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1961 Peter Duck Ketch - £8,250

Lying : Afloat Norfolk Broads - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Peter Duck Ketch

General Specification

Designer : Laurent Giles
Builder : Porter and Haylett, Wroxham, Norfolk
LOA : 8.71m (28ft 7in)
LWL : 7.6m (24ft 11in)
Beam : 2.71m (8ft 11in)
Draft : 1.1m (3ft 7in)
Air Draft : 2.13m (7ft 0in)
Displacement : 6,000kg
Keel : Long


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Famous for having originally been designed for English author Arthur Ransome ('Peter Duck' being the third book in his Swallows and Amazons series), the Peter Duck Ketch is an attractive and unashamedly traditional motor sailer designed to take you almost anywhere! Having cruised the UK and mainland Europe with her previous owner, this example was purchased in Aberystwyth Harbour by the current owner in November 2017 and returned to her county of origin (having been built locally at Wroxham) by road for further adventures and some sympathetic renovation works. Understood to be in good structural order with a sound hull (free from softness and rot), and with a number of works and improvements carried out under the current ownership, the vendor has now regretfully decided to downsize for local sailing and this delightful East Coast classic is therefore looking for a new owner. She is equally suited to returning to sea for long term/extended cruising, or alternatively, as a motor sailer with a draft of just 3ft 7in and an air draft of only 7ft, for use under motor alone locally here on the Norfolk Broads. Offering lots of potential, she is sensibly priced for a quick sale.

This vessel is British Part 1 registered.


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