72′ Custom Sail

Priced to Sell








Single Diesel

Hull Material


BVI Yacht Sales Overview

Pacific Wave is a stylish Italian designed and built aluminum mono-hull with an outstanding pedigree. Built for an ex Commodore of Yacht Club Costa Smerelda at a commercial yard in Pesaro Italy (near Ancona) to a design by Giorgetti & Magrini in Milan (who worked on the Italian America’s Cup entry) and with a luxurious interior by the famous Milanese architect Gae Aulenti (designer of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris).

UK flag and Part 1 commercially registered she has been kept ‘in code’ (licensed) by UK authorities (the MCA) for commercial use up to 60 miles offshore (Cat 2) – twelve persons for day sails, eight if overnight – and run the last eleven years as a successful charter yacht & only ever crewed by the live-aboard owner who is a professional captain!

Easily sailed by just two crew this go-anywhere, strong but high performance 72-footer is fully equipped for blue water offshore sailing. Big money re-fits by the most prestigious yards in the UK (Hamble Yacht Services and Pendennis) saw her stripped to metal, re-faired and Awlgrip paint system, along with a new main engine (Caterpillar 3126 350hp), generator (Onan 17.5Kva), and overhaul of all services including air con and refrigeration.

Custom interior in a light-colored spruce with a double master cabin at the stern, two twin berth guest suites, and crew forward – all four cabins en-suite. Operated as a charter yacht since 2008, in the Virgin Islands (December to May) and the Grenadines (June to November but lifted-out and stored ashore for annual maintenance in Trinidad during the peak hurricane season of August to October). The best charter year was 2011/12 when she worked 15 weeks and generated sales worth $221,000 USD, excluding crew gratuities of $29,000 USD.

Pacific Wave is an exceptional and unique yacht with a current charter business. The yacht’s website 

www.sy-pacificwave.com and social media links could be included in the sale by negotiation if required.

Pacific Wave is a very strongly built, superb sailing yacht which has been set up to sail quickly and easily, with few crew. Her designer interior layout is ideally suited for charter use and is exceptionally light and airy. The yacht benefits from substantial refits and upgrades carried out in 2003 and further in 2005 – the latter being done at Pendennis Shipyard. In 2006 further interior and detail upgrades were carried out in Palma with a systems re-fit in Gosport in 2008. She is MCA classified for charter and she is, quite simply, exceptional.

The yacht is light and airy throughout with the use of an unusual combination of light spruce woods, stainless steel trim, teak hatch surrounds and white headlining. This look was specifically designed for the yacht by Gae Aulenti, the famous Italian interior designer and architect who designed, among other things: Le Musee d’Orsay in Paris; the Contemporary Art Gallery at the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Palazzo Grassi in Venice; and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Recent modernization of the interior detailing, and the “head and shower” areas, have improved the yacht even further. 

The forepeak, acting as a storage area and workshop with AC & DC power sockets and built-in lockers for spares & tools, is accessed either by the large overhead deck hatch or via a watertight door that leads aft on the starboard side to a crew (or guest) cabin, with upper and lower berths, lockers and, via a door to port, to its own ensuite with head (Jabsco – manual/sea water flush) / washbasin / shower area. This area also houses the washing machine. 

Aft again on the starboard side a door leads into the starboard guest ensuite with head (Tecma – electric/fresh water flush) / washbasin / shower area – and on again to the starboard twin guest cabin with upper and lower berths. This second cabin opens into the main saloon.

To port forward of the saloon is another twin berth guest cabin and ensuite with head (Tecma – electric/fresh water flush) / washbasin / shower area set forward. All the forward head/shower areas were refitted 2006 in Palma, with the walls refinished with epoxy & a GRP smooth finish for easy wipe down. The head-linings were also renewed in forward areas in 2006. 

The main saloon has large L shape seating areas set to port and starboard, port side with dining / coffee table, starboard side with modification in 2005 to a storage box / footrest unit. To port above the sofa is the entertainment center with a Samsung 32-inch LED TV (new 2008) with Panasonic Surround Sound and B&W speakers. There is good stowage and lockers on both sides. Carpets new in 2016, upholstery new 2005 in Palma. Headlining to saloon and aft cabin renewed 2005 at Pendennis. Note – the artwork in the saloon and cabins is specifically excluded from the sale.

The main companionway leads up on the centerline to the large mid cockpit area on deck.

The galley is aft of the main saloon to starboard and is fully equipped with an Alpes (Italian) four-burner propane stove top and oven (new 2012) (with remote solenoid tank closure and gas leak detection), and a microwave (new in 2018). Two aluminum 20 lb. propane cylinders are in a vented draining outside locker. 

