneath aft deck

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:
Low level nav lights
Masthead tri colour
Life saving:
Liferaft – Plastimo TransOcean Class 2, 6 person (serviced 2020)
Jonbouy inflatable danbuoy
MOB recovery system
Horseshoe buoys x2

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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