Viva 48 Alaver

In 2018, 4 friends with a passion for nature and outdoor life, dragged by the enthusiasm of one of them (Leo our captain), decided to buy what is now our boat "Pathfinder".

Stopped for two years in a marina near Monfalcone, Pathfinder was put back into the water after some renovation and refitting works in May 2018 and from Monfalcone, sailed along the entire Italian Adriatic coast, up to Greece.

Pathfinder, a name that reflects the spirit of his captain Leo and his 3 friends (Luca, Lucio and Massimo), is a wonderful 48-foot VIVA Alaver.


Designed by Alfeo Scattolin with the intention of creating a real "ocean racer" of breed with cruising interiors, without sacrificing anything to performance. The volumes are distributed on a considerable buoyancy (m.12) which, associated with a good width, allows a lot of elasticity in the distribution of loads. This feature, often overlooked, is instead fundamental for a boat designed for different needs, from racing to long-haul cruising. This boat proved to be particularly reliable in strong wind conditions. The displacement is 10 tons with a ballast of 4 tons. Those who appreciate the vintage flavor of solid wood interiors compared to the plasticoni typical of charter boats will be satisfied. Sailing is a pleasure to sail, it is fast and stable, little affected by the sea thanks to the powerful keel (fishing 2.7m). The teak blanket ensures a good hold in all conditions. The location of the rooms is as follows: at the bow large cabin with 4 seats on two levels, going towards the stern there are two bathrooms, a double cabin on the left and a single cabin on the starboard, a large dinette with kitchen equipped with 3 sinks, stove and oven, fridge, chart table, aft on the left large double cabin, on the starboard skipper's room.img_20210510_161810-1

Floor plan Path finder 4 cabins 10 beds 2 bathrooms


Year 1983
refitting 2018
  • Overall hull length m.14,64
  • Waterline length m. 12,00
  • Maximum beam m. 4,03
  • Draught m. 2,50
  • Displacement t. 10.00
  • Ballast (lead, antimony and steel) t. 4,40
  • Total sail area (R + G) sqm 118
  • Mainsail sqm 44
  • Genoa sqm 74
  • Spinnaker and gennaker sqm. 180/130
  • Water tank Lt. 700
  • Naphtha tank Lt 320
  • Volvo Penta Engine -MD2040
  • Rating I.Or.A. (Approx.) 36.1'

Accessories included

  • Tender with outboard
  • USB sockets
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen with oven
  • Photovoltaic system 400+120 W
  • GPS navigator, autopilot, depth, VHF radio
  • Outdoor/indoor shower
  • Outdoor table and awning
  • Bed linen and towels (on request)

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