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…… SOLD – JUNE 2016 …..

A CLIPPER FORTY-TWO BERMUDIAN KETCH , designed by John Alden and built in 2000 (commissioned 2003) at Gweek Quay, Helston, Cornwall


Boat Details

Overall Length: 42ft (12.8m)
Waterline: 32ft 11ins (10m)
Beam: 11ft 11ins (3.63m)
Draught: 5ft 4ins (1.7m)
Displacement: 32,550 lbs
Engine: 75hp Yanmar Diesel
Berths: 7
Sail: Bermudian Ketch Rig
Designer: John Alden
Builder: Gweek Quay (Kenneth Fairbairn)
Year Built: 2000/2003
Location: Dorset


A stylish and attractive Clipper Ketch designed by John Alden in the late 1960’s and moulded by Gweek Quay, Helston in 1998, design number 1008, RCD Category A.  First registered in May 1998 and moved by road to Spain in May 1999 where the fit-out was completed. Purchased by the current owner in Spain in 2003 and sailed for the first time back to the UK. An easily managed, well balanced ketch rig ideal for short-handed sailing.
GRP moulded hull, epoxy sheathed from new and re-epoxied in 2013, creating an extremely fair hull. Cedar epoxied decks, encapsulated lead ballast keel.

75hp Yanmar four cylinder diesel with turbo charger. Shaft drive – Variprop 4-bladed feathering propeller. (2005).
75 Kgf Vetus Bow thruster (2003). Engine room ventilation fan. Spare 3 bladed fixed propeller.
Engine spares incl alternator & starter motor.


2 x 2 10 Ah domestic batteries (2007)
Engine start battery (2012)
Bowthruster & Windlass battery (2012)
Charging by engine alternator, 2 x battery chargers, Aquair wind/water generator & 65 watt Solar panel (2008)
240 volt shore power
Adverc Battery monitoring system
Sterling 350 watt Invertor.

Spars, rigging, sails and other

Douglas masts and spars
Main (3 slab reefs), Mizzen (1 reef), Jib & Staysail (1st used 2003) Mizzen staysail (2004)
Storm staysail
Stackaway / lazyjacks for main & mizzen
Self furling jib & staysail
5 sheet winches
Main & mizzen winches.
Low stretch Cruising Dyneema Main Halyard – other Halyards are pre-stretched Terylene.


Seven Berths
6.5ft / 2m headroom
Interior is beautifully fitted out in Mahogany.
Hot & Cold water systems feeding galley sink, shower and wash basin.
Water Calorifier with electric immersion heater
Webasto 3500 Diesel cabin heating with three outlets.
Heads with direct overboard discharge and holding tank on port side forward of the saloon with hanging locker opposite.
Smev Gas 4 ring hob with separate gas oven (2011)
Frigomatic 12v Refrigerator.
3 Dorade & 4 other deck vents
12 x opening bronze windows with removable mosquito screens.
7 berths with double in the forepeak. 2 x singles in main saloon. Double in guest cabin (port side aft) & single in the starboard quarter berth. All berths with lee-cloths.


Raymarine C120 Radar/chartplotter/GPS (2008) charts for UK
Furuno GPS / repeater for either GPS.
Furuno Navtex
Vetus Autopilot / repeater
Nasa AIS Radar (2006)
Navico Depth/speed
Std Horizon VM 3500E DSC radio / remote mike in cockpit (2006).
Portable VHF
Electronic Clock & Thermometer.
Tacktick Wind Speed and Direction Indicator.
Tacktick wireless Interface and remote control.
CD radio with MP3 input.
Cockpit speaker for CD/Radio or VHF.
Poseidon Compass.
2 electric/ 1 manual bilge pump
6 man liferaft in cradle
406 Mhz EPIRB with GPS.
Lifebuoy with light & Danbuoy
Rescue sling
Foghorn & loud hailer
Radar reflector
Vetus Gas detector with auto shut off.
4 fire + 1 engine extinguishers
Fire blanket
2 x manual gas Life Jackets with integral safety harnesses.
Emergency Tiller.
Galley strap.
4 x strong hook-on points in cockpit.
Varnished Douglas Fir Main & Mizzen masts.
Standing Rigging renewed 2013.
Elec Simpson Lawrence Anchorman Windlass
Dinghy davits
Boom gallows
2 anchors (1 with 60m chain & other with chain and warp)
Vetus Hydraulic steering with integral autopilot and fluxgate compass.
2 x Telescopic poles.
Teak cockpit gratings
Sprayhood & Dodgers.
Cockpit cover for winter storage.
Sun canopy
2 x boathooks.
Heavy bronze deck cleats and fairleads.
Canvas hatch and wheel covers.
4 x deck vents & 2 x Dorade vents.
Full length cockpit cushions
Valiant 270 RIB
Honda 2.3hp OB Motor
Six Leg Storage Cradle


An extremely well maintained and presented traditional style yacht with the advantage of a low maintainance moulded GRP hull yet offering the character and style of a ‘Classic Yacht’ A proven, well balanced long distance passage maker and extensively cruised in the present, knowledgable and experienced husband and wife ownership.

Inspected by Classic Yacht Brokerage and found to be in exceptional condition.
Offered at a realistic guide price at a fraction of today’s build cost.
Just home after an annual Summer Cruise and in full commission, ready to sail.
Black and white image is of Inca’s sister-ship Majestic.

Guide: SOLD
Lying: Dorset
Viewing: Through the agents: Classic Yacht Brokerage