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Najad Aphrodite 42
(12,70 m) - 1987

Layout :

  • Length : 12,70 m (41' 7")
  • Beam: 3.70 m
  • Draught: 2 m
  • Headroom: 2 m
  • Weight : 12 T
  • Rigging: Ketch
  • Material: Polyester
  • Engine: VOLVO 63 CV MD 31

Dutch flag. Import tax not paid for FP.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 6,56 M XPF / 55 000 €

Timeless design and solid finish.

The central cockpit combined with the ketch rig make this the ideal boat for blue water sailing.

Price negotiable if sold quickly. The owners are selling as they are returning to Holland.

Interior fittings :

Sleeps 4

  • Double cabin forward with bathroom, shower, WC and washbasin
  • Chart table to starboard
  • Central saloon for 6 people
  • Galley to port
  • Double berth aft with bathroom, shower, washbasin and WC

Listing :


Aphrodite 42 polyester boat, built in 1987 by Rex Marin (Sweden), a sister company of the famous Swedish shipyard Najad, to designs by architect Carl Beyer.


Volvo Penta MD 31 63 HP inboard engine (1987, 7,500h)
Diesel tank 250 L
Diesel consumption 3.5 l/h
Folding propeller, Max Prop 3 blades Greased every 6 months and dismantled / reassembled every 3 years
Extra engine temperature alarm
Vetus bow thruster
Maintenance: Stern ring changed in 2016, cooling system rebuilt in 2022, water pump renovated in 2024, Volvo seal replaced in 2024. Oil change, filters, pre-filters and diesel filter, valves, heat exchanger and propeller.
Numerous spare parts and consumables (filters, seals, impeller, spare starter motor ....)

Ketch rigging

Standing rigging from 2011
Battened mainsail, Peter Sanders UK from 2018
Hight Aspect Genoa: Peter Sanders UK from 2018
Artimon Schokker NED from 2016
Genoa 2 and Genoa 3 in good condition
Two headsails, parallel, with 2 Furlex and Hood furlers
2 Spinnaker poles
2 Self-tailing winches on the mainmast to control the halyards and a free halyard for the spinnaker/code 0
4 Self-tailing winches in the cockpit for sail and traveller control.
5 Cleats on the mast and 2 on the reefs

Ground tackle

Lofrans Cayman 1000 W electric windlass
Complete overhaul (including brushes) and check of bearings in 2024
Main anchorage : Rocna 33 kg from 2021 + 60 m 10 mm chain from 2023
Extra weight to attach to the chain for gales: 15 kg lead
Dyneema mooring lines with rubber absorber


2 Fresh water tanks, Total 350 L
Double sink with sea water
SPECTRA Watermaker
Two-ring gas cooker and 2020 ENO oven
Fridge with water compressor, fridge or freezer
Refrigerator with air compressor
Refrigerant gas pressure checked annually, digital control of both fridges
3 Showers, one in the cockpit
2 Manual toilets
100 L Holding tank for black water
Washing machine
Television screen
Cushions from 2021
7 Hella fans


5 Gel service batteries 120 Ah, Total 600 Ah
120 Ah Engine battery from 2021
Solar panels from 2021, Total 600 W
Victron solar controller (Bluetooth) max 40Ah from 2021
300 W wind generator with charge controller
Victron 750 W inverter from 2015
Nasa BM-2 battery monitor from 2021
Two alternators: 80 Ah and 70h A 12 V
Automatic battery charger 220 V - 12 V 60 Ah

Electronics and navigation instruments

GPS Koden KGP-920: professional equipment, stand-alone operation and NMEA connection to other instruments
Raymarine Autopilot from 2015 (revised in 2024)
Autopilot control units: 3 (2x cockpit, 1x chart table)
Computer with charts and all connections to instruments, OpenCPN software
Ipad working as a repeater for navigation in the lounge giving instrument information
All instrument information and navigation data available via network on laptop, tablet, iPad and smartphone. USB connection at the chart table.
Digital charts with worldwide coverage
VHF fixz Icom-m422 with DSC, 2 VHF antennas on the mast. One for VHF and one for AIS.
Spare VHF antenna
SSB Icom M710 with Icom antenna tuner
2 Baofeng waterproof portable VHF
AIS transponder Icom class B MA-500TR transceiver
Raymarine echo sounder, lock, speedo, wind and GPS locator
X-30 control computer
2x Multiplexer Raymarine DPU and Shipmodule 3 wifi, and a router
Plath Venus Compass


Transocean 4 person liferaft from 2021
2 Automatic waistcoats
Smoke detection: 3 alarms
3 Fire extinguishers
Dyneema bodyguards/lifelines from 2023
Flare gun with 5 lights
High-flow automatic bilge pump


Unsinkable 3.30m epoxy dinghy
5 HP Yamaha outboard engine


Teak deck completely overhauled, glued and caulked in 2014
Bimini from 2019
Sprayhood from 2021
Gantry 2021 designed to fit epoxy dinghy
Lewmar covers in toilet, saloon and master cabin replaced in 2022
Sail covers, mizzen 2024 and mainsail 2022
2x20 lbs US fittings gas bottles in dedicated compartments

Last bottom paint : May 2024

Main strenghts

Solid, seaworthy boat, comfortable at anchor and at sea.
Carefully maintained.

Last modified : 08/07/2024


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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