Steel Ketch


  • Boat REF#  ·  242605
  • Length  ·  14.33m
  • Year  ·  1983
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 50hp, Perkins 4.108 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Hayling Island
Boatshed Hayling Island
Boatshed Hayling Island
David Mowatt

Extra Details

Designer Amiet of France
Builder Robertson McNaught and Co of Dyfed Wales
Lying Hayling Island
Last survey 01/06/2013


Engine 1 x diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4.108 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade prop
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Recent top end overhaul and new injectors.


Length 14.33m
LWL 12.19m
Beam 3.71m
Draft Min 1.85m
Storage Ashore


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1982) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - (unknown year)
Headsail - (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner paraffin Stove


Manual water system

2 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear

Manual Simpson & Lawrence windlass
1 anchors

Broker's Comments

This 47ft traditional long keel sailing ketch is of steel construction.

The design is the 'Embrun' by Amiet of France and she was built in 1983 / 84 by Robertson McNaught and Co Limited in Dyfed - West Wales.

She has a steel hull, deck and superstructure which was grit blasted and metal sprayed by Croft Marine of Stratford Upon Avon. The bulkheads are 2.3mm plated steel.

Some of the features of this boat are: 6ft Bowsprit, keel hung rudder, kemp alloy masts and stainless steel rigging.

The Perkins 4.108 4 cylinder diesel engine has recently had a top end overhaul and new injectors.

She has previously been used by the London school of Navigation for Ocean training and has sailed in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and to South Africa.

The current owner has also sailed across the Bay of Biscay in a severe storm and he advised she performed very well in these extreme conditions; she is immensely strong and a stable platform, an ideal boat for long ocean voyages.

The boat has been stored ashore for several years and the current owner has been slowly restoring her to her former glory ready for world sailing, but unfortunately circumstances have changed and the owner would like to see her sold to a new owner that has the same vision to restore this boat and then use as she was intended.

The original sails do exist but the owner recommends they should be replaced, although they may still be usable.

The photos show the current condition and the work that is required to complete the project.

The project should not be underestimated in terms of time and money, but it would be great to see this boat once again sailing the seas (see photo of Boat sailing ).

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Steel Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Bruce Mowatt of Boatshed Hayling Island. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 2

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Hi , she certainly is worth the effort/expense .
The spec says Wheel Steering but all that is shown is a steel box section tiller, is there wheel steering or not?
Also how long has she been paid up for on the hard.
Ken Walker

Ken 2019-07-28 12:25:00

from what I see this is tiller steering?
The pictures are close range and give poor perspective on the interior.
do you have better pictures?
do you have inventory of sails and equipment included?
Thank you
Bob N

Robert2019-02-28 05:55:33
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