1941
Year
BENETTI
Builder
163' 9" (49.9m)
Length
5
Cabins

FRANCESCO PETRARCA - 1941 163' 9" BENETTI
Marseille France
€1,900,000 EUR


Yacht for sale is a 1941 BENETTI 163' 9" "FRANCESCO PETRARCA" Schooner in Marseille, France.


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LENGTH 49.9m
BUILDER BENETTI
ASKING PRICE €1,900,000 EUR
BUILT (REFIT) 1941 (2021)
BEAM 8.5m
DRAFT N/A
MX SPEED 12 Knots
CRUISING SPEED 10 Knots
CABINS 5
GROSS TONNAGE 282.00
DISPLACEMENT N/A
LOCATION Marseille, France
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FULL SPECIFICATIONS

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

  1. MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

    TYPE
    • Schooner
    BUILDER
    • Benneti, Viareggio, Italy
    HULL NO.
    • 20326
    NAVAL ARCHITECT
    • Anselmi Boretti Integral Designs
    EXTERIOR DESIGN
    • Anselmi Boretti Integral Designs
    YEAR
    • 1941
    REFIT
    • 2021
    CLASSIFICATION
    • (A1 60nm)
    CONSTRUCTION
    • Oakplanks on oakframes + inner planking
    CREW
    • Up to 12
    FLAG
    • Malta
    ENGINES
    • 2 x 336 kW (451 Hp) Caterpillar 3406 E6
    GT
    • 275
    NT
    • 82
    DISPLACEMENT
    • Approx. 383 tons light ship
    CALL SIGN
    • 9HB7728
  2. DIMENSIONS

    LOA
    • 44.35m / 145' 6"
    LWL
    • 31.75m / 104' 2"
    BEAM
    • 8.50m / 27' 11"
    DRAFT
    • 4.00m / 13' 1" max
  3. SPEED & RANGE UNDER POWER

    MAXIMUM SPEED
    • 12.00 knots
    CRUISING SPEED
    • 8.00 knots
    RANGE
    • 3,000nm at 8.00 knots
    FUEL CONSUMPTION
    • 50 litres/hour (13 US gallons) at 8.00 knots
  4. CAPACITIES

    ACCOMMODATION
    • 10 x Guests in 5 cabins
    CREW
    • 6 x Crew in 3 cabins
    FUEL
    • 25,000 litres / 6,604 US gallons
    FRESH WATER
    • 10,000 litres / 2,642 US gallons
    HOLDING TANK
    • 8,000 litres / 2,113 US gallons
    GREY WATER
    • 400 litres / 106 US gallons
    BLACK WATER
    • 1,500 litres / 396 US gallons
    WATERMAKER
    • 4,000 litres / 878 US gallons
  5. ACCOMMODATION

    MASTER SUITE
    • Queen size bed, bathroom
    GUEST CABINS
    • 1 x Double room with bathroom
    • 1 x Twin cabin with bathroom
    • 2 x Twin cabins with shared bathroom
    DINING ROOM
    • Seating for 10 x guests
    MAIN SALOON
    • Seating for 10 x guests
    MAIN DECK
    • Seating for 10 x guests
    GALLEY
    • Seating for 6 x guests
    TOP DECK
    • Table seating 8 x guests
    • 6 x Sunbeds on the sundeck
    CREW
    • 3 x Cabins, 3 x bathrooms
  6. MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

    ENGINES
    • 2 x 336 kW (451 Hp) Caterpillar 3406 E6 Diesel
    ENGINE HOURS
    • As of 01st Feb 2022:
    • Port: 11,065 hours
    • Starboard: 11,045 hours
    GENERATORS
    • 2 x 75 kW (101 Hp) Perkins Phaser 1000
    GENERATOR HOURS
    • As of 01st Feb 2022:
    • Port: 24,800 hours
    • Starboard: 23,700 hours
    SHORE POWER
    • 63A
    TOILET SYSTEM
    • Hamann AG pump system
    WATER MAKER(S)
    • Dessalator, pump system
    STEERING SYSTEM
    • Hydraulic
    PROPELLER
    • 2 x 3-bladed
    AIR CONDITIONING
    • Climma CWS 1302
    GEARBOX
    • Twin ratio
    RUDDER ANGLE
    • 30°
    BATTERIES
    • 2 x 24V Engine
    • 2 x 24V service
    • 2 x 12V generators
    TYPE
    • 180ah 12V
    FUEL SEPERATOR
    • Separ fuel seperator
    • Racor filters
  7. COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

    VHF
    • Simrad RS90, ICOM IC-M330
    SSB
    • JRC NTD-2150
  8. DECK EQUIPMENT

    ANCHOR WINDLASSES
    • 11 kW anchor windlasses
    AFT WARPING CAPSTANS
    • 2 x Capstans 2kW
    ANCHORS
    • 2 x 800kg
    ANCHOR CHAINS
    • 2 x 120m
    BOAT CRANE & DAVITS
    • SWL 990 kg
    PASSERELLE
    • 1 x Passerelle
    SIDE BOARDING LADDER
    • 1 x Side boarding ladder
    SIDE BOARDING GANGWAY
    • 2 x Side boarding gangways
    AWNINGS
    • 2 x Awnings
  9. ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT

