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50 ' Auxilary Gaff Ketch - Colin Archer Type

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Boat REF# 7371
This boat has been sold
Length 15.24m (50'0")
Year 1990
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 8
Engine 1 x diesel 105hp, Volvo Penta TMDA 30 (unknown year)
Lying Cornwall


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Extra Details

Designer Colin Archer Type
Builder Heiligenhafen Yard, Germany
Lying Cornwall
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 240.0 ltr (52.8 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 272.0 ltr (59.8 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 105hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta TMDA 30 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Generator output 4KVA

Bow Thruster: Vetus 80 kgf helm operated. Batteries: 2 x 180 service, 1 x 200 engine start, 200 windlass, Newmar smart charger.


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Length 15.24m (50'0")
Beam 4.14m (13'7")
Draft Min 1.91m (6'3")
Draft Max 1.91m (6'3")
Displacement 22,000kg (48,510.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")


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Gaff rigged Wood spars (1990) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1990)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (2003)
Headsail - Furling (2003)
Other sails Mizzen (2003)
High Cut Yankee (2003)
no. 2 Yankee (1996)
Main Stays'l (2003)
No. 2 Stays'l (1996)

Douglas Fir composit main & mizzen masts. fir booms & gaffs.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel

Heavily constructed larch planking on oak frames. 42 feet on the deck with a 8 feet bowsprit. Larch decks and teak cockpit.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

2 x quarter berths
3 x settee berths in saloon
1 x piloy berth.
Cockpit table
1 x double forward cabin berth with en-suite heads

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Iridium satellite phone

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick

Electric Goiot 12 v windlass
3 anchors
(CQR, Bruce & Fisherman's)
55.00m (180'5") of chain
Bombard 4.8 m V-tec semi rigid & 2.0 m Avon inflat dinghy (2003)
Johnson 8 hp year 2002 & Johnson 3.5 hp year 2003. Bosun's chair.

Safety Equipment

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Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

XM Oscar man overboard rescue sling, Seasaver 8 plus life raft, Qickbuoy Danbuoy

Broker's Comments

Preliminary Details: awaiting confirmation by owner. This Colin Archer type ketch exudes solidity yet her low profile coach roof gives her elegance. Built in 1990, she was thoroughly overhauled in 2003 for a Channel 4 TV documentary of a cruise along the Atlantic seaboard of the British Isles and up to the Faeroes. Her impressive list of quality equipment will make her a comfortable cruising yacht and easily handled by two crew. She is ready to go and is an opportunity to acquire a recently constructed “classic”.
See "more photos" to view 46 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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.