To port aft from the saloon is the chart table with instruments and electrical control panels for AC & DC systems. Past the navigation area the passageway leads aft to owner’s stateroom. From the passage there is access amidships to a well sound proofed engine room. Some systems like the aircon units, fridge compressors, grey water and bilge pumps, & the water maker membrane, are also installed in a separate space forward of the engine room and accessed from behind the companionway steps. 

The Owner’s stateroom has two generous double berths (widened recently), also plenty of locker space and a washbasin stand on the starboard side. Forward on the starboard side is the ensuite with head (Tecma – electric/freshwater flush) / shower area. There is a direct companionway and hatch to the aft cockpit. The cabin and the head / shower area were refitted at Pendennis 2005, along with new breathable mattresses and under mattress springs by Hulsta. New hatch screens throughout in 2005 (sun shade / mosquito grill).

Caterpillar 3126 TA, 6 cylinder in-line 350hp turbo-charged diesel engine with transmission oil cooler installed new 2005. Racor fuel filtration. Two 50A alternators. Long range cruising speed under engine at economy power setting: 7 knots. Usual cruising speed under engine: 9 knots. Maximum speed under engine: 11 knots. Long range fuel consumption averages 10 liter per hour to give a ‘to dry tank/no reserve’ cruising range with full tank under economy power (1,400rpm) of 1,540 nautical miles @ 7 knots. 2 x 220Ah 12V start batteries new 2015. 5,562.2 hours total time as at May 10th, 2019. 

A Twin Disc Inc. of Wisconsin 2.47:1 marine transmission reduction gearbox was new in 2005 and the stern gear refurbished with a shaft seal by SureSeal System from Tides Marine of Florida which includes a water pick-up kit to cool and lubricate the shaft seal.

22” 3-bladed Max-prop propeller refurbished 2018. 

Generator -17.5 kW Onan, 240V 50Hz (European standard) single phase with remote start (2005). Racor fuel filtration. New 12V start battery in 2017. Fuel consumption averages 2.5 liter per hour under typical loads. 22,151.3 hours total time as at May 10th, 2019. 

1 x U shaped baffled stainless-steel diesel fuel tank feeding engine and generator, with a single wide fill point on port side, holding 581 US gallons (2,200 liters). LED contents gauge at chart table graduated in 10% increments. 

Note: Engine room refitted 2005 at Pendennis Shipyard Ltd, UK, including new engine and generator. In addition, much of the pipe-work to services etc. was upgraded or replaced at that time. It is an exceptionally tidy installation with all engine servicing points easily accessible.  

Bow thruster – Sidepower SP220 tunnel unit, with its own batteries and charging circuit (2003), 2 x 12V 90Ah batteries new 2019, and unit refurbished 2007. Dedicated Victron digital battery monitor on the panel at chart table new 2018. Dedicated Victron Phoenix 24V/16A charger new in 2018. 

Service batteries are 24 x Exide 2V wet cells in 2 banks of 12 cells with total of 1,240 Ah. All new in 2018. Dedicated Victron digital battery monitor at chart table. 2 x Victron Skylla 24V/80A chargers new in 2018. 

Victron Phoenix Combi 24V (2kW inverter/ 50A charger). 

2 x 240V AC hot water boilers (forward 2015 and aft 2008). 

240V AC Air conditioning – Cruisair reverse cycle – fully refurbished by main dealer in 2003 and maintained since by Reefco in St. Thomas but due overhaul. 2 x 48,000 btu units give aircon throughout boat including the crew cabin. A high output 0.5hp March pump (overhaul September 2019) ensures efficient sea water cooling of compressors regardless of sea water temperature. 

240V AC Iceberg refrigeration central plant for two refrigerators and 1 freezer. 

Water maker – Spectra Newport 400 DC powered. 16 US gallons/60 liter per hour (2003 but constantly upgraded with new vane pump, main motor, control board CPU upgrade 2017, Clarke pump 2018, membrane September 2019, Salinity Probe September 2019), & with an auxiliary March feed pump to increase the supply water pressure and to guarantee rated output from water maker. 

2 x stainless steel freshwater tanks with single point fill on port side, holding a total of 290 gallons (1,100 liters). Port and starboard tanks are cross-linked/isolated as required. LED contents gauges at chart table are graduated in 10% increments. 

