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Gaff Rigged Ketch Aft Cabin

Blue Water Cruising Yacht
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  257476
  • Length  ·  11.74m
  • Year  ·  1973
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 40hp, Perkins 4108 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Kent
Boatshed Kent
Boatshed Kent
Suzzanne McDonald

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Eldridge EMC Innes Boston USA
Builder Mangeron France
Lying Kent
Fuel capacity 1,350.0 ltr (297.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 2,500.0 ltr (550.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 140.0 ltr (30.8 USG) Total - 2 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4108 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares

Engine:
Perkins 4108 totally rebuilt in 2003, ZF 2.74:1 However the current owner has used the boat as a livaboard. He has had the top of the engine skimmed but it still needs some work. Gearbox fitted August 2004, all controls in cockpit. 30mm dia.shaft and 450mm dia 3-bladed propeller, both new September 2001. 450 ltrs fuel capacity in 3 s/s tanks given approx. 1000Nm in flat seas and at cruising revs. Fuel consumption approx 2l/hr cruising speed. Remote stern tube greaser.
Electrics:
The ship is equipped with a 12v system consisting of engine starter battery (100Ahr) new April 2010. 2 Auxillary batteries, bank 1x230Ahr new October 2010, and 1x143Ahr deep cycle new May 2003. Charging is by means of a 55A Bosch alternator on the main engine, 1x30v Solarex solar panel or by charger from 240v circuit. The 240v circuit with outlets in forward cabin, saloon, galley, mid and aft cabins is supplied via:
1. Shore connection - lead supplied
2. Redi-Line 1.5kW approx converter
3. Save 2500 petrol generator in cockpit deck locker, giving 1.8kW continous.
The ship was rewired in 1991 and a Newmar switchboard fitted in the aft cabin nav area, with rear access from mid-cabin for repairs/additions. There are switched berth lights over every bunk, low-wattage night lighting, fluorescent lights in all cabins.
The boat has all new batteries, about 2 years old and also has a Garmin Chartplotter and fishfinder which are still in their boxes and have never been used.
There are also other parts which have never been used and are still boxed including sump pumps, control panels and various other electrical items. There are also lots of rigging blocks which have never been used.
The Mariner outboard has never been used.

Dimensions

Length 11.74m
LWL 11.10m
Beam 3.80m
Draft Min 1.75m
Draft Max 1.80m
Airdraft 2.80m
Displacement 15,000kg (33,075.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m
Storage On marina

Rig

Ketch rigged AS Bwilder Wood spars (1974) with Galvanised standing rigging (1988)

Sails

Reefing mainsail 1970 - Slab (unknown year) 4 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Main staysail (1999)
Mizzen (1992)
3 headsails (unknown year)
Spare main (unknown year)
Gib 2 (unknown year)
No 1 Gib (unknown year)

The sails are all of terylene and consist of Ghoster, Working job, Number 2 jib, Main staysail and spare Main, Mizzen staysail and Mizzen.
The 3 headsails are fitted to Nemo roller reefing sytems operated from the centre cockpit. The main is hoisted and reefed from the main mast, where a winch is available to assist if necessary. When going foward from the cockpit there are permanently rigged stainless steel jack wires P and S, and also along the 3m bowsprit for safety harnesses. There are also 3 U-bolt anchorages in the cockpit.
The mizzen may be worked from the cockpit area , both main and mizzen are arranged with vangs from the end of the gaff led through a block on the end of the boom and then foward, to assist in control whilst lowering the sail. The mizzen has been lowered many times running downwind in Beaufort F8 without having to alter course. The vangs may also be used in light winds to stabilise the head of the sail.
The bowsprit has a wide planked walkway fitted and has the benefit of a s/s pulpit with polyester netting over it's whole length; which is a wonderful place to admire and take in the scenery.
At the stern is Aries windvane steering gear with a substantial steel structure protecting it and also carrying a boarding ladder, stub post for GPS and Navtex antennae, the Ensign staf and passarrelle. This allows the heel to be 3-4m clear of the quay when moored stern-to.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels

Construction

Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

This boat is beautifully crafted with the long-keeled, round bilged hull has 3.5-4 tons of iron ballast and consists of a double skin of Iroko below the waterline with laminated marine ply topsides. All on heavy sawn Oak and Iroko frames at half-metre centres, each 85x63 at deck, increasing to massive floors. The Joint between the Iroko and ply is backed up by a substantial stringer, to which the shell is clenched at 50mm centres, the whole structure is glued as well as fastened. The deadwood aft of the ballast keel has a steel shoe to the heel.
The topsides are continued upwards to form a low bulwark over 2/3 the length of the ship, at of the centre of the cockpit the deck is raised and is of laid configuration. The remainder of the decks and house tops are of 12mm painted marine ply. The house sides are oak-framed and mahogany faced, whilst 3 hatches give access as well as ventilation to the substantial accomodation.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

The hull is divided by 4 main bulkheads. The main saloon and galley are amidships and contain dinette with seating for up to 10, two pilot berths and abundant stowage. Immediately foward are the heads with WHB, 6 cave lockers, shower and toilet with holding tanks under. The forward cabin is being used for storage purposes of sails, warps, spares etc and also contains the chain locker.
Aft of the main cabin is a passageway with 3 deep hanging lockers and one galley locker. A double sleeping cabin is set to starbboard with a spacious engine compartment below the berth level and passageway seat, most of which is removable for engine access. The passage leads to the aft cabin which is equipped with two berths with one converting to a double; chart table and navigation area and easy access to the rudder head and steering gears.
There is also full standing headroom throughout most of the vessel.
Note, there is plumbing for hot water.

4 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Fridge
Carpet
Drapes
Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Non-Smokers
Microwave

The hull is divided by 4 main bulkheads. The main saloon and galley are amidships and contain dinette with seating for up to 10, two pilot berths and abundant stowage. Immediately foward are the heads with WHB, 6 cave lockers, shower and toilet with holding tanks under. The forward cabin is being used for storage purposes of sails, warps, spares etc and also contains the chain locker.
Aft of the main cabin is a passageway with 3 deep hanging lockers and one galley locker. A double sleeping cabin is set to starbboard with a spacious engine compartment below the berth level and passageway seat, most of which is removable for engine access. The passage leads to the aft cabin which is equipped with two berths with one converting to a double; chart table and navigation area and easy access to the rudder head and steering gears.
There is also full standing headroom throughout most of the vessel.
Note, there is plumbing for hot water.

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Davits
Instrument Covers
Passerelle

1 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans Tigres windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
80.00m of chain
1974 windvane self-steering system
3.3hp outboard, Mariner (unknown year)
Lofrans Tigres electric windlass with approx 80m of 10mm galvanised short-link chain, fitted in 1995, operated by footswitches and cockpit remote. Main anchor, 45lb CQR plus 2x45lb Danforth type.
7xAndersen s/s winches, 4 self tailing. 3xMini-max jammers and various sheet leads.
Port deck locker equipped as gas-bottle locker, 5x3.9 Calor propane
Starboard deck locker stowage and gas bottle for fridge -1x4.5 Calor
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Aft boarding platform/protection for Aries gear and passarelle mount.
Mizzen sheet traveller and built in stern anchor rollers
4 bollards and 2 mooring cleats aft
4 mooring cleats and Sampson post fwd.
4 through bulwark fair leads.
5 step boarding ladder
Tri-colour masthead light, Bi-colour nav light, Masthead steaming light and stern light
3 deck illumination lights
2 boathooks
Covers for main, mizzen, dinghy, windlass.
2xBaltic horseshoe lifebuoys and lights
Fenders

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Log
VHF DSC radio
GPS
Autopilot
Navtex
Clock
Barometer
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Sestral Moore main steering compass.
Ritchie steering compass aft.
Echo pilot duo log and depth unit in cockpit.
Apelco DXL630 Loran at chart table.
Garmin 65 GPS at chart tabe linked to VHF.
NASA Navtex Plus - new 2001
Tron EPIRB
VHF Oceanus DSC/ATIS series fitted January 2006 linked to GPS

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Horn
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

Fire Fighting Equipment :
5x1kg dry powder fire extinguishers
Safety:
Life jackets
flares and smoke canisters out of date
Manual horn
Bilge Pumps:
Henderson mk5 pump to engine room bilge.
RM69 pump to main bilge
Automatic 3/4 12v bilge pump

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
This Ketch is delightful inside. The current owner has lavished hours on the interior, incorporating insulation and making sure the boat has a traditional but very airey feel. The boat is easy to move around on deck and whilst there is some work to do this boat offers such lovely accommodation that I think she is worth the effort. The current owner has lived on her for some years. He has had a lot of work done on the engine but there is a bit to go. Have a look at the photos and see if you would be interested in viewing her.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Gaff Rigged Ketch Aft Cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Kent. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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