Welcome to Lusitana Yacht & Ship Brokerage
Lusitana Yacht & Ship Brokerage was established in 2002 with the initial aim of promoting the developing Turkish yacht building industry. However, with the rapid increase in marinas on the idyllic coasts of the Eastern Mediterranean attracting cruisers from all over the world, other services were gradually included in the company’s portfolio.
Our multi-national staff have a wide and varied experience and can confidently deal with both technical and bureaucratic issues. This provides our clients with a comprehensive “turn-key” service, ranging from finding the appropriate yacht through to its delivery, and including flag registration as well as customs check-in and check-out services.
We can also help those clients seeking to undertake a new construction or a refit project, by negotiating contracts with suitable shipyards along with in depth professional advice and project management services as preferred. Our aim is to provide our clients with a unique and personalized service dedicated to their best interests and requirements.
Our lifetime knowledge and experience is at your disposal, and we will deliver your project, no matter what the size, in a comprehensive and efficient manner.
We offer you peace of mind.
46' Classic John Alden Ketch - Malabar XII design
This classic Ketch was designed in 1939 by one of most famous yacht designers of the classic yachting era - JOHN G. ALDEN. The owner of "Yarenim" purchased a copy of the original plans of “MALABAR XII” from the Alden Assoc. After obtaining permission to build a sister-ship, he then commissioned the building to Coban Boatyard, renowned traditional wooden yacht builders on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. The whole project was closely supervised by the owner, himself an experienced sailor.
- ALL FRAMES MADE IN LAMINATED BLACKSEA CHESTNUT WOOD.
- PLANKINGS ARE 35mm SAPELLI WOOD FASTENED TO FRAMES WITH N0: 20 BRONZE WOOD SCREWS.
- KEELSON MADE OF LAMINATED CHESTNUT
- ALL FLOORS ARE MADE IN MASSIVE CHESTNUT, FASTENED TO THE KEEL WITH BRONZE FASTENINGS.
- 6 TONS OF LEAD KEEL FASTENED WITH BRONZE SCREWS
- BALLAST MADE OF APX 450KK LEAD INGOTS.
- SHROUD CONNECTIONS ALL IN BRONZE
DECK & SUPERSTRUCTURE;
- 3 LAYERS OF MARINE PLYWOOD OVER DECK BEAMS, COVERED WITH 8mm TEAK.
- DECK HOUSE, HATCH OPENINGS, BULWARK, CABIN SIDES AND ALL TRIMMING BUILT IN MASSIVE MAHOGANY.
The plans and design specifications were fastidiously followed to the last detail, with the only exception being the wheelhouse cabin roof which, due to the height of the engine, was slightly raised to accommodate for more headroom. All bronze fittings were custom built and no expense was spared to achieve an authentic vintage finishing. Some modern devices like electric windlass, furling headsails and electronic navigation equipment were used in an unobtrusive manner and without spoiling the classic overall result. The interior accommodation layout is spacious and provides 6 comfortable berths, a spacious toilet with shower and the doghouse can be fitted with an interior wheel, if required. Suitable for living-aboard, charter and Blue-Water cruising, for the discerning classic yacht lover this is an unique opportunity to purchase a beautiful classic yacht.