French flag. Tax paid for New Caledonia. Tax not paid for French Polynesia.
Based in French Polynesia
Sturdy offshore schooner with lifting keel.
Good steel working sailboat. Very sturdy at sea and very pleasant on mooring.
7 sleeps - 2 double cabins
Prototype of a serie of five marine steel boats. All are still sailing. This schooner was built in La Reunion on "Marine Merchants - Small Units" standards. Registered first category pleasure boat in Belgium. Built and launched by her current owner, a steel construction engineer, then sold. Her behavior at sea is very comfortable and very safe. She would not get water on deck, would not heel more than 15°. Removable canvas seats and two fixed seats on each side of the entrance allow eight people to sit on the aft platform in navigation. This boat has been sailing around the world since 1984, with regular maintenance by her owner.
The current owner is now selling her for other projects.
The sailboat has, to her credit, 2 circumnavigations with her current owner and half one with the first owner.
Sailboat arrived in Polynesia in May 2019.
Ford 4500 engine, 1984, 82 HP, 2900 h, 4 cylinders
Marinized by Fornaut
Completely rebuilt in 2018: cylinder head, injectors, segmentation ... 100 h of operation since
Shaft line on ball bearing and thrust bearing followed by double gimbals and bearings
Diesel tanks: 400 liters in the keel stub, decanter and filtration on the way, 25 liters in the daily tank always in charge + 5 20-liter jerry cans.
Large keel-stepped mast in aluminum, one spreaders set, with mast steps
An aluminum mizzen mast, keel-stepped, one set of spreaders, with mast steps
Double backstay (one insulated for antenna)
3 Releasable stays
35 m2 mainsail with 2 reefs + lazy bag
25 m2 fisherman
Genoa 35 m2 on Profurl furler
Foresail on Facnor
Storm sails on removable forestay
2 self-tailing winches for genoa sheets + 2 winches on each mast (+1 reefing winch)
New spare sheet: 100 m
1500 W vertical electric windlass, wired control box
Main anchorage: 35 kg CQR anchor + 60 m of 12 mm chain
Secondary anchorage: 2 FOB anchors + 50 m of rope
Aft: Bruce 25 kg anchor + 30 m of 10 m chain
Hawsers on reels: 230 m of 12 floating + 100 m of 30 floating
4 sandblasted and epoxy treated fresh water tanks welded to the hull: 1500 L
1 stainless steel sink and drainer, Whale freshwater and seawater foot pump
2 burner gas stove + oven
Jabsco toilet (2020), washbasin
House batteries: 3 x 110 Ah 12V ABS (2015)
Engine battery: 1 x 95 Ah (2020)
2 battery circuit breakers + 2 battery couplings
Solar panels: 6 x 100 W or 600 W in total + 50 Amp regulator and charge divider
12V / 220V 600W inverter (2013)
LED inside lighting + 2 neon lights
Underway masthead lights and mooring lights LED
2 electric pilots (1 actuator on tiller or fletner + 1 large hydraulic jack)
Icom SSB transceiver with Pactor + antenna tuning
Icom VHF with AIS coupled to computer
Compensated compass, bearing compass
World paper charts (roads and details)
Self-steering vane on fletner
2 hard bottom dinghies 3.50 m + 3.00 m in fiberglass/epoxy with fin + rudder + mast and sail + oars
Envinrude 3.2 HP outboard engine (2015)
Very large cover that covers the entire aft platform with water collecting top
Side enclosure cloths
Complete crockery and cooking equipment
Gas barbecue on deck, mounted
220V electric tools (drill, wireless drill, orbital sander, jigsaw, grinder) and full manual tools suitable for the boat
Various spare parts (diesel engine, outboard, on-board equipment...)
Last bottom paint: September 2019
Work boat, ideal for divers for instance.
The boat is designed for long passages. Her retractable keel gives her great marine qualities and a small draft.
She went through two cyclones and a severe grounding without any damage.
No corrosion issues: built in marine metal sheet (low carbon percentage) shot blasted + 5 layers of doxanode zinc + epoxy pitch.
Last modified : 06/07/2022
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.