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1972 Robert Clark 72 Ketch

US$ 273,572*
Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44(0)1590 673715
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain
Hull Material:
Current Price:
£ 199,950 Tax Paid (US$ 273,572) 

Comprehensively refitted Cat Zero coded world-girler. Ex Ocean Youth Club boat, converted to luxury charter or private yacht. A truly special yacht, offered for sale at a fraction of her purchase and refit cost.




Designed by Robert Clark, Zenara was originally built in 1972 for the Ocean Youth Club. She is ketch rigged, with wonderful classic lines and the ability to sail safely across the oceans. Since going into private ownership she has been completely refitted so that she has comfortable accommodation and all that is needed for ease of handling and great sailing by a small crew.


On deck Zenara is spacious and comfortable, she has a large, safe cockpit with a slightly raised helming position. She is generously proportioned below deck, with four cabins for up to eight or nine people:  one large double forward, which can be a large double as shown in the plan and picture, or set up as bunk beds;  plus a second double ensuite berth;  two bunk bed cabins and a navigators berth;  with a separate shower and another toilet. Including the saloon you can accommodate up to 12 people.


There is plenty of deck space for sunbathing, dolphin spotting, star gazing and relaxation as well as for practical sail handling.  As you go down below, she has a well designed pilot house navigation area, equipped with the latest electronics and communications facilities.  She is comfortable, with a great galley so you can enjoy good cooking and food.  In the centre of the boat she has a very spacious saloon for below deck dining, or just for some peace and quiet!


Enjoy fantastic sailing on a classic sailing yacht, whether you are looking for adventurous ocean sailing, which is what she was originally designed for, or want delightful, relaxing sailing and coastal cruising, with island hopping in the sun.  Whichever sailing experience you choose, the emphasis is on your enjoyment and fun.


Her highlights include:-



  • North and UK Halsey sails: including, mainsail with slab reefing, mizzen, gennakers, furling genoa, furling jib and self tacking inner staysail.


Navigation and electronics

  • Garmin touch screen plotter/GPS and radar, B&G instruments and Mamba automatic pilot
  • Generator or inverter supplying 220 V AC
  • Watermaker


Design and Safety

  • Zenara has classical lines with a surprisingly modern shape below the water line.
  • Her waterline length and displacement mean she is comfortable in all waters.
  • Her construction is composite, fibre glass with a foam sandwich core giving natural insulation in the heat. Her steel frames make her as strong as you could wish.
  • The yacht has been MCA coded, with the highest specification of all the relevant safety equipment. Whilst this coding has now lapsed, she remains fully equipped.




Since I bought her in 2008 we have explored the Mediterranean, via the Canaries and the Cape Verdes across to the Caribbean and back via the Azores to Spain. Over the years she has been transformed into a very comfortable long distance sailing yacht, which we have sailed double handed or when racing in the Caribbean, with up to twelve crew.  Investments have included new engine, bow thruster, folding propeller, North sails, including self furling systems and two gennakers, standing rigging, new boom, generator, water maker, navigation systems, steering geer and anchor. Below the waterline and on deck she was media-blasted, filled, faired and refinishing in 2013 as part of her pre-transat preparations and the topsides repainted this year. She has been equipped to comply with Code Zero requirements for charter work and constantly maintained to a high standard by myself and a skipper. Zenara is lying in Sant Carles de la Rapita, just south of Barcelona, being offered for sail, ready and waiting for her next adventure.




RCD Status:

  • RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was first placed into use prior to 16th June 1998. 


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Hull, deck, deck house and cockpit - heavy duty GRP foam sandwich with encapsulated steel frames in hull.
  • Underwater sections media-blasted, filled, faired and refinished - 2013
  • Hull topsides repainted - 2016
  • GRP decks with painted non-slip
  • Teak-capped bulwarks
  • Teak in cockpit
  • Bulkhead with door to peak/chain locker


Keel & Rudder:

  • Skeg hung rudder with wheel steering
  • Long fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast




Engine & gearbox:

  • Betamarine naturally aspirated 6-cylinder diesel engine, producing 120hp @ 2,600rpm - 2008
  • Reduction gearbox
  • Fresh water engine cooling


