METOLIUS - 83' Royal Huisman
Price Reduced - $1,378,780

Use buttons below to view more information about METOLIUS - 83' Royal Huisman .

Hull #359 from the renowned yacht builder Royal Huisman, METOLIUS is a spectacular 26M cruising cutter maintained to the strictest yacht standards.  German Frers' design produced an all around well performing hull in all winds. While Pieter Beeldsnijder drew an interior that balances elegance with practicality perfectly.

Currently, METOLIUS is continuing her improvements hauled out in Palma. She is being prepared for her next owner. 

Lyman-Morse had the pleasure of doing a major refit of Metolius, including a new teak deck and paint job.  While she stored with us we witnessed how she is cared for.  Any new owner should have no concerns taking her immediately offshore with their family.  Of course she is beautiful and performs well, but her kept condition makes her perfectly sound.

Layout and Design


Main Engine

Mercedes MTU 200Hp Inline, six cylinder, naturally aspirated, diesel fuel engine, serviced 2013 by MTU agent (W5: Top end overhaul)

Engine Hours

10250 (Oct 2013)


10 knots cruise



Auxiliary PTO

A continuous hydraulic PTO generates power to supply the bowthruster, watermaker, and refrigeration systems. (1) belt driven Steimel water pump for engine raw water circulation and emergency bilge pumping

Propeller Shaft

Hundested two piece shaft with flexible coupling (serviced 2009). Hollex drip free stern seal and P bracket with water lubricated cutless bearing.


Hundested 3 bladed 900mm variable pitch propeller adjusted by electric motor (serviced 2009)




Northern Lights Lugger 20 kW, 2005, Fully Serviced 2011

Generator Hours

4550 (Oct 2013)


230 V 50 Hz single-phase three-wire system powered by diesel generator or shore power connector. Two DC/AC inverters generate a continuous supply of AC power to the appliances and wall sockets.

Shore Power

220V/50Hz (EU) or 110V/60Hz (USA) input via shore power isolation transformer


(2) Victron Energy Multiplus DC/AC inverters: 24V, 3000VA, 70 AMP, 2010     


(2) Sonnenschein AGM 12V 140ah main engine start batteries, 2013.

(2) Tudor Maintenance free 12V 135ah generator start batteries.

(12) Mastervolt MVSV 1650, 1650ah 2V, deep cycle gel service batteries, 2009.

(2) Victron Skylla-TG 24V 100amp service battery chargers.

Custom Ricom battery monitoring system with panel readout and alarms. Emergency link switch between main engine and generator start batteries. Earth fault detection circuit on each battery bank.




3,000 litres


1500 litres

Hot Water

75 litres

Hydraulic Oil

270 litres

Grey Water

200 litres

Black Water

200 litres



Steering System

Single destroyer type wheel with 1800mm diameter linked to rudder quadrant by one inch chain and stranded wire steering cable. Gearing ratio of 2.5:1 and swing of 35º to port and starboard. Hydraulic clutch disengages wheel when autopilot is on. The wheel lock can be used when anchored to hold rudder straight.


The rudder is a free hanging spade-type. It has a wing-shape profile with hollow construction of aluminium plating over an aluminium frame. There is a solid aluminium rudderstock that is guided by two greased bearings.

Bow Thruster

Hundested 35 Hp Hydraulic Retractable bowthruster serviced 2009

Fuel Filters

Racor 2010 series: (2) Engine filters in Duplex arrangement, (1) Generator filter.

Fire / Anchor Wash Pump

Speck BADU 40-15, Seawater pump with two deck hydrants

Bilge Pump

(1) G+R MV64 one additional rebuilt spare held onboard

Emergency Bilge Pump

Steimel water pump belt driven from main engine

Sewage Treament System

Holding tank of 200 litres. Electrical overboard pump with through hull isolation valve. Medium and high level alarms.

Waste Pump

(2) G+R ECO MV44 to discharge black and grey tanks. Both rebuilt 2013. A rebuilt spare pump is kept onboard.


(3) Altena Waterflash electric toilets with freshwater flush, Fwd. head has option for being salt water fed


(3) Marine Air Systems, 2005

(2) freestanding units in forepeak and master cabin

(1) indirect chilled water loop system in salon


Heating throughout the boat is provided by four independent sources. A hot water circulation system delivers heat to air handlers with independent temperature control in each cabin and the salon. Heat sources: (1) Webasto diesel fired system, (1) 220v immersion heater, (1) engine jacket water cooling system. Finally, the three air conditioning units can be operated on reverse cycle delivering heat to the salon, master cabin, and forepeak.

