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January 2008 • Issue 01

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ELAN 380 ANNOUNCED Elan have just announced the completely new Elan 380, which is planned to be a high performance cruiser designed to please both performanceoriented sailors and offer comfortable cruising in style for family or friends at the same time. From the sketches released to the press by Elan, the 380 will be immediately recognisable as part of the performance line of Elans. She should share features and characteristics with the other yachts in this award-winning range which is targeting cruisers who want that little bit of extra performance from their yacht. Her elegant and refined lines with clean decks should result in greater freedom and safe movement on board. The side view of the new Elan 380 with its exceptional waterline length and designer hull and deck port lights contribute to her aesthetic and harmonious strength. The open transom with ef-

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ficient cockpit layout shows us that Elan were thinking of fulfilling the needs of racing crew as well as enhancing the ease of handling while cruising shorthanded. All lines, including the German mainsheet system will be led under the deck to the cockpit and to selftailing winches which Elan are describing as “powerful”, and the large diameter wheel places the helmsman in the optimum position for sailing efficiency, visibility and control. Elan sailing yachts come with a prestigious pedigree that is a promise of excellence and a commitment to quality throughout. Along the years we have seen the Slovenian shipyard win one award after an other, and at time of going to press, they had two boats nominated for this year’s European Yacht of the Year award. Below deck Elan will be offering layouts in 3 cabin, 2 cabin with 1 head or 2 cabin 2 heads,with the latter providing

enough space for privacy and relaxation. The fully equipped L-shaped galley should satisfy the toughest chef‘s demands. The spacious and airy saloon seems to offer comfort for the crew and plenty of storage, while the forward facing chart table serves the needs of both navigation and communication. World renowned yacht designer Rob Humphreys’ masterful configuration of the keel, rudder, rig and hull design produces a well-balanced yacht with optimum weight distribution along with a remarkably high level of stability and excellent response. The hull and main stringers will be moulded in a one-shot process using highly advanced technology based on environmentally friendly vacuum assisted lamination called 3D VAIL. This technique improves the strength and mechanical properties of the hull laminate by as much as 50%. The

hull’s powerful inner structure ensures that all loads from the keel and rig are distributed effectively with minimum hull flexing. Elan are claiming that the result of the extensive hydrodynamic research and attention to detail will give the

helmsman and crew a confident feeling of safety, control and comfort during navigation in every kind of sea and wind conditions, and from what we’ve seen in current Elans, we have every reason to agree. The launch is scheduled for Internautica Boat Show.

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Issue 01 • January 2008


DIVA WINS BENETEAU CUP 2007 This year’s edition of the Beneteau Cup was held late last year in reasonably strong conditions. By the end of the briefing held on the Thursday prior to this three day event, 24 boats had registered all of whom knew that conditions were not going to be easy. The organisers of the event even changed the program at the eleventh hour so that on the Saturday, where for the best part of the day it was blowing 35 knots plus, all boats would be tied on the Pontoons in Mgarr Harbour. On the Friday afternoon race the boats had to deal with

between 10 and 23 knots west to North West. With a start line laid right opposite the new Excelsior Grand Hotel the boats reached quickly to Tigne point with Maarial, Aimalta Falcon and Medbank Elusive hoisting spinnakers. The boats then headed up towards the west cardinal mark outside the Blue lagoon where a finish line was laid. The changing wind direction and speed called for some sharp tactics on the 2 hour long beat. Generally those sticking close to shore were favoured. At sunset, when the boats were entering the north comino channel the winds eased making it more difficult. The racing got closer and boats crossed the line within seconds of each other. With Saturday’s race abandoned, all participants were focused on the Sunday run. The wind was expected to be NW 25 knots which would make the run back to Marsamxetto sheer bliss. With a start line laid outside Santa Maria Bay, the boats proceeded towards the west cardinal mark outside the Blue lagoon and from there

On plan adjacent Penthouse each measuring 21 X 68ft (82sqm living space) to be sold highly finished! Enjoying a kitchen/living, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, ensuite, box-room, front terrace & back balcony. Forming part of a renovated block with new lift. Open views and ample sun in a popular area close to Pender & Lm83,713 | €195,000 Portomaso. Perpetual St. Julians ground-rent & favourable terms of payment! Highly finished

back to Marsamxetto harbour to cross the line laid opposite the Excelsior Grand hotel. After beating to the cardinal mark the boats cracked off and reached towards Ponta Rqiqa negotiating the westerly swell at their beam. From the south comino channel onwards however it helped most boats clock double digit figures with most of the boat crossing the line at marsamxett in just over 1 hour. Once finished the boats berthed in the basin at the Exclesior Grand Hotel were the presentation was held. The overall results were as follows: First Class 1 1st Spinner (John Formosa), 2nd Liara (Anthony Bernard), 3rd Escape (Jost Merten) First Class 2 1st Medbank Elusive (Arthur Podesta), 2nd Airmalta Falcon (Martin Scicluna), 3rd Maarial (James Grech) Oceanis Class 1 1st Diva (Joe Gerada), 2nd Breezer (David Cremona), 3rd C’Scape (Alan Bartoli Oceanis Class 2 1st Annie G (Godfrey Swain), Fekruna (Kevin Dingli), 3rd Guapa (Karl Diacono) 1st IRC class Medbank Elusive (Arthur Podesta) Overall Beneteau Cup 2007 Diva (Joe Gerada)

