The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Vagabond 47 Ketch

Unfinished Project
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  262641
  • Length  ·  14.20m
  • Year  ·  1983
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  10
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 85hp, Ford Leahman 4 Cylinder (1991)
  • Lying  ·  Phuket / Thailand
Boatshed Phuket
Boatshed Phuket
Alan Giles

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer William Garden
Builder Blue Water Yacht Builders
Lying Phuket / Thailand
Fuel capacity 908.0 ltr (199.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 833.0 ltr (183.3 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 85hp
Engine make and model Ford Leahman 4 Cylinder (1991)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

Gearbox rebuilt and engine O / H 2012


Length 14.20m
LWL 11.00m
Beam 4.09m
Draft Min 1.70m
Draft Max 1.70m
Displacement 22,000kg (48,510.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage Ashore


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1983) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2018)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)

Sails have all been serviced.
Masts have been pulled and painted, new chain plates fitted outboard.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Hulls are built of solid fiberglass and resin with a full keel and attached rudder.
All through hull fittings replaced Aug 2012.
New teak decks 2011.


Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 1 heads (Manual)


Air conditioning
Pressurised water system

Deck Gear

6 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Nillson windlass

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment


Life raft needs service.

Broker's Comments

An unfinished project, a lot of work has already been completed, and gear purchased, but still a ways to go. We don't know exactly what has been done and what is still to do ! but understand the following work has been carried out.

All interior from companionway forward has been removed and rebuilt.
All bulkheads removed and replaced with double of original thickness for strength.
New thermal insulation under wall trims and ceiling panels.
Water and diesel tanks refabricated in stainless steel and installed.
Interior wood refabricated, rebuilt and , re varnished.
Extra cabin added in place of previous forward head.
Midship fiberglass battery box fabricated and installed under floor panels.
Extra support beam added.
Floor support beams refabricated
Deck core from companionway to bow removed from inside , replaced with hardwood and fiberglass.
New ceiling panels and trims.
Freezer and Fridges rebuilt, new insulation.
New galley formica.
Shower stall fabricated.
New seacocks throughout.
New hull anodes purchased ready to be installed.
Masts stripped, rebuild and painted with Awlgrip.
New Standing rigging.
New running rigging.
Two outer layers of hull bottom removed and replaced with two layer of biaxial matt and epoxy.
Epoxy barrier coat 5 layers.
New engine heat exchanger, oil coolers, shaft flex coupling, cutless bearing holder.
New electric ceiling lights runs,
Marine grade wires purchases in different thickness and color as per designed electrics schematic ready to be installed.
All sails been refurbished.
New transducers.
New main AC/DC panel ( not installed )
New hardwood dingy davits fabricated.
Teak coamings and bow spirit removed, resealed and rebuilt.
All ceiling lights fixtures been refurbished and ready to be installed.
Reading lights purchased and ready to be installed.
Aircon unit refurbished and ready to be installed.
AC freezer compressor unit ready to be upgraded or reinstalled
Manual windlass Simpson Lawrence Tiger 555 installed

The owner says 60,000 US$ has been spent and he is just looking to recover some of his costs.
The original plan was to use her for join in group tours, and the number of berths in the current layout has been maximized with this in mind, but the layout could easily revert to standard.

Thai Flagged.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Vagabond 47 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Giles of Boatshed Phuket. Click here for contact details.
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Comments 3

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I would also be interested in the forecast of project completion in the current location using local contractors.



Joseph K2020-12-29 15:10:19

Can you advise rough costs might be to complete this project in the current location?

scott h2020-09-04 15:11:24

good day sir
what are the yard rates were the boat is at now. could you recommend a better yard.
kevin pattison
432 634 6679

text or email is fine

Kevin P2020-08-04 17:07:59
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