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1999 VR YACHT 47

€177,000 tax paid

German Frers designed carbon/kevlar cruiser

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelVR Yacht 47
DesignerGerman Frers
Boat NameTaonana
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingTarragona, Spain


LOA14.35m (47'0")
LWLNo data ()
Beam4.16m (13'0")
Draft2.6m (8'0")
Hull ConstructionCarbon / Kevlar composite
EngineVolvo Penta MD-22 55hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Lucio Pellegrini
Broker - Grabau International Palma & Barcelona

+34 675 236 174

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    Completely refitted and updated German Frers designed performance cruiser from VR Yacht in Italy. Hybrid glass/carbon/Kevlar construction for ultra-light displacement. Spacious 3-cabin double cabin interior layout. Just two owners, never raced and never chartered.


    Originally constructed by VR Yacht in Italy in late 1999 (launched 2000) to designs by German Frers, and used privately by her first owner, TAONANA was purchased by her second and current owner in 2006, also for private use (she has never been used for charters or regatta sailing). Following 8 seasons of enjoyavle sailing, her owner completely refitted and upgraded her in 2014/2015 with a view to creating an ultra-light, ultra-fast short-handed cruising yacht. Thanks to her hybrid Construction with glass and Kevlar laminates and carbon reinforcements, she displaces approx. 10,000kgs, and coupled with her powerful, yet easily managed fully-battened rig, TAONANA now offers blistering performance on all points of sail. Below decks, she features a hugely practical 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout with remodelled saloon, large galley, chart table, dedicated wet locker and fantastic forward owner’s cabin.

    Her specification highlights include:-
    • Professionally refitted in 2014/15
    • Painted decks (no teak to maintain)
    • Laminate sails with non-overlapping jib for improved windward performance and short-handed sail handling.
    • Gennaker
    • Harken winches
    • German mainsheet system
    • Keel-stepped rig with swept-back spreaders
    • Ultrasonic antifouling
    • Volvo 55hp engine with Saildrive gearbox and Brunton 3-bladed prop
    • New Raymarine plotter and VHF with AIS
    • High output alternator
    • Schenker 12vDC watermaker
    • LCD TV
    • Audio system with interior & exterior speakers
    • Tender and outboard
    • Liferaft
    • Carbon passarelle
    • Carbon cockpit table
    • Sprayhood and bimini
    • Cockpit cushions
    • Sonihull ultrasonic antifouling system

    Refit Highlights:-

    • Open the stern
    • Removed the teak all over the deck and replaced with anti-skid paint
    • Opened 2 new portholes in the hull
    • Revised rudder profile
    • Engine completely overhauled Serviced
    • Painted the hull in light grey and covered in Matterhorn white Algrip
    • Disassembled mast and repainted in white Matterhorn Algrip as a deck
    • New standing rigging
    • New sails (mainsail and genoa) One Sail T4
    • Completely redesigned and modernized saloon
    • New Raymarine navigation tools
    • Ultrasonic antifouling probes placed in the hull
    • New Bose HiFi system with external speakers.

    • New Brunton self pitching propeller 2
    • New Schenker watermaker 2015
    • New dinghy 2015

    • New spray hood 2017
    • New Bimini 2017
    • New sail cover 2017
    • New cockpit cushions 2017

    • Saildrive diaphragm replaced
    • 4 x 12V / 11OA AGM Batteries
    • 1 x 90A Engine battery

    • 3 x 170W movable Solar panels
    • 1 x Sonihull ultrasonic transducer system

    • Engine servicing
    • Boat brought ashore for new antifoul and anodes

    Presently located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, TAONANA has been kept in very good condition by her owner and is now offered for sale EU VAT paid and under a British flag.



    RCD Status:
    • The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Hybrid Construction with glass and Kevlar laminates and carbon reinforcements
    • Topsides painted in light grey - 2014
    • Deck, superstructure and cockpit painted in Awlgrip Matterhorn white - 2014
    • Ultrasonic antifouling system - 2021

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Lead fin keel with stainless steel bolts
    • Balanced rudder blade – revised 2014


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Volvo Penta MD-22 50hp -cylinder diesel producing 50hp
    • Saildrive gearbox – diaphragm replaced June 2020
    • Fresh water engine cooling
    • Single lever gear/throttle control

    Engine Hours & Maintenance:
    • Engine hours – approx 1,088 hrs run as of Autumn 2022
    • Engine serviced annually following completely overhaul - 2014

