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1960 American Marine Seawitch Ketch

Dana Point, California

$125,000

We can help with obtaining insurance and a slip in So Cal.

Sea Forth was designed by Naval architect Hugh Angelman, and intended for world cruising. Built by American Marine in Hong Kong, the same yard that had built many Grand Banks trawlers.

The extreme quality of her original construction and materials, including solid teak hull and planking, contributes to her longevity. Add meticulous care and maintenance by wood-boat enthusiasts, and you have a classic yacht specimen that attracts attention, interest and appreciation.

lovingly maintained by a successful local artist, who's also known for his mastery of wood. 

Sea Forth is not just some old interesting boat, she's a show stopper, and elegant throughout the entirety of the yacht. The owners' long-term particular attention permeates the whole vessel, with lovely varnish, stylish upholstery, polished bronze, and even the bilges are spotless and look new.

Sea Forth turns heads whether she is underway, anchored, or participating in boat parades.

She was chosen for the movie "Overboard" in 1978, starring Angie Dickinson and Cliff Robertson, for the parts filmed in Tahiti. 

This is a true world cruiser.

Entering through the companionway, there is a hanging locker to starboard. There is equipment and storage access under the companionway steps. Galley is to port aft. Salon with centerline table and 2 convertible settees amidships. Forward is a single (or small double) berth to starboard, with an enclosed head compartment to port, and a vanity/drawers to port forward. Further forward in the V is a single pilot berth to port, and sail storage to starboard.

The pilot berth has a private entrance / sail locker access from the bow.

Several bronze opening portlights, and overhead hatches. 

Topsides and hull constructed of teak carvel planking on double sawn yackal frames, with paneled teak and plywood bulkheads, and teak decks.

Bronze keel bolts, bronze fasteners. 

Spruce masts and booms.

This yacht is hauled and inspected regularly by a marine surveyor specializing in wood boats. Recent surveys indicate a vessel rated in good condition.

Basic Boat Info

Make: American Marine
Model: Seawitch Ketch
Year: 1960
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Full Keel

Dimensions

Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 47 ft
Length Of Deck: 36 ft
Beam: 13'2 ft
Max Draft: 5'6 ft
Displacement: 24,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 300
Cruising Speed: 6.5 kn
Maximum Speed: 8 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tank Capacity: 85 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 15 gal

Other

Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Antique And Classics, Ketch

Contact

Jeff West
KAM Yacht Sales

Office

KAM Yacht Sales
2819 Canon Street
San Diego, CA, US, 92106
Tel:949-493-2011
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Additional inventory

Sails: Main, Mizzen, Staysail, headsail.

LPG stove, Ice box w/ 12 volt refrigeration and 12 volt freezer , with access from galley and cockpit.

(2) 8D batteries and one group #24 battery, Xantrex battery charger, Freedom Marine 2000 watt inverter.

Full boat cover and cockpit awning, fire extinguishers, (6) life jackets, 45# CQR w/ 300 feet of chain for ground tackle, flares, cannister horn, first aid kit, 2nd anchor is a 30# Danforth w/30' of chain and 250' rode.

8' Fatty Knees dinghy

 

Additional Information

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Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
Jeffrey West
Associate Broker
949-322-7825 mobile/text