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New Guide Price: 42ft FRERS BERMUDIAN CRUISER/RACER – 1969 – Professionally Refurbished – Lying: France


Boat Details

Overall Length: 42ft
Waterline: 30ft
Beam: 11ft
Draught: 6ft 10ins
Displacement: 11.35 Tons
Engine: 40hp Ford XLD Diesel
Berths: Six in Three Cabins
Sail: Bermudian Sloop
Designer: German Frers
Builder: Frans Maas
Year Built: 1969
Location: Morbihan, France



Hull Foam sandwich; sheathed in fibreglass and epoxy resin during rebuild

Plywood subdeck renewed where necessary during rebuild. Decks replaced in 17mm teak.

Ocean Signal Electronic Distress Flare EDF new 03/2020

Ocean Safety EPIRB  ( replaceable battery)   Call sign ZIQU8 1338698

Seago 4 man Life Raft  Certificate out of date

Pressurised water system to galley and heads. Hot water tank with immersion heater (plus spare immersion heater) Water may be heated from shore power, engine or Mikuni.

Blake Lavac marine toilet and shower in heads.

2 large stainless steel water tanks with inspection hatches under saloon bunks. Capacity 317l

3 stainless steel diesel tanks, filled from the cockpit. Total capacity160l. Main tank is filled from either side tank.

Gulper Pump for grey water discharge linked to galley and heads

Rule Automatic Submersible Bilge Pump

Mikuni Diesel Water Heater with 2 radiators, one each in the saloon and forepeak

Kenwood Radio and CD player – speakers in Port and Starboard forward saloon lockers

Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Portable Gas detector (Gasboat)

Jabsco Aqua filter

Autohelm Personal Compass

2 Pontos4 Speed Trimmer Winches 46 on original stainless steel winch plates (cockpit) sited astern of the main-sheet horse. Further winches on mast and deck for reefing.

North Sails Vannes Tri-raidal Furling genoa in SRP 75 NLSRP  Luff Length 13.5m    Leech 12.3m foot 7.71m  weight 34.2kg Hoisted 2010Sailspar Roller Reefing system. New rope 2020

North Sails Vannes Tri-radial main sail in SRP 75 NLSRP 2013

Bruce Banks Spinnaker with snuffer and spinnaker pole. The latter is stored attached to the mast for ease of use. Second pole available. 3 further spinnakers of various weights and sizes also available. (not on board)

Lazy Jacks

Mainsail cover new 2019

Mast-up Winter cover in 3 sections joined by zips. Access zips over cockpit. Vents in stern for ventilation 2017

Cockpit rain-cover with access zips

Victron Blue Smart Charger  2021

Engine starter battery, new 2021

Pathmaker (controls battery charging from the engine)

2 domestic batteries, new 2020

Clipper Battery Monitor BM-1

Lewmar tinted forehatch

2 Inflatable life jackets

RCD switches for shore power, battery charger and immersion heater 2021

Blue marine DC Distribution  Panel

Whale pump automatic switch spares

Black water holding tank under bunk in foc’s’le

All interior lights have been replaced with LEDs

Shore power sockets in galley, navigatorioum and saloon

Gas locker to port in cockpit. Gas system professionally installed and certified by Will Hayward of Gasboat

Hand-made holly and teak floor from companion way to bow.

All mattresses, cushions and squabs replaced during rebuild


2 single bunks

Holding tank under port bunk

Hanging locker  Varnished doors with rattan. 7 drawers

Anchor locker


Table (2 drawers in support and bottle storage)

Single bunk to starboard

D seating to port around the table

3 lockers behind the squabs to port and starboard

3 lockers to port, 2 to starboard with book-case. Locker fronts of varnished wood with rattan inserts.

Upholstery replaced 2020/2021


Nelson spinflo1500 cooker. Fiddles, 2 rings plus grill and oven.

Gas system installed and certified by William Hayward (Gasboat 2002) Cut off beside cooker

Refrigerator with Waeco Coolmatic Unit

Sink with port and starboard outlets

Lockers for storage above and under the work-top and sink


Raytheon Marine Radar Black and White display

Simrad AP 11 Autopilot with Robertson Hydraulic Drive and Data Box

NAVTEX Pro  Receiver (aerial damaged)

Robertson/Stowe Central  Sailing instruments (Wind, Speed and depth) displayed on garage with repeater in navigatorium

Garmin 126/128 GPS (in navigatorium) with Clipper  GPS repeater in cockpit

Standard Horizon Chart Plotter displayed on binnacle which may be used in the navigatorium

2 fire-extinguishers  plus fire blanket

Wet locker

Engine and quarter berths

Lancing Marine 1.6 XLD 4diesel engine  PRM Gearbox   Seastar Engine control fitted 2022*    Final adjustment required when boat is in the water. Included prior to sale. Engine sited immediately astern of the companion ladder.

NASA Exhaust Temperature monitor installed 2021

PRM Gearbox

Engine box is easily dismounted for convenient access.

Sea-going quarter berths to port and starboard of engine. (Approx 7 ft length)

Cockpit (self-draining)

Original wheel recovered by Lambourne Helm Wheel cover. The wheel is at the front of the cockpit

Original backstay ram.

Demountable cockpit table, stored beside engine when not in use.

Diesel tank filler pipes on the stern seat of the cockpit.

Locker under bridge deck. Lazarette to stern.


Teak laid deck. Sikaflex professionally replace 2017/2018 with an alternative material.

Vertical electric windlass

Flojet wash-down pump on foredeck

Tinted forehatch replaced about 7 years ago

Sun-awning with sides. Fitted using 2 of the boat-hooks and giving shade from the stern of the cockpit to mid-way over the saloon.


Rope cutter on propeller-shaft

Delta anchor 60m of 10mm galvanised chain

CQR Kedge with short chain and 60m braided  rope.

Mooring warps and springs. Plus other ropes.

3 boat hooks of different lengths. One with a snap-on mooring hook

Bathing ladder


New rigging and SparcraftMD70 mast 2002. Professionally fitted.

Original ram on backstay. Rigging and terminals have been regularly inspected.

New life-lines and stanchions fitted 2002 with port and starboard access gates.


Running rigging in dyneema


Waveline 2.7m inflatable dinghy with inflatable floor

Tohatsu MFS 3.5 4 stroke outboard

Topside polished and antifouled summer 2022


Total rebuild published in PBO 2004 issue 447 onwards. Original drawings and plans available.

GUIDE: £25,000 (Revised as of 12th July 2023)

LYING: France


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