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Van de Stadt Orca
(11,50 m) - 1977

Layout :

  • Length : 11,50 m (37' 8")
  • Width: 3.64 m
  • Draught: 1.70 m
  • Headroom: 1.98 m
  • Hull material: Steel “Nuance” E24I. Methagrip treatment outside and inside
  • Displacement: 11.5 t
  • Engine: 47 HP PERKINS

Duty paid in French Polynesia

Price : 3,2 M XPF / 27 000 €

Steel sailboat, well maintained, clean and very livable.

Interior fittings :

Sleeps 5 to 6

  • Cabin forward
  • Large salon
  • Galley to starboard
  • Chart table to port
  • Single berth to port
  • Aft double cabin
  • Shower room / Toilets
  • Many storage

Listing :


Steel Sailboat, Orca, built in 1977 by the shipyard Millet (Lorient/France), designer : Van de Stadt.
The boat was launched for the first time in 1982. She is build in a very high quality steel “Nuance” E24I, extremely resistant to corrosion, used for train rail track, so it rusts on the surface, but does not goes deeper….
Her first owner keeps her 10 years (1982 to 1992). She arrived in Polynesia in 1991 and underwent a cyclone, she is repaired by the shipyard Marinalu in Raiatea.
The previous owner bought her in 1992 and regulerly sails.
The current owner bought her in 2013, sailed all over FP then up to Marshall islands via Cook islands, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Tuvalu and Kiribaties. They're living aboard in Marshall Islands. They continue to do daily normal maintenances. She is ready for a long crossing up to New Caledonia, or anywhere the new owner would like to sail her.
The entire boat was treated with a “methagrip” cold sink treatment. It is great except that paint doesn't stick to it below the waterline. Therefore the boat needs a new bottom paint. I am planning to do it in Fiji if she is not sold by then. I recommend to sandblast the surface and do a regular epoxy treatment.


47 HP Perkins 4108 (2945 hours) changed in 2010
Spare part engins for almost every part
240 L fuel tank, + 70 L in keel, total capacity 300 liters (198 US gallons)

Ketch rigging

The standing rigging is less than 10 years (since 1998, every year, two cables are changed), in perfect condition
Removable inner forestay
Mainsail (25 m²), 3 reef(about 2007, very good condition)
Mainsail 18 m²
Mizzen (2008), very good condition
Genoa (45 m²) on furler Facnor
Genoa 40 m²
Jib 20 m²
Forestay sail


1500 W electric windlass
2 x 20 kg delta Anchor
1 x 25 kg delta Anchor
1 x 20 kg flat Anchors
2 x chain of 12 mm of 30 m each


Fresh water capacity : 1 tank of 280 L in the keel + 1 tank of 70L plus a flexible tank of 50 L aft for deck shower
1 sink with fresh water on electric pump, and salt water on foot pump
3 burner gas stove and gas oven
70 liters fridge
Shower (cockpit)


4 batteries of 100 Ah (2014), for a total of 400Ah
1 engine batterie of 100 Ah (just bought April 2016 one-year warranty)
2 solar panels of 150 Wc each for a total of 300 Wc
Aerogene 6 wind generator, that the owner doesn't use, because she produces too much vibration
Dock charger
Inverters 1700W/800W/300W/120W


VHF, plus portable VHF
RAYMARINE depth souder
RAYMARINE ST 4000 autopilot
BLU/SSB receiver
"Mer veille" radar detection system
Radar Furuno 1651, tested and working, but never installed


Zodiac 3.4 m (2014)
SUZUKI 6 HP outboard engine (2014)
Traditional outrigger canoe (pirogue) from the Marquesas island, equipped with a papillon sail. 3.6 m, will. Can carry two adult, plus a kid…. we are very proud of her and use her more than our zodiac

Safety equipment

Life raft for 6 person out of date since a long time…. But the zodiac is always ready for emergency.
All other equipment is up to date.


Windpilot Navic
Price is with a new bottom paint. Open to discussion if someone is interested for her as she is.

Last bottom paint : July 2012

Main strengths

Well insulated steel boat. Sturdy and comfortable sailboat.

Last modified : 28/05/2017


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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