Double X (Name Reserved)

Double X (Name Reserved)

Basic Information

Price: $950,000 USD
Category: Cruising Sailboat, Sloop, .
Model: Van de Stadt 78
Model Year: 2000
Year Built: 2000

Bradford Marine Yacht Sales
Phone: 954-377-3900
Fax: 954-377-3901



LOA: 78' 0" (23.77)
Beam: 20' 0" (6.10)
Max Draft: 10' 0" (3.05)

Speed, Capacities and Weight

Cruise Speed Range: 2600
Gross Tonnage: 60
Water Capacity: 528gal (1999ltr)
Holding Tank: 110gal (416ltr)
Fuel Capacity: 1200gal (4542ltr)


Total Cabins: 4
Sleeps: 7
Total Heads: 5
Captain Quarters: False
Crew Cabin: 1
Crew Berths: 2

Hull and Deck Information

Hull Material: Aluminum
Deck Material: Teak
Hull Designer: Van de Stadt
Interior Designer: Andrew Winch

Engine Information

Manufacturer: John Deere
Model: Series 400, 6076 AFM 30
Engine Count: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Propulsion Type: Direct Drive
Horsepower Engine 1: 250

Location of Vessel

Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States



Built in New Zealand in 2000 by Kelly Archer, a pedigree, custom builder and fully refurbished in 2014, 2015 and 2016, DOUBLE X is in excellent condition and has always been professionally maintained.  She is an ocean-going vessel easily handled by minimal crew, comfortable for owners plus 4-5 guests with accommodations for two crew in a separate cabin.

The yacht has been equipped to be self-sufficient for long periods, and has large fuel tanks, giving her a range of 2,600 miles. Two 24-volt DC Spectra water makers, each producing 30 litres per hour or 720 litres per day while being independent of generator use produce plenty of fresh water. Two large freezers and three refrigerators provide ample storage. And though requiring AC power, one of the two air conditioning compressors may be run off the house batteries by way of an inverter. Two small cold boxes beneath the cockpit table are also run off battery power. An alternative source of power is provided by solar panels built into the Bimini top. Additional panels are secured in a portfolio case for deployment when at anchor. Underway, a Watt & Sea hydro-generator may be attached to the swim step to provide 20 to 24 amps of 24-volt power.


The yacht is built to Lloyd's Hull Construction Certificate Requirements, HCC (PC). Certificate Number: AUK 9800302
Materials: Welded marine grade aluminum – Plate, tanks, internals AA Grade NV 5083; Extruded structural shapes in hull and deck 6261-T6. Mast 6261-T6. Boom Carbon fiber. 
Stainless Steel type 316 All SS is isolated from the aluminum. 
The aft centerline vertical keel is generally 6mm plate.
Watertight bulkheads at frame locations 50 fwd. and 8 aft. The entire perimeter of the engine room is watertight. 
The teak deck (as laid when new) was quarter sawn Burmese teak 20 mm x 50 mm. 

The joinery for this Andrew Winch design is crafted in Anegre, a light honey colored African wood. The floor is of the same material.


Large owner's aft cabin, with ensuite head with electric toilet and a shower 
Single aft cabin to Starboard suitable for child, extra crew or sea berth
Forward port guest cabin with double berth and ensuite head with toilet and a shower
Forward starboard guest cabin with double berth and ensuite head with toilet and a shower
Crew cabin with two Pullman berths, ensuite hand-held shower and manual head
Pilothouse with inside watch station with navigation aids and autopilot
Seating to port and starboard plus good stainless steel hand rails

Saloon is large and full width, with dining area to port and sitting area to starboard 
Durable blue leather type upholstery
Hidden pull-out TV 
24 ceiling spot lights 
(2) Overhead hatches and (4) opening ports for ventilation 

The transition from the exterior to pilothouse and down into the saloon is open which gives the feeling of a much larger yacht. The layout consists of a large owner's cabin, plus child's cabin aft, with two guest cabins and a two-person crew cabin forward. Owner, guest, and crew cabins all have ensuite heads with showers. Next to the single cabin is a day head which is also a laundry room. The large and well-equipped galley is positioned low in the boat, making it very comfortable to work in at sea. The saloon has a dining area on the port side and a seating area to starboard.