    MAIN SALOON / DINING
    • Samsung Smart TV
    • Track vision receiver & automatic switchbox
    • Sony HiFi system
    • 2 x Bose Speakers
    • 2 x Portable JBL party box 300
    SEATING AFT DECK
    • 4 x Sony speakers
    GALLEY
    • 1 x Smart TV
    CAPTAIN’S CABIN
    • 1 x TV
  10. GALLEY & LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT

    GALLEY
    • 2 x Refrigerators
    • Kitchen hob
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Electric grill
    • Coffee machine
    • Blender & other small kitchen appliances
    LAUNDRY
    • 1 x Washing machine
    • 2 x Dryers
    • Steam iron
  11. SECURITY & SAFETY EQUIPMENT

    SAFETY
    • 5 x Lifebouys
    • 4 x Inflatable life rafts for 8-person
    • 1 x Rescue boat for 12 persons
    • 2 x Line throwing appliances
    • 6 x Rocket parachute flares
    • 6 x Red hand flares
    • 26 x Lifejackets
    • 2 x Survival craft portable radios
    • 16 x Thermal protective AID
    • 2 x Immersion suits
    • First aid kit
    • Primary & secondary means of escape
    • EPIRB
    • SART
    • Float smoke signal
    • Emergency Exit
    • Assembly station

    SECURITY
    • Smoke, light & temperature detector alarms
    • Bilge alarm

    FIRE FIGHTING
    • Fire plan
    • 2 x B-class door
    • Space monitored by heat detector
    • General alarm
    • 3 x Horn fire alarms
    • 11 x Smoke detectors
    • CO2 release horn alarm
    • Fire alarm panel
    • CO2 fire extinguisher 9 kg
    • 9 x Powder fire extinguishers 6kg
    • Portable foam fire extinguisher 20L
    • CO2 fire extinguisher 5kg
    • Fire pump
    • Portable emergency fire pump
    • 2 x Bilge pumps
    • 3 x Fire valves
    • 3 x Fire hoses, 20m with nozzle jet and fog
    • 2 x Fire dampers for machinery space
    • 2 x Lockers with fireman outfit
    • Remote control ventilation shot off
    • Remote control for fuel oil valves
    • Remote release station
    • 2 x Fixed fire-extinguishing installation CO2
    • 2 x Fire smothering blankets
  12. TENDERS & WATERSPORTS EQUIPMENT

    TENDERS
    • 1 x Zodiac Pro 5.5 with 110 Hp engine

    WATER SPORTS
    • Jet- ski Yamaha wave runner 1200
    • 2 x WhiteShark MIX underwater scooter
    • Wakeboard
    • Paddleboard
    • Stand Up paddle board
    • Inflatable water toys
  13. REFIT & MAINTENANCE NOTES

    During 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 / 2021 the following major works were done:

    Complete refurbishment of guest and crew cabins, bathrooms, saloon, kitchen etc. (wooden walls relined and restored to their original condition, bathrooms, plumbing, air conditioning, floors, etc.

    • 2017:

      • Replacement of the ball bearings in the left axle
      • Major work undertaken to complete cleaning and testing of the lubrication system by dismantling the drive axle
    • 2018:

      • Sensors on the main engines changed
      • Installation of completely new navigation equipment (radar, plotter, GPS, antenna, etc.)
      • New lighting equipment of 24V throughout the yacht
      • New anti-lightning rods installed
      • New radio stations installed
    • 2019:

      • Calibration of the propellers
    • 2020 / 2021:

      • Re-registration to Malta completed, commercial registration underway
    • 2021:

      • New middle mast (major work due to installation and removal on land)
      • Refurbishment on the front and rear masts and re-calibration in 2021
      • New cables for all masts
  14. COMMENTS

    One of the most outstanding ships ever built at the Benetti shipyard was the sailing vessel now named “Francesco Petrarca”. Built in wood, her keel was laid up in 1939. She was launched in 1941 under the name “Gerlando” and was built to transport marble between Carrara, just up the Tuscan coast from Viareggio, to Alexandria in Egypt – a classic route for a classic cargo! It is interesting to note that, as late as the 1940’s, sail-powered vessels were still considered economically viable for the transportation of certain types of cargo. In 1961, the engineer Giorgio Varvaro, saw the ship languishing in an Egyptian port. It was love at first sight for Varvaro, who bought the vessel and entrusted the project of her repair and conversion to a yacht to the newly graduated naval architect Franco Anselmi Boretti. Under Anselmi Boretti’s direction, the massive refit and conversion project was carried out at the Valdettaro yard. At her launching the vessel, now converted to an elegant yacht, was re-christened “Taitu”.

    She’d been re-rigged as a three masted staysail schooner. Subsequently, Camper & Nicholson shipyard did some additional work on the yacht, under the supervision of marine surveyors from the American Bureau of Shipping. Her owner cruised the yacht extensively for the next 20 years, finally selling her to an English company who christened her as “Raphaelo”.

    In 1999 she was bought by another English company. After a total refit in the port of Marseille she was christened “Francesco Petrarca” remembering the renaissance poet who was born in Arezzo just 100 miles from Viareggio.

    Further refits, upgrades and works followed, as noted above. Francesco Petrarca has been well maintained and had dry docking periods every year.

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