Gilles Vaton Blooper Ketch

950,000.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  140544
  • Length  ·  26.50m
  • Year  ·  1988
  • Construction  ·  Aluminium
  • Underwater profile  ·  Lifting Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 380hp, Yanmar marine (1988)
  • Lying  ·  Mallorca
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Extra Details

Designer Gilles Vaton
Builder Trehard Antibes
Lying Mallorca
Fuel capacity 6,000.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 24,000.0 ltr Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 6,000.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 19/10/2011

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 380hp
Engine make and model Yanmar marine (1988)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1800
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Saildrive
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Generator output 9KVA
Engine spares
Water-maker

3 Kohler generators 1 at 9kw 2 at 19kw
2 converters 24/220 (Olener)
12 Battery's 24V Gel for accommodation
2 Battery's for engine
2 Battery's for generator
Galvanic protection unit (WWI Proitec)
2x Battery Charger 24V ( Mastervolt and Shark)
1 Battery charger 12V (Sterling power).

Dimensions

Length 26.50m
LWL 21.20m
Beam 7.20m
Draft Min 1.40m
Draft Max 4.30m
Airdraft 2.47m
Displacement 50,000kg
Headroom 2.10m
Storage On mooring

Rig

Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1988) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1988)

Sails

Reefing mainsail North Gatorback - Slab (2009) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 4 Reefs
Headsail North Gatorback - Furling (2008)
Other sails Mizzen (2010)
Storm jib (2011)

Sail area: 325 m2
3 Winches Rondal at stern
Head sail furling Rondal
Storm jib furling Antal
4 Winches Antal at Aft
Hydraulic tensors for back stay, Boom vang, Baby stay

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 16 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator

Construction

Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Accommodation

Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 6
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units rated at 4 BTU/h
Heads 3 heads (Electric)

Tumble-drier
Smoke extractor in kitchen

4 burner electric Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Cooler
Fridge
Freezer
Carpet
Drapes
Air conditioning
Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Raw water wash
Cockpit shower
Non-Smokers
Bar Sink
Ice Maker
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing Machine
Dryer

Tumble-drier
Smoke extractor in kitchen

4 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Sprayhood
Bimini
Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Davits
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Passerelle
Bimini
Bow Thruster

7 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
130.00m of chain
100.00m of rode
Zodiac dinghy (2010)
(Hard Dinghy)
8hp outboard, Short shaft (2011)
Hydraulic Passarelle Besonzi

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Log
Wind
Radar
VHF
VHF DSC radio
SSB
GPS
Chart plotter
Autopilot
Weather fax
Stereo
Clock
Barometer
Navigation lights
TV
Computer
DVD
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Raymarine

2X TV Panasonic 42 inch
2x Radars: (Furuno 72 nautical miles & Furuno Navnet ARPA 48 Nautical miles)
2x Plotter: (Ray marine chart plotter SN 631 & Furuno Navnet CP MAP
Wind: Raymarina
Echo depth sounder Raymarine
Naftex: Furuno NX 300
VHF: Simrad RS82
AutoPilot: Simrad AP21Hydraulic
Inmarsat Telephone (Trane & Thane)
Skanti HFSB Radio system
HACER Computer

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Gasolene Detector
Liferaft
Life jackets
Life buoys
Horn
EPIRB 406MHz
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

14 bilge pumps (4 manual / 10 electric)

Broker's Comments

This big 27m long ketch came on the heels of the first Arrayan built by the Trehard yard in Antibes. It combined reduced displacement, greater and well-separated sail-areas, and construction in very reliable aluminium – and its successive owners were delighted. The forthcoming refit will provide a more up-to-date look without taking away any of its sailing qualities.

Gilles Vaton, born 12 April 1952 in Quimper, France, started his career as a naval architect in André Mauric's prestigious Marseille office. He was involved in many innovative projects such as the keel-less Méridien and Kriter as well as the design of eventually mass-produced boats like the Jeanneau Mélody and the early Bénéteau Firsts.
This 5-year term followed his working in England and France with Illingworth, Nicholson and Rouillard, a period in which he also crewed and then sailed solo in the Whitbread and Ostar 76 round-the-world races respectively.
Around this time, he designed a one-tonner in collaboration with A. Maupas.
He set up his own office in Marseilles in 1979, a commission to design a 40' yacht for the 'Beg Rohu' National Sailing School providing a solid start to his activities.
In 1980, C. Heidsieck III brought success to Alain Gabbay, his good results giving the Vaton office further impetus. IOR maxis such as Coriolan and maxi cruise yachts like Arrayan, Blooper and Vogue followed on rapidly.
New, innovative solutions applied to many maxi cruise yachts built in the 80s and 90s were consolidated the Vaton reputation.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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