Water Makers

HEM series 20, 5,500lt per day, new membranes 2013




Thrane & Thrane Fleet 33 with telephone handset and data connection


Sailor Satcom C with data connection

VHF Radio Telephones

Simrad R582 with second cockpit handset, 2011


SSB – ICOM IC – M802 with removable antenna, 2011




Leviathan computer running Nobletec navigation and communication software

Printer / Scanner / Fax

HP Photosmart C4385 with wireless printing



Audio System

Panasonic amplifier with KEF 5.1 speaker system in main salon. Apple iTunes, airplay and Apple TV connected to this system. Removable Bose deck speakers


Sharp LCD Aquos 37’’ with HDMI, Apple TV

Satellite Televisions

Seatel TVatSea 18” dome with Sky (UK) & DTV (USA) decoders

Video Recorders / Players

Panasonic home theatre system with DVD player and 5.1 surround sound


Apple mac mini with connection to TV and Wi-Fi


3g data modem and wave Wi-Fi rogue antenna connected to internal Wi-Fi network with (3) Apple airport express serving salon and cabins.




Furuno FA-150 Universal AIS transceiver with NMEA output, 2005

Navigation Software

Nobletec Admiral with expansive collection of digital charts: NW Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean, USA, Atlantic Islands.

Automatic Pilot

(2) Simrad AP26 control units including separate processors and control panels for redundancy

Segatronic hydraulic power pack with (2) RexRoth rams. Complete overhaul and rebuild 2013.

Gyro Compass

B+G Super Halycon III

Magnetic Compass

Danforth Constellation, 150mm diameter backlit steering compass mounted on binnacle.


(2) Furuno RDP-149 chartplotter / radar display. (1) on removable mount in steering cockpit, (1) in custom cabinet in navigation area. Mast mounted 24 inch closed array


2 x Magnavox mx200gps


Navtex Nav6 Electronic Display

Sailing Instruments

Brokers & Gatehouse Hydra 2000 system with comprehensive 20/20 layout. (9) on deck in steering and sailing cockpits. (4) in navigation area. (4) Hercules 690 multi display being one in each cabin.


(1) 24V Leviathan marine computer with EIZO Flex Scan LCD colour monitor. Running windows XP with full NMEA input from AIS, B&G, GPS, etc. This computer also is used to access the Fleet 33 and satcom C data connections.


(2) barometers, (1) electronic weather station with exterior probe, (1) Schatz hermetic type with matching ships’ clock.



Sail Handling

(10) Lewmar deck winches, hydraulically driven by (2) custom DC powerpacks

Anchor Windlass

Steen horizontal windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum, type 23.06, driven by 24V DC motor. Deck foot switches and remote controller, rebuilt 2009

Anchor & Chain

CQR180lb Galvanised anchor stowed on bow roller, 130m of galvanised 13mm chain.                                                        

(2) 100m/22mm nylon rodes with 10m/13mm chain and 2 folding aluminium anchors.


Custom built folding carbon type with handrail and case


(7) inflatable fenders with custom fleece covers, (14) black docking lines

Boarding Ladder

Custom built Besenzoni aluminium and teak boarding ladder with submersible extension for swimming. Attaches to port and starboard sides at amidships.

Deck Cushions

(2) sets of sunbrella covers for the cockpit cushions which are fitted to both the steering and sailing cockpits.



Main Sail

North 2005

Head Sail

North 2005

Stay Sails

North 2005

MPS Spinnaker

North 2006




Cutter rigged sloop with baby stay and running check stays


Rondal, three spreader aluminium with non-swept back spreaders. In-mast hydraulic main sail furling


Rondal, aluminium with integrated boom preventer


Rondal, hydrofurl headsail and staysail


Navtec stainless steel rod (new 2009). Rondal type 90 hydraulic boomvang and backstay adjuster with two control panels.


Removable, overhanging, un-stayed, 2.0m carbon bowsprit for tack of asymmetric spinnaker.


