About the ship

SY MARLIN is the goal if you want to experience an unique sporting sailing adventure, when the point is to combine performance, safety and luxury in sailing. Made of aluminium in Dutch boat building artistry, she makes the heart of any sailor beat faster.

Aboard our MARLIN you feel pure sailing. This rock-solid 18-meters aluminium yacht brings you safely to every point on earth that can be reached by water. Jump on an existing route or create your personal voyage for yourself or a group of maximum 5 people. What does that mean? Correct, 10 feet ship per person. Sailing couldn’t be more elegant. We sail Monohull – close-hauled, we sail with constant heeling – We sail classically. We sail safely. We also stand in the tradition of seamanship. Everything for you!


Less is more … thinks that the MARLIN differs significantly from the GRP charter boats by the space available. Normally, on a ship of this size, ten berths would maximize space utilization and guests would be stacked like sardines. The MARLIN is actually designed for a maximum of 6 people. Nobody steps on their feet here. The engine compartment is separated from the living space and the noise pollution by the aggregates thus slightly. Stowage space in the forepeak, aft ship and deep bilge leave room for equipment, provisions for several weeks. The MARLIN is equipped as an expedition glider for the high latitudes.

The spacious pilot house of the MARLIN has developed during sailing as a central lounge for the watchful crew while sailing. They chat, plan, laugh, sail. In the high latitudes it is warm here and you are protected from rain, snow, ice and cold. During the day as at night. In the tropics, the pilot house offers shade and a pleasant breeze at anchor. When sailing you have a view of the horizon, which makes seasickness forget.

“Here you can dance!” Said one of my sailors when he first came to the MARLIN salon. The MARLIN has 2,1m standing height throughout. The Solon is a common habitat. Here is eaten above all things. Good food is very important at MARLIN. But also working here. Two navigation tables, on-board computers, communication systems etc … Here lives the crew. On long evenings, fun and games take place here, and one or two glasses of wine find their way through the connoisseur’s throat.

The panorama shot shows the starboard side of the MARLIN. The spacious pantry shows plenty of space for cooking and the navigation and the on-board computer are used by all blackheads. We have a heated clothes closet where we dried wet sail clothing. The shared toilet is located amidships and is shared.

On both sides, the two aft cabins are equipped with a total of four bunks. The quietest place at sea.

The foredeck has a cabin for couples. The spacious cabin has a hatch that opens to the front, providing good ventilation in tropical travel zones.

The spacious shower with hot water is located in front of the front cabin and is shared by all. Here is a second toilet which serves as a backup.

Basic data:
Overall Length: 18.26m / 60′
Length Waterline: 16.44m / 54′
Width: 4.66m / 15′
Hull draft: 1.00m / 3.3′
Draft: 2.03m /6.6′
Curb weight: 26.6t
Ballast: 8.0t
Weight fully loaded: 30.5t
Fresh water in two tanks: 1200l
Diesel in two tanks: 1500l
Range under engine: 1500sm
Day tank: 150l
Hull Speed: 9.8kn
Cruising Speed: 8.5kn
Racing Speed: 9.6kn

Type: Sloop, Moderate Long Keeler, Round Hull
Design: Robert Perry 60′ at Lloyd’s standards
Shipyard: Folmers, Rijs, Holland
Year of construction: 2006-2008
Hull: Aluminium, AlMg 4.5 Mn W28
Mast: Hall Spars, 27m, Aluminum
Sails: Rolly Tasker Sails – New 2013

  • Main Sail: 92.7m²
  • Genoa: 88.4m²
  • Jib: 37.10m²
  • Trysail: 14.9m²
  • Storm Jib: 13.5m²
  • Gennaker 220m²

Engine: YANMAR 165hp / Turbo
Layout: 3 Cabins, 1 Large Saloon, 1 Showers, Large Kitchen, 2.10m Standing Height Throughout
Berths: 6 in three Cabins, (+2 Deckhouse), Two toilets, Engine Room, Sailing Forepeak

Raymarin ST-60, Wind, Autopilot ST6001, Depth, Log in the Cockpit
Lecomble & Schmitt Linear Drive Autopilot Switchable to Jefa Drive
Jeff Ruder, Control and Autopilot
Tridata and Multidata at the Chart Table
Furuno GP32 GPS at the Helm. All data via Seatalk and NMEA networked with the BoardPC and WLAN/WiFi Hotspot
Furuno NAVNET Radar
On-board computer with fixed 27” LED monitor at the Chart Table. Worldwide Maps under OpenCPN

Iridium GO! Can be used by all sailors
ICOM M802 with AT 140 and PACTOR 4, DR7800
at Sheakespeare Wip Antenna 23′
E-mail and weather worldwide via Sailmail
2x ICOM M72 VHF Portables
At the anchorage and in the marina we receive Local HotSpots with the LunaWLANnet high performance antenna on the mast top and/or 4G/LTE and distribute the internet signal in the boat via WLAN for crew. So everyone can use their WLAN-enabled devices, such as iPhone, iPad, notebook etc. use
At sea, the crew communicates via shortwave and iSat via Sailmail.

Energy management and aggregates:
Superwind 350 / 24V wind generator
Four solar modules on 100 watts at the gearbox
Nordlicht 5KW Profi-Generator – New 2018
130 Amp / h Heavy duty generator on main motor
with BALMAR high-performance controller
Insulated alternator for starter batteries Engine and generator
Mastervolt DCDC 24/12 V converter and charger for 12 V battery subsystem
2x VICTRON 70A multichargers and inverters 3KW / 24V / 220V
Galvanic isolation transformers Shore power 3KW
400Ah / 24V Battery Bank 8x 12V / 100Ah North Star AGM Batteries New 2017
220V in owner’s cabin, saloon, chart table, kitchen, wheelhouse, engine room
Echotec Watermaker 120L/h with 24V DC motor


Exclusive front cabin with double bed, latex mattresses on spring slats, private bath / WC / shower. Behind two cabins each with 2 separate bunk beds, own washbasin, flap, door, bunk shower. Large communal saloon with 2 navigation tables (skipper / boatman) and on-board computer. U-shaped kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, three-burner stove, two pools, fresh water warm. Shared toilet and shower (separate rooms). All living rooms are equipped with central heating and radiators in the wet areas. Large, cosy pilot house


Dinghy NAIAD 3.5m Rescue Dinghy in New Zealand Approved as Liferaft. 6-7 people with 30hp Yamaha outboard 2-stroke, chain, safety lock and anchor. Replacement outboard Thoatsu 3.5PS. Various diving goggles and fins. Two 12L aluminum bottles INT, BCD, automatic, pressure and depth gauge. Main anchor ROCNA 70kg at 80 meters tested forests 13mm stainless steel chain. Lewmar electric anchor winch, 2 spare and plow hinge anchors, 15 & 27kg