Maya, our Embrun 40 JR Schooner is for sale due to our relocation

  • 11 Dec 2022 23:26
    Message # 13021848

    Morning or Evening All depending on where you are located!

    As we are already in Australia we had to get a broker involved, they suggested the listing price as we had no idea whatsoever as to a price, other than we are open to offers for a good home for our solid “Land Rover of the sea”

    She served us well and I have a massive trove of her history and the work completed on her, both before our ownership and since. Aside from the depth transducer and raymarine tiller pilot unit (if you want autopilot) she is pretty much ready to go and shouldn’t need much other than basic maintenance and servicing for the foreseeable future, it’s all been done!

    If you contact me direct I can share what I have on her including the articles and other info.

    There’s a video of her sailing with the previous owner in Greece in 2016

    I’ve attached a few shots of her from our recent trip from Italy via Corsica to France (Including a little time out in a Force 8 gale) where she is now on the hard at Port Napoleon.

    Any queries let me know through here or by email at justynlane(at) m


    Here’s the mail I sent to for the listing, a lot of which hasn’t seem to have made it into the spec or info.

    Maya is an Embrun 40 from the MetAmiet shipyard, completed sometime between 1988 and 1990. Based on the boat of Bernard Moitessier “Joshua”

    Constructed with A12 Mild Steel with the following dimensions:

    LOA: 13.5m

    LWL: 10.8m

    Beam: 3.8m

    Draft: 1.9m

    Displacement: 20,000kgs

    She has a full length 8mm box keel within a 22mm base plate and 6mm lower chine, utilising a mix of concrete and lead ballast.

    The interior is spray-foam insulated (+/- 50mm) to waterline level.

    She is a Junk Rig Schooner with keel stepped Galvanised steel masts (by Sunbird Marine) and Sails by Jeckells sailmakers. (90% of running rigging has been replaced with new in 2021/2022 along with most of the rope clutches)

    All the rigging can be operated from the cockpit, Lewmar ST40 winch is fitted on deck to assist in the raising of the main sail.

    New sail covers and shade for Cockpit/aft cabin area (new 2021) but the Bimini canvas is in need of refresh/renew.

    Over the course of 2018/2019 she was extensively refinished externally, being placed under a tent and professionally shot-blasted to bare metal, primed, any repairs undertaken before being repainted in 2 pack International paint and the hull treated with CopperCoat anti-fouling (also professionally applied)

    She has then been extensively refitted and refresh on the interior with the following work undertaken in 2021:

    New Cutlass bearing and stern gland packing for propeller drive

    Full engine service of the Peugeot XD3P Engine 2.5L engine marinised with Bowman PG210-3754 , with new Jabsco raw water pump and engine hoses replaced with silicone hoses for longevity.

    New KUS Oil pressure, Water temperature and warning lights gauges with senders fitted (new engine panel) with separate KUS rpm/engine hour counter. New Vetus exhaust temperature warning system also fitted

    New engine mounts and exhaust hose fitted (Also in 2022 new exhaust elbow fitted)

    Bilges and internal of box keel fully cleaned and treated and painted with International Danboline paint prior to fitting-

    2 x New Inox Fuel Tanks (+/- 400 litre capacity) - Fuel indicator gauge fitted to aft tank

    3 x New Inox Water tanks (+/- 500 litre capacity)

    New hoses and plumbing for the fuel system to required specifications, she has dual filters to enable the engine fuel filters to be replaced while running. There is a day tank for the engine for simplicity, that is filled with a KO manual rotary pump.

    All new hoses and plumbing for the domestic water service, including Seagull drinking water filter system.

    3 x New 120Ah Gel batteries and all new cabling and wiring systems installed, with new switch gear, DC electrical panel and distribution system with Victron BMV-712 smart monitoring system

    Original 2 x Shell 85w swivel mounted solar panels with new Victron MPPT 75/15 charge controller.

    2 x 750gph electric bilge pumps (one at stern gland, one at main mast base (bilge collection area)

    1 x Dedicated Manual emergency bilge pump also at main mast base. 

    All standpipes for thru-hulls now fitted with new Tru-Design valves for increased safety.

    Fibreglass wet room heads fully refreshed with New Jabsco manual toilet with all new hoses, anti-siphon fittings and holding tank with black water pump out fitting, has carbon filter on breather to remove odours.

