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60′ Danish Gaff Ketch

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Karstensen & Henrikson, Skagen, Denmark
  • Year: 1929
  • Location Croatia
  • Length on deck: 60'
  • Beam: 15'10
  • Draft: 7'4

€99,000 - REDUCED PRICE!

REF: 7941

Full Specification

Wooden Ships Comments on this 60′ Danish Gaff Ketch

These Danish fishing boats with their elliptical counter sterns are the most desirable hulls for conversion to sail.  They are massively built, they look right and sail well.  They are no longer allowed to be exported from Denmark and are becoming very rare.

She was originally built as a fishing vessel in 1929 and fished in the North Sea.   In 1991 she was sold to Swedish owners, and in 2001 the current owner purchased her and rebuilt her.  The deck, rigging, interior, electrics, hydraulics, plumbing and systems were installed new from 2001-2007, also planking and ballast replaced as detailed below.

2007 – 2009 she was sailed to Croatia and has been working as a commercial charter vessel since.

2015 survey available.





Carvel 2” oak planking on 5” x 6” sawn oak frames, alternate frames are doubled.  Iron fastened.  Copper sheathed around the waterline.

2001 – 2007:  over 400 metres of planking was replaced.  The old concrete ballast was removed and replaced with concrete and iron punchings  (15 tons).   New transom post, rudder trunk and stock.



New 2001 – 2007.  Larch planking on 2 x 18mm ply.  Existing deck beams used.  Bulwarks all round.



Coachroof coamings in painted pine.  Bronze portholes.  Coachroof deck teak on ply.   Hydraulic wheel steering.



Rig  Gaff ketch

Keel stepped solid timber masts, oiled.  Booms and spars solid timber, oiled.  Slab reefing.

Retractable bowsprit.

Standing rigging in galvanised wire, parcelled and served, 2006.   Galvanised rigging screws, external galvanised chainplates.


Sails  Total sail area 180 sqm

New 2007 in Duradon:  Mainsail,  boomed staysail, jib.  In good condition.

Mizzen 2013.

Gaff topsail 2006.







Mercedes Benz OM403 320hp, 10 cylinder.  1976.   Rentjes 5:1 reduction gearbox, single lever control.  Centreline shaft to 3 blade propeller.

This engine was completely rebuilt in 2000 and serviced in January 2015.

Cruising speed 7 kts, max 10 kts.  Fuel consumption 12 litres/hour.

Generator:  Yanmar Standford 8KVA diesel in the engine room, new 2006.



Fuel:  Stainless steel tanks in engine room.   Total 1200 litres.  (1x800L, 2x300L)

Day tank for generator x 22L

Fresh Water:  Stainless steel tank.  1200 litres.

Grey water:  100L, hand pumped.



Generator: 1 x 80ah

Engine Start: 2 x 12v/50ah

Domestic:  2x12v batteries on 24v circuits


Battery charger:  Mobitronic 24v, 25A

Inverter: Mobitronic 1500w, 24v – 220v

Shore power connection


Bilge pumps:  2 x 24v, 2 x manual.




Accommodation – 14 berths


Berths – Layout plan to follow.   Headroom 2.05 cm (approx 6’9”)

Forecabin with 4 single and 1 double berths.

Forward of saloon:  2 single, 1 double berths

Saloon:  2 single berths.

Aft cabin: Separate companionway, 2 single berths.



Aft of saloon, port side.

Koncar 4 burner gas hob.  Separate SMEG gas oven.  SS sink, pumped to waste tank.

Fridge – 110L inbuilt, Downfos compressor 24v.



Aft of saloon, starboard side.

Jabsco 24v Marine toilet

Shower/basin.  Electric waste pump.

Washing machine.

Pressure hot water and central heating boiler, diesel fired, (Kabola 8kw).


Next aft is the insulated engine room.

Aft cabin/store with separate companionway.






Weilbach compass

Garmin sounder

Raytheon Log

VHF/DSC radio

Garmin GPS

Garmin Chart plotter



10 man liferaft, Arimar.  Serviced 2/2/15

12 lifejackets


Flares (dated 6/4/18)

4 fire extinguishers

CO2 system in engine room


Ground tackle


2 x Admiral  anchors, 1 x 80kg, 1 x 40 kg

Manual/hydraulic windlass

Chain – 80m x 16mm


Extra Equipment

2.5m inflatable

Yamaha 2hp





These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.

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