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Colin Archer 42 Custom Ketch

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Boat REF# 200505
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 14.33m (47'0")
Year 1994
Construction Ferro cement
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 90hp, Ford Lehman (1994)
Lying Olympic Penninsula


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Extra Details

Designer Colin Archer
Builder Rolf Wey
Lying Olympic Penninsula
Fuel capacity 870.0 ltr (191.4 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 650.0 ltr (143.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 160.0 ltr (35.2 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 31/08/1993


Engine 1 x Diesel 90hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman (1994)
Engine Hours engine1:   5100
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.4 ltr (0.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Generator output 2.2KVA

This is the cleanest used engine and compartment I have ever seen. House battery bank is (2) 6V Deep Cycle 200Ahr batteries in series (12V) plus a 12V starting battery. There is room in the battery bay for expansion. 51W solar panel and 15A (max) wind generator charge the batteries. The engine alternator (70A), shore power charging, or the generator also charge the battery bank. Honda gas generator (2200 watt) is 220V only and is used for charging the batteries or to operate power tools. Autopilot 2000. Steering is hydraulic.


LOA 14.33m (47'0")
LWL 10.50m (34'5")
Beam 4.30m (14'1")
Draft Min 2.10m (6'11")
Draft Max 2.10m (6'11")
Airdraft 17.00m (55'9")
Displacement 18,500kg (40,792.5lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage In water


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1994) with stainless steel standing rigging (1994)


Mainsail Lee - Slab (2005) 4 Reefs
Headsail Lee - Hank on (2008)
Other sails Genoa (2005)
Genoa (2005)
Storm (1994)
Stay sail 2 reefs (1994)
Mizzen - 3 Reefs (1994)
Spinnaker gear tick

Main mast is 15m. Mizzen mast is 13m.
Both masts are anodized aluminum.

2 Forestays and Bobstay replaced 2008.
2 Lower Shrouds replaced 2008.

The main sail with 4 battens is usable (fixed) but worn and needs replacing. Mainsail includes slab reef system (4 reefs) and are from 2005 (main has 30sqm)
Jib, is 30sqm, hank on, year 2008.
Two Genoas at 50sqm each (2005).
Storm Jib and Stay Sail (16sqm) with 2 reefs and Mizzen (25sqm) with 3 reefs are from 1994.
2 Spinnaker poles included (no spinnaker sail - large genoas used as tradewind sails on two stays.)

Electrical Systems

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


Construction Ferro cement
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Fuel Tank1= 500L
Fuel Tank2= 370L (Stainless Steel)
Water Tank1= 200L (Stainless Steel)
Water Tank 2= 200L (Stainless Steel)
Water Rank3= 250L (Stainless Steel)

Hull is ferro-cement. Deck is wooden construction.
Rigid dodger is wooden/fiberglass construction with 8mm tempered glass.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

The head has a drain for a shower, which empties into a dedicated gray tank but the shower fixture needs to be installed. There is no hot water.
Stove is two burner on top with a one burner oven. Powered by Kerosene

2 burner paraffin cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

SSB is receiver only.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

5 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar 2000W windlass
2 anchors
(Rocna 33kg and CQR 75lb)
114.50m (375'8") of chain
150.00m (492'2") of warp
Royale windvane self-steering system
Fiberglass dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
7/16 Grade 40 chain. HEAVY DUTY! 1" diameter anchor line, also used for dock lines!
The dinghy is capable of mounting a 2.5HP outboard motor.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Bilge pumps have valves to pump 4 different compartments.
6 man life raft.

Broker's Comments

This is a practical and heavily constructed ferro-cement center cockpit ketch that has logged over 80,000 nautical miles around the globe. She is actually 40 feet on-deck, but the windvane and bowsprit add on the extra length overall. The exterior has purposely been made "unflashy" to safely blend in to any world culture, while the interior is luxurious and well lit with natural lighting from well placed hatches. Attention to detail in this boat is remarkable and the woodwork is nothing short of spectacular. The owner, a professional shipwright with a long career, built her as his own from a Colin Archer hull design.
Regarding cabin headroom, the measurements range throughout the boat from 1.77m to 1.90m (5.8' to 6.24')

This boat comes with many drawers, lockers, cabinets, bookshelves, and closets. It COMES WITH: tools, power tools, Stainless pots and pans, cooking utensils, and spare parts.

The Colin Archer sailboat design here is a blue water cruiser, very suitable as a live aboard, a passage maker, or for cruising around the coasts.

This Colin Archer 42 Custom Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Helvey 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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