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Abeking & Rasmussen Ketch 57'

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Boat REF# 64371
removed from sale
Length 17.37m (57'0")
Year 1962
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 7
Engine 1 x diesel 145hp, Volvo TAMD 41H -B (2004)
Lying British Virgin Islands


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Extra Details

Builder Abeking & Rasmussen
Lying British Virgin Islands
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Fuel capacity 3,327.2 ltr (732.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 818.2 ltr (180.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 145hp
Engine make and model Volvo TAMD 41H -B (2004)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.6 ltr (3.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 8KVA
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2008 Phasar Generator. 4 8D Gel house batteries & 2 4D AGM engine batteries (2003). 1 series 24 battery for generator(2008) Electric panel breaker new in 2004. Xantrax 3000 watt inverter and charger. 2003 Spectra Watermaker 400 gallons per day. Engine shaft replaced 2004.


Length 17.37m (57'0")
LWL 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 4.19m (13'9")
Draft Min 2.26m (7'5")
Draft Max 2.26m (7'5")
Displacement 29,030kg (64,011.2lbs)
Storage On marina


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Ketch rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2004)


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Reefing mainsail - (1998)
Headsail - (2003)
Other sails Storm trysail (1969)
Fore staysail (unknown year)
#1 Jib (2003)
#3 Jib (unknown year)
Heavy & Light Spinnaker (unknown year)
Mizzen (2003)
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6 Abeking & Rasmussen custom winches. 2 Barient 30 & 3 Barient 28 winches. 1 Lewmar 48 self-tailing main halyard winch. 1 reefing winch on main boom. Sitka spruce main & mizzen masts & spinnaker pole. Lower main rigging replaced in 2004. Mizzen rigging replaced in 2004. Full rigging inspection in 2008.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, generator


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Hull construction is steel plating over steel frames with 1 1/2" teak decks. Spars wooded, bleached and refinished in 2008. Stanchions chromed in 2004. Hull repainted in 2004. Hull was audio gauged in October 2003 & a full survey carried out in 2004; results of both surveys are available for inspection. The yacht was hauled in 2008 for bottom painting and through hull check.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units rated at 25500 BTU/h
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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2 new air-conditioning units fitted in 2008, 16500 & 9000 BTU. New Seafrost refrigeration installed in 2008.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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DSC Icom VHF 2003. Icom M600 SSB. Furuno Radar 1732 CNT 2003 & Furuno GPS 2003. Simrad auto-pilot & Brookes & Gatehouse depth / speed. indicator all 2003.Nobeltec electronic charts from Nova Scotia to Caribbean.

Deck Gear

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6 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Electric Ideal windlass
2 anchors
(105lb CQR & Danforth)
54.86m (180'0") of chain
91.44m (300'0") of rode
New sail covers 2003. Sitka spruce boat hook with bronze fittings.

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Electric bilge pumps replaced 2008.

Broker's Comments

Abeking & Rasmussen opened the Lemwerder shipyard in Germany in 1907 since when they have produced over 6,400 luxury yachts and mega yachts and are regarded as one the finest yacht construction companies in the world. This 1962 built ketch combines classic elements including teak interior along with modern amenities having been totally refitted in 2004. The yacht was held in facility at the yard in Germany until 1969 when she was shipped to Martha’s Vineyard where she was the proud flagship for the Edgartown Yacht Club. Her second owner than completed a Trans – Atlantic before coming back to the Caribbean for the Antigua Classic in 1995. Her current owners raced her in the Marblehead to Halifax and the Newport classic races in 2003 before embarking on an exhaustive and comprehensive refit of all major systems. Further upgrades were completed in 2008 including a new generator and air-conditioning and the yacht has been a labour of love for the owner as well as the full time captain who maintains the yacht in pristine condition. This breathtaking ketch is irreplaceable having been hand crafted to standards from a bygone era; she is in fantastic shape and will be certain to cause a stir in the Antigua Classic and Sweetheart’s of the Caribbean Regattas this year. There is 2009 survey report available, the yacht is MCA coded and available for sale or charter

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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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.