Boats for sale


Billy No Mates

Size: Solo
Location: Avon Marina, Christchurch, UK
Cost: £39,000 


Size: Solo
Make: Rossiters
Rowing positions: 1
Construction: Fibreglass
Year: 2016
Location: Avon Marina, Christchurch, UK

Previous crossings

Built in 2016 for the TWAC that year. Rudder loss at approximately 1/3rd distance led to the rower being rescued. Billy No Mates was adrift for several months before being recovered and returned to Avon Marina (Formally Rossiters) and bought by NY2UKSolorow. The rudder and steering system was reengineered from scratch, along with significant updating and upgrading for its second and successful voyage across the North Atlantic in 2021 taking 119 days.

Very stable, crossed the N Atlantic without capsizing!! Strong, stable, reliable.

Work required?

She needs couple of minor repairs to the gel coat and a general refresh otherwise shes ready to go.

Kit included

BNM’s electronics were extensively updated including a full rewire before its last crossing.
315 watts MIPV solar panels (new for the last crossing)
2x 120 amp hour lithium batteries (new for the last crossing)
Victron energy smart solar charge controller MPPT 150 I 35 (new for the last crossing)
2x Victron energy gauges
Raymarine hybrid touch chartplotter
Raymaine Auto pilot (new for the last crossing)
Raymarine AIS
Raymarine on deck pilot display (new for the last crossing)
Echomax active radar enhancer (new for the last crossing)
Standard horizon Explorer VHF DSC radio (new for the last crossing)
LED Cabin lighting
6x USB charging outlets
Sea star Hydraulic steering system fitted by Avon Marina (new for the last crossing)

Shenker Zen water maker rowers edition, (new for the last crossing)
Pickled, with spares pack (including spare motor)

Spare rudder
Spare rudder hinges
Reinforced transom, addition of skeg for greatly improved directional stability
bridle lines, jack stays, handrails, (new for the last crossing)
BNM comes with a recently serviced, braked trailer

Loose equipment
Katadyn survivor 35 manual water maker. Never used
4 x waterproof duffle bags
1 x waterproof grab bag
2x Fast find PLBs
2x G8 epirbs
1x garmin inreach explorer inc 1x charging cradle
1x garmin inreach mini (For grab bag)
1x Crewsaver life jacket
1x crewsaver immersion suit
1x Ocean regatta liferaft, just serviced
First aid kit, various. This contains most of what is needed MINUS prescription drugs
2x 1kg dry powder fire extinguishers plus fire blanket 
1 x jet boil gimble including jet boil
2x spare jetboil burners
Spare air cylinder mounted in rear cabin (for escape)
1x pair 3.2m croaker oars
1x pair Xcell oars 
2x icon hand held VHF DSC radios plus charging cradles and spare batteries
1x 32000 miliamp power bank
1x para anchor set up including anchor, anchor line and retrieval line
1x spare set of para anchor lines. Brand new never used
1x large storm drogue
1x ground anchor inc line
1x ocean sleep ware Volvo sleeping bag
1x 30w independent solar panel
Full set spares rowing gates, pins, collars etc
1x rowing seat wooden inc sheepskin covers
1x Icon rowing seat inc sheepskin covers
2x manual bilge pumps
1x large rear view mirror
Spare wheels/bearing for seats 
Various hull repair kit, bungs, epoxy etc

This sale includes almost everything the new owners will need for its next crossing. I can also help with wet and dry rations.


David ‘Dinger’ Bell –