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Auxilary Gaff Ketch 42

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Boat REF# 21736
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 14.60m (47'11")
Year 1990
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 105hp, Volvo Penta TMDA 30 (1990)
Lying Falmouth


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Extra Details

Designer Colin Archer type
Builder Heiligenhafen Yard, Germany
Lying Falmouth
Fuel capacity 240.0 ltr (52.8 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 272.0 ltr (59.8 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 02/05/2005


Engine 1 x Diesel 105hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta TMDA 30 (1990)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Three blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 10.0 ltr (2.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots

Remote maual stern greaser, remote rudder greaser. Dedicated windlass 200 amp battery. Vetus Bow Thruster 80 kgf, helm operated. Generator: HFL 4 kWa, Newmar heavy duty smart charger, Absaar portable battery charger. 2 x service batteries Varta 180 amp ( 2003), Engine start battery 200 amp. Eberspacher, blown air diesel heater.


LOA 14.60m (47'11")
Beam 4.10m (13'5")
Draft Min 1.90m (6'3")
Draft Max 1.90m (6'3")
Displacement 22,000kg (48,510.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Wood spars (1990) with stainless steel standing rigging (2003)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail SKB, Falmouth - Slab (2003)
Headsail - Furling (2003)
Other sails Mizzen (2003)
High Cut Yankee (2003)
No.2 Yankee (2003)
Main Stays'l (2003)
No.2 Stays'l (2003)

Douglas fir composit main and mizzen masts, douglas fir booms and gaffs. Masts stepped and fully maintained 2005. Sails are cream dacron. Winches: 2 x Harken 53 primaries, 2 x Harken 48 secondaries, 1 x Harken mainsheet winch. Running rigging new 2003.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Very heavily constructed with larch planking on oak frames. 42' hull length with an 8' bow sprit. Larch decks and teak cockpit. Low coachroof, wide side decks.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

1 x forward double cabin, 2 x single quarter berths, 3 x single settee berths in saloon, 1 x pilot berth. Full height companionway.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Whitlock wheel steering compass & binnacle, GPS Raymarine plotter RL80C Pathfinder plus, Raymarine radar, Raytheon ST 6000 +, Raymarine ST60 multi depth, Autohelm fluxgate compass, Autohelm wind instruments, Iridium Satallite phone, ICS Nav 6 weather fax with Nav 6 printer. Ship to shore Icom M503 VHF with cockpit remote, Icom DC100 DSC controller.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

5 halyard winches
Electric Goiot 12 volt windlass
3 anchors
(27 kg CQR, 15 kg Bruce & 35 kg Fishermans)
55.00m (180'5") of chain
44.00m (144'4") of warp
4.8 m Bombard V-tec semi rigid dinghy (2003)
8hp outboard (2000)
2nd dinghy: Valian 2 m inflatable. 2nd Johnson outboard: 3.5 hp year 2003. Vetus hydraulic ram steering. Teak cockpit table.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Bosun's chair. Seasaver 8 man life raft, serviced 2005. 6 x Baltic 150 automatic with lines, 2 x plastimo horse shoe life rings with lights and drouges, XM overboard resue sling

Broker's Comments

This Colin Archer type ketch exudes solidity yet her low coach roof gives her elegance. Built in 1990, she was thoroughly overhauled in 2003 for the Channel 4 documentary of a voyage along the Atlantic seaboard of the British Isles and the Faroes. Her current owner purchased her in 2005 and has undertaken an engine overhaul as well as stepping the masts for a complete inspection and maintenance programme.

She is impressively equipped and a very serious cruising yacht. Not surprisingly, she turns heads wherever she goes.

If you are in the market for a "classic" yacht then this is your opportunity to acquire a recently constructed and very well prepare ketch.

In the words of one her previous owners, the broadcaster, Adam Nicholson "She is the most beautiful thing I have ever owned".

Currently lying in Falmouth

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Auxilary Gaff Ketch 42 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth. Click here for contact details.
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.

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