Deneb Of Rye76' Royal Huisman 1995

Zwartsluis, Netherlands


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  • Yacht Details 76' Royal Huisman 1995
  • Location Zwartsluis, Netherlands
  • Engines MTU
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedApr 12, 2021
  • Asking Price$1,183,163
  • Cruising Speed9 kn
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft 8' 10''

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  • Cruising Speed: 9 kn
  • Beam: 17' 9''
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Max Draft: 8' 10''
  • Displacement: 94,798.77 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 1920|liter
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 1000|liter
  • Holding: 2 x 110|liter
  • Single Berths: 6
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 3

Deneb Of Rye Yacht Description

DENEB OF RYE, the sleeping beauty

DENEB OF RYE is an elegant 76 ft aluminium ketch of outstanding quality. She was designed by the internationally renowned naval architect Henry A. Scheel and built in 1995 by the equally renowned Dutch ROYAL HUISMAN Shipyard.

Her beautiful sleek lines, her clipper-bow and elliptical stern, and the traditional varnish on deck, give her the elegant appearance of a classic sailing yacht, but no compromise has been made to providing all the modern comforts both on deck and down below.

The furling head and staysails, the hydraulic boomvang and backstay adjuster, together with a powered Lewmar winch package makes her easy to handle for two good sailors, without crew. According the owner, it is even easy to handle her by one person. 

With extensive trips to Brazil, the Caribbean, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti and many other exotic places,  she has proved her seaworthiness. The yacht is well equipped with an enormous amount of spare parts and tools, which provides all the facilities to sail in remote areas. She’s safe, with watertight engine room, forepeak and lazarette.

Her actual owner is an experienced offshore yachtsman and has in the past 20 years always taken perfect care of his yacht. DENEB OF RYE has undergone a thorough refit in 2003 at Royal Huisman Shipyard. Altough she was in perfect technical condition, Huisman checked everything and replaced what ever necessary : masts were pulled, removal, inspection and re-installation of all fittings, hull inspected  and paintwork, teak checked.

Total cost of the refit was approx. 400.000 €.

After the refit, Deneb was used 2 times for about 3 months and placed then into winter storage end of season 2005 inside the climatized shed until present. Because of their age the owners have purchased a Motor Yacht after their sailing adventure but did not want to sell DENEB OF RYE at that time.

Hence, her technical and cosmetical condition is excellent and only minor works will have to be done. All systems are preserved or winterized and are tested from time to time.

DENEB OF RYE is the perfect yacht for luxurious blue-water cruising in total comfort and safety and is a fantastic opportunity for a discerning sailor who’s searching for a yacht without crew.



  • The Netherlands to South America & Antarctica,
  • To Caribbean,
  • To North America Rhode Island,
  • Back to The Netherlands,
  • To Mediterranean,
  • To Norway, Sweden, Denmark and back to The Netherlands.



  • High pedigree Design 
  • Flawless construction by Royal Huisman
  • Timeless masterpiece, both a classic and a modern yacht
  • Proven reliable world cruiser in luxurious comfort and safety
  • Moderate draft
  • Always perfectly maintained and in fantastic condition


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Main Characteristics

Type: Ketch

Shipyard: Royal Huisman, Holland

Naval architect: Henry A. Scheel

Interior designer: John Munford

Year: 1995 refit 2003 at Royal Huisman Shipyard

Registry: Netherlands

Hull material: Aluminium

Length O. A.: 23.24 m (76’2’’)

Length W. L.: 20.90 m (68’7’’)

Beam: 5.40 m (17’9’’)

Draft: 2.70 m (8’11’’)

Bridge Clearance: 28 m

Displacement: 43 t.

Ballast: 13,5 t.

