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1941 Custom Ortholan Motorsailor Ketch

Luna, this beautiful custom ketch built by Astillero Ortholan in Argentina, and designed by Manuel Campos was constructed to sail the world’s oceans in comfort and class. Rigged to be sailed easily by two, her generous layout can accommodate many. As a bonus, she has a permanent Jones Act Waiver to charter in the United States, and is USCG documented.

She was just relaunched from the Port Townsend Shipright’s Coop, in Port Townsend, Washington, after extensive upgrades including new aluminum bulwarks, teak cap rail, rebuilt transom, recaulking and re-fastening above and below the waterline, wood plank repair and spar refinishing.

The Deck Space on Luna is vast and well laid-out for sail-management, maneuvering and for relaxing and enjoying the ride. The side decks are wide and easy to move fore and aft with 29” high stainless steel Life-Lines topped with 3” wide Teak Hand Rails from the stern to the mainmast and 29” stainless steel Tube Life-lines forward to the bow giving a very secure and protected feel when maneuvering aboard. Hinged Boarding Gates are located amidships on the starboard and port sides as well as on the stern. Blue/Grey rubberized non-skid paint covers the teak decking for ease of maintenance.

The U-Shaped Aft Seating Booth is impressive, comfortable and seats up to 12 people around a large table for meals and socializing. The table is fixed to the trunk cabin roof with a stainless steel pedestal and the table is fixed with low fiddles to keep things from rolling off under way.

Luna can be operated from either inside the Pilothouse or she can be operated from the Steering Station on the Aft Deck where the Genoa, Staysail, Main and Mizzen Sails are all led for double-handing under sail. The Aft Helm Station hosts a traditional chromed bronze Pedestal with a Binnacle Compass and a varnished Teak 42” Wheel.

Port Townsend Boat Company

Luna is an exclusive, first-class yacht at every turn, on deck and down below. She’s been clearly well-maintained and is being sold in ready to sail condition. Listed for $559,000 in Port Townsend, Washington.

Custom Mason 47′ Ketch

CREST is a special find. Designed by world-renown marine architect Al Mason and handcrafted by the original owners, CREST has been a home, a place to raise a family on the water, and a life long adventure for the owners/builders. While she has the classic stylings of a wooden boat, her heavily constructed fiberglass hull reduces maintenance and carries the ketch rig well.

Designed as a capable extended cruiser, CREST features a three-cabin layout with two heads and includes a workshop in the bow. Her three-cabin layout with three berths forward, two in the main cabin and two in the aft cabin provides comfortable accommodations for seven.

Her minimum shoal draft enables CREST to visit many cruising areas normally inaccessible to vessels of her size. She is economical to operate under power, cruising at 8 ¾ mph, using less than 2 gallons of fuel per hour. For the traditional cruising sailor looking to sail in comfort and make a bold statement in every harbor, CREST is worthy of your inspection. She’s listed by RCR Yachts for $88,000 USD in Rochester, New York.

A Rare Cape Dory Ketch 30

These Cape Dory Ketch’s can be a bit hard to find on the market, as their owners rarely let them out of their clutches. And this one, LOLANTHE, is about the nicest we’ve come across. This ketch, like most Cape Dory’s were designed by the great Carl Alberg, with the same beautiful sheer, lower freeboard and sturdy full keel. Known for their quality construction, these little yachts have taken owners far and wide. They’re well known for their seakindliness, stability, and long lives.

LOLANTHE comes with a full suite of sails – jib and genoa on furlers, a CQR with fifty feet of chain and a secondary danforth, Raytheon radar and chartplotter, Signet depth and speed, and a Benmar autopilot.

Her interior is gorgeous, complete with red leather upholstery. Her vberth cushions are in ultrasuede, with 6 inch density foam. All berths come with custom fitted sheets, bedding and pillows.

If you, like us, our suckers for the beautiful Alberg lines and quality build of these classic cruisers, LOLANTHE is definitely worth a look. She’s listed for $25K USD and Bristol, Rhode Island.

