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Force 50 Ketch

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Boat REF# 102401
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.40m (50'6")
Year 1985
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 120hp, Ford Lehman (1985)
Lying Gibraltar


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Extra Details

Designer Bill Gardner
Builder Hudson Enterprise
Lying Gibraltar
Fuel capacity 2,272.8 ltr (500.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 2,272.8 ltr (500.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

The engine runs but the owners have not yet turned their attention to the generator which is installed aboard.


LOA 15.40m (50'6")
LWL 11.90m (39'1")
Beam 4.20m (13'9")
Draft Min 2.00m (6'7")
Draft Max 2.00m (6'7")
Displacement 23,600kg (52,038.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Hood Aluminium spars (1985) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Other sails Staysail (unknown year)
M|izzen (unknown year)
Stormsail (unknown year)

She will need a new wardrobe of sails as the restoration comes to an end.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, generator


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

This is a traditional Taiwanese-built boat typical of the 1980's. The interior is constructed with real solid wood, the hull is solid too and she has beautiful classic lines.
The boat is currently in a restoration project and the price WILL increase as work advances in the coming months. However right now she has huge potential.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Washing Machine tick

The interior is in the process of being restored and one can imagine the sheer elegance of her interior once this work is completed - whether before or after purchase.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick

All the old navigation equipment has been stripped out and the owners are in the process of re-wiring the entire vessel.

Deck Gear

Boathook tick
Davits tick

5 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
(CQR and Bruce)
100.00m (328'1") of chain
100.00m (328'1") of warp
The wooden box seen in photos on the foredeck is being removed.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

To understand why this lovely 50ft classic lines ketch is being sold at this price it is necessary to know some of the history. "My Lady" was owned by an American Citizen who lived abroad her for many years, on his death the vessel has been sold by the Gibraltar Admiralty Court. This means that the vessel is now completely free of any finance or liens.

The current owners are in the process of restoring this vessel which will easilly be worth 3 times her current price when the restoration is completed. They intend to INCREASE the price of this vessel as the months pass and the restoration advances. The opportunity that exists today is to pick up this vessel at a bargain price and complete the restoration yourself. It is difficult to describe the beauty of this boat in words.

This boat is being sold on a "where is, as is" basis. If you have the skills and passion to complete this restoration come to Gibraltar and meet this elegant lady!

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

This Force 50 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by John & Lynda of Boatshed Gibraltar. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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