The Forepeak is the chain locker which is accessed from the deck, and has anchor chain stowage, windlass motor, bow thruster housing and hydraulic power selector boxes. A folding Fortress anchor is also stowed here.

In the Foc's'le is a Crew cabin with an ensuite head which has a manual toilet, sink, and handheld shower. There is an upper and lower berth to port with a storage area to starboard. 

Aft of Crew's cabin there is a corridor to the main saloon with mirror image double guest cabins to port and starboard. Both cabins have their own large head compartments with separate showers, electric heads and washbasins. The port cabin has a B&G repeater.

The main saloon, in common with the rest of the accommodation, is attractively detailed and is light and airy for comfort both in harbor or at sea. To port is a U-shaped dining area with a large dining table. This has a stainless-steel handrail on the inboard side for use when the yacht is at sea. This can be detached to add director's chairs to accommodate an extra two people, giving comfortable dining room for eight people. To starboard is a U-shaped seating area. A flat screen TV retracts from the forward bulkhead and swivels when in use. Below the TV is a locker/bar unit. At the mainmast is a pull-down movie screen for use with a portable projector.

Aft of the dining table, to Port, and two steps down is a spacious galley with two refrigerators and a top loading freezer together with two sinks and a "drainer", propane stove and microwave. The Corian work surface provides an abundance of space for food preparation and there is a vast amount of room for stowage and food storage. 

To Starboard aft from the saloon there are two steps down to the navigation area (forward facing), and a corridor that continues aft past the door to the Machinery room/Engine room to Port. Once inside the Machine room there is a watertight door forward into the engine space with superb access to all the systems. For more serious maintenance the floor in the main saloon lifts up and there is a soft spot in the superstructure to allow for total removal of machinery if this is ever needed. 

Back in the corridor, outboard (to Starboard) is the day head area which also houses the washing machine. Farther aft is a single berth cabin that is perfect for children and which also can be used for storage. It could be converted to a workshop or expanded storage area if required. 

The owner's cabin is aft with overhead hatches and hull ports. It features a large double bed on centerline, with dressing table to starboard and huge amounts of storage beneath. There is good headroom throughout the yacht, and this continues throughout the owner's cabin. The ensuite head is large with a separate shower stall, washbasin and electric head. 

The pilothouse is three steps up from the main saloon and offers all round visibility and a complement of navigation equipment including an autopilot with directional controls. There are leather seats to port and starboard. The deck is scrubbed teak. A full-size door opens into the cockpit. The door sill and coamings are slotted for a flushing board to meet class requirements.

Stainless steel guardrails are fitted in the pilothouse and along the steps for safety. Similar guardrails and railings are fitted at the cockpit table and above the helm stations.

The cockpit has a large table that hinges out to seat six persons. Its base houses two small refrigerators. The area is protected from the elements with an overhead Bimini and dodger fitted with Strataglass sides that may be rolled up for ventilation.

The Bimini top and side panels provide some protection to the twin helm stations just aft of the cockpit. There is easy access between the helms onto the aft deck. A large aft lazarette, accessed from the deck, houses the dive compressor, dive bottles, LPG and outboard engine gas lockers(fully enclosed in aluminum compartments),
water heater, passarelle and steering hydraulics. The scooped stern provides good access for boarding as well as additional buoyancy aft.

The Galley has dark blue Corian work surfaces, and a large double-door, top loading freezer plus two custom front-loading fridges. These units are cooled by two compressor plants: a 2 Hp unit and a 1 Hp unit.
Both compressors are AC powered. However, the 1 Hp compressor may be operated off 24 V DC by way of an Inverter. Both units are cooled by a common raw water pump, which is AC powered but may also be run with the 24-volt inverter.
Alpes Inox propane oven and hob 
Parmco extractor fan 
U-Line icemaker (new 2014) 
ISE trash compactor 
Sharp microwave/convection oven (new 2018)
Two stainless steel sinks and shallow draining sink 
Siemens Washing Machine in day head, (New 2014)

Double X is being sold fully found with top of the line galley equipment, custom Handcrafted mattresses and linens, and Turkish peshtemal towels.


