• Classic Yacht Charter, Sincerity
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From the board of Vincenzo Baglietto and built by the Baglietto yard – SINCERITY, originally JANUA, could be billed an Italian masterpiece. Designed as a fast comfortable cruiser her cutaway forefoot and Bermudan rig (original sail plan) make her fast and able. Her unusually high bulwarks, combined with the reserve buoyancy in her bow and stern, keep her exceptionally dry, while her long keel and 94 ton displacement steady her for easy handling, and comfort – even in heavy weather.

The yacht’s interior is mostly original, of mahogany with birds eye maple inlays, incredibly beautiful exactly as one would expect from a yacht built in Italy during this period. She is well suited for an owner’s party of five with further accommodation for a crew of four.


Designed by Vincenzo Baglietto, she was built to Lloyds’ exacting standards of the finest materials for Andrea Luigi Piccardo of Genova by the acclaimed Cantieri Baglietto of Variazze, Italy, in 1928. Launched in August that year as JANUA, and under that name, she raced successfully at San Remo the following year and was present at the 1929 International Expo in Barcelona, where she was greatly admired. In 1938, JANUA was sold to Andrea Maria Piaggio of Genova and was renamed ESTER VII. Post war she was owned by the company La Capitana to be renamed MAUCIAU II. In 1970 she was bought by the French yachtsman Jean Castel, who sailed her under an American flag and now as SINCERITY has seen both racing and royalty. Castel took her to the America’s Cup in Freemantle, and in 1978 Princess Caroline of Monaco and Philip Junot spent their honeymoon aboard.



3 inch teak planking on oak frames, copper rivet and bronze screw fastened – all through hull fastenings are bronze. Flush teak deck with high bulwarks affording privacy and shelter. Much of the hull below the waterline was renewed in 1997 and 1998. White hull with white boot top, gold cove strip, black below waterline.



SINCERITY unlike the great majority of this vintage, which have been gutted and had their interiors replaced, has retained probably 90% of her original interior; lovingly preserved, and resulting in the warm and inviting accommodation that was one of the hallmarks of quality yachts of her era. Interior is mahogany marquetry paneling with birds-eye maple inlays, solid red-oak parquet cabin sole. Ventilation provided by 10 opening portholes, hatches, companionways, skylights, and 8 thru-hull deck vents.

She can accommodate up to seven guests in three cabins, of which two are double staterooms and of these the owner’s is very light and spacious. The aft cabin features a double berth to starboard with a single berth opposite to port and a personal washbasin recessed in an antique vanity cabinet; the starboard cabin forward has an 8 ft single bed (commonly used as a double) to starboard with a single athwartships; and opposite to port is a cosy, hardwood paneled single stateroom, which with its ample storage space and location at the base of the curved staircase, can easily serve as the captain’s cabin. There are 2 large opening portholes and a ventilation hatch into the deckhouse. The quarters (including head with wash basin) for an additional 4 crew are in the forepeak, forward of the galley, allowing excellent service with maximum privacy for guests. The main saloon offers dining for 8 adjacent the galley (and there is also a dining table for 8 to 12 on the deck).

The galley, which has dining space for the crew is equipped with
– Stainless steel ice box
– Large built-in 220 V fridge/freezer; refrigeration system new 2013


Bermudan ketch rig with painted aluminum spars and stainless steel standing rigging.
Sails by Doyle Norway 2002
– Flying jib 300 sq ft
– Jib 500 sq ft
– Staysail 500 sq ft
– Fully battened mainsail 1,100 sq ft rebuilt 2006
– Mizzen jib 200 sq ft
– Mizzen 450 sq ft
– Mizzen staysail 1,500 sq ft
– Asymmetric spinnaker 2,700 sq ft


– Docking lines
– Boathook
– Fenders
– Spreader lights
– Covers for all sails
– Lifelines
– Large 500 sq ft deck awning – not new
– Cushions for aft deck
– 220 V Hydraulic anchor windlass
– CQR type anchor on bow roller with 300 feet / 91. 4 metre galvanized chain


– 1998 Volvo TAMD63 230 HP 6 cyl diesel engine (fully serviced 2009 and 2005).
– 4,000 engine hours at July 2010
– 3 bladed fixed propeller on stainless-steel shaft (2004)
– Cruising speed circa 8 knots at 1,950 rpm
– 24 V domestic lighting
– 24 V starting system
– 24 V alternator, engine driven
– Circuit breaker panel
– 220V shore-power
– Master V charger
– Northern Lights 7.5 KW generator (rebuilt 2006)
– The vessel is grounded
– 220 gallon / 1,000 l fuel in stainless steel
– 220 gallon / 1,000 l water in stainless steel
– Grey water holding tank Stainless steel


– Raymarine chart plotter


– 2 x 24 V bilge pumps
– 1 x 220 V electric bilge pump
– 4 x Fire extinguishers
– Flares
-10 x PFD safety harness
– 8 person Viking offshore life raft (last inspected 2010)
– 2 x horseshoe rings
– 2 x strobe lights


