Barbary Ketch

Classic & reduced to sell
£14,995.00 ReducedUnder-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  253517
  • Length  ·  10.06m
  • Year  ·  1972
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 42hp, Mercedes 4 Cylinder (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Chris Markham

Extra Details

Designer Walter F Raynor
Builder South Boat Builders, Southampton
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 75.0 ltr (16.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 42hp
Engine make and model Mercedes 4 Cylinder (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr (0.9 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares

Engine serviced annually
1 x new battery and isolator switch 2019


Length 10.06m
LWL 7.62m
Beam 3.14m
Draft Max 1.40m
Displacement 7,112kg (15,682.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage In water


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spare mainsail (unknown year)
Mizzen sail (unknown year)

New running rigging 2017.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power Rutland Wind Generator 2017


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Stainless steel tanks
Antifouled Nov 2019, anodes checked
Hydraulic wheel steering


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Cooler box in situ, currently not working, requires a service.
Webasto diesel heating, currently not working, requires a service.

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Cooler box in situ, currently not working, requires a service.
Webasto diesel heating, currently not working, requires a service.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
10.00m of chain
30.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

4 x life jackets (2 child, 2 adult).
2 x fire extinguishers.

Broker's Comments

The Barbary Class Ketch are well respected and proven cruising boats. Traditional in design and built strongly, owners describe a boat capable of impressive sailing performance and guaranteed seakeeping abilities.

This boat is a good example of the range, having been consistently and carefully maintained, inside and out. During my visit, I was impressed by the boat's character, space and comfort. The owner's private, twin, aft cabin, sits behind the mizzen mast, which provides a more manageable rig for a boat of this size. The interior and exterior are presented well. The swept side-decks provide ease moving forward and there is excellent access to the engine, through the covered cockpit. The forward cabin provides further opportunity for privacy and guest accommodation and the galley and saloon have a good volume of space for ease of movement and headroom.

This boat is in commission and represents excellent potential for coastal hopping, offshore cruising and even as a small liveaboard.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Barbary Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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