Sunseeker International has announced the world launches of its new 86 Yacht and 34 Metre Yacht models at the Collins Stewart London Boat Show. New 34 Metre Yacht - The magnificent 34 Metre Yacht boasts a broad beam and one of the most spacious and sophisticated interiors to date. Providing luxurious accommodation for up to ten people, the open plan living areas include a large saloon and dining area adjacent to a fully equipped galley and servery which form a natural divide from the forward master stateroom, raised wheelhouse and crew quarters. The lower deck includes two generous double VIP cabins and two twin cabins, all offering en suite facilities and individual entertainment systems. The flybridge affords plenty of seating and sunbathing space with a fully equipped wetbar and the option of a large spa tub, and depending on the owner’s requirement, the stern garage offers enough space for a tender. New 86 Yacht - The equally

Forming part of new block. This Penthouse enjoys kitchen/living/dining, double bedroom & shower. Front & back terrace with open views. Highly finished & freehold.

Lm42,500 | €99,000


P’houses are considered the best part of the building, glamorous and the ultimate in urban living potentiallly with a view &/or open space complimented with a terrace - ideal for entertainment and leisure.

Ta' Xbiex Highly finished Ref: S333

Forming part of a lovely building situated on 2 roads enjoying sea & country views. This Penthouse consists of 3 bedrooms, large kitchen/ living/dining, bathroom, ensuite with cubicle, WC & 2 balconies. Full of light. Highly finished including marble & video intercom. Optional garage/s & freehold.

majestic 86 Yacht also has a broader beam and superb accommodation for up to eight people. Forward of the large saloon is a dining area, fully equipped galley and stairs leading to the lower deck and guest accommodation. The main deck also features the main helm position and access to the forward master stateroom with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. In addition to two twin cabins with en suite facilities and individual entertainment systems, alternative layout options allow for a total of up to three full beam staterooms or a third smaller stateroom and additional fourth pullman cabin. The crew quarters are situated at the stern and include a crew mess, shower/WC, captain’s double berth cabin and a twin pullman crew cabin. With an optional hard-top bimini, the flybridge provides ample seating and sunbathing space with a fully equipped wetbar and teak dining table and the area can also be customised to include a hot tub, crane and jet ski.

Prior to the introduction of lifts, the upper most floors of buildings were not as desirable as today. What was previously a nearly useless floor at the top of a building has now become desirable due to the limited amount of penthouses on the island.

Ref: S375d

Lm134,800 | €314,000

Sunseeker launch two yachts at London Boat Show

Our real estate expert has combed the island to source an affordable p’house for you. Forming part of new block is this corner seafront Penthouse enjoying 3 double bedrooms, ensuite, walk-inwardrobe, bathroom, kitchen/living/dining and large L-shaped terrace with pool. Advance shell & inculding car space. Freehold.

Forming part of a new block are 1 & 2 bedroom Penthouses enjoying kitchen/living /dining, bathroom, ensuite, terrace, balcony & optional car space/s. Highly finished & freehold.

Lm549,504 | €1,280,000

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at the Mediterranean Cup, Reggio Calabria A team of 11 sailors from the Malta Young Sailors Club, accompanied by National Optimist Sailing Coach Jean-Paul Fleri Soler, recently returned from Reggio Calabria after participating in the 23rd edition of the ‘Mediterranean Cup’, held at the ‘Circolo Velico Reggio ASD’ between the 1st and 3rd November. The ‘Mediterranean Cup’ is held annually in the Messina Straits and provides a spectacle for onlookers, with a fleet of over 70 sailors sailing against the majestic backdrop of mountains and hill-sides. This year sailors from all over Italy, including the full complement of the Italian National Olympic Optimist Sailing Team, took part, together with sailors from Slovenia and Malta. Wind conditions were difficult at times, with great fluctuations ranging from very light to very strong in the same race. A short but intense storm also played havoc with the first day’s races, bringing the total number of races held during the regatta to only four.



