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Sue Grant
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Berthon France
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Bruno Kairet
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Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
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Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthoninternational.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404

Broker’s Comments

ZULU III is a special custom-built yacht. She has many great features. For a start, her specific design (by Acubens Yacht Design) gave her more volume and space than other yachts of the same length.

Her underwater lines, keel and rudder compete in effectiveness with any of the best designs today.

She is a very comfortable, safe and fast sailing yacht. Her behaviour at sea is impressive. She is truly an ocean-going vessel. Her design above the water line, in addition to having a great aesthetic appeal has a perfect design for use when cruising. The cockpit is large and comfortable, offering a level of comfort rarely seen in a sailboat of these dimensions.

The design also divided the manoeuvring area and the relaxation area, to avoid possible discomfort caused to the guests in any of the manoeuvres. The interior is spacious and bright, with a large living room and four cabins with bathroom and individual shower (plus a fifth cabin for a crew).

However, what really makes her unique, the most remarkable thing, is her construction:

The hull and interior structure are built of CORTEN steel (Cupro-nickel; high content of chromium, copper and nickel).

This steel has important characteristics – it has great mechanical strength, comparable to high carbon resistance steels. This feature allows a lighter construction giving the yacht a lower displacement than other materials, and an infinitely higher resistance, which gives it maximum safety in navigation.

The deck, cabin and cockpit are built in STAINLESS STEEL. This material, in addition to having a great mechanical resistance, reduces corrosion or oxidation. The deck is laid with teak.

Owner’s Comments

We built ZULU III to be an ocean cruising yacht. She is strong and safe.

Carinox did all of the steel work building hull & deck. Our own company Gabinette Naval did all of the interiors, installations etc. using skilled labour and top-quality international suppliers.

We have used her mainly in the Atlantic area cruising Canary Islands and the Caribbean.

ZULU III had a refit between November 2018 and January 2019, including:

  • Sand blasting the underwater hull area and repainting.
  • Cleaning and painting of all bilges and parts of the interior.
  • Disassembly, inspection and painting (Awlgrip) of mast, boom and 2 poles.
  • Disassembly, inspection of the standing rigging and replacement of some parts as required.
  • Disassembly and replacement of the shaft and shaft gland (Shaftseal), as well as inspection of the propeller and replacement of its mobile parts and anode.
  • Disassembly, inspection of the rudder and replacement of bearings and seal (Shaftseal).
  • New main sail, as well as Lazy Jacks and cover.
  • The rest of the sails have been reviewed and had a new sun protection strip.

Further 2022 Refit in Las Palmas (over 2 months on land):

  • Measurement of thicknesses of the sheet metal of the hull (scantling) with 100 measurement points with optimal result except in two small areas.
  • In the two areas necessary the steel was changed with steel “Corten A” the same as the existing one.
  • Exterior revision of the hull, keel, and rudder.
  • All the complete bilge of the boat from the level of the waterline reviewed, they eliminated all traces of oxidation and repainted with three layers of high-quality epoxy primer. For this it was necessary to dismantle the showers, toilets, grey water tanks and kitchen, proceeding to their subsequent re-assembly and replacement of some tubes and electrical cables.
  • Change of some reinforcements and longitudinal in the side storage lockers and anchor locker.
  • Replacement of anchor chain with new high-quality chain.
  • Replacement of rudder bearings.
  • Replacement of the rudder gland, installing a new Carbon Profiseal (zero leak).
  • Application of three layers of antifouling Seajet 033.

The work on the yacht was finished finally in May 2022 and with several more improvements, such as all the new sanitary piping and changing of the marble floors of the aft bathrooms. She is better than ever and awaits a new owner.

As proof of the quality and reliability of this ship, it is important to point out that the ZULU III has made a total of 22 transatlantic crossings, all of them with absolute success, that is to say, with a total absence of any noticeable breakdowns. Many have been held in the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) obtaining very good results in all of them.

In addition, almost all these crossings have been made in the charter regime.

From her launch to the present day, the ZULU III has made good charter seasons both in the Mediterranean and in the Caribbean.


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Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Carinox & Gabinette Naval, Spain
  2. Model: Custom 20m Acubens SY
  3. Yacht Name: ZULU III
  4. Hull Designer: Acubens Yacht Design
  5. Year Built: 2006
  6. LOA: 65’7” / 20m
  7. Beam: 18’6” / 5.65m
  8. Min Draft / Max Draft: 8’8” / 2.65m
  9. Displacement: 48,542kg / 107,017lb
  10. Berths: 9 berths in 5 cabin(s) / 5 head/WC(s)
  11. Engine Count: 1 Perkins Sabre (265hp) Diesel
  12. Country: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
  13. Asking Price: €450,000, ex. VAT
Contact Details
simon-turner-2020, Berthon Brokerage

Simon Turner
Berthon Spain
Tel: 0034 639 701 234
E-Mail: simon.turner@berthoninternational.com
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Your Local Broker, Internationally

Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)

Bruno Kairet
bruno.kairet@berthonfrance.fr
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthoninternational.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404


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