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Robert Beebe Passagemaker 60 "Sea Biscuit"


Sea Biscuit IV




Robert Beebe Passagemaker




Broadwater Yachts Ballina NSW


4 tonnes


Robert Beebe


77,200 lbs           




Gardner 6LX


Westerbeke 9.2KVa


External & internal helm stations


White topsides


Hamilton Island Marina,
Whitsunday Islands Queensland



Listing Broker:

Peter Devers
email: peter@nordhavn.com.au
cell: +61.419 760 258
office: 1300 920 036

For more information, please contact your Nordhavn sales person or the office nearest you.


Robert Beebe Passgemaker. "Sea Biscuit IV" was constructed in 1985 by Broadwater Yachts Ballina NSW, to NSW Survey standards. (no longer ‘in survey’) She has benefited from many significant recent upgrades by her current owner, to reduce the maintenance, whilst improving her safety, durability, longevity and usability as a true long distance passagemaker. Designed by arguably the father of long range power passagemaking, Robert Beebe, and built to the highest shipwright standards, using rarely available Australian hardwoods. Lying at 60' overall, her construction includes four watertight bulkheads of double diagonal yellow wood. Her decks are 28 mm white beech, covered by 13mm Marine Ply glassed over with non-skid finish. Freshly antifouled, topsides paint, and her transom brightwork taken back to bare wood and re-varnished October 2018


Gardner 6LX 120 hp normally aspirated diesel. 8 litres per hour @ 8 knots.
Approx 7500 hours
Dual fuel filtration system (2017) with water separators.
Significant engine and general vessel spares included.
Conventional shaft drive. PRM (3:1 ratio) gearbox, new 2015. Hundestadt variable controllable pitch 36" propellor.


Master Cabin: Full beam master cabin aft with four poster bed. New mattress, opening ports and traditional skylight. Fully airconditioned. Private walk in ensuite with H&C shower and Vanity. Cavernous storage.
Forward Cabin: 3 x single bunks, 1 small double, private walk in ensuite.
A total of 7 permanent berths, or 10 berths with saloon/wheelhouse pilot berth and drop down table.
Two walk-in ensuites with H & C showers, handbasins and Vacuflush heads.
2 x 16000 BTU Marine reverse cycle air condition units (new 2016)


VHf DSC with GPS input
Hand held GPS
TMQ AP9 Heavy Duty Benmar motor drive to interior helm station
B&G Zeus 9" screen at 'on deck' helm station
PC based (24" screen) system at lower inside helm station
B&G 3G radar (at Zeus 'on deck' helm station, and on the PC based system at lower helm)
3 x B&G Wind and Depth Displays
B&G Intergrated Depth 3100 with Bronze TX
Interphase Outlook forward sounding sonar
AIS (Class B) linked to both B&G and PC based systems
Intel NUC Windows System with 24" display at lower helm station
Clock and Barometer
2 x Danforth Constellation compasses
22" LCD HD-TV with DVD player and HD set-top box
Stereo with 100watt Hi-Power amplifier and Bose speakers


Alloy Spars, completely re-rigged and rebuilt from chain plates up, (2007)
Stainless standing rigging (new 2007)
Spinnaker pole
Reefurl genoa furler
Barlow self tailing primary winches

Mainsail - slab reefing with lazyjacks
Mizzen - slab reefing with lazyjacks
Genoa - furling
Storm Jib


U-shaped galley amidships with 2 burner gas stove and oven.
Triple stainless sink and under counter fridge.
Good natural light and visibility to saloon and exterior.
130 litre galley front loading fridge (12V)
Top loading 65 litre 12/240 Freezer (drawer)


Electrics system re-wired in 2009 with new circuit breaker panels.
Westerbeke 9.2KVAA (2010)
Victron 5KVA Inverter Charger (hugely reduces requirement for generator useage, particularly whilst underway).
Victron Electronic colour control panel
24V/110A cruising alternator on main engine
12V/100A cruising alternator on main engine
240V and 24V engine room lights
6 x 12V AGM batteries (2017)
4 x 24V x 220Ah AGM batteries (2016)
New 12V and 24V alternators (2017)


6 person liferaft (service date expired)
Offshore flare pack
Gas detectors,
Manual fire extinguishers
Electric bilge pumps.
12 x lifejackets.
606 MHz EPIRB with GPS
4 x 24V high capacity auto/manual bilge pumps
Manual Bilge pump
4 x watertight bulkheads


Sail covers
2 x pram style bimini covers, (upper helm and main companionway)
Sail covers, deck box and gas locker covers, helm seat cover, helm wheel cover.


Stainless steel Gas BBQ, with dedicated gas bottle storage locker on foredeck.
Muir 'Thor' 24V horizontal windlass (rebuilt 2007). 2 x 60 m x 1/2" chain + 1 x warp.
Muir remote control, plus foot switches at bow, and chain counter at helm. Manson 110lb plow anchor (new 2009)
Danforth anchor
Stern plow anchor.
13' Barefoot rigid bottom inflatable
15hp Tohatsu 2 stroke outboard (2017)

A well equipped and capable bluewater passagemaker from the drawing board of designer Robert Beebe, the author of the iconic and authoritive book "Voyaging Under Power". The design which originally kick started the Nordhavn Passagemaker revolution. She is a true motorsailer, equally at home under either form of propulsion. She can run at up to 200 nautical miles, day after day, with her frugal and reliable Gardner 6LX six cylinder normally aspirated power plant. Sea Biscuit IV's Hundested C. P. Variable Pitch propellor delivers 3000 NM + range under power.
Extensively refurbished by her current passionate owner, she well equipped for her design purpose, offshore cruising, and is presented in good condition for her age.
Quite Simply..... solid, safe, dependable, comfortable and economical.......
Flagged as an Australian Registered Ship



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