55' Center Cockpit Cruising Ketch 1980 – Steel Hull

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ID 1054 REF m1nz Year: 1980 Flag: Non US: Location: New Zealand Price: $165,000
Length: 15m Beam: 4m Draft: 1.80m HP: 125 Boat Name:
55' Center Cockpit Cruising Ketch 1980 - Steel Hull For Sale

DESCRIPTION: Center Cockpit Ketch
LENGTH: 15.4m
BEAM: 4.3m (14ft)
DRAFT: 1.83m (6ft)
LOCATION: New Zealand

PRICE: NZ $235,000

General Description:

Years ago the Owners took their leave of Canada with their young son, dog and cat and spent the next couple of years making their way down to Mexico, through the Marquesas and Tahiti before they finally ended up in the Bay of Islands. They set up home there for a decade so that their son could go back to school. Now it is time to move on pass on their lovely ketch to another adventurous owner as they have moved back to Canada.
This beautiful Offshore Ketch was built in South Africa in 1980. She is a spacious and comfortable passage maker. Strongly constructed with a 7mm Corten Steel Hull and 5mm deck she has a displacement of 29mt approx. Owners have been living on the boat periodically during their annual visits to New Zealand. She has only been lightly used over the last few years and is in excellent walk on - sail away condition. The yacht sleeps four to six persons with a comfortable master cabin forward. She is ideally set up for offshore or coastal cruising. She is powered by a 120hp Ford Lehman 2715E diesel and cruises at 6.0knots. The extensive electronics package includes B&G Autopilot with remote control on 25ft tether, B&G instruments with Gyro compass, Raytheon radar, Garmin GPS with backups, Icom M802 ssb radio, Icom M504 vhf radio with cockpit remote & dodger mounted hailer and Brookhouse multiplexer. This vessel is a must view. A marina berth is also available by arrangement.

Year: 1980

Make: Centre Cockpit

Model: Ketch

Style: Yacht


Builder: Select Shipyards, Durban, South Africa

LOA approx: 15.4 m

Beam approx: 4.3 m

Draft approx: 1.83 m

Hull Type: Soft Chine

Construction: Corten Steel: 7mm hull & 5mm deck (Displacement 64,000 lb)


Engine Details: 120hp Ford Lehman 2715E diesel

Engine Hours approx: 3000

Engine Comment: 1,000 Hours on Rebuild 2002


Gearbox: Newage

Drive: Hundestadt variable pitch prop

Max Speed approx: 9 Knots

Cruising Speed approx: 6 Knots

Fuel Capacity approx: 1900 Litres

Fuel Tank: Corten steel

Water Capacity approx: 2600 Litres

Water Tank: Corten steel


Rig Details: Ketch

Rigging: S/Steel

Reefing: Slab main & mizzen, furling headsails

Spars: Proctor Sparlite Masts, 2 x h/d spinnaker pole

Sails: High roach mainsail & mizzen, high cut Yankee, inner jib, 2 x asymmetric spinnakers, one on a Facnor furler

Winches: 4 x Lewmar self-tailing winches, Andersen 24v electric self-tailing & numerous other winches on the masts


Berth: 4-6

Headroom: 1.98 m

Toilet: 2 x Sealand vacuum fresh water heads

Cooking: Gas: 3 burner + Panasonic convection microwave


Safety Equipment: Some lifejackets, bilge pump, 2 x MOB slings, MOB ring, MOB pole, remote gas shut-off, Givens liferaft (oos), 300ft Jordan designed series drogue (176 cones)

Dinghy: 9ft Inflatable

Navigation Gear: B&G Autopilot with remote control on 25ft tether, B&G instruments with Gyro compass, Raytheon radar, Garmin GPS with backups, Icom M802 ssb radio, Icom M504 vhf radio with cockpit remote & dodger mounted hailer, Brookkhouse multiplexer to integrate all da

Ground Tackle: 55Kg Rocna anchor & 400ft 3/8 chain, spare 75lb CQR anchor, rail mounted Fortress anchor, Stern Bruce anchor with chain & warp

Capstan: Lofrans Falkon windless

Hot & Cold pressure water, 2 x showers, 1 x s/s 12/24v fridge, 2 x s/s 12/24v freezers, diesel forced air heater, washer & condensing dryer, stereo with 6 speakers, 5Kw Northern Lights genset (300 hours), 12v batteries (2016) approx 400 amphr, 24v batteries approx 600 amphr, 40 amp Alphatron 12v charger, 3500W Trace invertor & 24v charger, Wesmar 24v Bowthruster, hard dodger with custom built sliding glass & window covers, led c/pit lighting - white & red, stern davits with jammers & winch, s/s outboard hoist with winch, s/s stern platform with folding swim ladder, numerous spare parts, lines, tools, filters, snubbers, fenders, etc. Queen size berth in aft cabin with ensuite & large walk in s/steel shower, vee berth in fwd cabin / office with desk & shelves.

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