£ 315,175
De Ruiter - De Vries Lentsch 19m Navetta
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De Ruiter - De Vries Lentsch 19m Navetta

Motor BoatsavailableDe RuiterDe Vries Lentsch 19m Navetta

Elegant traditional gentleman’s motor yacht from the legendary De Vries Lentch and Dutch build by De Ruiter in 1976. Comprehensively refitted in 2005/6/7.


MEDISTAR represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a comprehensively refitted motor yacht that combines to two of the most famous names in luxury motor yacht manufacturer. Built in steel by De Ruiter of Holland to designs by the legendary De Vries Lentsch, MEDISTAR is every bit the mini superyacht.

MEDISTAR was built for the Krupp family for their own use with the very best quality steel available with no limit to the construction budget. The Krupp family, a prominent 400-year old German dynasty from Essen, have become famous for their production of steel (In 1999 the Krupp firm merged with Thyssen AG to form ThyssenKrupp AG, a large industrial conglomerate). The strength of the Krupp steel became so famous that the word Krupp is today a synonymous of strength in Germany. MEDISTAR was later sold to the Zanussi family, one of the most important Italian industrial families, and then later a lawyer from Naples. In 2005 a charter company bought MEDISTAR as a flagship boat for their charter company and converted the yacht to a luxurious Navetta for charter with an extensive refit carried out plus the fitment of new Naiad roll stabilizers to improve comfort at sea.

Her refit highlights included:
Redesign of her flybridge with fitment of second helm controls
Redesign of stern with opening pushpit to allow easy access to the aft cockpit
Hull sand-blasted and repainted
Fitment of new Cummins 6-cylinder diesels
Overhaul of all machinery spaces
Overhaul of stabilisers
Fitment of twin Onan generators
Refitting of electrical systems
Fitment of new Raytheon navigation systems
Fitment of watermaker
Upgrading of air-conditioning system
Complete overhaul and updating of domestic equipment
Naiad roll stabilizer

Now very seriously for sale, MEDISTAR is offered at a fraction of the price of her stablemates of similar provenance or refit history.


“MEDISTAR is a fantastic Dutch build Navetta for cruising in style. She cruises at 10 knots at 2000 rpm with a 40 litres per hour consumption (50 l/h with generator running). Her structures has been checked in 2017 and she is in good condition after more than 40 years. She is an evergreen design with which you will fall in love”


De Vries Lentsch Yachts B.V. has its origin in 1878 when De Vries Lentsch started as builder and designer of wooden rowing boats for the port of Amsterdam. The yard was situated at the North of Amsterdam and constructed an enormous number of life boats, particularly after the disaster of the Titanic, and started with the construction and sale of sailing yachts and motorboats which gained a worldwide reputation.

After the second world war the yard participated in the Feadship organisation and produced a series of high class motor yachts in the 1950's. In 1960 the design department of the yard split off marking the start of De Vries Lentsch Yacht Designers & Naval Architects. Since then over a thousand designs have been produced. All the projects have a recognizable De Vries Lentsch style!


RCD Status:
Our understanding is that the vessel is exempt from the EU’s Recreational Craft Directive as she was first placed into use with EEA waters prior to 16th June 1998.

Hull Construction:
Steel hull construction
Aft keel with p-backets for propeller shafts
Hull sandblasted and repainted – 2006
Stern modified to allow stern access – 2005/6

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Steel deck and superstructure construction
Side decks, bridge and aft cockpit laid in Flexiteak - 2005


Engine & gearbox:
2x Cummin 6BTA5-9M3 6-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engines producing 225hp each - 2005
Shaft drive with reduction gearboxes
Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intakes and heat exchangers
Electronic engine controls at main bridge and at flybridge
4x Racor fuel/water filters
Engine room refitted with new paint and insulation – 2005/6
Cruising speed – 9/10 knots

Service & Maintenance:
Engine hours – approx. 410 as of December 2017
Engines overhauled - 2005
Date of last engine service – 2017

