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Red Max 63

Manufacturer / Model

Red Max Simonis-Voogd 63 Custom Build Short Handed HP Ocean Cruiser




Price to be agreed upon and according to buyer’s wishes


Breskens, Netherlands - appointment only


+31 6 11141412



This Ferrari among great sailboats is a unique timeless jewel of the seven seas.


Red Max, built in the Netherlands, was ahead of its time in 1999 and still is in state of the art today.
The owner fell in love with the lines of het sistership “Warrior” at the time in Cape Town, now 25 years ago. Both the owner of the Warrior (same designer) as the owner of the Red Max have never sold their ship up till now! Definitely a result of the fantastic sailing caracteristics and therefore comfort and pleasure at sea.

Red Max, a super High Tech Sailing machine, bulletproof, safe, comfortafble and fast HP Cruiser according to latest demands and ready and totally equipped for racing, cruising or shorthanded Circumnavigation. 

Plenty of manuals, never any major problems nor damage besides Red Max was rerigged in 2009 with brand new Carbon Hall Spars.
This carbon rig is now fully checked, will be sprayed with clear coat, with new rods and will be as new again.


This boat is a unique opportunity for an experienced sailor loving high tech, wishing to cruise happily with friends and or family. 

She does need some upgrades, but the new owner can easily transfer Red Max according to his/her own demands.

Red Max is a functional, easy to handle, safe and very comfortable Ocean Cruiser. 

Red Max has never failed me and my wife and has always performed for what it has been designed and built for, a wonderful shorthanded HP Ocean Cruiser.
My wife and I (58 and 77 years old) sailed Red Max just the two of us across the seven seas, including a circumnavigation of 8 years down under around Cape Horn, Pacific to New Zealand, Cape of Good Hope, the Caribbean, East coast of America, Nova Scotia and back home.  

 It's a unique set of characteristics that makes Red Max different from all the rest. In order to explain these qualities we made you a Photo Book and a Video so you can see and judge for yourselve..

General Information

A unique wonderful Kevlar/Carbon composite 63ft one off shorthanded Ocean cruiser, designed by the well-known Dutch yacht designers Simonis-Voogd and build in The Netherlands



Carbon twin rudders, hydraulic lifting keel, water ballast tanks, hydraulic main winches, light weight interior panels, deckhouse and last but not least carbon Hall Spars with rod rigging.


Builders:              Holland Composites / Huizer Marina / Standfast Holland
IRC rating:           1.278 IRM: CSA IMS: GHP 502.3 in 2000 
Designer:             Simonis/Voogd
Year built:            1
998/99 (Launched: 1999)


Hull:                     Bulletproof Kevlar reinforced Epoxy Twaron/Kevlar prepreg 40 mm foam sandwich

                            Superstructure Carbon External trim

                            Paint: Awl Grip Teodor Red (2015 latest spray)

Deck:                   Carbon reinforced Epoxy prepreg 40 mm sandwich

                            Teak laid footholds

                            Paint: Awl Grip Egg shell 2009

Keel:                    SS Fin Keel

                            5 ton Led Bulb

                            Hydraulic Lifting, encapsulated when down



Length: 19.20 m
Beam: 5.30 m
17.65 m
Draft: 3.60 m 
Hydraulic Retractable SS F
in Keel to min. 1.70 m !!

Encapsulated when down
Displacement: 19 Ton empty
Ballast: 5000 kg SS keel + 1250 L water ballast each side


Fully light weight aluminum honeycomb paneled, no sharp edges!
2 Cabins 
3 Pipe cots
3 Double berths
1 Toilet (for a second connections are provided)
1 Shower inside 1 Shower Outside
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Red Max superstructure



Mast vanuit top


Deck gear


hydraulic lifting keel


Main and head sail


Red Max steering


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electric circuit


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Interior lay-out


Red Max galley
Red Max galley


  • Cutter rigged with removable Kevlar inner stay and Kevlar runners.

  • 3 spreader keel stepped Hall Spars Carbon MAST 2009, checked and renewed Rod rigging 

  • Genoa Reckmann furling system

  • All sheets and halyards spectra/Kevlar

  • 1 short Carbon pole 2009

  • Carbon mainsail boom 2009

  • lazy jacks

  • 5 mast steps

tekening mast

Deck Gear:

  • Aluminium Lewmar hatches, port lights, air blocks and tracks


  • 1 windlass Lofrans/Tiger new 1500 W 12 V motor

  • 1 Brake anchor

  • 1 Fortress anchor

  • 1 stainless steel CQR anchor

  • 1 bruce anchor

  • 55 meter 10 mm chain

  • Teflon bow rollers



All racing winches, ergonomic access:


