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Steel Ketch 40

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Boat REF# 101466
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1992
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Lying Docklands


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Extra Details

Designer Van de Stadt
Builder Steel Technique
Lying Docklands
Fuel capacity 363.6 ltr (80.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 11.58m (38'0")
Beam 3.50m (11'6")
Draft Min 1.52m (5'0")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Sail Spar Aluminium spars (1992) with stainless steel standing rigging (1992)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Slab (1992)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt,


10% discount on marine flooring
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Steel Ketch very robust construction all steel hull with aluminium masts and booms.

This is a pilot house model which affords additional functionality for rough weather sailing on long passages


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

From the residential berth, enter through companion way with washboards and sliding roof into saloon with dining table and couchette convertable into double bed. Navigation station is on one side of the saloon and is furnished with a captains leather chair and chart table.

There is a Reflex stove which will keep the cabin cosy in cold climates.

Down one step into the main cabin fitted with double bed wardrobe and two alcoves, additional storage under bed. Door leading to spacious workshop and engine room.

Going forward from the saloon the galley is on the Starboard side and includes fridge full gas cooker sink and worktops as well as a microwave.

Opposite the galley are the heads with full length shower, wash basin and sea toilet. Next is the forward cabin which is equipped with a large single bunk and shelving.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick

Electric windlass
2 anchors
25.00m (82'0") of chain
12.00m (39'4") of warp
Electric windvane self-steering system
The deck area provides a very well thought out working platform with a lovely deep cockpit and even sporting "granny bars" for increased safety at the mast.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

On a superb residential mooring just a mile from Tower Bridge, this Ketch, designed by Van de Stadt, is very strongly built. The steel structure, combined with the 80 horsepower engine, gives great comfort when at sea. The ketch rig makes her extremely flexible and she has a superb working deck with a deep cockpit.

Down below, she has bags of character and a layout that should appeal to those looking to do some long term cruising or, alternatively, a have very cost effective London pied-a-terre. And with the 2012 Olympics less than two years away, residential moorings like this will become almost impossible to find.

This is a true blue water cruiser. The steel hull is designed for ocean sailing and the fit-out with pilot house and a Refleks diesel heater makes her suitable for the coldest of latitudes.

The owners have cruised extensively in the Mediterranean and now want to explore the UK canals. However, she does need some TLC - mainly cosmetic - and will require two new headsails.

She is moored in Docklands, just a mile from the City and a stone's throw from Canary Wharf. Subject to agreement with marina management, this coveted residential mooring is available to the new owner.

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Steel Ketch 40 has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil Bassett of Boatshed Grand Union. 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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