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A 2002 NORWEGIAN GAFF KETCH, designed by Colin Archer and built by Bremsnes Torgeirson of Norway

Boat Details

Overall Length: 56' (16.90m)
Waterline: 49' (14.08m)
Beam: 17' (5.16m)
Draught: 9'7" (2.95m)
Displacement: 27 Tons
Engine: 215hp Scania DN11 Diesel
Berths: 9
Sail: 825 sq. ft. (250 sq. m.)
Designer: Colin Archer
Builder: Bremsnes Torgeirson
Year Built: 2002
Location: Norway


‘Blamann’ is a traditional Norwegian Rescue Pilot built in 2002 to original Colin Archer plans.  Constructed of Larch and Pine planking fastened to heavy Oak timbers throughout.  Long ballast keel.  Payed laid Pine decks and Oak superstructure.

Gaff Cutter rig sets about 825 sq. ft with eight Canvas Clipper sails.  Keel stepped solid timber masts.  5.5m bowsprit.  Main mast 20m, mizzen 13m, booms 6 and 3.5 m.

215 hp Scania DN 11 six cylinder diesel engine (2001) with about 4,500 hours only.  Approx 10 knots cruising speed, three bladed propeller, two1000 litre fuel tanks.  Nani 5.5kw generator (2006) charging a bank of eleven batteries.

Comfortable, rugged accommodation in keeping with the style of vessel with varnished pine and oak joinery.  Wood Burner and central heating.  Saloon with settees / four berths.  Master Cabin with double berth.  Twin Berth Cabin and Single Berth Cabin, nine berths in all.  Heads Compartment with electric WC, shower and wash basin, pressurised hot water system.  Galley with four burner Eno gas cooker, 24 volt fridge, double sink unit, two 750 litre fresh water tanks, extractor fan and ample crockery and pantry lockers.

Furuno VHF Radio (2), Furuno / Garmin GPS, PC Chart Plotter, Furuno Radar, Simrad Auto Pilot, C. Plath Compass, Sounder, Garmin / Furuno Distance / Speed Log, Telchart Lite C-Map.

Electric Windlass, 100 metres chain.  Two anchors, deck wash, bathing ladder, two bilge pumps, fenders and mooring warps.  Twelve Regatta Inflatable Lifejackets.  Flares, Viking 12 person Liferaft last serviced 2010.


An opportunity to buy a practically new Colin Archer designed Gaff Ketch extremely well equipped and offering modern facilities but with a traditional rig.  Certified and approved by the Norwegian Shipping Directorate with a full 2010 survey.

Lying: Norway
Viewing: By prior arrangement through Classic Yacht Brokerage
Tel: 01905-356482
Guide: EUR 352,000