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Network Yacht Brokers - Portsmouth
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Peter Duck Ketch, 1962
Ketch rigged, Long keel, Beta 35hp diesel, Tiller steering, Slab reefing main and mizzen, Furling headsail, 4 berths in 2 cabins. Known affectionately as the Swallow and Amazons yacht having been conceived for Arthur Ransome
Sails - all Tan Terylene
This is a reluctant sale as we are leaving behind very many happy memories of sailing onboard this beautiful classic ketch. She is a lovely cruise sailing yacht, solid, study and safe.
This beautiful yacht is a delight to be onboard. Quaint and classic with many traditional features (e.g. original winches, china crockery, flag-pole and Red Ensign and traditional internal light fittings), she's incredibly easy to 'get to know' as her water and electricity systems are easy to access, fiddle with and follow throughout the boat.
She's very well equipped and well organised and comes from a line of caring owners who have all spent considerable sums of money in maintaining her and kitting her out. There is nothing more you need to buy to sail happily, safely and extensively in her. Really, everything you need is onboard.
To her credit, she has very clean bilges and a very clean heads (having been owned by a female for the last 5 years)!
This beautiful yacht is in stonking good condition for a boat of her age, and is solid, reliable and absolutely sea-worthy. You will find that all the major areas of expense have been covered recently.
The only things left on my list of 'things to do' now, are a quick overall sanding and varnish (missed it this year).
My daughter and I have sailed this beautiful yacht together, since my daughter was 11 years old, so she's really easy to sail with 1 adult and 1 child, although we have also sailed happily with up to 6 people and the dog onboard.
We have squeezed 11 Knots from her a few years back in the 'Round the Island' race and she is race coded by the Island Sailing Club (ISC) in Cowes.
I would be happy to assist with helping to deliver her to her new home
For a full, detailed specification with additional photographs and direct contact details for the listing office visit our website
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Unless otherwise stated on the specification sheet the following presumptions are made
Sail drive and shaft seals are more than 5 years of age
Fuel and gas hoses and regulators are over 5 years old
Standing rigging and sails are more than 10 years old
NOTE - Please ring our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.