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1955 Ketch Converted MFV

St Helier, Jersey

£120,000

Built in Crosshaven Ireland in 1954/5 as a fishing vessel and naval tender.

In the 1960's she was converted to a yacht for the famous novelist Alistair MacLean. He cruised extensively in the Hebrides and the yacht is well recognised there.

Between the years 2000 and 2005 the yacht was extensively refitted, including new teak decks, by Chantier Etoile in St Malo.

On returning to Jersey the yacht set off on the "retirement cruise" of the present owners. This took her to England, Ireland, Scotland, Norway and most of the Baltic countries. Some work was done at the well known wooden boatyard, Ring Andersen in Denmark.

Currently lying in Jersey in the Channel Islands, Eabora is now looking for new owners to love and care for her and provide yet more years of pleasurable service. 

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Paid
Make: Ketch
Model: Converted MFV
Year: 1955
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Full Keel

Dimensions

Length: 50 ft / 15.24 m
Length Overall: 50 ft / 15.24 m
Beam: 17'2 ft / 5.24 m
Max Draft: 7'8 ft / 2.35 m
Electrical Circuit: 24 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Gardner
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: 6LX
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 150hp
  • Type: Inboard

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 3
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,350 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 1,350 L

Other

Heads Count: 2
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Antique and Classics, Ketch, Motorsailers

Contact

Nigel Palmer
Channel Island Boat Sales Ltd

Office

Channel Island Boat Sales
10-12 Commercial Buildings St. Helier
Jersey, GB, JE1 3UD
Tel:+44 (0)1534 869555
Disclaimer
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.


Additional Information
  • Engine room ventilation system
  • Vosper Thorneycroft stabilisers
  • Sailor Fleet 33 system for satcoms & internet
  • Int comms system
  • Aquabase desalination plant
  • Racor Fuel filters
  • 7x 24v batteries
  • Shurflo fresh water pump
  • 3 fridges (1 x deep freeze, 1 x wine cooling cabinet)
  • Force 10 Gas Range
  • Bath & Shower
  • Pressurised hot & cold water
  • Raritan Atlantes Toilet
  • Lavac Toilet
  • Various alarms - gas, bilge etc
  • Calor Gas installation
  • Stereo music player & DVD player
  • Full set signal flags
  • 2 x bow thrusters - hydraulic operation
  • Foghorn
  • Anchors + chain approx. 150 metres

  

FOREDECK

  • Pulpit s.sFurling gear for jib
  • Standing rigging s.s + running rigging
  • Halyard winch Harken with self tailing gear
  • Main mast + surrounding cockpit table
  • In mast furling system
  • Simpson Lawrence windlass
  • 2 stowage lockers
  • Deck wash

 

BOAT DECK

  • Chocks for dinghy
  • Main boom
  • Tackle to attach and swing out dinghy
  • Main sheet
  • Liferaft 6 man

 

STERN DECK

  • Fitted table in 3 sections
  • Fresh water shower + water filter
  • Control of jib furling
  • Large lazarette
  • Barbecue on stern pushpit
  • Flagstaff
  • Sun awning
  • Swimming ladder - attaches to boarding ladder
  • Harken winch to mizzen halyards
  • Neco capstan
Disclaimer
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.

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