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53ft Ketch live-aboard

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Boat REF# 16050
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.00m (52'6")
Year 1995
Construction Ferro cement
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 60hp, Ford (1995)
Lying Ramsgate


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Extra Details

Designer John Devonish
Builder John Devonish
Lying Ramsgate


Engine 1 x Diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Ford (1995)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 6.0 ltr (1.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots

New engine batteries will be included in the price along with an engine service.


LOA 16.00m (52'6")
LWL 15.00m (49'3")
Beam 4.60m (15'1")
Draft Min 1.50m (4'11")
Draft Max 1.50m (4'11")
Displacement 33,000kg (72,765.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1995) with stainless steel standing rigging (1995)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Roller boom (1995)
Headsail - Furling (1995)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

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


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Ferro cement
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Commisioned in 1989 and launched in 1995.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 6
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick

Rigged for 5 berth she can be altered for more by adapting the workshop / laundry room or lounge.
Diesel fired heating ensures a warm boat.
Dvd player included.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
(Danforth, Bruce)
50.00m (164'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Yes a 52ft yacht with a 15ft beam for under £50k, now this deserves your attention.
Her size impresses as you step on to the foredeck, you wonder immediately, what’s she like inside, well i can tell you, big and cosy, she has a nice saloon with a leather chair to sprawl on in front of the diesel fired heater and tv.
She would make a nice live-aboard with the capabilities of making extended sailing trips, all for under £50k, wow!

She is a bit cluttered with the possessions of the current owner and could do with some tlc and topside paint job if the colour is not to your liking, but over all, for the price, she is worth a viewing.

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Phil of Boatshed Kent.

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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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