I = 31.5m, P = 28.8, E = 9.4m, J = 9.1 m




(13) Sospenders Adult Universal 150N life jackets                 

(2) Winslow 6 person life rafts with EPIRBs

John-Buoy Mk4 man overboard recovery module


Fire Fighting

(2) Thorn FM 2000 CO2 Semiautomatic fire fighting system  (engine and generator spaces).                                             

BADU 40-15 seawater fire pump with two deck hydrants. Co2 fire extinguishers in each cabin space. Fire blanket in galley.



Ship’s Tender

AB Inflatables Lammina Al-12, 12’ Aluminium hull with hypalon tubes, 2011


3.66m LOA, 1.85m beam

Outboard Engine

Honda 20hp 4 stroke, 2012, serviced 2013



Main Galley

Custom Alpes Mariner propane stove with four hobs and oven. With solenoid shut off switch in galley and gas alarm. Deep 1+¼  stainless steel sinks, Miele microwave and ample storage space.


Custom refrigerator and freezer systems with two cool boxes in the galley with independent thermostats. Large freezer in the forepeak. A drinks fridge is conveniently located in the salon.


Miele automatic washing machine (2001), Miele tumble dryer (2001)



Diving Equipment

Bauer Varius dive compressor, 220V, serviced 2013



Main Salon: Very large with an open plan that enhances the sense of spaciousness. The teak inlaid dining table and “L” shaped settee area are to starboard, with two custom dining seats inboard. Outboard to port is a large and comfortable sofa, facing a hi/low cocktail/game table which, in the lower position, secures two teak stools upholstered to match the sofa. Aft in this area is another custom swivel seat. The main salon is truly a comfortable family living room.

Galley: Adjoining the main salon, forward to starboard, this has an abundance of cabinet and counter space, all beautifully detailed. Refrigeration is a custom fabricated RHS cold bank refrigerator and freezer system, with refrigerator in the galley, drinks refrigeration in the adjoining area of the salon and a separate deep freeze forward. The propane stove is a Huisman modified Alpes Mariner with solenoid shut off. In addition, there are deep stainless steel sinks, custom fixtures, and a Miele microwave oven.

Navigation Station: adjoins the salon aft to port, with a bench seat that allows the navigator to face forward or aft. The aft area houses the electronics and communications equipment, with a work space below. The radar and computer are outboard, adjacent to a two-tier bookshelf, plus valence bookshelf above. When facing forward, the navigator sits at a large chart table/office desk, which offers chart storage, filing cabinets and additional storage drawers inboard.

Guest Staterooms: Immediately to starboard of the companionway is a guest stateroom, with over and under single berths and ample storage in cabinets and a large hanging locker. The second guest stateroom is forward of the salon to port, also with two good size single berths, plenty of stowage and an opening hatch to the mid deck. The guest head/ day head is aft of the stateroom and complete with a full stall shower.

Owner’s Stateroom: situated across to starboard, with a double berth, ample stowage in drawers and lockers, writing desk, and an en-suite head with stall shower.

Crew Quarters: for two, forward of the mast, with over and under single berths and ample stowage in lockers and drawers to port, and an en-suite head and shower compartment to starboard. Crew have access to deck through the fore hatch in the forepeak workshop.

Workshop / Storage Area: Immediately forward of the crew quarters is a large workshop, with separate Miele washer and drier, custom fabricated stainless steel freezer, workbench with detachable vice and ample custom storage for hand and power tools. Also in this area, just below the large foredeck hatch, is a custom sail stowage cabinet for the asymmetrical spinnaker.

Engine: On centreline, cleverly installed below a lead sound-shielded teak engine cover that retracts electrically. Outboard to Port, forward of the salon is a full pump room, where much of the engineering and mechanical equipment is installed along with a 100l diesel day tank. Behind the companionway steps is a full wet locker with access to the lazaretto, steering quadrant, and additional machinery.



The deck layout onboard Metolius was engineered with safety, seamanship, and ease of sail handling as primary requirements. The aft cockpit is deep and well protected by the dodger and awning, with bench seating to port and starboard as well as aft of the large destroyer type wheel. Two large cockpit lockers house sailing and safety equipment respectively. There is a custom teak dining table that fits in the cockpit sole as do removable teak foot braces. Running backstay winches are fitted on the cockpit coaming, within easy reach of the helmsman. The binnacle houses both the steering compass and waterproof touch screen for the navigation software as well as the external VHF handset. The engine control panel is to starboard with two deck mounted foot switches for the bowthruster.

