ALDEN KETCH 54 "BLACK WITCH"  

Price
AU $159,000 Need Finance?
Length
54' 0" - 16.46m
Usage
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Location
Beauty Point Marina (40 mins north of Launceston) Need Insurance?
Year
1990
Hull Material
Timber Flooded Gum on Spotted Gum frames- Copper fastened

Price
Description: Alden Ketch 54 "Black Witch"
"Black Witch" is superbly built and a rare beauty that sadly has lost some of her shine. The build quality and attention to detail give us the confidence to say that she will restore beautifully. It is believed that the work required is cosmetic. All the paint finishes are 2 pack and were protected with Awlgrip. Below deck, she is still a picture. The trusty Gardner diesel still starts and runs like a Swiss watch. All the electronics and systems are operational. Circumstances have prevented the current owners from keeping up the maintenance. The brightwork above deck (including masts) needs work. The bottom needs to be cleaned and re-painted.

Region
Tasmania
Location
Beauty Point Marina (40 Mins North Of Launceston)
Reference
6500304
Year
1990
Designer
John Alden USA
Builder
Robert Romyn (professional shipwright) & Matt Ruwald
Length
54' 0" - 16.46m
Beam
13'11" (4.24m)
Draft
6'8" (2.03m)
Displacement
27 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Integrated long keel (Iron Bark). Ballast: 8 tonne of lead is fixed externally with 3/4 inch copper keel bolts.
Hull Material
Timber Flooded Gum on Spotted Gum frames- Copper fastened
Deck Material
Beech laid over fibreglass marine plywood.
Engine Make
Gardner
Engine
100 hp (@ 1200 RPM) Gardner 5LW20 fresh water cooled through a heat exchanger. Engine room located under the saloon. Easy access and well lit.
Horse Power
100 hp
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
1800 approx.
Max Speed
10 knts
Cruise Speed
8.5 knts
Propulsion
34" x 4 blade feathering propellor. Plus spare 32"
Genset
Northernlights 6.5 kva
Fuel
1000 litres
Water
1200 litres
Accommodation
Below deck, the quality African Teak fit out and the ambience it creates is striking. The Pilot House incorporates the galley, a dinette with seating for 6 and settee. The skipper can pilot the vessel from here with full instrumentation, engine controls and steering via the auto helm (Raymarine ST6000). Aft of the pilot house is a small cabin and access to the engine room. This cabin is functional but remains unfinished. Forward of the pilothouse is the superb saloon with settee, navigation station, berths and plenty of storage. Forward again to the private bathroom and the V Berth.
6'4" headroom
Cabins
4
Berths
2 x single, 2 x double berths. .
Galley
The galley is located aft of the pilot house. A large benchtop incorporates the stainless steel sink (mixer tap) with draining board, the stove and microwave. There is excellent storage in the form of cupboards and drawers,
Refrigeration
2 x Engel 12/240 v upright fridge/freezers located in the pilot house.
Stove
Westinghouse 240 volt cooktop (2 plates) plus Samsung convection/microwave.
Hotwater System
Via heat exchanger.
Shower
Enclosed with hot/cold water.
Toilet
1 x private electric toilet.
Dinghy
9' Fibreglass Clinker style dinghy.
Ground Tackle
Muir heavy duty 12 v bronze winch.
2 x plough anchors.
Chain x 100 metres of 12mm Short Link
Warp x 100 metres.
Safety Gear
EPIRB and flares are out of service.
V Sheet
Emergency tiller
Bilge Pumps
4 x 12 volt plus 2 x 240 v with alarms.
Fire Protection
Fire extinguishers
Electrics
6.5 kva Northernlights Genset
6 x 12v batteries (12v and 24v systems)
Wiring - Tinned copper, double insulated.
Electronics
VHF - GME
Sounder - Autohelm ST50
Autopilot - Autohelm ST6000 Linear drive
Wind - ST50
Speed/log - ST50
Classic bronze steering compass
Ship's clock/barometer.
AM/FM Radio
Sail Inventory
Main (with lazy jacks).
Furling Jib and Yankee
Note: All sails need to be replaced including boom bags.
Mast / Rigging
Main mast (54' above deck) & mizzen (42' above deck) are straight grain Oregon.
2 x Pro-furl headsail furlers.
Stainless steel standing rigging replaced in 2004.
Deck Gear
Davits - stainless steel.
Sheet & Halyard winches all Barlow bronze.
Bronze wheel/helm.
Salt and freshwater deck hoses.
Fenders
Mooring lines
Remarks
Steering is mechanical (chain driven).

"Black Witch" was a $360,000 vessel and with some love could be again.

SELLER DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Boat Sales Tasmania
Telephone
Address
Muirs Boat Yard 44 Napoleon St Battery Point
City
Hobart
State
TAS
Country
Australia
Website


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