Lavranos 41

Lavranos 41

Lavranos 41

Yacht for sale in South Africa

Price: R 1.5M

Lavranos 41 was built by Vickers

Launched: 2008

First Sailed: 2013

First Blue water voyage: 2014


  • L.O.A. 12.5m
  • Beam: 5.03m
  • Draft: 2.1m
  • Displ: 12 Ton


  • Original Main Dacron, never been used.
  • Original staysail. (Hanked, never been used.)
  • Storm Sail never been used.
  • Original .75 spinnaker.
  • Original 1.5 spinnaker.
  • New Spectra Main on the boom.
  • New furling 140% Soft Norlam Genoa on headsail furler.
  • New furling Soft Norlam Staysail on furler.
  • New G3 Norlon Gennaker with snuffer.


  • Hot and cold pressurised water.
  • 20 litre geyser.
  • 60 L. Danfoss freezer.
  • 60 L. Fridge ( upgraded)
  • New Microwave.
  • 2 plate Gas stove with oven and grille.


  • Fresh water 700 litres in 6 interlinked tanks
  • 400 litres. Diesel tank with 40 litre header tank.
  • 50 litre all. Diesel tank for genset (interconnected)
  • 60 litre black water tank.(not connected)


  • Volvo 43 Hp Turbo charged with Sail drive.

Winches: All Lewmar

  • 6 in cockpit, 3 on mast.


  • 45 CQR with 80 metres of chain.
  • 45 Bruce with 20 metres of chain and 80 metres of rope (towing rope)
  • Lewmar electric anchor windlass.


  • Double aft portside.
  • Single starboard aft.
  • 2 single in saloon.
  • 2 single in forepeak.
  • (Single central heads with shower.)

Energy Provision

  • Alternator off main engine.
  • 3.5 KVA Hadz diesel generator.
  • 2x 4.5 amp solar panels.
  • Rogen wind generator.
  • 220 shore power connection at mooring.

Additional: Two new inverters one specifically a long sine wave for computers and cell phone charging.

The old B&G instruments are still installed and working, but I have installed fully up to date instrumentation throughout, new radios, chart plotters, AIS, fully automated steering system, etc

  • Icom IC-M24 Hand Held VHF Radio
  • Raymarine RAY 55 VHF Fitted Radio
  • Raymarine RAYMIC for RAY 55
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Transceiver
  • Raymarine C125 Plotter
  • Raymarine A65 Multifunction Display
  • Raymarine 18” 4KW Digital Raydome
  • Raymarine A67 Multifunction Display
  • Raymarine ST Autopilot P70 Pilot Control
  • Raymarine SPX10 Smart Pilot
  • Icom M802 HF SSB Radio
  • Victron 12/1200 Inverter / Charger
  • 6 x Discovery AGM Batteries
  • LED Aqua Signal Navigation Lights


  • Pressurised saltwater hose connection and separate shower in cockpit.
  • Davits for dinghy hoist.
  • Sugars coop with boarding ladder.
  • All-weather S/S Gas Braai.
  • Fishing rod holders.
  • Full cover canvas waterproof deck and cockpit cover.
  • Permanent canvas covers for helmsman.
  • Oversize steering wheel. (Can be replaced with smaller.)
  • Spare cordage and sheeting in addition to running cordage.
  • Boom and steering covers.
  • New 6 man life raft.
  • Fenders and mooring lines.

Current Owner’s notes 2015

The hull was constructed by Vickers in Johannesburg, and then bought and built by Mr. Johann Neuland in Piet Retief Northern Zululand. On purchase Mr. Neuland registered the boat and named her Random in 2002, and completed her and subsequently launched the yacht at Richards Bay in 2008. He never sailed her and kept her tied to her mooring. He periodically stayed on her during his visits to the Richards Bay Yacht Club, and as far as I am aware ran the motor to keep the batteries topped up. Although the rig was erected, he left her totally unused. That is how I discovered her in March 2013, and offered to purchase her.


I instructed the local shipwrights in Richards Bay to take her out the water and had her fully inspected. She was deemed to be in excellent condition and I purchased her outright .

Over a period of three months, I had her fully serviced, all her mechanical elements brought up to date and in June 2013 I brought her back under power to Durban and commenced to adapt the boat to my own needs, and with advise of Angelo Lavranos the original Maritime Architect of the Lavranos 41.

The basic changes I made was to remove the mainsheet track from the mid-cockpit seat location, and by means of constructing a solid doghouse, incorporated the mainsheet track into the doghouse roof structure.

This major adjustment was a vast improvement to the overall comfort and safety of the new boat. I re-launched her July 2013 and named her Jedi.

I sailed her in the 2013/14 summer sailing season and in April 2014 I took her on a ‘shakedown’ cruise to Bassas da India. Jedi lived up to all my expectations.

In the process of equipping Jedi, I introduced the most advanced electronic and navigation instrumentation and as such she is fully equipped to go anywhere.

In addition I ordered a complete new set of sails, keeping her original sails as spares. I had all her electric fittings both on the rig and below replaced with LED fittings. I had all her mechanical components fully inspected and updated. I fitted a new folding prop and replaced her steering wheel with a racing wheel. In addition I replaced all her safety equipment, inclusive of the latest Epirb safety beacon.