1961 Peter Duck Ketch

£6,250
Norfolk Broads
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General Specification

Designer :
Laurent Giles
Builder :
Porter and Haylett, Wroxham, Norfolk
LOA :
8.71m  (28ft 7in)
LWL:
7.6m (24ft 11in)
Beam :
2.71m  (8ft 11in)
Draft min:
1.1m (3ft 7in)
Displacement :
6000kg
Keel :
Long

Construction

  • Wood carvel construction
  • Iroko on oak (all believed sound and free of softness or rot)
  • Coachroof, decks and hull below the waterline all Cascover sheathed
  • Long keel with cast iron ballast
  • Transom hung rudder
  • Self draining aft cockpit with lots of locker space
  • Decks and coachroof cream with wood trim
  • Hull topsides painted in black Teamac Bitumastic June 2021 (thus reflecting traditional working boats such as East Coast sailing barges and Broads wherries)
  • Last ashore and antifouled (Hempel Classic) October 2021
  • Last surveyed September 2021 (for insurance purposes, advisories below waterline completed by boatyard October 2021)
  • Gross tonnage : 7.85
  • Air draft with masts laid flat in site : approx. 2.18m (7ft 2in)
  • Air draft with masts and tabernacle removed : approx. 1.83m (6ft 0in)

Mechanical & Electrical

  • 28hp Volvo Penta MD2003 3 cylinder inboard diesel engine (1997, professionally serviced & winterised annually)
  • PRM gearbox
  • Shaft drive to 3 blade prop
  • 200 litre fuel capacity in 2 x steel fuel tanks
  • Starting handle for manual start when no power available
  • Single lever control
  • Tiller steering
  • Volvo Penta engine instrumentation panel in cockpit (hours counter not working)
  • Various engine spares
  • 4 x 12V batteries
  • 1/2/both/off battery selector switch
  • Small solar panel
  • Voltage monitoring panels for both batteries at chart table (to assist with trickle charging as solar panel can be switched to charge either bank)

Rigging & Sails

  • Bermudan masthead ketch rig
  • Wood masts (new main and mizzen masts 2011 by Dan Tester of Faversham, Kent) and spars (in very good condition)
  • Main mast deck stepped in galvanised tabernacle
  • Mizzen mast deck stepped in cockpit
  • Stainless steel standing rigging renewed 2011
  • Running rigging all in very good or new condition
  • 2 x sheet winches
  • Jib (tan, good serviceable condition) on roller furling gear
  • Slab reefing mainsail (tan, good serviceable condition, single set of reefing points)
  • Mizzen sail (tan, good serviceable condition)
  • Spinnaker
  • Old sails (main, mizzen and hank-on jib)
  • Sail covers for both main and mizzen

Accommodation

  • 4 berths in 2 cabins
  • Light, bright interior with white cabin sides/bulkheads and deckhead, and varnished beams and trim
  • Upholstery in excellent condition (forecabin cushions in storage at time of photographing)
  • Partial bulkhead separating navigation (to starboard) and galley (to port) areas from main saloon
  • Saloon with 2 x settee berths (storage under, plus lockers and shelves over)
  • Mahogany saloon table
  • Forecabin with 2 further single berths (storage shelves and lockers under)
  • Galley providing gimballed stove (August 2021, disposable gas cylinder fuelled), stainless sink (cold supply) and dedicated stowage plus worktop
  • Various pots, pans, crockery, etc.
  • 200 litre freshwater capacity in 2 x steel tanks
  • Chart table with chart rack
  • Heads compartment with sea toilet (no holding tank), stainless bowl sink (pressurised cold supply) and stowage
  • Taylor’s cabin heater with dedicated paraffin tank
  • 12V outlets (cigarette lighter sockets, screw terminal & 2 pin DIN types) throughout
  • 12V cabin light (some with LED bulbs)
  • Gimballed oil lamp
  • Drawer under bottom companionway steps used for rubbish storage
  • Floor coverings where fitted
  • Dorade and mushroom vents throughout interior
  • Good standing headroom throughout
  • Good handholds and grab rails throughout

Equipment

Navigation Equipment

  • Navigation lights
  • LED anchor light
  • Sestrel bulkhead compass (dual sided) with LED bulb for night use
  • Seafarer Seavoice 550 VHF radio
  • Masthead VHF antenna
  • Garmin 72 handheld GPS
  • Traditional Brookes and Gatehouse (B&G) instruments
  • B&G depth sounder (repeater in cockpit)
  • B&G speed/log (repeaters in cockpit)
  • Autohelm
  • Clock and barometer
  • Emergency VHF antenna
  • 12V portable searchlight (can also be powered by rechargeable battery)
  • Rechargeable torch with spare battery and charger

Safety Equipment

  • 12V auto bilge pump (2018)
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Fire extinguishers and fire blanket
  • Various life jackets
  • Danbuoy
  • Lifebuoy
  • Stainless steel pushpit rails
  • Stainless steel pilot rails (2018) and wooden handrails on coachroof

Deck Equipment

  • Simpson Lawrence manual windlass
  • Twin single bowrollers
  • 35lb CQR anchor and chain
  • Fisherman’s anchor
  • Foul weather seat (slots in companionway for use with Autohelm)
  • Corner seats for cockpit
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Wooden cockpit table
  • Mast crutch (plus further metal mast supports which can also be used to support a cockpit canopy when mast is unstepped)
  • Overall summer cover (2020)
  • 2 part boom tent
  • 3 part winter cover
  • Various warps
  • Various fenders

Remarks:

Famous for having originally been designed for English author Arthur Ransome (‘Peter Duck’ being the third book in his Swallows and Amazons series), the Peter Duck Ketch is an attractive and unashamedly traditional motor sailer designed to take you almost anywhere! This example – PD3, originally called “Dabchick” – has a notable history having been built for, and owned for many years by, Lord Coleraine. She was in Aberystwyth Harbour when purchased by the current owner in November 2017, having cruised the UK and mainland Europe with her previous owner. She was then returned by road to her county of origin, having been built locally in Norfolk at Wroxham, for some sympathetic renovation works and further adventures! Understood to be in good structural order with a sound hull (free from softness and rot), and with a number of works and improvements carried out under the current ownership, the vendor has now regretfully decided to downsize for local sailing and this delightful East Coast classic is therefore looking for a new owner. Equally suited to returning to sea for long term/extended cruising, this motor sailer, with her draft of 3ft 7in and air draft of just over 7ft, could also be used under motor alone locally here on the Norfolk Broads. Offering lots of potential, this lovely old yacht is very sensibly priced for a quick sale.

This vessel is British Part 1 registered (expires January 2023).

PLEASE NOTE: The photos show an old galley stove which has since (August 2021) been replaced.

DISCLAIMER:

Topsail Marine Yacht Brokers is acting as brokers (or in the case of classified adverts, advertising medium) only and unless stated otherwise the vendor is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of particulars is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only. Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check all particulars and where appropriate employ an independent qualified agent to carry out a survey and/or sea/river trial. Vessels are offered subject to prior sale, amendment or withdrawal without notice.


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