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Boat REF# 5103
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1998
Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Berths 5
Engine 2 x Diesel 27hp, Yanmar (1998)
Lying North France


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Extra Details

Designer Dominique Presles
Builder JFA Yard, Concarneau.
Lying North France
Fuel capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 700.0 ltr (154.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 27hp
Engine make and model Yanmar (1998)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Gori 3 blade folding props
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Engine Hours stbd 790 port 700.


LOA 12.80m (42'0")
LWL 11.80m (38'9")
Beam 4.00m (13'1")
Draft Min 1.60m (5'3")
Draft Max 3.10m (10'2")
Displacement 11,000kg (24,255.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged French Aluminium spars (1998) with stainless steel standing rigging (1998)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Bihan - Slab (1998)
Headsail - Furling (1998)
Other sails staysail (1998)
spinaker (1998)
storm jib (1998)
Spinnaker gear tick

Winches all Harken 3 halyard two speed selftailing.
4 sheet winches all harken selftailing, 2 primaries electric and manual. Jammers for all lines.
Harken air blocks for spin and running backstays.
Pro furl head and stay. single line slab to electric or manual winch.all built 1998

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Paint finish

Construction in western red cedar strip core sheathed in glass and epoxy


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Heads 2 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

2 fully insulated electric cold boxes below galley work top. Floors are cherry holly laminate. Suede/ chamois upholstery.Shower French style.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

All Instrumentation is B&G. Electronic charts from Scotland to Corsica.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric windlass
1 anchors
(Delta 16KG)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
Zodiac dinghy (1994)
2hp outboard (2000)
lifting keel with hydraulic and manual control.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

See "more photos" to view 54 internal and external photos of this vessel.
The French certainly enjoy their sailing and I would too, on a yacht like this.
The very sprightly but aging owner had this yacht designed and built to his own demanding spec after 30 + years of cruiser racing experience. The quality of thought and materials that have put together this "piece de resistance" of a racer cruiser is exceptional.
She bristles with B&G equipment, Harken deck gear Profurl furlers. Gori 3 blade folding props.
Twin rudders and lifting keel to take the ground, .
The strong rig, swept back spreaders boulstered with running back stays for heavy upwind work cries out " Sail me"
And below deck that attention to detail, light, airy excellent galley and chart table.
It's those little touches you will sit and think to yourself "that's a bloody good idea".
That makes this boat the one I found so difficult to walk away from!
Designed built and layed out to be effortlessly sailed fast a no compromise wallet brought this dream of a boat to life.
Many small touches only a true sailor would have thought about.
Photographs, analysis and comments by Ken Pearson of
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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