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.
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.
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.
Pressure hot water and central heating boiler, diesel fired, (Kabola 8kw).
Next aft is the insulated engine room.
Aft cabin/store with separate companionway.
Garmin Chart plotter
10 man liferaft, Arimar. Serviced 2/2/15
Flares (dated 6/4/18)
4 fire extinguishers
CO2 system in engine room
2 x Admiral anchors, 1 x 80kg, 1 x 40 kg
Chain – 80m x 16mm
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.