121' (37.16m) JFA
LOA: 121' 11" (37.16m)
Beam: 26' 10" (8.18m)
Draft: Max 8' 0" (2.44m)
Cruising 11 knots
Maximum 13 knots
Location: Hong Kong
Year: Mfg-2003
Builder: JFA
Expedition Yacht
Price: $8,800,000 USD
Additional Specifications For ZEEPAARD:
LOA: 121' 11" (37.16m)
Beam: 26' 10" (8.18m)
Min Draft:
Max Draft: 8' 0" (2.44m)
Hull Material: Aluminum
Hull Config: Round Bilged Displacement
Hull Designer: Vripack
Deck Material:
Tonnage: 240 Pounds
Range: 7,000 Miles
Int Designer: Vripack
Ext Designer: Vripack
Fuel Capacity: 158,987 l (42,000 g)
Water Capacity: 47,412 l (12,525 g)
Holding Tank: 5,700 l (1,506 g)
Flag: Malta
Location: Hong Kong
Price: $8,800,000 USD
Year: Mfg-2003 Model-2003
Builder: JFA
Model: Luxury Exploration Vessel
Expedition Yacht
Cruising 11 knots
Max 13 knots
Engines: 475 HP, Twin, 2003, Inboard, Diesel, 3406E, Caterpillar 11036hrs / 11036hrs
Staterooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
Heads: 5
Crew Quarters: 4
Crew Berths: 4
Captain Cabin: No
MCA: Yes ISM: None
Yacht Introduction

Zeepaard, Dutch for ‘Seahorse’ was built by France’s boutique shipyard JFA to RINA Class. Designed by yacht design studio Vripack, known for its holistic approach and modern philosophy through its extensive navel architecture and engineering experience, she was launched in 2003.

Built for ocean going expeditions, she undertook a three year ocean cruise around the world, travelling over 50,000 nautical miles with 39 countries visited. The circumnavigation was rewarded with a Neptune trophy as the joint winner of the Voyager’s Award at the 2014 World Superyacht Awards. In all, she has travelled over 72,000 nautical miles to 44 different countries.

Her build requirement to JFA was to provide a yacht built to the highest standards, meeting a vision of long range comfort combined with economic operating platforms. In order to meet the needs of such a transpacific range, the yacht has to be exceptionally seaworthy whilst offering space and luxury for comfortable cruising in order to explore the most remote places

JFA, based at Concarneau in Brittany, a region in France rich in maritime heritage, is a shipyard known for its boutique builds, where all their yachts built in both aluminium and composite using years of expertise in a family run environment, now explore the world. There was no compromise in the design by Vripack’s engineers and architects. They used the best quality modern technology on offer. Design concepts were rigorously tested and built in full aluminium. Zeepaard’s full displacement hull and well-engineered mechanical systems are designed to last.

MCA compliant and built to be the best sea going vessel available for world touring, Zeepaard boasts a high flaring bow and owner and guest cabins are at the central area of the yacht’s movement. Active stabilizers provide excellent heavy weather capability and sea kindly motion. A very dry yacht, the bridge windows never see spray on them and guests don’t hear the engine sounds or anchor windless thanks to high end soundproofing technology

Zeepaard’s accommodations host 10 guests in 5 cabins. The layout includes a full-beam master suite with king sized bed and four double cabins with queen sized beds, all with ensuite facilities. An additional feature for the master suite is a private sauna, spa and massage table connected directly to the ensuite bathroom facilities

Externally, a special feature presented is a crow’s nest on the mast offering spectacular views to the owner and guests whilst cruising or at anchor. Extensive deck spaces allow for leisure time and multiple tenders and watersports toys are on offer

Full time captain and crew immaculately maintain this yacht 

In 2011, a full refit was completed including a paint job.

The engine room sees twin 475hp Caterpillar engines offering a cruising speed of 13 knots and a transoceanic range of 7,000 nautical miles

To explore the hidden gems of the world, consider this expedition yacht to be the most fuel efficient and self-sufficient way to do so with the added value of comfort and space thanks to her modern design

Toured areas of the world include:

Mediterranean to the Caribbean
The US East Coast
San Blas Islands
Panama Canal crossing to the Galapagos
Thailand, and Hong Kong


Top Features onboard Zeepaard

Designed by Vripack engineers to the highest standards

Has circumnavigated over 72,000 nm and visited 44 countries in last 6 years

Transpacific range with extremely efficient fuel usage

Offering a very high degree of genuine comfort and security thanks to modern interior design

One of the most spacious yachts in her class in the world

Extremely adaptable interior and multiple cabins means an ideal platform for future charter use

Full beam, spacious master suite with king bed

Relaxing owners' sauna in master bathroom 

Four guest Staterooms with queen beds, each with ensuite bathrooms

Wide array of tenders and toys

Unique crow's nest on the mast for spectacular views, can carry 2 people

RINA classed

VAT paid

Winner of the 2014 World Superyacht Voyager's Award

Walk-Through Description

A hydraulic passerelle provides access to the aft deck to a spacious and enclosed guest area. This area converts when necessary for al fresco dining for a leisurely coffee area. A fully equipped bar is provided for crew service to guests for entertainment and drinks

The main salon welcomes guests to an open plan and comfortable space. The combination of mahogany, cherry and teak woods found throughout the yacht enhance the yachts warm feel and adds to the styling.

