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Aera 43
(13,80 m) - 1989

Layout :

  • Length : 13,80 m (45' 2")
  • Beam: 4.40 m (14'5'')
  • Draft: 1.90 m (6'3'')
  • Material: steel
  • Displacement: 17 t
  • Engine: PERKINS 85 HP

Registered in France. Viewable in Fidji.

Price : 5,25 M XPF / 44 000 €

Steel ketch built 1989, completely refit between 1997 and 1999.

Round-the-world sailing boat, sea worthy and fast.

Interior fittings :

Sleeps 8

  • 3 double cabins
  • Galley on the length on port
  • Aft saloon
  • Chart table on port
  • 2 single berths
  • 1 bathroom/toilets

Central cockpit

Inside helm station

Listing :


Steel sailboat, ketch-rigged, built in 1989.
Complete refit between 1997 and 1999, all was remade from zero (protection, insulation, woodworks, electrics, mechanics, sails, chandlery... with new material and parts). Steel thickness: 6 mm on hull and 5 mm on deck.
A hard dodger protects the central cockpit (very efficient in fool weather), with opening fore glasses and sun awning extending the dodger to protect the helm man.


PERKINS M90 85 HP engine (2730 hours), last revision 2015
VELVET DRIVE inversor, 1/2 reduction
Shaft drive diam. 45, made of specific (Remani) stainless steel
Tri-blade propeller
Spare propeller
PPS cutlass bearing system
VETUS 90 kg bow thruster
Gasoil tanks: 2, total 300 liters (79 US gal.), stainless steel

Ketch rigging

Main standing rigging changed in 2012
Staysail and genoa sheet travelers and rails are all GOÏOT
GOÏOT mainsail block rail
Mast (with ss steps) : 3 GOÏOT hoists + 1 winch (reefing lines), pole in position on mast
Mizzen mast (with ss steps) : 1 GOÏOT hoist + 1 winch (to take the sail block in)
2 x LEWMAR  43 winches aft (aft mooring + dinghy frame)
2 x 3-speeds LEWMAR 48 winches (in the cockpit)
4 x LEWMAR 48 ST winches (in the cockpit)
1 x LEWMAR 16 ST winch (in the cockpit for the staysail drum)
Offshore mainsail 35 m2, 3 reefing lines
60 m2 genoa, on FACNOR furler
2 staysails 15 m2 on GOIOT furler
Mizzen offshore sail12 m2, 2 reefing lines
Boom with tubular structure to ease sail hauling down and storage


LOFRANS Tigre 1200W windlass, new, with up/down command at helm
Main ground tackle: 35 kg FOB anchor + 100 m of 10 mm chain
Secondary ground tackle: 25 kg and 15 kg anchors
Anchor davit


Fresh water tank: 600 L in stainless steel tank
60L/h DESSALATOR watermaker
Double sink, sea and fresh water
ENO 2 burners stove + oven
FRIGOBOAT fridge + 1 independant tray with cool regulation for fruits and vegetables
Water heater, 220V and engine
Warm air heating system 3700W


House battery bank: 450 Ah, independant with its own charge system on engine alternator 150 Ah, heavy charge + 1 alternator on shaft drive + Solar pannels + Wind generator
Engine battery bank: 300 Ah, independant with its own charge on 90 A engine alternator, for engine, bow thruster, windlass, watermaker
TECPRO II 220V 80A charger
TESTRONIC TECSUP battery controller
Solar panels: 175 W
AEROGEN 3 wind generator
LED lighting and navigation lights

Electronics and navigation isntruments

JRC 1000 radar
Barometer + hour
Steering angle indicator


ZODIAC hard bottom 2.50 m dinghy
3 HP YAMAHA engine, new


6 man liferaft in container (valid until 2015 under french regulation)
2 harnesses-life-jackets, 2 standard life-jackets
EPIRB KANNA 406 MHz distress beacon
1 stroboscopic light
2 manual bilge pumps + 1 electric fixed bilge pump + 1 mobile electric bilge pump
Fire extinguishers
Anti-fire blanket in the galley
CO2 detector


90 kg VETUS bow thruster
Central cockpit
Inside helm station
Aft platform with large locker and 2 access panels
Frame with davits
Hydraulic steering wheel inside and outside with 2 inbord pilots (CETREC and VETUS)
Inside: teak and assamela wood / Ash-bordered mahogany floor
Upholstery: Bultex foam with different densities in seating or sleeping area
Velvet covers, part against trunks is of special anti-condensation fabric
SSB receiver, non installed
Bathing ladder

Currently on dry, last bottom paint: anods changed, antifouling SEAFORCE 3 brand:JOTUN ; applied on to layers of METACARE EPOXY on JOTAMASTIC steel treatment.

Main strengths

Sea worthy, fast sailboat, fitted out for sailing around the world

Last modified : 07/02/2017


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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