Whitbread 60 by Marten Marine

  • Reference ID 604
  • Builder Volvo
  • Model Whitbread 60
  • John Swarbrick
  • Year 1993
  • Location Netherlands
  • L.O.A. (mtr) 18.97
  • Beam (mtr) 5.05
  • Draft (mtr) 3.75
  • Displacement (Kg) 14630
  • Engine Yanmar Diesel

Yacht description

TOKIO II was built in New Zealand by Marten Marine for the 1993/94 Whitbread Race and Whitbread 60 later became the Volvo Open 60 class. The yacht did not take part in this race. TOKIO II was one of two yachts built for the race and at the time was considered to be the most radical yacht of this class over design.

Since then she has led an active life. In her current ownership, she has been based in Helsinki and subject to ongoing refits and a preventative maintenance programme. She has recently competed in the Volvo Legends Race and continues to run as a successful charter business.

She is a great platform to continue with this, or perhaps to enter the Ocean Globe Race in the Classic division and give her a second chance to go around the world!


maintenance and refits:

  • Dry dock: rig controlled, re-tensioning of the rig.
  • Dry dock: complete renewal of the antifouling, sanding, filling, spraying top quality racer-antifouling (Venezia, speedy carbonium).
  • Rudder bearings checked and serviced (2018).
  • Winches serviced (annually).
  • New rod kicker (Tokio2 hydraulic system currently not in use)
  • Engines controlled and serviced (as every year)
  • Sails repaired and checked by sailmaker (as every year, last service 2019).


To be visited in the Netherlands.


  • Water ballast driven by Jabsco pump via generator.
  • Watermaker: Offshore Marine Laboratories. (System installed, needs heavy service), New ballast valves (2017);Service of water pump (2017); New magnetic clutch (2017) of water pump (run by secondary diesel engine);2500 litre ballast tanks per side in two parts to fill.


  • Runners (2016)
  • Manual hydraulics for runners (at stern and mast)
  • Serviced running rig (all new 2015-2019)
  • Rig: fractional
  • Spars: keel stepped aluminium by Southern Spars (1996)
  • Standing rigging: S/S rods (new in 2005)
  • Carbon fibre spinnaker and jockey poles
  • Frederiksen deck gear
  • Vang and Backstays mechanical
  • Hydraulic system decommissioned for reliability offshore.
  • Hydraulic system for top and stay added.
  • New bowsprit (1,5m) 2017. Design and manufactured: John Swarbrick, Australia (original naval architect).


Modernised sail set-up (New 2017-2018).

1. Furler-based MH0, A2 and A3.
2. New bowsprit design and manufactured by Naval Designer John Swarbrick.
3. J1-3 with hooks (2018 hooks).
4. Staysail with furler (2018).

  • Main, UK, 2012.
  • J1, UK, 2012.
  • J2, NS, 2018.
  • J4, WB, 2013.
  • Stays, NS, 2018 with furler.
  • A2, WB, 2016.
  • A3, NS, 2018.
  • Storm (original).
  • Storm jib (original)
  • Unused second hand custom fitted sails


  • True toilet compartment with door. Electrical toilet Jabsco Liteflush 12v (2017)
  • Webasto diesel heater 5.5 kW (2014).
  • Shore power indurstrial 220 V air dryer (2014).
  • LED inside lighting.
  • Original layout suitable for charter sailing
  • Separated compact galley and heads.
  • 10 bunks + 2 spare.
  • Standing height inside the hull saloon area.
  • Interior: painted


  • 2 x gas rings.
  • Electric refrigerator (2012).

Deck and Cockpit

  • 4 x Lewmar pedestal winches.
  • 4 x Barient winches.
  • 2 x Andersson winches.
  • 2 x Harken winches (2017).
  • S/S pulpit, pushpits and stanchions


  • Residual current circuit breaker.
  • Automatic fuses for the outputs (1 in Heads, 1 in Nav).
  • DC power distribution: main fuse / thermal switch panel for different users.
  • Battery Banks: 2 x 2 pcs Varta promotive EFB E9N 12V/225Ah batteries (2016).
  • Battery Chargers: Victron Energy Centaur Battery charger 24V 40A for charging the 24VDC system batteries (2010) and Victron type YY for charging the engine start battery (2011).
  • Additional power charger (alternator) on the main engine 24V/140A.
  • Motor for Ballast Pump: Yanmar 10kw (1993). Serviced 2010.
  • 230VAC Shore Power system.


  • Engine: Yanmar 63hp diesel (1993). Serviced every year at least once.
  • Reduction gearbox.
  • Secondary engine for water ballast water: Yanmar 20hp diesel (1993, seawater cooling). Last serviced June 2019.


  • RORC flare pack.
  • 2 x lifebuoys.
  • 2 x liferafts (8-2016, 10-2017), served for season 2019
  • Epirb (2012).
  • 3 fire extinguishers
  • 12 x life vests (Spinlock Deckvest plus 3/2 Clip Performance) used and unserviced since 2017
  • 2 Whale bilge pumps.

Electronics and Navigational Gear

  • Garmin GPS map 7410 plotter.
  • Garmin GMR 24xHD radar.
  • Garmin GMI20 displays x 4 (2+2 at helm positions).
  • Garmin GNX120 7” mast displays x 3
  • Garmin VHF300i + GHS20i wireless handset.
  • Garmin AIS600 Blackbox Transceiver.
  • Garmin gWind Race wind sensor.
  • Garmin GST43 log.
  • Garmin GND 10 Black Box.
  • Airmar IDT depth + temp sensor.
  • Airmar H2183 heading sensor.  Navtex (2012).


  • Storage cradle.
  • 2 CQR anchors.
  • 10 m chain + 40 m warp.
  • Mooring lines and spring sheets
  • Inflatable Big Fenders 12pcs (2018).
  • 12 x sets of sailing clothes (Magic Marine Element jacket and salopettes/trousers).
  • 12 x Adidas Unisex Sb01 Gore-Tex Boots.


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide to the yacht, their accuracy cannot be guaranteed by us. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineer’s inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they may wish to rely.

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