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The Retreat Boatyard Ltd
Wooden 32 William Atkin Bermundan Ketch. Lying at this yard for ease of viewing. This is a PROJECT vessel and offers looked at.The tale of this William Atkin Bermudan Ketch is a fascinating story of a boat whose keel was laid down in 1965 by a Cardiff craftsman and a build process that is still ongoing today. She has been afloat only once to check her marks and move yards, but other than that she has remain in the yard in a state of ongoing work, until sold to the present owner.The design is believed to be a William Atkin ’Eric’, similar to the ketch ‘Suhalim’, and after buying the plans the previous owner set out to build his dream yacht. The rigours of life however meant that the process took longer than expected and now she has to go to some else who can finish off and then enjoy at sea.This is a superb opportunity to obtain a very stout and capable sailing yacht where almost all the hard work has been done and with a little skill and effort and time she could be on the water ready to take on the sea.
The owner has more spare equipment at his home, and the new owner will come to the yard and identify the parts that go with her.
Plastic water tank
2 fuel tanks
Saab 2G 22hp
Wooden Mahogany planked in 1.25” all copper rivet fastened to laminated and steam bent oak timbers
Sawn wooden floors across the centreline.
Lewmar hatch forward of the main mast
External iron ballast keel of 2.5 tons with stainless keel bolts
Saab 2G 22hptwin cylinder marine diesel. Bought about 1973 and installed much more recently but never used. This is believed to be in working order. Requires fitting of dials and some wiring which all come with the boat.
Centreline shaft with a 2 blade variable pitch propeller
To be established
To be established
Spars and rigging
Bermudan Ketch rig on keel steeped white painted allos spars.
Alloy slab reefing booms on a wooden bowsprit making her cutter head
There are no sails with the vessel
2 pairs on non ST sheet winches on the cockpit coamings
Pair of non ST winches on the aft end of the coachroof
Mizzen mast has 3 winches for reefing pennants and halyard
Main has 2 winches for reefing pennants plus a captive wire halyard winch
5 berths including 2 saloon settee berths, pilot berth to port and twin single berths up forward.
Saloon conventional layout with steps down from the companionway hatch. Chart desk and galley to port and heads compartment to starboard.
Heads manual sea toilet to be installed
Galley space but no galley yet fitted.