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  • Sail / Cruisers
  • Franchini /
  • 2001 / Used
  • 76' / 18'1"
  • 2001 Yanmar 6LPDTE

Cruisers 2001 Franchini listed by Denison Yacht Sales (Off Market)

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  • Powered by single Yanmar 6LPDTE
  • Off Market / since Mar 25th 2020

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The master stateroom is located aft with two queen berths port and starboard, ensuite head to port, small hanging locker between, a settee to starboard with large hanging locker forward, plus vanity located on the forward bulkhead center.

Going forward in the companionway, the engine room area is to port, more hanging locker storage to starboard, followed by a Captain's cabin with single berth to starboard including washer/dryer.

Midship is the main salon with large U-shaped settee and dining table to port, L-shaped settee and coffee table to starboard.

Further forward and down a few steps is a U-shaped settee lounge area to port, with the complete gourmet galley opposite to starboard.

Forward there are separate entrances to the guest cabins, port and starboard. The port side cabin features hanging lockers, a double berth with single over, followed by an ensuite head forward. The starboard cabin also has hanging lockers, then a double berth outboard and single inboard, followed by an ensuite head.

All the way forward is a crew cabin with double berth and single over to port, ensuite head to starboard, and storage area forward.

The interior is finished in a light teak, countertops in baths and galley are Corian, and there is Climma air conditioning throughout.


  – Force 10 4-burner stove with oven
  – (2) Veco 150 liters refrigerator
  – Miele microwave
  – Veco 80 liter freezer
  – Plus under the sole freezer

Navigation and Electronics

  – Sailor VHF 4800, 24 watt
  – Iridium satellite phone w/antenna on the mast
  – ICOM SSB, ICM-718 100 watt, 24V
  – Raytheon ST7000 autopilot with remote in the navigation station
  – Raytheon GPS
  – BG Hydra 2000 with remote in the aft cockpit, navigation station, and crew cabin
  – (4) Analog displays in the cockpit
  – Deckstop with screen (Windows)
  – Nokia 300Xa display and printer.
  – Sharp TV LC 20V M2E
  – Bose DVD system

Engine Room/Mechanical Equipment

  – Yanmar 6LPDTE 6-cylinder engine Turbo Intercooler type
  – Gori 3-blade feathering propeller
  – (4) Racor filters, engine room forced ventilation
  – Blackwater system
  – Grey water system
  – Bilge Pumps: (2) Gianneschi e Rmacciotti bilge pumps, CP32, 24V; Whale Gusher manual pump, 10 MK3, fitted in aft cockpit (cross-linked); Whale Gusher manual pump in the engine room, Gianneschi e Ramacciotti fresh water pump Idrojet 3 type, 24V with 20 liter expansion tank and safety pressure switch

Electrical System

  – 50/60 Cycle via Master Volt transformer
  – Generator: Onan 16 kW
  – Batteries: Fulmen service batteries, 24V, 540 Ah each, for total 1000 amps; Main engine and genset batteries 300 Ah, 24V each, connected in parallel
  – Chargers: (2) Victron Skilla 220V, 80A, 24V each, connected in parallel for recharging both banks service batteries, independent forced ventilation sensor for battery temp control during compensation recharging.
  – Inverter: Victron Energy, 24/220V, 3kw
  – Alternator: Motorola additional alternator for serve batteries, 175 amp, 24V, fitted on the main engine
  – Climma air conditioning system
  – Water heater, 80 liter
  – Marinco Watermaker, 120 liters/hr, 32 gallons/hr

Main Deck

Hull and deck are made of sandwich using E glass and vinyl ester resin employing the vacuum bag scrimp technique, resistant against osmosis and producing a sound, strong hull structure. From extensive hydrodynamic research, Doug Peterson designed a bulb and keel configuration at the bottom end of a steel fin, allowing 3% antimony/lead ballast as low as possible to achieve required righting moment with an affordable draft of 3.35m. Winglets also increase close-hauled capabilities without increasing draft. A high aspect ratio spade rudder is built in composite on a stainless steel corrosion free rudder stock.

  – Bow thruster
  – Harken 2-speed self-tailing winches: (2) Electric primaries genoa, (2) Secondaries, (2) Mainsheet traveler, electric main sheet, (4) Halyard at mast base (2 - electric) and Spinlock stoppers.
  – Navtec hydraulic 4-function system, manual panel: vang, backstay, genoa halyard, outhaul
  – (6) S/S mooring chocks: (2) Fwd, (2) Ctr, (2) Aft
  – Freshwater deck shower
  – Sun awnings for the cockpit, full length, by Antigua Sails
  – Helm engine controls in aft cockpit
  – Large central cockpit with folding table, seating for eight persons
  – Bow pulpit in s/s 30 mm dia. With an opening gate, flag pole brackets, navigation light, bimini top securing lines eyes, teak outboard support
  – (2) Side fairlead at opening side gates
  – (3) S/S dodger framer for the central cockpit, fitted recessed in deckhouse
  – Steering cockpit Bimini and center cockpit Bimini in recess
  – S/S Lewmar portlights
  – Lewmar hatches, fitted with interior teak trim (8) custom deckhouse s/s frame skylights (the two central looking forward can be opened)
  – Lofrans electric 2000w windlass with 12mm chain barbotin starboard mooring winch port, portable windlass control with meter counter, and emergency control in aft cockpit.
  – CQR 40kg main anchor with 100m 12mm dia. Chain hi-tensile, pained length marks each 20m
  – (2) Side mounted swimming ladders, (1) long, (1) short
  – Salt and fresh water shower aft
  – Both cockpits fitted with speakers courtesy lights
  – Lolimar 180cm steering wheel
  – Sunbathing area between cockpits
  – (20) Tapered s/s stanchions (2) side boarding gates in s/s 20mm dia. For parallel qua mooring
  – (6) S/S fairleads: (4) at stern, (2) at the bow
  – (4) S/S bimini frames for the central cockpit, stored in the recess around aft cockpit


