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Metalu Jade 48 Ocean cruising yacht

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Boat REF# 167125
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.65m (51'4")
Year 1979
Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 62hp, Iveco (unknown year)
Lying Midi Canals


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Extra Details

Designer Langevin
Builder Metalu
Lying Midi Canals
Fuel capacity 440.0 ltr (96.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 800.0 ltr (176.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 62hp
Engine make and model Iveco (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Un Iveco de 62cv (échange standard ) installé en 2005 et très peu servi depuis. 4 batteries de services et 1 de démarrage. Les instruments de navigation sont d’origine mais réputés d’être en état de marche.

The original Perkins engine was changed for the current Iveco (reconditioned unit) in 2005. There are 4 domestic and 1 starting battery . Navigation equipment is contemporary but believed to be functioning.


LOA 15.65m (51'4")
Beam 4.25m (13'11")
Draft Min 2.00m (6'7")
Draft Max 2.00m (6'7")
Displacement 13,500kg (29,767.5lbs)
Headroom 1.95m (6'5")
Storage Dry storage


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1979) with stainless steel standing rigging (1979)


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Mainsail - (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Storm Jib (unknown year)
Mizzen (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

New running rigging bought but not installed. Sails and standing rigging believed to be original and in servicable condition.

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

De la plume de Langevin et sortie du chantier Metalu en 1979 ce ketch, cutter est d’une conception hauturière (1ère catégorie) et d’une construction particulièrement robuste en aluminium AG4 d'une semelle de 16mm jusqu'aux bordés supérieurs en 5mm. . Destiné aux esprits aventuriers le pique avant est enfermé derrière une cloison étanche. Le pont et cockpit central sont très sécurisants c’est un bateau qui vous invite au large mais qui a déjà participé à des regattes y compris les Voiles de St. Tropez.

A cutter rigged ketch designed by Langevin and massively constructed in AG4 aluminium by the respected Metalu yard in 1979. Plate thickness is from 16mm keel base to 5mm superstructure this Jade 48 was designed and constructed as a rugged long distance cruising yacht to take the family off to distant horizons. The forepeak is separated from the rest by a watertight bulkhead, the almost flush decks make for ease of movement and all lines are lead back to the reassuring center cockpit. The whole vessel exudes an air of rugged purposeful construction but has also participated in regattas including the Voiles de St. Tropez.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick

Tout à l’arrière se trouve la cabine principale avec lit double 1.45 x 1.90, W.C. douche attenante dressing et rangements à gogo. Le salon est accédé par un couloir tribord avec deux couchettes simples 55 x 1.95. Quant à lui, le carré est lumineux avec jusqu’à 2.05m d’hauteur sous barrot et huit hublots plus une sortie de secours. Table de navigation à tribord et cuisine pratique et marin sur bâbord. Four plus deux feux, deux éviers et bon plan de travail. La deuxième cabine double se trouve en arrière bâbord avec son lit de 1.30 x 2.00. Plus en avant se trouve un deuxième W.C. avec douche, encore des rangements et le pique avant, derrière sa cloison étanche.

Aft is the full width owners cabin with en suite heads and shower and huge dressing cum bureau and a 1.45 x 1.90 double bed. Hanging lockers and cupboards abound. Forward to starboard is the corridor access to the main saloon and two single bunks 55 x 1.95 are located here with lee-cloths. Once in the main saloon the chart table and navigation station are immediately to starboard whilst the galley is to port with good worktops, storage and a gimbled, two burners, gas cooker with oven plus the luxury of twin deep sinks. Aft to port is the second double cabin with a 1.30 x 2.00m double bed. The main saloon is spacious light and bright with up to 2.05 of headroom and 8 portholes and a Houdini hatch for natural light. Forward again takes us to a heads with shower to port, a storage cupboard starboard and through the watertight bulkhead into the forepeak workshop cum store. All new cushion foam and covers throughout.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

SEIWA Barracuda Plotter
RAYTHEON ST 7000 Autopilot
B&G Hornet 4 Monitor
B&G HECTA depth (profondeur)

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Swim Ladder tick

3 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric windlass
1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Midi Canals is pleased to offer this Metalu Jade 48 bluewater sailing yacht for sale. Appearances can be deceptive and I have to admit that upon approaching this boat I was wondering how on earth I was going to sell it. By the time I left I was wondering how on earth I could find a way to buy it!! Metalu have a reputation for building strong no-nonsense long distance cruising yachts and after visiting this example it’s easy to see why. We have documented history from construction to date. This boat really deserves to be back on the high seas and is priced accordingly! Take a good look at the photos and judge for yourself but don’t wait too long to bring your offer. For further information and appointments to view, please contact Graham WHARMBY your broker at Boatshed Midi Canals.

Boatshed Midi Canals est heureux de proposer ce voilier hauturier Metalu Jade 48 à vendre. On dit qu’il ne faut pas jugez un livre par sa couverture et j’avoue qu’à première vue je me suis demandé comment j’allais vendre ce bateau. Après l’avoir visité j’étais en train de me demander comment j’allais pouvoir l’acheter !! Metalu ont été réputé pour leur construction en alu. costaud et marin et ici on voit pourquoi. Dans l’impossibilité de partir loin et pour longtemps, notre client a décidé de laisser quelqu'un d’autre en profiter. Ne tardez-pas de venir avec une offre !
Pour plus de renseignements ou organiser une visite contactez votre courtier directement, Graham WHARMBY, de Boatshed Midi Canals.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Metalu Jade 48 Ocean cruising yacht has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham Wharmby of Boatshed Midi Canals. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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