Principessa Vaivia

  • 132.5'
  • 1991
  • La Spezia, Italy
  • 5 275 000 €


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: PERINI NAVI
  • Category: Cruising Ketch
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1991
  • YearBuilt: 1991
  • Year Refit: 2011
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: Italy
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Raised Pilothouse
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/9 - Crew R/B/S: 4/8/8
  • LOA: 132' 6" (40.39m)
  • LWL: 103' 8" (31.60m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 26' 4" (8.03m)
  • Min Draft: 11' 3" (3.43m)
  • Max Draft: 21' 0" (6.40m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 11 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 1,650 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: 3,900 Miles
  • Max Speed: 13 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: 2,100 RPM
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: 242 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 9,800 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 26,640 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 9
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: 9
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: 8
  • Crew Sleeps: 8
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Sails & Rigging

Rig: Ketch
Main Mast: 5 spreader Rondal Aluminum in mast furling (new 2011)
Mizzen Mast: 4 spreader Rondal Aluminum in mast furling (new 2011)
Booms: (Main and Mizzen):     Rondal Aluminum (new 2011)
Standing Rigging: OYS Stainless rod and all fittings (new 2011) 
Sail Inventory:                         North Sails.  All sails new in 2011 unless noted otherwise.
  (1) Mainsail
(1) Mizzen 
  (1) Genoa
  (1) Staysail
  (1) Fisherman 
  (1) Spinnaker asym North
  (1) Spinnaker sym North
  Total fore and aft sail area = 770 m2

Sail Handling:                        Main and Mizzen Halyard winches (new 2011)
  All remaining captive winches upgraded 2011
  (2) open drum winches aft deck (new 2006)
Roller Furlers:  Bamar, Genoa unit (new 2011)
  Bamar, Staysail unit (new 2011) 
  Bamar, Fisherman unit (new 2011)


Main Engines: (2) Caterpillar @ 407 HP ea., top end rebuild 2017
Generators & Electricity:         220/240 volts/3-Phase/50 Hz
  (2) 69 Kw Caterpillar generators/50 Hz/220v (2011) 
Generator Shore Power:  127/220 volts/3-Phase/50 Hz
Helionetics:  208/520 volts/47-64 Incoming Hz
Output: 220 volts/50 Hz
Batteries: 24V house and starting
 Air Conditioning:                    (2) Copeland compressors
  (2) Alpha Laval condensers
  (2) evaporators
  (1) heat exchanger

Additional Mechanical

Watermakers: (2) Idromar International MC85 - 8000 liter/day
Bow Thruster: Marelli Motori 45 Kw
Steering System: Marsilli Hydraulic
Fuel Separator & Filtration:      Alfa Laval MIB 3035-13
Sewage System: Hamman AG
Fresh Water System: Gianneschi & Ramacciotti
Bilge Water Filtration: Facet

Communication and Navigation Equipment

SATcom: Inmarsat-c sailor TT-3606 message terminal
  Sailor TT 302ac Tran receiver
Telephone System:             Siemens
VHF: Sailor RT 5020
MF-HF DSC: Sailor HC-5400 B

Navigation Systems:
Radar x 2: Sperry Navigat MK2 (2013)
Gyrocompass: Venus C-Plath (new 2013)
Compass: C-Plath
Auto Pilot: Navipilot 4000
Depth Sounder: Furuno Depth Sounder
GPS (AIS): MX 420 Navigation system
Wind/Speed Indicators:       Brooks and Gatehouse H5000 (new 2015)
Course Recorder: Geonav 10-c
Navtex:                                Furuno NX-700 B

Entertainment Equipment

TV System in Main Salon with Sat TV - Ipod dock in Main Salon (TV SAT)
Using WiFi can access limited music and movies. (Control four, for audio video)
Aft Cockpit and Flybridge speakers (Bose)
Guest Cabins have Radio and CD players.  Ipod can connect with USB cable or aux jack.


