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Sole Bay 36' Ketch Liveaboard

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Boat REF# 143005
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.98m (36'0")
Year 1971
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp, Perkins 4326 (unknown year)
Lying Chichester


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Extra Details

Designer Francis Jones
Builder Porter Haylett, Wroxham
Lying Chichester
Fuel capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 72hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4326 (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   1200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Cast bronze three blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.5 ltr (0.8 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Engine spares tick

Engine has 1200 hours prior to the rebuild that was completed in 2009 and has very little hours since.
The engine has now been fully refurbished with a new starter motor, upgraded alternator. As part of the on going refurbishment she now has two new batteries and 110amphrs and all the electrical wiring form the alternator has been replaced and upgraded. The engine fires on the button and charges well.


LOA 10.98m (36'0")
Beam 3.05m (10'0")
Draft Max 1.58m (5'2")
Displacement 10kg (21.2lbs)
Headroom 1.95m (6'5")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (2010) with stainless steel standing rigging (2010)


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Mainsail Jeckell - Slab (2010) 2 Reefs
Headsail Jeckell - Hank on (2010)
Other sails Genoa (2010)
Jib (2010)
Mizzen (2010)
Spinnaker gear tick

Converted from a gaff to a Bermudan rig with no expense spared in 2010 ; new masts, new booms, new halyards and sheets, new winches- just about everything but unfortunately never used.
Also the same with the beautiful sails that have never seen the wind!!

Electrical Systems

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


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

Refurbished in the summer 2012 she has undergone a complete waterline up strip back , caulking and seams cleaned out and repaired. new caulking and seams payed in White Lead Paste , finished with an off white international Toplac on multi coat International system for wood.
She has also been fully anti fouled with International Micron Extra in a matching light grey.


Total # of berths 5
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Pressurised water system tick
Fresh water wash tick

Aft cabin with two singles and a heads that have had extensive works carried out over the years. Wheelhouse with helicopter doors on both tacks for easy access out to the side decks.
Forward cabin has been fully fitted with a new galley incorporating a neat inset basin.New stainless steel cooker with a complete gas connection to new aft tanks.Cooker with oven , seperate grill and two burners.
Cushions have all been adjusted to give the two port and starboard bunks.
The interior woodwork has been updated with a new plywood headlining , oiled finish and a new carpet. A really tidy neat interior.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

The boat has now been refurbished and all the wiring has been completely refurbished. The wheelhouse has a Clipper Duet repeater , Icom VHF DSC compass and nav desk.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
All-over cover tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
15.00m (49'3") of chain
Brookes & Gatehouse windvane self-steering system

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

The bilge pump has been replaced with a new seperate control on the console.

Broker's Comments

This Sole Bay 36 Ketch has been in the same safe hands for over 35 years and has been extensively traveled.
She has now had a major overhaul to create a perfect character yacht that would not only serve as an Ocean going vessel but would also make an excellent liveaboard for someone looking to take a new direction.
On deck she has had a major refit that has never been flown in a breeze including masts, boom, running and standing rigging along with a stack of sails that as you can see from the main shot are stunning.
The interior has been transformed and now offers flexible accommodation throughout.
The boat has also been completed stripped back to bare wood and has been recaulked and all the seams have been traditionally payed with White Lead paste and putty. the new pictures show her new colours and the white gloss finish has transformed her.
The deck area is about to be finished and I will add pictures to the listing once this is complete.
Below deck that forward cabin has been transformed and there is a new galley with cooker , basin and storage below.
the engine has been overhauled and with the addition of a new starter motor , some new batteries, a clever piece of wiring to the alternator she starts on the first turn and is a real power house for this lovely boat.
Rewired , new interior lights, painted and oiled woodwork, new bilge pump and some new electronic make her great value for money.
If you want to come and see her please contact me to make an appointment.

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

This Sole Bay 36' Ketch Liveaboard has been personally photographed and viewed by a Boatshed broker of Boatshed Chichester. 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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