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Gaff Rigged Ketch Aft Cabin, Blue Water Cruising Yacht

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Boat REF# 135627
This boat has been sold
Length 11.74m (38'6")
Year 1973
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 7
Engine 1 x diesel 40hp, Perkins 4108 (unknown year)
Lying Kent


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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


Engine 1 x diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4108 (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   950
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 tick

Perkins 4108 totally rebuilt in 2003, ZF 2.74:1 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.
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.


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Length 11.74m (38'6")
LWL 11.10m (36'5")
Beam 3.80m (12'6")
Draft Min 1.75m (5'9")
Draft Max 1.80m (5'11")
Airdraft 2.80m (9'2")
Displacement 15,000kg (33,075.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina


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


New Sails Upgrade?
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


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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.


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

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

Nav Equipment

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

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
VHF Oceanus DSC/ATIS series fitted January 2006 linked to GPS

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Instrument Covers tick
Passerelle tick

1 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans Tigres windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
80.00m (262'6") 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
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

Safety Equipment

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Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

Fire Fighting Equipment :
5x1kg dry powder fire extinguishers
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

This superb Gaff Rigged Ketch is a very strong, heavy displacement crusing boat with a well-balanced and easily driven hull, ideally suited to long distance and ocean passages. Her current owners are a couple and have sailed her extensively over the last 23 years and she is set up for single handed sailing (all bar the main and mizzen staysail initial set up). The owner has never needed to put a reef in the mizzen and headsails even in a force 9.
She has been fitted out to provide a comfortable home when in port and a safe and secure environment when at sea. The prime objective being that the ship must at all times function, particularly if all sources of power were to fail.
In current ownership of 23 years, 15 of which living aboard, she has sailed the north east coast of England, cruised to the Med via Biscay coasts of France, Spain and Portugal, continued through most of the southern coasts of Europe, returning to the UK via the French canal system. In previous ownership she had visited the Azores, Spain and the Balearics, and has proved to be an exceptionally sea-kindly vessel even in extreme conditions.
She looks as if she has been well maintained over the years.
The standing rigging may need renewing and the sails are quite old but still this yacht is a steal at the selling price for those avid sailors who enjoy to explore in comfort and space.

This Gaff Rigged Ketch Aft Cabin, Blue Water Cruising Yacht has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Kent. 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.