• 76'
  • 2001
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • $1,650,000


ZULU is a custom yacht designed through the collaboration of Doug Peterson Naval Architects and Nauta Yachts, and built at the Franchini shipyard. She is a 23.25m Bluewater Fast Cruising Sloop with classic lines and traditional deckhouse for oceangoing safety and comfort. Her interior is dominated by a salon which is divided into two areas. One area is raised and includes the panoramic dinette, while the lower includes the galley and navigation areas. The continuity between the cockpit and the salon creates a large, light space. The owner and guest accommodations are aft and forward.  They are very spacious and all furnishings are solid teak.  Fabrics are in classic linen with hemp blend upholstery.  ZULU has been well maintained and continuously upgraded.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: NAUTA
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Franchini/Nauta 76
  • Model Year: 2001
  • YearBuilt: 2001
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: US Duty Paid
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 2/1/1
  • LOA: 76' 0" (23.16m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 18' 1" (5.51m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 11' 6" (3.51m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 9 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 12 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 391 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 528 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 1
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: 1
  • Crew Sleeps: 1
  • Crew Heads: 1
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: FRAYAC128RIC
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Doug Peterson
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LPDTE
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


The master stateroom is located aft with two queen berths port and starboard, ensuite head to port, small hanging locker between, a settee to starboard with large hanging locker forward, plus vanity located on the forward bulkhead center.
Going forward in the companionway, the engine room area is to port, more hanging locker storage to starboard, followed by a captain's cabin with single berth to starboard including washer/dryer.
Midship is the main salon with large U-shaped settee and dining table to port, L-shaped settee and coffee table to starboard.
Further forward and down a few steps is a U-shaped settee lounge area to port, with the complete gourmet galley opposite to starboard.
Forward there are separate entrances to the guest staterooms port and starboard. The port side stateroom features hanging lockers, a double berth with single over, followed by an ensuite head forward. The starboard stateroom also has hanging lockers, then a double berth outboard and single inboard, followed by an ensuite head.
All the way forward is a crew cabin with double berth and single over to port, ensuite head to starboard, and storage area forward.
The interior is finished in a light teak, countertops in baths and galley are Corian, and there is Climma air conditioning throughout.


  • Force 10 4-burner stove with oven
  • Miele 3 kg washing machine
  • 2x Veco 150 litre refrigerator
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Miele microwave
  • Veco 80 litre freezer plus under sole freezer


Master Stateroom

  • 2 queen bunks port and starboard
  • Bedside table with drawers between bunks
  • JVC CD player

Ensuite Head:

  • Electric Tecmar toilet
  • Sit-down vanity unit with mirror
  • Hanging lockers
  • Settee

Guest Stateroom #1

  • 2 bunks
  • Ensuite head with electric Tecmar toilet
  • Shower (shared with 2nd guest stateroom)



Guest Stateroom #2

  • 2 bunks
  • Ensuite head with electric Tecmar toilet
  • Shower (shared with 1st guest stateroom)

Crew Cabin (forward)

  • Accommodations for 2
  • Ensuite head with shower

Crew Cabin (aft)

  • Private head  

Navigation and Electronics

  • Icom M602 VHF with cockpit repeater
  • Sailor VHF 4800, 24 watt
  • Sailor Immarsat C Fishery
  • Iridium satellite phone w/antenna on mast
  • ICOM SSB, ICM-718 100 watt, 24V
  • Raytheon ST7000 autopilot with remote in navigation station
  • 2x Raymarine GPS
  • B&G Hydra 2000 with remote in aft cockpit, navigation station and crew cabin
  • Raytheon radar/plotter/GPS RL80 LCD TFT plus remote in cockpit
  • (4) Analogue displays in cockpit
  • Toshiba Sat Laptop with Max Sea program with charts, GPS, LCD color, (new 2005)
  • Nokia 300Xa display and printer (new 2004)
  • Sharp TV LC 20V M2E
  • Bose DVD system (lowers and is concealed when not in use)
  • Surround sound speakers in salon

Engine and Mechanical Equipment

  • Yanmar 6LPDTE 6cylinderengine Turbo Intercooler type
  • Gori 3-blade feathering propeller
  • Racor filters x4, engine room forced ventilation (plumbing)
  • Bilge Pumps: 2x Gianneschi e Rmacciotti bilge pumps, CP32, 24v; Whale Gusher manual pump, 10 MK3, fitted in aft cockpit (cross linked); Whale Gusher manual pump in engine room, Gianneschi e Ramacciotti fresh water pump Idrojet 3 type, 24v with 20 litre expansion tank and safety pressure switch
  • Black water system
  • Grey water system


