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Trirème 43
(13,40 m) - 1978

Layout :

  • Length : 13,40 m (43' 11")
  • Beam : 4,23 m (13'8")
  • Draft: 2,20 m (7'2")
  • Material : Steel
  • Gross Tonnage: 17.84 tons
  • Type of rigging: Ketch
  • Engine: Perkins 4108 - 50 HP

French flag. Tax paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 4,6 M XPF / 38 500 €

Steel Ketch - comfortable, spacious and sturdy all-latitude travel boat, insulated hull.

Ready to continue the trip, available immediately.

Available early March 2023.

Interior fittings :

Sleeps 6 to 8 - 3 double cabins

  • Aft starboard single cabin
  • Aft port double cabin
  • Fore double cabin
  • Fore head
  • Galley on starboard
  • Bright saloon with removable Queen size bed
  • Chart table

Listing :

Building and history

Ketch keelboat Trireme 43 from CN BIOT shipyards, built in 1975.
Her various owners have regularly carried out numerous works and improvements:
exterior and interior paint completely redone, woodwork, saddlery, etc. in very good condition.

A word from the owner

We liked her unique line, the safety she provides and her sailing qualities and the balance between comfort and simplicity.
She is a boat that goes to the essential, without any superfluous but where everything is made to last.
Very livable (height > 1m80) and comfortable, the boat has been renovated, well maintained and improved by her 3 last owners.
Very seaworthy, she is fitted out for a family trip in complete safety.


Perkins 4108 50 HP engine, 3300 h in very good condition, starts at ¼ of a turn: new silent-blocks, recent alternator, injection pump revised, seawater pump rebuilt, cooling system rebuilt as new, with many spare parts (starters, alternator, injection and seawater pump, injectors seal kits belts ...).
Cutlass bearing changed at the last careenage, graphite seal in good condition, shaft 35 in good condition
Three-blade propeller in bronze good condition
Vetus diesel tank 130 L

Ketch Rigging

Standing rigging checked and improved (2017)
Running rigging in good condition
Genoa in good condition (revised 2009, new sunshade) on furler
Staysail very good condition (2009, new sunshade) on furler
Tracks 2 travellers
Mainsheet good condition (revised in 2012, new sunshade) on furler in the mast
Mainsheet track with 6 strands tackle
Mizzen in good condition in Lazy bag

Pole on mast track
Symmetrical spinnaker with sock
Storm jib
2 Winches Lewmar 24 mast of mainsail
1 Lewmar 24 mizzen mast winch
2 Barlow 23 mainsheet winches / furlers
2 Lewmar ST 52 and 56 genoa sheet winches
All maneuvers back to the cockpit except the mizzen halyard

Ground tackle

Windlass Lofrans Tiger 1500W (very good condition) on engine battery and wired remote control
Main anchor : anchor Rocna 33 Kg (very good condition) + 70 m chain 12 mm (very good condition)
Secondary anchor : flat anchor 20 kg + 15 m chain 10 mm (very good condition)
Stainless steel anchor
8 Fenders


2 Flexible tanks 200 L and 100 L
Watermaker Power survivor 35 on solar panels 4.5 L/h
Washbasin foot pump, sink foot pump and sea water foot pump
Marine toilet manual pump with sea water
Marina pressurized water (sink, washbasin and shower)
Automatic shower drain pump
Very large sink
Taylors oil heater
Large fridge with 12V cooling unit
Gas stove 2 burners and oven in good condition


Electricity 220 V at the dock :
lighting, 4 outlets and dishwasher
Victron Centaur 30A 12V shore power charger
Electricity 12V :
3 Solar panels 150 W on gantry
MPPT 30A regulator
1 AGM 130 Ah house battery (2021, space for 3)
1 AGM 130 Ah engine battery (2020)
LED lighting
Battery Monitor BM-1
Very clean electrical panel with fully bipolar circuit breakers
Inverter 220V Navicom

Electronics and navigation instruments

Garmin GPSmap 555 cartography
Fishfinder Raymarine ST 40
Handheld VHF Navicom
Steering wheel with stainless steel lines on sector
Very efficient stainless steel Beaufort self steering vane with its 2 small tiller pilots Simrad (good condition) and Raymarine (new)


Dinghy Zodiac Cadet 260, wooden floor, inflatable keel, good condition, no loss of pressure, with anti UV cover
Outboard engine Yamaha 5 HP 2ST very good condition

Safety equipment

6 People liferaft (last revision 2014)
6 Life jackets
3 Harnesses
Flares and fire extinguishers to be revised
1 Side bathing ladder
1 Mechanical bilge pump
1 Automatic electric bilge pump
1 Manual electric bilge pump
1 Water alarm
1 Gas alarm


Large cockpit cover
Navigation cover
Large deck cover
New bimini
New cushions
New covers
New protective canvas
Cockpit table
Steering wheel
Side sundecks
Aft platform
New deck anti-skid
Aft platform
New exterior and interior paint and woodwork
6 People salon table
Solid wood trim and floor
Many storage spaces

Last bottom paint : January 2022 (antifouling, exterior painting, deck painting, anti-rust treatment, painting of all holds, hull checked and some welding in fragile areas)

Main strengths

Very livable (headroom over 1.80 m)


Well maintained

Improved by her last 3 owners
Very sea worthy
Suitable for a family trip


Last modified : 16/01/2023


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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