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1971 Van de Stadt 45 Pimpernel

1971 Van de Stadt 45 Pimpernel boat for sale

Van de Stadt
45 Pimpernel (Agulhas)
Model Length:
45 ft
CAD $225,000
Maple Bay, BC
Boat Name:
Hull Material:
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Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC



This brand-new 1971 offshore ready, liveaboard sailboat has LIVEABOARD MOORAGE available. “Brand-new” means that aside from the bullet-proof 1971 sleek and swift hull, pretty much every aspect of the boat has been renewed.

The interior has been completely gutted and redone to create an open and comfortable interior, suitable for a couple or family to live aboard. The fresh upholstery and warm wood makes it a place you will want to spend time in. The fully-enclosed center-cockpit allows for a year-round outdoor space. All the canvas is new, the decks were freshly painted about a minute ago, and she shines throughout like a sailor’s heart in a fresh breeze.

The solid fiberglass deck has been professionally strengthened and resurfaced, there isn’t a leak anywhere. New stainless-steel handrails completely surround the boat. Standing and running rigging is all new. The 2008 engine gets professionally serviced annually. Safety is paramount on this boat.

With a new suite of electronics and a EIGHT-sail inventory, getting to where you want to go can be done effectively and efficiently.

Within the past eight years, there have been tens of thousands spent on upgrades and gear. There is a 62-page book of receipts to show for it. The owner is a Master Mariner with 34 years of experience as a sailor, boat owner, sail maker, canvas maker, and has professionally taken ships and boats worldwide. There’s nothing amateur about this boat or its owner.

Van de Stadts are well-known serious cruising sailboats that can be found in ports all over the world. She’s comfortable, fast, safe, and refreshed.

With liveaboard moorage available in Maple Bay, BC (a rare unicorn), you can stay aboard until you’re ready to slip the lines for good.

You’ll find an abundance of detail under “Other Details.” Give me a call, I’ll be happy to show you around.

Trina Holt


45 ft
Beam Measure:
33,488 lbs
Number of Heads:
Number of Cabins:
Number of single berths:
Number of double berths:
Fuel Tanks Capacity:
50 gal
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
95 gal


Engine #1

Volvo Penta
D2-55D, 55HP
Fuel Type:

The Basics

COQUETTE is a limited production, masthead rigged sloop. Both hull and deck is solid fiberglass, she has a center-cockpit, with a fin keel, spade rudder, and deck-stepped mast. She was designed by E. G. Van de Stadt of the Netherlands and built by J. F. Magee in South Africa. The vessel is powered by a 2008 55HP diesel engine.

The Layout

There is chain locker access from inside the forward cabin. The comfortable forward cabin has a double pullman berth to port and a dressing seat to starboard. Aft of that to port is the main stateroom with a double pullman berth. Ample drawers and storage room abounds. Starboard to that is the head with composting toilet. Aft of these is the saloon area. To port is a 5-person dinette w 2 benches facing each other over a table. There is plenty of storage beneath the benches and along the hull. To starboard is a Dickenson diesel heater that throws a lovely constant, dry heat. Beside that is a bench to lie out on and read a book. There is a stainless-steel rail just starboard of the centerline that provides a solid handhold. Aft of the dinette is a snug, well-designed C-shaped galley. Aft of the starboard settee is a chart table. Aft of that is a 1-person quarter berth with an opening porthole to the cockpit. The companionway is between the galley and chart table. Headroom will comfortably accommodate anyone 5′ 10″ or shorter. Aft of the center cockpit is access to a fully private aft cabin. There is a wide berth along the starboard side, with seating and storage to port. Perfect for guests or kids. Overall, the interior space has a traditional feel, but the layout is open and bright with fresh fabrics and clean surfaces all around. It’s a genuine pleasure to be there.


  • 1971 Van de Stadt 45 Pimpernel (Agulhas)
  • Built by J.F. Magee in South Africa for the Cape of Good Hope to Rio race in 1975
  • Registered in Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Located in Maple Bay on Vancouver Island, BC. It’s a lovely sail to any of the 15 Gulf Islands
  • LOA: 45’ (13.72 mtr)
  • Beam: 12’ (3.66 mtr)
  • Draft: 6’ (1.83 mtr)
  • Displacement: 33,488 lbs (15.9 Tons) est.
  • Ballast: 13,060 lbs (kg) est.
  • Cabins: 3
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Heads: 1
  • Headroom will comfortably accommodate anyone 5′ 10″ or shorter



  • 2008 Volvo Penta D2-55D
  • 55HP, diesel
  • 2,540 hours
  • Fresh water cooled
  • Direct dive
  • Access: Front, side, aft
  • Cruising speed: 6-7 kts
  • Consumption at cruising speed: 3 lt/hr (0.79 gal/hr)
  • Professionally serviced annually since 2017


