Virgin Atlantic Challenger 2

For sale with delivery available across the globe,Virgin Atlantic Challenger 2 is in commission,fully coded and will be serviced and anti-fouled before going to a new owner with full training on the boat and its systems. Built in 1986 at the Brookes yard UK,VAC2 was built in less than 12 months from start to finish after Richard Bransons first transatlantic challenger sank with the record in sight.A Levi hull design with surface drives,she packs 4000hp restricted HP and is still capable of over 50mph in rough water.She has done less than 900 hours in total run time since build and as you can see on this page,was totally re-furbished back in 2013 at a significant cost to her current owner. Virgin Atlantic Challenger 2 is the sole surviving British Icon from a time when men were real men!Pioneering times...Dangerous times(and that was just the haircuts!)Remember...this boat crossed the Atlantic in record breaking time before there was anything like AIS..Even GPS was nothing like it is today.Proper boat with an adventurous crew and now it can be your turn. Her significantly reduced asking price makes her affordable and her running costs are no more than any other boat of this ilk.In fact,her on going maintenance costs are less than a more modern engine as she is simpler with no costly electronics. Very seriously for sale at stg £650,000.00 taxes paid this is a lifetime opportunity not to be missed.

Price: £650,000 Tax Paid
Model Year: 1984
Boat Ref: 6043022
Location: United Kingdom


Builder: BROOKES

Hull Material: Aluminum


LOA: 21.95 metre
Beam: 7.01 metre
Max Draft: 1.22 metre


Engine(s) Make: MTU
Engine(s) HP: 4000.0
Engine Model:
Cruising Speed: 35 knots
Max Speed: 52 knots



Additional Information

Hull and topside fully prepared and painted with Joton paint system Propellers dressed and anodes changed, trim tabs serviced.

Engines fully inspected by MTU Palma, Intercoolers rebuilt, injectors serviced and compression test. Oil samples taken, oil/filters changed UK.

New turbo intake hoses Hull internal fully pressure washed and cleaned 4 x 3.5t fuel tanks have had bladder bags extracted and fully restated as solid tanks with west epoxy system, aluminium manholes and baffle system. Fitted with Offshore system digital tank monitoring system and manual dip ports. Closing valves fitted to underside of tanks.

Fuel system and electronic closing valves reinstated 4 x 1200AH start batteries ER bulkhead completed ER fitted with Firemaster A60 insulation (deck head and down to hull bottom)

Stat X fire detection and monitoring system fitted and commissioned Portable diesel driven 1.5” bilge fire pump fitted Fwd electric Rule 3700 bilge pump fitted with associated pipework and closing valves 3 x bilge level monitors fitted Main and secondary anchor fitted ER air intake system fitted (300mm 24v axial fan system with fire dampers) 4 x ER exhaust system fans fitted with damper arrangement Centre aft deck hand rail fitted All redundant nav aid and equipment removed as required New electric toilet fitted Hydraulic steering system checked New full navigation and communication system fitted: Simrad NSO system with 3 x 17” monitors, 2 x 4g broadband radars, Sat compass, Comar Class A AIS, ER CCTV system with 4 x camera, Sart, Epirb, Icom M423 fixed vhf, Sailor RT2047 fixed vhf, 2 x portable Icom M23 VHF’s, Garmin 750s plotter/sounder, hand bearing compass. GPRS boat track system ER call system Main/Aux navigation lights 2 x 8man ISO liferafts. 150N Inflatable lifejackets, 2 x lifebuoys and throwing line TPA’s, flares, KIM mob rescue system, webbing rescue ladder Radar reflectors, 4 x 6L AFFF ext, 4 x 4kg DP ext code flags, Cat C and HSE first aid kits, rescue harness and Helicopter sling, etc etc to meet MCA cat 2 coding requirements.  Full on board Safety management system and training manuals


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