59′ Danish gaff ketch
Length on Deck 59′
Length Overall 74′
Planked in 2″ oak fastened with wrought iron nails and through bolts to survey regime to heavy sawn oak frames in the traditional Danish way.
Grown oak floors with a steel u-beam stretching from the mast to the engine for strength and linking main mast to engine beds.
External lead ballast keel of 8 tons fastened with wrought iron keel bolts, last drawn in 1999, 2 tons of internal lead trimming ballast well fastened..
High bulwarks on stanchions mounted through the coverboard and side fastened through the frame heads with an oiled teak capping rail and a guard wire on bronze stanchions to increase height for commercial work.
New deck constructed mid 80’s and recaulked 18 months ago with 1″ plywood overlaid with 1″ straight laid teak. Painted solid oak cover boards replaced in present ownership.
Varnished teak deck boxes on the foredeck for stowage.
Oiled teak wheelhouse and coachroof coamings. Windows all round in the wheelhouse with opening doors each side. Bronze double glazed opening portholes in the coachroof coamings.
The wheelhouse is located just forward of the mizzen mast and gives full standing headroom and seating for 9 people with good all round visibility, excellent shelter from all the elements. There is a coachroof extending fore and aft from the wheelhouse giving ample headroom below decks but still allowing for suitably wide side decks.
Coachroof decks are marine plywood overlaid with straight laid teak. Oiled teak cover boards and king plank on the coachroof decks.
Oiled teak hatch slightly offset to port on the foredeck gives access to the forward parts of the ship.
Gaff ketch rig on keel stepped solid wooden mast for main with deck stepped mizzen to below support pole. Solid wooden slab reefing booms, gaffs and bowsprit. All spars are oil finished.
Galvanised wire standing rigging, new in 1999, partly parcelled and served in the traditional way with spliced thimbles. Regularly slushed with preventative oils. Dead eye and lanyards to external galvanised chain plates. Navigation light boxes in the main shrouds.
Main mast has triple shrouds to the hounds and a single cap shroud over single spreaders. Single running backstays on tackles to external chainplates.
Mizzen mast has twin shrouds to the hounds and a single cap shroud.
Standing inner forestay to the stem head. Twin standing outer forestays from the bowsprit end to the mast head.
Running rigging of traditional looking 3 strand with oiled wooden blocks.
All sails in tan terylene by Doyle sails in 2001.
Pair of electric self tailing winches to take the mainsail peak and throat halyard.
2 pairs of self tailing winches for the headsail sheets mounted on the coachroof deck and capping rail.
2 winches on the aft coachroof for the mizzen sheets and halyards.
Yanmar 6cyl 190hp diesel commissioned in 2000 in a dedicated walk in engine room with 5′ headroom. Approximately 800 hours. 3.3:1 gearbox and 2008 shaft (dripless) to Maxprop
Single lever control to centreline stainless steel shaft to a 3 blade 39 inch bronze feathering Maxprop. 7.0 -7.5 knots cruising speed @ 10l/hour, max speed 8.75 knots.
Salvage/fire pump driven off the engine and genset. All Stainless to survey standard.
Westerbeke 6kva genset with a 30hp fresh water cooled diesel – reconditioned 1999 all parts.
2200l total fuel capacity in 3 stainless steel tanks in the engine room.
180 gallon total water capacity in stainless tanks under the berths.
Domestic battery bank with a total of 1100ah.
Dedicated engine start battery
Dedicated generator start battery
Charging from the dedicated high output engine alternator or through a 240v Victron smart charger when either the generator is running or connected to shore power.
Victron combi inverter/charger with 230v socket outlets around the ship.
Hydraulic steering with sailing and motoring mode with a spoked wooden wheel.
12 berths with a double and single berth in the aft cabin, 4 pilot berths in the saloon, a double and 3 singles in the forward cabin.
Central steps down from the wheelhouse into the saloon. Galley area separated off to starboard. Main saloon is a light and spacious area with 7′ headroom under the coach roofs. Large saloon seating slightly offset to port with long bench seats either side and 2 pilot berths per side outboard under the side decks. Saloon sole boards of stained pine boards with lifting sections for easy access to the bilge.
Doorway going forward set to starboard giving access to the forward cabin with a double to starboard and a single above it. Two singles to port against the hull. Doorway from this cabin into the forepeak with anchor locker and stowage and a workshop. Access from here to the deck through the forehatch.
Going aft from the saloon is a passageway on the port side into the engine room and continuing on to the aft cabin with a large double berth to starboard and a single to port.
Large galley with a Dickinson diesel fired galley stove with a flue exiting just forward of the wheelhouse. Stained oak worktops with twin brass sinks. Hot and cold pressurised water, hot water from the galley stove. Bottom loading fridge unit and top loading freezer units – both Isotherm water cooled units with thermostats.
2 heads compartments with sea toilets pumping into black waste tanks or overboard. Both heads with showers that drain into waste tanks with electric pump outs. Washing machine in one of the heads compartments.
Log and sounder
24 mile radar
8 man RFD liferaft
3 life buoys
2 x 200lb Admiralty Pattern anchors stowed in Hawse pipes with washdown
110m chain on each anchor
Hydraulic windlass with rope gypsy both sides.
10′ inflatable dinghy
Designer: Traditional Length on deck: 59'
Builder: Hartgensen Beam: 15'
Year: 1925 Draft: 7'6"
Location New Zealand