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Old 28-07-2018, 06:32   #1
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Laurent Giles | De Vries Lentsch 55 Sailing Ketch

* Price: 59 000Ä EU VAT Paid
* Current Location: Lanzarote (Ready for ocean crossing)
* LOA: 17m (55")
* Beam: 3.83m
* Draft: 2.2m
* Weight: 20t (steel hull)

* Average Speed (sail or engine): 7/8 Knots (5l/h on engine)

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This vessel has a soul. An antique 50 year old steel hull fully restored in an immaculate and very recent refit. This boat has essentially been pulled apart to the hull and rebuilt with everything new except for some classic featured original parts that give the boat itís charm.

Inside she boasts style, space, simplicity and a homely feel. Furnished with both practicality and sensitivity, this vessel has spaces that are warm and inviting where you want to spend time.

With only 180 hours on the brand new Yanmar engine and all new electrics, new main sheet, new dingy and new dingy engine and a fresh coat of pain, this boat is a comfortable, safe home waiting to discover the world with you aboard.

Currently located in the delightfully sunny Canaries, this vessel and her current owners plan to Cape Verde and eventually across the Atlantic. The vessel can be purchased at any point as the family aboard have a young baby (7 months) and have decided that they would prefer a Catamaran for the simple reason that it will be better for their baby to learn to walk. They will continue their travels on the vessel in the mean time until the right buyer comes along as they love the vessel and enjoy itís comfort and seaworthiness.

The sale will be negotiated directly with the owners and details of their location and how the vessel could be brought to your desired location can be easily obtained by email enquiry. This said, for the eager buyer, this vessel is now perfectly located in the Mediterranean in a beautiful location ready for the coming summer season so if this sounds like you, donít delay in sending an email now.

Hull: Steel, fully sandblasted, painted, anti fouled and found to be in very good condition by surveyor. (2016)

Sails and rigging: Main sail new (2016), genoa new (2016), mizzen in good condition, self tacking jib in very good condition. All rigging tightened and tensioned with new pins (2017).*All lines in Dyneema/Polyester (new in 2018)

The vessel has an electric furling boom which rolls the main sail around the boom with the press of a button. This is an original feature of the vessel (except the electrics) and makes for easy reefing in heavy weather and seamless single handed sailing all around.

Winches: all in excellent condition with the main winch being electric and new in 2016.

Main Engine: Yanmar brand new, 180 hours (50 hour service completed Jan 2018)

Fuel: Diesel 2x 500 liter tanks inbuilt (1000lt total)
Water: 2x 500 liter tanks inbuilt (1000lt total)


-12V systems run off house battery bank of 4 x 120AH in parallel (480amps). Batteries new 2016

-Engine start battery new 2016

-a 24V system is installed for the bow thruster and the windlass. This system runs of two 120AH batteries in series. New 2016.

-The 220V systems can be run from three different sources; shore power, a belt driven generator that runs off the main engine or an inverter that runs of the house battery bank.

Aircon/heating: the vessel has an installed air conditioner that can also heat the boat. This system runs on 220V and can be used either when plugged in to shore power or whilst running the engine.

Navigational equipment:

-GPS: standard horizon unit (new 2016) complete with depth sounder, chart plotter.

-radar: JRC (new 2016)

-depth and wind: indicators avansea (new 2016)

-autopilot: ray marine (new 2016)

- VHF Radio: a new (2016) standard horizon unit that speaks to the GPS with AIS receiver.

Bow thruster was installed with new motor in 2016

Safety equipment: 4 person liferaft, plastisimo life buoy with light, two lifejackets, two life vests, for safety harnesses.

Extras: this vessel has too many extras to list including a full set of brand new tools, two gas bottles, hoses, spare lines, dive gear, extra sails, spare parts, servicing oils, paints and much more.
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Old 10-03-2019, 19:29   #2
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Re: Laurent Giles | De Vries Lentsch 55 Sailing Ketch


Could you please send me additional photos and details on the De Vries.

For example, what is the interior layout.

How many staterooms/heads/steering stations/generator/etc.


My e mail is

Tried your connection but it comes back not available to connect.

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