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Baltic Trader Gaff Ketch


Traditional Baltic Trader built Sweden in 1914. Substantially rebuilt over the years. Galeas type gaff ketch rig, Perkins Sabre engine installed 2013. She was MCA coded Category 2 for chartering but now needs some work to update this. Good rig and sails. 14 berths. As with all the Scandinavian boats, she is massively constructed, spacious, safe and easy on the eye, a great little charter or training ship. NEW VIDEO

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Sweden
  • Year: 1914
  • Location Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 65'
  • Beam: 19'4"
  • Draft: 7'6"

Gaff Topsail Schooner


A spectacular traditional sailing vessel originally built as a fishing boat in Denmark and later converted to a charter yacht with a topsail schooner rig. Typical Danish lines with a sweeping sheer and graceful elliptical counter stern. Major refit in present ownership including new engine, systems and tanks, new teak deck, new sails and new main mast plus up to date safety and navigation gear. This vessel is in superb condition and is genuinely ready to go sailing. Commercial licence for 28 day passengers, 12 overnight plus a cargo licence. For sale at an extremely attractive price at the owners request

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Carstensen and Henriksen of Skagen
  • Year: 1930
  • Location Germany
  • Length on deck: 63'
  • Beam: 16'2''
  • Draft: 8'

59′ Danish gaff ketch

$300,000 New Zealand Dollar

Built in Denmark as a sailing fishing vessel which means she has the sharp underwater lines of a sailing ship, not a motor vessel as many of these yachts were originally built as. Major refit including structural work to the hull, new rig, systems and machinery and a complete new interior. Large wheelhouse gives comfort and safety, 12 berths including 2 doubles in a very smart interior. Yanmar 190hp diesel plus a 6kva genset. Surely one of the best examples of a converted Danish fishing vessel, this is a stunning yacht in superb condition. PRICE IN POUNDS APPROX. £169,000.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Hartgensen
  • Year: 1925
  • Location New Zealand
  • Length on deck: 59'
  • Beam: 15'
  • Draft: 7'6"

Danish Gaff ketch MFV


A very pretty Danish MFV converted in a previous ownership with a well balanced gaff ketch rig. Spacious accommodation with 5 berths in 3 cabins, modern Cummins 6cyl diesel with low hours. This is a very pretty hull with huge potential but due to neglect in recent years she is now in a poor state of repair and is considered a project. 2018 survey carried and the findings of that report are available to a potential buyer.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Year: 1924
  • Location Essex
  • Length on deck: 59'
  • Beam: 15'5''
  • Draft: 7.5'
  • Tonnage(TM): 60

Sparkman & Stephens Sloop


Designed by K. Aage Nielsen of the S&S office, built in Cuba for a wealthy yard owner in 1942. The owner had big aspirations for his yacht racing career and had a number of successes including beating 'Stormy Weather' in the 1948 Miami Nassau race. Honduras mahogany hull all bronze fastened. 7 berths with much original paneled joinery. A superb elegant yacht with a well documented history, perhaps capable of taking on the big boys in the classic yacht regattas but equally at home cruising with the family. Inspected, photographed and videoed by Wooden Ships in November 2016

  • Designer: K. Aage Nielsen
  • Builder: Remigio Hernandorena, Havana, Cuba
  • Year: 1942
  • Location Cyprus
  • Length on deck: 51'8"
  • Beam: 11'6"
  • Draft: 7'

49′ Danish Gaff Ketch


Built in 1918 as a Baltic Sea fishing vessel, the boat was bought by the present owners and professionally converted to yacht in 1995. They gave her a graceful gaff ketch rig with a healthy 120sqm of sail which pushes her along well. 9 berths in a separate aft cabin, saloon and forward cabin with full headroom throughout. 155hp Volvo Penta diesel. At 49' she is a manageable yacht, easily sailed by two people. A very stable and safe ship at sea even in very rough weather, she is a beautiful example of the elegant Danish fishing boats.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Boerresen in Vejle, Denmark
  • Year: 1918
  • Location Germany
  • Length on deck: 49'
  • Beam: 14'6
  • Draft: 7'3

Breton Gaff Cutter


Sponsored as part of a government scheme, this boat was built as a replica of a 1910 Breton sailing fishing boat from Longuivy. Pitch pine on oak and laid pine deck. Perkins 82hp diesel, 2008. 8 berths in 2 cabins. French certificate to carry 18 day passengers + 2 crew. Powerful gaff cutter rig which makes her very fast.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Longuivy, Brittany
  • Year: 1992
  • Location Brittany
  • Length on deck: 48' - 14.8m
  • Beam: 15.8' - 4.8m
  • Draft: 7.2' - 2.5m

Fred Parker Bermudan Ketch


Fred Parker Bermudan ketch built by Moodys in 1962 to Lloyds 100A1. Exhibited at the 1963 London Boat Show. Big comfortable cruising boat, easily handled by a small crew with a rich refit and maintenance history. She has been cruising the Mediterranean with the present owners for a number of years but is now on her way back to the UK. 6 berths including a comfortable owners aft cabin, deck saloon and a library forward. 2003 Perkins Sabre diesel, 2009 main mast and rigging, 2016 electronics. A fine big boat with top class pedigree.

  • Designer: Fred Parker
  • Builder: Moody's
  • Year: 1962
  • Location Scotland
  • Length on deck: 48'
  • Beam: 12'6"
  • Draft: 7'
  • Tonnage(TM): 26TM

24 ton Berthon Gauntlet


Built in 1936 for the then chairman of Coutts Bank, she is the only Gauntlet of this size ever built. All teak hull and decks, varnished from new but now painted cream. Rebuilt over 16 years in previous ownership with a new bermudan ketch rig on alloy masts. Present owners have updated the systems and used her as a cruising home for the last 18 months with a voyage from Scotland to southern Spain. Interior is full of original panelled joinery with 3 sleeping cabins. A magnificent yacht from the top drawer of British yachting at the time. Now fully functioning and proven after a recent period of cruising.

  • Designer: Berthon
  • Builder: Berthon Boat Co.
  • Year: 1936
  • Location Spain
  • Length on deck: 47'
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 7'
  • Tonnage(TM): 24TM

Colin Archer Gaff Ketch


Built to original Colin Archer lines and first launched in 2008, completed in 2014. Oak on oak hull, all bronze fastened with lead keel and bronze keel bolts. Gaff ketch rig with Clipper Canvas sails, DAF 120hp diesel. 8 berths with a double aft cabin, large saloon with wood burner. A totally unique ship in as new condition built to a very high standard using top quality materials. Built by one man over 15 years, sadly he is now too old to use her as he had planned. Fantastic opportunity at a very sensible price.

  • Designer: Colin Archer
  • Builder: T Pollmann
  • Year: 2008
  • Location Holland
  • Length on deck: 47'
  • Beam: 16'
  • Draft: 7'6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 30 tons disp.