31' Mariner Cruising Sailboat 1971 Ketch Rigged

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ID 1531 REF h1 Year: 1971 Flag: US: Location: Spruce Head, Maine Price: $5,400
Length: 31' Beam: Draft: HP: Boat Name:

31' Mariner Ketch 1971 For Sale
Hull Type: Long Full Keel
Rigging Type: Masthead Ketch
LOA: 30.67 ft
LWL: 25.50 ft
Beam: 9.75 ft
Sail Area (reported): 482.00 ft2
Draft (max): 3.67 ft
Displacement: 11,500 lb
Ballast: 5,000 lb
Hull Speed 6.8 knots
Builder: Far East Yachts (Japan)
Designer: C. Oberly

This is a nicely appointed yacht finished in the Herreshoff Style, well crafted Mahogany woodwork inside and out. Nice roomy main cabin with lots of storage.

Water: 40-58 gals in stainless steel tank
Fuel: 35-38 gals black iron

Steering is worm drive and all looks in good condition
Heavy mahogany and brass steering wheel

Hull is solid fiberglass with matt and roven to highest standards.
Hull insulated inside and painted
Hull exterior is in good condition, no evidence of damage from grounding
Rudder is wood and in good condition
Cutlass bearing is tight
2 Blade propeller in good condition
Stainless driveshaft about 1"
Decks are fiberglass covered marine plywood
Cabin sides are fiberglass covered 1" marine plywood
Coamings: African Mahogany
Cockpit: Marine plywood with Teak planking over
Bowsprit: Spruce with stainless steel catwalk
Interior Philippine Mahogany in good condition

All Dacron Sails in good condition
Genoa on roller furling, seems like a 150% sail
Working jib

Main mast aluminum
Main boom aluminum
Mizzen varnished Spruce
Mizzen boom varnished Spruce

Stainless rigging 7 x 19

Interior cushions have been recovered in light blue soft canvas type cloth with beaded corners

This boat has been stored with a framework and cover for the past 12+ years
Engine was started easily in 2017 by Belmont Boatyard, Belfast, Maine where the boat had been stored
Masts and boom were stored inside and all are in good condition.
There is also a spare wood main mast and boom.
Sails currently stored inside and all in good condition.
All interior Mahogany trim and teak decks are in good condition
Interior bulkheads and overhead ply are in good condition, need painting.
All doors and drawers are in good condition.
Forward skylight is in good condition, needs varnish

Inspection by tapping and knife tip into suspect wood areas - this was not a survey - findings as described on June 30, 2019 by current owner / broker

Decks covered in fiberglass appear in good condition, need repainting.
Samson Posts in good condition
Bowsprit is most likely Sitka Spruce - some soft wood on aft bottom edge - remove, repair and re-install
Backing plywood plate under deck at junction of cabin trunk forward corners have small areas of soft wood, can be replaced from underneath, see photos
Plywood to hull attachment for port chain plate main mast is soft, needs replacement, starboard side feels solid
Port side cabin trunk had delaminated wood removed between windows as seen in photo - repair as needed
Stbd side cabin trunk has same issues, but smaller areas. Repair as needed
Aft corner of stbd. cabin trunk has soft plywood, cut back and repair
Cockpit plywood areas need plywood replacement - repair as needed

Coamings are African Mahogany and appear in solid condition
Cabin top, rails, toe rails appear in solid condition.
Note that bronze track for the headsail sheets has pulled loose on stbd side

Thru-hulls are all bronze
Opening portlights are stainless with screens

There are no electronics

Good opportunity for hands on buyers, nice boat, well worth the effort to get her back sailing.

Photos with remarks to indicate findings


Boat is shrink wrapped with access panel.

Will store boat for the winter at no charge.

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