0 2002 Stella Polare Starkel Star 60 For Sale | Grabau International Yacht Brokerage


€445,000 tax paid

2003-launched Starkel performance sloop

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelStella Polare Starkel Star 60
DesignerRoberto Starkel / Vismara
Boat NameArabesque
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingLiguria, Italy


LOA18.31m (60'0")
LWL15.1m (49'0")
Beam4.91m (16'0")
Draft2.85m (9'0")
Hull ConstructionComposite - wood epoxy & carbon
EngineYanmar 4LHA-HTE 150hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Michele Antonini
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+39 333 74 89 281

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    Supremely elegant wood epoxy and carbon performance cruising yacht, custom built to the highest standards and extensively updated and refitted in recent seasons. A very special yacht with unparallel level of comfort.


    From the board of Roberto Starkel, ARABESQUE, launched as Birillo IV, is the first one of four Starkel 60’s built by the Base Nautica Stella Polare shipyard in Fiumicino, Italy, namely: Birillo IV, Ikarus II, Marie Claire (the second was a Vismara project, built to the order of the former Italian Prime Minister Massimo Dalema) and Grande Orazio. All of them highly successful on the regatta circuit as well as being an excellent offshore cruising yacht. ARABESQUE was commissioned from an experienced owner after having seen the Stella Polare Starkel 56 KHIVA, launched just a couple of years before. Built in cold-moulded Mahogany with carbon structures with stainless steel structures to an extremely high specification by the Artisans at Base Nautica Stella Polare.

    Featuring a special cast iron cruising draft keel and custom-made keel stepped Sparkraft aluminium rig with aluminium Park Avenue boom, ARABESQUE is a thoroughbred sailing yacht with all the benefits of wood epoxy construction – namely low weight, high stiffness and unparalleled insulation against noise, heat and vibration. Although not well suited to production manufacture (as the hulls cannot be moulded on a production line as with GRP), wood epoxy is considered by many to be the optimum material for performance cruising yachts and alongside a string of notable carbon fibre built yachts launched in recent years (with a number of new designs in this construction launched in recent years and due for launch in 2023).

    Internally, ARABESQUE is a beautifully executed cherry and maple interior featuring a luxurious interiors with two aft cabins with ensuite heads, owner cabin forward with twin beds and a further crew cabin portside with ensuite head (now converted in a locker but that can be easily retrofitted) plus one forepeak.

    Now in her second ownership, ARABESQUE has been well maintained and lightly used from her owner and his family as a family summer cruiser.

    ARABESQUE’ specification highlights include:-
    • Carbon-reinforced mahogany cold-moulded construction with stainless steel structures
    • 3-guest cabins, further guest/crew cabin. Each cabin with ensuite head.
    • Teak deck
    • Cherry and maple interior construction
    • Twin cockpit deck configuration with centre guests cockpit
    • Shallow draft 2,85m keel version
    • Sparkraft aluminium rig with aluminium Park Avenue boom
    • Self-tacking staysail
    • Electric winches
    • All winches in the aft cockpit
    • Electric furling genoa
    • Electric furling staysail
    • Carbon fibre removable bowsprit
    • Fully-battened mainsail system with low-friction battencars, stackpack and lazyjacks
    • All sail controls led aft to cockpit with sub-deck halyards
    • Sanguinetti retractable mooring winch
    • MaxPower Vip bowthruster – 2023
    • Yanmar 150hp diesel engine
    • Fisher Panda 12kw generator
    • Gel battery banks
    • Watermaker – 2022
    • Diesel fired cabin heating
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Cherry interior joinery
    • LED lighting
    • Electro hydraulic retractable gangway
    • Electro hydraulic folding transom with bathing platform
    • Raymarine Axiom recently replaced chartplotters – 2023


    A boat designed for long voyages, robust thanks to the sophisticated construction in technological wood. Fast and balanced hull. Among the strong points are the fully customizable interiors and a well-organized deck that allows easy management even for a small crew. a hull for the few, for those who want a boat out of the ordinary.



    The Stella Pollare shipyard in Fiumicino was opened in 1971 and quickly became renowned for their speciality in classic and modern laminated wood construction and refit of one-off and semi-series yachts. With over 60 yachts launched since with the largest at 80 feet, the Starkel designed Star 60 is perhaps one of the most famous. Winning the ‘Naval Academy Trophy of Livorno’ for best project, the design demonstrated the abilities of the Stella Pollare shipyard to produce a modern, high-technology and high performing yacht using a marriage of tried & tested wood epoxy construction and latest-generation carbon fibre structures.



    RCD Status:
    • CE Certification class A Ocean

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Carbon-reinforced mahogany cold-moulded construction with stainless steel structures
    • Blue painted topsides
    • Teak laid side decks and cockpit

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Cast Iron Keel
    • Balanced rudder


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4LHA-HTE 150hp 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine producing 150hp @ 3,300rpm
    • Freshwater cooled engine.
    • Reduction gearbox Hurth-ZF with shaft drive
    • Single lever engine control.
    • Engine hours – approx. 3,200 as of end of 2022.
    • Date of last engine service: summer 2022

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Max Power VIP 24vDC bowthruster – 2023
    • Gori 3-bladed folding propeller
    • Wheel steering with hide covered stainless steel
    • Emergency tiller.


