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1993 Custom Caroff Super Disko Cutter 47

Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada


"Hakluyt" has a proven history of seaworthiness and toughness!

"Hakluyt" has an incredible history of successfully sailing to some of the most remote and harshest environments the planet has to offer.  From Antarctica to the Arctic to the North Atlantic during one of the worst winters in 40 years!  She is a proven vessel capable of taking you anywhere you want to go!

Her recent MASSIVE refit allows her to go to remote places in safety and comfort.  Her electrical and comfort appointments are almost entirely brand new as of 2022!  The Gilbert Caroff "Super Disko" design has a proven track record and these boats are some of the best - affordable - expedition "class" boats out there!

Much of the refit and upgrades are documented here:

Hakluyt's history is documented here:

Link to Hakluyt's (Euronav) Antarctica journey - video:

Link to Hakluyt's (Arctic Tern I) Arctic/polar journeys - video:

Hakluyt's most recent North Atlantic / Winter expeditions chronicled here:

Photos from Hakluyt's recent sailing can be found here:

TONS of boat information can be found throughout our website:


Basic Boat Info

Make: Custom
Model: Caroff Super Disko Cutter 47
Year: 1993
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Steel
Keel Type: Centerboard Keel


Length: 47 ft
Length Overall: 47 ft
Beam: 15 ft
Max Draft: 11 ft
Min Draft: 5 ft


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cutter, Cruisers


Sunnybrook Yachts
Sunnybrook Yachts


Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202
Tel:902 444 4500
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



Year                    1993

Make                  Caroff Super Disko

Built                    Chantier Brument, Boissy L’Aillerie, France

Class                  Cutter

Length Overall 47ft

Min Draft             5ft

Max Draft            11ft

Beam                   15ft

Gross tonnage   ~18

Keel Type           Retractable

Fuel Type           Electric

Hull Material     Steel

Deck Material    Deck is STAINLESS STEEL!!

Hull Shape        Monohull

Registered        USA


Deck and Cockpit Equipment

  • Bombard C3 Dingy 2022 w. Yamaha 15hp Outboard. 2009

  • Vetus 75 kgf bow thruster 2010 (Grill on both sides to prevent ice from entering tube.)

  • 12v Lofrans Tigres Windlass

  • Rocna 73# Anchor w/ 110m of 3/8"  chain

  • Danforth 80# spare Anchor

  • CQR 20# spare/stern Anchor

  • 110m of 3/8" spare chain 

  • Wind Pilot Autopilot mounted on stern

  • New cockpit dodger 2022 - added two clear panels to see sails

  • Solar panels double as a Bimini!

  • Multiple Fenders

  • Abundant Oversized Dock Lines

  • (2) x custom spools of 1" x 110m Poly shore lines! 

  • Swim Ladder

  • Bow Pulpit

  • Lifelines

Sails and Rigging

Main Mast: 


Aluminum Deck stepped, 2 sets of spreaders.  Mast steps to mast head!

Facnor Genoa Roller furler



Ullman "Expedition" Sails Including:

  • Roller furling Genoa, 

  • Roller furling staysail, 

  • Main sail with FOUR reef points, Gennaker)!!!  

  • NEW Sails are in USA.

Currently Sailing with the Qualman Sails that came with Hakluyt until we can pick up the new Ullman sails:

  • Genoa - roller furling

  • 3 x Inner staysails (hank on)

  • Main Sail (reefs x 3)

Stack pack and lazy

Electronics and Navigation

  • Autopilot:   Raymarine EV-400 Sailpack NEW 2022 - with NEW never used hydraulic ram (kept as spare to currently working ram)

  • Chartplotter:   Raymarine Axiom Pro 16" charplotter / display NEW 2022

  • Telemetry Readouts:  (2) x Raymarine i70s displays

  • Radar: Raymarine Quantum 2 NEW 2022 - hardwired

  • Depth / Speed transducer: 2 x Raymarine transducers

  • GPS:  Raymarine 

  • AIS:  Em-Trak B100 Transmitter receiver, Raymarine Ray 91 receiver 

  • VHF:  Raymarine Ray 91

  • Cockpit VHF:  Raymarine wireless

  • (2) Compass

  • Iridium Go with external and YB3i antenna

  • Navigation Lights 

  • Fwd and Aft Deck Lights 

  • Spreader Lights

All Raymarine Electronics NEW in 2022!!

Main Electrical panel is HUGE and designed for easy access to all wiring


Battery Banks 

  • (16) x 24V House Bank: 280Ah/each "MG Energy" LiFePo for 110KW of power!  NEW 2022!  This is one of - if not THE largest battery banks on a non-commercial vessel!

