The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Colin Archer 42 Van De Wiele

£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  314726
  • Length  ·  13.50m
  • Year  ·  1983
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 45hp, Mitsubishi 1CF4 (2007)
  • Lying  ·  Las Palmas
Boatshed Lanzarote
Boatshed Lanzarote

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Louis van de Wiele
Builder Thuin, Belgium
Lying Las Palmas
Fuel capacity 215.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 45hp
Engine make and model Mitsubishi 1CF4 (2007)
Engine Hours engine1= 1251
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller & Wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) tri-blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Engine spares


Length 13.50m
LOD 12.15m
LWL 11.20m
Beam 3.60m
Draft Min 1.80m
Airdraft 16.30m
Displacement 16,000kg
Headroom 1.93m
Storage In water


Ketch rigged Selden / Kemp Aluminium spars () with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2021)


Reefing mainsail Hyde - Slab () Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Zigzag Zielan (NL) - Furling ()
Other sails Mizzen ()
Staysail ()
Yankee ()
Storm Jib ()
Spare Genoa ()

- Reckman Roller furling
- aug 2022 sail check by sailmaker

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Fridge and freezer disconnected

3 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

Fridge and freezer disconnected

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Custom / shipyard windlass
2 anchors
(45kg CQR, 15kg Kedge Anchor)
50.00m of chain
50.00m of rode
AIRES WindVane self-steering + multiple blades for windvane self-steering system
SEAGO dinghy (2020)
14mm chain

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Radar Reflector

Iridium GO! Model#: 9560N & Mounting Kit

- VHF Handheld ICOM IC-25 with charger
- Raytheon RL9 Radar with LCD - needs new cable to connect (old system)

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Swim ladder

EPIRB battery replacement date: 10-01-2025

Broker's Comments

This boat is a proven, classic design and a true go anywhere live aboard blue water cruiser.

Van de Wiele design, built in Belgium, Thuin, hometown of Michot Fréres Shipyard.

This ketch is clearly constructed for strength and longevity. Matching the dimensions and style of Moitessier’s ‘Joshua’ with a centre cockpit and offset cable driven steering, she is built to sail at any latitude.

Her classic look and a cozy but airy interior make living aboard comfortable for a couple or a family.

A full standing rigging replacement was completed in 2021 along with professional electronics upgrades - SIMRAD/B&G VHF/DSC, chartplotter and AIS transponder/receiver with new antennas. EPIRB and life raft updated until 2025.

Sails were recently inspected and reefing points reinforced.

The equipment is the epitome of a strong, safe and simple setup with optimised electronics and redundant systems while the refit upgrades focused on safety for long distance cruising. The setup with AIRES windvane and CPT electric autopilot as well as the straightforward design, and her ketch rig, make short-handed sailing a reality, as proved by her current owner who has single-handed her 2000+ miles from the Netherlands.

This boat is built to cross oceans or cruise coastal waters, no limits for what or where this boat can take you.

This Colin Archer 42 Van De Wiele has been personally photographed and viewed by David of Boatshed Lanzarote. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

two years

Why are you selling her?

A ‘land-based’ dream job changed the plans for the coming few years which shifted the timeline for live-aboard life to continue (for now!)

Where have you sailed her?

From Netherlands to Canary via France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco

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