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Vagabond 47 Ketch

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Boat REF# 143101
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 17.00m (55'9")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 85hp, Ford Lehman (1981)
Lying Langkawi


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Extra Details

Designer William Garden
Builder Blue Water Yacht Builders Ltd
Lying Langkawi
Fuel capacity 900.0 ltr (198.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 4,800.0 ltr (1,056.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 85hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman (1981)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
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) 8.5 knots


LOA 17.00m (55'9")
LWL 10.97m (36'0")
Beam 4.09m (13'5")
Draft Min 1.60m (5'3")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 22,000kg (48,510.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On mooring


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Ketch rigged Isomat Aluminium spars (1981) with stainless steel standing rigging (1981)


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Mainsail Lee ( Dacron) - Slab (2011) 2 Reefs
Headsail Lee ( Dacron) - Hank on (2011)
Other sails Lee (Dacron) Staysail (2011)
Lee (Dacron) Mizzen (2011)
Jib (unknown year)
Fisherman's Sail (unknown year)

Twin Forestays.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Hull : One piece heavy molded fiberglass hull using polyester resin, Ferro (USA) gel coat and built to A.B.S. and Lloyds standards, hull is1/2" thickness at deck; 3/4" at waterline and1-1/8" thick at keel.
Deck: One piece molded F.R.P deck with 8" bulwarks forward of the poop deck. The deck is bolted through integral glass hull flange with S.S. bolts and sealed with Dupont sealant.
Keel: 12,000Lbs cast iron encapsulated in hull and glassed over.
The thicker than usual layup of this boat means she is nearly 4,000 kg heavier than the standard Vagabond 47.
Water tank capacity is 1200l total, in 4 unequal size tanks.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Manual water system tick

Teak joinery throughout.

2 burner paraffin cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

6 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
3 anchors
(2 x CQR 1 x Danforth (all S/S))
63.00m (206'8") of chain
dinghy (2010)
(Hard Dinghy)
3hp outboard, Yamaha 2 Stroke, Short Shaft (2011)

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The "Old Spice" Yacht as used in the T V advertising. This Vagabond was built to a higher than usual standard, supervised by her one and only owner who has lived aboard and sailed her ever since.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
For more information on this William Garden designed Vagabond 47 and other great boats for sale in Phuket, Koh Samui Thailand & Langkawi, please contact the Asia yacht sales team.

This Vagabond 47 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan of Boatshed Phuket. 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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