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2001 Vismara V78 Fast Cruiser

A$  1,495,552*
Torre del Lago Puccini, Italy
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Carbon variable draft yacht

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Torre del Lago Puccini, Italy
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  925,000 Tax Paid (A$  1,495,552) 

Stunning carbon & E-glass rocket ship from 2001 with a great 3-cabin plus crew layout. Ultra-stylish, yet ultra-practical and set up for effortless fast cruising.




Launched in 2001 to designs by Alessandro Vismara with interior design by Arch Lapo Ruffi, this stunning Italian-built carbon composite performance sloop boasts an extremely high specification including:-

  • 3-cabin, 3-heads interior layout with additional crew cabin with crew heads aft
  • Yanmar 230hp diesel engine
  • Retractable hydraulic bowthruster
  • Hydraulic bathing platform with tender garage
  • Retractable anchor arm
  • Retractable dedicated mooring winches forward and aft
  • Steiner carbon rig with furling boom
  • Harken powered winches
  • Doyle Stratis Carbon sails
  • 10kw Onan generator
  • Watermaker
  • Air-conditioning
  • Fridge & freezer
  • B&G instruments


2017 refit summary:-

  • Topsides and superstructure repainted
  • Fitment of windows in topsides adjacent to saloon and owner’s cabin
  • Hull structure ultrasonic tested
  • Installation of new carbon fibre furling boom
  • Checking and replacement where necessary of standing rigging
  • Supply of new Doyle Stratis carbon mainsail
  • Full serving of systems
  • Updating of marine electronics
  • Fitment of new American-style fridge/freezer
  • Replacement of engine fuel and cooling lines


Now seriously for sale and benefitting from a continuous program or refit and maintenance including an extensive 2017 refit at Vismara, GHIBELLINA is very attractively priced and well-located for a fast and simple sale.




Ghibellina is a next-generation maxi, a fast sail-powered yacht with the ability to combine ever higher performance with use and manoeuvrability with a smaller crew in complete safety on one hand, lightness and sophisticated mechanical and hydraulic systems and interiors of great comfort on the other.


The linear and simple forms in this design are reflected in the flushdeck layout: the rig is reduced to a minimum, with halyards running below deck in special ducts. The companions are custom made and low profile, as are the cleats, fairleads and two capstan drums, envisaged fore and aft. The stanchions and pulpits are in sandblasted steel. The sail plan includes a large batten main and a genoa with low overlap which, together with the medium-light displacement and the high stabilising keel, make the craft easier to manoeuvre.


Interiors with cutting-edge concepts, designed in conjunction with architect Lapo Ruffi, giving the composite materials of the hull a predominant role that will respect and enhance the material itself by inserting along the whole length of the interiors, wide strips of exposed and polished carbon fibre to allow the structural shell to be perceived in every point of the boat.


The light created by the exposed carbon fibre is a harmonious contrast with the stainless steel of the different panels and the support frames of the wall cabinets, and amongst the large wooden areas of the bleached teak furnishings and strips in frosted Plexiglas. The concept of interior space is based on the architectural criteria of a loft with an array of interwoven perspectives, from the galley to the stern cabin. Proceeding from the stern to the bow, on the starboard side, is a service cabin with its own bathroom and washing machine and on the port side, a multi-accessorised galley, with separate cook top and oven. Also worth mentioning is the placement of the engine room, in a central part, together with the entrance steps which are open all round. There is a large stainless steel refrigerator in front of the engine room. The dinette, which is comprised of a living area, dining area and office desk, is also very comfortable. The bow area is dedicated to the guest cabins, with separate beds and own bathroom and a generously sized double master cabin with Teuco shower/ sauna. The large sail locker is accessible from the deck. The boat has air conditioning, generator, water maker, washing machine, dishwasher and macerator. A tender is stored in its own stern garage.




RCD Status:

  • Our understanding is the vessel complies with the Recreational Craft Directive CE Certification - A


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Unidirectional carbon fibre, pre-impregnated and post-cured in a vacuum at 90°
  • Hull ultrasonic inspected - 2017
  • Deck is constructed in carbon fibre sandwich with foam core
  • Topsides and exposed deck and superstructure areas spray painted in Awlgrip ‘Snow White’ - 2017
  • 12mm teak laid side decks, cockpit seating & cockpit sole - overhauled 2017
  • Exposed deck and superstructure areas spray painted in white - 2017
  • Hull windows in saloon and owner’s cabin installed - 2017


Keel & Rudder:

  • Hydraulic telescopic keel in steel with with torpedo bulb made of lead with antimony – Keel completely overhauled 2017
  • Carbon rudder blade and stock




Engine & gearbox:

  • Yanmar 4LHA-STZE 4-cylinder 230hp diesel engine
  • Shaft drive Hurth gearbox with 2.06 reduction ratio
  • Fresh­water cooled engine.
  • Single lever engine control.
  • Engine fuel and cooling lines replaced - 2017


Propulsion & Steering:

  • 3-bladed Maxprop feathering propeller
  • Hydraulic retractable bowthruster
  • Steering system by JP3
  • Twin helm wheels with Vectran steering cables




Voltage systems:

  • 24vDC domestic systems with additional 12vDC system and 220vAC via shore-power, generator or inverter


Battery Banks:

  • 12vDC engine and generator start batteries
  • 24vDC service battery bank– many changed 2018


Charging & Inverter:

  • 12vDC and 24vDC battery chargers
  • Mastervolt inverter



  • 12vDC Engine-mounted alternator
  • 24vDC secondary alternator for service batteries



  • Onan 10kw 220vAC diesel generator – installed 2005


Other Electrical:

  • Digital battery monitoring system
  • 220v shore power with isolator and circuit breaker




Fresh Water:

  • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well-insulated stainless steel hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element
  • 24vDC pressure pumps
  • Hot & cold pressurised cockpit shower



  • 220vAC reverse osmosis watermaker


Bilge Pumps:

  • Automatic and manual bilge pump systems


Black Water:

  • All black water pipes are made of ABS or hard PVC.