  • Generator: Onan 16 kw
  • Batteries: Fulmen service batteries, 24V, 540 Ah each, for total 1000 amps; Main engine and genset batteries 300 Ah, 24V each, connected in parallel
  • Chargers: (2) Victron Skilla 220V, 80A, 24V each, connected in parallel for recharging both banks service batteries, independent forced ventilation sensor for battery temp control during compensation recharging
  • Inverter: Victron Energy, 24/220V, 3kw
  • Alternator: Motorola additional alternator for serve batteries, 175 amp, 24V, fitted on main engine
  • Climma air conditioning system
  • Water heater, 80 litre
  • Marinco watermaker, 120 litres/hr, 32 gallons/hr
  • (2) Battery chargers (new in 2011)

Deck Equipment

Hull and deck are made of sandwich using E glass and vinylester resin employing the vacuum bag scrimp technique, resistant against osmosis and producing a sound, strong hull structure. From extensive hydrodynamic research, Doug Peterson designed a bulb and keel configuration at the bottom end of a steel fin, allowing 3% antimony/lead ballast as low as possible to achieve required righting moment with an affordable draft of 3.35m. Winglets also increase close-hauled capabilities without increasing draft. A high aspect ratio spade rudder is built in composite on a stainless steel corrosion free rudder stock.

  • Bow thruster - Maxpower retractable R200
  • Hydraulic retractable passerelle
  • Harken 2-speed self-tailing winches:  2x electric primaries genoa, 2x secondaries, 2x main sheet traveler, electric main sheet, 4x halyard at mast base (2electric) and Spinlokc stoppers
  • Navtec hydraulic 4-function system, manual panel: vang, backstay, genoa halyard, outhaul
  • 6x stainless steel mooring chocks: 2x fwd, 2x ctr, 2x aft
  • Fresh water deck shower
  • Sun awnings for cockpit, full length, by Antigua Sails
  • Helm and engine controls in aft cockpit
  • Large central cockpit with folding table seating 8 persons
  • Bow pulpit in stainless steel 30 mm dia. Pip with opening gate, flag pole brackets, nav light, bimini top securing  lines eyes, teak outboard support
  • 2x side fair lead at opening side gates
  • 3x stainless steel dodger framer for central cockpit, fitted and recessed in deck house
  • Also steering cockpit Bimini and center cockpit
  • Bimini in recess
  • Lofrans electric 2000w windlass with 12mm chain barbotin starboard and mooring winch port, portable windlass control with meter counter, and emergency control in aft cockpit
  • CQR 40kg main anchor with 100m 12mm dia. Chain hi-tensile, pained length marks each 20m
  • 2x side mounted swimming ladder, one long, one short
  • Salt and fresh water shower aft
  • Both cockpits fitted with speakersand courtesy lights
  • Lolimar 180cm steering wheel
  • Sun bathing area between cockpits
  • 20x tapered stainless steel stanchions and 2x side boarding gates in stainless steel 20mm dia. for parallel qua mooring
  • 6x stainless steel fair leads: 4x at stern, 2x at bow
  • 4x stainless steel bimini frames for central cockpit, stored in recess around aft cockpit
  • Stainless steel Lewmar portlights
  • Lewmar hatches, fitted with interior teak trim 8x custom deckhouse stainless steel frame skylights (the two central looking forward can be opened)

Sails and Rigging

  • Sparcraft 3-spreader rig, light alloy
  • Navtec discontinuous rod standing rigging
  • Harken system full batten main sail - first time used: August 2015
  • Sparcraft Park Avenue boom
  • Spectra running rigging, double braid prestretched
  • Reckmann hydraulic furler

Sails by Doyle:

  • Spectra full batten main - first time used: August 2015
  • Staysail
  • Furling genoa, 130% Spectra (new 2012 - first time used: August 2015)
  • MPS 

Tenders/Safety Equipment

  • Zodiac 4.2m tender with Yamaha 50 hp outboard
  • Fire fighting system in engine room and separate on deck fire hose and high pressure pump
  • (2) Life rafts
  • Fog horn and bell
  • Sailor EPIRB
  • Emergency steering aft cockpit

2005 Upgrades

  • Boom repainted (May 05)
  • Re-varnished galley (May 05)
  • New bottom paint (May 05)
  • Bow thruster (Serviced 05)
  • Running rigging (Updated 05)
  • Exterior re-varnished (May 05)


