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2005 Vismara Starkel Star 60

A$  674,214*
Viareggio (LU), Italy
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44(0)1590 673715
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Wood epoxy and carbon cruiser

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Viareggio (LU), Italy
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  425,000 Tax Paid (A$  674,214) 

Supremely elegant wood epoxy and carbon performance cruising yacht, custom built to the highest standards and extensively updated and refitted in recent seasons. A very special yacht!




From the board of Roberto Starkel and with project management by Alessandro Vismara, MARIE CLAIRE is one of three Starkel 60’s built by the Stella Polare shipyard in Fiumicino, Italy. The first was another Vismara project, built to the order of the former Italian Prime Minister Massimo Dalema and proven highly successful on the regatta circuit as well as being an excellent offshore cruising yacht. MARIE CLAIRE was then commissioned by a long-time Vismara client who had previously owned a string of Baltic Yachts. The coachroof profile and deck configuration of MARIE CLAIRE was carried across from the Baltic 60 ‘MATTONE’ and the yacht was built in cold-moulded Mahogany with carbon structures to an extremely high specification by the Artisans at Stella Polare.


Featuring a special Weldox box-blade keel with lead bulb, carbon fibre rudder and custom-made Martsrom carbon fibre rig with carbon Park Avenue boom, MARIE CLAIRE is a thoroughbred sailing yacht with all the benefits of wood epoxy construction – namely low weight, high stiffness and unparalleled insulation against noise, heat and vibration. Although not well suited to production manufacture (as the hulls cannot be moulded on a production line as with GRP), wood epoxy is considered by many to be the optimum material for performance cruising yachts and alongside a string of notable carbon fibre built yachts launched in recent years, Vismara is now working extensively in wood epoxy with a number of new designs in this construction due for launch in 2020/21.


Internally, MARIE CLAIRE shares her similarities with Baltic Yachts designs with a beautifully executed teak interior featuring a luxurious owner’s cabin aft, complete with centreline double berth, two twin guest cabins forward and a further twin bunk cabin for guests of crew in the walkthrough aft, plus one further crew cabin in the forepeak.


Now in her second ownership of 6 years, MARIE CLAIRE has seen a continual programme of refit and upgrade in recent seasons including teak deck overhaul, fitment of a new generator, Garmin navigation geat, new Millennium sails, fitment of a bowsprit and gennaker and so on.


MARIE CLAIRE’s specification highlights include:-

  • Mahogany cold-moulded construction with carbon structures
  • Teak deck with Baltic 60 twin cockpit deck configuration
  • Recently re-faired underwater profile
  • Weldox custom box keel with lead bulb and carbon rudder
  • Marstom custom carbon mast with carbon Park Avenue boom
  • Electric winches
  • Hydraulic furling genoa
  • Millennium Sails regatta/cruise mainsail and genoa
  • Gennaker with bowsprit
  • Fully-battened mainsail system with low-friction battencars, stackpack and lazyjacks
  • All sail controls led aft to cockpit with sub-deck halyards
  • Upgraded Garmin navigation system with plotters, radar and fish-finder
  • Flush deck hatches
  • Sanguinetti retractable mooring winch
  • MaxPower bowthruster
  • Volvo 150hp diesel engine
  • Recently replaced MASE 9kw generator
  • Gel battery banks
  • Watermaker
  • Diesel fired cabin heating
  • Washing machine
  • Teak interior joinery
  • 3-guest cabins, further twin guest/crew cabin plus forepeak crew cabin. Three guest heads.





  • Construction of bowsprit for gennaker
  • New A2 gennaker
  • Anchor windlass replacement
  • Vang hydraulics overhaul
  • Underwater hull sections sanded and faired for optimum performance
  • Supply of new Zodiac tender
  • Replacement of forward services battery pack



  • Overhaul of Gianneschi self-priming water pumps
  • External cushions makeover
  • Cockpit electric panel makeover
  • Engine starter motor overhaul
  • Shaft seal revision
  • Replacement of lights and spotlights with LED



  • Teak deck overhaul with recaulking
  • Supply of new Millennium Sails regatta/cruise mainsail and genoa
  • Installation of new Garmin digital touchscreen plotters in cockpit and at chart table
  • Installation of new Garmin radar system
  • Installation of Garmin depth and fish-finder system
  • Fitment of watermaker with carbon tubes
  • New Gottifredi Dyneema halyards



  • Fitment of MASE 9kw generator
  • Replacement of various pumps
  • Fitment of flat-screen TV system
  • Upgrade on internal and external stereo systems
  • Replacement of Sanguinetti retractable bow mooring winch
  • Routine maintenance




The Stella Pollare shipyard in Fiumicino was opened in 1971 and quickly became renowned for their speciality in classic and modern laminated wood construction and refit of one-off and semi-series yachts. With over 60 yachts launched since with the largest at 80 feet, the Starkel & Vismara designed Star 60 is perhaps one of the most famous. Winning the ‘Naval Academy Trophy of Livorno’ for best project, the design demonstrated the abilities of the Stella Pollare shipyard to produce a modern, high-technology and high performing yacht using a marriage of tried & tested wood epoxy construction and latest-generation carbon fibre structures.