Propulsion & Steering:
3-bladed propellers
Twin rudders with hydraulic steering system

Naiad hydraulic fin stabilisers with electronic control


Voltage systems:
24vDC primary domestic system with 220v AC via generators or inverter
Electrics refitted 2007 with new AC/DC panel

Battery Banks:
Engine, generator and start batteries in 12v and 24v banks

Charging / Inverter:
220vAC battery charger

Onan 23kw day generator - 2006
Onan 7.5kw night generator - 2006
2x Racor fuel/water filter systems for generators

24vDC engine-mounted alternators

Other Electrical:
220vAC shorepower system


Fresh Water:
Pressurised fresh water system via 24vDC pressure pumps
Hot water supplied via engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in well-insulated hot water tank

220vAC reverse-osmosis watermaker producing approx. 100 litres per hour - 2005

Bilge Pumps:
Bilge pumps


4,000 litres fuel capacity in 2x 2,000 litres stainless steel tanks

Fresh Water:
3,000 litres fresh water capacity in 3x stainless steel tanks

Holding Tanks:
1x 600 litres black water holding tank


Furuno 64Nm open-array radar scanner – 2004
Raymarine 48Nm closed-array radar scanner – 2004
Raymarine 800m echo sounder – 2004
Raytmarine RL-CRC colour chart plotter, GPS and radar display – 2004
Raymarine wind transducer and display - 2004
Raymarine speed and log display – 2004
Dual station autopilot
Bow camera - 2004

Communications Equipment:
Sailor VHF
Skanti SSB
Satellite phone
Intercom system


Miele 220vAC Induction hob with 4 burners – 2006
Miele oven and grill – 2006
220vAC combination microwave
2x front opening refrigerators operating via 24vDC and 220vAC

24vDC vacuum flush heads
Hot & cold pressurised showers in all heads
5kgs washing machine

Heating & Ventilation:
220vAC air-conditioning system – updated 2006 with fitment of Gianneschi pumps
Raymarine satellite TV dome – 2006
LCD TV in saloon in retractable cabinet
LCD TV in galley
Wi-Fi repeater
Hi-Fi system with speakers


Summary of Accommodation:
6 Guest berths in 3 cabins, plus 2 heads with separate showers. Separate crew accommodation.
V-cabin forward
Guest cabin aft plus general guest heads
Master cabin amidships
Ensuite heads to master cabin
Crew cabin with heads aft
Large aft saloon with u-shaped dinette
Bar seating area amidships accessed via corridor from aft saloon to port.
Galley area accessible to bar area and also accessible from aft saloon to starboard.
Forward bridge area.
Hatch from galley to flybridge area

Accommodation Finish:
Mahogany joinery
Light wood joinery in forward cabin
Teak & holly floors
Red leather upholstery
Tiled heads
Vinyl headlinings


Antenna mast above false-funnel
Teak table for 8 with umbrella on upper sun deck
Teak dining table with chairs for aft cockpit
Hydraulic tender crane on flybridge
Varnished wooden guardrail
Opacmare elecrtro-hydraulic gangway – 2005
LED underwater lights - 2007

Anchoring & Mooring:
Twin anchors with windlass
Warps and fenders

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
Tender cover
Table and umbrella covers
Sunbathing cushion for flybridge

Tender & Outboard:
Novurania 4.10m RIB tender
Yamaha 40hp outboard engine


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Life saving:
2x cannister liferafts

Lying Naples, Italy

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 purchase.

Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
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CategoryMotor Boats
Sales statusavailable
ManufacturerDe Ruiter
ModelDe Vries Lentsch 19m Navetta
Mooring CountryItaly
Year built1976
Length19.25 m/63 ft
Width5.26 m/17 ft
Draft2.1 m/7 ft
Engine manufacturer2x cummins 6bta5-9m3 225hp
Engine hours410
No. of cabins4
No. of berths10
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