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1999 Aquanaut Drifter 1350 Trawler

Lefkas, Greece


Aquanaut Drifter 1350 Trawler built in Holland 1999 first commissioned 2000. Highly respected Steel cruising Trawler yacht, fitted out with all the comforts at home but for a life at sea. Designed with protected props to take the ground/beach. Hull repainted 2019 by Aquanaut.

Powered by two Vetus Duetz D64’s (159 hp each, 2000 ltrs fuel), Vetus bowthruster, generator, solar panels. Comprehensive nav gear (predominantly Simrad & Raymarine) and full safety equipment. Accom for 4/6 in 2 cabins and saloon, Master aft cabin double, lower galley & dinette that with closing partition converts to double berth, two electric heads, holding tanks, Webasto heating, Watermaker, 40ltr calorifier, Washer/Dryer.

French Flag (Douanes approved) since 2008. Euros 165,000

We have over 150 additional photos taken week 27th June 2022 if you would like the file link please ask.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Aquanaut
Model: Drifter 1350 Trawler
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Aquanaut Yachting, Netherlands
Construction: Steel


Length: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Length Overall: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Beam: 13 ft / 3.96 m
Max Draft: 4 ft / 1.22 m
Min Draft: 4 ft / 1.22 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Vetus Deutz
  • Model: DT64
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 159hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Year: 2000
  • Engine Hours: 5538
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Vetus Deutz
  • Model: DT64
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 159hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Year: 2000
  • Engine Hours: 5360
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 318hp


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Trawlers


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR


Built by Aquanaut Yachting in Sneek, The Netherlands
Steel hull in Blue (repainted by Aquanaut in Holland 2019)
Steel deck and superstructure in white
Nonslip surface to aft cockpit and side decks
Skeg hung rudder
Exterior and interior helm positions
Stern bathing platform
Hull is designed to dry out and take the ground with protection to the props.

LOA: 13.64m (42’)
Beam: 4.35m (13’)
Draft: 1.20m (4’0)
Air Draft: 2.80m
Displacement: 20,000kg


Twin Vetus Deutz D64’s (159 hp each, total 2000 ltrs fuel tanks) original engines
(regularly maintained to a fixed schedule by owner and 3rd party professionals)
Stbd: hrs 5538
Port: hrs 5360
Hydraulic shaft drive to 4 blade props
Rope cutter

The « optimal » speed for this boat is 7 knots,1500 rpm,consumption 5 liters max for each engine.  Rpm max is 2650.

Vetus 160 bow thruster
Mastervolt Whisper 6000 generator (1276 hrs)
Watermaker – Power Survivor 5 lts/hr
Webasto HL90 heating


220v & 24v systems
24v for the boat
Mastervolt Whisper 6000 generator (major service in 2015, new alternator 2019)

Batteries for engine, domestic and bow thrusters
8 x 100 amp/h (2017) domestic
4 x engine - Vectron (Port 2) (2017) & Mastervolt (Stbd 2) (2020)
1 x Generator start (2022) & alternator (2022)
2 x Master Volt bowthruster
Master Volt inverter 24-2500w
Master Volt Battery charger 100 amp
Solara solar panels
Shore Power Connection


Fuel: 2 x 1000 litre steel tanks
Water: 2 x 400 litre tanks, Inox
Holding: 170 ltrs in 2 tanks (50 & 120 ltr) Inox
Stern WC holding tank macerator (new 2022)


Layout is a special custom order by the first owner. Not standard.
Main aft cabin and the other one is the dining room that can be turned into a large double bed closed by a removable partition (see photos).

Sleeps 4/6 in two cabins plus saloon.
Two heads (electric/fresh water & macerators) plus two showers (Shower pump new  2022)
Interior joinery in teak, cream fabric upholstery
Carpeted flooring (Cushions and carpets new 2019)
No smoking onboard vessel

Step access from aft cockpit
Large U-shaped sofa to starboard with two adjustable tables
Cupboard storage to port
Large windows all round providing ample natural light

Galley & Dinette:
Steps down from saloon with galley to starboard and dinette to port
U-shaped worktop with 1 ½ sinks
3 hob gas burner on worktop, Dometic oven, refrigerator
Cupboards and drawers for storage
Dinette with U-shaped seating for six around table

Converts to double berth configuration with partition doors
Access to en-suite heads with electric toilet, shower and basin with mixer tap

Aft Master Cabin:
Substantial double island bed central to cabin
Low level cupboard storage to port and starboard
Access to en-suite with generous shower cubicle and basin with mixer tap
Electric toilet and basin with mixer tap



Watermaker – Power Survivor 5 lts/hr
40 ltr Calorifier (hot water) powered by generator &/or shore power.
Webasto HL90 heating - Thermostat (2019)
Candy Washer/Dryer machine (dual)
Dometic gas oven/grill with 3 burner hob
Isotherm fridge with freezer compartment inside
Assorted crockery, cooking equipment & utensils


Electric Vetus ‘Alexander’ windlass 1500w (foot control at bow and wireless remote from helm new 2022)
25kg Aquanaut anchor with 100m 10mm chain
Second 25kg Aquanaut anchor with 100m 10mm chain
Sprayhood & bimini cover for upper helm/deck area
Swim/boarding ladder on fixed stern platform
Simpson Davits – stern
6 warps/lines
10 fenders
Deck shower


Simrad Radar
Simrad CX44 plotter
Simrad CXDS34 plotter
Simrad GPS

Raymarine Autopilot
Raymarine 600R compass
ICOM M73 euro VHF
2 x Shipmate VHF’s
Furuno navtex NX300
Nav lights


Imnasa 3.4m tender carried on stern davits
Honda 6hp outboard (entirely overhauled 2016)


Sea-Safe liferaft, 4 person (was new 2021)
EPIRB (Balise Cospas)
4 life jackets
3 electric bilge pumps
1 manual bilge pump
3 fire extinguishers
Life buoy
Fire blanket

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.

Owners Comments

Work in 2019 by Aquanaut in Holland:
Hull painted €11,250
Antifouling €1,595
Gangway repaint €1,450
New Anchors €2,230
Various other general maintenance work carried out at this time as well.

Owners Message
“We have spent 15 years with our boat and it was wonderful, very safe and comfortable but age is catching up with us and we want to stop before we are too old.

Our cruising has taken us many places (Douro, Guadiana, Guadalquiver) rivers and many locks through France, Belgium and Holland as wells coastal sea. In Europe we left Greece to cruise Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, west coast of France and back to Holland. Then via the Rhein, Danube, Black Sea, Turkey and back to Greece again.

In all this time we have felt incredibly safe and the boat has the power to look after us. We wish the next owner to be as happy as we have been on her, she has become our friend.”

Title Documents and Tax

Current French Flag (since 2008)
Act de Francisation & Titre de Navigation (French Customs, Douanes)
Considered TVA paid in EU on the basis on being on the French Flag which is linked to tax and Customs/Douanes)
No actual invoice confirming payment is available.

Acte de Vente - to current French owners 2006
Previous Belgian Flag A 743706

Build Conformity documents in manual
CE Plate onboard
Evidence of TEPAI cruising tax paid

TVA Note:
The 1st owner registered in Belgium in Europe and would have to have paid TVA/VAT to be registered.
For French Registry is not possible to get an ”Acte de francisation” Registration if the vat had not be paid.

Confirmation via French administration Tel: 0033 970277013 (Douanes SÈTE)
Vendors called (23rd June 2022) the GUSIP (single desk for boats in France. Tel: 0033 299196006 at St Malo).
Who confirmed that the “ acte de francisation” means that the vat has been paid.


Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

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Additional Contact Information

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