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Skookum 47 center cockpit ketch

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Boat REF# 153015
removed from sale
Length 14.33m (47'0")
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 68hp, Isuzu (1980)
Lying Port Townsend, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Monk Sr.
Builder Custom
Lying Port Townsend, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
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Fuel capacity 909.1 ltr (200.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,568.1 ltr (345.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 68hp
Engine make and model Isuzu (1980)
Engine Hours engine1:   2500
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr (1.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Engine spares tick


Length 14.33m (47'0")
LWL 11.89m (39'0")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Min 1.83m (6'0")
Airdraft 17.68m (58'0")
Displacement 24,490kg (54,000.0lbs)
Headroom 2.03m (6'8")
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Owner Wood spars (1980) with Galvanised standing rigging (1980)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail - (1980)
Other sails Drifter Reacher (unknown year)
Mizzen (1980)

Comes with Pfaff 130 heavy duty sewing machine for sail repair or canvas work. Wind vane self steering also acts as emergency tiller.

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Skookum in a Northwest Native language means "Strong".

Skookum Marine located in Port Townsend Washington needed a name that would describe the quality and integrity of the fiberglass boats they were constructing so they chose the Indian word 'Skookum' which described the boat perfectly. Even though they are no longer in operation, Skookum has the enviable record of having built boats that were strong, safe, seaworthy vessels designed for service in the tough North Pacific waters off the coasts of Oregon, Washington and Alaska. They boasted that the hulls were virtually bulletproof. Most are still in service today and going strong. Designed by internationally known marine architects Ed Monk & Sons, each boat was designed for the work it was asked to do whether to go around the world, compete in a race or go to sea after a load of salmon, albacore or bottomfish. The interior and deck layouts were all custom designed and built so no two are alike, each pre-sold and designed to the customer's requests and needs. Only a few models were made into pleasure boats -- the rest were commercial fishing vessels. They were all built to stay at sea for extended periods of time with a minimum expenditure of high-priced fuel.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

Board the vessel through the opening life line gate and step into the covered spacious center cockpit. The companionway opens into the very ample main salon with separate forward cabin and master aft stateroom. In the main salon is the very large workshop and engine room, with full standing headroom in each. The forward stateroom has the head. The aft stateroom is where the shower is located.

Amazing storage every where.

The cabins are very warm and dry, with no "boat smell".
A great live aboard and a proven world cruiser.....

3 burner paraffin Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
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Log tick
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SSB tick
GPS tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Navigation equipment is limited. Most new owners would choose to upgrade the navigation equipment to current technology.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

4 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Custom windlass
2 anchors
(Trevco/plow 60lb CQR)
91.44m (300'0") of chain
91.44m (300'0") of rode
Sailomat windvane self-steering system
Custom dinghy (1978)
(Hard Dinghy)
Large open deck with very easy movement fore and aft to tend sails, or anchor. Custom hard dodger great for staying out of the sun or nasty weather.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This Skookum 47 Center Cockpit Ketch is being sold by its original owner -- a professional shipwright who commissioned its hull and personally completed its construction to suit the requirements of his long-range cruising plans. He subsequently enjoyed 25 years of cruising the South Pacific -- Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and many more destinations.

This motivated seller has priced her below market value.

Wood joinery interior is top notch. She's a fore and aft cabin layout with walk-in engine room. Headroom throughout is 6'8" or more. It's a motor sailor that is all cockpit operated. This boat is a very heavy and comfortable live aboard, and an exceptional world cruiser. Set up, tested and ready to spend extended periods at sea.

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

This Skookum 47 center cockpit ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by David Ritchey of Boatshed Seattle. 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.