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Gaff Rigged Ketch Dundee

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Boat REF# 126254
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 18.00m (59'1")
Year 1940
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 75hp, Ford Mermaid 2700 E (unknown year)
Lying Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 75hp
Engine make and model Ford Mermaid 2700 E (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze New 2010
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.7 ltr (0.6 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Engine spares tick

Batteries replaced in 2009
Shore charger 2011


LOA 18.00m (59'1")
LWL 12.50m (41'0")
Beam 4.00m (13'1")
Draft Max 1.95m (6'5")
Displacement 23,000kg (50,715.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged John Moody Wood spars (1980) with galvanised standing rigging (1990)


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Mainsail - Slab (1990)
Headsail - Hank on (unknown year)
Other sails Main Top (unknown year)
Mizzen Top (unknown year)
Staysail (2010)
Flying Jib (2010)
Jib Top (1992)
Mizzen Staysail (unknown year)

Solid Douglas Pine and Larch spars supported by spliced, served and payed galvanised rigging on deadeyes and lanyards. Extensive sail wardrobe in cotton and Duradon including 4 new front sails from 2009 Raptsey & lapthorn deisgn, made of dacron champagne, top jib, flying jib, 2 staysails.
Main and mizzen sails have good stitching and are in reasonable condition, despite looking old. A good wash is needed. Could last another 5 to 7 years.

Mainsail surface about 35m2
Mizzen 15m2

1 genaker Starvoile 2007 80m2, designed especially for this yacht.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Originally built in Ostend around 1940, she was rebuilt in Devon by John Moody in the early 80's. Further refit work was undertaken in 2007. Displacing 23 tons, she gives the feeling of great strength. 40mm Larch planks below the waterline and 50mm Elm above. The decks are 45mm Larch. Oak frames with Elm backbone and ends. Fastenings are galvanized, hot tar dipped ships nails and galvanized bolts. The coach roof is pitch pine.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Spacious and traditional interior, with good varnish and paintwork. You could live aboard her quite comfortably.
Diesel heater in main saloon, and electric heater (radiator type, shore power).
Paraffin lamps for lighting in main saloon.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Full size navigation station, well equipped for long distance work.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual windlass
2 anchors
50.00m (164'1") of chain
Clinker dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
Deck is seamed in a flexible rubberised compound, able to cope with expansion and contraction on planks in different temperatures. Due to be sanded and hydro sealed this year (2011)
Tiller re epoxied and shaft renewed.
Coachroof top glassed over and repainted cream (under construction)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

For lovers of traditional craft, this boat is a must- see. Benefitting from extensive work over the years, she appears in good condition. The work commitments of the current owner, lead him to find a new home for her. He has looked after her well and she should have many years ahead of her. Contact us for more details and to arrange a viewing.

This boat is available as either a full sale or half share with present owner.

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

This Gaff Rigged Ketch Dundee has been personally photographed and viewed by rachel reis of Boatshed IOW. 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.

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