  • 2 Lewmar 78 Primaries Hydraulic 3 speed

  • 3 Lewmar 66 Seconds Manual 2 speed

  • 1 Lewmar 66 Mainsheet Hydraulic 3 speed

  • 2 Lewmar 64 Runners Manual 2 speed

  • 2 Lewmar 58 Halyards Manual 2 speed

  • 2 Lewmar 40 2 speed 

  • Navtec manual pump

           -  backstay

           -  inner stay

           -  boom vang

  • Customized electric power pack               - lifting keel

            primary and

            - mainsheets winches

  • 1 Good full batons Mainsail Fibercon Dacron Vectran 

  • 1 UK Dacron delivery full batons main sail 2012

  • 1 new Fibercon Furling Jib 2021

  • 1 North No 4 Jib Norlam soft hanks 2000

  • 1 Gennaker 230 m2

  • Customized Mainsail cover, lazy jacks

  • 2 Steering consoles with leather covered alum. design wheels

  • Twin JP3 FULL CARBON skeg rudders, SS and Vectran cable connections

  • Autopilot Raymarine Evolution with Hy-Prodrive pump

  • 1 Garmin 100I VHF gmdss 24 W 2015

  • 1 Ratheon Radar Pathfinder 1999 (needs new scanner)

  • 1 MX  Navigator DGPS 2015 

  • 1 Sailor SC 4150 Iridium phone 2017

  • 1 Furuno Navtex NX 300 2008

  • 1 Intel Board computer IBM screen 2023

  • 1 B&G Full Hercules 2000, 8 Display’s outside 1 inside   Updated 2012 (needs to be renewed)

  • 1 Evolution Raymarine 2nd autopilot with Hy-Prodrive pump, 1 outside display 2015

  • Electronic charts OpenCPN covering the world, 2022

  • AIS Easy TRX2 – 13323 rx and tx 2015

  • Engine:

       Yanmar 4JH2-Ute 100 HP diesel (9000 h)

       Yanmar/Kanzaki Gearbox 3.3:1 


        Date of last major overhaul: 2015
        Fuel consumption main engine per hour at cruising                  speed: 7 k at 2500 RPM 6 liters 

  • Shaft:

        SS 4.5-inch Shaft


  • Prop:

     Gori flexofold 3-bladed feathering propeller



Speed max.: 8.0 K

Speed cruising: 7.0 K

Voltage systems:

  • 24 V DC Primary Domestic System, with 12 V DC Starting Ciruit

  • Victron Phoenix 24 V 750 VA pure Sine Inverter supplying 240 V AC

  • Mastervolt 24 V / 2500 W /P30 max Inverter

  • 240 V AC and 240 V AC sockets throughout the boat

Battery banks:


  • Service Battery bank of four 275 aH AGM batteries joined in parallel to provide 500 Ah @ 24V DC

  • 12 V DC 90 Ah engine start battery


  • 240 V AC Victron SKYLLA TG 24V/100 Charger

  • 2 separate controllers for 4 solar panels, 1000 W each side

  • 12 V DC engine-mounted Alternator for charging engine battery

  • 24 V DC engine-mounted Alternator for charging all service batteries

  • (Fischer Panda) Generator cabling, exhaust and connections provided only


By Holland Electronics ADK  (


  • Water pressure system Electrical Par Max 3 new

  • Water heating system: 1 electrical boiler with engine heat exchanger

  • Water maker 80 L h new pressure pump, but to be serviced with new pressure controller

  • 1 Bilge pump Jabsco

  • 1 waste pump Jabsco

  • 3 Dornbracht SS water taps


  • Fuel capacity: 300 L, 1 tank SS + 200 L in cans back ship.

  • Fresh water capacity: 400 L, 1 tank SS with 1 standard filter.

  • 1 greywater tank

  • 1 black holding tank

  • 2 seawater ballast tanks 1250 L each, composite

  • Pump-out system EVS-MK5, to be replaced.

Description of accommodation from forward:


  • 3 pipe cots

  • sails, lines and spares

  • storage

Next before bulkhead:

  • big shower (head to be reinstalled)

  • tools and spares rack

  • life saving equipment

  • closet with high pressure pump and membrane filter for water maker

  • storage

  • big waste bin

After bulkhead all along starboard side:

Very large galley with drawers, gimballed electrical oven, 2 pits induction plate, double sinks with Dornbracht Tap and refridgeration system (a 24 V frigo boat compressor) and 1 stainless steel freezer.

In the middle:

Keel box in wood veneer


Port side:

Media center, cq settee / double bed cabin


After both sides of cockpit:

2 double berth cabins with RRR aircon and 1 closet


All lightweight joinery sandwich and alum. honeycomb core redox in cream paint, bamboo top edges

  • Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardrail Rondal stanchions

  • Outboard motor bracket

  • New dodger 

  • Large assortment of tools and spare parts

  • removable sun covers outside

  • SS Swim ladder 

  • 2 fire extinguishers

  • 1 Revere USA 6 prs life raft 2012

  • Fender storage in backship

 It's a unique set of characteristics that makes Red Max different from all the rest. In order to explain these qualities we made you a Photo Book and a Video so you can see and judge for yourselve..

© Red Max photography    |    Red Max webdesign    |

Viewing Arrangements

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact us

Lying at               Breskens, Netherlands

Bastiaan van Rijswijk

+31 6 11141412

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