    Shower drain pump is also emergency secondary manual bilge pump.

    Hot water from 240VAC or Engine heating.

    Major refresh/refit of interior with new mattresses and storage areas in main saloon. Engel 40 litre Fridge freezer fitted in pantry style storage area, running both 12VDC and 240VAC as required.

    All interior and exterior lighting replaced with LED units, including Deck spotlight and tri-colour/Anchor light unit on Main mast. Interior lighting includes both red and white LED’s for night passage.

    Galley has a fully refurbished 2 burner with oven and grill SMEV gas cooker unit (all new flexible gas hose 2021) with range of regulators on board.

    Galley sink has new main mixer tap for H/C water (filtered through 2 x 10” quick change filters 5 micron and 5 micron Carbon filter), salt water foot pump and dedicated drinking water faucet from Seagull drinking water filter.

    Marine Electronics package includes:

    1. Raymarine C80 chart plotter in cockpit with 18” Radome (2018 Med chart card) and remote GPS (has SeaTalk 1 connection)
    2. Raymarine ST50 plus Wind unit (at chart table with mast-top sender)
    3. Standard Horizon CP300 Chartplotter at chart table (2021 Med Chartcard)
    4. Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF (With AIS receiver) including RAM unit in cockpit (remote VHF) with antenna mounted on stern
    5. New NASA Marine Depth (needs new transducer fitting which is onboard and included in the sale), New NASA Marine EML-2 Log (NMEA 0183) and New NASA Marine Tactical Wind Speed Unit.

    Autopilot system consists of Aries Wind Vane complete and functioning (it is an original unit, so old but functions) with adapter to utilise Tillerpilot for navigation (tillerpilot not included as broken)

    Anchor System:

    Lofrans Tigres 1200 Windlass, (motor rebuilt 2019 and spare brushes on board) controlled with deck switches and also remote switch in cockpit.

    100m Nautilium Aqua 4 Chain 8mm into new (2020) custom INOX anchor chain tray in forelocker.

    Bruce anchor sized to suit.

    Safety Gear includes:

    - New in 2020, SeaGo Sea Master 6 person ISO 9650-1 life raft (Apr 24 1st service)

    - McMurdo Smartfind plus Epirb battery requires replacement in Nov 2023?

    - 2020 Offshore flare pack

    - 1 x life ring with line and light

    - 1 x Horseshoe life ring

    - Emergency boarding ladder

    Also included in sale:

    2kW Kipor 240VAC Generator to provide remote shore power (working)

    3.5 hp Tohatsu outboard motor (working)

    Huge inventory of spares, tools, paints, additional extra new running rigging/lines

    Books (including a copy of the Junk Rig “bible” - Practical Junk Rig by Hasler and McLoed, Pilot guides to most of the Med and many other boat related bits.)

    Also a large trove of original documents with plans, original information, and many many photos of all the work carried out over the last few years that can be shared as required.

    On the UK Small Ships registry, shown as European goods (Certificate of Maya being in Europe on 31st December 2020 at Brexit) and there is paperwork that came with the boat to show VAT was paid on the original construction materials (Steel for the hull, Engine/transmission and Masts) so believe it is effectively VAT paid.

    Currently stored on Hard standing at Port Napoleon, Port St Louis de Rhône. But is ready to go cruising or as a very comfortable live aboard immediately having just completed a 6 week trip from La Spezia round Corsica to Port Napoleon in Sept/Oct 2022.

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    Last modified: 17 Dec 2022 06:40 | Anonymous member
  • 17 Dec 2022 09:42
    Reply # 13028428 on 13021848
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In a couple of weeks time there will be some more details and a bit of background on this boat, as it is planned to feature Maya as "Boat of the Month" for January, on the JRA website home page.

    Last modified: 17 Dec 2022 09:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 29 Dec 2022 15:34
    Reply # 13038006 on 13021848
    Deleted user

    Why no price listed?

  • 02 Jan 2023 06:26
    Reply # 13041111 on 13021848

    Hi David,

    As we are already in the process of relocating to Australia already there is no way I can manage the sale of viewings without involving the broker, so if you search Boatshed for the listing you will find the price, that is open to sensible offers for the boat she now is, which is most definitely not a project like so many for sale.

    I’ll add the link to the listing to make it a little easier.

    Hope this helps

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