From its beginnings in 1982, Waterline Yachts has been dedicated to the design and construction of the finest round bilge steel sailing and motor yachts. A philosophy of constant improvements, evolution of design and building techniques has been the foundation on which each boat is built. All Waterline Yachts hulls are custom designed specifically for steel construction. The hull is a round bottom form without chines. The hull is plated with 1/8 – 3/16” mild steel, the keel with 3/16 – 1/4”, and at the deck/coachroof areas with 10-12 guage plate. All frame shapes are conically developed so the plate will conform naturally without stress or deformation. The bow is an extremely strong, round ‘bullnose’ cone which is much more aesthetically pleasing than the common ‘knife edge’ or pipe steel bow. A unique longitudinal framing system is used throughout so the plate is supported and reinforced along its curvature rather than tranversely, as it is done in large freighters. Transversely framed boats, when poorly built, are best remembered for their ‘hungry horse rib’ look after a few years service. The system used by Waterline Yachts is more commomnly used in the aircraft industry and relies on smaller, more numerous frames.

Tin Soldier is a fast, safe and powerful cruising yacht, ideal for a couple or a small family. Polyurethane sprayed foam insulation from new, the steel condition is excellent. The recently installed 135hp engine and Velvet drive transmission plus Aquadrive cva system now provides really smooth and sure power when conditions demand.

A superb steel cruising yacht.

  Inspection by appointment.
Location: South East Asia
Year Launched: 1988

Registered: Canada
Designer: Ed Rutherford Builder: Waterline Yachts
Displacement: 38,500 lbs Ballast: 17,500 lbs lead
Engine: Perkins-Sabre 135hp Keel: Modified fin and skeg
Hull: steel
Deck: steel
Fuel: 1400 litres ( three tanks, steel) 
750 litres ( two tanks, pvc )
Steering: HydraulicLewmar folding wheel. Watermaker: EchoTec260 DML 50lph
Autopilot 1: Simrad AP25 Autopilot 2: Alpha 4404
Length: 14.20 m
Beam:   4.48 m
Draft:    2.10 m
Engine hours: 1774
Speed under power: 9.5kts
Propellor: 3 blade fixed

The interior is finished in beautiful Canadian light oak, set off by white deck heads and teak and holly soles. The 6′ 5” headroom yet further adds to the light and roomy environment. The forepeak has been split into two, giving a small double and a single cabin. Up to three sea berths can be made available in the main saloon, a very secure sea berth exists behind the galley and a comfortable double cabin aft completes the accomodation. The whole yacht is extremely well lit and when in colder climes is warmed by a Fab All diesel cabin heater. In warmer climes each Bomar hatch has it’s own bug screen. Entertainment comes from a 15” flat screen tv and a five speaker Clarion cd player c/w two cockpit speakers.

Located in the upper saloon. One three burner propane stove ( Force 10 ) Great stowage from drawers and cupboards. Deep double s/s sinks which have both pressurized and hand pumped water. A large top loading fridge and freezer is cooled by either one of two evaporator plates belonging to i.) a Danfoss system and ii.) a keel cooled Frigoboat system, both 12 volt.

The yacht has one head. Hot water for the shower from the ‘Luma’water heater which provides for the whole yacht, heated from heat exchanger or via shorepower. (2010)

One. Sealand vacu flush. 10 gallon holding tank and macerator.
Electrics & Batteries:

House bank – total 750amps AGM (2007). Start bank – AGM 100amps, both banks monitored by a Xantrex Link 20. The batteries are ‘Longlife’. DC charging comes from; 2 x Siemen solar panels ( 75watt each), 2 x BP solar panels (125watt each) and regulated by 1 x Solar Boost 302 4i. The main engine has two alternators, one 150amp for the house bank and a 90amp which is dedicated to the engine start battery. These are in addition to the DC generator (Perkins Perama 15hp engine and 90amp alternator (rarely used). 1 x Kiss wind generator.

3 x Rule electric bilge pumps c/w alarms.

Electronics & Navigation:

Simrad log, speed and wind instruments. Simrad AP25 autopilot plus an Alpha 4404 as a back up. Garmin 3010 chartplotter (10”) at helm and a Garmin 3005 (5”) chartplotter at nav station. Icom 504 vhf radio. Two HF radios; Icom IC 725, Icom IC M700. ‘Lifeline’ satphone. One h/held Garmin gps. Garmin radar. Garmin 400C fishfinder/backup sounder. AIS Watchmate. Pactor modem. Furuno facsimile receiver. HP Photosmart Photocopier C42-80. Barometer/humidity/temperature digitally displayed. Xantrex Freedom Marine 2500w inverter/charger. Two extra inverters, 400 and 250watt. Step down/up transformer – Nippon America ST-4000.

Cutter rigged. The rig was replaced in New Zealand in 2007 by Norsaid Riggers, Whangarei, plus forestays and Schaefer furling gear for both headsail and staysail ( 3100 and 2100 ). Two years ago stays and several turnbuckles were replaced. The mainsail is an in mast furler by Hood. Garhauer rigid boom vang. Walder boom brake. Spinnaker pole.
Sail Inventory:

Mainsail, Lee (2007). Headsail, Titan (2009.) Staysail, Hood. Storm trysail c/w separate mast track. Storm jib. Cruising spinnaker.
Ground Tackle:

Lofrans 1500w windlass. 1x40kg Rocna. 1x66lb Bruce. 2x Fortress 27lb and 55lb. 375′ chain on main Rocna anchor. The secondary, Bruce, anchor has 150′ of chain and 150′ of rode. Double bow roller. Kedge anchor and rode at stern.
Deck Gear:

Hydrovane wind vane. Barient self tailing sheet and halyard winches (operated from cockpit). 2 x #32, 4 x #28 2 x #27. Si Port ii BBQ. Custom dinghy mounting chocks on foredeck. Granny bars at mast. Bomar hatches. Transom shower.
Safety Gear:

Gale Rider c/w 300′ 3/4” line. Epirb. Offshore flare pack. Flare gun. Epirb. 5x dry chem fire extinguishers. Horseshoe. Danbuoy. Beaufort liferaft (out of service) which mounts on a quick release frame on the pushpitwhich was designed so that a ten year old could launch the raft unassisted. SIS Intruder alarm system. Security grill for companionway hatch, lockable from within. Propane sniffer/alarm. Two bilge alarms. Manual Whale bilge pump. Basic first aid kit.

AB Lamina 3.19m. aluminium (2010) and 2.5m Achilles LS4 roll up

Yamaha 15hp (2010) and Nissan 3.5hp
Covers and awnings:

The sprayhood arrangement has a solid grp top, custom made by ‘Wavestopper’, with soft front and sides. A raised bimini, connecting to sprayhood.
Extras: 4 scuba tanks.

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