1998 Van De Stadt Samoa

US$ 285,000
Annapolis, MD
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Offshore Ready

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Annapolis, MD
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Current Price:
US$ 285,000 
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If you know custom cruising boats you know that this is a rare offering. If you are not very familiar with custom cruising boats, well then you are in for a real treat. We would like to introduce to you our offering of a Van De Stadt Samoa 48 called Panta Rhei. She is a thoroughbred blue water cruising yacht, built to the highest standards of Dutch craftsmanship. She is a tremendously safe off-shore passage-maker with a very well protected cockpit (hard dodger and “wrap around” cockpit coaming) and rugged non-skid plates on all walking surfaces. Panta Rhei can easily be handled by a small crew (or even single handedly) despite her substantial sail area. She has been designed, built and fitted out for long distance cruising, with over-specified equipment, simple systems for easy maintenance, large autonomy, luxurious accommodation and exceptional comfort at sea.

Panta Rhei is an aluminum Van De Stadt Samoa 48 commissioned in 1997/98. She was designed by Van de Stadt & Partners and built by Van Toledo Netherlands & Van Mameren interiors. In 1939 Van de Stadt designed the Valk, a plywood (called “hetchout” by the supplier at the time) daysailor still popular today in the Netherlands. Van de Stadt quickly became a highly regarded pioneer of sailing yacht construction, especially when it came to the materials used. Van de Stadt also earned repute when he designed the 12 meter racer Zeevalk. Eventually Van de Stadt designs were available for homebuilt sailboats, the first plans sold in 1952, but designers all over the world did not give repute to Van de Stadt’s ideas until years later. Panta Rhei is an all aluminum hull that is roundbilged and sports a fin keel and a balanced spade rudder, based on the design that Van de Stadt applied years ago. Long story short, you are looking at an excellent blood line here and the investment will be worth it in so many ways.

There is really only a hand full of “serious” offshore shore sailing vessels. These “serious” vessels are designed to go anywhere at any time, meaning high latitudes, if Greenland, to Antarctica, to rounding the Great Capes, is what they do. Robust construction, water tight bulkheads, flush decks, hard dodgers, safe and comfortable watch stations, workable/functional and livable interiors, all with 200 plus mile days are average, and not to mention load capabilities to stay out there. The list is long.

Those “serious” offshore shore vessels are a far and few. If they are the "Bermuda Series consisting of the Apogee and Bougainvillea Series" which are Chuck Paine’s famous series of light-displacement, long-waterline, ocean-voyaging yachts. They all feature collision bulkheads for safety, extensive tankage, high performance rudders, and an attractive pilothouse between cockpit and lower accommodations. Many years ago, there was a rendezvous for these designs held on some Atoll in the South Pacific. A dozen showed up. Boats of this caliber will set back an individual one million dollars plus for a used one.

Our next example in this pedigreed design, would be our good friends, Evans Starzinger and Beth Leonard’s “Hawk”, sister ship to our wonderful offering, Panta Rhei. Everything Hawk is, Panta Rhei is, except Panta Rhei is finished off to more yacht standards. Hawk is industrial. Simply put. Beth and Evens Hawk has sailed successfully further than 99% than most of us ever will. Just google bethandevans.com and read their adventures, their choice of the boat they themselves choose, plus go to their photo album is see their Hawk in action. They are the real deal. There is rhythm and reason in their decision/choice of what the proper offshore sailing yacht is and should be.

The so called today’s modern world cruiser would have a difficult time getting to St. Michaels on the Chesapeake Bay. And if they are really adventurous, they do Caribbean 1500, with much needed repairs after just some 1700 miles. Our offering is a different animal. If your vision is a comfortable safe quick passage to anywhere, all from a proven design, then our Van De Stadt Samoa 48 called Panta Rhei is your only choice. She will not disappoint and is everything that we say that she is. We are your choice for Bluewater boats.


  • Tec 24 volt refrigerator & separate Frigomatic water cooled freezer
  • Electric water pressure system (2012) and boiler (2011)
  • Raymarine ST60 PLUS instrument pack (Wind/Speed/Depth, 2011) & ST60 PLUS close hauled (2011)

  • Raymarine SPX30 course computer core pack (2011) & ST7002 Control Unit (2011)

  • Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS (2011), Digital yachts AIT250 AIS transponder (2011)
  • Furuno radar
  • Digital yachts PC & Prolite 115 15" LCD Monitor (2011), Nasa Navtex PC Pro System (2011)
  • Volvo Penta 79 hp diesel engine w/ 4000 running hours on engine
  • Three-bladed feathering Maxprop propeller
  • Lewmar V3 10mm Gypsy/Drum windlass (2011)
  • Hydrovane windvane self-steering system
  • Four deep cycle Mastervolt service batteries (2011)

  • Mastervolt 24/50 automatic battery charger (2012)

  • Vetus 80 kgf electric bow thruster w/ speed control (refitted in 2011)

  • Fisher Panda 6,5kva diesel generator in soundproofing box (approx. 2000 hours, refitted in 2012)

  • Air Breeze wind turbine (2011)

  • 360 watt Enecom solar panels (2011) w/ Morningstar SunSaver MPPT regulator (2011)

  • Stainless steel Dyform standing rigging (2011) with Norseman terminals (2011)
  • Walder boom break (2011)
  • Furling staysail (Elvstrom 2011)

  • Asymetric spinnaker w/ squeezer (2010)

  • Reckmann headsail & staysail furling system (2011)

  • New winches: 2 x Lewmar 54ST (2011), 2 x Lewmar 48ST (2011)
  • Awlgripp two-part marine paint system (hull in 2008, deck and cockpit in 2011)
  • International Interprotect two-part epoxy underwater paint system (2011)
  • Wetline ISO 4man canister liferaft (2011)
  • Series drogue (2011)

Panta Rhei received a major refit in Holland in 2011 (worth over $200,000) and is ready to go cruising. And it’s not just the hull, deck and rigging that have been given much attention. The interior will please you with many classic ship like stylings and touches. Meticulous care and preventative maintenance has been given to this vessel by her owners, and it shows.

Panta Rhei is one heck of a sailing vessel that took her last owners to every corner of the North Atlantic Ocean safely. They sailed with their two young children! This could be your chance to own an awesome, proven bluewater cruising boat. Give us a call if you want to talk bluewater passagemaking.

Please call any time to talk about this boat. Reach me, Bernie Jakits, on my cell at 443 742 1792 or email bernie@roguewaveyachtsales.com

RogueWave Yacht Sales is Your Choice for Blue Water Boats. We are a unique brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean capable vessels of quality and substance. We take great pride in helping you get into the right boat! Call us to discuss your sailing vision! Bernie at 443-742-1792 or bernie@roguewaveyachtsales.com


We are always interested in marketing your high quality blue water capable boat! Call Bernie Jakits at anytime, call now. 410 571-2955.

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