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De Valk Zeeland

Koelhuisweg 4
Sint Annaland

Fax:  +31 (0)166 - 654 267

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EUR 575,000 (Listed price: US$720,360)

Sint Annaland,Netherlands

at marina
deck aft
navigation area
salon aft
guestcabin forward
deck detail
deck detail
on land
in the slings
port ownerscabin
salon detail
navigation table
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Build and designed by William Fife III in 1927 as an International Rating Class 12 meter. It was the second vessel named "Zinita" the Connel family ordered with William Fife. Her current owner spent an enormous amount of time and money to bring Zinita to her present condition. Registered as Ned 1 she is the only 12mtr Class yacht to compete in the exclusive and famous Mediterranean 12mtr Regatta Class.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Wood 
Engine Make 1 xEngine Model Mercedes OM603 1997 
Length Overall 66 ftNumber of Engines 1 
For Sale by

De Valk Zeeland

Koelhuisweg 4
Sint Annaland

Fax:  +31 (0)166 - 654 267


Length Overall: 20,15 12,95mtrs
Length at Waterline: 12,95 mtrs
Beam: 3,47 mtrs
Max Draft: 2,70 mtrs
Max Bridge Clearance: 25,50 mtrs


Total Power: 98 hp
Cruising Speed: 7


Fuel: 2 x 140 ltrrs
Fresh Water: 2 x 80 ltrs

General features

William Fife 12 mtr Class sailingyacht "Zinita", Ned 1, built in 1927 by William Fife & Sons, Fairlie, Schotland, dim.: 20.02 (lwl 12,95) x 3,77 x 2,60 mtrs, mastheight above waterline: 25,5 mtrs, design by the famous William Fife III, Itma Class Certificate, mahogany hull (1 3/4 inch thick) with pine laminate ribs (complete proffessional dry-restore 1995 till 2000), pine decks, mahogany superstructure, s-billged hull with large overhangs and rudder, displacement: 25 tonnes, ballast: 13 tonnes (lead), fueltanks: 2 x 140 ltrs (polythene), freshwatertanks: 2 x 80 ltrs (s.s.), mechanical wheelsteering.

Classic Cederwood and light pannelled interior, 1 x guest cabin forward, ownerscabin amidships with double berth, two pilotberths, sleeps 6 (+2 on settees), headroom: 2,00 - 1,80 mtrs, 1 x R&M manual uw toilet (classic Rheinstrom delivered seperately) / washbasin / shower, Trumatic E calor gas ducted hot air heating, galley: electric waterpressure system, saltwater faucet with hand-pump, boiler hot water system (for 220v/engine, not yet installed), gasdetector, Frigonautic frontloading fridge, Force 10 4 burner gasstove with oven.

Mercedes OM603 98 hp (72kW) diesel, installed in 1997, indirect coolingsystem, Hurth ZF V-drive gearbox, s.s. propellershaft, 20" three bladed Gori Maxprop feathering propeller, cruisingspeed on engine 7 knots, consumption approx. 6 ltr/hr, 1 manual bilgepump, 2 x electric bilgepumps, 12/220v electrical system, shorepower, 20 amp automatic batterycharger, 4 x 105amp batteries, 300 watt 12->220v invertor.

Fractional-rigged, wooden mast with diamond spreaders, standing and running rigging renewed, Fulmar genoa furling system, currently under 12mtr IRC 3rd Rule Class, tackle boomvang and backstayadjuster, 2 x 34 Meissner primary sheetwinches, 2 x 32 Meissner secondary sheetwinches, 2 x Enkes checkstay winches, 2 x reefwinch on boom, Lewmar winch on aftdeck, mainsail cover.
Cruising sails:
main / jib / staysail / fishermansail / genoa
Regatta sails 2007:
main / genoa I / genoa II / genoa III / high aspect jib / spi 220m2 / spi 180m2

Cassens & Plath pedestal compass ('97), Raytheon ST60 Tridata log & echosounder ('07), Raytheon ST60 windset with charttable repeater ('07), Skanti VHF ('97) with Atis, JRC1000 radar ('97, 20nm), JRC JNav500 GPS ('97), Raytheon C-70 colour chartplotter ('07), JRC NCR-300A Navtex receiver-printer ('97).

Removable searailing with s.s. staunchions, 2 x CQR anchor and 30 mtr chain, Lewmar 43ECST electric windlass/captain (also to be used as halyardwinch), Pioneer radio/cd player, cockpit cover, winter cover, searchlight, liferaft (2007 last inspection), 8 x lifejackets, 2 x lifebuoy, safetline, boardingladder, deckshower, gangway, fenders, warps, spare parts, tools, clock, barometer, radar reflector, cockpit cushions, fire extinguisher, etc.

Although it was, for nearly 30 years, synonymous with the America's Cup, the 12 metre class is bigger and stronger than a single trophy-however prestigious. The appeal of a classic design is timeless and works its magic without reference to any competitive glory. However, what the Cup did for the twelve?s was to project a dozen or so individual boats into yachting's Hall of Fame. Public awareness of boats such as Intrepid, Freedom and the winged-keel Australia II came via countless newspaper front-pages and television sports stories.

At the dawn of the 20th Century European yachtsmen became concerned that boat shapes were becoming too diverse to allow effective racing. In 1906 a new International Rule was proposed, encompassing French, German end British racing rules and creating a uniform style. It was essentially simple, expressed by a formula that added length, beam, girth, sail area and freeboard together in various measures, dividing the result by two to give a simple

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