at Fulford Harbour, BC

On the Strait of Juan de Fuca , June 2005                                   MORE PHOTOS BELOW

Name: "Kipper" 

Year: 1976 Type: Ketch 

Builder: Fairways Marine 

Designer: Wyatt & Freeman 

Model: Pilothouse

Canadian Registration: 1976 Victoria, BC 

Hull: Fibreglass 


LOA: 30’0" LWL: 25’0" 

Beam: 10’4" 

Draft: 4’3" 

Displacement: 14,560lbs 

Ballast: Encapsulated 

Fuel Capacity: 50 Imp Gals 

Water Capacity: 30 Imp Gals 

Holding Tank: 23 gals 

Sleeping Capacity: 5


•Sails (Leith and McBride, Sidney, BC) new 2004 and little used)) Missen, Main and Genoa 

•Keel Configuration: ) All full battened, on Harken self furling unit

•Engine: 50hp Volvo MD22L FWC diesel (with about 2000 hours) Installed new in 1994

•Steering: Single station wheel and tiller (Renewed 2001)

•Dripless shaft bearing and shaft (Installed new 2003)


Additional Equipment and Features Include:

•2004 Navico 5000 Autopilot

•Standard Horizon Chartplotter

•Hummingbird Fish Finder depth sounder 

Icom ICM-45 VHF radio 

• (3) 27 Series batteries 

•2-Burner propane stove with oven (Original Calor)

•35lb CQR anchor with 250’ of chain and a spare anchor 

Lofrans Electric windlass (35 ib CQR type anchor)

Furuno Radar

•Buss heater with 2 speed fan

•New sheet winches 2004

•Sound system (outside and inside speakers)
New stainless steel horn 2019

•8 ft  Highfield inflatable with aluminum hull (60 lbs) (New 2016)

•Suzuki 2.5 H.P. 4 stroke engine (2018)


The teak has been finished for the last 4-5 years with Semco teak sealer rather that Cetol etc.  It has proved to be a miracle. Maintenance? about 4 hours in Spring and in Fall.