€490,000 tax paid

High-spec 2-owner cutter-rigged ketch

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelTa Chiao Scorpio 72
DesignerRobert Perry
Boat NameAlhena
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingTyrrhenian Sea, Italy


LOA21.97m (72'0")
LWL19.84m (65'0")
Beam5.23m (17'0")
Draft2.2m (7'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EnginePerkins Sabre T6 3544 220hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Michele Antonini
Broker - Grabau International Italia

+39 333 74 89 271

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    Traditional ketch-rigged GRP bluewater cruising yacht to designs by Robert Perry and construction by Ta Chiao. Same ownership for past 20yrs and boasting a fantastic versatile 5-cabin interior layout.


    Built to designs by Robert Perry and constructed by Ta Chiao Shipbuilding Co. for Scorpio Marine Ltd, this beautifully appointed Scorpio 72 is one of the 30 examples built by Ta Chiao between 1982 and 1991. ALHENA has been bought from her original owner in 2001 and since then lightly used for family cruising with some occasional chartering.

    Her specification highlights include:-
    • GRP construction
    • Long-fin keel configuration with fully-skegged rudder and shallow 2.20m draft
    • Teak laid decks
    • Perkins Sabre 220hp diesel engine
    • Bowthruster
    • 24vDC electrics
    • Onan 20kw generator
    • Inverter
    • 300lph reverse-osmosis watermaker
    • Radar
    • SSB
    • Fridges and freezers
    • Microwave oven
    • Electric heads
    • 220vAC reverse cycle air-conditioning
    • Teak interior joinery with extensive use of solid teak timbers
    • Rondal Spars ketch cutter rig
    • Powered furling yankee
    • Lewmar winch package with electric winches
    • Gennaker
    • Davits
    • Tender and outboard



    RCD Status:
    • RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was first placed into use prior to 16th June 1998.

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • GRP hull, deck and superstructure
    • Teak laid decking

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Long fin keel
    • Rudder fully supported by skeg


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Perkins Sabre T6 3544 M240TI 6-cylinders diesel engine producting 220hp @2400 rpm
    • Two air blowers – engine room and generator
    • Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchangers.
    • Reduction gearboxes
    • Throttle/gear controls at upper helm with selectors

    Performance Maintenance:
    • Engine hours – approx. 5,300 as of Summer 2021
    • Cruising speed – approx 9 knots
    • Maximum speed – approx 10 knots

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Bowthruster
    • Wheel steering with helm controls at helm positions
    • 3-bladed fixed propeller


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC primary domestic system with 24vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via Shore Power, Generators or Inverter.

    Battery Banks:
    • Battery banks in 24v and 12v circuits for start and services
    • 8x 12vDC services batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 24vDC portside – serviceable
    • 8x 12vDC services batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 24vDC starboard side – 2020
    • 1x 12vDC generator start battery – 2019
    • 1x 12vDC engine start battery – 2020
    • 2x bow thruster battery bank

    Charging / Inverter:
    • Marinco 2000 Sine Wave inverter 120V AC 2000W 60Hz Output - 12V DC Input - US Plug
    • 24vDC 80A Automatic battery charger
    • 220vAC shore power system

    • Cummins Onan 20.0 kw generator – new 2021

    • 1x 12vDC Engine mounted belt driven alternator.
    • 1x 24vDC 60A Engine mounted belt driven alternator.


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised water supply via 24vDC pressure-pumps
    • Hot water via engine calorifiers or via 220vAC immersion heater elements in well-insulated hot water storage tank

    • 220vAC reverse-osmosis watermaker 300lt/h – serviceable

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Electric and manual bilge pumps

    Other Plumbing:
    • Black water discharges to holding tanks


    • Approx. 2,100 litres fuel capacity in 3 x 700 litres fuel tanks. One of the three tanks is serviceable and out of order
    • Approx. 100 litres day tank
    • Diesel can be filled in the day tank with a dedicated pump

    Fresh Water:
    • Approx. 1,400 litres water capacity in 2 x 700 litres water tanks

    Holding Tanks:
    • Approx. 400 litre in 2 holding tanks capacity


    • Furuno 68Nm 6kw open array radar scanner on mizzen mast
    • 2x Authohelm ST 7000 – at upper helm and lower chart plotter
    • Trimble navigation track GPS – serviceable
    • Rudder angle indicator – serviceable
    • Furuno GP Navigator at lower chart table
    • 2x Raytheon ST 60 tridata - at upper helm and lower chart plotter
    • 2x Raytheon ST 60 wind indicator - at upper helm and lower chart plotter
    • Compass

    Communications Equipment:
    • ICOM VHF marine with DSC controller
    • SSB trans receiver – serviceable


    • Stainless steel ALPES hob with 3x gas burners and 1x electric hot plate
    • Extraction hoods
    • Samsug microwave oven
    • 2x front opening fridges
    • 1x top opening freezers frigoboat

    • 24vDC electric heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies
    • Showers

    • washing machine

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • 4x 220vAC air-conditioning units
    • 1x Climma Vega Mk3 for the main saloon and starboard forward guests cabin – 2021
    • 3x Marine Air System for the forward port guest cabin, crew and aft cabins – serviceable


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 10 guest berths in master aft twin cabins plus four guest cabins, plus two additional crew cabins in forward section. Five guest heads.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Teak wood joinery throughout.
    • Cotton multi colours upholstery in saloon.
    • Varnished soleboards in all accommodation cabins
    • Varnished counters in galley and heads
    • Vinyl panneled headlinings


    • Ketch rig
    • Rondal aluminium alloy spars – painted white
    • Two sets of inline spreaders on main and one swept back mizzen masts
    • Stainless steel wire standing rigging
    • Rondal powered furling yankee
    • Staysail pole
    • Mast mounted spinnaker pole

    • Lewmar winch package with electric winches

    • Dacron furling mainsail, mizzen, staysail and yankee
    • Gennaker with socked – 2004

    • Teak bulwark
    • Passarelle on the davits
    • Stainless steel and teak side boarding stairs
    • Centre cockpit stearing
    • Large table for guests with icebox
    • Cockpit shower
    • Fore-deck davits for tender stowage

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Anchor windlass with twin gypsies and mooring gypsy
    • Anchor with chains
    • Mooring bollards

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Bimini
    • Sunbathing cushions
    • Sprayhood

    Tender & outboard engine:
    • 4,20m tender
    • 9,9 hp 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.

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy

    Available to view strictly by appointment

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

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    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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