2 x grey water tanks capacity 41 US gallons (155 liters)1 x black water tank with high level alarm & ultra-sonic contents level gauge – capacity 38 US gallons (144 liters) – with Gianneschi pigtail-drive waste pump (new 2016)Salt water deck wash/fire pump (2003)

Johnson SPX high-volume electric bilge pump/grey water pump (new September 2019)

Emergency electric bilge pump for main bilge (2008) 

Electronic (no moving parts) high water alarms in all three bilge areas2 x fresh water pressure pumps for domestic water system (2016) 

Manual Patay bilge pump (2008) 

Aluminum hull, deck and superstructure using ¾-inch plate below the waterline and ½-inch plate above. Very strongly built – which is reflected in the gross tonnage of 56.72 Imperial long tonne (127,000 lb.). She would be classed as a heavy 72-foot boat but that gives excellent big sea security and a reassuring steady motion, and yet just two crew can confidently maneuver and dock under all situations. 

Teak laid deck that requires some attention in high wear areas on the foredeck.

Hull repainted in 2003 in Awlgrip color ‘Flag Blue’ at Hamble Yacht Services. The paint has faded from original Flag Blue color, especially starboard side which has had more sun, but still looks good after Awlcare Protective Polymer Sealer (which is regularly applied). Superstructure repainted in 2005 in Awlgrip color ‘Castle Tan’ at Pendennis and refinished by PaintTech St Maarten in 2012.

Below waterline painted annually in Seahawk Biotin color white at Peakes.

Winches – all but one of the winches are by Lewmar and all were re-chromed and rebuilt 2003:

Primary winches for genoa sheets are 2 x custom, 3-speed units operated via twin cross linked coffee grinder pedestal systems set on the bridge deck;

Staysail sheet winches (may also be used for genoa sheets when cruising shorthanded) are set at the aft cockpit and are two 65 self-tailing units;Also at the aft cockpit are two 55 self-tailing winches for the runners and a 65 self-tailing winch for the mainsheet;

On the mid deck area at the foot of the mast is a Harken 74 (new 2010) electric 2 speed 24v self-tailing winch for the main halyard, along with three other manual 65’s and two 55’s (all self-tailing) for the other halyards, reefing and controls.

All winches have protective Sunbrella covers 2014. 

Newly installed Spinlock jammers now make halyard / reefing line handling much easier than previously.

Anchor windlass – Lofrans Team Project X4 24V electric – new motor in 2006.

All new Lewmar Ocean deck hatches 2005 at Pendennis. All fitted with Sunbrella covers 2014.

Solimar deck gear.

Solimar steering.


Cutter-headed sloop rig.

Alloy spars by Sparcraft.

Three spreader keel stepped mast – finished in white Awlgrip. The mast has an Antal car system for fully battened mainsail (2008), and trysail track, also a Harken spinnaker track on front of the mast, and LED spreader lights. Mast was stripped, refitted and re-stepped 2003, plus later un-stepped again and inspected at Pendennis in 2005 including paint touched up, and the Navtec vang serviced.Sparcraft alloy boom with LED light over cockpit table, spinnaker pole and jockey pole – all finished in white Awlgrip – all stripped, resprayed and refitted 2003.All new standing rigging by Reckmann Mast Systems 2003. Nitronic rod for backstay, forestay, VI, V2, V3 and D4; Dyform wire for Dl, D2, D3, inner forestay and baby-stay. All replaced St Martin 2012 by FKG with new CR4 turnbuckles for cap shrouds. Running back stays in 1 x 19 Dyform wire with Spectra tails and Dyform wire check-stays, also replaced 2012 by FKG. Annual rig-check by FKG for coding (commercial licensing) purposes.

Navtec hydraulics for boom vang, backstay and baby stay, all stripped and serviced 2010. New Sailtec control panel for Navtec rams in 2017. Ram seal repairs as required by FKG, St Martin or Island Rigging, St. Thomas.

Complete set of running rigging (including unused spinnaker sheets) with spares. The staysail sheets were new 2016, spectra main halyard new 2016.

Reckmann RF90-3 electric furler system for genoa (2003 – new motor in 2013). 

Sails in storage at Ullman Sails, Chaguaramas, Trinidad (storage cost $10/sail/month):

North Gatorback spectra fully battened mainsail with 3 reefs 2003. Antal hardware removed for new Dacron mainsail in 2008.

North All-purpose 1.5 oz spinnaker with snuffer 2003.

Sails serviced and repaired as necessary at Pendennis in 2005 and by North, Gosport, Portsmouth in 2008. Unused since then but professionally maintained and stored and believed to be sound.

 Sails onboard:North 1,259 square feet Dacron fully battened mainsail with 3 reefing points. Bought 2008 from North Sails, Gosport.

Quantum 1,493 square feet, 120%, high-mass fiber 11.88oz, cross cut Dacron, furling genoa. Bought 2012 from Quantum, St. Thomas. New UV strip 2017.

