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The German Frers 65 ‘Paradise’ is an aluminium prototype of the Swan 651, built in 1982 under ABS and RINA certificates. Rigged as a cutter, she is fast, seaworthy, comfortable and eminently suitable to continue her role commercially or as a private yacht for the more adventurous. Built for an Italian owner who sailed her on the Adriatic Sea, she was purchased in 2008 by her current owners. She has been outfitted to explore remote areas of the high latitudes and has mainly been sailed in the Southern Ocean since, as an expedition/charter yacht.

Huge potential as she is or refitted to your own requirements, she could accommodate a large family for long distance cruising or utilise her current charter layout sleeping up to 10 persons with three heads compartments, substantial forepeak stowage, large saloon and a fully equipped, ergonomic galley. On deck 'Paradise' has a centre cockpit style layout with a large dedicated central helm position expansive fore and aft decks, rigid pilot cuddy over the main companionway with good sized glazing panels providing substantial protection from the elements yet affording good all-round views. The vessel is currently based in the Falkland Islands and is available for inspection by appointment.

LOA: 19.60 m
Beam: 5.25m
Draft: 3.20 m
Displacement 28 t
Builder: IMS (Treviso, Italy)
Designer: German Frers
Built: 1982
Lying: Falkland Islands
Price: POA


  • Proctor aluminium mast, two spreader pairs, black anodised
  • Standing rigging: Stainless steel 1x19 strand wire, Norseman fittings
  • Running rigging: Polyester and Dyneema
  • Hydraulics: Navtec (Headstay, inner forestay, backstay)
  • Furler: Electric furler by Bamar (Genoa)
  • Sails: 2 mainsails, staysail, yankee, spinnaker


  • Winches: 11 Lewmar, 2 Pontos (Karver)
  • Windlass: Maxwell (2010)


  • 5 cabins
  • 3 heads
  • 2 showers
  • 1 sail storage / workshop
  • Well-equipped galley, easy to use at sea


  • Echo Sounder: Furuno (2009)
  • Autopilot: Lecombe & Schmitt hydraulic cylinder and Furuno controller (2014)
  • GPS: 1 Furuno (cabin, 2009)
  • Chartplotter: Geonav (cockpit, 2007)
  • Radar: Furuno (2009)
  • Wind transducer: Raymarine (2017)
  • HF: 1 Navicom (fxed) and 1 ICOM (portable)


  • Engine: Diesel 160 HP Perkins 6554T, 10610 hrs
  • Direct shaft: One Maxprop propeller and one fixed propeller
  • Generator: Diesel Perkins 4.108, 11 kVA, 4396 hrs
  • Diesel: 2x 400 L (2 x 106 gal US)
  • Water: 2x 500 L (2x 132 gal US, aluminium)
  • Battery charger: Victron Energy (2010)
  • Hydrogenerator: Watt & Sea (2016


  • 200-L refrigerator,
  • 1 x electric oven
  • 2-burner stove (gas)
  • 2 sinks (1 x freshwater pump 1 x sea water pump)
  • Pressurised hot water


  • Liferafts: 1 Zodiac 10 person, 1 Zodiac 8 person
  • McMurdo SmartFind


  • Inmar Marine inflatable 3.20m (2014)
  • 2 Yamaha outboards 6hp & 15hp
  • 100 meters of 12mm marked Chain
  • Bruce anchor, 65 kg (2016)
  • Admiralty anchor, 60 kg
  • 70 m of 10mm chain


  • Minor refit in 2020


Inventory and description to be confirmed, subject to contract.

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