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.

Nauticat 33 Motorsailer featured

A Nauticat Motorsailer

We’ve always been intrigued by these Nauticat 33’s and ARCTURUS is a fine example. Known for their sturdy construction, these Finnish built motorsailers were designed by W.Aarnipalo and inspired by the stout Nordic craft often seen battling their way across a stormy Baltic. The Nauticat 33 was the first design by the original yacht company Siltala in 1966, before being renamed Nauticat in later years.

This 33 features Nauticats classic pilothouse, ideally laid out for both sailing and entertaining. This enables her to serve as a true four season boat for sailing areas like the Northwest where she currently resides.

ARCTURUS, this 1985 version, reflects a clear “pride of ownership” and remains in fine condition. She’s recently benefitted from new fuel tanks and a recently rebuilt engine. She is ready to cruise, with updated electronics including a Raymarine color LCD chartplotter and radar. Like all Nauticat Yachts, she’s built to a high standard, with warm teak interiors, solid hand-laid fiberglass hull, tidy machinery and gear installations and Seldon anodized spars.

Nauticat Yachts are built of the highest quality with warm teak interiors, solid hand-laid fiberglass hulls, tidy machinery and gear installations, Seldon anodized spars and timeless styling. ARCTURUS features the late model fin-keel hull, teak & holly sole and the current white planked headliner. 

ARCTURUS is listed for $79,000 USD and lies in Anacortes, Washington.

1987 Cape Dory MS 300

Only 47 of these Cape Dory motorsailers, the MS 300s, were built between the years of 1985 and 1990. And this one, Soltstice, is a real beauty. These models all featured pilot houses, and unlike many similar designs, they maintain their aesthetic balance quite well. Designed by Clive Dent, the Cape Dory MS 300 carries as much sail area as pure sailboats of the same size, and are known to point and sail just as well. Solstice underwent a major refit in 2009, and has benefitted from a life of quality care and continuous upgrades.

Cape Dory MS 300

She’s powered by a Westerbeke W46, with rebuilt Hurth V-Drive and recent batteries. She has a full battened main with stack pack, a roller furled jib with a Pro-Furl, and a Raymarine below-deck autopilot.

These MS300s are relatively hard to find and are certainly rare in this combination. We love her blue topsides and how they pair with the beautiful warm teak wood work. Soltstice is ready for some serious island hopping.

She is currently listed at $49,500 in Florida.

Manuel Campos 73 Motorsailer

Luna is a Manuel Campos-designed ketch built by Argentinian Ortholan Shipyard in 1941 using Lapacho, an Argentinian/Paraguayan Ipe known to be incredibly durable, dense and rot resistant. Luna’s stately design has some serious old world charm with recent updates to her systems including bow thruster and electrical system to improve handling and reduce maintenance.


Luna possesses a Jones Act exemption and can be operated as a charter vessel in the United States, and much work has been done towards obtaining a USCG Certificate of Inspection.  The American Bureau of Shipping has measure her length at 64.96 feet.   She would be a distinctive and attractive charter or private yacht. Hauled in May of 2016 and fully surveyed, her condition is well documented.


Learn more about Luna at Swiftsure Yachts.



Ranno, a 1960 Motorsailer

The origin of this amazing 1960 motorsailer is a bit of a mystery – unknown designer, unknown builder – but her build quality, and sheer beauty, is abundantly clear. Currently in Northern Germany, Ranno is being offered in “magnificent condition” with many upgrades, beautiful stainless steel details and classic teak decking.

Her original oak hull has been professionally covered with glass to achieve and preserve the perfect finish of her dark blue hull. Her superstructure and rails are all mahogany, and the joinery work throughout is just jawdropping. She sleeps four in total, with a double berth in the forepeak, a single berth in the cabin portside and a guest berth in the saloon on starboard side. She sports a comfy looking rudder house, a full galley on the portside with an oven, stove and fridge, with lots of thoughtful storage space.