With 68 sailors in the main fleet, shifting winds and strong currents initially disadvantaged our sailors who had not got the chance to test the waters in a practice race prior to the regatta proper. Thomas Zammit Tabona and Gabriel Pace were the two most consistent sailors, with Zammit Tabona being Malta’s only hope of a podium placing on the last day of the regatta. But since only 4 races were held out of the planned 7, the Maltese team was seriously disadvantaged. Thomas Zammit Tabona placed 8th overall, a creditable achievement considering the level of competition and the

shifty conditions. Separate races were held for the Cadet class, and this was the first international overseas experience for cadets Karl Miggiani, Thomas Bonello Ghio and Edward Fleri Soler. Sailing in a fleet of 41 sailors was a good learning experience for all, and the best result in this class was achieved by Edward Fleri Soler, who ended the regatta in 11th position. It is hoped that participation at the Mediterranean Cup will be a yearly commitment for Malta Young Sailors, as the Club firmly believes in international exposure for its sailors.

on Issue Number 01 January 18th 2008 Published by:

Directors Matthew Bugeja Richard Muscat Azzopardi


236, Mdina Road, Qormi, Malta Tel: +356 2149 0539 +356 27 300 500 Fax: +356 2149 8893 Editor Richard Muscat Azzopardi

Notice Board  The new Flyer 12 from Beneteau, which is powered by the revolutionary Volvo IPS 400 drives arrived in Malta last month. In the next issue of B&Y magazine (April) we have a full test report on this 42 foot Hard Top cruiser from the European Yard of the Year 2007.  Mecca Enterprises Ltd are planning a BAVARIA FACTORY Visit to the company’s plant in Giebelstadt on the 7th of February. The factory tour will include all the manufacturing stages of the state of the art Bavaria Yachts. Visitors will experience all steps, the result of the ultimate quality yachts produced in this High Tech German Yacht Yard where over 3500 yachts are manufactured and yet so competitively priced. Traveling expenses will be to the clients’ account, yet if you should confirm order for the Bavaria Sport Yachts, all flight expenses will be reimbursed by Mecca together with the special prices fixed till end February on all Bavaria Sport Yachts.  Esprit Yachting are offering tickets to the London and Dusseldorf boat shows to interested clients.  Send your notices to




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Issue 01 • January 2008


New feature on the Mastervolt Whisper 25/30: Hydraulic Boost

Dehler 36SQ wins

Mastervolt has just introduced a new feature for the Whisper 25/30 Ultra: the Hydraulic Boost. This low RPM diesel generator is extremely compact (dimensions: LxWxH 126 x 68 x 80 cm.), exceptionally quiet due to efficient sound proofing and is relatively lightweight (580 kg. including sound shield canopy). It offers 25 kW power at 50 Hz or 30 kW at 60 Hz. The optional PTO (Power Take Off ) to mount a hydraulic pump makes this unit even more attractive for high profile sailing vessels where a lot of hydraulic power is required. When under sail, often little electric power is required, but more hydraulic power than a 1500

German Dehler representative, Torsten Röder’s purchase of a beautiful Judel & Vrolijkdesigned Dehler 36SQ for promotional purposes paid off as soon as the boat was in the water with this excellent result. The NRW-Cup 2007, a German organised high level regatta for ORC classes, which took place in Lelystad in the Netherlands, was Torsten Röder’s first target. On Wednesday, the beautiful yacht arrived in Lelystad to float for the first time in her life and the alloy Seldén rig also saw its first daylight. On Thursday, the crew met for the first time and managed 3 hours of training in very light winds. In other words, there were no serious preparations, but just enough to start the first “up and down” short track race on Friday morning. The field consisted of some tough competition including a brand new X43, 2 x X37, X35, Sigma 400, Luffe 40, First 36.7, 35Match etc. After a mediumgood start they achieved a second-place, just behind the X43; so on corrected time an easy victory despite the tough competition. The second short track race was just as successful, in fact they finished even closer behind the X43. “In fairness, Friday brought 12-16 knots of wind and the 36SQ is good in light winds,

RPM or 1800 RPM engine can deliver. Hydraulic Boost offers extra hydraulic power up to 37 kW by increasing the rotational speed of the engine up to 2200 RPM. This Hydraulic Boost option works fully automatically, after pushing the Hydro Boost button the electric power is switched off, the internal alternator circuitry is isolated and the RPM increased resulting in extra hydraulic power becoming available. Mastervolt Products are available from Strand Marine & Autosystems Ltd.

Marine Varta Batteries now in Malta Varta batteries for mobile power provide small boats, sailing yachts and motor yachts with energy in a safe and reliable manner. The Varta Semi-Traction battery offers up to 3 times higher cyclic capacity than conventional batteries, with excellent value for money due to the significantly increased service life. This battery is ideal for seasonal use as it can be stored safely without detrimental loss

of charge for up to 6 months after charging. It is also spill proof up to 55 degrees. Varta’s Drymobil battery is totally sealed, thus allowing no acid spills or vapour leaks. With 4 times the cyclic capacity of conventional batteries and up to 700 charge/ discharge cycles when discharged down to 60% it guarantees a longer life service. A low self discharge rate withstands longer periods out of use, thus ideal for

seasonal use. Varta’s Drymobil also offers added safety through an integral flame arrestor and pressure release vent. Varta batteries are available from Strand Marine and Autosystems ltd.