Cooking Equipment:            (1) Miele Induction stove (2015)
  (1) Oven (90 cm) multifunction (2015)
  (1) Samsung Microwave (2015) 
  (1) Bimbi Vorker
  (1) Electrolux Pasta maker
  (1) ABM Slicer

Refrigeration/Freezer:         (1) Refrigerator - 2 large doors, 6 drawers
  (1) Walk-in Freezer - Stainless
  (1) Freezers - Stainless Reefer
  (1) Raritarn - Icemaker
 Dishwasher: (1) Electrolux Dishwasher (2015)

Laundry Room

Main Laundry Equipment:  (2) Miele Professional washers WS 5406 and WS5425
  (2) Miele Professional Novotronic dryers T5206

Deck Equipment

Anchors: (2) Poole 270 Kg
Anchor Chain: (2) 160m/25mm Stud Link
Deck Capstans: (1) Forward Nanni Dual Horizontal whit invader
Stern Boarding Gangway:         (1) Custom Hydraulic
Deck Winches: (4) 2 x Fabri Fiore, 2 x Antal W80.3

Tenders & Toys

Tenders:                             (1) 18' NADIR G18 guest tender w/ 90hp/Suzuki (new engine 2015)

Safety & Security

Security Equipment:  
Cameras: (2) Security cameras Panasonic & CCTV
Anti-intrusion Alarm: Paradox Magellan MG 5050/86 Radio System
Fire Fighting Equipment:
Fire Control System: CO2 fire fighting system in engine room
Fire Extinguishers: (22) Portable Powder
  (3) Portable CO2
  (4) Seawater Firefighting Stations
  (2) Asbestos Firefighting Suit
Safety Equipment:  
Life Rafts: (2) 12 man Survetic Zodiac
Life Rings: (4) 2 Liferings with lightbuoy and 2 without
EPIRBS: (1) Ocean signal E100/G (2016)
SART: (1) Ocean signal S100 (2016)


B&G sailing computer:
New Aft Deck awning:
2015 Brookes and Gatehouse (new)
2012 Italy
Main and mizzen masts: 2011 Rondal (new)
Main and mizzen booms: 2011 Rondal (new)
Paint Superstructure: 2011 Perini Navi
Mast surround teak: 2011 Perini Navi 
Hull Painted:  2011 Perini Navi
Sail control panels FB/WH: 2011 Perini Navi (new)
Engine controls: 2011 Korbelt (new)
Navigation/Radar suite: 2011 (new)
Generators: 2011 Caterpillar (new)
Sails: 2011 North (new)
All standing rigging and fittings: 2011 Stainless Steel (new)
All running rigging: 2011 (new)
Decks reseamed and renewed:   2008 Perini Navi
New Aft Deck winches 2006 Italy
GMDSS electronics 2007 (new)


Simply stated, the interior accommodations aboard PRINCIPESSA VAIVIA are a study in practical, understated elegance.  Her interior is crafted in varnished teak, accented with the highest quality fabrics and soft goods.

Her main deck areas is comprised of the aft cockpit area, main salon aft, L-shaped dinette and formal dining area forward.  PRINCIPESSA VAIVIA has earned the reputation of having among the best living areas of any yacht in her size range.

The aft cockpit has three separate areas, informal round seating aft, full dining table and a wet bar forward.  The recessed cockpit area is serviced with a day head, stair to the flybridge and two entrances to the Main Salon.  The flybridge is easily accessed via a circular ladder from the aft cockpit or from the pilothouse and provides comfortable seating for sailing, sunning and relaxing while underway or at anchor.  Just forward of the cockpit through a pair of glass panel submarine doors is the main salon which has intimate lounge seating in two sofas and two arm chairs.  Moving forward past the pilothouse ladder is an "L" shaped settee and table with seats for 4.  The formal dining area, is forward to port with an oval shaped teak table with loose seating for eight.

The lower deck is comprised of 4 owner/guest cabins aboard PRINCIPESSA VAIVIA.  The Master cabin is below deck to starboard with a Queen bed and full ensuite with bath and bidet.  There are 3 additional guest cabins: One with a double bed, a single bed plus Pullman, one with 2 single beds plus Pullman and one with upper and lower single beds.  These 3 guest cabins all feature ensuite facilities with shower and bidets.  The Master cabin and upper and lower berth cabin can be enjoyed as a suite by use of a common door separating them from the rest of the lower deck.

Forward of the guest accommodations are the crew accommodations and galley.  There are 4 crew staterooms providing comfortable quarters for 8 crew.  A crew lounge, laundry, ships office and full pilothouse enables the crew to provide efficient service for the guests as well as maintain safe operation of the vessel in all conditions.  


is a classic Perini, it would be difficult to find a more comfortable sailing vessel with her pedigree and ambiance, anywhere.  Since her original launch in 1991 as one of the world's largest, most luxurious and advanced sailing yachts, PRINCIPESSA VAIVIA has had the best of care, light use and consistent upgrading, including a major refit in 2011.  For sale due to her owner currently taking delivery of a new larger Perini Navi.