ROYAL HUISMAN Specifications
Type: Cruising Sailboat
Year Built: 1982
Hull Material: Aluminum
Length: 24.5m / feet
Beam: 5.84 / 19.16 feet
Gross Tonnage: 69
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Max Speed: 10 knots
Sleeps: 10
Staterooms: 4
Crew: 2
Exterior Design: German FRERS
Engines: 1
Flag: UK
Location: France, Nice


EUR 850,000

Built in 1982 by notable Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman, the ketch rigged "VOLADOR" retains impeccable sailing pedigree . Designed by genius naval a rchitect German Frers and Beeldsnijder she underwent a complete technical and cosmetic refit in 2005 . Sea worthy capabilities combined with spectacular hull design has proven it's success by winning the 1982 Whitbread round the world race with sistership "FLYER". MCA compliant and boosting a spacious interior of four staterooms with ensuites "VOLADOR" is confortable for both charter and private sailing.

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Key features

  • Spacious interior layout
  • 4 staterooms with ensuites
  • Aluminium hull
  • Ketch rigged offering balanced sailing
  • Notable build
  • Impeccable sailling pedigree
  • Two access below deck


Built by Huismans in 1982, Volador has the highest possible pedigree for a yacht of her era.


In 2005, she underwent a complete technical and cosmetic refit, which included fitting a virtually all-new interior with 4 guest cabins, each with ensuite bathroom. All electronic equipment was replaced and upgraded, deck hardware, safety equipment and sailing hydraulics were all replaced. She has been continually maintained and upgraded to the highest standards since. Details of all refit and maintenance work can be provided if requested.


Fully MCA compliant, VOLADOR is as well suited to the modern charter market as she is for private cruising. She is a true blue water thoroughbred, guaranteed to bring many miles of happy cruising to the sailing connoisseurs.

Galley and Laundry

Listo 140 litre fridge
Miele dish washer
3 - burner gas cooker and oven - Force 12
Samsung micro-wave
Indesit 300 litre combined fridge freezer
Candy washing machine

Generators , main engine and Electrical System

Main engine hours : 13360h

Generator:    Kohler, 220v/13.5KW (new 2009)

Generator Hours : 4200 (April 2022)

Electricity:    220 volts
Batteries: Service bank, 24 v. 1250 amps (2017)

Navigation bank, 24v, 600 amps

1 x 24v 220 amp engine start battery (new 2009)

2 x 12v SS amp gen battery (2018)
Air conditioning: Condaria reverse cycle A/C/heating   

Other machinery
2 x Mastervolt inverters 24 v/220v 3500 watts
3 x 24 volts 100 amp Mastervolt HF battery chargers
1 x 24 volts 50 amp Mastervolt charger
1 converter 24 v/12v, (for AV and nav)
1 x 24 volt 180 amp alternator
Capac corrosion warning system
BTM -1 Battery charge monitor

Engine/Mechanical Equipment

Windlass: Hydraulic,  Maxwell 3500
Bowthruster: Retractable Vickers

Gearbox: Walter « V » Drive RV 61
Propeller: Hundestadt hydraulically operated VPP
Watermaker 200 L/PH capacity

Electronics and Navigational Equipment

2 B&G MKII FFD repeaters in central cockpit  
4 B&G MKII FFD repeaters in aft cockpit
Radar Furuno FR 7062 64 miles
Fleet 33 telephone system interfaced with the onboard computer for internet access
GPS Furuno Navnet VX 2 (2006)
Robertson AP 20 autopilot
Immarsat C
B&G Hercules 790 nav system
2 x portable Garmin GPS sets
BLU Sangean weather receiver interfaced to onboard computer
1 VHF GMDSS Simrad RS 87 (will be changed - 2019)
1 VHF Icom I-59 (will be changed 2019)
Danforth compass,  9''
Flat screen PC Open CDM
Furuno FMD 811 radar repeater in aft cockpit

Audio And Visual Equipment

LG DVD player
TCL TV with LCD 20'' 4k flat screen
Hi-fi Pioneer PM 77 (AM/FM/CD) with 4 speakers in saloon
2 x waterproof speakers in central cockpit
2 x waterproof speakers in aft cockpit
JBL Boombox waterproof speaker

Tender and Toys

RIBEYE Hard Bottom Inflatable,  4,20m with HB 27 HP 4 stroke outboard  
Wakeboard and Rope
Paddle Board

Deck Equipment

Teak deck
Dodger over centre cockpit
Dodger over aft cockpit
Rigid awning over centre cockpit
Sun awning
Companionway ladder
Carbon fibre gangplank
Swimming ladder

2 x Lewmar 66 hydraulic
2 x Lewmar 64 manual
2 x Lewmar 900 electric primaries (primaires)
2 x Lewmar 77 electric, secondaries 

Rig and deck gear
Aluminium mainmast by Rondal, with Harken track and ball race batten cars
Aluminium mizzen mast, with Harken track and ball race batten cars
Hydraulic powerpack for genoa furler, windlass and primary winches
Rondal 200 hydraulic furling unit for headsail
Profurl manual furling unit for staysail
Hydraulic vangs for main and mizzen
Hydraulic backstay

Rig and Sails

Fully battened mainsail, by Incidence (Hydranet) 2005
Fully battened mizzen by Incidence (Hydranet) 2005, new mizzen halyard 2009
30% Genoa, by Incidence (Hydranet) 2005
Furling staysail by Incidence (Hydranet) 2005
Storm trysail, 2001
Asymmetric 1.5 oz spinnaker, by Halsey,
Spi 2.5 oz (2002), new spi halyard 2009