Mark Cameron Yachts

Maxi 1000


High quality, Scandinavian built cruiser racer


Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelMaxi 1000
DesignerPelle Petterson
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusUnderoffer
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with bolt-on ballast keel
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineVolvo Penta MD2020 marine diesel engine 19hp 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Mechanical reversing saildrive type marine gearbox
Fuel Capacity78l


Drinking Water Capacity90l


The Maxi 1000 was a huge success by any measure with the builders producing around a 1000 examples over a 10 year production run. Designed by the champion Olympic sailor Pelle Petterson the Maxi 1000 was a performance cruiser which offered rewarding sailing performance with an easily handled fractional rig and self-tacking staysail. Below decks a range of finishes were offered to suit those who wished to use the boat for racing and those who wished to cruise in comfort.

The Maxi ORINOCO is a nicely presented example of the class, with her owner ‘swallowing the anchor’ she is offered with a full inventory including highlights such as:

Topsides finished in original white gelcoat, professionally polished June 2022
Volvo Penta MD2020 marine diesel engine, hull diaphragm replaced April 2019
3 blade Kiwiprop feathering propellor
Raymarine C120 Classic MFD Plotter/Radar display with mast mounted radar scanner
Autohelm ST4000+ autopilot
Autohelm ST50 Depth, speed and repeater instruments
Raymarine ST60+ Wind instrument
Shore power system
230VAC – 12DC battery charger
Ardic diesel fired heating system
Quick electric anchor windlass.

Lying ashore the Maxi 1000 ORINOCO is available for viewing immediately by prior appointment.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull
Plywood bulkheads glassed to hull and deck
Internal GRP moulding forming base of sole and furniture units.
Topsides finished in original white gelcoat
Topsides professionally polished June 2022
Underwater hull finished in white antifouling

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece deck moulding incorportating coachroof and self-draining cockpit.
Moulded non-slip textured panels to finish side decks and coachroof top
Teak laid panels to finish cockpit sole, seating and coaming tops

Keel & Rudder:
Bolt-on iron ballast keel in fin profile
Spade rudder


Engine & gearbox:
Volvo Penta MD2020 marine diesel engine
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Mechanical reversing saildrive type marine gearbox
Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced June 2022
Saildrive hull diaphragm replaced April 2019
Cruising speed under engine 6.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Volvo Penta saildrive
3 blade Kiwiprop feathering propellor
Pedestal wheel steering
Stainless steel wheel with leather covered rim

Autohelm ST4000+ control head
Autohelm wheel drive unit


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

Shore Power:
Single 16 amp connection
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
RCD protected system
Ring main, battery charger and water heater

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 100Ah lead acid
Domestic Battery – 2x 12VDC, 100Ah lead acid

Single engine driven 12VDC

Battery Charger:
Hi-Tec Techsup Integral charger
230VAC – 12VDC

Voltmeter on switch panel
Battery status indicator system
12VDC charging socket


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer tap in galley
Mixer tap in heads
Hot water provided via calorifier, heated by engine cooling water or immersion heater.

Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump

Tank Monitoring:
Gauge for fuel tank at switch panel


Single diesel tank
Stainless steel
Approximate capacity 78ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank.
Tank of plastic construction
Approximate capacity 90ltrs

Insulated tank.
Heated by engine cooling water or 230VAC immersion heater


On Deck:
Depth – Autohelm ST50
Speed/Log – Autohelm ST50
Wind – Raymarine ST60+
Radar – Mast mounted 2kw scanner
Magnetic Compass

Below Decks:
Plotter/Radar – Raymarine C120 Classic
Repeater – Autohelm ST50 multi display

Communications Equipment:
VHF – Swiftech VHF


Galley Stove – Optimus gas cooker, 2 burner, grill and oven
Fridge – Top loading fridge
Twin stainless steel sinks
Mixer tap

Jabsco manual marine toilet
Heads discharging overboard
Wash hand basin
Mixer tap

Ardic diesel fired blown air heating system
Outlets in saloon and forward cabin

Overhead lighting throughout interior
Bulkhead mounted reading lights in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
Double forward cabin
Saloon with 2/3 occasional berths
Nav Station
Double aft cabin

