1974 Frans Maas Expedition Yacht 75 For Sale

Frans Maas Expedition Yacht

Price: US$149,000

Propulsion Sail
Type Motorsailers
Length 75’
Hull Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Diesel
Year 1974
Location Antigua & Barbuda
Frans Maas Expedition Yacht

75 foot, 5 cabin, ketch rigged expedition motorsailor.

Hull is heavily built fiberglass, inside and outside steering stations, 6 day passage to the Caribbean, or cruise high latitudes from her heated pilot house!

A huge amount of gear on board, Including twin recently rebuilt, fuel efficient Detroit Diesels, Northern lights genset, A/C, central radiant heating system, and much more.

Organize an expedition with room for 10+ crew, or live aboard in comfort!

She does require some re-caulking of her teak deck, and is priced accordingly.

Orcella represents an incredible value for the right buyer and is ocean capable as-is.

Full Specs

Boat name



Model: Expedition Yacht


Bridge Clearance: 0' 0''
LOA: 75' 0''
Length of deck: 0' 0''
LWL: 0' 0''
Beam: 18' 6''
Cabin Headroom: 0' 0''
Maximum Draft: 10' 0''
Minimum Draft: 0' 0''



Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 1000 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP
Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1100 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Holding Tank Capacity: gal


Number of cabins: 5
Number of heads: 3


Drive Type: Direct Drive
Seller name: Francis Shiman-Hackett
Office: Bluenose Yacht Sales & Quality Brokerage - Boston
Listing Type: Central/Exclusive
Co-op Type: Available for Co-Brokerage
Listing Title : Pilot house - go anywhere!



Inside Equipment


Outside Equipment/Extras



5 cabin layout designed for extended cruising of large or small groups.

Entering the pilot house from the outside steering station and cockpit, you have a large seating area to port with excellent visibility, inside helm station with instruments and controls, and a large chart table with drawers to starboard.

Moving forward from the pilot house down 2 stairs is the main salon. Dinette to port comfortably seats 8 with excellent views. to starboard is a desk and work area with more storage.

Moving forward and down a few more stairs from the main salon is the commercial grade galley with stainless steel countertops, enormous fridge and freezer capacity, new 5 burner gas stove, separate gimballed stove for cooking in rough conditions, large double sink, dishwasher, and lots of counter space.

Opposite galley is a smaller dinette that easily seats 6.

Forward of galley and dinette is a hallway with a head/shower and 2 crew cabins, 1 with a double bed and 1 with 2 bunk beds. there is additional storage in closets off of this hallway.

Moving aft from the main salon, you proceed down a few steps to the 2 large guest cabins, each featuring 1 double and 1 single berth. there are 2 heads with separate showers aft of this, and the owner's stateroom occupying the full beam of the vessel aft of this.

On Deck

On Deck, "Orcella" is a cutter rigged ketch, with a roller furling genoa, hank on staysail, mainsail, and mizzen.

Genoa is new in 2013, on a reckmann genoa furler

Main and Mizzen feature new stack pack sail covers 2015

Standing rigging fully inspected late 2014

Her rigging is set up to be simple and reliable, and will log speeds in excess of 10 knots under sail or power.

The outside helm station is at the front of a spacious cockpit extending all the way to her transom. This features an enclosed dining area, with a built in grill and wet bar aft of it. Aft of this is a lounging deck perfect for relaxing at anchor or in calmer conditions.


Orcella's Twin diesels are currently at 3300 original hours, and were both rebuilt at 2000 hours.

New Cutlass bearings installed 2014

both enginese feature Hunstead 30" variable pitch propellers

Northern Lights genset is from 2007

4 zone A/C with reverse cycle heat - Aquair - new in 2007

Lifelines all replaced - 2014

Vessel was hauled and bottom painted 11/2015

Watermaker is by Vantage Marine, making 30gal/hour

Diesel fired radiant heat system for waters too cold for reverse cycle A/C

Hydraulic bow thruster

Hydraulic windlass with 300' of chain and a 240# anchor

New Xantrex battery charger - 2015


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.

This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.