New LED courtesy lamps from Hella Illuminating the interior and exterior of a boat doesn’t have to be a strain on the batteries and eyes. The new LED Courtesy Lamps from Hella Marine feature a minimal mounting depth, only 13 mm, and energy efficient LED technology with advanced Hella lens technology to provide a cool, even spread of soft light without glare or strain on boater’s eyes. Completely sealed, waterproof and UV- and corrosion-resistant, the units have an ultra long service life so boaters can “fit and forget.” Available in white, warm white, blue, green, cyan, red, deep red, orange and yellow with a choice of 316 polished stainless steel, gold-plated stainless steel and black, white or custom colored plastic rims, the LED lamps consume a fraction of the

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energy of traditional bulb lamps and run very cool due to their low current draw. This allows for safer installation into lightweight materials where the heat of traditional lamps may cause damage. Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, the LED Courtesy Lamps are available in 12V and 24V DC versions. They are perfect for steps and stairs, lockers, companionways, bilges, nighttime running lights, cockpits, boarding platforms, storage areas and more. Hella products are available from Strand Marine & Autosystems Ltd.

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2007 NRW CUP plus we had “beginners luck”. On the second day though, the crew had to prove themselves with stronger conditions of up to 22-24 knots on a long track race. Everybody knows that all kinds of sailing boats can sail fast with strong winds but again the Dehler 36SQ came first, just behind the X43 and far in front of the X37, 35match, X35 etc.” “Besides the fact that the crew did not train more than 3 hours and the boat saw the water only 40 hours before the first race, this particular Dehler 36SQ is also a completely standard production boat with not one modification made in the favour of performance! As proven, the yacht performed tremendously; stable, direct on the rudder, easy to trim and to keep up straight even with strong winds and spinnaker, very good upwind performance...but most off all fast, really fast.” Ralph Spee (Sales Manager)

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BENETEAU OCÉANIS 31 BENETEAU Launched at FIRST 45 UNVEILED Paris Boat Show Following the launch of the Oceanis 37 at the Southampton Boat Show 2007, the Salon Nautique in Paris saw the launch of the new Finot designed Beneteau Oceanis 31. The overall concept of this boat is to supply the market with a comfortable, safe and fast family yacht at unbeatable value. Aesthetically the Oceanis 31 has the strong exterior identity of the larger Oceanis 37. Sporting a generous sail plan on a fractionally rigged mast, a narrow entry at the bows, a large cockpit and sleek side windows ensures that this boat will follow the success of her bigger sisters. Once on board the 31, in spite the constraint of her length overall, the cockpit still manages a totally dedicated life raft locker which is stored underneath the aft seat/transom. Getting around

the 900mm column mounted wheel is surprisingly easy and the cockpit locker to starboard is laid with shelving to facilitate storage. The Nauta-designed interior emits the same sense of ‘plush’ as her bigger sisters. The ‘Alpi’ woodwork combined with light-coloured fabrics and overhead hatches and screens radiates a bright and airy interior. The spaces have been well thought out - the galley is the largest in its category, and the heads, chart table, and saloon make for a good family boat. The largest achievement for the European Yard of the Year 2007 is to be able to launch this yacht at a price of EUR60,900 (Lm26,144).

YACHTING PARTNERS MALTA LTD Agents for Hanse Yachts 183/4, Marina Street, Pieta’ MSD08 - Malta Tel: +356 99494685 Fax: +356 21226650 2008 Hanse 430 New Boat delivery for April 2008 - Judel/Vrolyjk design. Beautiful interiors with two or three cabins. Optional Epoxy hull construction and modular interior design. The standard boats are equipped for shorthanded performance sailing with North Sails (full batten mainsail), lazyjacks, self tacking headsail with furling, and all controls in the cockpit. from EUR 139,000 Ex-VAT 2008 Hanse 400 New Boat delivery for April 2008 - Judel/Vrolyjk design. Beautiful interiors with two or three cabins. Optional Epoxy hull construction and modular interior design. The standard boats are equipped for shorthanded performance sailing with North Sails (full batten mainsail), lazyjacks, self tacking headsail with furling, and all controls in the cockpit. from EUR 112,000.00 Ex-VAT 2002 Bavaria 32 A privately owned yacht, owner traded to a new larger yacht. Very good condition throughout and comes complete with offshore kit inclusive of liferaft and tender. Call us for full inventory list. EUR 55,000. Tax paid.

