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1978 Wauquiez Amphitrite 43

Lefkas, Greece


Wauquiez Amphitrite 43 sloop built 1978 centre cockpit blue water cruiser, teak decks. In the same family ownership for over 20 years, current long-term French Flag. Accom for 6 in 2 double cabins, bunk cabin + saloon, 72hp Perkins engine, Inmast furling main, Elvstrom sails (approx. 15 yrs old), holding tank. Nav equipment and safety gear suitable for Med cruising. Tax exempt (see title notes) Euros 54,950

Basic Boat Info

Price: €54,950 (Sale Pending)
Tax Status: Not Applicable
Make: Wauquiez
Model: Amphitrite 43
Year: 1978
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Wauquiez
Designer: Henri Wauquiez
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 43 ft / 13.11 m
Length Overall: 43 ft / 13.11 m
Waterline Length: 34 ft / 10.36 m
Beam: 13'8 ft / 4.18 m
Max Draft: 5'10 ft / 1.77 m
Min Draft: 5'8 ft / 1.73 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-154
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 72hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 1978
  • Engine Hours: 3746


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR
Tel:+44 (0)1329 827 053


Designed by Henri Wauquiez
GRP Hull deck and structure
Centre Cockpit
Full fin keel skeg rudder
Teak decks


Original Perkins 4-154 72hp engine
Shaft drive
3 bladed fixed prop
Engine hours 3,746


12v and 220v shore power systems
3 x Bosch 800amp/h batteries (2013)
1 engine start battery
Charging by solar panels and engine
Waeco battery charger
130w solar panel

Rig and Sails

Sloop rigged – original
Aluminium spars

All sails by Elvstrom, white of Dacron
In mast furling main (15 yrs old)
Furling Genoa (16 yrs old)
Jib (16 yrs old)
Spinnaker – sock (blue, white, black) original
Storm sail classic (by Ratsey & Lapthorn) original

2 x Lewmar genoa winches 3 spd 48
2 x Lewmar/harken spinnaker winches 2 spd43 2 spd 39
2 x Lewmar Halyard winches 2 spd 42
2 x Lewmar main winches 2 spd 25


Fuel:      1 x inox 425 ltr tank
Water:    3 x inox 800 ltrs tanks
Holding: 1 x plastic tank


See layout attached
Berths for 4 in 2 cabins
2 bunk berths + saloon berths
2 showers
2 heads
Wood joinered interior


Electrolux cooker/oven
2 hobs
Double sink
Danfoss fridge with small freezer compartment.
Watermaker fitted but not used or serviced for some years
Aiwa CD/radio


Lofrans electric windlass 1200w
Spade main anchor, 50m chain, 10mm
Danforth spare anchor, 5m chain, 10mm
6 warps and fenders
Swim ladder and swim platform
Cockpit cover (winter)


Raytheon Radar 1603
GPS - Trimble Nav
Autohelm Speed, wind, depth
Autohelm autopilot
Icom VHF
Plastimo compass
Navtex (not working)
Nav lights


2.6m Zodiac tender
4hp Suzuki, 4 stroke outboard
Carried on stern davits


Zodiac Opensea life raft, 6 person (needs servicing)
Electric & manual bilge pumps
Jack stays
2 life buoys
Dan buoy

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.


Respected blue water cruiser from a quality age of sailing. Always in French ownership, in the current ownership since 1996. Equipped for local family holiday sailing.

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

Current French Certificate of Registration (Immatricule & Francise)
Acte De Vente - 1996 Bought by current owners in 1996

Considered tax exempt/paid by French authorities.
Built in 1978 on long term French Registry the authorities in Bordeaux have
copies of historical documents but for data protection will not release them.
No actual tax invoice exists

Statement from French Customs Registration Authorities (February 2019)

I also confirm the presence in the file of a VAT invoice of the vessel indicating that it is in good standing vis-à-vis the VAT. Upon request, a mention (equivalent to quitus) in this sense may be indicated on the cancellation certificate in the case of a sale with change of flag.

Je vous confirme par ailleurs de la présence au dossier d'une facture TTC du navire indiquant que celui-ci est en règle vis-à-vis de la TVA. Sur demande, une mention (valant quitus) dans ce sens pourra être indiquée sur le certificat de radiation dans le cas d'une vente avec changement de pavillon.

RCD Exempt on age

Current and Old DEKPA Greek cruising log

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