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  • Manufacturer: Peter Duck
  • Price: £19,500
  • Location: Newport
  • Year: 1962
  • LOA: 28'7" (8.70m)
  • Beam: 8' 10'' (2.70m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 1.2
  • ID no.: 50F7910236
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 113 Litres
  • Engine Make: Beta
  • Horsepower: 35hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours Port: 150

Broker Remarks

Peter Duck Ketch, 1962

Ketch rigged, Long keel, Beta 35hp diesel, Tiller steering, Slab reefing main and mizzen, Furling headsail, 4 berths in 2 cabins. Known affectionately as the Swallow and Amazons yacht having been conceived for Arthur Ransome


4 berths in vee berth and saloon
1 x heads
Hot and cold pressurised water
Galley with oven, grill and, 2 ring burner
Single sink
Saloon table
Stb side sideways facing chart table

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Unless otherwise stated on the specification sheet the following presumptions are made
Sail drive and shaft seals are more than 5 years of age
Fuel and gas hoses and regulators are over 5 years old
Standing rigging and sails are more than 10 years old

NOTE - Please ring our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.

Mechanical and Rigging

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


The vessel is traditionally built and designed with a long keel and round bilge.
Transom stern with transom hung rudder.
Varnished cabin sides with twin forward berth forward heads & wet locker.
Main cabin with port & starboard berths galley & chart table.
Plywood decks and coach-roof cascover sheathed.
The hull is fitted with oak frames copper fastened to the iroko planking with internal stringers and beam shelf.
Steel floors are fitted to the wood keel.
A cast iron keel is fitted to the vessel.

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 cream colour marine plywood sheathed with cascover
All windows are fitted with brass frames
35lbs CQR
Simpson & Lawrence galvanised windlass
Side gates
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)
Complete mast and rigging overhaul, with all mast equipment, checked and serviced (2019)
Wooden hull completely stripped back to cascover sheaving 4 years ago, for immaculate check and overhauled (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, no outboard)
Lots of spare parts including bilge pump, engine parts, gas cylinder and fuel containers etc
Loads of mooring lines, clips, tools etc
The engine was serviced (checked) before lockdown (2020) - I had the fan belt replaced, oil checked (colour of clear honey) gear box oil checked (needs changing sooner rather than later), filters checked (all good)

Well documented history going back to the first owners in 1962
Bills of Sale evidencing 5 Years clear title
SSR Registration certificate
2021 insurance survey

Owners Comments
This is a reluctant sale as we are leaving behind very many happy memories of sailing onboard this beautiful classic ketch. She is a lovely cruise sailing yacht, solid, study and safe.

This beautiful yacht is a delight to be onboard. Quaint and classic with many traditional features (e.g. original winches, china crockery, flag-pole and Red Ensign and traditional internal light fittings), she's incredibly easy to 'get to know' as her water and electricity systems are easy to access, fiddle with and follow throughout the boat.

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. There is nothing more you need to buy to sail happily, safely and extensively in her. Really, everything you need is onboard.

To her credit, she has very clean bilges and a very clean heads (having been owned by a female for the last 5 years)!

This beautiful yacht is in stonking good condition for a boat of her age, and is solid, reliable and absolutely sea-worthy. You will find that all the major areas of expense have been covered recently.

The only things left on my list of 'things to do' now, are a quick overall sanding and varnish (missed it this year).

My daughter and I have sailed this beautiful yacht together, since my daughter was 11 years old, so she's really easy to sail with 1 adult and 1 child, although we have also sailed happily with up to 6 people and the dog onboard.

We have squeezed 11 Knots from her a few years back in the 'Round the Island' race and she is race coded by the Island Sailing Club (ISC) in Cowes.

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Disclaimer : offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.