Glacer Asmus 51 | 1988

159,950 Tax Paid | Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom

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  • Make Glacer
  • Model Asmus 51
  • Year 1988
  • LOA 51ft/16m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Aluminium
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Cutter
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Layout Centre Cockpit
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 44163
  • Name Sonarosa


Designed by Horst Glacer, a German built bluewater passagemaker with serious intent. Aluminium hull and superstructure. Refit in 2023 including a complete repaint, new deck (MarineDeck 2000), full 'mast down' survey and service including new staysail furling system, new standing rigging, new running rigging, new masthead antennas, new clutches, etc. Reckmann rig with in-mast hydraulic mainsail and genoa furling, electric winch, hydraulic bow and stern windlasses. Safe and comfortable accommodation well suited to long-distance cruising / liveaboard.





Glacer Asmus 51
Built in 1988
Designed by Horst Glacer
Aluminium Hull: Sandmeier, Preussisch Oldendorf/Hedem/Germany
Builder: Asmus, Glückstadt/Germany
Hull No. 328

Aluminium hull, deck & superstructure
MarineDeck 2000 cork decking (NEW 2023)
Encapsulated keel 6.6 tons
Elkhide covered steering wheel
Fixed windscreen
Stainless-steel and teak grate bathing platform with concealed ladder
Complete repaint: hull, cockpit, coachroof (2023)

LOA: 15.33m / 50'4"
LWL: 12.80m / 42'0"
Beam: 4.44m / 14'7"
Draft: 2.30m / 7'7"
Displacement: 22,000 kg / 48,502 lb

*All figures are approximate


Mast and spars, Reckmann
Dyform wire standing rigging (NEW 2023)
Navtec hydraulic forestay, backstay and vang
Reckmann in-mast hydraulic mainsail furling (new bearings 2023)
Reckmann hydraulic genoa furling genoa
Harken MKIV UNIT 2 roller furling staysail (NEW 2023)
Running backstays
Spinnaker pole, tracks and cars
Lewmar mainsheet traveller (located aft of cockpit)
6x Spinlock XTS clutches at the mast (NEW 2023)
Dyneema halyards: main, genoa, staysail (NEW 2023)
Double-braid topping lift with masthead friction ring (NEW 2023)
Double-braid spare genoa halyard (NEW 2023)
Dyneema spinnaker halyard (NEW 2023)
Deck reinforcement stay (NEW 2023)
Extensions to make main and genoa halyards full length (NEW 2023)
Pole track lines (NEW 2023)
Mast boot (NEW 2023)

*Full 'mast-down' survey & service in 2023 including all cables, bolts, rivets helicoils, etc.

Mainsail, North Spectra 48,5 sqm (2007)
Genoa, North Spectra 88,5 sqm (2007)
Staysail, North Spectra 30,3 sqm (2007)
Spinnaker 195 sqm

1x Lewmar #65 self-tailing electric winch (starboard)
1x Lewmar #65 self-tailing manual winch (port)
2x Lewmar #55 self-tailing
2x Lewmar #52 self-tailing
4x Lewmar #46 self-tailing


Webasto cabin heating
New Dorade vents (2023)
Deck hatches (REGLAZED 2023)

OWNERS AFT CABIN - Central double-berth, plenty of storage including two hanging lockers and two shelved lockers. Reading lights two opening hatches, three opening portlights, coaming windows. Access to ensuite.

OWNERS ENSUITE - To port, sink with mixer tap, marine WC, separate shower stall, mirror fronted vanity unit, storage cupboards/lockers, opening portlight.

SALOON - U-shaped seating to starboard around fixed table with stool. Plenty of storage including high-level lockers and bookshelf. Designated washboard and tool storage below companionway steps. Reading lamps, opening hatch and coaming windows.

CHART TABLE - Forward-facing to starboard. Chart stowage and distribution panel, freezer below navigators seat, shelved storage cupboard, chart lights.

GALLEY - Linear to starboard, Gimballed Techimpex 4-ring gas hob, oven and grill. Twin stainless-steel sinks with mixer / pull-out shower tap and separate freshwater tap. Large top-loading fridge, microwave, ample storage including two full-height stores cupboards.

FORWARD CABINS - Twin bunk berths with access to shared forward heads. Full-height hanging lockers (part-shelved), opening hatch.

FORWARD ENSUITE - Located in the fore peak, sink with mixer tap, marine WC, separate shower stall, mirror fronted vanity unit, storage cupboards/lockers, opening hatch,.


Mercedes Benz OM352 145hp/107kW diesel engine
Hydraulic gearbox
4-bladed feathering propeller
Hydraulic retractable bow thruster
Hydraulic steering system
Reverso Fuel Polishing System

Fuel tank (in hull, aluminium): 900 litres
Freshwater tank (in hull, aluminium): 1730 litres
Greywater (in hull, aluminium): 530 litres
Black water tank (stainless steel)

660Ah service batteries, gel - 24V (12xV)
2x 90Ah engine start batteries 24V
Fischer Panda 4,5kW generator
Inverter 24V - 220V

Water heated via engine and 220V calorifier
Watermaker, Technomar


ICOM IC-M423 DSC VHF radio + handset in cockpit
CG-3000 Automatic Antenna Tuner - 1.8-30 MHz
Raymarione E Series HybridTouch chartplotter - model no: E70022
Raymarine i70 system pack + i70 Multifunction (NEW 2023)
Raymarine autopilot ACU-400
Irridium telephone 9555 + Red Box with Fleet One antenna
GPS Simrad CP30 Shipmate (in situ, but not working)
Raymarine radar (new bracket 2023)
Masthead AIS antenna (NEW 2023)
Masthead VHF antenna (NEW 2023)
Masthead anchor light (NEW 2023)

Maxwell hydraulic windlass with 100m stainless-steel chain 10mm & d'Hone 43kg anchor
Maxwell hydraulic stern windlass with 60m stainless-steel chain 10mm & d-Hone 35kg anchor
Double bow roller

Sun awning
Table, binnacle and wheel covers
Drop leaf cockpit table with extension
Cockpit cushions
Outboard bracket
Fore, mid and aft fairleads / cleats
2x rod holders
Ensign socket on pushpit
Clock & barometer
TV/DVD in Owners cabin
Masthead TV antenna + bracket (NEW 2023)
Dinghy & outboard

Zodiac 6-person liferaft with designated deck stowage for ease of launch (NEW 2012 - needs servicing)
Stainless-steel pushpit & pulpit
Twin set of guardwires with side and transom gates
Electric and manual bilge pumps
LED deck flood steaming light (NEW 2023)
Deck hailer (NEW 2023)
Emergency tiller
Mast steps

Broker Comments

The Glacer Asmus 51 was designed for longdistance cruising by the well renowned German designer Horst Glacer. The hull was built at Sandmeier, Hedem in aluminium and wasequipped at Asmus-Yard in Glückstadt. The roomy centre cockpit offers shelter in any kind of weather. Only one seacock in the hull is servicing all water outlets. Seawater intake for cooling is made by means of a seatube. A very noteworthy safety aspect!The rigg built by Reckman is solid at any windforce. In spite of the relatively high weight of the boat, she is an excellent and fast passage-maker.

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Purchase Information

Ancasta are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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