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Fleet Tender 78
(23,73 m) - 1982

Layout :

  • Length : 23,73 m (77' 9")
  • LOA : 23,73 m
  • Length at waterline : 23,73 m
  • Beam : 6,55 m
  • Draft: 2.40 m
  • Material : Steel
  • Displacement: 75 Tons

British flag. Tax not paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 23,75 M XPF / 199 000 €

Meon is a working boat, maintained until 2020 by the British military.

Perfectly maintained, it is a very reliable and economical boat.

No costs to be expected.

Interior fittings :

Sleeps : 5 or 6 in 2 cabins

At the front

  • 2 Anchors and windlass
  • First store room
  • Parts and watermaker (new) storage

First and second hold (15 m2 and 30 m2)

  • Possibility of more than 30 tons of cargo
  • 1 Crane of 5 tons and 7 m long is placed in the front
  • On the second hold, there is a 5 m long and 70 HP new Mercury zodiac

Living and sleeping area

  • The wheelhouse dominates the boat with a 360 degree view
  • 2 Cabins
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Toilet (holding tank 1000 L)
  • 1 Living room with galley and crew saloon

Listing :

Building and history

Steel fleet tender built in 1982 by the British Navy yard. 75 identical boats were built.
The exceptional quality of the whole construction characterizes this boat.
Refit in 2021, shipyard in Sète, France: thickness control by expert, installation of the necessary and legal security. Refit of the hull and exterior painting. Installation of a watermaker, a dinghy, an autonomous battery system so as not to have to use the generators. Change of the battery parks. Revision of the crane and electricity.
The big military revision dates from 2018, certified by NATO and Lloyds.
First owner after the British Army.
Trip from Plymouth (UK) to Rikitea (Polynesia).
Owner sells because he wants to keep only one boat.

The word of the owner

I own 2 identical boats, Le Family since 2017 and Meon since September 2020.
One is enough for me but there is no more reliable and economical than the English Fleet Tender.
It is a reliable and economical boat: 23 L of diesel per hour, including generator. It sails at an average speed of 8.5 knots. It has 2 cabins.
There are no expenses to foresee. I have equipped Meon to cross the oceans, it is autonomous.
3700 L of fresh water plus a desalinator of 160 L per hour. I have sailed 12 000 nautical miles without any problem.


Engine LISTER BLACKSTONE 330 HP model MIRRLEES (1982, less of 10 000 h)
Average consumption : 23 L/h (generator included)
Maintenance up to date : shaft, stuffing box, fork seal, Volvo shaft seal in very good condition
Propeller as new and new spare propeller in hold 1
Diesel tank of 6,000 L plus 5 IBCs of 1,000 L, that is 11,000 L

Ground tackle

Windlass in perfect condition, pulling power of 3.5 tons, running on generator
Main anchor : classic anchor of about 200 Kg + chain 120 m
Secondary anchor : idem
3rd anchor available in the hold


Steel fresh water tanks 3.7 tons
Watermaker 160 L/h (2021)
2 * 2 Burners gas stove
2 Refrigerators
1 Freezer
1 Water heater
1 Interior shower
1 Outside shower
Classic house toilet
1 Holding tank 1000 L


3 New batteries packs: 1 for the engine, 1 for the house and 1 for the generator
Battery for windlass
3 Battery chargers
2 Generator sets
1 Electrical leak detector
LED lighting
3 Fans

Electronics and navigation instruments

Multifunction displays


1 Dinghy ZODIAC PRO 5 m
Outboard engine MERCURY 70 HP

Safety equipment

Merchant Marine liferaft 6 people (2021, last revision: September 2021)
20 Life jackets
Epirb beacon
Fire extinguishers
2 Bilge pumps


Covers for holds, Zodiac and crane
2 Covers
1 Gantry
Spare parts

Last bottom paint : 2021

Main strengths

Good quality equipment and maintenance.
Ready to continue the great journey.

Last modified : 04/08/2022


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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