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2003 Custom JFA Yachts Custom 70

  • 68 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Stonington, CT, US

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ALDEBARAN is a 70-foot classic style aluminum sloop from the naval architects of Barracuda Yacht Design, and interior architecture by Franck Darnet. The elegant design harkens back to vessels from nearly a century ago. She features classical lines with a modern underwater profile, bulb keel and hanging rudder. With high performance fractional rigging with runners, and a hydraulic power pack to simplify sailing maneuvers, she is optimized for the passionate and experienced owner who wants to sail with minimal crew. Below is a traditional but simple interior blending lacquered wood and mahogany, en-suite owner’s cabin, a central area with the galley and stern cabin aft. The varnished deckhouse with chart table and lounge area offers plenty of natural light. Separate deck areas for entertainment and a helming station. The deck plan is also simple and classical, made of teak and varnished mahogany with all stainless steel hardware.


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JFA Yachts Custom 70
Stonington, CT, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight

68 ft - 20.73 meter
68 ft 10 in - 20.98 meter
16 ft 5 in - 5 meter
Draft - max:
9 ft 6 in - 2.9 meter
Bridge Clearance:
84 ft - 25.6 meter
Dry Weight:


6.660 E
Cruise Speed:
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Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
115 (Individual), 115 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
158 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
158 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
13 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Owner Stateroom: Starting from the forepeak is a washroom with a large countertop to port with white enameled sink, large mirror and cabinet storage underneath. Opposite is a shower stall and full height linen closet.
Moving aft into the master cabin are two large wardrobes to port and starboard, a double berth is to starboard with cabinet storage overhead, and opposite to port is a comfortable cushioned settee with bureaus on either side. Above are additional storage cabinets. Butterfly skylight overhead provides natural light.
Main Saloon: To port is an L-shaped cushioned settee with a small desk top attached to a shelved storage cabinet at the aft end. There is also a large hanging locker for wet gear at the bottom of the companionway. Outboard of the settee are double bookshelves and more cabinet storage. To starboard is the dining area including a large table with fold-out leaves, and another large L-shaped settee. The center piece above and behind the settee is a glass-enclosed display case with a model schooner. Additional cabinets a small bookcase, and a bar cabinet compliment the display. Another butterfly skylight provides light to enhance the saloon and dining areas, and a tall double cabinet providing even more additional storage is aft between the galley and companionway.
Galley: Aft of the main saloon and to starboard is the long U-shaped galley running aft. Outboard is a large countertop with large, double stainless steel sink, a two-burner stove with oven, and two 12-volt refrigerators. To aft is a large freezer compartment underneath the countertop. Opposite is another large countertop/prep station. Ample drawer and cabinet storage is provided throughout. Ample natural light provided by overhead hatches.
Aft Cabin: To port and moving aft of the main saloon is the aft cabin, accessed via the head compartment. A raised single berth is outboard, and amidship is a lower double berth. A small cabinet with shelves and countertop sits just forward and additional cabinets are above the berth. The head compartment has a manual toilet and sink with cabinet storage beneath.
Deck Layout: The centerpiece is the elegant varnished deckhouse with light houses port and starboard, and a generously proportioned cockpit with varnished coamings. Entering into the deckhouse through the companionway door and hatch is a comfortable cushioned leather settee to starboard and a navigation station at the forward end. Lots of natural light is provided by large, arched windows throughout.
Just aft of the cockpit is a separate helm cockpit with large destroyer type stainless steel wheel, navigation electronics, engine and hydraulic controls, and varnished teak compass pedestal.
There is a large, double-hatch anchor locker forward with Muir windlass, wash down, and a hinged stainless steel anchor fairlead that stows away when not in use. A varnished forepeak hatch with a ladder just aft provides access to a deep storage locker for lines, fenders, etc. A second varnished hatch for deck locker/lazarette for additional gear storage is located just aft of the helm cockpit.
Teak decks 
Teak cockpit sole and seating surfaces
Varnished oval teak caprail
(2) Butterfly varnished deck skylights
Stainless steel stanchions with port and starboard boarding gates
(2) S.S cleats forward, (4) S.S. midships, (2) S.S. cleats aft
Stainless brackets for tender storage on foredeck
Harken jib tracks and cars
Harken genoa tracks and cars
Harken Black Magic blocks
Canvas covers for all exterior brightwork
Andersen Stainless Steel Hydraulic Winch Package:
(2) 78ST 2-speed
(2) 68ST 2-speed
(4) 62ST 2-speed
Sails & Rigging
Full batten Dacron mainsail
Furling Dacron genoa
Dacron staysail
Storm jib
Canvas mainsail cover
Sparcraft aluminum painted mast, triple spreaders
"Park Avenue" painted carbon boom
Hydraulic painted boom vang
Painted whisker pole
Discontinued rod rigging
Furlex hydraulic headstay furler
Inner forestay with manual furler
Hydraulic backstay adjuster
Running backstays
Navigation Station:
Garmin GPSMAP 176C Plotter
ICOM IC-M503 VHF Radio
Furuno 1721 Radar
Furuno GP-31 GPS Plotter
Raymarine ST 600T+ Autopilot
Raymarine ST60 Multi-Display
Raymarine Speed/Depth
Helm Cockpit:
Raymarine ST7001 Smart Pilot
(2) Raymarine ST60+ Autohelm Graphic
Raymarine ST60 Wind Speed/Angle
Ritchie compass
115 Hp NANNI Diesel engine, FWC 6 cyl. direct injection
Twin Disc MG501-1A Mrine transmission
(2) Racor 500 MA Fuel Filters
110 Amp/24V alternator
Teleflex gear shift
Vetus fuel/water separator
3-blade Max Prop feathering propeller
Max Power DC hydraulic power system
Kohler 220V/5.7Kw Generator (2310 hours)
220V 50 Amp Shore Power
(2) Mastervolt Battery Chargers 220/24V 75 Amp
Mastervolt Sine Wave Inverter
Mastervolt 110 Amp/24V alternator
(2) Group 31 house bateries
(1) Group 31 engine start battery
(1) Group 31 generator start battery
24V Breaker Panel
Additional Equipment
Zodiac rigid bottom inflatable w/ Yamaha outboard engine
Plastimo 6 man liferaft
Stainless steel boarding ladder with teak steps



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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.