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Gilles Vaton - Gamelin Aluminium monohull

Price reduced December 2015

Built in 2001 at Gamelin shipyard (La Rochelle) and Polypat (Port Bourgenay), 'Tahia' is a solid and fast aluminium monohull, designed to sail against strong winds with safety.

Sailing for the Maud Fontenoy Foundation since 2007 and still holding the record of sailing around the world the wrong way, 'Tahia' is ready for new adventures.

Owners comments

I really love this boat, marvellous sailing boat which is fast as well as reassuring. I decide, with regrets, to sell her hoping that she will live new adventures maybe more adequate to her fantastic abilities than what we actually do in my Foundation.

'Tahia' can easily be equipped and transformed in a fast and comfortable cruising boat.

Maud Fontenoy

Mast, Boom and Sails

Mast - Carbon built by Lorima - 31, 50 m
Boom - Carbon built by Lorima

Sails :

  • Mainsail Dacron, new, incidence - 185 m2
  • Gennaker 3DL North Sails on furler -185 m2
  • Solent 3DL North Sails on carbon furler - 120 m2
  • Jib with reef on textile forestay - 80 m2
  • Spinnaker - 450 m2

Displacement, Water ballast and Keel

Weight - 33 tonnes
Keel - Lead keel, 13 tons
Ballasts - 2 x 3.500 L

General equipment

Electric windlass 24V – 3000W (2010) with own battery
Anchor 45kg + 45m chain 14mm
Light anchor + 15m chain
1 hydrogenerator Watt & Sea (2012)
Iridium sat phone
2 Autopilots Simrad
6 Solar panels Sunware
2 Wind generators Rutland 913
Standard C (receiving/transmitting GPS position)
4 displays SiMRaD (tridata / wind angle and anemometer)
Probe (depth sounder to the front)
Mobile VhF iCOM
Radio/CD player SONY
Radar SiMRaD Ra40C
4 batteries 12V 180a
Electric toilets with flushing system and grey water tank (2008)
Fresh water system including tank 180L (2008)


  • 2 x Andersen 2 Speed 52ST Winch
  • 2 x Andersen 2 Speed 72ST Winch
  • 2 x Andersen 2 Speed 78ST Winch
  • 2 x Harken 990 Winch
  • 1 x Harken ST60 Winch


Complete treatment of underwater hull
New mainsail
New deck paint
Installing windlass
Complete engine servicing
New propellers
New backstays


Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

  • This vessel is VAT not paid.
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in La Rochelle, France.
  • © 2015 Nicolle Associates
Category:Sailing Boats
Manufacturer:Gilles Vaton
Model:Gamelin Aluminium monohull
Mooring Country:France
Year built:2001
Sales status:available
LOA:26 m/85 ft
Length:26 m/85 ft
Width:5.5 m/18 ft
KW:100.0 hp
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