Grey Water:

  • Self-priming pumps for grey water circuits.



  • Cariboni twin hydraulics with control panel at helm for windlass, genoa furler, staysail tensioner, vang, genoa halyard, backstay and keel operation





  • 800 litres fuel capacity
  • All diesel lines are made of Swagelok 316 stainless, including ALL the fittings.


Fresh Water:

  • 1,500 litres fresh water capacity


Holding Tank:

  • Black water holding tanks




On Deck:

  • B&G Hydra 2000 sailing instruments
  • 2x B&G Hydra 2000 multi-repeaters at helms
  • 2x B&G Hydra Pilot control for Hydra 2000 autopilot system
  • 2x Suunto steering compasses


Below Decks:

  • Raymarine Hybrid Touch GPS chart plotter display with WiFi- 2017
  • Mast-mounted radar scanner
  • B&G Hydra 2000 multi-repeater
  • B&G Hydra Pilot control
  • Panasonic monitor for navigation computer
  • Leica AP Navigator Mk10 GPS
  • Class B AIS Transceiver


Communications Equipment:

  • VHF with DSC





  • Alpes Inox stainless steel 6x burner gas hob
  • Stainless steel oven with microwave grill
  • Overhead extractor with lighting
  • American-style fridge and freezer - 2017
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine



  • 4x 24vDC fresh water electric heads
  • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads



  • Condaria 220vAC reverse cycle air-conditioning




Summary of Accommodation:

  • Up to 6 guest berths plus twin crew in double master cabin, two twin mid cabins and twin bunk crew cabin, each with ensuite heads.


Accommodation Finish:

  • Interior design by Arch Lapo Ruffi
  • Teak interior joinery with bleached finish.
  • Teak floors
  • White leather upholstery
  • Teak counters in heads and galley with stainless steel trim.
  • Stainless steel frames to wall cabinets with carbon fibre panelling.
  • Armchairs and sofas are by B&B Italia
  • Cantalupi lighting throughout


Accommodation Layout from Forward:


Master Cabin:

  • Double berth offset to starboard.
  • Dressing table and double hanging lockers, drawers and cupboards opposite to port.
  • Ensuite head forward of cabin with electric WC, washbasin, mirrors, storage lockers and separate shower compartment


Forward Port Guest Cabin:

  • Twin berth arrangement
  • Storage drawers below each berth with a hanging locker forward and outboard
  • Ensuite head with electric WC, shower, washbasin, mirrors and storage lockers


Forward Starboard Guest Cabin:

  • Twin berth arrangement
  • Storage drawers below each berth with a hanging locker forward and outboard
  • Ensuite head with electric WC, shower, washbasin, mirrors and storage lockers



  • L-shaped settee to port
  • Bookshelves and cupboards outboard
  • Linear settee to starboard with dining table and two free-standing chairs
  • Storage lockers and bookshelves outboard



  • The galley is located aft of the saloon to starboard
  • Connection to crew cabin on port side via corridor aft of companionway
  • Work surfaces finished in teak or stainless steel
  • Stainless steel sinks located aft with fresh/sea water taps
  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Stove with extractor fan above.
  • Storage lockers located inboard and outboard above work surfaces


Chart Table:

  • The side-facing navigation station is located on the aft port side of saloon
  • Open top chart table with storage below
  • Instruments and electrical displays recessed on carbon panel


Crew Cabin:

  • Upper and lower berths outboard with storage lockers inboard
  • Ensuite head aft with electric WC, shower, washbasin, storage lockers and mirror
  • Access to engine room crew cabin





  • Steiner carbon four spreader mast, swept spreaders with non-overlapping headsails
  • Carbon fibre furling boom – fitted 2017
  • Mast and boom painted white
  • Riggarna stainless steel rod rigging – inspected and partially replaced 2017
  • Mainsheet track in cockpit sole
  • Split backstay with hydraulic adjustment
  • Hydraulic genoa furler
  • Hydraulic vang
  • Hydraulic tensioned staysail
  • Hydraulic genoa halyard tensioner




  • 2x Harken 9.90 3-speed powered primary winches
  • 2x Harken 9.90 3-speed  powered secondary winches
  • 2x Harken carbon electric halyard winches at mast base



  • Doyle laminate in-boom furling fully-battened mainsail – 2017
  • Doyle laminate furling genoa
  • Velman carbon Kevlar staysail
  • Velman gennaker



  • Twin cockpit tables allowing passage in-between
  • Polished stainless steel stanchions with twin lifelines
  • Dinghy garage in transom
  • Recessed carbon fibre passarelle in transom
  • Flush deck carbon hatches from Solimar
  • Hydraulic drop-down bathing platorm


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • Retractable anchoring system
  • Hydraulic anchor windlass
  • Delta anchor with anchor chain
  • 3x Sanguinetti retractable mooring winches forward and aft to port and starboard
  • Flush cleats (eight) and fairleads (four) by
  • Fenders & warps


Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

  • Sprayhood




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.



Lying Tuscany, Italy


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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.


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