Doyle 485 square feet, 10.77oz cross cut Dacron, staysail/storm sail with rope-luff that requires modification to make it a hank-on sail. Bought 2016 from Turbulence, Grenada. 

North 1.5 oz MPS (no spinnaker pole required for cruising chute) with sock & snuffer 2003.North trysail 2003.

Sails inspected and maintained every year by Turbulence, Grenada or Ulmann, Trinidad with ‘in season’ sail maintenance by Quantum, St. Thomas.

Total ‘3 sail’ sail area (excluding downwind cruising chute) is 3,237 square feet.

Brookes & Gatehouse Hydra 2000 system (dual depth and speed transducers – speed paddles and depth transducers on port and starboard with gravity switches to switch from side to side), FFDs in cockpit and at nav station, 2003.

Brookes & Gatehouse Hydro Pilot 2 system with Accu-Steer Inc. of Bellingham WA HPU-75 3.21 liters/minute constant running pump and Accu-Steer ram all 2003 (except hydraulic ram) – all refurbished 2006 at Pendennis, new seals in ram 2008 Gosport.

Raytheon RL80C 10″ color combined chart plotter and radar display in nav station 2003.

Raytheon RL80C 10″ color combined chart plotter and radar display by helm in cockpit, including daylight viewing 2003. 

Raystar 120 GPS system 2010.Navtex ICS Nav 6 (2006) at chart table.

Icom VHF radio Command Mike remote unit and Raytheon Ray 430 loudhailer/foghorn/intercom system in cockpit on engine panel with repeater engine instruments, remote windlass control, general call alarm, & all exterior lighting switches.

Icom 506VHF unit with DSC and AIS receiver (2017) & Skanti TRP 8251 long range MF/HF Transceiver at the chart table.

Thrane & Thrane Capsat 3022D Sat C Transceiver (2003) at chart table.Raymarine ST290 MOB unit at cockpit.

Ritchie steering compass on steering pedestal.

Autohelm electronic hand bearing compass. Custom recessed navigation lights.

Mast head tri-color and anchor light. 

Steaming light.

Boats and toys:

Caribe 3.2m dinghy with Mariner 10 HP outboard (stored in forepeak). 

Donut, 2 sets of water skis (kids and adult sizes), wake board, snorkeling equipment. 

Anchoring & Mooring:105lb CQR anchor with 120m 12mm G70 chain (chain new 2018).Danforth kedge anchor with approx. 100m warp and 5m of chain.

6 Avon inflatable giant fenders.4 Polyform HTM4 fenders with sock covers.

1 big ball fender.Mooring lines.

Boat hook.Anchor light and day shape. 

Safety Equipment:2 x hard case 6-man ocean safety life-rafts with SOLAS B packs inside (new 2016) in stainless cradles at aft cockpit with Hammar auto-release.1 x 406 EBIRB with Hammar auto-release housing on stern rail.1 x 121.5 PLB.Jotron Man overboard recovery system mounted on transom (2008).

2 Danbuoys with lights.2 horseshoe lifebuoys with lights and drogues (2016).Jackstays (2006).Emergency steering gear.Tow rope.3 emergency grab bags to MCA specification (all in code with TPA’s). 

Automatic Sea-fire extinguisher system in engine room (2003).Chubb fire alarm detector in engine room and galley (2003).Smoke alarm in forepeak and elsewhere as required by coding.Fire extinguishers in every cabin.Gas detection and control system.Offshore flare pack for MCA Cat 2 (in code) – in addition to flares in SOLAS B pack in liferafts.Emergency VHF aerial.

Radar reflectors.Emergency navigation lights.Not Under Command lights & shapes.

MCA cat 2 first aid kit (in date and as required to be in code). 

Deck Equipment:Teak varnished cockpit table with padded blue Sunbrella cover. 

Large spares inventory for all equipment fitted. 

Sunbrella Blue cockpit Sprayhood new September 2019.

Large beige Sunbrella sun awning, goes over boom, (2011).

Beige Sunbrella sun awning, goes under boom for a quick erection (2011).

Blue mainsail cover; Wheel & Binnacle cover; Fender skirt – all new 2003. 

New beige cockpit upholstery in 2005 with protective toweling covers 2019.

Pasarelle / boarding gangway.Swimming / boarding ladder.Yale Security intruder alarm with motion sensors.

Yacht name

Pacific Wave




LOA: 72 ft 0 in
Beam: 19 ft 0 in


Caterpillar 3126 TA, 6 cylinder in-line 350hp turbo-charged diesel engine with transmission oil cooler installed new 2005


Number of Cabins: 4 en-suite

Number of Heads: 4


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (290 Gallons total)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (581 Gallons)

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