Gilles Vaton Blooper Ketch

589,950.00 (Approx £510,213.79) Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  140544
  • Length  ·  26.50m
  • Year  ·  1984
  • Construction  ·  Aluminium
  • Underwater profile  ·  Lifting Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 440hp, Yanmar marine (2008)
  • Lying  ·  Mallorca
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Extra Details

Designer Gilles Vaton
Builder Trehard Antibes
Lying Mallorca
Fuel capacity 3,000.0 ltr (660.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 6,000.0 ltr (1,320.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 6,000.0 ltr (1,320.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 19/10/2011


Engine 1 x diesel 440hp
Engine make and model Yanmar marine (2008)
Engine Hours engine1= 6000
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 11 knots
Generator output 9KVA
Engine spares

2 Kohler generators 2008 - 9kW/19kW
2 Converters 24V/220V (Olener)
12 Accommodation batteries, 24V gel
2 Engine batteries
2 Generator batteries
Galvanic protection unit (WWI Proitec)
2 Battery chargers 24V (Mastervolt and Shark)
1 Battery charger 12V (Sterling Power)


Length 26.50m
LWL 21.20m
Beam 7.20m
Draft Min 1.40m
Draft Max 4.30m
Airdraft 2.47m
Displacement 50,000kg (110,250.0lbs)
Headroom 2.10m
Storage On mooring


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1984) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1984)


Reefing mainsail North - Slab (2019) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 4 Reefs
Headsail North Gatorback - Furling (2019)
Other sails Mizzen (2010)

Refurbished main sail
Total sail area: 325 m2
Rondal head sail furling
Antal storm jib furling

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 16 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

The boat had an interior refit 2013. This included some re-modelling and refinishing of surfaces
Hydraulic lifting keel


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
No. of crew berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 6
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units rated at 4 BTU/h
Heads 3 heads (Electric)

Smoke extractor in kitchen
Full service galley aft of the main saloon area

4 burner electric Stove


Air conditioning
Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Raw water wash
Cockpit shower
Bar Sink
Ice Maker
Washing Machine

Smoke extractor in kitchen
Full service galley aft of the main saloon area

4 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

7 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
130.00m of chain
100.00m of rode
Zodiac dinghy (2010)
(Hard Dinghy)
50hp outboard, Yamaha, Long shaft (2016)
Besonzi hydraulic passarelle
Lewmar/Harken hydraulic winches
3 Rondal winches at stern
4 Antal winches Antal
Hydraulic tensioners for back stay, boom vang, baby stay

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Weather fax
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector


2X TV Panasonic 42 inch
2x Radars - Furuno 72 nautical miles & Furuno Navnet ARPA 48 nautical miles
2x Plotters - Ray Marine chart plotter SN 631 & Furuno Navnet CP MAP
Wind - Raymarine
Echo depth sounder - Raymarine
Naftex - Furuno NX 300
VHF - Simrad RS82
Auto Pilot - Simrad AP21 Hydraulic
Inmarsat Telephone - Trane & Thane
Skanti HFSB radio system
HACER computer

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Gasolene Detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

14 bilge pumps (4 manual / 10 electric)

Broker's Comments

Major upgrades for this fine yacht in 2019 include new engine, new genoa, new hard bimini, new start batteries, new teak deck, new tender and outboard and many other upgrades.

This big 27m long ketch came on the heels of the first Arrayan built by the Trehard yard in Antibes. She combines reduced displacement, greater and well-separated sail-areas, and construction in very reliable aluminium – and her successive owners were delighted.

A 2013 refit provided a more up-to-date look without taking away any of her sailing qualities.

Gilles Vaton, born 12 April 1952 in Quimper, France, started his career as a naval architect in André Mauric's prestigious Marseille office. He was involved in many innovative projects such as the keel-less Méridien and Kriter as well as the design of eventually mass-produced boats like the Jeanneau Mélody and the early Bénéteau Firsts.

This 5-year term followed his working in England and France with Illingworth, Nicholson and Rouillard, a period in which he also crewed and then sailed solo in the Whitbread and Ostar 76 round-the-world races respectively.

Getting to Mallorca for a viewing is so easy from the UK – choose from London, Manchester, Cardiff, Newcastle Southampton, Cardiff, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast – onward transport to Palma and the main marinas is very quick and easy too.

If you decide to keep your boat at Mallorca, you can look forward to fabulous weather, easy access to the Balearics and mainland Spain, secluded coastal sailing and fantastic entertainment ashore.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Gilles Vaton Blooper Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by a representative of Boatshed Palma. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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