Continuously maintained. Received full service, including accessory rebuild or replacement in 2016 and survey and service 2017, service 2018 – injectors and Turbocharger (new 08/2018) 
ZF gear box, 2:693 reduction with ZF throttle control at port and starboard helms

PROPELLER: Hundestad three blade controllable pitch propeller. Propeller was removed, disassembled and both prop and shaft cleaned of old grease, (12/2016).
Inspection of prop and shaft mechanism showed like new condition. Shaft and propeller were packed with grease recommended by Hundestad. 

EXHAUST SYSTEM: Powerflow water separator. Removed, inspected and rebuilt by mfr. (01/ 2017) Exhaust hoses in Lazarette replaced in entirety, main engine and generator. Machinery room exhausts replaced in sections.

BOW THRUSTER: Hydraulic Lewmar 25 HP retractable bow thruster. New seals to propeller shaft along with general service (12/2016). Hoses and limit switches replaced, and power blocks rebuilt or replaced and given corrosion protection, (12/2016). Bow thruster alarm (new 2012) 

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM: Genset PTO pump and DC pump. PTO pump rebuilt (05/2014). All hydraulic utility power selector blocks and solenoids serviced and cleaned (07/2014) All hydraulic hoses replaced. (Spring of 2016). All thruster and windlass solenoids and power blocks disassembled and cleaned (2016). New power block (12/2016)

Webasto diesel heating with hot water circulation – Secured; not in use.

Cruise Air reverse cycle air conditioning, seven zones, eight units, with a total of 72,000 BTU, replaced raw water circulation manifold (05/2016); rebuilt Stbd Guestroom unit (10/2018)

Hot and cold pressurized water throughout. New pressure tanks and pumps (05/2016)
2 X Spectra 200T, 24V water makers, capacity 8 gallons per hour (192 gals per day)
each. One new 2014, one new 2015). 

4 X Dometic Macerator marine heads and 1 x Manual Jabsco.
All Macerator heads (new 05/2016)


25 KW Northern Lights ML 984 generator in soft sound enclosure 
Full service with replaced or rebuilt accessories 2016 and service 2017, 2018; front seal (replaced 06/2018); Sound shield (new 2016)
Provides: 12v and 24v DC, 110v and 230v AC 
Main Engine Alternators, Port and Starboard: 24 volts
Shore input supply for 50/60 Hz. Input: 400/230/200/115v; Through a 10 kw isolation transformer to produce
230 Volts, 50Hz.

2 X 24v banks of sealed Life Line AGM batteries, 920-amp hours each, (total 1,840 amp-hrs) consisting of 8 x 24V batteries in each bank (16 total) – (New 06/2015)
1 x 24V engine start battery, consisting of 2 x 12V Life Line AGM batteries of 150 amps. 1 x 12V Deka Unighy 100 amp Radio Service Battery. (All new 06/2015).

Battery chargers 
2 x 24V Mastervolt battery chargers, 100 amp each, (New 2015)

1 x 5000W Mastervolt inverter 240V (New 03/2018).
1 x 3000W Mastervolt inverter 110V. 
1 x 1500W Mastervolt inverter 
1 x 1200W Mastervolt inverter (computers) (New 2015)

Alternative energy: Solar Panels:
2 x Solbian photovoltaic modules on Bimini, capacity 8 -12 amps. (2014)
2 x Solbian photovoltaic modules in portfolio for deployment at anchor (2016)
Each array has its own MPPT converter/controller (2014 & 2017)
Hydro-Generator: 1 x Watt & Sea Cruising 600W, 970 mm shaft, 24V, Max potential: 22 amps at 26.6V. (2014)

Ground Tackle

Maxwell 4000 Hydraulic windlass (new 2015)
240 lbs. CQR Anchor
101 meters 12mm galvanized grade L – chain, (12/2016)
Fortress alloy folding anchor 
Delta alloy anchor – 70 lbs. (New 2015)
Para Tech Sea Anchor (2015)
2 x 100-meter 24mm, 12 strand hollow braid Anchor rode
1 x 80-meter 18 mm, 8 strand hollow braid Warp
4 x 15-meter 24 mm, 12 strand hollow braid dock lines,
2 x 24-meter 24 mm, 12 stand hollow braid dock lines 
Assorted miscellaneous dock lines.