  • 2010 (approx.) Caribe RHIB 8’
  • Fiberglass double-hulled

Sails & Rigging

  • Originally designed as a sloop, Blackline professionally added all the hardware required for a staysail, making it a cutter. Work was done with the guidance and approval of Carol Hasse. A staysail (hank on) is not included.
  • Main 1: Dacron, full battens, 2020
  • Main 2: Dacron, full battens
  • Foresail 1: Genoa, Dacron 120%, 2020
  • Foresail 2: Genoa, Dacron 120%
  • Foresail 3: Jib, Dacron, new UV cover 100%
  • Storm jib: Dacron
  • Tri-sail: Dacron
  • Spinnaker: Nylon
  • Deck-stepped mast
  • New SS chainplates were created and installed on the stern rail for the offshore heavy weather drogue
  • Standing rigging was inspected, refitted, and the majority of fixtures and equipment were professionally replaced in 2018
  • Harken roller furling 2018
  • Hard boom vang
  • Running rigging like new
  • 2 Cockpit winches: 2 trunk cabin winches: 2 mast winches

Ground Tackle

  • Lofrans windlass 12V
  • Main anchor: Rocna 25
  • Rode: Approx. 300’ of 3/8” chain and 100’ of ¾” rode (3-braid nylon)
  • Secondary anchor: Danforth 40 S
  • Rode: 100’ 3/8 chain and 300’ on 1” 3-braid nylon
  • Stern tie: 200’ nylon on reel


  • Centre cockpit, hard dodger, fully enclosed cockpit
  • Deck / mast step area professionally rebuilt 2018
  • Deck is solid fiberglass laminate with 6” bulwark and teak cap rail – above average condition
  • Chimney for the cabin 2018
  • SS tubing pushpit, pulpit, and rails 2018
  • New propane hanging frame, professionally built
  • Fwd, mid, dodger and aft hatches replaced with Lewmar 2018
  • New canvas enclosure
  • New mainsail cover


  • Hard dodger w canvas enclosure
  • Binnacle-mounted compass
  • Wheel steering
  • Bench seating
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Windows into galley and sides
  • Instruments under dodger on cabin top
  • Forward access to main cabin
  • Aft access to “doghouse” aft cabin
  • Aft deck has propane storage, engine lift crane, and transom access


Power Production

  • 110 VAC Shore power 2 x 30A 2017
  • Alternator
  • Solar panels 2 x 160W

Power Storage

  • Starter: 2021 12V, group 31
  • House: 2021 2 x 6V


  • Meets ABYC standards
  • Solar regulator
  • Solar regulator 2021
  • Battery charger 2018
  • Inverter 375W
  • Galvanic isolator
  • 50’ 30A shore power cord


  • Chartplotter/GPS: Furuno C-map
  • Depth sounder 2018
  • Wind/speed/depth 2018
  • Radar: Furuno 1712, 2018
  • AIS Class B
  • VHF handheld
  • Compass
  • Masthead wind indicator
  • Anemometer (direction and speed)
  • Navigation lights to code
  • Victory clock
  • Victory barometer


  • Heat: Diesel, Dickinson Antarctic; 120VAC electric oil heater
  • LED lighting
  • Circulation from hatches, opening portholes, and battery fans
  • Teak & holly sole w some rugs
  • Headliner bright white w teak trim
  • Upholstery in excellent condition throughout 2019
  • Curtains throughout
  • Clarion AM/FM/CD, inside & outside speakers


  • Novacool fridge
  • Force 10 propane 3-burner stove w oven
  • Centerline ss sink w electric pump h/c water
  • Salt and fresh foot pumps
  • Ample dry storage


  • Composting toilet
  • Direct overboard pump discharge for urine diverter
  • SS basin


  • Emergency steering by tiller and drogue
  • Bilge pumps, 1 electric, 1 manual
  • Wooden thru-hull plugs (fids)
  • Propane sniffer w solenoid switch
  • CO2 alarm
  • High-water alarm
  • Re-boarding device
  • Kisbee ring
  • Throwable line
  • Searchlight
  • Sound signal
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Radar reflector

Onboard But Not Included

  • Personal effects like clothing, toiletries, bedding, food, etc.
  • Tools
  • Spares (other than Volvo spare parts)


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

1971 Van de Stadt 45 Pimpernel

1971 Van de Stadt 45 Pimpernel

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC


1971 Van de Stadt 45 Pimpernel

Arial video of 1971 Van de Stadt 45 under sail and the interior.

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC