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Autumn Breeze, Fred Parker Classic Ketch 

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Autumn Breeze
Sails and Deck Gear
Nav Station
Mid Cabin


Autumn Breeze is a Classic Long keel Ketch designed by Fred Parker & Partners and built by Charles Chapman under the supervision of Lloyd's Surveyors in 1974. Constructed to Lloyds' +100A1, of Iroko on Rock Elm frames with Copper and Bronze fastenings throughout. Superstructure and cockpit are all teak and she has teak laid decks. She has a Lead keel with Bronze keel bolts. Originally designed as an Ocean racer, she was refitted to superb, luxury standards in Dartmouth in 1990.  

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  46ft 8ins 14.53
Length on Deck  41ft 12.5m
Waterline Length  30ft 7ins 9.33m
Beam  10ft 3.05m
Draft  7ft 6ins 2.29m
Sail Area 730sq ft 68sqm
Displacement  12.97tons 13.17T
Thames Tonnage 14tons

Rig, Sails and Spars

Bermudan Ketch rig
Aluminium Alloy masts 
Wooden booms
Stainless Steel standing rigging (2000 / 2001)

Harken headsail reefing
Roller boom and slab Mainsail reefing
Roller boom Mizzen reefing
2 x spinnaker poles 
Reaching Strut (Jockey Pole)
Removable inner forestay for heavy weather sails
Running backstays with Hyfield levers 
All currently used sails by Dart sails and have been serviced regularly.
Furling Genoa - new UV strip 2007
Cruising chute
Numerous spare sails including spinnakers, cruising chutes, staysails and mizzen staysail - currently stored ashore

Lewmar Self tailing winches 

Deck Equipment

60lbs CQR main anchor on 60m chain
45lbs secondary CQR anchor on chain

Francis 400 Electric anchor windlass
Guardrails with access gate either side


Sestrel Major steering compass

Sprayhood over companion way hatch
Bimini over helm
Spray dodgers 
Cockpit table
Cockpit cushions
Lightweight deck covers  (Antigua Sails, 2004)
Sail covers, window covers and dodger (Quantum Sails 2007)
Cockpit shower (hot/cold)

General Equipment


Oil lamps

Taylors 043 Gas stove (gimballed) with two burners, grill and oven
Crockery - for eight
Pots, pans and cutlery included 
Dartington crystal glasses included
Portable 240V fan heater.
Pressurised Hot and cold water to galley, heads and cockpit shower
Baby Blake sea toilet
Heads can be connected (manually) to holding tank.


Perkins 4.108 4-cylinder 42hp diesel, reconditioned in 2007. 
Conventional shaft drive to bronze 3-blade propeller
12 and 24 Volt alternators (2007)
Hot water by engine heated calorifier and 240VAC immersion heater


Water - 100 gallons in three stainless steel tanks
Diesel - 65 gallons in three stainless steel tanks
Holding - 30 gallons stainless steel  with deck pump out (currently not in use)

Electrics / Electronics


2 banks of 2 x 12Volt batteries making 24Volts for domestics
1 x 12Volt battery for engine start.
Battery monitoring panel
Shore power installation with RCD protection
Sterling Battery charger


Furuno Radar

B&G VHF Radiotelephone with DS Controller


Kenwood TS50 HF SSB Transceiver (2004)


Garmin 152 GPS  (2006)
Lokata Navtex

Full B&G  instrumentation including Hydra Autopilot
Switchable twin transducers on both log and depth 
Pioneer domestic broadcast receiver / CD player
Full Navigation lights
Interior lights
Chart table light

Safety Gear

Emergency tiller


ACR 406MHz EPIRB (2004)
3 x fire extinguishers - all in date
Fire blanket by galley
First aid kit


2 x life belts with lights 
Dan buoy
Life jackets with built in harnesses
Radar reflector
6 man RFD Liferaft (cert 2004)


Emergency axe
Harness clip rail either side of cockpit


2 x Manual Bilge pumps
Automatic electric bilge pump
Gas detector / alarm
Stainless steel boarding / bathing ladder

Waterproof torch

Shore Gear


Zodiac 2.8m Inflatable tender (2003)
Mercury 4.0hp outboard
All over winter cover

[ Autumn Breeze ] Sails and Deck Gear ] Cockpit ] Layout ] Saloon ] Galley ] Nav Station ] Mid Cabin ] Heads ] Engine ] [ Specifications ] Comments ]
For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and, where appropriate, to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.  All Content is copyright - all rights reserved.