New Listing – 1989 Mystic 60 Ketch


One of the most instantly recognisable serious bluewater cruising yachts afloat. SAEMIAS is the ketch-rigged version of the iconic German Frers designed Mystic 60 and is fitted out with everything needed for circumnavigation of effortless liveaboard cruising, fresh from a huge 3-year refit.


SAEMIAS is a truly exceptional yacht with her stunning German Frers good looks and cutter headed ketch rig (the only Mystic 60 to be built with a ketch rig). Originally built for a hugely experienced yachtsman, whose professional captain spent 6 months overseeing her build and fit-out, individually selecting all the interior teak. He also had many updates included in the yacht over and above her sisterships to make her ideally suited for serious sailing. She subsequently circumnavigated the globe and in more recent ownerships, SAMIAS earned a 2nd place finish in the famous classic PANERAI Transatlantic race in 2012. More recently, SAEMIAS has led an altogether more relaxing life, cruising around the UK and now the Mediterranean where she has her home on the beautiful island of Porquerolles, just a short taxi andferry ride from Toulon-Hyeres airport.

SAEMIAS benefits from a system of electric winches for sail handling, making her straight-forward and rewarding to sail, whilst keeping minimum complexity to reduce maintenance downtime. She has exceptional accommodation for her size, and is easily handled by a crew of two.

Since purchase by her current owner, SAEMIAS has benefitted from a comprehensive refit lasting from 2020 to 2022 leaving her fully equipped with everything from watermaker to linens. Everything a yachtsman could need is on board, with all equipment overhauled, serviced or replaced.

Her specification highlights include:
• Versatile 4-cabin, 3-head layout with fantastic owner’s aft cabin.
• Exceptional interior finished in teak panelling with a rubbed varnish effect and high gloss varnished teak trim.
• New topsides vinyl and protection film covering
• New 12mm teak deck.
• New gearbox – under warranty until March 2023
• New plumbing with all pipes replaced forward and aft
• New electricity layout 12/24vDC and 220vAC
• All new service, engine and bow thruster batteries banks
• Reliable Perkins Sabre M135 diesel engine from 2005 with low hours run
• New 350W Victron solar panels, 100% autonomy at anchor.
• 24” Max Prop feathering propeller
• Sidepower SE 170/250TC 24vDC bow thruster with twin propellers
• Ketch & Cutter rig, the most secure rig for circumnavigation. Mizzen + staysail sail combination gets you through very rough weather conditions effortlessly.
• Hydranet Fully-battened mainsail, Yankee, mizzen and staysail + Gennaker and 3 spinnakers, all reported by her owner to be in excellent serviceable condition
• 5x Barrient electric winches
• Nanni 6kw 220vAC generator with just 500 hours run
• New 24vDC/220vAC watermaker Dessalator DUO 100lph water maker
• B&G instruments plus Raymarine radar and chart plotter
• AIS transponder
• Iridium satellite phone
• Reliable Waeco AC/DC huge Fridge and freezer
• New washing machine
• 80m 14mm chain with Spade anchor
• Hydraulic backstay & boom vang
• New tender with outboard


• New gearbox and heat exchanger – under warranty until March 2023
• 2x new Victon 175W solar panels with dedicated new chargers and controllers
• Full engine service with new heat exchanger and accelerator cable
• New engine compartment blower/extractor
• New coolant tank
• Full generator service
• New gunwale + 6x dorades varnish
• New generator start battery Dolphin 108 Ah
• New Bluetooth Victron Generator charger
• New Bluetooth Victron battery charger
• 2x new Victron Blue Smart IP 22 chargers for solar panels with 2 separate controllers
• Bottom hull painted UNIPRO 250, propeller cleaned and anodes changed – April 2022
• Wheel steering with stainless steel cables overhauled
• New plumbing throughout yacht
• New electric plan with 3 battery banks: SERVICE/ENGINE/PROP
• New 4kg washing machine
• All seacocks overhauled
• 2x new 6KG gas bottles with new solenoid valve
• Base of main mast nuts and bolts replaced
• Mainmast internal turnbuckle replaced
• All varnish finished inside and outside
• New 220V FLOTEC FP7KV Automatic Bilge pump
• 24vDC pressure system with ultra-quiet and intelligent Marco UP6E 26L/mn pump
• New deck shower with hot & cold pressurised fresh water

• New engine, service and bow thruster batteries
• WAECO AC/DC Fridge and freezer full service
• New hull covering 2 layers, vinyl with polyurethane protective film
• Maxwell electric windlass fully serviced
• New SEASAFE 8-person liferaft
• All seacocks overhauled and replaced as necessary
• All pumps overhauled, 3 replaced
• New curtains and mahogany custom blinds in twin forward cabins and aft master cabin

• Brand new teak deck
• 8x new deck light prisms
• 5x Barrient electric winches fully serviced
• New sea water collector
• 7x all new deck hatches
• 2x through hull valves and seacocks replaced
• New 1200W 45L SPX Flow AquaH boiler


“While sailing back from the Fastnet a few years ago with Alan Morgan, we set to define what would in our minds be the ideal yacht.

Very soon we agreed she had to be fast and elegant, to have a nice motion at sea, be responsive and lively but at the same time strong and comfortable. We were dreaming of a hot shower and cozy dry berth, a galley where to cook and a big comfortable saloon. A functional deck so that she could be handled as easily as the racing boat we were sailing, but without as many crew, (whose personalities were beginning to impose on everybody). A lot of time was dedicated to arguing about pros and cons of the centre cockpit versus the aft cockpit without being able to come to a conclusion. Adding up everything we arrived at the conclusion that the hull had to be between 55 and 62 ft, long, with moderate draught and spade rudder.
Alan was so enthusiastic with the results of our discussion that he decided there and then these were to be the basic parameters to be used for the design of the new MYSTIC 60, a yacht I am proud to have drawn.”

1989 Ta Shing Mystic 60 Ketch – SAEMIAS – Asking Euro 395,000 EU 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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