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1990 Custom Steel Ketch 68

location icon Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
Year 1990
Length 68 ft / 20.73 m
Builder/Manufacturer Neta Yachting

A rare opportunity to purchase this stunning Bluewater, fully self-sustained steel cruising yacht, capable of sailing the globe and equally well suited to both high latitude colder climates or tropical explorations without compromise to comfort. Fully stripped and re-built between 2008 and 2014 with safety at the forefront to include 5 watertight compartments. She offers her new owner a high quality, bespoke and versatile platform with a wealth of high-tech, up-to-date equipment at bargain price. More photos available upon request ** PRICE NEGOTIABLE **.


Year Built 1990
Category Sail
Length Overall 68 ft / 20.73 m
Beam 18'8 ft / 5.69 m
Max Draft 9'1 ft / 2.77 m
Construction Steel
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 225 hp
Tax Status Paid

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Perkins
Model: Saber M 225 TI
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 225hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade
Drive Type: Direct
Year: 2008

Built by Neta Yachting
6mm Marine Sheet thickness
Reinforced keel, frames and beams
Insulated from waterline up including ceiling with extruded polyurethane
Burmese teak deck
Forward watertight compartment with CCTV to helm
Aft watertight compartment with CCTV to helm
5 x Watertight zones including engine room, each one has a bilge pump
Hydraulic stern gate with swim ladder
Bow bulb
Bow and stern storage hatches
Zinc anodic protection


Perkins Saber M 225 TI 225HP Diesel engine
Perkins Saber engine frame
Mase IS 27 S generator and Yanmar diesel engine
Mase generator panel
Hydraulic bow thruster
Hydraulic stern thruster, with electric control on the bridge
Bronze propeller
Aqua Matic desalination plant with reverse osmosis with dual control (helm and engine room)
CCTV In engine room
Fully insulated engine room


220v and 24v onboard voltage
12 x Service batteries.
2 x Motor batteries.
2 x Generator batteries.
2 x Switch panels for service batteries, motor and generator
2 x Emergency batteries
Mastervolt battery charger indicators for services, motor and generator
Aber brand, AC Power Defender
Navigation lights panel, bilge pumps, voltmeters and ammeters


4 x Vetus fuel tanks 6,000ltrs total capacity
Fuel transfer pump
2,000ltrs Water capacity
24 V and 220 V water transfer pumps
1,500ltrs Gray and black water capacity
300ltrs Hydraulic fluid tank
200ltrs Reserve oil tank
Tankwatch 4 indicators for water and diesel

Rig and Sails

The yacht is not currently rigged
Designed as a Ketch rigged
Aluminium main mast with 3 spreaders
Aluminium mizzen mast with 2 spreaders
12mm and 14mm stainless steel standing rigging
Furlex 400S furler
Andersen 58ST electric winches
Andersen 56 Manual winches


Pilot house with solar darkening windows
Solid wood steering wheel
LED lighting throughout
Blue LED mood lighting in aft cockpit, companionway, and corridor
Large open saloon
Custom made dining table to starboard
Coffee table to port with wine rack and safe
Large galley aft of saloon
Large master cabin with centreline double bed
Ceiling TV with screen to view navigation
Wardrobe storage to port and starboard
Heads with separate shower and wash basin
Corridor forward of saloon leading to 4 guest cabins
2 x guest cabins with 2 single berths
2 x guest cabins with 1 singer berth
Forward heads with separate shower
Handmade cherry wood interior joinery
Isotherm marine safe 30E
Webasto hot/cold air conditioning


3 x Isotherm freezers, one of them on the kitchen floor.
Floor box for stowage of buckets, etc.
2 x Bosch ovens, (one bread making oven).
Bosch microwave
Bosch dishwasher
Bosch refrigerator
Bosch washer dryer
Rubbish compactor
Freshwater purification apparatus (for drinking)


Hydraulic windlass with foot switch and control from the bridge
2 x 316 Stainless steel custom made A4 anchors
200m chain for each anchor
Hydraulic stern windlass with foot switch
Opacmare hydraulic crane for 500 Kg with 259º rotation
Opacmare hydraulic 2 piece, 3m integrated gangway
Deck wash
12 Polaris spotlights, below the waterline, on both sides
Lateral docking ladder
Thick mooring ropes with stainless steel tensioners
Various fenders
12 X 316 Stainless steel fender racks
Chocks for 3-seater jet ski
2 x Teak wood chairs for aft deck
2 x Stainless steel boathooks
316 Stainless steel diving ladder
Nardi Atlantic 100 dive compressor
4 x Dive bottles
Water hose


Danforth compass
JRC stations 196 GM Radiotelephone
VHF TX antenna (transmitter) for mizzen mast top
Furuno Facsimile receiver
Furuno Naxtex
Raymarine touchscreen hybrid plotters
Raymarine sonar screen vision
Raymarine GPS
Lowrance HDS7 seabed scanner camera
GSM antenna for phone and mobile
SSB antenna
Satellite phone
Raymarine E7 Plotters for surface, aquatic and thermal camera
Furuno Plotter for Naxtex
Simrad AP 50 autopilot display and control
Command joystick for bow and stern thrusters
Raymarine wind indicator.
Simrad rudder angle indicator .
Connection box with keys for battery bridge, motor starter and generator


2 x SOLAS oceanic EuroVinit Life rafts
Cable cutter placed on the motor shaft
5 x Bilge pump, sea water bilge with automatic sensor
6 x Fire extinguisher
Jabsco 360º pirate Spo
Foghorn button
1 ½ Fire pressure hose

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.

Items included but require installing

Genoa 1st made by Velas Elite.
Genoa 2º, Trinqueta, main and mizzen made by Velas Baluma Sails
Main and Mizzen sails with cars
Aluminum mast rails for Main and mizzen sails.
3 x Selden Furlex 400 S model (for Genova 1º, Genova 2º and Trinqueta).
2 x Triple stoper and 2 stoper of one for the ropes of the masts, Rutgerson brand .
10 pulleys of different types for mast ropes, Selden brand .
11 fenders, Polyform - US brand , model F 6, with mooring rope and engraved cotton cover.
1 government chair for bridge in leather, Opacmare brand .
1 stainless steel ladder and teak steps for stern gate, diving and exit to the sea.
Welcome aboard deck mat.
Raymarine 24” HD Digital Radome Radar
360º Video camera, filming in color, with 2 special supports for the main mast
Tracphone FB150 Satellite telephone antenna
Jabsco Double-focus pirate spotlight
Masthead light
Simrad autopilot compass
Raymarine wind vane
Raymarine GPS antenna
Azimut VHF and SSB antenna
Azimut GPS navigation antenna
Furuno Naxtex antenna (receiver)
Airmar weather station antenna
Furuno Facsimile amplifier antenna
Facsimile antenna
VHF TX antenna (mizzen mast)
RX VHF antenna
AIS antenna
AIS antenna (VHF)
GSM antenna for phone and mobile.
Hermes GSM alarm antenna


14 x mosquito nets for portholes.
Aluminum frame, 1 glass and 1 porthole cover
3 x Belts for motor pulley and hydraulic pump.
3 x Bridge wipers (65 cm plus model)
60 mm diameter motor shaft zinc anode.
Light and lifeline support.
2 x diesel filters
Hydraulic oil filter.
Bow thruster tank oil filter.
Box with filters and Aqua Matic desalination products .
2 x 60 liters of hydraulic oil bladders.
5ltrs hydraulic oil canister for steering

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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