1899 Twin Screw Motor Ketch - £19,500
Lying : Essex - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail
LOA : 11.43m (37ft 6in)
Beam : 3.35m (11ft 0in)
Draft : 0.91m (3ft 0in)
Keel : Long
- Double diagonal teak construction
- Long straight keel
- White with varnished superstructure
Rigging & Sails
- Bermudian Ketch rig
- Timber mast/spars
- Masts stepped in tabernacles
Mechanical & Electrical
- 2 x 7hp Thorneycroft Handybilly engines (petrol/paraffin mix)
- 5 berths in 2 cabins, plus galley and heads
- The boat has a central wheelhouse, with steering position to port. Going forward, the saloon has 2 settee berths, a hanging locker and a solid fuel stove. Forward again, the galley is in the bow and provides a cooker (with oven and grill), Electrolux fridge and a sink unit with manually pumped cold water, plus worktop and cupboards. Going aft, the engine room has the engines railed off to either side, giving a safe walkway through to the aft cabin. This area also houses the heads (to port) and the sail locker. The aft cabin has 2 berths to port and a single to starboard. Headroom is about 6ft throughout, and the boat has a stereo/cassette system, electric lighting and a generator.
- Navigation equipment: Compass, echosounder, Walker and Wasp trailing logs, navigation lights
- Safety equipment: 10 x lifejackets, 2 x lifebuoys
- Deck equipment: Manual windlass, 35lb CQR anchor with 22 fathoms of chain, galvanised pulpit and stanchions with wooden handrails, davits
- 7ft GRP tender with outboard
The owner of this vessel is a Marine Engineer, in consequence of which the vessel's engines are in excellent condition and there is a large quantity of spares. Though apparently in excellent structural condition, she is in need of a good tidying below decks after which she will make a comfortable family boat. It is understood her rigging was partially renewed in 1990, with the remainder being replaced in 1998 and that she had 2 new heavy-duty batteries in 1999.
An attractive boat, which has been much admired at various rallies, etc. She was built for Queen Victoria's navy in the days when Britain's Navy ruled the waves. Her comparatively shallow draft, and the fact that her masts are in tabernacles, mean that she is able to go almost anywhere in terms of coastal, estuary and inland waters.
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