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Wheel steering with hide-covered stainless wheel in cockpit
  • Steering main system new gearboxes, Whitlock/Lewmar mamba system and new emergency steering -  refitted 2015
  • Lewmar hydraulic 20hp twin-screw bowthruster – 2008
  • Vetus bow thruster controller x 2
  • Maxprop VP3 feathering propellor - 2010




Voltage systems:

  • 24vDC & 12vDC domestic systems with 220v AC via generator, shore power or inverter
  • Electrical systems refitted – 2015


Battery Banks:

  • 2x 12vDC engine start batteries – 2015
  • 8x 24vDC Trojan service batteries – 2015
  • 1x 12vDC generator start battery – 2015
  • 2x 12vDC navigation instrument batteries - 2015


Charging & Inverter:

  • Studer Inverter Charger – Xtender XTM 3500-24 with Smart-Boost, 2015
  • Sterling pro charger for generator battery



  • Paguro 4000 230vAC 50Hz 4kva generator - 2015



  • 12vDC engine-mounted alternator
  • 24vDC secondary alternator


Other Electrical:

  • Circuit breakers wuth automatic fuses and indicator lamps for all individual circuits
  • 220vAC shorepower connection with 220vAC sockets
  • 12vDC sockets




Fresh Water:

  • 24vDC pressure system
  • Stainless steel hot water tank with engine calorifier and immersion heater



  • Dessalator D60 Watermaker, 60 litres per hour, 2010


Bilge Pumps:

  • Bilge pump systems replaced 2015
  • Patay bilge Ocean Master manual pump
  • Jabsco pump electric
  • 2000 Rule Master + float





  • 2 x 220 litre fuel tanks


Fresh Water:

  • 2 x stainless steel fresh water tanks, 205 litre forward tank, 410 litre aft tank - 615 litre total capacity


Holding tank:

  • 1x 85 litre black water holding tank



  • B&G Hydra 2000 and Hydra auto pilot instrumentation
  • Garmin 5012 radar and GPS
  • Furuno GPS
  • Yeoman navigator chart table system
  • Acer notebook computer running Seapro 3000 and Inmarsat software
  • LG flatron computer monitor screen with cover, wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Navtex 300
  • AIS Cat B transponder
  • GPS Map 76CX handheld


Communications Equipment:

  • Simrad RD68 DSC VHF fixed radio
  • Emergency VHF Antenna x 2
  • 2 X Handheld VHF & charging unit
  • Inmarsat Sailor 150 Satellite Communication and Fleetbroadband system, with Internet + satellite phone/voice communications





  • Frigoboat 24v fridge + freezer with keel cooler system
  • Panasonic stainless steel microwave
  • Force 10 grill + oven, 4 burner gas



  • Jabsco manual sea toilet with holding tank
  • Hot & cold pressurised shower in separate shower room



  • Turbo fans in all cabins



  • Halogen throughout the boat



  • Kenwood music system: 2 x saloon speakers + unit pilot house + 2 x cockpit speakers
  • Samsung LCD TV screen



Summary of Accommodation:

  • Accommodates up to 12 in 4 cabins, saloon and pilot berth. Two heads plus dedicated shower cabin
  • Large double berth with option of two bunk beds in forward cabin.
  • 2x single bunk berths in masthead cabin with storage in lockers beneath berths
  • Heads to port and shower to starboard
  • Saloon with L-shaped seating to port and settee seating to starboard
  • Galley aft to port
  • Miships cabin with twin bunk beds and stowage cupboards
  • Aft cabin with double berth
  • Aft heads
  • Pilot berth adjacent to pilot house


Accommodation Finish:

  • Interior joinery in high quality wood veneers and white paint.
  • Soleboards in varnished teak with holly inlay
  • Cloth upholstery throughout
  • Memory foam bun mattresses – recovered 2013





  • Ketch rig
  • Standing rigging, new in 2013 – Fast Mast, Barcelona
  • Selden boom, new 2014 + kicking strut
  • Wooden staysail and mizzen boom
  • Whisker pole
  • Hydraulic Sailtec backstay with 2 rams, boom kicking strut, 2010
  • Schaefer genoa furler
  • Admiral R45 furler for working jib, 2009



