€390,000 tax paid

Comprehensively refitted TSDY from De Vries

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelDe Ruiter De Vries Lentsch 19m Navetta
DesignerDe Vries Lentsch
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingNaples, Italy


Engine2x Cummins 6BTA5-9M3 225hp
Engine Hours410
Fuel Capacity4000l
Max Speed18.52kph
Hull ConstructionSteel
Drinking Water Capacity3000l


Elegant traditional gentleman’s motor yacht from the legendary De Vries Lentch and Dutch build by De Ruiter in 1976. Comprehensively refitted in 2005/6/7.


MEDISTAR represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a comprehensively refitted motor yacht that combines to two of the most famous names in luxury motor yacht manufacturer. Built in steel by De Ruiter of Holland to designs by the legendary De Vries Lentsch, MEDISTAR is every bit the mini superyacht.

MEDISTAR was built for the Krupp family for their own use with the very best quality steel available with no limit to the construction budget. The Krupp family, a prominent 400-year old German dynasty from Essen, have become famous for their production of steel (In 1999 the Krupp firm merged with Thyssen AG to form ThyssenKrupp AG, a large industrial conglomerate). The strength of the Krupp steel became so famous that the word Krupp is today a synonymous of strength in Germany. MEDISTAR was later sold to the Zanussi family, one of the most important Italian industrial families, and then later a lawyer from Naples. In 2005 a charter company bought MEDISTAR as a flagship boat for their charter company and converted the yacht to a luxurious Navetta for charter with an extensive refit carried out plus the fitment of new Naiad roll stabilizers to improve comfort at sea.

Her refit highlights included:
• Redesign of her flybridge with fitment of second helm controls
• Redesign of stern with opening pushpit to allow easy access to the aft cockpit
• Hull sand-blasted and repainted
• Fitment of new Cummins 6-cylinder diesels
• Overhaul of all machinery spaces
• Overhaul of stabilisers
• Fitment of twin Onan generators
• Refitting of electrical systems
• Fitment of new Raytheon navigation systems
• Fitment of watermaker
• Upgrading of air-conditioning system
• Complete overhaul and updating of domestic equipment
• Naiad roll stabilizer

Now very seriously for sale, MEDISTAR is offered at a fraction of the price of her stablemates of similar provenance or refit history.


“MEDISTAR is a fantastic Dutch build Navetta for cruising in style. She cruises at 10 knots at 2000 rpm with a 40 litres per hour consumption (50 l/h with generator running). Her structures has been checked in 2017 and she is in good condition after more than 40 years. She is an evergreen design with which you will fall in love”


De Vries Lentsch Yachts B.V. has its origin in 1878 when De Vries Lentsch started as builder and designer of wooden rowing boats for the port of Amsterdam. The yard was situated at the North of Amsterdam and constructed an enormous number of life boats, particularly after the disaster of the Titanic, and started with the construction and sale of sailing yachts and motorboats which gained a worldwide reputation.

After the second world war the yard participated in the Feadship organisation and produced a series of high class motor yachts in the 1950's. In 1960 the design department of the yard split off marking the start of De Vries Lentsch Yacht Designers & Naval Architects. Since then over a thousand designs have been produced. All the projects have a recognizable De Vries Lentsch style!



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the vessel is exempt from the EU’s Recreational Craft Directive as she was first placed into use with EEA waters prior to 16th June 1998.

