DECOY DUCK – British Ships Register Part 1 (Jersey) number 305058
This Laurent Giles designed Peter Duck has been partly re-furbished to a very high specification and the current owner is now reluctantly forced to sell due to a change in circumstances. She is a traditionally constructed Ketch Classic. Built by Porter and Haylett Ltd in Wroxham in 1963 she is no 14 of 38 Peter Ducks built between 1960 and 1970. These vessels are very well know for their buoyancy making them dry and very comfortable at sea with a very easy motion and a finger light helm despite a modest sail area. The firm turn to the bilge, good beam and displacement means she sails with a small angle of heel and there is seldom need to reef. Her modest draught enables her to take the ground alongside a quay or in soft mud. The accommodation is spacious for the wooden boat with six foot plus headroom throughout most of the saloon.
LOA: 8.7m (28.5ft) Beam: 2.75m (9ft) Draft: 1.15m (3.75ft) Displacement: 8 tons
Construction : Copper fastened Iroko on Oak with decks of teak over epoxied coated ply (new 1996). The coach-roof is varnished mahogany. the keel is long cast iron with lead ingots for ballast.
Rigging and Sails: Bermudan Ketch rig with spruce masts and spars (main mast in tabernacle with mast lifting gear) S/S standing rigging. Main sail, mizzen, two headsails, mizzen staysail and cruising chute.
Accommodation: Four berths with optional fifth child’s pipe-cot berth, laid out in two cabins with a traditional two berth forward cabin and two settee berths in the saloon with pip-cot above the port berth.
Domestic Equipment: Plastimo gimballed gas 2 burner stove with grill and oven. Filtered water system and hot and cold pressurized water system in the galley. Hot water is from either a 240v immersion heater from the engine cooling system. There is a brand new sea toilet with holding tank which can be used when necessary. Three large water tanks supply the boat with 200 litres of water. These can be used in conjunction or separately.
Engine: BMC Captain 30hp with 2:1 reduction gearbox and shaft drive to a 3 bladed fixed propeller and morse controls. 1 x 12v battery.30 gallon S/S fuel tank.
Equipment: Garmin 65 GPS, Raymarine VHF, Brooks and Gatehouse Harrier log and echo-sounder, Sestral steering compass, ships bell, ventimeter, S/S pushpit, pulpit and stanchions, plastic coated guard wires and a gate each side, lee cloths for all berths, and dodgers for the cockpit sides. sail covers, two boom crutches
Safety Equipment: Two Whale bilges pumps (one electric and one manual), radar reflector, heavy duty beaching legs with stowage points on the coach roof, various fenders and warps, anchor buoy, boarding ladder, jackstays, lifebelt with holder, 35lb CQR main anchor with 3/8th chain, 25lb CQR kedge anchor with chain and warp on a reel. Simpson Lawrence anchor windlass.
Lying: Southwold Suffolk
For further information please contact:
Harbour Marine Services Ltd, Blackshore, Southwold Harbour, Southwold, Suffolk. IP18 6TA. Tel: 01502 724721. firstname.lastname@example.org