RCD Status:

  • CE Certification to be confirmed


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Mahogany cold-moulded with epoxy and carbon fibre structures
  • White painted topsides
  • Teak laid side decks and cockpit – teak deck overhauled 2017


Keel & Rudder:

  • Externally bolted fin keel with Weldox box blade and lead bulb
  • Carbon fibre rudder blade




Engine & gearbox:

  • Volvo TAMD31A 150hp 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine
  • Fresh­water cooled engine.
  • Reduction gearbox with shaft drive
  • Shaft seal system replaced 2018
  • Starter motor overhauled 2018
  • Single lever engine control.  
  • Engine hours – approx 3,200 as of Summer 2020
  • Date of last engine service: June 2020


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Max Power 24vDC bowthruster
  • Gori 3-bladed folding propeller
  • Wheel steering with hide covered stainless steel ‘Destroyer’ style large-diameter wheel
  • Emergency tiller.




Voltage systems:

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


Battery Banks:

  • 1x 12vDC 100Ah Gel engine start battery
  • 800Ah Gel service battery bank – 24vDC



  • MASE 9kw 220vAC diesel generator – 2015/16
  • Generator hours: approx. tbc as of Summer 2020
  • Date of last generator service: tbc



  • Automatic battery charger
  • 220vAC inverter



  • 12vDC engine alternator
  • 150A 24vDC alternator for service battery bank


Other Electrical:

  • 220vAC shore power with isolator and circuit breaker
  • Electric panel with circuit break­ers at chart table




Fresh Water:

  • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well-insulated 80 litre hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element.
  • Gianneschi high pressure water pumps - 2018



  • Reverse osmosis watermaker with carbon tubes – 2017


Bilge Pumps:

  • Electric bilge pumps
  • Manual bilge pumps





  • Fuel capacity – 600 litres in 2x 300 litre aluminium fuel tanks


Fresh Water:

  • Fresh water capacity - 700 litres in 2x 350 litre aluminium fuel tanks


Holding Tanks:

  • Black water holding tanks



  • Garmin touchscreen GPS chart plotter radar displays with 2x units below decks and 1x unit in cockpit – 2017
  • Garmin digital radar scanner – 2017
  • Garmin depth and fish-finder transducers – 2017
  • Garmin wind, speed, depth and log displays
  • Garmin autopilot
  • Steering compass


Communications Equipment:

  • VHF with DSC





  • Gimballed gas stove with 4-burners and oven
  • Oven extractor fan
  • Twin stainless steel sinks with fresh water supply
  • Front and top opening refrigerators
  • Additional top-opening fridge/freezer in saloon area



  • 3x 24vDC electric marine heads
  • Hot & cold pressurised showers



  • Washing machine



  • Diesel fired hot air cabin heating



  • LED lighting – 2018



  • Flat screen TV in saloon – 2015/16
  • Stereo system with speakers in saloon and in cockpit – 2015/16



Summary of Accommodation:

  • 6-8 guest berths in owner’s double cabin aft, twin bunk guest cabins forward, further guest or crew bunk cabin in walkthrough to owner’s aft cabin plus further single crew cabin in forepeak. Three heads.


Accommodation Finish:

  • Teak wood veneered joinery
  • Teak and holly soleboards
  • White leatherette upholstery
  • White vinyl-padded headlinings and  hull sides
  • White cloth curtains


Summary of Accommodation From Forward:

  • Forepeak crew cabin with single berth.
  • Twin bunk guest cabins to port and starboard with hanging lockers.
  • Guest heads with shower and doors accessible to port or starboard cabins
  • Day heads with shower
  • Large saloon with U-shaped settee to starboard and folding leaf dining table. Further L-shaped settee to port.
  • Galley aft of saloon area to port with U-shaped counter.
  • Chart table area aft of saloon to starboard with forward-facing seat.
  • Guest/Crew twin bunk cabin aft of chart table in walkthrough to owner’s cabin.
  • Large owner’s cabin with centreline double berth and seating to port and starboard. Hanging lockers.
  • Ensuite heads with shower.




  • Marstrom carbon fibre mast
  • Carbon fibre Park Avenue boom
  • 3-sets of spreaders
  • Stainless steel rod standing rigging
  • Swept-back carbon spreaders
  • Mainsail battencar system
  • Navtec hydraulics for backstay, vang, genoa halyard and outhaul
  • Holmatro vang – overhauled 2019
  • Bamar MEJ 2.02 hydraulic genoa furler with wireless remote control
  • Lewmar deck gear
  • Bowsprit for gennaker - 2019
  • Adjustable mainsheet track forward of helm cockpit
  • Checkstays
  • Lazyjacks
  • Gottifredi Dyneema halyards - 2017



  • 8x self-tailing winches of which six are electric



  • Millennium Sails regatta/cruise fully battened mainsail – 88sqm - 2017
  • Millennium Sails regatta/cruise furling genoa – 120sqm - 2017
  • A2 Gennaker – 190sqm - 2019



  • Guardwire stanchions and twin guardwires
  • Side boarding gates
  • Cockpit table
  • Passarelle
  • Flush deck hatches


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • Lewmar anchor windlass with remote control - 2019
  • Anchor with chain
  • Sanguinetti retractable mooring windlass on foredeck – 2015/16


Tender & Outboard:

  • Zodiac inflatable tender - 2019


Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

  • Sprayhood
  • Awning
  • Cockpit cushions - 2018
  • Stackpack for mainsail




Life saving:

  • 406Mhz EPIRB
  • 2x 6-man liferafts
  • Lifebuoy
  • Fire extinguishers



Lying Viareggio - Italy


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