40ft Wooden Ketch

Car Details
Boat type Sail
Make 40ft Wooden
Model Ketch
Year 1967
Fuel type N/A
Hull material Wood
Seller Note

Overview A unique opportunity to own a true one off built by the renowned Willy and Peter Bieritz of Kiel in 1967. A true Gentleman’s cruising boat, Myrtle of St Mawes has had just two owners from new and was designed and built to cruise in comfort, safety and of course complete classic style! Having completed a circumnavigation via the Cape of Good Hope in 1983 she has been cruised extensively in Europe and the Mediterranean before coming to the West Country in 2014. Having been lovingly maintained and upgraded over the years, including a new engine in 2017, Myrtle is presented to the market in beautiful condition and is ready for her next sailing adventure.

Build 40′ Long Keeled Wooden Ketch designed by Aage Utson and built by Peter Bieritz of Kiel in 1967
Aft cockpit blue water cruiser
IROKO on laminated oak and teak frames

Long keel
Tiller steered
LOA 40.35″ft (12.30m)
BEAM 10’3ft ( 3.30m)
NET tonnage 14.29T

B&G Chartplotter at chart table (2018)
Standard Horizon Chart plotter in cockpit (2012)
Nasa Clipper Echosounde (2012)
Furuno Radar
Simrad Autopilot (2018)
Icom DSSC VHF (2016)

Large Bronze Bugel anchor on bow
Large Danforth anchor, stored below
70m chain

Main anchor windless is hydraulic and the aft kedge windless is electric
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Fenders and numerous warps
Deep boarding/swimming ladder
Cockpit deck shower
Saltwater deckwash pump with hose fitting forward