Hull Construction:
• Steel hull construction
• Aft keel with p-backets for propeller shafts
• Hull sandblasted and repainted – 2006
• Stern modified to allow stern access – 2005/6

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Steel deck and superstructure construction
• Side decks, bridge and aft cockpit laid in Flexiteak - 2005


Engine & gearbox:
• 2x Cummin 6BTA5-9M3 6-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engines producing 225hp each - 2005
• Shaft drive with reduction gearboxes
• Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intakes and heat exchangers
• Electronic engine controls at main bridge and at flybridge
• 4x Racor fuel/water filters
• Engine room refitted with new paint and insulation – 2005/6
• Cruising speed – 9/10 knots

Service & Maintenance:
• Engine hours – approx. 410 as of December 2017
• Engines overhauled - 2005
• Date of last engine service – 2017

Propulsion & Steering:
• 3-bladed propellers
• Twin rudders with hydraulic steering system

• Naiad hydraulic fin stabilisers with electronic control


Voltage systems:
• 24vDC primary domestic system with 220v AC via generators or inverter
• Electrics refitted 2007 with new AC/DC panel

Battery Banks:
• Engine, generator and start batteries in 12v and 24v banks

Charging / Inverter:
• 220vAC battery charger
• Inverter

• Onan 23kw day generator - 2006
• Onan 7.5kw night generator - 2006
• 2x Racor fuel/water filter systems for generators

• 24vDC engine-mounted alternators

Other Electrical:
• 220vAC shorepower system


Fresh Water:
• Pressurised fresh water system via 24vDC pressure pumps
• Hot water supplied via engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in well-insulated hot water tank

• 220vAC reverse-osmosis watermaker producing approx. 100 litres per hour - 2005

Bilge Pumps:
• Bilge pumps


• 4,000 litres fuel capacity in 2x 2,000 litres stainless steel tanks

Fresh Water:
• 3,000 litres fresh water capacity in 3x stainless steel tanks

Holding Tanks:
• 1x 600 litres black water holding tank


• Furuno 64Nm open-array radar scanner – 2004
• Raymarine 48Nm closed-array radar scanner – 2004
• Raymarine 800m echo sounder – 2004
• Raytmarine RL-CRC colour chart plotter, GPS and radar display – 2004
• Raymarine wind transducer and display - 2004
• Raymarine speed and log display – 2004
• Dual station autopilot
• Bow camera - 2004

Communications Equipment:
• Sailor VHF
• Skanti SSB
• Satellite phone
• Intercom system


• Miele 220vAC Induction hob with 4 burners – 2006
• Miele oven and grill – 2006
• 220vAC combination microwave
• 2x front opening refrigerators operating via 24vDC and 220vAC
• Dishwasher

• 24vDC vacuum flush heads
• Hot & cold pressurised showers in all heads
• 5kgs washing machine

Heating & Ventilation:
• 220vAC air-conditioning system – updated 2006 with fitment of Gianneschi pumps
• Raymarine satellite TV dome – 2006
• LCD TV in saloon in retractable cabinet
• LCD TV in galley
• Wi-Fi repeater
• Hi-Fi system with speakers


Summary of Accommodation:
• 6 Guest berths in 3 cabins, plus 2 heads with separate showers. Separate crew accommodation.
• V-cabin forward
• Guest cabin aft plus general guest heads
• Master cabin amidships
• Ensuite heads to master cabin
• Crew cabin with heads aft
• Large aft saloon with u-shaped dinette
• Bar seating area amidships accessed via corridor from aft saloon to port.
• Galley area accessible to bar area and also accessible from aft saloon to starboard.
• Forward bridge area.
• Hatch from galley to flybridge area

Accommodation Finish:
• Mahogany joinery
• Light wood joinery in forward cabin
• Teak & holly floors
• Carpeting
• Red leather upholstery
• Tiled heads
• Vinyl headlinings


• Antenna mast above false-funnel
• Teak table for 8 with umbrella on upper sun deck
• Teak dining table with chairs for aft cockpit
• Hydraulic tender crane on flybridge
• Varnished wooden guardrail
• Opacmare elecrtro-hydraulic gangway – 2005
• LED underwater lights - 2007

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Twin anchors with windlass
• Warps and fenders

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Tender cover
• Table and umbrella covers
• Sunbathing cushion for flybridge

Tender & Outboard:
• Novurania 4.10m RIB tender
• Yamaha 40hp 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.

Life saving:
• 2x cannister liferafts

Viewing arrangements

Lying Naples, Italy

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: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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