Batavier is a Carena 43 Dutch Steel Ketch

Batavier Dutch Steel Ketch

For sale at a an absolute bargain price of €15,000.

A fantastic opportunity for a restoration project for this Dutch steel ketch or for the huge inventory of spares and equipment including engine, sails, bow thruster, winches etc. – look below for full specs.
She is lying ashore in Crotone, Italy 

She is fast and sea-worthy

VAT Paid.

My friend, the owner, has asked me to to market this for him and to clear it at €15,000  as against the €25k originally asked –  she is going to be a bargain for somebody who is prepared to work on her. A  lot of boat for your money but please understand this is a restoration project and sold as seen.  She has been ashore unattended for the past three years and looks a bit sad so she needs a lot of work. Also having not been cleaned on that period she is crying out for some love and attention.
That said all the equipment, engine, electronics work well. When restored she could be worth many, many times the asking price. 

She is 12.80m LOA, Beam is 4.05m and draft 1.95m. Her displacement is 16000. 
Built in 1983 at the de Vries Jachtbouw boatyard in  Oudenbosch the Netherlands.
Designer: H Lemstra. Build number  713
She has teak decks on steel  (this does need some attention)
keel: semi-long with skeg hung rudder
The steering system  is Whitlock – the best
Accommodation is a classic teak interior with blue upholstery.
She has a spacious saloon; owners cabin with a double bed in aft section; double pilot bed; guest cabin V-bed forward
Four cabins with six berths +2 in the saloon
Headroom approx: 1.95
Toilet: 1x manual RM 96
Four burner stove. Top loading fridge
Freshwater 400 litres. Waste tank: 40 litres. Fueltank  250 litres
Mercedes 83 hp diesel
Batteries: 4 x 95 Ah + 2 x 95 Ah start battery.
The battery charger is by Sterling
She has solar panels : 250 W (24v) + 2x 100W (12v)
Mainsail: 30 m2 Dracon. Mizzen: 12 m2 Dracon.  Furling Genoa: 45 m2 Dracon. Gennaker: 105 m2
Winches : 2 x 45st + 4x 24
Autopilot: Raymarine St 60. Gps: Raymarine. VHF: Icom. Navtex : Nasa. Radar: Raymarine
Anchor: Bruce 25 kg plus Fortress 15 kg Anchor winch: electric 10mm 60 m of chain.  She has a life  raft (not checked) and life jackets  – 2 inflatable, 4 fixed
She has a Quicksilver dinghy, 2.80m,  plus a  Suzuki 2.0 hp outboard, a small sailing dinghy and two rescue buoys.
Batavia’s inventory is complete with all necessary kitchen utensils, general tools, spare engine filters and a welding machine.
Regular and spare warps, 6 big fenders and lots of spare chain, shackles, bolts and screws

Her General Condition

Batavier has been unused and stored ashore for the past three years.
My friend tells me the sails are 8 out of ten in condition.
The decks are teak on steel. A bad idea. (I also own a steel boat). The steel has rusted under the teak. I recommend removing all the teak (bedded in mastic and fixed with stainless steel screws) – about a days work using a jackhammer. Cut the teak as pads under the fittings to save removing and seal the end-grain with epoxy and smooth.
Sand the steel deck. Degrease and apply three coats of epoxy and then non-slip deck paint. 
There are some sections of the hull that will need attention.
The owner as acquired some steel plates of the correct grade (these are on the boat)  so be prepared to have some welding done.

The rigging is fine and everything works well.
I am told she is, in fact, sea-worthy and could  be launched to take her a yard of your choice to have the work done.


She is ashore at Crotone, a boatyard in Italy. The keys are with the boatyard so viewing is possible at any time. Please contact me to make an appointment. We will not be able to show you around but can answer all your questions by phone.

Restoration Work

In this yard you may work on her yourself and you are permitted to sleep on board.
Fees about €130 a month all year round I am told you may use a lot of their equipment.

Crotone, Southern Italy

In short, this is a fabulous yacht, albeit needing attention, hence at a bargain price – and we are willing to listen to offers

Photo taken three years ago after anti-fouling

I am told the interior is still in this good condition (not sure about the crew.)

A shot of the decks that unfortunately shows the ingress of rust

Some recent photos & work completed

The rust stains are from the the deck that needs replacing
New section welded in anchor locker sections
Fairing and filling
Both port & starboard repaired
Anchor locker now painted and finished
The interior is very good. All equipment works. 
Once the deck is removed as above and treated with epoxy and non-slip paint, plus checking other sections of the hull, she is completely ready for the sea.

Contact me

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+34 622 55 93 92  

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