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
€15,000 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.
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
I am told the interior is still in this good condition (not sure about the crew.)
Some recent photos & work completed
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.