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Marten 65 Custom Performance Cruiser

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19.81m (65'0")


Carbon Fibre

Underwater profile
Lifting Keel

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 85hp, PERKINS Sabre M85T (2004)

V+A Waterfront, Cape Town, SA


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Extra Details

Designer Owen Clarke Design
Builder Marten Yachts
Lying V+A Waterfront, Cape Town, SA
Fuel capacity 840.0 ltr (184.8 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 250.0 ltr (55.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 600.0 ltr (132.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 85hp
Engine make and model PERKINS Sabre M85T (2004)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) GORI 3 blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 8.1 ltr (1.8 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 20 knots
Generator output 6.8KVA
Engine spares tick
Water-maker tick

A Max Power VIP Series 250, retracting bow thruster fitted in the forward compartment powered by the DC hydraulic power pack.

Onan MDKU, 7kVA , 220 VAC, I phase, 50 hz. NEW 2009

Honda 2kVa portable petrol generator - NEW 2007

175 Ah custom alternator


Length 19.81m (65'0")
LWL 18.75m (61'6")
Beam 5.50m (18'1")
Draft Min 2.60m (8'6")
Draft Max 4.00m (13'1")
Airdraft 28.20m (92'6")
Displacement 17,800kg (39,249.0lbs)
Headroom 2.10m (6'11")
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Southern Spars Carbon Fibre spars (2004) with Rod standing rigging (2004)


Reefing mainsail North France - roller boom (2004)
Headsail - Furling (2004)
Other sails Genoa (2004)
Solent (2007)
Solent (2004)
Staysail (2004)
Storm jib (2004)
A2 Spi (2004)
Spinnaker gear tick

Carbon boom with hydraulic in boom furler

Hydraulic vang painted to match boom.

Rod forestay - NEW 2007

PBO Running backstays and babystay - 2004

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 10 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator Main engine alternator


Construction Carbon Fibre
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Finish Paint finish

Pre preg Carbon with Nomex and Corecell core.

Four watertight bulkheads.


CNC machined 2205 stainless steel lifting and canting keel fin with lead bulb.

A single carbon daggerboard with a case is located in front of the mast. A pair of plastic bearings support the daggerboard. These bearings also act as guides to allow the daggerboard to self-rotate 5 degrees either side of centre line.

Twin Carbon rudders.

Aft trimming tanks of approximately 1500 ltrs below the lazarette/dinghy garage.

As well as the 2 x 420 ltr Aluminium fuel tanks the yacht also has a 65 ltr diesel day tank.

separate waste water (grey water) 1 x 400 ltrs and sewage system 1 x 200 ltrs tank.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Washing Machine tick

2 x additional sea berths in main saloon with lee cloths.

A 50 litre hot water cylinder fitted with a 1.5 kW, 220 VAC 1 ph element is located in the engine compartment. The water can be heated by either; the generator AC, the shore power or via a hot water circuit from the main engine. There is also a manual fresh water system.

Two Eberspacher D4LC diesel heaters.

Blaupunkt audio/video/dvd system - NEW 2007

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
Computer tick
DVD tick
AIS Receiver tick
Depth sounder tick

Sailor 250 Fleet Broadband
Motorola Iridium
KVH E Track Satcom C
B+G Performance Pack

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Passerelle tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

1 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Muir Atlantic 3500 windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(25kg Spade + Fortress kedge)
100.00m (328'1") of chain
AVON 2.81 dinghy (2004)
5.5hp outboard, Mercury, Short shaft (2004)

6 x Harken 65 STAC carbon winches (incl. one hydraulic)

Pedestal grinder for primary winches

1 x Harken 53ST halyard winch on mast for spinakers

Spinlock jammers and clutches


2 Fishing rods


Bauer Junior II dive compressor.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Swim ladder tick
Security Alarm tick

5 bilge pumps (2 manual / 3 electric)

2 x liferafts
2 x Jonbouy MOB systems
Separate bilges with automatic alarms and actuators

Broker's Comments

STOP PRESS - The owner would consider taking a part exchange. Please contact us to discuss suitability.

This futuristic custom designed sailboat was built by world renowned boat builders Marten Yachts in New Zealand. The remit for this new boat was for a faster long distance blue water luxury cruising yacht to a very high specification and standard of construction. No expense was spared during her design and build. She was specifically designed to be capable of making transoceanic passages sailed by only two people, and occasionally single-handed. Since the boat was launched she has completed almost thirty thousand trouble free miles. This includes three passages averaging more than two hundred miles a day.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Marten 65 Custom Performance Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by a Boatshed Representative of Boatshed Performance. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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