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Petit Prince 12.5 for sale in Cardiff United Kingdom


BJ Marine


Cardiff United Kingdom




41.01 ft.








Make & Model

Petit Prince 12.5

Boat type



41.01 ft.

Fuel Type



Cardiff United Kingdom



12.47 ft.

Draft Max

6.56 ft.


Petit Prince 12.5 from 1985 Cutter rigged steel hulled sloop, set up to cross oceans with Perkins 4108 inboard diesel, 6 berths (aft owners cabin), Full sails wardrobe, wind vane self steering and full set of electronics.

Lying Penarth

Inventory And Systems

Engine & Diesel
• Perkins 4108 engine with about 4,700 hrs in illuminated, soundproofed compartment under cockpit
sole with 360 access.
• Three bladed bronze prop with rope cutter
• Twin Racor switchable fuel filters with vacuum gauge blockage telltale
• Vetus anti-syphon break
• Water inlet filter (renewed in 2018)
• PSS dripless shaft seal (salt water lubricated)
• Heat triggered halon replacement engine room fire extinguisher
• Three diesel storage tanks in keel… (103 litres + 80 litres + 67 litres = 250 litres)
• Diesel day tank above engine to supply engine and diesel heater (40 litres)
• Additional 120 litres of diesel in lazarette in gerry cans
• Perkins 4108 workshop manual

• 4 x sealed wet cell lead acid batteries (New in 2018)
• 1 x wet cell lead acid battery for engine starting
• Parallel switching between house bank and engine start
• Merlin AMS smart alternator management system controlling;
• Hitachi 70 Amp alternator
• Solar: 250W panel mounted on arch
o 2 x 150W flexible panels for attachment to lifelines
o 2 x Victron MPPT Controllers (for redundancy)
• Rutland 913 wind generator
• Marlec wind generator controller
• Mastervolt 12/40 40Amp battery charger for shore connection
• Synergex PW-1000/12 1000W inverter
• Comprehensive electrical switch and fuse panel (with oodles of working space)
• Digital voltmeter
• LED tricolour and anchor light
• Hella navigation lights
• Deck light

Water and Plumbing
• Water maker located in heads… runs off 12v system (draws 9A, making 20 litres/hr)
• 5 x water tanks totalling 350 litres (all with inspection hatches)… main one is used for the water
• Awning has gutters that allows use as a rain catcher… possible to collect ~100 litres/hr in tropical
rain showers
• Freshwater day tank in heads to control daily water usage. Can be switched in or out.

• 2 x 13kg LPG tanks located in purpose built gas locker, with drains and changeover valve
• Entire gas system replaced in 2004
• Solenoid valve at tanks to isolate system when not in use… switch at electrical panel
• Bubble gas leak detector in lazarette
• Additional gas tap in galley

• Nelson Spinflow gas cooker with twin burners, grill and oven
• Twin stainless steel sinks with footpumps for salt and freshwater
• Tiled work surface
• 2 x UK mains electrical outlets
• Webbing strap system to allow you to wedge yourself in when cooking in rough conditions
• Large fridge (with freezer box) cooled by Danfoss BD35 compressor

• Spacious and comfortable with seating for 8 people around 3 sides
• Vast storage under seats, behind seats and in lockers
• Oiled parquet flooring
• Lee cloths to both saloon berths
• Fan above one berth
• Bookshelfs x 2
• Radio with remote and feed for 3.5mm & Bluetooth

Chart table and navigation
• Garmin GPS128 for basic low power navigation… drives the GPS repeater at the cockpit
• ICom VHF
• ICom HF 801E
• Pactor 4 modem
• ICom Tuner unit in aft cabin
• Raymarine SL70 Radar
• Nasa Clipper navtex receiver
• Vesper marine Watchmate 750 AIS receiver
• Nasa Clipper barometer with history function etc.
• Clock (for Ships time)
• Panasonic Laptop built-in with DC-DC charger & Spare battery

• Jabsco manual toilet
• 167 litre holding tank with discharge pump and sealable diverter valve
• Single sink with freshwater footpump

