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Barbary Ketch, Barbary Spirit

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Barbary Spirit 
Sails and Deck Gear
Wheel House
Aft Cabin


Barbary Ketch, Barbary Spirit, designed by Walter Rainer, was fitted out by FC Mitchell & Sons  of Poole, Dorset, on mouldings by Robert Ives, of Christchurch and launched in 1974. it is understood that she was Epoxy treated in 2000. Her topsides are finished  with two pack white paint.

The Barbary Ketch is a heavy displacement, long keel motor sailer. Her iron keel is totally encapsulated in the GRP moulding - there are no keel bolts. 

Her superstructure is a GRP moulding with Treadmaster non slip inserts (due for update soon)

Her shape and displacement give her a sea kindly motion, her wheel shelter gives protection from the elements 

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  32ft 6ins 9.91m
Waterline Length  25ft 7.62m
Beam  10ft 4ins 3.15m
Draft  4ft 9ins 1.45m
Displacement  7 tons
Ballast 2.45tons
Thames Tonnage  12


Was British Part I (now lapsed)


Six berths in three cabins
two berths in the forepeak
hanging locker to port
galley to starboard
Dinette to port - converts into double berth
Heads / shower to starboard  
Central wheel shelter - can be enclosed to keep the weather out
Aft cabin with berths either side and dressing table with mirror  and hanging wardrobe behind 

Rig, Sails and Spars

Bermudan Ketch rig
Aluminium alloy spars by Sparlight
Mainmast and Mizzen mounted on tabernacles 
Stainless steel standing rigging (2004)
Mainsail - Crusader sails 1997
Roller reefing on mainsail
Mizzen - Crusader sails - 1997
Furling Genoa - Crusader sails 1994
Profurl headsail reefing 
Lewmar self tailing winches for Sheets 

Deck Equipment

35lb Plough style bower anchor on 60+ meters chain and warp
S-L Hyspeed Manual anchor windlass
7.5kg Bruce style Kedge anchor on 15m chain
Cockpit canopy - tired but serviceable (Estimated cost for replacement ~ 500)
Spinnaker pole
Whitlock Wheel / rod steering with emergency tiller
Warps - including one VERY long one!
Ensign / staff
Anchor ball

Sestrel Steering compass
Walker trailing log
Cockpit cushions
Davits for dinghy

General Equipment

Plastimo Neptune Gas cooker, gimballed,  with two hobs , grill and oven
Gas locker drains overboard
Cool box - 12Volts dc
pots pans, cutlery included
Fresh water and sea water on manual pumps to Galley
Freshwater manual pump in heads
Jabsco sea toilet (2008)
Eberspacher warm air diesel powered heater recently serviced not yet refitted

Engine and Mechanics

Mercedes OM636 4-cylinder 42hp diesel 
TMP Hydraulic Gearbox
Drives a three-bladed propeller on a Bronze shaft
SidePower 12Volt bow thruster (2007) with own battery in forepeak


Water - 80 gallons - galvanised steel under saloon sole
Diesel - 80 gallons in two steel tanks either side of engine compartment 

Electrics / Electronics

3 x 12Volt 110AH batteries (2008)
Engine electrics rewired (2007)


Adverc Alternator / Battery boost controller
Radio / cassette unit
Pinta Autopilot
Portable generator - needs service

DSC VHF Radio telephone (not yet interfaced to GPS)

Nasa log / speedo - needs new transducer
Nasa Depth sounder
Nasa Wind speed / direction (transducer needs new cups) 
2 x Electric windscreen wipers
Navigation lights
Interior lights
Anchor light

Safety Gear

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4 man Liferaft - next service due 2013
4 x automatic life jackets
4 x safety harnesses
3 x fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
First aid kit


Radar reflector
Boarding ladder
2 x manual bilge pumps
1 x electric bilge pump
Mechanical bilge pump - engine mounted
Emergency tiller 

Shore Gear


Inflatable dinghy

Substantial shore cradle

[ Barbary Spirit ] Photos ] Sails and Deck Gear ] Wheel House ] Layout ] Saloon ] Galley ] Forecabin ] Aft Cabin ] Heads ] Engine ] [ Specifications ] Comments ]
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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Eastern Yachts 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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