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New Archer III
(16,00 m) - 1981

Layout :

  • Length : 16,00 m (52' 5")
  • LOA : 19 m (62'3")
  • LWL : 15 m (49'2")
  • Beam : 5,4 m (17'7")
  • Draft : 2,4 m (7'8")
  • Displacement: 36 tons
  • Material: Ferro-cement
  • Rigging: Ketch
  • Engine: Volvo TAMD22 - 115 HP

French flag. Tax paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 7,18 M XPF / 60 000 €

Sturdy ketch designed for offshore sailing.

2021 engine. Ready to go.

Interior fittings :

Sleeps 4 to 9 - 2 double cabins

  • fore twin cabin
  • Fore port double cabin
  • Twin cabin forward starboard
  • Large U-shaped saloon to starboard with facing bench seat
  • Galley on starboard side
  • Chart table
  • Head with shower and toilet on port side
  • Aft double cabin with additional berth

Listing :

Building and history

New Archer III type ketch sailboat in ferro-cement built in 1981, according to E. Poinsot's design. Poinsot. Launched in 1983.
She is regularly maintained by her owner:
In 2022: new Volvo TAMD22 engine; change of the windlass engine (also new TITAN Lofrans) and all its power supply line; change of the 12 and 24V battery banks (service, engine and navigation instruments).
In 2020: overhaul of the electrical circuit.
In 2017: complete overhaul of the running and standing rigging; overhaul of the hydraulic steering system; change of the shaft line, stuffing box and bearing; restoration of the interior.
4 th owner. The yacht has essentially sailed along the French coast, then made two complete circumnavigations of the North Atlantic before sailing along South America to arrive in French Polynesia, which she has been sailing since 2019.

The word of the owner

This is a sturdy ketch designed for offshore sailing in all areas. She combines the charm of the vintage and the comfort of a travel boat. Very comfortable at sea, she is ideal for family sailing or for charter expeditions. She has a great autonomy in fresh water and diesel for the exploration of isolated areas. She is also comfortable at anchor.
She is ready to leave for all destinations and all distances as soon as she is purchased. With 50,000 nautical miles since her purchase in 2017, she has more than proven herself.
We are changing our lives, hence the sale.


Volvo TAMD22 engine, 115HP (230 h, 2021 and installed in September 2022)
Average consumption: 4 L/h
New propeller (Sept. 2022)
Diesel tank of 400 L and a daily tank of 80 L

Ketch rigging

All the rigging is in stainless steel monotoron ACMO
Complete overhaul of the running and standing rigging in 2017
SARMA aluminum masts with two sets of spreaders for the main and one set for the mizzen (1983)
Two SARMA booms
New gooseneck
2 Poles
2 Mainsails of 55 m2 each
4 Jibs : 2 on furler (2016) ; 2 on releasable stays
Code 0
2 Staysails
1 Genoa
1 Yankee
1 Stormjib
1 Gennaker
2 Lewmar ST 55 winches for jib sheets
2 Lewmar ST 42 winches for staysail sheets
3 Lewmar ST 30 winches for halyards and mizzen line
1 Lewmar ST 30 winch for furling line
3 Lewmar ST 44 winches for halyards and mainmast lines

Ground tackle

Windlass Lofrans TITAN, 2500W, new remote control (2022)
Main anchor: Delta anchor 40kg + 60 m of 16 mm chain + rope
Secondary anchor: Bruce 40kg anchor + 15 m chain + 50 m rope
Delta anchor 20kg
CQR anchor 45kg


2 Flexible tanks of 200L each VETUS of 2019
2 L and 800 L laminated tanks integrated into the hull
1*80 L Polyethylene drinking water tank
Double sink
2 Foot pump fresh water in the galley
1 Fresh water foot pump in the head
Eno two-burner gas stove + oven (December 2021)
1 Jabsco toilet (2020)
Holding tank


2 House batteries 220Ah 24V (2022) and 3 Victron batteries 200Ah 12V (2020), total 1040Ah
2 Engine batteries 95Ah (2021)
2 Alternators: one 24V 70A + one 12V 70A
4 Solar panels of 200W, total 800W
Battery charger
Generator set
LED lighting

Electronics and navigation instruments

Lowrance fixed VHF
Navicom RT420+ handheld VHF
Lowrance HDS9 GPS
Garmin GPS
Garmin Reactor40 autopilot
Raymarine autopilot

Safety equipment

4water liferaft in 8-person container (2017, last revised 2021, next revised 2024)
10 Life jackets
8 Survival suits
8 PFD jackets
Epirb beacon
Complete equipment for offshore navigation
2 Bilge pumps


Dinghy Pram Laita 3,8m
Outboard engine Yamaha 4 HP (2021)


All sail covers are new
4 Covers
2 Cockpit mattresses
Many cushions
2 Steel diving bottles
Fishing equipment
Tools for boat maintenance
Spare parts for plumbing, engine and rigging
1 Locker for diving equipment
1 Anchor chain and hawsers locker
Watertight boarding bulkhead that separates the forward cabin divided in two and the sail area
Access to the engine compartment under the cockpit
Starboard side locker with access to the aft double cabin via the gangway
Aft watertight bulkhead
Large storage locker for gas, gasoline, secondary moorings, etc.
Large open deck allowing a 3.8m rigid dinghy to be loaded and easy access for maneuvers
Central cockpit protected by a rigid hood that supports the solar panels

Last bottom paint : 2020

Main strengths

New engine.
Sturdy ketch designed for offshore sailing.
Comfortable at sea and at anchor.
Ready to go.

Last modified : 09/05/2023


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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