At the Salon Nautique de Paris, Beneteau’s new First 45 has just been revealed to an eager public. The Launch was hosted by Madame Roux, Bruno Cathelinais (President of Beneteau Group), Henri Brisse (Vice President of Sales & Marketing), Philippe Briand (First 45, First 50 designer) and Ms Tabarly. Following the success of the recently launched First 50, this new member of the latest generation ‘First’ follows the same philosophies of plush and performance. Acclaimed by critics to be even more sporty than the already impressive First 50, the 45 still provides all the comfort and luxury that has become expected from the leading French shipyard. The modern interior boast style and comfort, with oak woodwork, stainless steel fittings and leather trim. The large skylights make for an airy and fresh interior. Emphasis has also been placed on practicality, with laminated floorboards providing a durable and rugged finish, hand-holds in strategic locations, and very generous living spaces. Plenty of storage space and well thought out ergonomics assure that the boat is just as desirable for family holidays as well as for on the racecourse. A truly seductive combination. Underwater, Philippe Briand has once again worked marvels, producing an efficient and easily driven hull. The powerful fin keel and bulb, coupled with a light and sensitive rudder make for a stiff and responsive boat. The Sports version, with its 18+ metre mast, has plenty of power on tap, with a tapered, 3-spreader mast to extract the maximum out of the sails. The fine entry on the bow makes for easy upwind sailing,

whilst the hard chine on the aft section of the hull guarantees speed and stability once off the wind. On deck, the boat is kitted out with the best equipment available, with harken and Spinlock hardware, and Dyneema running rigging. Crew spaces have also been well thought out, with a large open cockpit, carefully positioned winches, and a clean, clutter-free deck. Cockpit ergonomics have been based on the tried and tested First 40.7, and are aimed at having a boat that is easily manageable in regatta conditions, with a crew of less than ten persons. The aft cockpit is closed off with a beam across the transom, maintaining safety and security without compromising the open plan. The most notable difference from her larger sister is that the First 45 is now sporting a ball-raced mainsail traveller, right across the cockpit floor, with a dual purchase mainsheet led back to the trimmers’ winches. All in all, this new thoroughbred from the European Shipyard of the year promises to live up to its reputation - more FIRST than ever!

Second Melita Marine Group Golf Tournament coming up The second annual edition of the Melita Marine Group Golf Tournament is being held on the 29 February & 1 March 2008, with BICREF once again the charity which proceeds will go to. First place 2007 went to Australian Captain Wayne Williams (M/Y Osprey) with a total score of 129. The longest drive was won by Victor Satariano on the first day and by Tony Farrugia (Cyber Pass Limited) on the

second. Ian Restall (Metalform Malta) won Closest to the Pin on both days. The 2008 event will tee-off on 29 February at the Royal Malta Golf Club for the first 18 holes, while the first day of March will see another round of 18 holes. Winners will be awarded that evening during a lavish Gala dinner and awards presentation at the Portomaso Suite, Hilton Malta. This event stands as the

FEELING 286 Special: 9m sailing yacht with modern 3 double cabin layout. Fully equipped including brand new 18hp Beta marine diesel engine in 2007 ( 2 year warranty), new rigging & electronic equipment, wind instruments, auto pilot, electric anchor windlass etc. An ideal family sailing cruiser, Vat paid, EUR 36,500.00 - Tel: 99495164

14.68m (48ft) Bavaria Sailing Yacht 2001model, Twin wheel large cockpit, 3 Cabin owners version layout all with ensuite heads and showers, one owner from new, fully equipped including new colour radar and chart plotter, lead keel, furlin mast, bow thruster, Volvo diesel engine-only 521hrs. Registered in Malta and VAT paid. EUR 149,000.00

launch of a long-term commitment which Melita Marine Group is to embark on. It also allows for various members of the international yachting community from around the Mediterranean and beyond to meet and compete in a friendly-spirited game of golf, whilst enjoying spectacular sights, unique Maltese hospitality, great entertainment, scrumptious food and wonderful climate.

2002 Beneteau oceanis 393 Designed by Berret-Racoupeau, the Oceanis 393 has fluid waterlines and a well balanced sail plan which guarantee safe and speedy passages, while providing the utmost in comfort for the crew.Roomier, more spacious and boasting some of the best accommodations to be found, the 393 will be sure to please the most scrupulous of sailors EUR 125,000. Tax paid. 2004 Beneteau Oceanis 473 Spacious, powerful family cruiser with a high level of specification, suitable for long-distance blue water cruising with accommodation for for up to eight people. EUR 200,000. Tax paid. 2008 Hanse 470 New Boat delivery for April 2008 - Judel/Vrolyjk design. Beautiful interiors. Epoxy hull construction and modular interior design. The standard boats are equipped for shorthanded performance sailing with North Sails (full batten mainsail), lazyjacks, self tacking headsail with furling, and all controls in the cockpit. from EUR 199,000 Ex-VAT

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13.70m (45ft) Bavaria 44 Exclusive, 1997 model, Foreign owned and registered but VAT paid and lying in Malta, Full extras for round the world short handed cruising, teak deck, Furlin mast, lead keel, bow thruster. Excellent condition, ready for world cruising. EUR 130,000.00

