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Didier Presles Design - Aluminium Ketch
Waiting for her next adventure, a beautiful custom built 53 foot aluminium ketch with long distance cruising and arctic exploration in mind. Well equipped including Refleks stove, Spectra watermaker, Iridium Smartphone, Windvane, AIS, radar and rum tank! Please contact Ancasta Plymouth for further information and viewing arrangements.
Icom SSB
Naustar DSC VHF (new 2013)
AIS Digital Yacht AIT2000 transponder (new 2013)
Raymarine speed / depth / log
Garmin 5015 15" touch screen chart plotter with Garmin BlueChart vector charts (mounted just inside companionway on pivoting bracket)
Maxsea time Zero with S52 standard Jeppeson vector charts
Furuno Radar / GPS
Iridium Satphone (new 2013)
Simrad AP16 autopilot
Windpilot Pacific windvane
Digital Yacht iNAVhub internal wifi hotspot with WL510 wifi booster.
NMEA 2000 Bus.

Eight-person Ocean Safety deck mounted liferaft with hydrostatic release (due first service)
Twin lifebuoys with lights
GPS EPIRB (2013)
RORC flare pack (new 2013)
Jabsco engine driven bilge pumping system to each sealed compartment via manifold in engine room.
1 x automatic fire extinguisher (engine room)
5 x manual fire extinguishers
Two watertight, plus one semi-watertight (aft) bulkheads
Gas detector
Series Drogue

Oversized Spade anchor (new) with 100m of 12mm chain.
CQR anchor
Muir electric windlass (24v)
4 x deck reels for Fjord mooring (3 currently removed, but easy to re-instate)

Grenada Sail & Canvas tropical shade (small + full)
Sprayhood, dodgers, bimini,
Full cockpit enclosure
Warps and fenders
2 x boathooks
Active TV aerial
Various engine spares
Cutlery, crockery, utensils
Clock + barometer
CD/Radio with MP3 line-in
Boarding ladder
Tohatsu 3.1m dinghy + Nissan 9.8hp four-stroke outboard engine
Unfinished legs (aluminium tubes + bolts)
Commissioned by an American owner, living in the UK - Walter T. Jackson and designed by Didier Presles.
Hull built in France in 1986, moved to the UK for professional fit out by South River Marine before launch in 2002.

Bow thruster
CE marked Cat A
Shallow encapsulated keel (lead ballast)
Skeg hung rudder
Retractable dagger boards (one can be replaced with an emergency rudder)
Last out of water: April 2014
Last antifouled: April 2014
Last survey date: Sept 2012

LOA: 17.6m
LOD: 116.2m
LWL 12.6m
Beam: 4.7m
Draft: 1.35m / 2.70m
Basic Sale Plan: 168.5 sqm
Approximate engine hours: 530
Cruising speed: 6 knots
Maximum speed: 9 knots
Borg Warner Velvet Drive gearbox
Shaft driven with Tide Marine Sure Seal (2013) to fixed three-bladed propeller
Last serviced: Sept 2014

Shore power - 230v + 110v
2500 watt inverter / charger via heart interface
Victron inverter (used with laptop)
Portable 1700w generator
Link 2000R Heart Interface
Trojan batteries (NEW 2012) - Over 1000 amp hours of battery capacity
24V batteries (bow thruster + windlass)
Solar panels
Isolation Transformer

3 x fuel tanks (800L + 800L + 100L)
2 x water tanks (800L + 800L)
*integral tanks running fore and aft
1 x black water tank (200L)
1 x rum tank

Pressurised hot + cold water system
Spectra watermaker
Hot water heated via twin coil 72 litre calorifier (NEW 2014), 220v immersion and Refleks Stove (NEW 2014)
Sailspar spars
Stainless steel 1 x 19 standing rigging (2006)
In-mast furling (main + mizzen)
2 x furling genoa
All lines led aft via clutches
Non-triatic masts
Spinnaker pole (used mainly as whisker)

Jeckells Main
Jeckells Mizzen
Jeckells Genoa
Jeckells Staysail
Jeckells Mule
Jeckells No.3 Hank-on
Jeckells No.1 Drifter
Spare Mizzen
*All in good condition

2 x Lewmar 66 two-speed self tailing genoa winches
2 x Lewmar 52 two-speed self tailing spinnaker winches
4 x Lewmar two-speed halyard winches
1 x Lewmar self tailing mainsheet electric power winch
1 x Barlow 44 two-speed winch

Large owners stateroom forward, complete with full sprung mattress with stowage under, office space to port with seat and large file drawers, ample stowage in cupboards and wardrobes, access to forward watertight bulkhead.
Forward heads to starboard with wash hand basin, vacuum toilet, airing cupboard, shower and bath tub (can be privatised to owners stateroom)
Crew cabin to port with Pullman style bunks, Jeckells bunk cushions, large wardrobe and under-bunk stowage.
Saloon with dining table that converts into smaller coffee table, two pilot berths, ample stowage.
U-shaped galley with Dickinson Mariner triple-burner gas stove with oven and grill, deep twin stainless steel sinks, undercounter washing machine, microwave, large 12v fridge with Frigoboat compressor and plate (NEW 2013)
Navigation table has laptop stowage and will take full admiralty charts.
Aft heads with wash hand basin, heated wet locker and vacuum toilet.
Quarter berth/crew cabin accessed through aft heads or via deck hatch (can be separated to create independent skippers quarters).

Separate engine room, with vice/workstation.

Two independent heating systems – one of which runs a series of radiators from the engine, the second set of radiators from a Refleks diesel stove (2014) with hot water coil.

With a well insulated hull, she is cool in the tropic heat, and yet warm and dry when things get really cold.

Solid cherry and maple woodwork/cabinetry / blue upholstery.

Voluminous sail locker

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Category:Sailing Boats
Subcategory:Blue Water Cruisers
Manufacturer:Didier Presles Design
Model:Aluminium Ketch
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1986
Length:17 m/56 ft
Category:drop keel/centre board
Engine manufacturer:beta 90
Material hull:Aluminium
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