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Sandhaven J.B Forbes Ketch

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Boat REF# 165715
removed from sale
Length 17.30m (56'9")
Year 1928
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 2 x diesel 75hp, Gardner (1935)
Lying Mallorca


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Extra Details

Designer J.B Foabes
Builder Sandhaven
Lying Mallorca
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 700.0 ltr (154.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 600.0 ltr (132.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 75hp
Engine make and model Gardner (1935)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots


Length 17.30m (56'9")
LWL 14.40m (47'3")
Beam 3.85m (12'8")
Draft Min 1.53m (5'0")
Displacement 36,000kg (79,380.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

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


New Sails Upgrade?

No sails with the boat

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


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


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Passerelle tick

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
80.00m (262'6") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
2.5hp outboard, Honda 4 stroke (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a unique vintage boat ,Cutty Sark type , built in oak and bronze by J. G. Forbes in 1928. She is an authentic, Scottish motor sailer, ketch rigged.
With a waterline length of almost 15m giving you more sail area. She displaces 32 tons through her two original 5-cylinder Gardner engines.
This ship was built as a multipurpose working, reliable and secure boat , hence many features to attract the attention of experts and boating enthusiasts of today.
She is a fabulous example of a whole generation of wooden boats. The culmination of an era that built boats to impress both mechanically & in design.
In this boat "everything" is part of the structure, which gives it solid navigation unknown in other boats.

Perfect to live aboard.

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

This Sandhaven J.B Forbes Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Lee Baynes of Boatshed Palma. 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.