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Beneteau First 27.7 – 2003 Fast, responsive and fun to sail. This Beneteau First is in pristine condition and has been lovingly cared for. Complete with autopilot and wireless instruments. Price: EUR 50,000 Beneteau First 375 - 1987 3 cabin version with a single heads compartment. Hot and cold pressurised water. Electric windlass, bimini and sprayhood. This Beneteau First is still in excellent condition and well taken care of. Price: EUR 59,000 Feeling 1090 – 1990 Volvo 28hp invoard. VHF, Autopilot, GPS, Chartplotter, folding rigging, new standing rigging and many more extras. 3 cabin version with many more extras. 2 mainsails, 2 genoas & Spinnaker. Price: EUR 64,000




Built 2001, L.O.A. 37ft ENGINE: Volvo Per- Built 2006 L.O.A. 30ft ENGINES: 2 X

Built 1988, L.O.A. 42’ 6” ENGINES: 2 x

kins 30HP, furling mainsail and Genoa, very good condition, pontoon berth. PRICE: Lm39, 500 (Eur92, 010) *

225HP Volvo Penta (Petrol) (Eng. Hrs. 9.5hrs) comprehensive inventory. PRICE: Lm40, 000 (Eur93, 175) *

358 HP Volvo Penta, well kept and fully equipped + pontoon berth. PRICE: Lm60, 000 (Eur139, 762) *


CARVER VOYAGER 370 Built 1992,


Built 1989 L.O.A. 32ft ENGINE:

L.O.A.40ft ENGINES: 2 x 230HP

sailing yacht Built 1967, with new

Yanmar 29HP (new 2006), many

Volvo Penta, including pontoon

21HP NANI engine, various sails,

new items in inventory, PRICE: Lm 17, 900 (Eur41,696) *

berth. PRICE: Lm 45,000 (Eur104, 822) *

navigational instruments etc. PRICE: Lm 8, 500 (Eur19, 800) *

Beneteau First 30E – 1983 This performance cruiser has been well taken care of, with recently replaced mast, rigging and engine. Furling genoa, mainsail with lazy bag. Autopilot and many other extras. Price: EUR 35,000 Other Second Sailing Boats boats for sale: J-Boats J92


EUR 35,000

Beneteau Oceanis 510


EUR 207,300

Beneteau First 45f5


EUR 193,200

Beneteau Oceanis 390


EUR 72,200

Beneteau First 35s5


EUR 70,500

Beneteau Monte Carlo 37 NEW Stylish and elegant, powered by twin Volvo 260hp inboards and duoprop sterndrives. Many extras including bowthruster, 20”LCD TV, DVD, radar/GPS/Chartplotter, cockpit grill & fridge. Price: EUR 217,000 + VAT Sea Ray 370 Sundancer – 1995 Twin Cummins 306hp Turbo Diesels recently overhauled. Twin cabins. Excellent condition with many extras including generator, microwave and hydraulic transom platform. Price: EUR 152,000

2006 Sunseeker Manhattan 50

2001 Sunseeker Predator 56 Powerful Off Shore Cruiser with twin 800hp MAN Diesels. Stylish luxury interior and with many extra’s. Only one owner, low hours and immaculate condition throughout. Totally equipped for the Med. Full history.

A beautiful luxury fly bridge sports yacht. This boat has only 140 hours on its powerful twin 800hp MAN diesels. Full MCA coding ready for charter, crew quarters, teak flybridge and a Jet rib are just some of the many extra’s included.

£425,000 VAT paid

£650,000 VAT paid

2001 Sunseeker Camargue 50

Larson 274 Cabrio – 2005 Practically brand new, this family cruiser is powered by a Volvo Penta 260hp inboard diesel. Extras include electric windlass, LCD TV, canvasses, VHF and Chartplotter. Price: EUR 75,000

1988 Fairline 50

A fully maintained and modernised example of Sunseekers classic Sports Cruiser with many extra’s added by current owner giving the boat the highest spec. With a large jet rib garage. Fully equipped for the Med, this boat offers exciting open cockpit cruising with stylish luxury in 6 berth accommodation. Only 350 hours with a full history. A boat that has to be viewed to appreciate its immaculate condition.

An extremely well maintained and modernised boat. The current owner has had the twin TAMD 71-A engines fully reconditioned and rebuilt making this boat a very low hour example of a classic flybridge cruiser. Given the high level of modernisation and refurbishment incl. new covers, new galley equip, new carpets and refurbished decor this boat is amazing value for money and should be seen.

Euro 350,000 VAT paid

£140,000 VAT paid

We are proud to announce an expansion of Sunseeker Malta An International sales brokerage for all makes of boat that will use the professional efficiency associated with the Sunseeker Sales Group brand along with the technical knowledge and vast network Sunseeker has within the International Yacht market. SELLING? Why not let us market and sell your boat within this International network that offers local sales in France, Spain, Italy and Great Britain.

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BUYING? Why not let us find you the ideal boat using our network of high quality boats to be found throughout Europe.

