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Boat Details

Designer: Angelo Lavranos

Builder: Compass Marine S.A

Year: 1978

Boat Location: San Remo, Italy 

Price:  €145,000 EU VAT Paid

Length:  46 ft 5 inch

Beam: 15 ft 7 inch

Draft: 5 ft 9 inch

Hull Material:  Wood/Cold Moulded 


1979 Compass 47 was designed by Angelo Lavranos who had previously worked for Sparkman & Stephens in the 70s, this example is one of the 7 early boats built at Anchor/Compass Marine in Cape Town SA using the cold moulded technic, there was then a further 40 boats built in GRP.

‘Prelude’ is the perfect bluewater classic with a well-designed interior which can sleep ten in three cabins plus the salon, two head compartments and a midships galley. She perfectly doubles up well for classic yacht regattas which Prelude has taken part in the past – 1st in Spirit of Tradition class in Vele D'epoca Imperia, 2012 .

A great combination of classic looks and practical layout, this is a yacht for a family looking for a bit of cruising and racing !

Lying in San Remo, Italy EU Vat Paid



Cold moulded Mahogany planks (5 Layers) 

Teak deck over a marine plywood sub deck



U-shaped seating (port) area around saloon table and a settee to starboard (able to sleep on port side bunk) 

Forward V Berth

Queen berth and a head/shower compartment 


Midships Cabin (starboard) 

Double berth with a shared (aft cabin) heads/shower compartment 

Aft Cabin (Starboard) 

Double berth with a shared (midship cabin) heads/shower compartment 

Aft Pilot Berth (Port) 

Single berth to port aft of the chart table 


Gas stove with oven and grill, twin stainless sinks, refrigerator/freezer and storage

Navigation Equipment


B&G Wind instruments 

Neco Autopilot 

Furuno Chart plotter 


Deck Equipment 


7 Lewmar Winches 



Volvo D2 55 Diesel engine (2880 hours) 275 nautical miles at 6 knots 



Two 12 volt house batteries

Two engine batteries

Battery charger 

220v shore plug in 




Keel stepped Aluminium mast

Aluminium boom 

Aluminum spinnaker pole  


1 mainsail

3 genoa  furling

3 working jib

1 Spinnaker 


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.

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