1999 VR Yacht 47 – New Photos


Grabau International is delighted to publish new photographs of the 1999 VR Yacht 47 ‘TAONANA’.

Completely refitted and updated German Frers designed performance cruiser from VR Yacht in Italy. 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 carbon/Kevlar composite construction, 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
• Audio system with interior & exterior speakers
• Tender and outboard
• Liferaft
• Carbon passarelle
• Carbon cockpit table
• Sprayhood and bimini
• Cockpit cushions

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

• 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.

1999 VR Yachts 47 – ‘TAONANA’ – Asking Euro 190,000 VAT paid – 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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