Riva 60 Corsaro


EUR 575,000

Capelli 28


EUR 17,300

Sunseeker Martinique


EUR 109,990

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Sunseeker Sales Group MALTA

Iain Davie Office: +356 21 82 18 83 Mobile: +356 990 39 644 Email:

Trader Marine Yacht Services Ltd. The Treasury, Vittoriosa Sea Front, Vittoriosa CSP 09

Sunseeker builds a range of 21 luxury motoryachts up to 37 metres. Main Street, St Paul’s Bay • Tel: 21 573 278 • Mob: 79732783


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on Beneteau First 355 Year: 1992. Limited European Edition. Interior designed by Philip Starch, still very fresh looking - 3 cabins, 1 head. Good sail wardrobe inc new main sail; electric fridge; new ‘06 interior upholstery; new Simrad Autopilot and batteries. Price: EUR 68,000

Elan 36 LOA: 10,94m, Beam: 3,59m, Powered by Yanmar 3GM30. 3 Spacious cabins with 6/7 berths. Teak interiorand Teak deck. Full instrumentation (Autohelm). Built by ELAN Marine, Slovenia in 1997 and designed by the world-famous designer Rob Humphreys. Equipped with complete sails and spinnaker kit. Valletta registered and VAT paid. ELAN 36 is an exceptionally fast and easily helmed yacht (won several races). Pontoon included. Price: EUR 74,540

Princess 410 (1994) Airconditioned, 3KVA generator, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, saloon. Extended bathing platform, hydraulic gangway. 2X 380HP Volvo Penta, 855 hrs. Includes Garmin GPS Plotter, Autopilot and Shipmate VHF. Price: EUR 188,000 Shuttlecraft Overall length: 14’6”, Beam: 7’3”, Capacity: 5 per (with 2-seater Jet Ski attached), Ski. Standard features: SC Upholstery and Graphics, Bilge Pump, Battery Plate, Non Skid Decking, Stainless Steel hardware and grab handles ratches strap. Reduced to sell. Price: EUR 4,650

M&Na Trading Co. Ltd. Triq il-Kaccatur, Qormi - Malta Tel: (+356) 2149 4440, Fax: +356 2148 9352 - Mobile: +356 7949 2638, -

3488 Avanti Command Bridge Two fully-instrumented helm stations, large self-bailing cockpit, transform platform, VHF radio, digital depth sounder, and trim tabs. The salon offers large cabin windows. There are two double private lockable berths, private head, with separate shower, four-place dinette and a fulllyequipped galley This boat is built for speed and rough water handling capability. Too many extras to mention, but it does come complete with Hot and Cold airconditioning in all rooms, its own trailer, generator, GPS, etc. Price: EUR 128,000

Elan Impression 434 Many extras including electric windows, bow thruster, all electronics including GPS. Radar, Cruiser pack etc. Price: EUR198,000

Sealine 28’ LOA: 8.4m, Beam 3.1m. Extras include: Trailer, 6 berth, 2 showers, toilet, new fridge, 2 V6 engines and 2 auxiliary batteries, oven, grill, hob all gas. Hot and cold water, battery charger, electricity winch, telescopic davits...Price: EUR 36,340

MOONEN 75 1999, 2 x 1350 HP Caterpillar, very good condition EUR 1,750,000

TAYANA 65 1990, centre cockpit sloop, Caterpillar 210 HP, mighty cruiser GBP 350,000

BAYLINER 4550 PILOTHOUSE 1988, 2 x 220 HP HINO, comfortable live-aboard EUR 145,000 reduced

BAVARIA 47 2001, 3 cabins / 3 heads version, comfortable family cruiser EUR 145,000

CARVER 370 VOYAGER 1993, 2 x 230 HP Volvo, fully equipped, bargain price GBP 72,000

CATALINA 42 1991, 3 cabins / 2 heads, ocean going / live-aboard cruiser, ready to go GBP 74,950

DUFOUR 385 GRAND’LARGE 2006, 3cabins / 2 heads, Volvo 40HP, cruising pack, fully equipped, pristine condition, ready to go, VAT paid, must sell ! EUR 155,000 o.n.o.

DUFOUR 12000 CT 1980, GRP, recent refit & upgrades, fully equipped EUR 110,000 reduced

AZIMUT 46 2002 commissioned 2003, 2 x 450 HP Caterpillar, pristine condition EUR 380,000 reduced

DUFOUR 40 GRAND BANKS 42 1979, 2 x 120 HP comfortable live-aboard, 2004, cruiser / racer, pristine condition, immaculate condition fully equipped for club racing GBP 135,000 EUR 177,000

PRINCESS 65 2000, 2 x 1050 HP MAN, GRP with full teak decks, 6+2+2 berths, extremely well priced due to Executors’ Sale! GBP 525,000


PRINCESS 415 1988, 2 x 358 HP Volvo, well soughtafter family cruiser GBP 95,000 reduced

BENETEAU 345 FIRST 1985, ideal family cruiser / racer, fully equipped EUR 52,000

BAVARIA 38 OCEAN 1999, centre cockpit, ideal live-aboard, pristine condition EUR 138,000

DUFOUR 34 2004, Performance Pack, teak deck, pristine condition EUR 99,000 o.n.o.

