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1961 Peter Duck Ketch - £6,250

Status : FOR SALE

Lying : Norfolk Broads - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Peter Duck Ketch

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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)
Displacement : 6,000kg
Keel : Long


Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical



Navigation Equipment

Safety Equipment

Deck Equipment


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. Equally suited to returning to sea for long term/extended cruising, this motor sailer, with her draft of 3ft 7in and air draft of just over 7ft, could also be used under motor alone locally here on the Norfolk Broads. Offering lots of potential, this lovely old yacht is very sensibly priced for a quick sale.

This vessel is British Part 1 registered (expires January 2023).

PLEASE NOTE: The photos show an old galley stove which has since (August 2021) been replaced.


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