New Listing – 2003 Class Yacht 53s

Grabau International is delighted to announce the new listing of the 2003 Class Yacht 53s ‘ZAPHIR’

Finot design aft cockpit blue water cruising yacht based in Tahiti fitout specifically for a circumnavigation including uprated laminates with Kevlar reinforcement. Under just her second ownership ZAHIR is now ready for set sail for new adventures.


ZAHIR is a 4-cabins, 3-heads Finot design high quality ocean fitted with everything a yachtsman could need for long distance blue water cruising. Her specification highlights include:-
• Increased thickness hull laminate with two additional layers of Kevlar for impact resistance
• 3-cabin, each one with a large heads plus a bunk bed forward cabin
• Larger 120hp Yanmar engine
• 3-bladed J-prop folding propeller
• 2.40m lead keel
• Portable Generator
• Inverter
• Solar Panel
• Wind generator
• Spectra watermaker 12vDc 60l/h
• Bow thruster

ZAHIR benefits of recent expenditures for ocean passages:
• Mast painted and check – 2013
• Engine overhauled – 2013
• Mast stepped reinforced – 2013
• Teak deck removed and new Kiwigrip antiskid paint – 2017
• New standing rigging – 2018
• Rudder blade checked – 2018


“I did about 40,000 miles from Greece to Polynesia, so far it has never betrayed me and even in the most complex conditions she was always fast and comfortable. I sailed under almost 50 knots of wind due to an hurricane with foresail and autopilot, the boat was sailing as we where in a summer cruising in Croatia! I was a little worried but the boat never went into crisis. Zahir is fast and stable the hull lines performe in great condition down wind. The hull is a perfect solution for ocean crossing, unfortnately her performance sailing close to the wind are not the same, not that it does not tighten the wind, it does it well, but it does not excel as in the down wind sailing condition.

I’m selling Zahir for a bigger boat for my next project. I think that Zahir is now at the top of her condition with many emprouvements done for long cruising voyages and fast sailing passages”.

Class Yachts 53s – Zaphir – Euro 260,000 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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