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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Devon, United Kingdom
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- Current Price:
- £ 59,000 (US$ 76,263)
An enormously powerful and capable cruising ketch with a impressive ocean racing and world cruising history. Fast, seaworthy and incredibly strong, this yacht has proved herself time and again over the years. 9 berths in 4 separate sleeping cabins, large doghouse saloon, good Catepillar engine. Brand new rig installed 2012 with all rigging and naviagtion equipment. A lot of boat for the money and a real blue water opportunity. Sold earlier this year and cruised between UK and Ireland this summer with new owners, unfortunately personal circumstances dictate the boat must be sold again.
Wooden Ships International Yacht Brokerage
Contact: Richard Gregson on 01803 833899/ 07886081657
Please contact Richard Gregson at +44 (0)1803 833899
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Louw & Halverso, Cape Town
Designer: Kurt A.H Oehlmann
Flag of Registry: United Kingdom
Beam: 16 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 59 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Ballast: 11000 kgs
Total Power: 120 HP
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: D320B 4cyl
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 120 HP
Cruising Speed: 8 knots @ 1200 RPM
Maximum Speed: 10 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (250)
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 1
Radio - Icom IC-M700UK SSB radio. Call sign GBJG
Autopilot - Raymarine ST6002 Auto-pilot
Depthsounder - Raymarine
Navigation center - Furuno LC90 Nasa Target Navtex Proplus
Radar - Raymarine C90W radar
GPS - Garmin GPS 120
VHF - Icom ICM505 DSC VHF
Log-speedometer - Raymarine
Wind speed and direction - Raymarine
Compass - Rigel steering compass
Plotter - Seiwa Chart 500 plotter
Furling genoa - Genoa on Furlex roller furling gear.
Steering wheel - Teleflex system on low pressure hydraulics at the wheel with twin rams on the rudder stock head in the steering flat
Washing machine - IMP special purpose 240v stainless steel washing machine.
Marine head - Forward heads with sea toilet, hand basin and shower.
Battery charger - Waeco Mobitronic fan-cooled 240v battery charger powered by the genset.
Manual bilge pump - Jabsco manual clutch bilge pump belt driven off the front end of the engine.
Refrigerator - Penguin Engineering fridge built in to the galley bulkhead.
Fresh water maker - Fresh water cooled with heat exchanger, salt water intake sight trap. 1500rpm.
Microwave oven - Hotpoint 750watt microwave oven
Heating - Eberspacher 3kw diesel powered warm air cabin heater, rebuilt 2010.
Deep freezer - Penguin Engineering freezer compartment built in to the fwd cabin desk.
Hot water - Cleghorn Waring pressurised H&C system feeding two shower rooms, WCs, galley and deck shower
Oven - Taylors 2 burner grill and oven gimballed stainless steel gas cooker. Lockers above and below the work surface.
Tender - Avon 3.11m rigid inflatable with centre console wheel steering, hung in davits over the stern
Liferaft - Life raft, serviced 19.9.11
59' Bermudan Ketch
Wooden Ships Comments
Built by Louw & Halverson, Cape Town, S Africa in 1961 to a design by Kurt A.H. Oehlmann of Lubeck, Germany.
Oehlmann is a well-known name in European yachting circles, responsible for some fine yachts and several super-yachts.
The yacht has had only three owners from new. The first owner, Col. Stanley Jeffrey stipulated a design capable of withstanding the rigours of the Southern Ocean and to be capable of 9knts under sail and power. In many thousands of miles of world cruising she has proved herself to be capable of both. She left Cape Town in April 1964 for the Med via St Helena, Ascension Island, Cape Verdes, Canaries and Gibraltar. She took 35 days at sea to sail 5850 miles averaging 7 knts, 167 miles per day.
Her power and weight make her comfortable in heavier sea conditions and she is exceptionally fast off the wind with a sizeable sail area and the hull form to carry that power. Off the wind in F 4 – 5 she will comfortably make 8 – 9knts
It is highly unusual to find a wooden yacht of this size with 4 proper sleeping cabins, plus she has a large deck area making her comfortable and safe to work on.
At present the boat is in need of a significant refit, there are extensive areas of soft in the plywood subdeck and the superstructure which will probably require a new deck to do the job probably. She does however have a very good hull, a virtually brand new rig and spars and a great main engine.
Sudden illness has forced the present owner to pass the boat on after only a short ownership, any offers are invited for this fine big and very capable yacht.
Length on Deck 59'
Planked in Nigerian mahogany with a total thickness of 1.5".
She is double planked, both layers running horizontally with staggered seams so the outer layer covers the seams of the inner layer. Layers screwed together with bronze screws.
Laminated American oak frames using resorcinol glue
Diagonal bronze straps from keel to gunnel stretch the length of the boat in the inside of the hull
Mixture of sawn oak floors and galvanised strap floors across the centreline.
External lead ballast keel of 11 tons with numerous 1" stainless steel keel bolts.
25mm teak deck screwed and glued to a plywood subdeck and coated externally in Coelan.
Solid hardwood coamings on the superstructure. She has a deck house extending forward from the open backed wheelhouse, plus an aft coachroof giving headroom to the aft cabins.
Bermudan ketch rig on deck stepped alloy Z-spars masts and matching booms.
The rig was replaced entirely in 2010 with brand new spars and stainless steel rigging.
Roller furling genoa with a removeable inner forestay.
Large self tailing winches in various places make rig handling very easy.
Caterpillar D320B-4 4cyl 120hp naturally aspirated diesel.
Manual gearbox with a dry clutch. Variable pitch propeller with a wheel control at the helm.
8 knots cruising speed at 1200rpm using 1.5 gallons/hr. 10 knots max speed at 1500rpm.
Onan 6kva generator in the engine space.
6 x 12 volt batteries with 24 volt domestic systems. Charging via engine alternator or Waeco 240v charger.
500 gallons of fresh water in 2 separate tanks in the engine space.
9 berths in 4 separate sleeping cabins.
Main saloon with good visibility to the outside. Chart desk in the forward port corner. Large table to starboard with seating for 6 comfortably.
Centreline steps going forward with a twin guest cabin to port. Galley to starboard.
Passageway forward into the forecabin with twin large V-berths and masses of storage space.
There is a heads compartment in between the twin guest cabin and the forecabin with a door from each so it can be used by both cabins as an ensuite.
Galley is set lengthways against the side of the ship. Corian worktop with a Taylors gas stove, single sink and a large Penguin Engineering fridge set into the aft bulkhead.
Steps go aft from the main saloon on the starboard side. There is a heads compartment on the starboard side as well as storage cupboard containing the washing machine.
Owners cabin to port with a large double berth and dressing table.
The aft cabin stretches the full breadth of the boat with a large double to port and a single berth to starboard.
Fore cabin 73”
Galley and fwd heads 72”
Aft cabin 73”
Aft starboard cabin 74”
Aft heads and passage 74”
Full specification and details available upon request
These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.