  • Winch inventory, all self-tailing (except for the 2 x Barlow 36)
  • 2 x Enkers 32 ASC just aft of main mast
  • 2 x Barlow 24 on main mast
  • 2 x Hutton 70 ARCO
  • 2 x Barlow 32
  • 1 x electric Hutton 60
  • 1 x Lewmar, 48 for mizzen
  • 2 x Barlow 36 aft of steering wheel



  • Main+ self-tacking staysail, Norths 2010
  • No 1 Genoa, Norths 2010
  • Large Gennaker, 0.75oz , G2, Norths, 2010
  • Gennaker, 1.5oz G3 downwind + reacher, 2013
  • UK Halsey mizzen and working jib, 2009
  • Storm trysail + storm jib



  • New guard rails in 1x19 stainless wire, 2015
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guardrail stanchions
  • Boom rest
  • Pushpit cradles for twin liferafts


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • 45kg Ultra Anchor + 100m of stainless steel anchor chain
  • Anchor windlass, Lofrans Titan, with remote/wireless control
  • Kedge anchor with chain and warp
  • Anchor snubber
  • Warps and fenders


Tender & Outboard:

  • Sunsport, 350WB – 3.5m - 2013
  • Mariner 6hp 4 stroke outboard integral fuel tank - 2013
  • Paddles/oars


Covers, Cushions & Canvas

  • Spray hood, cockpit side panels and rope storage bags
  • Sail covers, main and mizzen lazy bag systems with mast panel, staysail cover
  • Wheel cover
  • Winch + windlass, lazarette covers
  • Mizzen and main awnings
  • Steering position instrument pedestal cover


Exterior Lighting:

  • Spreader down lights on main and mizzen masts
  • Navigation lights
  • Masthead anchor and tri-colour lights




Lifesaving Equipment:

  • 2 x 6 man Solas liftrafts, Zodiac ZMEC 06 to EXTREM
  • 2 x horseshoe buoys
  • Danbuoy
  • 14 x Crewsaver Ergonomic Offshore 150N automatic lifejackets with integral harness, light and spray hood 2013
  • 2 x Avon dinghy life jackets
  • 4 + 2 eurotherm blankets
  • 9 x 3 clip tethers + 3 x 2 clip tethers
  • Raymarine lifetag system + 4 tags
  • Kannad EPIRB 2015
  • SARTS100 Ocean Signal
  • Helicopter type MOB recovery strop
  • First aid kit:  full Coding Category 0 kit, Ocean Signal ( excl. licensed drugs )
  • Emergency nav lights
  • Trump foghorn


Fire Control / Prevention:

  • 2 X 1kg dry powder
  • 3 X 2kg dry powder
  • 1 X 3kg dry powder
  • 1 X 5lb CO2
  • 1 X 10lb CO2
  • Fire blanket in galley
  • Gas alarm



  • Brass electronic ships clock, barometer and air hygrometer
  • Search light
  • Brass handbell
  • Air rechargeable foghorn
  • Life saving SOLAS No2 cards x2
  • Code flags card
  • Emergency call card for Inmarsat
  • Atlantic Pilot Atlas
  • Admiralty Chart Catalogue
  • Numerous charts, some of England, France (lots), Atlantic, Sicily/Greece + South Pacific/Indian Ocean
  • Suunto handheld compass and plastimo hand bearing compass Lofrans wireless remote anchor windlass control
  • Pilot berth with light, turbo fan and storage under
  • Commander 111 7x50 binoculars with stabilised compass
  • 24 & 12v system switch panel
  • Plotter, dividers etc.
  • Sheets and various spare lines
  • Mooring warps
  • Winch handles and storage pockets
  • Boathook
  • Digital clocks x 2
  • Domestic hoover
  • Ships library containing ships information folders, cruising guides, Garmin electronic chart library and assorted books
  • Cutlery, pans + crockery, kettles x 2 - gas and electric + toaster



Lying Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain


Available to view strictly by appointment


Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment


For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact us.


Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering a purchase.


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