The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Morrelli Melvin Custom 52'

£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  312314
  • Length  ·  15.85m
  • Year  ·  2000
  • Construction  ·  Composite
  • Underwater profile  ·  Multihull
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 57hp, Yanmar 4JH57 (2022)
  • Lying  ·  Phuket / Thailand
Boatshed Phuket
Boatshed Phuket

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Morrelli & Melvin
Builder A.W. Legge Boat Builders N.Z.
Lying Phuket / Thailand
Fuel capacity 1,500.0 ltr (330.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 850.0 ltr (187.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 57hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4JH57 (2022)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) Feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) 7.0 ltr (1.5 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Generator output 9KVA
Engine spares

2 X New Yanmar engines in the process of being fitted.


Length 15.85m
Beam 8.38m
Draft Max 1.22m
Displacement 9,000kg (19,845.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (2000) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2014)


Reefing mainsail Doyle - roller boom ()
Headsail Doyle - Furling ()
Other sails Doyle Sails NZ / Furling Reacher ()
Doyle Sails NZ / Asymmetric Spinnaker ()
Storm Jib ()
Storm Trysail. ()
Spinnaker gear

All sails serviced (2020)

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 240 volt generator, 240 shore power voltage, 10 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator


Construction Composite
Underwater profile Multihull
Finish Gelcoat finish

Construction is vacuum-bagged and epoxy impregnated E-glass sandwich, with carbon fiber reinforcement in high-stress areas, the vessel is designed to be virtually unsinkable, with watertight bulkheads in each bow, as well as bulkheads separating the engine rooms from the living quarters.
Owner says:
She was made over a female mold with foam core and infused epoxy resin, with carbon reinforcements. It’s still the gold standard today for light boat construction. The naval architects Morelli and Melvin’s resume speaks for its self and they would of spent a lot of time coming up with the perfect balance on the laminate schedule.
9t light displacement
12t with bunkers
15t fully loaded with a years worth of surfing and fishing gear food etc, still sitting on her mean water line and in trim.
The twin sacrificial keels can be weight bearing in conjunction with acroprops etc. I wouldn’t be comfortable drying out on a beach given the rudder and sail drives, however with air bags etc it is possible and the keels would provide some support.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

6 burner Electric Stove


Air conditioning
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

6 burner Electric Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass
4 anchors
(2 x Delta, Fortress, Fisherman's)
65.00m of chain
215.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Iridium "Go"

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Emergency steering

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 electric)

Broker's Comments

*2 x Brand spanking new Yanmar 4JH57 in the process of being fitted *
We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this superbly designed and built, Morrelli Melvin Custom 52. Comfort & performance being a critical factor in the design brief, she regularly achieves over 200 nautical miles / day on passage and has all the extras that make life on the ocean a pleasure.
Many recent upgrades including:
New B&G electronics package (2020)
New solar array, 3.2kW (2020)
New Lithium batteries 1000aH (2020)
New mattresses in all cabins
Bosch induction 6 zone stove top (2020).
All sails fully serviced (2020)
New Harken 70ST primary electric winch (2020) New Makita tools (2020).
New bottom paint March 2022.
She comes equipped with:
Fisher Panda 9KVA Generator.
2x16,000 BTU Glacier Bay Air Conditioning Units. 8kW Inverter.
Spectra 63LPH Water maker.
In the boom furling, Doyle sails.
Many spare parts .
Dishwasher, Washing machine and dryer.

Australian AMSA registration.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Morrelli Melvin Custom 52' has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Giles of Boatshed Phuket. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

3 Years

Why are you selling her?

Building a new Yacht.

Where have you sailed her?

SE Asia

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