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Trirème 43
(13,40 m) - 1978

Layout :

  • Length : 13,40 m (43' 11")
  • Beam : 4,23 m (13'87")
  • Draft : 2,20 m (7'21")
  • Gauge : 17,84 tons
  • Engine : Perkins 4108 - 50 HP

Tax paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 5,97 M XPF / 50 000 €

Steel Ketch - sturdy travel boat, ready to go.

Interior fittings :

Sleeps 5 - 2 double cabins

  • Aft starboard single cabin
  • Aft port double cabin
  • Fore double cabin
  • Fore head
  • Galley on starboard
  • Bright saloon
  • Chart table

Listing :

Building and history

Ketch Trireme 43 type built by CN BIOT yards in 1975.
Its current owners bought it in May 2013 and have done a lot of work and improvements:
exterior and interior painting completely redone, joinery, upholstery, etc.


Perkins 4108 engine (3180 hours) in very good condition: new silent-blocks, recent alternator, revised high-pressure pump, seawater pump redone, cooling system redone, recent emptying, with many spare parts (starters, alternator, high pressure pump and seawater, injectors belt seal kits ...) the cutlass bearing is only about 30 hours of engine
Tank: 120L

Ketch rigging

Verified and improved standing rigging (2017)
Running rigging in good condition
Revised sails (clew, anti-UV strips) in good condition:
Main on roller in the mast (revised in 2012)
Heavy genoa (revised 2009) on furling
Light Genoa
Staysail on furler in good condition (2009)
Mizzen on sliders with lazy bag
Self tailing winches

Ground tackle

Electric windlass
New anchor Rocna 33 kg
70 m of chain of 12 (new)
8 fenders


Fresh water: 2 flexible tanks 2 x 200L
2 burner stove and oven in good condition
Large sink
Large well-insulated fridge (permanently moored)


220V connection to the dock with 4 outlets
12 volt in bipolar with converter
3 * AGM service batteries (2 years), total 560 amp
1 * 110amp engine battery
Solar panels 300amp (2016) on aft gantry

Electronic and navigation instruments

Garmin GPSmap 555 Mapping
Fixed VHF Ocean radio recent and portable
Self-steering vane


Zodiac dinghy with floor and inflatable keel
Yamaha 5 HP engine in perfect condition, overhauled and wintered


Bimini (new)
New cushions
New covers
New protective covers
Cockpit table
Side enclosures
Aft platform
Anti-slip deck (new)
Exterior and interior paint, new woodwork
Numerous storage

Safety equipment

Liferaft 6 people, last revision 2014
1 Swimming ladder
Drying pumps

Main strengths

Sturdy travel boat, very safe in heavy weather.
Ideal for long trip and life on board.

Last modified : 15/02/2019


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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