Converted gaff ketch originally built as fishing boat in Denmark in 1928, now converted to a gaff ketch yacht with comfortable interior with berths for 10 people. Manageable size rig making her easy to handle for a small crew. Gardner 6LX gives economical cruising under power. This is a nice traditional looking boat with all the systems normally expected and everything in working order. She comes with her own mooring in Portugal and is now well aclimatised to the warm temperatures.
Contact: Richard Gregson. 01803 833899. 07886 081657
Wooden Ships Comments
Another pretty Danish built fishing vessel with their trade mark elliptical counter stern. Converted to a gaff ketch with a slightly smaller than normal rig which makes her easily handled by a small crew. Large fuel capacity and a very economical Gardner 6LX gives plenty of cruising range when the wind dies or turns foul. Fitted with all the systems needed for comfortable living.
The boat comes with her own private mooring in Portugal.
Length overall 74’
Length on deck 62’
Planked in oak fastened to sawn oak frames in the traditional Danish manner. Frames are closely spaced with an oak ceiling fastened to them to create a very strong hull. Heavy full length keelson over the top of the frames.
In 1981 the hull was sheathed in fibreglass by a previous owner. In 2006 this was totally removed, the hull planking made good in a few small areas where necessary, the whole hull splined and then sheathed again in GRP. This has created a totally dry and watertight hull.
Straight laid pine deck fastened t heavy oak deck beams, caulked and payed. The deck was also sheathed in 2006 along with the hull to ensure a totally watertight ship.
Bulwarks on new oak stanchions mounted to the hull through the cover board in the normal fashion. Heavy oak capping rail with pine bulwark planking and large freeing ports at the base.
Deck house aft constructed of pine planking with a sheathed marine plywood roof. Helm position aft of this with seating for the helmsman.
Entrance to the deckhouse in aft starboard corner. Heads compartment across the aft end with sea toilet and shower.
Galley to port with seating and table to starboard. Switch board located on the bulkhead by the galley. Companionway steps on the centreline at the forward end giving access below.
Small lifting hatch forward providing light and ventilation to the below decks area.
Forehatch forward of the mainmast for access to the below decks area
Gaff ketch rig on solid keel stepped masts. Solid varnished pine booms, gaffs and bowsprit.
Galvanised wire standing rigging, parcelled and served, with dead eyes and lanyards to external chainplates.
Lifting bowsprit to aid handling in confined marinas and harbours.
2 riding mizzens (a small triangular sail used for steadying the boat at anchor and also as a
All sails in Duradon, mains and mizzen in tan, the rest in white.
Engine and machinery.
Gardner 6LX 110hp. Traditional Gardner wheel controlled gearbox with shaft to large fixed 3 blade propeller. Offers quiet and economical cruising, no better than a Gardner.
Hot water immersion tank heated with a 220v immersion provides pressurised hot water throughout the boat.
Batteries and electrics
Large battery bank with ship domestics and engine start running on 24v and navigation equipment running on 12v.
2 x 12v engine start batteries with total 180ah .
24v domestic bank with total 200ah
4 x 12v battery bank with total 400ah
Charging from engine alternator and from a 240v charger coupled to the 7.5kva installed genset. Wind generator and solar panels add to the charging capability.
Boat was totally re-wired in the last 7 years with a 220v ring main from the generator or shore power, 24v and 220v lighting, plus all other systems.
Water – 2 x stainless steel. Total 400 litres
Diesel – 2 x stainless steel. Total 500 litres
Both located in engine room.
10 berths below decks.
Two fore cabins with 3 berths each.
Owners cabin midships with a double.
2 single berths in the midships.
Small saloon and seating area in the deck house by the galley, seating for 6.
Below decks is enough space to create a large saloon, alternatively it could be converted to more cabins or a work shop.
Located in the aft end of the deck house with a sea toilet, sink and shower compartment. Hot and cold running water.
Located in the deck house, galley has a 4 burner gas hob with a full size gas oven beneath the work top. 220v fridge. Double stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot and cold water.
Lots of work space with storage drawers beneath the work surface
Log and sounder
8 man liferaft
Harnesses and lifelines
9 fire extinguishers
Galley fire blanket
2 x 50kg CQR anchors
60kg Fishermans anchor with 45m chain and 100m warp
30kg Fishermans anchor
2 speed windlass
2 large side davits
s/s boarding ladder
Warps and fenders
2 Southford Road