Accommodation Finish:
GRP moulding to form sole and base of furniture units
Joinery work of teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims
Joinery work finished in a light satin varnish
Teak and Holly effect laminate sole boards
Hull lined with imitation planking panels where visible
Vinyl headlining panels with varnished teak trims

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Twin v-berth with infill panel to form double berth
Standing room between bunks aft when in-fill is removed.
Overheard lockers running the length of the bunk outboard, overhead.
Storage lockers beneath bunk

Centrally located saloon table with double drop leaves
U-shaped saloon settee to port, converting to single or double berth with in-fill
Bench settee to starboard, converting to single berth
Shelves outboard of settee backs port and starboard
Lockers outboard of seating overhead, sliding door fronted lockers forward with book shelves aft.

To port side of companionway
L-shaped galley.
Double stainless steel sink inboard forward
Top loading fridge below worktop outboard of sinks
Gimabal mounted gas cooker outboard aft.
Selection of lockers and drawers beneath worktop and cooker
Lockers with sliding doors outboard of worktop and cooker

Nav Station:
To starboard of companionway
Forward facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat.
Chart storage within table top
Ships switch panel outboard of chart table.
Locker outboard of seat
Bosuns locker beneath table

Accessed from door aft of Nav Station
Forward facing manual marine toilet located at aft end inboard
Countertop running the length of the compartment outboard with inset wash hand basin
Fold down seat to overheads
Vanity lockers outboard, overhead of countertop
Locker and drawer beneath counter top.

Aft Cabin:
Accessed through galley to port.
Double cabin with bunk extending aft and under cockpit sole
Standing room at forward end of cabin with locker outboard containing shelves and hanging compartment
Fold out table mounted on bulkhead inboard of standing room, creates extra working space for galley with door open.
Shelve running the length of the bunk outboard.


Deck stepped, single spreader, 7/8ths fractionally rigged sloop
Silver anodised alloy mast and spars, manufactured by Selden
Stainless steel standing rigging
Furlex 200S roller reefing system
Self-tacking track for genoa mounted forward of mast
Slab reefing mainsail
Spinnaker pole
Whisker pole
Block and tackle kicker
Block and tackle back stay adjuster
Rutgerson deck gear with tracks and cars
Spinlock rope clutches

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, two-speed, self-tailing.
Cockpit Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 16, two-speed, self-tailing

Mainsail – White dacron, fully battened, 2 reefs
Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing.
Self tacking jib

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover with lazy jacks
Pedestal cover

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Delta Plough anchor on chain rode
Kedge Anchor – Plough type anchor on chain and warp rode
Electric Windlass – Quick vertical type windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum, foot button controls on foredeck.

Short stainless steel bowsprit with twin bow rollers – anchor stowing in port side roller
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
Deck/toerail mounted stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
Webbing section of upper guard wire in way of cockpit.
Alloy toerail running length of deck edge
Stainless steel deck mounted mooring cleats forward and aft
Deck mounted anchor windlass, chain self stowing in locker below decks
Self-tacking jib track mounted on stainless steel horse forward of mast
Stainless steel grab rails running between mast and sprayhood along outboard edges of coachroof.
Genoa tracks mounted on inboard edge of side decks
Dorade type ventilators forward of sprayhood.
Moulded cockpit coamings, topped with laid teak panels.
Primary and secondary winches mounted outboard of cockpit on coamings
Halyard winches located to port and starboard of companionway with rope clutches for lines lead aft
Mainsheet spanning cockpit footwell immediately forward of pedestal
Folding cockpit table
Pedestal mounted aft with leather covered stainless steel wheel.
Outboard storage bracket to starboard side of transom.
Sugar scoop style transom with teak topped steps and fold down swimming ladder

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:
Masthead tri-colour
Masthead anchor light
Mast mounted steaming light
Low level navigation lights

Life saving:
Gas Alarm
Jackstays – Plastic cover stainless steel wire.
Horseshoe lifebuoy

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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