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Swedish centre cockpit cruiser

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelAphrodite 42
DesignerCarl Beyer
Boat NameMaratimi
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT Status
LyingTrinidad, Trinidad and Tobago


LOA12.7m (41'0")
LWL10.3m (33'0")
Beam3.7m (12'0")
Draft1.85m (6'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineVolvo Penta MD31A 62hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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    Swedish built high-quality centre cockpit bluewater cruiser for Rex Marin and Carl Beyer. Comprehensively refitted and upgraded for long-distance liveaboard cruising 2017-2023, and now ready for anything.


    Launched in 1998, MARATIMI has had just three private owners since build. Constructed by Rex Marin in Henan (Aphrodite was later incorporated into Najad Yachts) to designs by Carl Beyer, the Aphrodite 42 enjoys an enviable reputation for solid construction, safe & predictable sailing manners and beautiful finishes.

    Purchased by her second owner with a view to embarking on a circumnavigation, MARAITIMI was comprehensively refitted, taking care of all aspects from her hull and deck, through to her rigging, electrics, plumbing and navigation instruments. A particular focus was given towards low energy cruising with installation of wind-vane self-steering, wind generator, solar panels, LED internal lighting and a UV/charcoal water filtration system. Her specification highlights include:-
    • Fin keel with semi-balanced skeg-hung rudder
    • Kiwigrip non-slip deck finish (no teak decks)
    • Volvo Penta 62hp engine with low hours run
    • Bowthruster
    • Copper-coated hull with epoxy system
    • Inmast furling, genoa furling and hank-on staysail
    • Self-tailing winches
    • Recently replaced sail wardrobe
    • B&G instrument package with chart plotter, radar, autopilot and AIS
    • Twin fridges
    • Hot air cabin heating system
    • UV/charcoal water filtration system
    • Wind generator
    • Solar panels with stern gantry
    • Wind vane self-steering gear
    • Completely revised electrical, gas and plumbing installations.
    • New batteries
    • New battery charger
    • LED lighting internally
    • Holding tanks

    Now ashore in Trinidad, MARAILIMI is available for immediate delivery in the Caribbean.


    We purchased MARATIMI from a German university professor who was the second owner of the boat. He had spent a lot of time and resources preparing her for a circumnavigation of the world with his family. Most of the work was carried out by a specialised shipyard in Germany during the period 2017-20 and at a cost of approx. Euro 125,000. Unfortunately, a change in plans meant that their circumnavigation was cancelled, leaving MARATIMI 100% ready to go.

    After owning a various bluewater cruising yachts in the past, including a Bowman 45, and having crossed the Atlantic many times, we were attracted to MARATIMI by her high-quality Swedish construction, her soft-riding underwater profile (long fin keel and skeg-supported rudder) and her complete cruising inventory. While the Aphrodite 42 was available as both a sloop (as is MARATIMI) and a ketch, the sloop version benefits from a taller mast and large genoa area which benefits overall performance and simplifies sail handling.

    MARATIMI is now ashore in Trinidad for the topical storm season.



    RCD Status:
    • We understand the vessel is exempted from the European Recreational Craft Directive as she was first placed into use with EEA waters prior to June 1998.

    Hull Construction:
    • GRP hull construction with balsa core sandwich.
    • Underwater hull sandblasted and 4x coats of epoxy applied during 2017/20 refit
    • Copper coating antifoul system – 2022

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Deck and coachroof areas and also cockpit are of sandwich construction, solid in parts, laminated to the hull.
    • Balsa core removed during 2017/20 refit and replaced with PE foam core.
    • Original teak deck removed during 2017/20 refit, subdeck filled and faired and then finished with KiwiGrip specialist non-slip deck paint – 2022
    • Teak capped bulwark, cockpit coaming and companionway area

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Long fin keel with iron ballast.
    • stainless steel bolts
    • Keel sand-blasted and refinished with epoxy during 2017/20 refit.
    • Semi-balanced GRP skeg-hung rudder – rudder blade overhauled during 2017/2020 refit.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Volvo Penta MD31A 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled marine diesel producing 62hp @ 3,500rpm.
    • Fresh water engine cooling via raw-water intake and heat exchanger

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours – approx. 2,500 as of Summer 2023
    • Date of last engine service – Summer 2023
    • Engine and gearbox comprehensively overhauled during 2017-20 refit

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Stainless steel propeller shaft
    • 3-bladed fixed pitch propeller – 2018
    • Wheel steering with hide covered helm wheel
    • Emergency tiller system, fitting directly to rudder stock.
    • Windpilot Pacific mechanical wind-vane self-steering – 2019/20
    • 12vDC tunnel bowthruster- tunnel and propeller replaced 2019/20


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC domestic and engine start circuits with 220vAC via shorepower

    Battery Banks:
    • 1x 12vDC 100Ah Varta engine start battery – 2023
    • 2x 12vDC 100Ah Vetus AGM anchor windlass and bowthruster batteries – 2018
    • 3x 12vDC 140Ah Vetus AGM service batteries joined in parallel to supply 420Ah @ 12vDC – 2018
    • Battery monitoring system - 2018

    Charging & Inverter:
    • Victron Energy Centaur 12/60 60Amp automatic battery charger – 2019/20
    • Sterling Pro Charge C charge booster - 2019/20
    • 220V/1200W Invertor 2022

    Wind & Solar Power Generation:
    • Superwind wind generator – 2019/20
    • 525w solar panel array on stern gantry – 2019/20
    • 2x Voltronic MPP charge controllers – 2019/20

    • 12vDC engine-mounted alternator

    Shore Power:
    • 220vAC 50Hz shore power with 220vAC sockets throughout interior.