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Brunton Varifold 3 blade variable pitch propeller - 2015
    • Double helm position in aft of cockpit with large diameter hide trimmed steering wheels.
    • Stainless steel cable steering
    • Emergency steering


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power

    Battery Banks:
    • 4 x 12V / 11OA AGM Batteries 2020
    • 1 x 90A Engine battery 2020

    • Victron Energy Centaur 12vDC/220vAC 40amp Automatic battery charger

    • Engine-mounted 160Amp alternator

    • 3 x 170W movable Solar panels

    Other Electrical:
    • Electrical control panel with thermal breakers
    • 12v sockets, voltmeter, ampere meter and battery test at DC panel
    • 220vAC shore power with 220vAC sockets throughout interior


    Fresh Water:
    • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 220v AC immersion heater element
    • Hot & cold fresh water shower at bathing platform

    • Schenker 12vDC reverse osmosis watermaker producing approx. 30 litres per hour – 2015

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 12vDC electric bilge pumps
    • Manual bilge pump


    Fuel Capacity:
    • Approx 180 litres fuel capacity

    Water Capacity:
    • Approx 350 litre fresh water capacity

    • Raymarine multi-function GPS Chart plotter display with WiFi connectivity – 2014
    • Raymarine wind/speed/depth transducers with multi-displays in cockpit - 2014
    • Raymarine autopilot

    Communications Equipment:
    • VHF with DSC and AIS - 2014


    Galley linear to Starboard:
    • Gimbaled stainless steel 3-burner hob with oven
    • 12vDC refrigerator with top and front opening
    • Stainless steel sink
    • Mixer tap with hot and cold pressurized water

    • 12vDC electric heads in master cabin ensuite
    • Manual marine heads in day heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers

    • LED lighting throughout - 2014

    • Kenwood marine stereo system with Bose speakers in saloon and waterproof cockpit speakers - 2014
    • Samsung 24” TV in saloon - 2014


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to seven berths in three double cabins, plus two heads.
    • Master double cabin forward with centreline double berth. Ensuite master cabin heads with shower.
    • Saloon with L-shaped settee seating to port and height-adjustable folding table.
    • Bench settee / chaise lounge to starboard
    • Chart table area aft of saloon to port with sideways facing table and swing-out chart seat. Hanging locker aft.
    • Linear galley aft of saloon to starboard.
    • Day/guest heads aft of galley to starboard with shower.
    • Twin double aft cabins.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Interior completely redesigned and refitted – 2014
    • Interior joinery in white painted wood panelling to hull sides and cherry joinery trims and saloon table.
    • White painted main bulkheads
    • Wood laminted sole boards
    • Cherry-stained mahogany joinery
    • Synthetic stone galley counters
    • Grey cloth upholstery


    • 9/10 fraction keel-stepped sloop rig with 3 sets of swept-back spreaders
    • Aluminium alloy spars
    • Mast and boom painted Awlgrip Matterhorn white - 2014
    • Stainless steel rod standing rigging – shrouds replaced 2014
    • Navtec hydraulic adjustable rod vang and split backstays
    • Harken genoa furler
    • Inboard jib sheeting tracks
    • Halyards led aft to companionway beneath coachroof
    • German mainsheet system
    • Checkstays
    • Lazyjacks for mainsail
    • Gennaker equipment

    • 2x Harken 2-speed self-tailing primary winches in cockpit
    • 2x Harken 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet winches in cockpit
    • 2x Harken 2-speed self-tailing halyard/control line winches at companionway

    • One Sail 4T composite membrane fully-battened mainsail - 2014
    • One Sail 4T composite membrane furling genoa – 2014
    • Gennaker with snuffer

    • Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit
    • Double guardrail and stainless steel stanchions
    • Stainless steel grabrails on coachroof
    • Outboard bracket
    • Carbon fibre collapsible cockpit table
    • Carbon fibre passarelle

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Arimar 2.4m tender with inflatable keel – August 2022
    • 3hp Yamaha Malta outboard

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • 12vDC Lofrans electric anchor windlass
    • Anchor with 50m of 10mm chain
    • Mooring cleats
    • Warps and fenders

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Mainsail cover - 2017
    • Spray hood with stainless steel frame and large windows - 2017
    • Bimini top with stainless steel frame - 2017
    • Helm wheel covers
    • Grey towelling cockpit cushions and seating cushions - 2017


    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.

    • Safety equipment for 8 people
    • 8-man valise liferaft - next service due March 2021

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    Lying: Tarragona, Spain

    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: Lucio Pellegrini
    Tel: +34 675 236 174
    Email: lucio@grabauinternational.com

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