GEORGE BUEHLER DESIGNED GAFF KETCH 1998  

Price
AU $135,000 Huge price reduction Need Finance?
Length
43' - 13.10m
Location
Geelong VIC Need Insurance?
Year
1998
Hull Material
Timber Douglas Fir and above the waterline, 2-2.5" of double planking European Mahogany

Price
AU $135,000 Huge price reduction    Need Finance? Need Insurance?
Description: George Buehler designed Gaff Ketch 1998
Huge reduction!
Just dropped the price again by $15,000, where can you get a boat like this! It would cost over $400K to build a boat like this today, it is built to travel the world.
INTERIOR PHOTOS just added, very little to finish off.
Katherine Scarlette is built to the world famous George Buehler design, and was built by an English boat builders son in Leithbridge, near Geelong, and launched as a completed hull in 1997-8.

In the process of building the George Buehler designed Gaff Ketch, every effort was made to resource the strongest timbers for the job. The hull framing and keel are massively constructed of Iron Bark, the 2.5" planking below the waterline is Douglas Fir and above the waterline, 2-2.5" of double planking in European Mahogany. The double and triple thickness Marine Ply decking is surrounded by 30cm bulwarks providing great protection from the elements and a safety and seating rail at the same time. The huge decks and raised cabin tops also have the benefit of providing protected sun baking and seating areas for up to 15-20 people.
Recently the tiller steering has been altered to run with a Hydraulic feedback system, featuring a spoke ships wheel and any person can comfortably steer the boat.
Katherine Scarlette will cruise at 7.5 knots all day into sea and up to 8.5/9 knots if required. As far as sailing goes, the Gaff rig is easy to handle in any conditions and while there is the provisions for top rigs above the main and mizzen, she sails and points well, with its 6.7/7' draft and full length keel.
This is the perfect deep sea cruiser and can be handled comfortably by 2 people. She will take you where you dream of going, and you will feel secure in the journey.

Region
Victoria
Location
Geelong Vic
Reference
Katherine Scarlette
Year
1998
Designer
George Buehler
Builder
Nick Bunney
Length
43' - 13.10m
Hull Material
Timber Douglas Fir and above the waterline, 2-2.5" of double planking European Mahogany
Engine
The 120hp Perkins Diesel, coupled with a Paragon 3:1 transmission drives a 28" 3 blade propeller This combination has low hours as it replaced a smaller engine.
Genset
Also there is a Petter Diesel, running a 240V alternator.
Accommodation
The 3 cabin layout provides for a 4 berth Folksall cabin, forward, a Galley, Settee, Bathroom cabin amidships with the capacity for 2 berths and the Masters cabin and Queen style berth aft, with the cockpit astern.
Remarks
There is a world following of the George Buehler designed boats with the relaibility and seaworthyness almost legendary, and this one has been built for extended sea travel, but is just as comfortable (and beautiful) for cruising the coast around Australia.

SELLER DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Wooden Boat Sales
Telephone
Address
PO Box 3106
City
Newtown
State
VIC
Country
Australia
Website


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