Engine: 1 x MTU 6R099TA61, 170Hp / 125 kw

Accommodation: 6 guests in 3 cabins

Technical Description


Hull material: Aluminium

Hull colour: Blue

Hull shape: Round-bilged

Keel type: Scheel

Portholes: Stainless steel

CE norm: A

Deck finish: Teak

Deckplanking: 12 mm


Sailplan: Ketch

Main mast height (from waterline): 27,84 m

Mizzen mast height (from waterline): 18,20 m

Systems: Hydrofurl fore stay and cutter stay systems

Hydraulic Mastjack for main mast

Hydraulic backstay cylinder

Hydraulic boomvang for main boom and mizzen boom

Cupsheet, Tasmania, Gemini and Spectra running rigging


Sail area : 270 m2

All sails from 2003

All sails in good condition (washed, checked and if necessary repaired)

Hood main sail




Hood Mizzen sail


Winches: 14 Lewmar winches of which 5 hydraulic


Engine: 1x MTU type 6R 099 TA 61, 2400 rpm

HP: 170

kW: 125

Year installed: 1995

Drive: Shaft

Gearbox: ZF reduction 2,454:1

Bowthruster: Hundested 18 HP

Propeller type: Max prop 762mm

Propeller blades: 3

Propeller shaft material: Steel, 50mm

Watermaker: Sea Recovery, 95 l./hour

Heating: Webasto

Hot water: Yes

Water pressure system: Electrical


Cruising speed under power: 9 kts

Range: 216 nm/day

Hull speed: 9 kts


Generator: Nothern Lights 10 KW 220/380 VAC, 50Hz, 1 phase

Batteries: Yes

Start battery: Sonnenschein 92 Ah (2003)

Service battery: Sonnenschein 1140Ah (2003)

Generator battery: Sonnenschein 92 Ah (2003)

Shorepower: with cable


Fuel tank: 1’920 l.

Fuel day tank: 40 l.

Fresh water tank: 1’000 l.

Grey water tank: 110 l.

Black water tank: 110 l.


Navigation instruments: B&G Hercules 690 system

Magnetic Compass: Danforth

VHF: Skanti

SSB: Skanti

Satcom C: Philips

Telex: Thrane & Thrane

Radar: Furuno

GPS: Philips GPS / Garmin Handheld GPS

Chartplotter: KVH

Radar/plotter: Furuno

Baroscope: Meteoliner

Antenna system: RR electronic Delta 200S combined antenna syst.

Computer: Toshiba Notebook

Printer: Kodak


Gangway: 2,5 m Besenzoni foldable manual operated

Windlass: Maxwell

Anchor: CQR Plough 48 Kg bow anchor

Anchor chain: 100 m chain

Anchor 2: Fortress 20 Kg stern anchor

Sea railing: Wire

Pushpit: Yes

Steering wheel: hydraulic

Life raft: 2x Autoflug 6 pers.


Interior design: John Munford

Woodwork: Classic teak

Saloon: 1 spacious saloon with 2 sea bunks

Galley: Yes, fully equipped

Nav station: Yes

Master cabin: 1 cabin (starboard side) with double berth and small desk

En-suite bathroom with Waterflash toilet and shower

Guest cabins::

1 cabin (forward, port side) with upper and lower berths. Separate head amidship (Waterflash toilet and shower), which is also used as dayhead

1 cabin (forward) with upper and lower berths, small settee and en-suite head (Waterflash toilet and shower). Separate access with ladder to desk


Refrigerator: Yes

Deep freezer: Yes

Microwave: Miele

Stove: Broadwater Marine

Dish washer: No, but pre-installation is there

Waste compactor: Yes

Washing machine / dryer: Miele


TV: Grundig with JVC video

Radio-cd player: Blaupunkt

Speakers in salon: KEF


Tender: Avon hard bottom RIB S3.40 dinghy

Tender engine: 8 hp outboard engine (2003)


Complete library on board with all systems

More than complete spare parts kit


Owner's personal belongings. Owner's personal toys, including but not limited Jet-skis, Tenders, Sea Bobs, Fishing & Diving equipment.


Altough she was in perfect technical condition, Huisman checked everything and replaced what ever necessary.

Masts were pulled, removal inspection and re-installation of all fittings .

Hull paintwork, teak checked , hull inspected.

Total cost approximate 400’000 €.

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