Diesel: 2 x tanks of 2270 liters, 4,540 liters in total (1,200 gal.) 
Freshwater: 2 x 1000 liters, 2,000 liters in total (528 gal.) 
Holding tanks: 1 x 420 liters (110 gal.) black water, 1 x 320 liters (85 gal.) grey water

Navigation Equipment

Furuno GP 32 GPS 2006
Electronic Charting system: Maxsea Time Zero Explorer (2014)
Chart updates 2016, 2017, 2018
System charts installed in both Ship's computer & in NavNet.
Note: Ship's Navigation & NavNet are meant to operate independent of one another. The only common link is AIS.
Navigation system: Furuno NavNet 3D MFDBB (2014) 
FA-50 Class B AIS Transponder with dedicated GPS receiver (2014)
GP-330B GPS Receiver (2014)
DRS2D 24-mile Radar (2014)
Depth Finder/fish finder DFF1 (2014)
Control Units at port helm station and in pilothouse, each with display
Phillips flat screen display for pilothouse NavNet (2014)
Nauticomp Signature II navigation display for helm NavNet – (Rebuilt at Mfr. 2017)
1 x Furuno PG-500 – Fluxgate Compass (2014)
1 x Simrad RC42N – Fluxgate (2016)
2 x Plastimo – Magnetic compasses 
Barometer: Vetus Meteoliner Baragraph 
Radar Reflector: EchoMax Dual Band Active Radar Target Enhancer (2014)
B & G:
H5000 system (2016) 
6 x H5000 Graphic display
1 x Depth sensor
1 x Mast Head Unit 
2 x Wind Analog
Auto Pilot H5000
Rudder angle sensor
2 x rudder angle Indicator Analog 
3 x Control Units


Sat Com C: Furuno Felcom 19 Inmarsat mini-C MES (2014)
SSB: 1 x ICOM IC-M801E SSB, 24V, with AT-141 HF automatic tuner and dual long wire antennas. 2014 VHF: ICOM IC-M423 VHF (2014)
VHF HAND-HELD: 1 x ICOM IC-M1V, 1 x ICOM IC-M2A, 1 x ICOM IC-M87,1 x Cobra MR HH350 W FLT, 
2 x Standard Horizon HX100 and 1 x Jotron Tron TR20 GMDSS Emergency radio. (2014)
Fleet Broadband: Furuno Felcom 250 )2014)
Iridium: Iridium 9555 Sat phone (2014)
Printer/copier/scanner: Epsom XP 420 (2016)
Computer: Shuttle XH110G with Windows 10, (08/2017) 
Eizo wide flat screen 55 cm 2017
Wi-Fi & 4 G cellular: (2014) Modified 2016, 2017, 2019
Toughswitch PoE (new 08/2018)
Pep Wave Router, (new 02/2019)


Yamaha RX-V675 stereo system with amplifier
Thomson TV flat screen – 47 cm – a pull-out hidden in bulkhead 
Pull down movie screen
Optoma HD25-LV Ultra Bright 3D 
RTI Panel/Premium E for iPad, Phone, Touch RTI XP-3 remote control process
Western Digital TV, Synology hard drive, Sony wireless 3D blue ray

Safety Equipment

1 x SOS Dan Buoy (2016)
1 x Life Sling (2016)
2 x life Ring with self-activating lights (2018)
1 x ACR GlobalFix 406 MHz Epirb (2016)
1 x ACR GlobalFix Pro 406 MHz GPS Epirb (2009)
1 x ACR SART (2009)
2 x 6-man Zodiac Survitec SOLAS Life rafts (2014)
Current until 06/2019)
1 X Katadyn handheld water maker (2016)
15 x Self Inflating Life Vests with harnesses (2014 -2016)
Flares & Pyrotechnics (2018)
Grab Bag
Garmin hand-held GPS (2014)
Hull port storm shutters
Spot Light 
Spare Navigation Lights
Bosuns Chairs
Smoke and Fire Alarms
Bilge Alarms
Fire Blanket, Galley
10 x Portable Fire Extinguishers
5 x Fixed Fire suppression systems: Eng. Room, Machinery, Lazarette & Propane & outboard fuel storage compartments.
Fuel shut-off system, manual

