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Motor Sail Ketch

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Boat REF# 24345
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.63m (31'7")
Year 1961
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp, Mermaid Melody (1987)
Lying Sussex


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Extra Details

Designer Miller Fifer
Builder James Miller
Lying Sussex
Fuel capacity 636.0 ltr (139.9 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 545.0 ltr (119.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp
Engine make and model Mermaid Melody (1987)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

She has only done 75 hours since the engine rebuild.


LOA 9.63m (31'7")
Beam 3.18m (10'5")
Draft Max 1.75m (5'9")
Displacement 6,380kg (14,067.9lbs)
Headroom 2.10m (6'11")


Ketch rigged James Miller Wood spars (1961) with stainless steel standing rigging (2001)


Mainsail Arun - none (2004)
Other sails Mizzen (2004)

Bottle screws fitted 2002.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

She is booked in for the following work (whether it is needed or not): Strip and revarnish wheelhouse exterior. Flat and gloss white superstructure. Manufacture and fit new wheelhouse sliding windows. Flat and varnish rails. Flat and topcoat upperworks. Apply new boot top. Renew anodes and antifoul.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Taylors diesel cabin heater in main saloon.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
1 anchors
(CQR (35 lbs))
50.00m (164'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This is truley a lovely boat. She has had constant TLC, whether she needs it or not, and is in very good condition.

The lay out of the boat is very spacious and the wide side decks make it easy to get all around her. There are lots of nice features, the diesel heater being especially eye catching.

If you are looking for a different way of cruising the coast, or going further afield, then seriously consider this boat. She will turn heads wherever you go.

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Miles Booker of Boatshed Sussex. Register or log in to see 52 more photos of this boat. These boat details are subject to contract.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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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