1992 Vismara V40 – NOW SOLD

Grabau International is delighted to announce the sale of the 1992 Vismara Marine V40  ‘PISTRICE’.

One of the most iconic Vismara designs of all time. Truly ground-breaking at launch, as one of the first truly IMS-optimised yachts that could also perform well in cruising mode.

Substantially refitted in 2005 and further updated since, PISTRICE has been successfully re-optimised for ORC and IRC duties and retains all of her short-handed capabilities. Recent updates include:-
• New standing rigging
• Overhauled and repainted rig
• Reprofiled T-keel keel
• New Raymarine navigation instrumentation
• Overhauled engine
• North 3Di sail wardrobe
• Carbon bowsprit for Gennaker


PISTRICE is a high performing boat that can also handled alone or with two. Suitable for long cruises, day trips to relaxing or even for inshore races and offshore (it won so many). PISTRICE is a prestigious boat that stands out in all ports, and at sea is simply fantastic.


PISTRICE is one of the first design projects to be made in Italy for IMS regattas – and built following principles that until then had been applied strictly to racers – without compromising comfort or aesthetics on the interior.

PISTRICE has rounded sections with a low wetted surface and limited but not completely abolished rake. Displacement is medium-light, also to allow the interior to be fitted out without affecting trim. This was a cutting-edge craft for 1992 in terms of construction materials (unidirectional Kevlar fibres and glass S on a core of termanto and epoxy resin), and lamination procedure under vacuum on a male mould followed by post-curing in an oven at 55° C for 16 hours. The bulb is lead and antimony and weighs 2,100 kg, the square section tiller is in Kevlar and epoxy, laminated under vacuum. The deck has a racing layout, even if the long deckhouse and the helm station with wheel show attention to piloting the craft in cruise conditions. The cockpit is large, without wave guard or benches, even if the winch area is slightly raised compared to the deck and this makes it easier to use the ergonomics of the rig. Moreover, the bottom contains a large, comfortable peak.

The helm wheel is in carbon for excellent sensitivity. The mast headed sail plan includes a J (4.40 m) which is decidedly small compared to the 5.7 m E. This links the simplicity of the mast head to the lightness of the fractional genoa and spinnaker, which are small and easy to control. The mast and boom are in carbon. The interior with its classic layout of two cabins and two bathrooms, represents a great new feature from a construction viewpoint: all furniture is made in termanto sandwich and glass fibre with some teak inserts and veneer on the edging, doors and other furnishing items. This technology has made it possible to use the sides of the furniture units as structural components of the vessel, which increases its lightness and rigidity.

We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.

For those that missed out, Grabau International have a number of alternative options to consider including:-

Vismara V43 Open ‘LUCIFERA’ – full details here

Comar Comet 41s ‘EL PASO FELPADO’ – full details here

G-Force X-Treme 37 ‘AFRICANA’ – full details here

X-Yachts IMX-40 ‘BIG SMILE’ – full details here

Archambault A40 ‘THOGIUCHIA’ – full details here

Grand Soleil 40 Race ‘VAHINE 5’ – full details here

Luca di Rosa Pinguin 38 IRC ‘STONE WAVE’ – full details here

X-Yachts IMX-38 ‘COS I XTY8’ – full details here

X-Yachts X-332 ‘PAPERINI X’ – full details here

Italia Yachts 9.98 Club ‘DEMO BOAT’ – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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