Arco Iris


+44 (0)7387 264910

For sale: £75,000 VAT paid

About the Yacht

Arco Iris is a supremely comfortable boat for a couple. We lived on board full time for two years, and for half the year for a further five. During this time we toured UK, Ireland, the Atlantic coast of France and the Baltic. Unfortunately we are now not making enough use of such a capable vessel, so are reluctantly considering passing her on to someone else.

She has just finished a complete refit comprising:

Hull new epoxy and paint with coppercoat antifouling

New coachroof windows and deck hatches

Rewired throughout

New B & G electronics

New fuel tanks

New holding tank

New Volvo stern gland




Forepeak - Double v-berth with stowage under and hanging locker. Accessed through:


Heads - Lavac toilet, sink with extendible shower tap fitting. Gratings over floor draining to grey water sump. Stowage. Standing headroom 6'2".


Lower main area - open plan area with standing headroom throughout divided into the following sub areas:

Double berth with reading light, stowage and shelf. Stowage and water tank under.

Single berth with"trotter box", reading light, stowage and shelf. Water tank under.

Single berth with reading light, stowage and shelf. Stowage and cupboards under.

Galley (see below)


Galley - Stainless steel double sink with mixer tap from pressurised hot & cold supply, hand pump cold water and second hand pump not currently connected. Sink can be selected to drain either into grey water sump or holding tank.

Stainless steel worktops.

Top opening fridge, keel cooled.

3 burner stove with grill and oven.



Upper main area - saloon. Two settee berths over 6' long with stowage under and behind.

Table with lifting leaf and fiddles.

AM/FM radio/cd player with speakers in saloon and cockpit.

Chart table with stowage and navigation equipment.

Hanging locker at companionway that drains into bilge



LoA         46ft   14m

LoD         40ft   12m

LWL         33ft   10m

Beam       13ft    4m

Draft          6ft  1.8m

Air draft    59ft   18m

Weight       18 tonnes



Long keel hull built in ferro-cement in 1985 by Windboats of Norwich

New epoxy overall with new paint topsides and coppercoatbelow the waterline 2021

First Launched 1997

Deck and deckhouse plywood sheathed with glassfibre 2004

New Polycarbonate deckhouse windows and Lewmar deck hatches 2021


Rig and Sails

Cutter rigged alloy mast

Standing rigging new 2017

Fully battened main with stackpack new 2015, but only 2 seasons' light use

Yankee and self tacking staysail new 2019

Lewmar self tailing winches - 3 at mast, 4 in cockpit



Perkins 4236 85HP engine. Engine mounts new 2018

Borg Warner velvet drive gearbox overhauled 2018

Brunton Autoprop overhauled 2021



Diesel - 2 stainless steel tanks total 400 litres - new 2021

Water - 2 stainless steel tanks total 700 litres

Black water - 80 litres new 2021



Completely rewired  2021

24 volt main system with 12 volt subsystem.

24 volt 180 amp-hour main batteries

24 volt 80 amp-hour start battery

BEP marine battery monitor

Sterling alternator to battery charger

DuoGen wind/water generator

240 volt Shore power system with isolating transformer supplying sockets, battery charger and immersion heater.



Pressurised hot and cold supply to galley and heads. Carbon filters on cold feeds.

Calorifier heated by engine, heating or shore power.

Grey water sump with overboard pump

80 litre holding tank with electric and suction pump out

BEP marine tank level gauge for water and holding tanks



Mikuni diesel fired hot water heater supplying 3 x hot air matrixes, towel rail in heads and calorifier.


Navigation equipment

B & G Zeus3 12" plotter on adjustable arm to be usable at chart table or visible from helm.


ForwardScan forward looking sonar

Wireless wind transducer

AIS Class B transceiver

Multi function display at helm

DSC VHF at chart table with remote mic at helm

Furuno Navtex


Self steering

Hydrovane self steering

Raymarine ST1000 with input arm for use in calm conditions


Mooring & anchoring

20kg CQR with 60m 10mm chain

20kg Bruce with 10m 10mm chain

Fortress FX-23 with 5m 8mm chain

100m 14mm octoplait  nylon secondary rode

35m 25mm webbing rode

Lofrans windlass

Double bowroller

Stern roller

Samson post

2 x midships mooring cleats

2 x stern mooring cleats

Warps and fenders


Shore access

2.9m airdeck dinghy 2017

Yamaha 4hp 4 stroke outboard