  – Sparcraft 3-spreader rig, light alloy
  – Navtec discontinuous rod standing rigging
  – Harken system full batten main sail
  – Sparcraft Park Avenue boom
  – Spectra running rigging, double braid pre-stretched
  – Reckmann hydraulic furler

Tenders/Safety Equipment

  – Zodiac 4.2m tender with Yamaha 40HP outboard
  – Firefighting system in engine room and separate on deck fire hose and high-pressure pump
  – (2) Life rafts
  – Fog horn and bell
  – Sailor EPIRB
  – Emergency steering aft cockpit

2005 Upgrades

  – Boom repainted (May 05)
  – Re-varnished galley (May 05)
  – New bottom paint (May 05)
  – Bow thruster (Serviced 05)
  – Running rigging (Updated 05)
  – Exterior re-varnished (May 05)

2007 Upgrades (Work Done In New Zealand)

  – Mast stepped, repainted and refurbished, all work being done by Southern Spars
  – Repainted spinnaker pole
  – All standing rigging dye checked, running rigging replaced
  – Full repaint of rig, including spreaders
  – Removal of rig, full service, reassemble and restep
  – Reckman furler and motors sent to Reckman Europe for service
  – Fabricated new stainless steel cap for inner forestay when not in use
  – Full and detailed deck sand
  – Exterior varnished
  – Hull completely faired and repainted Awlgrip – Flag Blue and clear coat
  – Applied two heavy coats of Awlgrip Ultra Build and longboarded back to take out the unfairness in the hull
  – Superstructure cut and polished by hand, gelcoat
  – Boom paint touched up
  – Full hull scrape, fill, fair and prime, antifouled with Micron Extra White
  – New signage on transom
  – New bimini canvas
  – Repaired bimini strut mounts on deck
  – Repaired old tender and serviced outboard (New tender has been purchased)
  – Modified existing tender chocks to fit new tender
  – Installed helm foot chocks at helm station
  – General prop service, applied propspeed to prop
  – Removal of rudder, service work on leaky bearings and seals
  – Replaced hull anodes
  – Extensive service work on thru hulls
  – Replacement of small forward Lewmar deck hatch
  – Repaired shorepower transom hatch
  – Repaired deck hatch over anchor locker channel
  – Modified anchor locker
  – Repaired hinges on transom hatch
  – Repaired hatch hinges in cockpit
  – Serviced all toe rail fairleads, replaced caulking around toe rail after painting topsides
  – New fender covers
  – Engine room overhaul – steam clean, more lighting added, refurbish and service all pumps and motors
  – Main engine - 1000 hour engine service
  – Load test and replacement of batteries
  – All hydraulics drained and checked, Navtec serviced
  – Removal of black water
  – Service work on refrigeration, new condenser installed
  – Repaired main exhaust leak
  – Shaft – renewed cutless bearings, general clean, check and reassemble
  – Replaced hot water cylinders in water heaters
  – General leak repairs and replaced membranes in water maker
  – Cut inspection for full interior clean, fit new Racor filter system on diesel tanks
  – Starboard diesel tank removed, new tank installed
  – Genset serviced
  – Minor interior carpentry work on helm panels
  – New Iridium phone cable
  – Corrosion survey completed
  – Repair to squabs as required
  – Fitted temporary floor boards for interior
  – Fridge top repaired, new teak face for fridge door
  – Mirror doors in heads
  – Fitted new hard drive in nav station
  – Repaired areas with rot in forward cabin, starboard bow head
  – New upholstery in saloon
  – Varnished saloon, navigation station and galley sole

2014 2016 Upgrades

  – Epoxy barrier coat on entire keel
  – New bottom paint
  – Scratches buffed and repainted on entire hull. Topsides buffed and polished\
  – New canvas. Mainsail cover, dodger and bimini. Binnacle cover
  – New bow thruster Maxpower
  – New Doyle sails. Main and Genoa (2012 - first time used: August 2015). Hanks on staysail upgraded to Spectra. New Spectra lazyjacks
  – New nav station electronics. Raymarine glass bridge touchscreen GS165 with remote keypad. New AIS 650 class B transceiver sync'd with radar and chart plotter. Computer upgraded to latest Windows version
  – New Raymarine radar 24" antenna HD digital color
  – New Raymarine C125 chartplotter and radar. New binnacle in steering cockpit
  – New batteries 800 ah 24 volt house bank, plus new 12 volt batteries for engine start, generator start and SSB radio
  – New water expansion tank/accumulator and pressure pump.
  – All refrigerators serviced
  – Dinghy outboard serviced
  – New large heavy-duty inflatable fenders with high-powered 12 volt inflate/deflate pump
  – All thru-hulls inspected and serviced. All zincs replaced
  – New fire extinguishers
  – Boat imported and US documented


ZULU is a custom yacht designed through the collaboration of Doug Peterson Naval Architects and Nauta Yachts, and built at the Franchini shipyard. She is a 23.25m Bluewater Fast Cruising Sloop with classic lines and traditional deckhouse for oceangoing safety and comfort. Her interior is dominated by a salon which is divided into two areas. One area is raised and includes the panoramic dinette, while the lower includes the galley and navigation areas. The continuity between the cockpit and the salon creates a large, light space. The owner and guest accommodations are aft and forward. They are very spacious and all furnishings are solid teak. Fabrics are in classic linen with hemp blend upholstery. ZULU has been well maintained and continuously upgraded.


Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed.


Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics, and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed to be reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.