• Doubles as the wet-locker
• Rattan fronted lockers with wire trays for vegetable storage
• 2 x open fronted lockers for safety equipment
• Engineering stores area with dividers for boxes/trays

Aft Cabin
• Double berth with lee cloth
• 2 x hanging lockers
• 2 x sets of 3 drawers
• Bench seat
• Book shelves
• Fan

• 2 x single berths with privacy curtains
• 2 x large storage bins beneath (big enough for dinghy)
• Another storage locker at the forward end
• Power and lights for reading

Safety Equipment
• EPIRB (will need re-registering and service)
• Cabin manual bilge pump
• Cockpit manual bilge pump
• Roaming 12v bilge pump
• Bilge pump alarm
• Liferaft (4 man) (will need servicing) It’s the better version one !
• Jordan series drogue (with all the chain etc. ready to launch) (VERY heavy)(110metres, 147 cones
with ballast chain) attaches to dedicated chainplates on stern
• Horseshoe buoy with light
• Lifesling man overboard recovery system
• Jackstays

• Refleks drip fed diesel heater (can also be used as a hot plate)
• 8 x opening hatches
• All opening hatches have detachable fly screens
• 6 x dorade vents
• LED lighting throughout
• Waterproof rubber flooring to galley/working area
• All cupboards/doors have lockable catches
• 3 x washboards… 10mm thick polycarbonate/2 part wooden/security grill

Mast and Rigging
• 12m alloy Francespar mast with two spreader pairs
• 12mm Forestay (2005)
• 2 x 10mm backstaysstb one has HF aerial insulators etc)
• 10mm upper and lower stays (2018)
• 10mm baby stays (2018)
• 8mm non-running backstays
• 4 x mast winches for halyards and reefing
• Boom brake (not currently fitted, but it’s on the boat somewhere)
• Mast steps

• Mainsail with 4 reefing points… 4th reef is very deep to obviate the need for a Trysail (new in 2016)
• 8:1 main sheet block to Goiot main track aft of cockpit
• Crusader LDC yankee cut headsail on Goiot roller furler (2011)
• 2 x Goiot traveller tracks for low cut headsails
• 2 x Goiot traveller tracks for high cut headsails
• Staysail… boomed with hanked on sail (unknown age) with single reefing point
• Hanked on Storm jib
• Old spare mainsail
• Cruising chute
• 2 x Spinnaker poles
• 2 x Barient self tailing cockpit sheet winches
• Barient genoa cockpit furling line winch

• Binnacle mounted Sestrel compass (with deviation card available)
• Nasa Clipper GPS Repeater (4 x data readouts)
• Raymarine Tri data
• Raymarine Wind
• Raymarine Autohelm
• Engine control panel
• Shade awning
• Cushions
• 4 x safety harness secure points

• Twin steering options…
• Wheel via hydraulic system
• Permanently rigged tiller direct to rudder
• Autohelm system via hydraulic system
• Aries ‘lift-up’ wind vane… Super piece of gear… in winds of 4 kts up to crazy !

• Delta 25kg main bower anchor
• Fortress FX-23 spare
• CQR 25kg
• 22kg FOB Danforth type anchor (at bottom of lazarette I think ?)
• 5kg dinghy anchor (If it wasn’t stolen with the dinghy)
• 90m of 10mm galvanised chain
• 100m of 20mm line in easy to deploy bag (for kedge anchor)
• Twin stainless steel bow rollers
• Secondary anchor chain/rode of 60m via hawse pipe
• Stainless steel stern roller (can be used via a cockpit winch)
• Goiot 2-speed manual windlass
• Large anchor locker
• Snubber x 2
• Anchor ball (might need re-rigging)

• Large lazarette
• Fenders (mostly rather tired)
• Boathook
• Deck brush
• Fender plank x 2
• Various 20l cans

• Prop
• Various engine spares
• Aries wind vane spares
• Heads spares
• Pump spares


Engine Count


Engine Horse Power


Engine Hours




Hull Material



Dry Weight

15000 kilograms

Engine Year


Fuel Tanks Capacity

250 liters

No of Heads


Holding Tanks Capacity

100 liters

Keel Type

Fin Keel

Water Tanks Capacity

350 liters