1998 under previous owner
– Aft unoriginal deck house removed
– All planking and frames below waterline
– New main engine
– Sanded to bare wood

Under current ownership
– Steel supports under deckhouse changed to stainless and deckhouse sole renewed
– Structural survey found rotten frames in lazarette only some15 frames replaced there
– Changed all steel under deck for shrouds mizzen port side
– Renewed mizzen mast step
– Replaced lazarette wrought iron
– Re caulked ¾ deck planking
– Re caulked all planking above waterline
– Rebuilt forward WC
– Updated electrics to Norwegian Bureau of Shipping requirements (certified)
– Changed autopilot
– Renewed cabin sole throughout (¾ inch quarter sawn oak)
– Renewed cabin sole beams as necessary (mahogany)
– Renewed all sails by Doyle (prepared for new rig; Bermudan with 3 head sails)
– Renewed all standing rigging except shrouds
– All awnings and covers
– Rebuilt galley with granite counter, 4 burner propane, steamer and microwave
– Added natural ventilation (4 holes in deck)
– Added portholes in skylights for underway ventilation
– Renewed part of refrigeration system
– Made double berth in aft cabin and removed one closet
– Changed toilet systems
– Installed oil heater aft cabin
– Made bench in front of deckhouse
– Made box behind main mast
– Made outside pillows on stern
– Renewed all running rigging, changed running backs to carbon fiber
– Added rigging to mizzen which is not triadic to avoid need for running backs
– Renewed cap rail aft
– Integrated flag pole pipefitting in new bronze structural member for transom
– Removed permanent previous backstay for mizzen and hardware
– Renewed nav light boxes and changed their positions


Works carried out during the summer 2013
Engine works carried out by Wayfarer Marine and Billings Diesel and although the cost was greater than for a new engine, the TAMD 63 is considered well worth keeping as one of the last engines built without electronic control.
– Complete engine overhaul,
– New engine bearers, new shaft, new prop, new stuffing box.
– Gearbox taken out and serviced
– New teleflex cables
– The new alternator fitted
– New cabling and fuses for the above
– Starter and engine alternator rebuilt
– Injection pump and injectors rebuilt
– Heat exchangers and after cooler rebuilt
– New rubber hoses as required.

Rudder and steering
– Rudder lifted
– Lower hinge renewed, bushings installed, rudder realigned
– Entire steering mechanism taken apart totally and worn parts renewed as necessary
– Extra bearing installed for rudder shaft at deck level

Mast and standing rigging
– New masthead, inner spreader ends rebuilt
– New head stay, new cap shrouds, new intermediate shrouds
– Main mast raked an additional 4 feet
– Mast partners in deck for mainmast rebuilt and moved
– Navtec Norseman fittings mainly used
– New turnbuckles for cap shrouds, head stay intermediate stays
– New lower end swage fittings for backstay
– Last 5 chain plates changed
– Main mast forward lower shrouds moved inboard and 5 inches towards centreline for better stay sail sheeting angle

– Forward ¼ of bowsprit replaced, bowsprit extended approx 20 inches
– New Bronze bowsprit fitting made

– Anchor, chain, whisker stay tangs, dolphin striker, whisker stay strikers, hanging knees and more re galvanized

– 6 x Used Barlow 32 winches bought fully serviced and rebuilt in California on deck pads

Aft cabin interior removed to access frames
– Frames replaced in aft cabin as necessary
– 2 x Stainless steel frames installed each side attached to watertight steel bulkhead to engine room and running backstays forward end
– Galley stbd porthole removed and blocking replaced and reinstalled
– Refrigeration system rebuilt with new very large holding plates and 4 x 220 V compressors working in 4 separate circuits ensuring reliability and minimum charging time.
– Mech and E alterations reduces the boat’s dependence on any one particular system
New compressor for horn

– All sails repaired by Nathaniel Wilson of Booth bay Maine and found in GWO
– Head of main rebuilt but other work was minor
– New quad presently being designed

Paint and varnish
– Topsides painted and superstructure varnished. Bottom anti fouled with Sea Hawk

Galley and interior
– New cook stove, new hot water boiler, new mattresses for crew
– New galley grey water pump and tank
– Vacuum bilge dry system

– New bimini for crew hatch
– New fenders and fender coverers

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  • Location: Italy
  • Builder: Cantieri Baglietto, Variazze, Italy
  • Year Built: 1928
  • Hull: Teak plank Oak Frame
  • Length Overall: 29.57 metres
  • Beam: 5 metres
  • Draft: 3.2 metres
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 1000 litres
  • Engines: Volvo TAMD63 230 HP 6 cyl Diesel
  • Fuel Capacity: 1000 litres
  • Generators: Northern Lights 7.5 KW generator (rebuilt 2006)
  • Cabins: 3
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Bathrooms: 3
Cabin Configuration:
  • see description


Price: US$POA
VAT Status: VAT Payable

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