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power, generator or inverter

    Battery Banks:
    • 1x 12vDC 110Ah engine start battery
    • 1x 12vDC 70Ah generator start battery
    • 16x 12vDC 140Ah Gel service battery bank providing 1120Ah at 24vDC – 20??
    • 1x 12vDC 145Ah with Mastervolt DC-CD converter
    • Parallel safety connection between engine and generator batteries

    • Fisher panda 12Kw diesel generator
    • Generator hours: approx. 183 as of end 2022
    • Date of last generator service: 2022

    • 2x 24vDC-75Ah Mastervolt Automatic battery charger
    • 1x 12vDC Mastervolt automatic battery charger
    • 24vDC – 220V Mastervolt Inverter

    • 12vDC engine alternator
    • 150A 24vDC alternator for service battery bank

    Other Electrical:
    • 220vAC shore power with isolator and circuit breaker
    • Electric panel with circuit breakers at chart table


    Fresh Water:
    • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well-insulated 80 litre hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element.
    • 2x Gianneschi high pressure water pumps

    • Reverse osmosis Schenker watermaker 150litres/hour – 2022

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 2x Gianneschi Electric bilge pumps
    • Manual bilge pumps


    • Fuel capacity approx. 550 litres in 5 stainless steel tanks.
    • All of them connected and with one boarding cap

    Fresh Water:
    • Fresh water capacity approx. 600 litres in 3 stainless steel tanks

    Holding Tanks:
    • 2x stainless steel 50litres black water holding tanks
    • Each one with macerator pump and three way valve

    • Raymarine Axiom Plus 11 chartplotter on the chart table
    • 2x Raymarine Axiom Plus 7 chartplotter on the starboard side steering column and in the centre cockpit
    • Updated C-Map and Navionics chartable
    • Scan array Raymarine pathfinder radar RL80Cplus
    • 2x Raymarine ST60 wind
    • 2x Raymarine ST60 speed
    • 2x Raymarine ST60 depth
    • 4x Raymarine multi display
    • The above are located on aft and centre companionway
    • Raymarine 400G AST autopilot with 3 command and remote control
    • Navtex Nav ICS4
    • Windex

    Communications Equipment:
    • Sailor VHF with speaker in the cockpit
    • AIS class B


    • Gimballed Alpes Inox gas stove with 4-burners and oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Twin stainless steel sinks with fresh water supply
    • Front and top opening refrigerators
    • Additional freezer
    • Acquatravel fresh water filter with dedicated faucet

    • 3x 24vDC electric marine heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised showers

    • Washing machine in the galley area

    • Eberspacher diesel fired hot air cabin heating

    • LED lighting

    • Flat screen TV in saloon with DVD reader
    • Stereo system with three amplifier unites: 2 speakers in saloon, plus 4 in centre and aft cockpit speakers – the latter replaced in 2022


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • 8 guest berths in owner’s double cabin forward, twin guest cabins aft, further guest or crew bunk cabin in portside. Three heads plus further head in the crew cabin now converted in wardrobe
    • Tecma electric heads
    • Grey water tanks for shower with manual and automatic pumps to discharge directly overboard

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Cherry wood veneered joinery
    • Maple wood ceiling
    • Lightweight sandwich construction soleboards
    • White leatherette upholstery
    • White cloth curtains

    Summary of Accommodation From Forward:
    • Forepeak sails locker.
    • Twin bends large owner’s forward cabin with hanging lockers.
    • Owner’s ensuite heads with shower box
    • Large saloon with U-shaped settee to portside and centre settee in the saloon
    • Galley aft of saloon area to starboard with linear counter.
    • Chart table area aft in between the aft twin cabins with direct access from the aft cockpit.
    • Guest/Crew portside cabin with 2 bunk beds and head now converted in wardrobe (can be retrofitted)
    • Twin aft double cabins with ensuite heads with shower. Hanging lockers.


    • Sparcract aluminium keel stepped mast
    • Sparcraft aluminium Park Avenue boom
    • 3-sets of spreaders
    • 5° Swept-back spreaders
    • Stainless steel rod standing rigging – Navtec 2015
    • Mainsail Harken battencar system
    • Navtec hydraulics for backstay, vang, genoa halyard, staysail halyard and outhaul
    • Rigid vang
    • Bamar EFJ hydraulic genoa furler with remote control
    • Bamar EFJ hydraulic staysail furler with remote control
    • Selftacking staysail
    • Harken deck gear
    • Carbon fibre removable bowsprit for gennaker and Code0
    • Adjustable Harkne mainsheet track forward of steering column
    • 2x 110cm stainless steel sterring wheel with Solimar steering colums
    • Solimar cable steering system
    • Checkstays
    • Lazyjacks
    • Facnor furler for Code0
    • Spinlock XC stopper

    • 2x 74 2 speed self-tailing powered winches for genoa
    • 2x 56 2 speed self-tailing powered winches for main sheet
    • 2x 53 2 speed self-tailing winches for gennaker/Code0/running backstays
    • 2x 53 2 speed self-tailing winches for the staysail

    • Full batten Kevlar main sail
    • Furling Kevlar genoa
    • Furling dacron staysail
    • Code0 with Facnor furler
    • Gennaker with snuffer

    • Guardwire stanchions and twin guardwires
    • Side boarding gates
    • Cockpit table
    • Electro hydraulic retractable gangway
    • Electro hydraulic folding transom with bathing platform with teak and steps

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Lofrans 24vDC 2000W anchor windlass with control and remote control with chain counter
    • Maggi 12mm approx. 80m anchor chain
    • Anchor Delta 30Kg
    • Spare folding anchor “Ammiraglio”
    • Sanguinetti 1000W retractable mooring windlass on foredeck
    • Salt water pump

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Zodiac inflatable tender 240cm with rigid bottom
    • Mercury 2stroles 4Hp outboard engine

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Sprayhood
    • Awning
    • Cockpit cushions
    • Lazybag


    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:
    • Over 50NM safety euquipments
    • 8person iferaft
    • EPIRB
    • MOB
    • Fire extinguishers

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Liguria, Italia

    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

    Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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