Jensen Gaff Ketch

Gaff Ketch full of character
£198,000.00 (Approx US$255,808) Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  325734
  • Length  ·  79'11"
  • Year  ·  1939
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  10
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 150hp, Gardner 6LXB ()
  • Lying  ·  Italy
Boatshed Scotland
Boatshed Scotland
Ian Sawkins

Extra Details

Designer Jensen
Builder Jensen
Lying Italy
Fuel capacity 440.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 88.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 05/04/2021


Engine 1 x diesel 150hp
Engine make and model Gardner 6LXB ()
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Hundersted
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.3 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Engine spares

Generator is an Onan 7
2024 update ,
Gardner marine replaced Cylinder heads with fully refurbished ones.
Pistons and bores inspected with no visible signs of wear or concerns.


Length 79'11"
LOD 62'3"
LWL 54'4"
Beam 16'8"
Draft Min 8'1"
Draft Max 8'1"
Airdraft 82'0"
Displacement 166.5lbs
Headroom 6'0"
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Luke Powel Wood spars () with Galvanised standing rigging ()


Reefing mainsail - Slab () Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Other sails No 1 Jib ()
No 2 Jib ()
Jib Topsail ()
Staysail ()
Mizzen ()
Main Topsail ()

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator Also 12v Battery voltage


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Coding survey done March 2023


Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Vac flush)

3 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
3 anchors
(50kg Delta, 100kg Hall, 38kg Kedge)
164'1" of chain
Nova Marine dinghy (2000)
6hp outboard, Yamaha, Short shaft (1997)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Radar Reflector

Sonar fitted

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 electric)

Bilge Pumps engine Driven and 240v sump

Broker's Comments

The Carvel-Built former fishing vessel built in Esbjerg in 1939 by the Jensen Boatyard and converted for domestic and pleasure use in the early 1990s is a true maritime gem with a rich history and versatile design. Let's break down some of its key features:
Built in 1939, this vessel carries with it the legacy of traditional craftsmanship and heavy timber construction, which was typical for fishing vessels of that era. Its history as a working fishing boat adds a layer of authenticity and character to its story.
The conversion of this boat for domestic and pleasure use in the early 1990s signifies a transformation from its original purpose to a more leisure-oriented vessel. This likely involved significant interior and systems upgrades to make it comfortable and suitable for recreational use.
The mention of a "Gaff rig ketch" indicates that it is equipped with two masts and traditional gaff sails. This type of rig, known for its classic appearance, allows for versatile sailing in various wind conditions.
The Gardner 6LXB engine is a notable feature for propulsion. Gardner engines are well-regarded for their reliability and longevity, making this vessel well-equipped for both sailing and motoring.
The fact that this boat is currently utilized as a day excursion boat in the Mediterranean suggests that it has found a new and vibrant life in the leisure and tourism industry. Its appeal to tourists likely stems from its historical charm and the unique experience it offers.
The mention of a "healthy take up" suggests that this boat is popular among tourists and excursion-goers in the Mediterranean. Its ability to attract passengers speaks to its appeal and functionality for day trips and sightseeing.
In summary, this Carvel-Built former fishing vessel, originally from Esbjerg, has undergone a remarkable transformation from its fishing days to its current role as a day excursion boat in the Mediterranean. Its blend of historical authenticity, classic design, and reliable propulsion makes it a captivating vessel with a bright future in the leisure and tourism industry.
There is an opportunity to aquire the existing business.
The owners maybe able to assist in moving the boat to a new location , to be discussed with prospective buyers.

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

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

7 years

Why are you selling her?

Personal reasons

Where have you sailed her?

Mediteranean Sea

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