Sails and Rigging

Mast and boom removed, checked, reinstalled (2012)
Mast and boom removed, fully serviced, checked, dye-tested (6-8, 2014)
Mast and boom repainted with Awlgrip (6-82014)
Keel stepped Alloy 3-spreader fractional rig 
Spar by Matrix Masts, New Zealand 
Mast height above keel is 34.8m 
Alloy mast 6061-T6, section specifications 420 mm x 230 mm x 6 mm 
Boom: Carbon Fibre by Marten Spars, New Zealand 
Hydraulic in-boom furling by Leisure Furl (refurbished 2011; serviced 01/2017, 10/2018)
Navtec boom vang 
Hydraulic Harken MKII furling units for genoa and staysail (serviced 2017 & 2019) 
Carbon Fibre spinnaker pole 
Standing rigging: 
Rod rigging (2012) stainless – all Nautic, with turnbuckles (2012) and mast tangs (inspected 2014, 2017, 2018)
Running rigging 
All Spectra, except genoa and staysail halyards in Vectran 
Main halyard (2014) 
Main Sheet (2019)
Spinnaker halyard (2019)
Kevlar runners 
Mainsheet and main halyard winches are hydraulic 
Primary winches and genoa halyard winch are electric 
1 x Lewmar 77 S/T hydraulic, mainsheet winch, set between the 2 helms 
2 x Lewmar 77 S/T electric, primary sheet winches, outboard of cockpit
2 x Lewmar 68 S/T manual winches for runners, outboard of cockpit
2 x Lewmar 66 S/T manual winches for staysail sheets, outboard forward of helm 
1 x Lewmar 66 S/T hydraulic main halyard winch, starboard side of mast
1 x Lewmar 66 S/T electric, halyard winch, port side of mast

Blocks and tracks: all deck blocks, tracks, cars etc. are by Harken 

Mainsail, 185m2, (1,991 sq.ft.) Doyle Strata, 6 full length & 3 intermediate battens New in Auckland, N.Z. (2017).
Genoa 85m2 (914 sq.ft. Spectra
Staysail, 45m2 (484 sq.ft.
M.P.S. Quantum, 10/2006, fitted to new furling sleeve (4/2016)
All-purpose Reacher by Doyle roller furling, (5/2016)

Tenders (New 2015)

13' AB center console RIB with 25 HP Yamaha on foredeck
10 ' Achilles inflatable with 6 HP Yamaha (10/2015)

Dive Gear (New 2016)

Bauer Junior dive compressor and 4 Alloy dive bottles.
4x full sets of dive gear.


Magma Catalina II BBQ with 20 lbs. carbon fiber propane bottle (2016)
Sun awning in two parts, Mast aft & foredeck, 2015
Dinghy Anchors
Swim Platform
Fixed Bimini with cockpit lighting 2017
Large lazarette with port and starboard access hatches in the full width of the stern which contains dive compressor, tanks and dive equipment, inflatable dinghy, spinnaker, passarelle, outboard and fenders 
Chain locker with space for some lines and fenders 
Covers for cockpit table, dinghy, steering wheels, life rafts, gennaker


To say that DOUBLE X is a proven bluewater cruiser is an understatement. Under her present ownership alone, she has cruised over 38,000 nautical miles. Since purchase in 2014, DOUBLE X has had constant maintenance and upgrades, including work done during prolonged stays in California and New Zealand. Having done several trips (during her lifetime) through the Pacific, as well as passages to the US, Caribbean, and Europe, this beautifully built, seaworthy, well-maintained sloop is truly ready to embark on another voyage.

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