|Make: Other Make|
|Model: 46 Chiquita|
|Length: 46 ft. 0 in.|
|Location: Rio Dulce, INTL|
|Type: Ketch Sailboats|
|Price: $38,000.00 Euro ECU|
This Van Wezel 46 Chiquita 1992 sailing yacht is for sale and located in Rio Dulce, Guatemala.
Simply put, this is a great sailing yacht that you can set sail to far off places and let your imagination set the destination. SV Libertalia is a 46 foot (approx 14 metre) long-keel steel ketch with a clipper rig made by the Dutch boatyard Van Wezel in 1992.
The "Chiquita" design is by the Dutch architect Martin van Dooren, and comes in a 36', 46', and 52' version.
Main mast 17 m Main sail 35 m² Working foresail 20 m² Genoa 70 m²
Mizzen mast 14 m Mizzen sail 13.5 m²
The boat was refitted in 2010, and equipped with an EPIRB, 8 person liferaft, and an AIS transponder for blue water cruising. There's a linux based PC for navigation onboard, using CMAP, and a handheld GPS and paper charts for backup. The beast is a 3 litre Mitsubishi industrial engine with 75 HP; it was marinised (not to be confused with marinated) by SABB (not to be confused with SAAB) of Norway.
Owners notes: “I have traveled many thousands of nautical miles on this vessel, including a transatlantic and some sailing in absolutely horrible conditions, and I was delighted by its generous size and sea worthy behavior in adverse conditions. The boat was refitted in 2010, and equipped with an EPIRB, 8 person liferaft, and an AIS transponder for blue water cruising. There's a linux based PC for navigation onboard, using CMAP, and a handheld GPS and paper charts for backup.”