NIMBUS 4000 1986, 2 x 200 HP Volvo, well-presented, excellent value-for-money EUR 115,000

S & D Yachts (Malta) Limited

“Seabreeze”, G.Cali Street, Ta’Xbiex MSD14, Malta Tel:(+356)21 331515, 21339908 Fax:(+356)21 332259 E-mail: Main Street, St Paul’s Bay • Tel: 21 573 278 • Mob: 79732783

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SEALINE launch a new open sports

cruiser at the 2008 Excel London Boat show

SALONA 34 ANNOUNCED This new Salona model is the perfect example of the approach to boat building that AD Boats has succesfully applied on the whole range of Salona sailing boats. Attractive and slender design follows the style of award winning Salona 37, with her gentle lines, characteristic bow design and many details that make the new Salona look significantly bigger then its 34 feet. Some of the most important design features are the open Mediterranean style cockpit with an optional closed transom bench. The deck surface is sleek with deck hardware suitable for racing, the cabin sporty and with a bow section that easily accommodates furling system under the deck. The true essence of this classic cruiser racer is found in the beautiful and fast hull design and uncompromised construction that give her the ability to sail in all conditions and successfully compete on the racing scene. A special part of the boat building process is the laminated sandwich construction with the internal stanless steel reinforcement. This, together with interior reinforcements creates special stiffness and increases the durability of the boat. With the yard’s special attention to details and customer satisfaction, this boat is a perfect combination of high quality, comfort and performance.

The deck layout of Salona 34 offers plenty of space in the cockpit area, that, together with the cabin integrated spray top makes sailing in the warm and cold waters equally comfortable. Interior layout highlights the designer’s approach dedicated to maximum comfort and functionality. Two large cabins with a large dining area make this boat perfectly suitable for memorable moments spent on the water, with full comfort of on board living. Clearly this boat does not compromise on the interior arrangement, and is fully dedicated to the owner’s pleasure. Starting at just over €100,000, the Salona 34’s standard layout includes two cabins and one head. Harken equipment is inlcuded as standard. The interior is built from solid wood and plywood faced with oak. Cabins are fully equipped with necessaties and comforts. The saloon includes sofas on each side, a removable, foldable table and a lot of storage space in intelligent spaces. The L-shaped galley was fit neatly between the hull and the companionway on the port side and includes stainless steel rectangular sinks, mixing tank, gimbled gas stove with oven and two burners as well as a 50l refrigerator. Standard engines are the Volvo D1 20 130S (saildrive).

Bavaria 34 cruiser

Sealine International is launching the new 35 Sport at the Excel London Boat Show which is currently underway. Perfect for day and weekend cruising, the innovative 35 Sport has a complete wrap around sports windscreen with a distinctive stainless steel frame. To compliment the windscreen low level hand rails are located all around the foredeck with two hooking points adjacent to the anchor locker. These features ensure an easy passage from the cockpit to the bow. There is a large foredeck area with optional cushions for comfortable sunbathing plus the option to add a simple bimini to keep the sun at bay in the cockpit. The clean sophisticated lines of the totally open deck layout together with the low wrap around screen emphasise the fact that this is a boat that has been built for a true wind in the hair boating experience. Designed in conjunction with the acclaimed SC35 Sports Convertible launched in September 2007, the 35 Sport has the same hull which was created by the Sealine in house team in collaboration with Ocke Mannerfelt. Below decks the accommodation is extremely light and spacious and can comfortably sleep up to six guests. There is a large saloon with a skylight which is perfect for entertaining, a very well equipped galley together with an excellent optional entertainment system. The large forward master cabin is reached by a set of double doors and the flexible second cabin has three separate berths which can be converted to form a double and single berth. Separate shower and toilet compartments add to the luxury of the bright contemporary interior. There is an opportunity to extend by some 600mm the already spacious aft platform – this facilitates easy access into the water and is also the perfect location for a small dinghy or other watercraft. The optional Mediterranean styled Swimming Platform comes with an easy to use swim ladder. An anchor light which simply slots into the

carefully located deck fitting offers excellent visibility for night time mooring. Navigation lights are fitted into the front of the foredeck. The new 35 Sport comes with three engine options ranging from 225-300hp. The boat at the show has a striking Sealine blue hull with white decks and light pebble coloured sunbrella cockpit cushions. Also on show is the new SC35, the flagship T60 and T50 luxury motor yachts, the F42/5, F37 and F34 flybridge motor yachts and the S42, SC38 and SC29 Sports convertibles. Also unveiled for the very first time were the design visuals for a new flagship sport cruiser the SC47 due for launch in late summer 2008.

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