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1936 John Alden, Ettore Buggati Twin Engine Ketch Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Port of Spain

Mast

Mast Configuration
Two Mast
Single Mast Type
Other
Two-Mast Type
Ketch
Hull Configuration
Monohull
Sail Handing and Equipment Comments
New Storm Sails, Sails in good order
Spars and Rigging Comments
All Well Found
Ballast

Overview

Price
800000.00
Type Of Boat
Make
John Alden, Ettore Buggati
Model
Twin Engine Ketch
Year
1936
LOA (feet)
90
Deck Material
Teak
Hull Material
Teak

Location

City
Port of Spain
Province/State
West Indies
Country
Trinidad

Engine

Engine Make
DAK Diesels,Twin
Engine Model
Seven Liter
Engine Year
Horsepower
480
Cooling
Fuel Type
Diesel

General

Boat Survey
Yes
Survey Date
2000
Trailer
No
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Cradle
No
Winter Cover
No
Dinghy
Yes
Dinghy Make
Cabins (number)
6
Head
Manual Head
Yes
Electric Head
Yes
Fire Extinguisher
Yes
Color of Canvas
Dodger (Forward)
Closure (Vertical)
Bridge Cover
Not Specified
Bimini (after)
Not Specified
Camper Back
Not Specified
Sleeps (Number of People)
14
Holding Tanks (total number)
2
Water Tanks
2

Further Comments

This is truly one of the most elegant and classic yachts still to grace the seas. She was built for the legendary, visionary automotive artist and manufacturer Ettore Bugatti. Bugatti's work is characterized by a unique combination of advanced yet simple engineering and artistic execution of technical details. His creations are considered pure art in motion even by professional engineers of today. A creation of the masters, designed by John Alden to the specifications of Ettore Bugatti, she was built in France in 1936 of the finest materials and best craftsmanship of the day. This vessel is layed out simply and very sensibly for charter or exclusive crewed owner live aboard. She has a large four man crews quarters suite forward with separate entrance and full head-bath. Next the fully equipped galley with new gas stove, refrigerator, deep freeze, icemaker and usual galley fittings. Propane is stored on deck. There are four private, spacious and comfortable staterooms amidships with complete ensuite baths fitted with electric heads, that either pump out or utilize waste tanks. The living quarters step up to the main saloon with wide view windows, stately joinery a 110/12 volt fridge, lockers, drinks cabinets and comfortable amenities for dinning and relaxing. From here we step up again to the aft steering binnacle, with engine controlls and instruments etc. The private Captains Cabin is aft of the steering station with it's own entrance, two double bunks, ensuite head/bath, chart table navigation gear, SSB & VHF radios, GPS etc. New air conditioning was fitted in 2001 to the guest cabins and main saloon. This vessel is extremely stout and seaworthy built with Teak on Oak frames, bolted on every frame through every plank. Three inch Teak below the water line and two and a half above the water line. There are Ninety Six frames all doubled and bolted at approximately fourteen inch centers. Her auxiliary power is two seven liter Daf diesels 240 Bhp each driving 25 inch bronze props through stainless steel shafts. These engines were rebuilt during a major drydock and refit in 1996-7. This was a major refit the scope of which is too large to be accomodated in this space. There is a huge photographic record of all work done from the original refit to the present. In this, the vessel underwent a USD $500,000.00 complete re-fit including much planking and frames replacement. Two new gensets of 27 and 29 KW were installed and the vessel was "totaly re-wired" in all ancor Marine cable. She was also "completely replumbed" and new fuel and water tanks were installed. Her interior was also extensively refurbished with joinery renewed-replaced decks to cabins etc. The masts were rerigged with stainless steel wire in 1996-7. Sails are all in good to excellent condition including a set of new storm sails. Her masts have been removed and painted twice since 1997. She is currently undergoing above the water line cosmetic work, paint, varnish etc. Vessel was recently hauled in July 2003. She was sandblasted to bare wood, some planking repairs were carried out, all seams below the water line were raked out, re-caulked, repaired and repainted with Jotun antifouling at a cost of $24,000 USD. Vessel was surveyed by Lloyds of London while on the hard in 1997 and in 1999/2000.
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