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40 Foot Ketch

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Boat REF# 2706
This boat has been sold
Length 12.00m (39'4")
Year 1965
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 35hp, MAN 3 Cylinder (unknown year)
Lying Gibraltar


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Extra Details

Builder D.H. Meeusen
Lying Gibraltar
Last survey 16/10/2004


Engine 1 x diesel 35hp
Engine make and model MAN 3 Cylinder (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr (0.9 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


Length 12.00m (39'4")
LWL 10.00m (32'10")
Beam 2.80m (9'2")
Draft Min 1.60m (5'3")
Displacement 20,000kg (44,100.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")


Ketch rigged Wood spars (1965) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)
2 x No 2 Genoa (unknown year)
No 3 Genoa (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Stainless rigging looks to be in good shape and she has been sailed very recentley with excellent reports of windward performance.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Solid construction throughout and all the finest timbers used as you would expect from a vessel constructed circa 1960's. She needs finishing off inside though there is plenty of space and she already has a homly feel to her and virtually all the expensive wood work has been done. She needs some sanding and varnishing, cushions, covers and a cooker. It seems some electric cables have been installed. Huge potential. WE HAVE A RECENT SURVEY FOR THIS VESSEL. Please ask for more information.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Pressurised water system tick

Lots of storage space and at 6 foot tall I was able to stand upright with room to spare. Big cockpit locker and lazarette.

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick

5 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
60.00m (196'10") of chain
Not much gear but nice wide side decks with lots of space to walk around.

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Though we don't know a lot about her we do know she was built circa 1960's and this vessel is an ideal project for someone. A full survey dated January 2004 is available. She sails extremely well; the engine runs and her lines are gorgeous. What's needed is to finish off a bit of woodwork, new upholstery and the electronics. I instantly fell in love the moment I saw her (hope Karen's not reading this!) and anyone else will too. View all the photographs to get the full story and then think about an offer as she needs to be sold. See "more photos" to view 36 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Robert Hopkin of Boatshed Gibraltar

Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.