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Reduced Price: 28ft PETER DUCK CLASS BERMUDIAN KETCH – 1962 – Lloyds 100A1 – Lying: Isle of Wight


Boat Details

Overall Length: 28ft 6ins
Waterline: 25ft
Beam: 9ft
Draught: 3ft 6ins
Displacement: 8 Tons Thames Measurement
Engine: 35hp Beta Diesel
Berths: Four Berths in two cabins
Sail: Ketch Rig sets 330 sq.ft
Designer: Laurent Giles
Builder: Porter & Haylett, Wroxham
Year Built: 1962
Location: Isle of Wight


In 1945, the journalist and well know children’s author Arthur Ransome, commissioned Jack Giles to design a replacement for SELINA KING. The design was to take only minimum effort to sail and yet offer the ‘maximum comfort for two’. ‘PETER DUCK’, as she was called, was launched in 1947, named after Ransome’s third book about the ‘ancient mariner’ which had just been published.

Over a successive period of twenty years, a total of 38 Peter Ducks were independently commissioned, most of which were built by Porter & Haylett of Wroxham.  The ‘Peter Duck’ class is an attractive shoal-draught ketch and as such has a keen following with an active owners’ association. A good many examples have undertaken extensive ocean voyaging, proving the design to be capable and sea-kindly cruising yachts. This popular family boat is also ideal for coastal cruising, particularly on the East Coast where creeks and anchorages are accessible due to the shoal-draught.

JEMIMA PUDDLEDUCK was built to Lloyds 100A1 by Porter & Haylett for Lord Poole CBE TD in 1962. Traditionally built and designed with a long keel and round bilge. Iroko planked hull, cascover-sheathed, with copper fastened oak timbers, stringers and beam shelves. Transom stern with transom hung rudder. Varnished cabin coamings and cockpit. Plywood decks and coach-roof cascover sheathed. Steel floors and cast iron keel.

Comfortable, characterful accommodation offering four berths in two cabins with good headroom. Twin forward berth cabin, marine heads & wet locker.
Main saloon cabin with port & starboard settee berths, fitted galley & chart table.

2 x 12v domestic battery 2019
1 x 12v engine battery 2019
New battery charger when connecting to shore-side electricity

Simrad RD68 VHF/DSC
Nasa Navtex receiver
Comar AIS
Autohelm ST50 Tridata – speed, depth, and log
Autohelm ST50 wind
Garmin GPS Mapp 551 chart plotter.
ST2000 tiller pilot

The deck is painted cream, marine plywood sheathed with cascover
All windows are fitted with brass frames
35lbs CQR
Simpson & Lawrence galvanised windlass
2 bronze cockpit winches
2 bronze halyard winches on mast
Warps and Fenders

Jeckells stackpack for main and mizzen

Horseshoe lifebuoy
Radar blipper

New keel bolts (6/12 replaced. 2016)
Complete mast and rigging overhaul, with all mast equipment, checked and serviced (2019)
Hull completely stripped back to cascover sheathing for immaculate check and overhaul (2016)
Regular anti-fouling and servicing of onboard equipment
Full servicing of original seacocks
Windows re-set and sealed.
Decks repainted (2021)
Spare Danforth anchor
Life-raft (needs servicing)
Rib and oars (Seago 2.3m)
Lots of spare parts including bilge pump, engine parts, gas cylinder and fuel containers etc
Quantity of mooring lines, clips, tools etc
The engine was serviced (2020) – fan belt replaced.

35hp Beta B35 HE – fitted in 2011, TMC 60 2:1 reduction gearbox 2011, Shaft drive
3 blade bronze propeller 2011
Hours – approx 150
25 gallon stainless steel tank

Sails, Spars and Rigging
Ketch rigged
Varnished spruce main mast, mizzen and boom spars
Standing rigging – 2011
Complete mast and rigging overhaul, with all mast equipment, checked and serviced (2019)
Slab reefing main
Furling headsail
Slab reefing mizzen
Sails – all Tan Terylene

SSR Registration certificate
2021 insurance survey

A reluctant sale, we are leaving behind very many happy memories of sailing onboard this beautiful classic ketch. She is a lovely cruising yacht, solid, sturdy and safe, a beautiful yacht and a delight to be onboard. Quaint and classic with many traditional features and incredibly easy to ‘get to know’

She’s very well equipped and well organised and comes from a line of caring owners who have all spent considerable sums of money in maintaining her and kitting her out. We have taken part in the ‘Round the Island’ race and she is race coded by the Island Sailing Club (ISC) in Cowes.

GUIDE: £7,000 or Part Exchange Considered

Flexible Option: Transfer of ownership for a cash deposit of £8,000, followed by regular direct debits of a further £4,000, over an agreed period, giving a total sale price of £12,000.

LYING: Isle of Wight


DISCLAIMER: Classic Yacht Brokerage offer the details and photographs of this vessel in good faith as a guide but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or images, or warrant the condition of the vessel, machinery or rig. Buyers should instruct their representative, agents or their surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer requires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.