  • (3) x 12V House Bank: Batteries NEW 2022

Electrical Equipment 

  • Victron Energy Multiplus 2500w inverter/charger & battery monitor NEW 2022

  • Victron Energy Cerbo GX 2022

  • Victron MPPT 150/60 Solar Charger NEW 2022

  • Victron 48v to 12v DC-DC converter NEW 2022

  • Galvanic Isolator NEW 2023

  • 12v, & 120v sockets throughout

  • 110v Shore Power Cords

Power Sources

  •  (4) x LG Energy bifacial 435 Watt Solar panels on a custom extendable solar array!  Nearly 2KW of renewable solar!

  • (2) x 800 Watt Primus Silent X wind generators - Some of the quietest wind generators around!

  • Oceanvolt Hydro energy regeneration via servo prop motors under sail

  • Champion 1700 Watt Gas generator

  • Shore power

All wiring NEW and ABYC compliant 2022!!!!!

NEW custom electronics control panel!




(2) x 15KW Oceanvolt servoprop ELECTRIC motors   

Oceanvolt motors have a reputation as being top of the line marine electric motors!


The Oceanvolt motors are fed by the MASSIVE 110 Kilowatt Lithium Iron Phosphate battery bank through MG Energy System components - All professionally designed and engineered by Oceanvolt consultants for the 2022 refit!!

The massive battery bank is designed and intended to support missions to remote regions such as the Arctic.

***These motors are AMAZING - but if you are interested in Hakluyt and NOT the electric motors - we are amenable to removing them and selling the boat without propulsion so we can re-power our next boat with electric propulsion!  Diesel motor platform and shaft tube are still in place and can easily be re-powered with another diesel engine.

Safety Equipment

  • Fitzwright Model SMLR A6, Solas A pack compliant 6 person life raft - inspection is current

  • 2 x ACR Cobham Satellite 406, Type 1 - float free EPIRB's

  • Various water tight high intensity handheld floodlights

  • MOB pole

  • Lifesling

  • Several Mustang PFD's

  • 4 x Mustang Ocean Commander immersions suits

  • Fire extinguishers: 4 x ABC multipurpose dry powder fire extinguishers.

  • Multiple Flares

  • Bilge pumps: 2 x electric 12V rule pumps, 1 x manual diaphragm pump.

  • Emergency tiller.

Cabin / Galley Features

  • Isotherm drawer style fridge / freezer NEW 2022

  • All new LED lighting throughout

  • Fans installed for those hot arctic days...

  • Custom Nav station that caters to computer work

  • Expansive galley storage and working space

  • Easily Customizable Crew / storage conversions.

  • LOADS of storage on this boat!

  • New water pumps for both galley, shower and deck wash down

  • NEW eco log / wood burning gasifier eco friendly and kick butt fireplace for amazing cabin heat

  • Hot water plumbed to head for Galley sink, shower and head sink

  • ECO stove can be connected to hot water radiators to provide additional heat to the V-Berth via a Dickenson Radex 1 heater (currently not connected but installed) - Vessel also comes with a Radex 2 heater - not installed

    Tanks - Water


    • 1 x 35 gallon Poly tank

    • 1 x 25 gallon bladder

    • 7 x 5 gallon water jerry cans

    • 11 gallon hot water heater NEW 2022

    • Blackwater: 160L holding tank with Jabsco self priming macerator pump, deck pump out and direct overboard discharge options.

    • Greywater: Rule, rule-a-matic plus shower sump - NEW 2023


      • Hakluyt comes with LOADS of spare parts and accessories.

      • This is an ECO - friendly boat that uses the latest in electric motor technology - no diesel expenses!!

      • The retractable keel is exceptional for locations requiring shallow draft vessels - or for that extra peace of mind at anchor!

      • Hull was re-insulated during her 2022 refit!

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
Sunnybrook Yachts is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with brokers located in boating areas from Newfoundland to Ontario.
Sunnybrook has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1990, with over two hundred years of combined experience and representing new yachts from Alerion, MJM, Island Packet, Jeanneau, J/Boats, Leopard, True North and Tartan Yachts.
Import and export specialists for North American and European transactions.
In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, Sunnybrook can provide service and refit management with a full time, year round service team in Chester that focuses their efforts on our clients yachts. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht refit and repair along with captain services.
For an appointment to see the boat or if you have any questions, please email us at or try our office at 902.275.2424.
Listing Broker:  John Suederick