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2003 Custom Maxi 140 DS Ketch

Lefkas, Greece


Maxi 140 Custom built Deck Saloon Ketch to Pelle Petterson design and build supervision. Commissioned 2003 completed 2013.   GRP Composite construction, hull treated 2019.  Powered by 167hp Volvo (1985 reconditioned for build), dual steering positions, Vetus Bowthruster, Panda genset, wind gen, water maker.  Sails from 2013/2015, standing rigging 2019. Accom for 6/7 in 3 double cabins, 2 heads. Iroko joinered interior. Comprehensive safety and nav equipment. Powerful cruising Ketch with a variety of recent upgrades.  Euros 140,000

Basic Boat Info

Make: Custom
Model: Maxi 140 DS Ketch
Year: 2003
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Pelle Petterson
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 55 ft / 16.76 m
Length Overall: 55 ft / 16.76 m
Waterline Length: 50 ft / 15.24 m
Beam: 14'8 ft / 4.48 m
Max Draft: 7'10 ft / 2.38 m
Min Draft: 7'9 ft / 2.36 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: TAMD 40B
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 167hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 1985
  • Engine Hours: 3500
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Deck Saloon, Ketch


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


Custom built one off pilot house Ketch, aft cockpit
Built in Sweden by first owner under the project mgmt. of designer Pelle Petterson
Construction started 2003 completed launched late 2013
Hull treatment 2019
Italian 8pg insurance survey April 2019

Composite construction, white hull
Iron bulb keel
Skeg hung rudder
Dual wheel steering inside & out

LOA     55’ (16.4m)
LWL     50’ (15.2m)
Beam  14’7 (4.15m)
Draft     7’9 (2.4m)
Displacement 19 ton
Ballast 10 ton


Volvo TAMD 40B 167hp/120kw engine (#40591) reconditioned from 1985
Shaft drive, Gearbox 2007
3,500 hrs Aug 2019
Folding prop

Vetus Bowthruster
Panda 4.5kw genset (2,300 hrs) 2016
Wind gen 2018
Spectre water maker 60 ltr/hr


12 & 220v systems
Inverter 3000w (2017)
Victron Battery charger 50+30+50 ah (2017)
Solar panels, 600w, (2017)
All systems CPU controlled to charging systems
6 x 150 amp/h domestic batteries (2018)
3 x 100 amp/h engine start batteries (2019)
3 x 200 amp/h service batteries for bowthruster+ (2017)


Fuel:      220 ltrs in 3 tanks, steel
Water:   450 & 300 ltr tanks, steel/nylon
Holding: 80 ltr steel tank

Rig and Sails

Ketch rigged
Steel Standing rigging 2019

Genoa, white, nylon (2013)
Mainsail, white, nylon& dacron, (2015)
Ketch/Staysail, white, dacron (2013)
Storm jib, white, dacron (2015)

All Andersen winches from 2013
Genoa 2 x 68ST winches
Spinnaker sheet 2 x 46ST winches
Halyard 1 x 46ST winch
Main 1 x 46ST
Additional 2 46ST winches


Accom for 7 in 3 cabins, 3 doubles single in saloon.
Iroko finished interior joinery
2 Heads & showers

Cooker 2 burner
Oven with grill
S/S sink
Double fridge with freezer compartment
Assorted cutlery/crockery
Cabin heating


Electric Windlass
35kg Delta anchor with 100m chain, 10 mm
20 kg Delta & 15kg Delta anchors
Various fenders and lines
Boarding/swim ladder
Stern boarding platform
Fixed structural wheel house


Dual systems inside & out for most instruments
2 compasses
2 x Speed, Wind, depth
2 x GPS
2 x plotter
2 x autopilot
2 x radar
2 x VHF
2 x AIS


Zodiac tender 2.5m
8hp Yamaha outboard


6 & 10 person liferafts (serviced 2018)
Jack stays
2 life buoys
2 dan buoys
Emergency tiller
3 electric bilge pumps
1 manual bilge pump
4 x fire extinguishers
Radar reflector
Gas alarm
Grab bags
Fire blankets
Custom MOB system for sail.

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.


Yacht has cruised the North Sea to the Med most recently in the Ionian Greece.


Title Documents and Tax

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

Copy current Dutch Registration Certificate
Copy of current owners purchase Bill of Sale 2017
Copy Swedish Flag Closure Details and copy previous owners Bill of Sale 2016
Copy Swedish document/invoice 2012 payment of €11,300 tax Transport Styrelesen
(no specific vat/tax invoice relating to build or materials)
Declaration of Conformity not required - Custom one off built Sweden classed exempt under ‘Prototype Rules’ previous owners supporting letter(in Swedish).
Greek DEKPA cruising permit

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith, in this case we are acting as Brokers only.  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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Additional Contact Information

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