This sturdy 17 ton Colin Archer Ketch has just returned from a trip to the Shetlands, after years of journeying the Mediterranean and Red Sea. This is rock solid boat that can take a beating. The large deck has wide gangways and all windows are either lexan or safety glass. It has a mid cockpit and long keel. The ship does needs some wind to get going, but when she does she sails really well. The hull was built according to the drawings of Mr. K. Kornaat and the interior was designed by the owner.
The accomodation is very well thought out, and the interior is practically furnished with plenty of storage space. Right next to the entrance is the chart table, though this is not a desk as usual but a standing table. Next to it is a quarter berth. To starboard is a passageway to the cabin aft and on the other side of the entrance is the galley with three-burner stove with oven and fridge. Behind it is the entrance to the engine room. Further forward is the seating area of the main cabin with a curved sofa and two comfortable armchairs. IN the bow are two berths at angels to each other. In the aft cabin there is a large double bed and in the passage a sink and access to the head and shower.
There is a real engine room onboard with headroom (the owner was an engineer in the merchant navy). The hefty six-cylinder DAF diesel 120 hp engine is easily accessible. Here is also stored: diving compressor, generator, various pumps, etc. and even a fully equipped work bench.
Broker’s comments: This is a boat with charisma: a boat you can take long, adventurous trips with. You can stay for weeks off shore, because of the large tanks and the aggregate. The interior is slightly different from other ships, but very practical and comfortable. A lot of stainless steel has been applied so that it is a low-maintenance ship, although the access hatch is a bit on the small side.
Deck and hull: Steel keel 6mm, 5mm flat, side 4mm, 4mm deck, deck features non-skid paint.
Construction: Smooth deck with small deckhouse, steel
Displacement (kg): Approx. 17 tons
Ballast (kg): Approx. 4.5 tons (lead)
Clearance: Ca. 17.5 m
Material, colors: mahogany Essen
Cabins: 2 double cabins
Sleeps: 5 fixed, 1 in saloon
Headroom: Ca. 186 cm
Toilet: 1x, with holding tank
Sound: Radio / CD
Cooking / device: 3-burner gas
Oven: Yes Gas
Refrigerator: Yes, with compressor
Heating: Yes, diesel heater
Engine, electrics, water
Power: 120 hp
Brand: DAF DD615
Year: 1974 (previously demonstration engine that had barely 200 hours in 2002)
Fuel capacity: 800L (100L fuel tanks, main tank 700L)
Propulsion: Fixed propeller
Mains voltage 24V, 12V tools, build in converter to 220V
Battery Start 2 x 120Ah, 120Ah service 2x, battery, generator: 120Ah
Battery charger yes
Diving compressor pump Yes
Water pressure system yes
Hot water yes
Water tank Ca. 600 liters divided among four tanks
Holding tank yes
Fuel Meter yes
Winches 8 x
Mainsail reefing system Bind
Genoa reefing system role
Navigation and electronics
Life raft Yes uncoloured
Bilge pump Manual and electrical
Fire extinguisher 2x fire extinguisher
Gas storage for 2 bottles, incl. Bottle 10kg
Navigation lights yes
Log / speed Yes
CQR anchor 65 lbs, 35kg anchor plate.
Fenders, lines Divers
Tarpaulins Winter cover and hood for mainsail and mizzen
Swimming ladder yes