72‘ Royal Huisman Ketch 1985

72‘ Royal Huisman Ketch 1985

Well here’s some Royal eye-candy for you. An amazing Royal Huisman Ketch, built in 1985 and designed by luxury yacht designer, Henry Scheel. THULA, once SASSAFRAS and originally HETAIROS was built at Royal Huisman Shipyard as HETAIROS in 1985, for an extremely experienced owner who assigned the exterior designs to Henry Scheel (1911-1993) and the interior to Pieter Beeldsnijder (1938- 2016), both prominent architects of the yachting industry.

A naval architect who studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1930’s, Mr. Scheel set up his first design office in New York City in 1946. In 1971, he and three associates started Scheel Yachts, a design firm in Rockport.

During his life, Mr. Scheel developed plans for several hundred yachts, most of which were sailboats. But his most famous design was the Scheel Keel, a ballast strut for sailboats that was built with a flared shape at the base instead of a straight stem.

The design was a precursor to the modern bulb keel, a strut built with a weighted bulb at the bottom. Cruising World magazine has estimated that since the first Scheel Keel was made in 1976, more than 2,500 sailboats have been outfitted with the special design.

Mr. Scheel was born in Passaic, N.J., and grew up spending most of his summers along the shores of Cape Cod. In 1931, he raced on Dorade, a 52-foot yawl that won the trans-Atlantic competition that year.

His boating interests followed him full stride into old age. In the late 1980’s, Mr. Scheel entered into an agreement with the Royal Huisman Shipyard in the Netherlands to design three large ocean-going sailboats: Hetairos, Foftein and Coro Coro.

New York Times

Thula, considered by many to be one of modern yacht designs true masterpieces, is in absolute top condition. Her current owners are seeking caring successors. With classic lines mixed with integrated modern technologies, she’s a dreamy mix. She can accommodate 6-7 guests in 3 staterooms, with one crew in the pilot berth.

She is powered by a 135hp Perkins / 99kW diesel engine, Perkings gearbox, with a Max Power retractable R315 25hp (completely rebuilt in August 2016). She lies in Germany under British Flag and is listed at 790K Euros with VAT paid.

1939 Alden Ketch

1939 46ft Alden Ketch

The Sandeman team has another beauty on their hands with this 46ft Alden Ketch. But before we gush over her glory, a quick note from the broker on her provenance: “While DELFINO has for many years been described as an Alden, it has to be acknowledged that no build number has been tracked down to identify her thus absolutely. That she was built by an Italian yard on the eve of WW II may reasonably explain the lack of it. In assessing the likelihood however it has to be said that this yacht exhibits so many of the characteristics of John Alden’s designs, well known for their beauty as well as their ability offshore that we are inclined to describe her as an Alden with this caveat. Fact is there is a shortage of well restored yachts of this size that can be cruised extensively as well as exhibited and raced – and DELFINO fits the bill. The current ownership are lucky enough to own a fleet of classic vessels so with their knowledge and passion DELFINO has been optimised for Med cruising, with generator, air conditioning as well as new Hood sails. Thus wonderfully set up she is ready.”

DELFINO was originally commissioned by Cesare Pagnini, the last Governor of Trieste. After WWII she served as a gentleman’s yacht to the British Major General Sir Terence Airey, Commander and Military Governor of the Anglo American Zone. Then she was given to the Yachting Club “Circolo Adriaco” of Trieste where she served as the Club’s sail boat in the 1950s and 60s. She was then somewhat neglected for the next 3 decades until the de Vargas family rescued and restored her before she passed to the current owner. 


Sandeman Yachts

Beyond her many upgrades and thoughtful improvements Delfino has received all new teak decks. Her original construction includes Carvel larch planking on oak frames, mahogany doghouse and cabin superstructure with butterfly skylights. She’s received new brass rimmed portlights and new hatches, which should keep the water where it belongs for some time.

She is equipped with a refrigerator, a Smev four burner gas hob, an air conditioned saloon, drop leaf table for dining for six, a gorgeous Shipmate wood burning stove, accommodations for five – two in the saloon, two in the forward guest cabin and a quarter berth.

She’s Marconi rigged and comes equipped with ten sails, many of them recent Hoods. She has a full array of Raymarine and Garmin electronics, and is powered by a Yanmar 4JH2 – HTE 84 HP Diesel engine 2006); with about 1300 hours on it.

If you’re looking for a drop dead gorgeous classic that’s ready to cruise the Med, you may have found her. Lying in Spain and listed for 450,000 Euros.