At the aft area of the main salon is a cinematic set up with large sofas arranged for viewing the latest movies on the large projector and screen (which when not in use is concealed in the ceiling)

The large dining table accommodates eight people, situated portside next to the expansive salon windows which allow for beautiful views whilst guests dine. A bar lies to starboard, ideal for pre-dinner cocktails

Ahead of the salon, guests find the main staircase hall leading to a large and fully equipped galley, designed to cater for all needs of the owner and guests whether at sea or alongside.

Starboardside a door accesses the deck and the yacht’s secondary exit by use of a hydraulic side-boarding ladder. Moving to the lower deck the owner and guest accommodation are found, located in what can be described as the most quiet and calm part of the yacht thanks to modern engineering in sound proofing where the noises of the engine room are not heard.

Master suite is a full beam suite with king size bed, his and hers storage. The ensuite connects to a unique owner’s spa, with a jacuzzi and sauna, an additional feature added a few years ago.

Guests will find comfort in four staterooms, all equipped with queen beds, large ensuites and individual entertainment systems

Crew quarters are found at the forward part of the yacht with three staterooms with private ensuite facilities. A spacious crew lounge offers a place for crew to rest when off duty. The yacht runs with 7 or 8 crew and can sleep up to 9 crew.

The captain’s stateroom is located on the bridge deck

The bridge deck and wheelhouse is up two levels and to the front with full views all around and equipped with the latest navigational equipment for a safe passage.

Crew and guests can walk around the wheelhouse on the Portuguese bridge where two side wing control stations are available to allow smooth docking maneuvers

Aft of the wheelhouse, the Captain’s cabin is portside and there is a day head to starboard. Continuing from there you enter the sky lounge. Probably boasting the best feature this yacht has to offer, the sky lounge has very large windows for natural light and views for the centrally located work desk. There is a dining table for additional dining options looking onto full beam sliding doors that lead to the dedicated aft deck. Here is a comfortable lounging area with a round sunbed.

From this area, stairs lead up to a further split level sun deck and the choice of many round sunbeds. The upper sundeck is the ideal position for the best views this yacht can offer whilst underway or anchored.

On the main deck, leading to the bow is the dedicated tender and toy storage area in the docking bay. A 2000kg crane launches or retrieves the tenders and toys, managed by two crew members.

Forward of this, a watertight door gives second access to the crew quarter. On the foredeck are the anchor and windless systems and all mooring needs for the yacht

Finally a very unique feature can be found, the electrically raised crow’s nest on the mast grants two persons full 360 degree views over the bow and aft. Ideal for fun and entertainment or an added security devise, it can be used by crew members to enhance their view while navigating in shallow coral reefs.

The lower aft section is designated for the extremely spacious, well kept and maintained engine room, workshop area and storage facilities. The aft lazarette is where guests can access the diving equipment, and extra toy and tender storage. The hydraulic aft door is then lowered and transformed into a swimming platform.

Engine Room & Machinery & Electrics

Engines: Twin Caterpillar 3406 E Di TA 475 BHP each @1800RPM
Port Engine:     11,036 hours as of 24/09/2018
Starboard Engine: 11.036 hours as of 24/09/2018

Generators: Three Onan Silent Line generators 2 x 65 Kw and one 35 Kw Night Auxiliary Gen Hours 2 x 65 Kw:
Port Gen: 15,756  hours
Stbd Gen: 15,669  hours 
Night Gen: 7,626 hours      

Hours updated 24/09/2018  

Insulation: Custom fitted sound shields from Silent Line / Van Capelle

Consumption: Approx. 68 litres including generator per hour doing 9.5 knots

Range: Approx. 6,000 nm @ 9 knots

Bowthruster: Cramm 100 HP

Stabilizers: Koop Naiad Model 410 

Watermaker: 2 x HEM 30/3200 total production 1200 liters per hour
Water Treatment: HAMANN MIMIM frame

Windlass/Anchors: Muir windlass with two 225 kg Anchors and 160m of chain

Mooring Capstans:  Cramm

Airconditioning:    Heinen + Hopman 300,000 BTU Ventilation/Cooling:  Heinen + Hopman

Electricity:   220 V / 24 V Single Phase

Shore power:   400 V / 50 Hz Three Phase


Boarding Ladders:   Two CRAMM hydraulic side boarding ladders

Passarelle:   Besenzoni hydraulic


Fridges: LIEBHERR Professional

Stove:     MIELE Professional

Microwave:    MIELE Professional

Trash compactor:   Broan model 1050

Trash:     LIEBHERR

Dishwasher:    Miele G7761

Icemaker:    LIEBHERR

Washing:    MIELE Professional

Drying:     MIELE Professional

Various:     Granite counter tops with upstanding edge and integrated stainless steel sinks

Navigational & Communication Equipment

V. SAT Seatel with control panel

Trane & Trane fleet 77

2x Standard C Trane & trane with printers

Navrex Furuno with printer

ICS­DSC2 panel control with SSB radio

2x Gyro compasses Robertson

Plath magnetic compass

2x Automatic pilots Robertson R. AP9MK3

2x Furuno 21" high color display 96nm radar

Furuno LCD FCV 1100L 

Simrad EQ 33 echo sounder

Furuno wind speed and direction indicator

2x Furuno GPS navigator DGPS GP36

MaxSea electronic chart reader with VHF Furuno FM­8500

Sony combo with cameras in 8 locations on deck

Entertainment Equipment

The yacht is equipped with flat screen TV’s in all the cabins as well as the salon and the sky lounge. 

Satellite TV, DVD and audio system and a WiFi router brings the latest in entertainment and communication. 

In the Salon there is a large, 3.5 m screen, surround sound and a Toshiba beamer.

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.