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Frans Maas

Standfast 49


€ 240,000



Boat Location

Portugal, Lagos



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The STANDFAST 49 “ULYSSE” ketch has been built for her first Belgian owner in 1965  at  Frans Maas yard (later Standfast yachts) in Breskens, Holland, famous at that time for highest Dutch quality craftsmanship and builder for Ted Hood and Dick Carter. Ulysse is a design from renown US naval architect John Alden.

Over the years Ulysse has always been maintained, renovated, modernised on systems and this regardless of cost. The second also Belgian owner bought Ulysse in 2012 and kept the same high standards to keep her in as new condition. The hull of Ulysse is fibreglass.

Ulysse is not only a very seaworthy boat, performing greatly in heavy weather conditions and enjoying the protection of doghouse steering but is also a great live aboard boat. Separate aft owner cabin, U shaped saloon, large chart table and galley  with an all over presence of wood give her a real nautical feeling.

The actual owner equipped her not only with a new Volvo D3 150 HP engine (2018). All the navigation equipment has been modified to full Raymarine (plotters, repeaters, radar, VHF, AIS) with  touchscreen plotters (E135 at chart table, E165 at helm station) and various repeaters. Also were installed a hydraulic Maxprop bow- and electric stern thruster, Reckman hydraulic furler. 2 Lewmar electric winches for the genoa sheets as well 2 to hoist the main and mizzen sails offer push button comfort. The full set of North Sails are in good condition for many more years of sailing. Mainsail, mizzen sail and cutter are new (2022). Aluminium masts and rigging are Proctor.

If the first owner kept her full time skipper maintained, she was hardly used and most of the time winter and even during some years dry stored. The second owner used  her cruising potential and sailed her mostly in duo. Ulysse was mainly cruising the last years between the Algarve, Madeira and the Balearic Islands. Her cruising qualities are supported by large autonomy, principally due to the large fuel and water tanks but also by the Fischer Panda generator.

Ulysse is for sale in as new condition. The boat is actually on the hard at Sopromar yard in Lagos – Algarve for antifouling, hull waxing, varnishing and servicing of all systems, engine and generator.

ULYSSE is an eye catcher in all Marinas she visits and in stunning condition


Length 16 M
Beam 4.40 M
Max Draft 2.25 M


Total Cabins 4
Bathrooms 2
Capacity 6
Seating Capacity

Motors, Tanks & Propellers

Motor Make Volvo Penta
Motor Model D3
Motor Power 150 HP
Motor Year 2019
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank 2000
Water Tank 1000 Lts
Black Water Tank 150 Lts
Propeller Type 2 blade


  • Depthsounder
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Repeater(s)
  • Plotter B&G 7"
  • Autopilot Simrad
  • Compass
  • Radar B&G
  • Radar Detector
  • CD Player
  • Joystick
  • Epirb
  • Indicators for fuel and water
  • Electronic engine displays.
  • Rudder angle indicator.

Inside Equipment

  • Chart Table
  • Oven
  • Electric Head
  • Refrigerator
  • Deep Freezer
  • Electric Bilge Pump
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Sea Water Pump
  • Gas Stove
  • Carbon Steering Wheel
  • Vacuum Toilets
  • Smoke extractor
  • Fresh water pump for hot and cold water

Electrical Equipment

  • Stern Thruster
  • Bow Thruster
  • Heating
  • Shore Power Inlet
  • Inverter
  • Generator 3KVa
  • Electric Windlass
  • Electric Mooring Winches

Outside Equipment/Extra

  • Teak Cockpit
  • Teak Sidedecks
  • Gangway
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Swimming Ladder
  • Radar Reflector
  • Liferaft
  • Fishing Rods
  • Fishing Rod Holder
  • Electric Search Light
  • Shore fresh water intake
  • Hard Top


  • Mainsail Cover
  • Cockpit Cover
  • Sunshade covers for front and side windows

Additional Equipment

  • Tender
  • Safety Gear
  • Holding Tank


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