Steel Ketch

Unique, spacious, robust
£49,950.00 ReducedUnder-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  263345
  • Length  ·  13.41m
  • Year  ·  1992
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 72hp, Perkins 4236 (1994)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer Alan Pape and Eric Hammond
Builder Eric Hammond Offshore Steel Boats
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 1,100.0 ltr (242.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 900.0 ltr (198.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 130.0 ltr (28.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 28/04/2013


Engine 1 x diesel 72hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4236 (1994)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade, fixed.
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.8 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares

Waterpump replaced 2016.
2:1 gearbox.
5 batteries replaced 2016 (1x starter 4 x domestic 110AH).
1x battery replaced May 2019.


Length 13.41m
LOD 12.19m
LWL 10.70m
Beam 3.78m
Draft Min 1.76m
Draft Max 1.76m
Airdraft 16.00m
Displacement 17,500kg (38,587.5lbs)
Headroom 1.88m
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1992) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1992)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Staysail (unknown year)
Mizzen (unknown year)
Mizzen staysail (unknown year)
Storm sail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Mainsail, Stay sail and Mizzen staysail serviced 2014.
Mizzen sail serviced 2017.
Storm sail never used.
Standing rigging inspected professionally May 2019.
Both masts tabernacle stepped.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

2 fuel tanks + day tank.
12 new anodes and antifouled (Cu Pro) May 2019.
Hull epoxied, interior and exterior.
25mm Celotex insulation to the hull and undersides and coamings of deck and superstructure


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Jabsco sea toilet.
Danfoss compressor (fridge/ freezer).
Taylors electric cooker.

2 burner electric Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash

Jabsco sea toilet.
Danfoss compressor (fridge/ freezer).
Taylors electric cooker.

2 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure
Bow Thruster

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
(CQR 60 lb, Bruce 35 lb.)
50.00m of chain
Redstart dinghy (unknown year)
Cockpit tent was new in 2014.

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Garmin Chartplotter can be moved and mounted above companionway, updated with charts for Europe 2 years ago.
The ram and gear is in situ for the Autopilot but c-tronix unit not working.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Deck wash pump can be used as a bilge pump.
Manual bilge pump is a Henderson Mk5 P7/L.

Broker's Comments

This beautifully designed double ended steel ketch has been well maintained and improved by the current owners. Constructed by Eric Hammond Offshore Steel Boats, in 1992 and launched after fit out in 1996, this boat has all of the advantages of a steel boat. Steel boats are preferred for their superior strength over other materials and comparatively cheaper repair costs. All of this boat's anodes were replaced in May 2019, alongside an antifoul and rigging check, with no recommendations made.

When I visited the boat, I was impressed by its rugged and practical design and construction. The cockpit is a comfortable size and benefits from an all round cover. The side decks are comfortable to use when moving forward, to a large deck area with good stowage space and areas to work. The ketch rig makes sail handling more manageable and is complemented by the the well maintained engine.

Down below, the interior is full of character, with attractive woodwork, a good sized galley, complete with recent Taylors stove and an excellent saloon area for relaxing and entertaining. The accommodation includes a forward cabin, with two single berths, a heads with shower and a large, owner's double aft cabin. There is also acres of stowage space throughout the interior and the separate pilot's cabin is a great plus on passage. This cabin has good access to the engine room, contains a pilot berth and spacious navigation station.

This boat really does have a range of positive characteristics, including numerous sailing opportunities, from coastal cruising to deeper water adventures, all within the scope of this strong, reliable boat.

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

This Steel Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

6 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle.

Where have you sailed her?

East Coast

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.

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