Gilles Vaton Blooper Ketch
Gilles Vaton Blooper Ketch for sale | 26.50m (86'11") | 1988 | 1x diesel 1800hp | Aluminium Construction | Lifting keel underwater profile | 7 berths | Boat REF# 140544
|Fuel capacity||6,000.0 ltr (1,320.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Water capacity||24,000.0 ltr (5,280.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks|
|Holding tank capacity||6,000.0 ltr (1,320.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 1800hp|
|Engine make and model||Yanmar marine (1988)|
|Engine Hours||Engine1: 1800|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||Not Recorded|
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).
|Draft Min||1.40m (4'7")|
|Draft Max||4.30m (14'1")|
Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1988) with stainless steel standing rigging (1988)
|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
12 volt, 16 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator
|Underwater profile||Lifting keel|
|Total # of berths||7|
|No. of double berths||1|
|No. of single berths||5|
|Air conditioning||1 Air conditioning Units rated at 4 BTU/h|
|Heads||3 heads (Electric)|
|Manual water system|
|Pressurised water system|
|Hot water system|
|Fresh water wash|
|Raw water wash|
Smoke extractor in kitchen
4 burner Electric cooker
|VHF DSC radio|
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
Echo depth sounder Raymarine
Naftex: Furuno NX 300
VHF: Simrad RS82
AutoPilot: Simrad AP21Hydraulic
Inmarsat Telephone (Trane & Thane)
Skanti HFSB Radio system
7 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
130.00m (426'6") of chain
100.00m (328'1") of warp
Zodiac dinghy (2010)
8hp outboard, Short Shaft (2011)
Hydraulic Passarelle Besonzi
14 bilge pumps (4 manual / 10 Electric)
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.