2007 Upgrades (Work Done In New Zealand)

  • Mast stepped, repainted and refurbished, all work being done by Southern Spars                         
  • Repainted spinnaker pole
  • All standing rigging dye checked, running rigging replaced          
  • Full repaint of rig, including spreaders
  • Removal of rig, full service, reassemble and restep
  • Reckman furler and motors sent to Reckman Europe for service
  • Fabricated new stainless steel cap for inner forestay when not in use
  • Full and detailed deck sand
  • Exterior varnished
  • Hull completely faired and repainted Awlgrip - Flag Blue and clear coat
  • Applied two heavy coats of Awlgrip Ultra Build and longboarded back to take out the unfairness in the hull
  • Superstructure cut and polished by hand, gelcoat
  • Boom paint touched up
  • Full hull scrape, fill, fair and prime, antifouled with Micron Extra White
  • New signage on transom
  • New bimini canvas
  • Repaired bimini strut mounts on deck
  • Repaired old tender and serviced outboard (New tender has been purchased)
  • Modified existing tender chocks to fit new tender
  • Installed helm foot chocks at helm station
  • General prop service, applied propspeed to prop
  • Removal of rudder, service work on leaky bearings and seals
  • Replaced hull anodes
  • Extensive service work on thru hulls
  • Replacement of small forward Lewmar deck hatch
  • Repaired shorepower transom hatch


  • Repaired deck hatch over anchor locker channel
  • Modified anchor locker 
  • Repaired hinges on transom hatch
  • Repaired hatch hinges in cockpit
  • Serviced all toe rail fairleads, replaced caulking around toe rail after painting topsides
  • New fender covers
  • Engine room overhaul - steam clean, more lighting added, refurbish and service all pumps and motors
  • Main engine - 1000 hour engine service
  • Load test and replacement of batteries
  • All hydraulics drained and checked, Navtec serviced
  • Removal of black water
  • Service work on refrigeration, new condenser installed
  • Repaired main exhaust leak
  • Shaft - renewed cutless bearings, general clean, check and reassemble
  • Replaced hot water cylinders in water heaters
  • General leak repairs and replaced membranes in water maker
  • Cut inspection for full interior clean, fit new Racor filter system on diesel tanks
  • Starboard diesel tank removed, new tank installed
  • Genset serviced
  • Minor interior carpentry work on helm panels
  • New Iridium phone cable
  • Corrosion survey completed
  • Repair to squabs as required
  • Fitted temporary floor boards for interior
  • Fridge top repaired, new teak face for fridge door
  • Mirror doors in heads 
  • Fitted new hard drive in nav station
  • Repaired areas with rot in forward cabin, starboard bow head
  • New upholstery in saloon
  • Varnished saloon, navigation station and galley sole
  • Full spares inventory, including spare feathering maxprop, spare Delta anchor with warp and chain and extensive tool inventory

2014 Upgrades

  • Epoxy barrier coat on entire keel
  • New bottom paint
  • Scratches buffed and repainted on entire hull.  Topsides buffed and polished
  • New canvas.  Mainsail cover, dodger and bimini.  Binnacle cover
  • New bow thruster Maxpower
  • New Doyle sails.  Main and Genoa (2012 - first time used: August 2015).  Hanks on staysail upgraded to Spectra.  New Spectra lazyjacks
  • New nav station electronics.  Raymarine glass bridge touchscreen GS165 with remote keypad.  New AIS 650 class B transceiver sync'd with radar and chart plotter.  Computer upgraded to latest Windows version
  • New Raymarine radar 24" antenna HD digital color
  • New Raymarine C125 chartplotter and radar.  New binnacle in steering cockpit
  • New batteries 800 ah 24 volt house bank, plus new 12 volt batteries for engine start, generator start and SSB radio
  • New water expansion tank/accumulator and pressure pump
  • All refrigerators serviced
  • Dinghy outboard serviced
  • New large heavy-duty inflatable fenders with high-powered 12 volt inflate/deflate pump
  • All thru-hulls inspected and serviced.  All zincs replaced
  • New fire extinguishers
  • Boat imported and US documented

2016 / 2017 Upgrades

  • Auto Fireboy system installed
  • All new canvas
  • Bottom paint, rudder and keel kelp cutters
  • Full sand out and caulking deck repair
  • Re-painted boom
  • Upgraded passerelle system
  • New 12v service bank
  • New 24v service bank 8 x 6v 400ah agm
  • New windlass
  • Re-galvanized anchor chain
  • New hatch glass on all deck hatches
  • New service 24V master-volt charger


ZULU is a custom yacht designed through the collaboration of Doug Peterson Naval Architects and Nauta Yachts, and built at the Franchini shipyard. She is a 23.25m Bluewater Fast Cruising Sloop with classic lines and traditional deckhouse for oceangoing safety and comfort. Her interior is dominated by a salon which is divided into two areas. One area is raised and includes the panoramic dinette, while the lower includes the galley and navigation areas. The continuity between the cockpit and the salon creates a large, light space. The owner and guest accommodations are aft and forward.  They are very spacious and all furnishings are solid teak.  Fabrics are in classic linen with hemp blend upholstery.  ZULU has been well maintained and continuously upgraded.


Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed.


Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.