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1965 Custom Steel Ketch Defontaine

Listing ID2775181
Sale Price$28,000 CAD [ Convert To USD ]
Seller North South Nautical Group Inc.
StatusIn Stock
Category Cruiser Racer Sailboats
Make Custom Steel Ketch
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Located Port Credit, Ontario, CA
Length40ft / 12.19 m
Beam11ft 6in / 3.51 m
Engine ModelDaimler Benz
Engine TypeInboard
Engine HP400

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Classic steel ketch designed as a safe comfortable off-shore cruiser with shallow draft for the ?Great Lakes and the Bahamas. Flush built (no side decks) for safety and increased room down below. All steel, ballast carried inside the hull (no separate keel). Easily sailed by two people.

Originally designed?by W.H. ("Ham") DeFontaine (vice commodore New York Yacht Club) as an offshore cruiser in 1943. Standing rigging redesigned by George Cuthbertson N.A.?from rope to steel wire before construction in 1964/5. Built by Cliff Richardson Boats Ltd. of Meaford Ontario in 1965. Round bilge steel hull and decks, ketch rig, flush-built, teak fore and aft rails, and oak?bowsprit, Sitka spruce boxed masts and solid booms.

Boat comes with an 8 ft Boatex Sailing Dinghy with a 5 hp Mercury motor.


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.