'Lola', a Frans Maas 50 Schooner

by Judit
(Colon, Panama)


The 50 foot schooner 'Lola' is a charming sailboat designed by Frans Maas, in very good conditions and fully equipped, with a solid structure and a sharp bow that cuts through waves. She can comfortably accommodate 8 persons in 4 cabins, 2 double and 2 single with 2 berths.

We have been living during the last ten years on board in the Caribbean. The boat has been lovely sailed and maintained by us and she is ready to sail. We have just bought a new mainsail and 60 mts of new anchor chain. The deck was completely painted last year. The rigging, hull, engine, sails, boat structure and interiors are well maintained and in good conditions.

The reason why we are selling the boat, is because we need to go back home, as a result of some sudden family issues.

Boat history
The boat was built by the Dutch designer Frans Maas in Nice by request of a French couple who wanted to sail around the world in a steady and seaworthy hull. This was in 1989 and the boat was launched in 1990. The first owners (the French couple) started sailing the Mediterranean for 3 years before arriving to Mallorca in 1994 where they finally separated. We bought the boat in 2000, after falling in love with her hull shape. At that time, we were looking for a solid boat of this characteristics. So, 'Lola' has had only two owners from new.

Beam: 3,80m
Draft: 1,85m

Material: Fiberglass
Displacement: 15 tn
Registered / Flag: Holland

Engine:Solé Mini 62 Mitsubishi / Max Power: 59.0 CV / Max. RPM: 3000 / Cycle: 4 / No. Cylinder & Arrangement: 4 in line.
The engine was refitted in 2017 with a new inverter and injection pump and completely revised. It is a strong engine, easy to work at and maintain.

Electronics and Navigation
Depthsounder new, RAYMARINE P-79;
Autopilot SIMRAD HLD2000L with HLD350 MK2L UNIT And Junction UNIT J300X;
Radar JRC 1000;
SSB model ST-50;
Converter 12V-220V 600W;
Battery charger 40A;
Alternator to Battery charger new: Sterling Power, model Pro ALt C 130A;

Number of batteries: 4 x OPTIMA SC31DM, blue color + 1 separate start battery;
Wind generator: D-400 with Electronic Regulator SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC C40;
Solar Panels: 2 x 140w / 12v / 505141 / Kyocera with Electronic Regulator BLUESOLAR charge contoller MPPT 100/30;
Honda EU20i Inverter Generator Max. Power 2000W;

Rigging, Sails and Canvas
Schooner Rig;
Norseman Rigging Terminals;
Mainmast - 54 feet – Auminum / Foremast - 51 feet - Aluminum;
New Dacron mainsail (October 2018) + 1 backup Dacron mainsail;
2 Dacron genoas;
Main staysail;
Fore staysail;
Asymmetrical spinnaker and sock;
2 x Harken 2 speed power ratio 53 Self Tailing (Genoa winches to the sides of the cockpit);
4 x Lewmar haylard, furling and reefing winches;
Bimini, Side panels and dodger in white Weblon fabric;
Wheel cover;

Water tanks: 3 stainless steel. Total 450 lt;
Diesel tanks: 2 stainless steel. Total 300 lt;

Four cabins with berths for as many as 9 persons. From bow to stern: there is a large cabin in the bow with a double bed. Moving aft, there is a private cabin with a double bed to port and another with two single berths to starboard. All the way aft there is a private cabin with two single berths and separate access to deck.
The main salon features large U-shaped seating with ample storage beneath around a varnished wooden dining table - which can be lowered for an additional double berth.
One bathroom with Jabsco Electric Toilet.

Stove: ENO Two burner stove with built-in oven;
Refrigeration: Integral icebox with an upper door and a lower door (2 spaces);
Sinks: two stainless steel / 1 saltwater tap + 1 freshwater tap;

Ground Tackle and Additional Gear
Anchor: DELTA + 80 metres new chain (October 2018);
Windlass Lofrans model Tigre 1000 W;
Dinghy: AB Inflatables Model 8VL (8'6" length, 5'6" beam);
Outboard Yamaha 8HP model E8DMHS, year 2014;
Outboard Honda 2,5 HP, year 2009;

Stereo including interior and cockpit speakers;
Stern swim platform with ladder;
Outdoor shower on stern platform;
New Sigma bottom paint in November 2018;

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Jan 25, 2019
amazing Boat
by: Anonymous

I was onboard for 2 days. Amazing Boat in very good conditions, with wonderful owners...Thank you Judit and Ignazio!!

Jan 22, 2019
A first for sailboat-cruising.co
by: Dick McClary

I don't remember having advertised a schooner in the site before - and what a cracker 'Lola' appears to be!

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