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Louw & Halverson 59ft Ketch

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Boat REF# 173277
removed from sale
Length 18.90m (62'0")
Year 1961
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 9
Engine 1 x diesel 70hp, Caterpillar D320B (unknown year)
Lying South Devon


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Extra Details

Designer Kurt Oehlmann
Builder Louw & Halverson
Lying South Devon
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 909.1 ltr (200.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,136.4 ltr (250.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 70hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar D320B (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   2200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed variable pitch
Fuel consumption (approx) 6.8 ltr (1.5 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 6KVA
Water-maker tick

“ONAN” 6 KVA diesel generator providing A/C Power of 220 Volts at 50Hz. The unit is water cooled, runs at 1500 rpm. It was fully overhauled in 2012
12 volt battery bank of 4x batteries charged by their own charger and 12v alternator
Marinco desalination plant can make 90 litres of fresh water per hour using two 240volt sea water pumps
1987 engine completely re-built (1400 engine hours since rebuild)
2010 Raymarine electronics and autopilot


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Length 18.90m (62'0")
Beam 5.00m (16'5")
Draft Min 1.98m (6'6")
Draft Max 1.98m (6'6")
Displacement 31,750kg (70,008.8lbs)
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Cutter rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (2010) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Bristol Sails - Slab (1990) Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Bristol Sails - Furling (1990)
Other sails Foresail (unknown year)
Mizzen (unknown year)
Storm jib (unknown year)
Genoa (hanked) (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator 240v with 25 amp/h charger


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish 2 pack finish

Double planked mahogany on oak frames
The Hull is strapped diagonally with naval bronze running from keel to sheer at intervals the whole length of the boat.
The silicon bronze chain plates are 8 feet long and 2 feet deep and the shroud plates are bolted using 4 x ¾ inch bronze bolts on either side.


Total # of berths 9
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick

Eberspacher heating
Hot water calorifier with immersion heater

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Log tick
Wind tick
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VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
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Chart plotter tick
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Navtex tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
AIS Receiver tick
Depth sounder tick

Digital Radar 4KW by “Raymarine”
GPS & Chart Plotters “Raymarine”
VHF DSC Radio by “Icom”
AIS Integrated System “Digital”
HF/MF SSB Radio by “Icom”
Weather fax by “Furuno”
Loran C set by “Furuno”
Navigation Computer & Mast Head Equipment by “Raymarine”
Navtex by “Simrad”
Distress Beacon by “Kannad”
Autopilot (S3G) by “Raymarine”

Deck Gear

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Davits tick
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3 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Simpson Lawrence windlass
3 anchors
90.00m (295'3") of chain
Avon dinghy (2005)
15hp outboard, Mercury (unknown year)
Cockpit enclosure refers to aft cover for wheelhouse

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
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Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Date of last life raft service: 09-01-2012

EPIRB battery replacement date: 01-01-2016

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a spacious 59’ Bermudan Ketch. She was built in South Africa in 1961 from the famous yard in Cape Town of Louw & Halverson from a design submitted by the renowned international yacht designer Kurt A.H.Oehlmann of Lubeck, Germany, whose classic designs of timber framed vessels are much desired. She has only had two owners since new!
Col Stanley Jeffrey the original owner requested of the design that she be able to withstand the rigours of the Cape waters and be capable of 9 knots under sail or power. She has proved to be more than able to do both. Numerous updates, revisions and reconditioning has been carried out her including a complete new rig in 2010 and engine re-build in 1990

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

This Louw & Halverson 59ft Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Boatshed Representative of Boatshed Dartmouth. 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.