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1989 Royal Huisman Ketch

Palma de Mallorca, Spain


FOFTEIN STAR is an elegant 84ft ketch, built in 1989 by Royal Huisman. Her first and actual owner is an experienced offshore yachtsman with a passion for diving and filming marine life worldwide, particularly whales.

Designed by Henry Scheel, FOFTEIN STAR is a classic sailing yacht with a beautiful sheer line, clipper-bow, elliptical stern and moderate draft.

Her entire conception is based upon the owners desire for comfort and amenity below, as well as safety and seaworthiness. 

FOFTEIN STAR has undergone a thorough refit in 2006 at Royal Huisman. Her technical and cosmetical condition is as new. She’s a true connoisseur yacht.

Basic Boat Info

Price: €1,550,000
Tax Status: Paid
Make: Royal Huisman
Model: Ketch
Year: 1989
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Royal Huisman Shipyard
Designer: Henry Scheel
Construction: Aluminum


Length: 84'2 ft / 25.65 m
Length Overall: 84'2 ft / 25.65 m
Waterline Length: 71'3 ft / 21.71 m
Beam: 20'10 ft / 6.35 m
Max Draft: 7'10 ft / 2.40 m
Min Draft: 7.87 ft
Displacement: 73,840 kg
Ballast: 15,600 kg
Cabins Count: 4

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Gardner
  • Model: 6 LXCT Marine
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 170hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2006
Cruising Speed: 8 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 3,115 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 1,477 L
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 200 L


Heads Count: 3
Boat Class: Ketch, Cruisers


Approved Boats is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Haas International AG.

Main characteristics

Type: Ketch

Shipyard: Royal Huisman, Holland

Naval Architect: Henry Scheel / Royal Huisman Shipyard

Year: 1989 refit 2006 at R.H.S.

Registry: Rye, England

Hull material: Aluminium

Length O. A.: 25.65 m / 84’15''

Length W. L.: 21.71 m / 71’23''

Beam: 6.35 m / 20'83''

Draft: 2.4 m / 7’87''

Gross tonnage: 73.84 t / 162,789 lbs

Ballast: 15.6 t / 34,342 lbs

Engine: Gardner 6 LXCT Marine 170 HP


4/5 guests in 2 cabins

1 crew cabin or small guest cabin for 2

1 captain cabin

Technical description


Rig: Rondal, auminium

Masts: Main mast 27.00 m above deck / Mizzen 18.50 m above deck

Booms: Main approx. 9.0 m / Mizzen approx. 6.0 m

Spinnaker boom: 7.40 m, aluminium

Reefing system: Rondal in-mast Hydrofurl

Standing rigging: OYS standing rigging new 2007, checked and heads changed in Spring 2015



Sails: Elvström EPEX, all new 2014

Foresails: Yankee 121 m2, staysail 44.80 m2

Mainsail: 108 m2

Mizzen: 42 m2

Sail area: 316 m2

Winches: Lewmar, hydraulic



Engine: Gardner 6 LXCT Marine 170 HP (127 kW) complete rebuilt at Factory in 2006

3400 hours in 03/2019

Propeller pitch on engine: Hundested variable pitch

Generator: Northern lights M864W, 20Kw new 2006

2900 hours in 03/2019



Fuel tank: 3115 ltrs

Fresh water tank: 1477 ltrs

Waste water tank: 200 l

Fuel consumption Engine: 16-20 ltrs/hr

Fuel consumption Generator: 6 ltrs/hr



Max. speed under power: Approx. 8.5 knots

Cruising speed under power: Approx. 8 knots



Water maker: HEM 180 l / h

Heating: 220 V heaters and through air conditioning

Air conditioning: Marine Air 60.000BTU throughout new 2006,serviced 12/2014, 1110hrs in 3/2019

Bow thruster: Maxpower New 2006, connected to PTO of Generator

Dive compressor: Bauer dive compressor 817hrs in 3/2019



Ships electrical power: 24 volts A602/1695 Sonnenschein, new 2014

Shore power: 220v 50Hz

Battery Capacity: 1695Ah



Autopilot: Segatron

Compass / gyro: B & G Halcyon 3

GPS / plotter: Furuno GP-31, Maxsea chart system

Radar: Furuno FR-2105 black box, full ARPA

Weatherfax: Via computer

Navtex: Via computer

Barograph: Vetus Meteoline

Log: B & G Hydra 2000

Depth sounder: B & G Hydra 2000

Wind speed + direction: B & G Hydra 2000

Close-hauled and running: B & G

Rudder indicator: B & G



Telephone: GSM, Fleetbordband

VHF radio telephone: Sailor C4900

SSB radio telephone: Skanti

Satcom: Fleetbordband, Sat-C Thrane & Thrane

Telefax: Fleetbordband

EPIRB: 2 x, Tron



TV/Video: 28”Sharp plasma screen, DVD, VCR, new 12/2014

Radio/HiFi: Bose surround sound, new 12/2014



Owner: 1 Fwd master cabin / Double bed / En-suite head                           

Guests: 1 guest cabin (port side) with 2 berth +1 pullman bunk and en-suite head                                                             

Crew:  captain cabin (mid port side) / can be used as guest cabin

1 Crew cabin 2 bunks (stb side)

Pilot berth in main salon (stb side)

1 Saloon

1 Galley



Refrigerator: Running of either 220 V system or engine driven compressor

Deep freezer: Running of either 220 V system or engine driven compressor

Stove: Propane, Alpes Inox

Washing machine: Miele

Dryer: Miele

Safe: In master cabin



Gangway: Yes

Bathing ladder: Yes

Deck shower: Yes

Awning: 1 x cockpit, 1 x main deck

Sun mattresses: Yes

Covers: Yes

Anchor: 1 x 180 lbs CQR, 1 x 170 lbs Fisherman, 1 x 100 lbs Danforth

Windlass: Steen, electric



Tender: Zodiac Grand Raid MkII / Yamaha 15hp

Outboard Torqeedo 4Kw electric



Life raft: 2 x Zodiac 12 persons Solas A (new 2002)

Life jackets: 10 x Secumar

Bilge alarm: Yes

Fire-extinguishing system: Engine room FH200

Fire-extinguishers: Portable extinguishers throughout boat


2006 REFIT

  • Complete re-spray of hull, superstructure and masts
  • New stainless steel rod rigging and soft running rigging
  • Replacement of all deck fittings with new stainless steel Rondal deckware
  • Reduction in size of engine room to allow for complete redesign of forward area & Guest cabins
  • New Master cabin with sofa / office and on-suite bathroom
  • New Guest cabin & en-suite bathroom
  • New addition of Captain’s cabin
  • New insulated floor boards throughout
  • Complete re-varnish of interior & exterior woodwork



  • Complete rebuild of Gardner Engine
  • New Northern Lights 20Kw generator
  • New Air conditioning system
  • Bow thruster installed
  • Completely new installation of all service pumps
  • Rewiring and ducting of engine room
  • New 24v Mastervolt service battery bank


Navigation Area  

  • New navigation equipment
  • New Radar
  • Flat screen displays
  • New communications system
  • New B&G instruments




Red water line stripe re-painted as well as star at bow

PLC installed for monitoring batteries and to include NMEA data 

All PLC devices will be upgraded in April 2017

New antifouling application (photos of hull / underwater available on request)



Complete overhaul and upgrade of the fridge and freezer system with new insulation, more space and new custom build cold plates for @ 30.000€

Installation of new Beckhoff PLC monitoring system with touch screens that are accessible also remotely via internet connection by Royal Huisman. Costs @ 45.000€


Haas International offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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