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41' Island Trader Ketch
Under Contract



File Number: SA5813

Location: New Brunswick

LOA: 40'3"

Beam: 12'

Draft: 6'

Displacement: 29,000#

1980 ISLAND TRADER 41’ KETCH $66,500. CDN

Location: New Brunswick SA5813

Canadian Duty Paid;  Licensed

LOA: 40’3” LWL: 32’ Beam: 12’ Draft: 6’ Displacement: 29,000#

BUILDER: Trans World Boat Building Co. DESIGNER: Wm. Garden

CONSTRUCTION: Solid fiberglass hull painted white; red boottop; black bottom paint; full keel with fully supported rudder; 9,000# encapsulated iron ballast; fiberglass decks cored with Coosa Board with Treadmaster decking surface on the side-decks; Teak overlay in the cockpit seating areas; bow and stern pulpits with double lifelines; 3 hatches including a butterfly hatch over the main salon; 6 opening ports; wheel cable and quadrant steering.

ACCOMMODATIONS: The yacht has berths for 7 and 6’4” headroom. There are

3 single berths and 2 doubles (including the dinette). Going below, there is a dinette to port. It drops to make a double. The galley is opposite to starboard. There are single settee berths, port and starboard in the main salon. The starboard one is a transom berth that pulls out to increase its width, but it is not a double. Starboard forward is a double berth, opposite the head, and here is a single berth ahead of the mast on the port side. There is a bulkhead mounted diesel heater.

The galley has a 3 burner SS LPG stove with oven, ice box w/ 12V refrigeration; sink with hot and cold pressure water and generous counter and locker space. The head has a marine toilet connected to a holding tank; sink & vanity; separate stall shower.

Typical of this builder, the interior joinery is of a high standard and mostly of solid teak with many decorative elements. The berths have red fabric upholstery. There is a teak parquet cabin sole.

ENGINE: 1980 Lehman diesel inboard engine; 61 HP; heat exchanger; 3 bladed solid propeller; rebuilt Hurth transmission (2021); hour meter showing under 3,000 operating hours.

TANKAGE: fuel 60 US gallons; water: 100 US gallons; waste: 18 US gallons (2017).

The fuel tanks were removed, cleaned and inspected in 2017.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS: The yacht has both 12V and 110 Volt systems. The 12 volt system is supplied by an alternator on the engine, automatic battery charger and 12 volt (2 X 100 watt) solar panels; 2 X 6 volt deep-discharge batteries for the house system and 1 X 12 volt battery for engine starting (2021). The 110volt system is supplied by shore-power connection; 50’ shore cord included.

ELECTRONICS: 5” binnacle compass; Standard Horizon GPS/ Plotter and VHF; Antisu Radar; Datamarine: speed, depth and wind instrument.

SAILS AND RIGGING: Mainsail, Mizzen & Genoa all reported to be serviceable (12 years of limited seasonal usage); Sitka spruce spars (masts and booms) that were stripped and varnished in 2023; stainless steel standing rigging; Harken roller furling gear; 2 #54 Self-tailing primary sheet winches; 1 main sheet winch and 4 halyard winches; new running rigging (2023).

GENERAL: 65# CQR; 150’ chain & 100' nylon rode with a LaFrance electric windless; dock lines and fenders; 7 jack-stands; fitted fabric winter cover; fabric winter cover; canister horn; 4 life preservers; horseshoe life-ring; cockpit cushions; Barbeque; boat hook; mahogany swim ladder (2 section); engine & equipment manuals; dishes & cutlery.


BROKER’S COMMENT: This is a very able vessel by William Garden based upon his famous ‘Porpoise’ design. This boat is in exceptional condition for its age due to several factors. The boat was stored in a building unused for about a decade; and the current owners have spent a great deal of time restoring and up-dating her. Primarily, the teak decks were removed, coring issues addressed and much of the side decks have been covered with Treadmaster decking surface.

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