    Other Electrical:
    • 12vDC charging outlets at switch panel and in cockpit
    • All electrical cabling and AC/DC panel replaced 2019/20


    • Complete replacement of all through hole fittings and plumbing hoses (fresh water, salt water and grey water) – 2019/20

    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised hot and cold water system with 12vDC high pressure pump - 2019/20
    • Hot water generated by engine calorifier and via 220vAC immersion heater element in well insulatedcapacity hot water storage tank
    • Manual fresh/salt water supply to galley via footpump.

    Water Purification:
    • Purion carbon and UV water filtration system (not desalination) for purifying fresh drinking water – 2019/20

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Manual bilge pump – 2019/20
    • 12vDC electric bilge pump – 2019/20

    • Gas locker with supplies to galley and aft deck for Magma BBQ grill – completely replaced and rebuilt 2019/20


    • 250 litres fuel capacity in 1x stainless steel tank.
    • Fuel tank cleaned and installation of inspection hatches – 2019/20

    Fresh Water:
    • 700 litres fresh water capacity in 3x tanks

    Holding Tanks:
    • Tank fitted with fittings for charge overboard via gravity or deck discharges.


    Navigation Instruments:
    • Plotter B&G Zeus 3-9” MFD – 2019/20
    • Radar (B&G Halo 20+) – 2019/20
    • B&G Triton2 SDW package (wind/depth/speed) -2019/20
    • B&G Triton digital display – 2019/20
    • Compass B&G Precision 9 – 2019/20
    • B&G GPS Antenna – 2019/20
    • AIS B&G V 3100 B transmitter and receiver – 2019/20
    • NMEA Multiplexer – 2019/20
    • Robertson hydraulic autopilot
    • Steering compass

    Communications Equipment:
    • B&G VHF Marine Radio – 2019/20


    • Mobilife gas stove with 2x burners and oven
    • 12vDC top-loading and front-loading refrigerators – compressor replaced 2019/20
    • Additional top-loading 12vDC fridge/freezer located aft of chart table.
    • Sink with pressurised, hot & cold fresh drinking water supplies.
    • Manual fresh/salt water supply to galley sink

    • 2x Jabsco manual marine heads – 2019/20
    • Both heads can discharge overboard, aft also to independent holding tank.
    • Hot & cold pressurised shower

    • LED lighting throughout interior with dimmer – 2019/20


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 6 berths in two cabins plus saloon.
    • Double forward cabin with en-suite heads.
    • Offset double berth in aft cabin with en-suite heads.
    • Two occasional saloon berths via settees to port and starboard

    Accommodation Finish:
    • All interior woodwork in mahogany with hand rubbed satin finish
    • Floors are varnished teak with inlaid holly stripes
    • Saloon and aft cabin ceilings have panelling of white vinyl with mahogany strips
    • Curtains fitted for all skylights and portholes
    • Solid handrails throughout the interior for easy movement offshore
    • White laminate surfaces for galley and heads
    • Blue grey cloth upholstery in accommodation cabins


    • Masthead rigged sloop.
    • Seldén keel stepped, double spreader, silver anodised alloy mast.
    • Seldén silver anodised alloy spars.
    • Stainless steel standing rigging - 2020
    • In mast furling mainsail system
    • Selden Furlex genoa furler – 2019/20
    • Removable inner forestay
    • Rod vang with block & tackle adjustment
    • Mechanical adjustable backstay
    • Genoa and jib sheet deck tracks
    • Aluminium spinnaker pole stowed vertically on adjustable mast track
    • Maststeps
    • Walder boom-break

    • 2x Lewmar 2-speed self-tailing primary winches in cockpit
    • 2x Lewmar 2-speed self-tailing halyard secondary winches in cockpit
    • 2x 2-speed self-tailing halyard winches on mast

    • Hydranet vertically battened mainsail 44sqm – 2019/20
    • Hydranet furling 120% genoa – 2019/20 (new UV strip 2022)
    • Dacron touring hank-on staysail 22sqm – 2019/20
    • Dacron touring orange storm jib 12sqm – 2019/20
    • Dacron touring orange trysail 9sqm – 2019/20

    • Fixed aluminium framed windscreen forward of cockpit
    • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
    • Stainless steel stanchions mounted on caprail with stainless steel guardwires.
    • Guardwire gates port and starboard with central gate in pushpit to access transom.
    • Stainless steel mast pulpits
    • Cockpit table
    • Outboard bracket on stern pulpit
    • Folding stainless steel swimming ladder
    • Stainless steel aft targa-gantry for mounting solar panels
    • Stainless steel transom pole for wind generator
    • 2x Lewmar opening hull ports, 4x Lewmar deckhead hatches and 4x Lewmar opening superstructure ports – 2019/20

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Stemhead roller with self-stowing anchor.
    • Lofrans 12vDC electric anchor windlass – motor replaced 2022
    • Rocna 25kgs anchor with 60m of 10mm galvanised chain - 2023
    • Bruce galvanised stern anchor
    • Warps and fenders.

    Canvas Work:
    • Blue canvas sprayhood with stainless steel frame and tent extension to cover cockpit area.
    • Blue canvas bimini with folding stainless steel frame
    • Canvas protective covers for genoa and staysail furlers, vang, spinnaker pole, winches and helm wheel
    • Custom full deck area cover – 2021

    Tender & Outboard:
    • AB aluminium bottom inflatable tender – 2022
    • Suzuki 8hp 4-stroke outboard engine

    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as Liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    Navigation Lights:
    • LED navigation lights

    • 6-man cannister liferaft mounted within pushpit bracket
    • MOB recovery sling

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Trinidad

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker : Alex Grabau
    Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715
    Email: info@grabauinternational.com

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