A well-protected working cockpit aft of the mast has Lewmar 1100 SST primary winches and Lewmar 900 SST secondary winches. Immediately aft of this cockpit are four flush mounted hatches with four sensibly sized dorade vents protected by stainless steel grab rails. The stainless steel traveller is located just forward of the dodger, well positions for proper leverage of the main sail while keeping the sheet clear of both cockpits.

Just aft of the mast there is a grouping of Rondal stainless steel snubbing winches and Lewmar 650SST winches that operate all halyards. Also in this area are two mast-mounted Lewmar 46 AST winches. The clean foredeck has a low bulwark that affords protection with the only protrusions being the steen windlass and a dorade vent immediately forward of the inner forestay. To starboard of the foredeck hatch are two in-deck storage lockers with flush, teak laid hatches, one for the outboard engines and fuel tanks with the other holding two aluminium propane tanks. The outboard locker has a bilge pump and the gas locker drains directly overboard. A compressed air activated gasket seals the recessed foredeck hatch.



Metolius is sailed and maintained by a full-time professional crew who are tasked with ensuring that she is kept in superlative mechanical and aesthetic condition. The crew are supported by the Royal Huisman Shipyard, which has been actively involved with the yacht since her launch 21 years ago. Notably, Metolius returned to the RHS yard in 2001 for a significant refit.

There is a comprehensive inventory of spare parts and components that are either carried aboard or stored in a container ashore that are included in the sale (the container is not for sale). Similarly, a large inventory of tools is kept onboard in the forepeak workshop.

Metolius has benefitted from major refits in 2005, 2008-2011, and 2012. Notable projects included painting the hulls and deck in 2009 and 2010, replacing the standing rigging in 2009, replacing the teak deck in 2011, rebuilding the main engine in 2012, and rebuilding the autopilot system in 2013. This ethos of continuous improvement and renewal will continue in 2014 when the hull is re-painted in Palma de Mallorca alongside other shore based projects.

The continuous preventative maintenance system has ensured that all systems onboard the yacht are kept in sail-away condition with no expense spared to meet the exacting standards of the Royal Huisman pedigree.

Designer Comments

Few of the yachts Royal Huisman has built came closer to the definition of "hardy" cruiser than the 26m/83ft Metolius. Originally built for a family whose origins are split between Oregon, US and Norway, she was designed to be lived aboard, enjoyed and yes, sailed in high latitudes, with no compromise, no professional crew and yes, no pilothouse. 

Drawn by Germán Frers, she presents a low modern profile above the waterline, with fairly long overhangs, sleek coamings, after cockpit and a furling cutter rig. Under the water she has an easily driven hullform, moderately deep fin keel and ballast bulb. She has proven to have all-around good speed, even to windward. 

Below, her general arrangement, as created by Pieter Beeldsnijder, reflects her owner’s serious family-orientated cruising habits. The arrangement centers on an open central area, with a large galley and uncluttered saloon, dining table and a very efficient navigation and office corner. Her sleeping cabins are cozy and sensible to benefit a true offshore cruiser, and all of it is encased in solidly rendered, low-maintenance, teak joinery from Beeldsnijder’s drawing board. 

LOA: 83' 7
LWL: 66' 3
Beam: 19' 8
Draft: 10' 9
Displacement: 48 Tons
Type: Sailing
Designed By: German Frers
Builder: Royal Huisman
Model: 26M Custom Cutter
Year: 1992
Hull Material: Aluminum
Location: Palma

For more information contact:

Scott F. Layton
(207) 701-1235

Lyman-Morse had the pleasure of doing a major refit of Metolius, including a new teak deck and paint job.  While she stored with us we witnessed how she is cared for.  Any new owner should have no concerns taking her immediately offshore with their family.  Of course she is beautiful and performs well, but her kept condition makes her perfectly sound.

Please take a minute to tell us about yourself and how we can help. Thank you.

About Yourself
Your message
This is to trick spammers.

Recently Launched

Monhegan 42 Cruiser - C. Raymond Hunt Design

Monhegan 42 Cruiser - C. Raymond Hunt Design

Monhegan 42 Flybridge Cruiser Jet Boat - C. Raymond Hunt Design

Monhegan 42 Flybridge Cruiser Jet Boat -      C. Raymond Hunt Design

Flash e33LM

Flash e33LM
Back to Top
YBAA Association of Yacht Sales Professionalsfonts