1929 KARSTEN & HENRIKSEN HAIKUTTER GAFF KETCH
€98,000 tax paid
Danish fishing cutter transformed for charter
|Manufacturer/Model||Karsten & Henriksen Haikutter Gaff Ketch|
|New or Used||Used|
|Tax/VAT Status||Tax paid|
|Engine||Mercedes OM403 Diesel 320hp|
|Keel Type||Long Keel|
|Drinking Water Capacity||1200l|
DescriptionA charming ex-Danish fishing cutter which has been transformed into a successful charter boat business, perfect for those wishing to enjoy sailing from a bygone age on a seaworthy classic boat ideal for private, charter or sail training. Must be sold!
BROKER’S FURTHER COMMENTS:
The company owned and Croatian registered BENTE DORTE having been updated and maintained by her current owner as a skippered charter boat, offers her next lucky owners a wide range of opportunities to either have her as; a wonderful classic private boat, or as a skippered charter boat and possibly also as a sail training boat or maybe as a mix of all of these options. Sailing this wonderful classic boat will be like stepping back in time before the advent of the many modern conveniences and systems taken for granted on more modern boats such as sail furling systems, powered winches etc or indeed virtually any winches, with her having just one at the foot of the forward mast which doubles for assisting with halyards and the raising/lowering of the anchor. She has had many updates this year totalling we are told, around EUR 22,000 with more than eight months of hours going into her interior and exterior plus the rig, her sails are from 2005 but were serviced in 2019. BENTE DORTE has also benefited from a Surveyor’s annual inspection as required for her to be chartered. Her accommodation continues with the classic theme, as a charter boat the seller says that she tends to attract people wishing only for the simple pleasures in sailing a classic boat without the many systems and conveniences of a more modern charter vessel but obviously, if required more modern systems should be able to be installed. She has the Owner’s/Captain’s cabin aft, a crew cabin with twin single bunks at the bow and the main sleeping area forward of the main mast has 3x double bunks with a further single bunk plus there is a heads with a replaced electric flush marine heads, wash basin and shower. There is a saloon and galley area with the latter having a gas oven and stove, dishwasher, fridge, sink and cupboards. The original design dates back to around 1900 with the majority of the boats being motorised fishing boats whilst the larger variants being ketch rigged. Whilst it is believed over 6,000 examples were built by 1940, it is thought today that relatively few survive and therefore BENTE DORTE represents a rare opportunity to acquire such a vessel. She was discovered in Sjotorp, Sweden and subsequently re-built around 2005 with the tall-ship style rig and whilst retaining her traditional exterior style but at the same time, her interior was restored to combine the traditional style combined with integrating some modern conveniences to make her more practical and comfortable for charter work.
In 2008 she departed on a two year voyage around Europe before being based in the Adriatic coast of Croatia where she became a successful charter boat and where we are told she is the only traditionally rigged sailing boat of her size in Croatia and which there makes her much in demand as a charter boat compared to the more typical charter boat there.
“A short story about the boat and the company:
Bente Dorte was originally a Danish fishing Vessel and she sailed and fished on Baltic sea. During the 2nd World War was trasformed in a supply Vessel. She was discovered abandoned in a yard by a Croatian Naval Engineer working there. She was rebuilded and in 2005 she sailed a 2 years trip long from Sweden to Croatia. She was registered in Croatia as a Commercial Vessel for Charter purposes. She works there since 7 years and is annually inspected from the register. She is owned by a Croatian Company: MADIR D.o.o. and I’m the Director and sole rapresentative. The web page is well positioned in many research engines and could be a real ready to go business opportunity .
Up to now I’m the sole owner of the Company since the Croatian guy decided to quit the business. I spent 1 years to clarify all the accounting aspects and now the Company is clear and in good book keeping situation. I decided to refit the Vessel and the works will be finished by middle/end of july.
I decided to stop the business in Croatia and move the boat in Venice to be used as a floating accomodation and small trip around Venice Island waiting for a new owner”
Her highlights include:-
• 10-berths in 3-cabins plus 1-heads interior layout.
• Mercedes OM403 Diesel engine.
• Establishes skippered charter business currently generating approx. EUR 30,000 PA with minimal marketing.
• Gaff rigged ketch cutter rig sail plan for smaller easier to manage sails.
• Boat rebuilt around 2005.
• Sails replaced in 2005 and
• Extensive 2019 updates/refit totalling approx. EUR 22,000 and 8 months of work:
• Masts removed to be checked and repaired as required.
• Replaced galvanised steel forestay and turnbuckles.
• Replaced running rigging and blocks where required.
• Replaced hydraulic pistons and tubes plus the original bronze pump being refurbished.
• Replaced anchor winch system with a new but traditional style hydraulic system.
• Replaced deck planking as required.
• Replaced bronze lamp with matching switch, LED bulb.
• Replaced ceramic and old-style cabling.
• Replaced electric flush Heads.
• Revised and new 220v main electrical switch panel.
• Completely new leather for the saloon sofa.
• New upholstery for the beds and other cushions.
• Completely repainted interior and cabin sole.
• Cleaning of the bilge.
• New glass to the portholes and skylight.
• Wood to the deck and hull completely painted and repaired where required.
• RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was first placed into use prior to 16th June 1998.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• The hull with its raised bulwarks, slightly convex bow and elliptical counter stern is constructed of oak planking on an oak structural framework with iron fastenings.
• The deck is constructed of 20mm Siberian larch, 20mm plywood and 30mm teak.
• The cabin superstructure is constructed of oak and Siberian larch.
• Hull and deck completely re-painted and repaired where required – 2019.
• Approximately 9m2 of deck planning replaced as required – 2019.
Keel & Rudder:
• Rudder hung immediately aft of the long keel.
• Long keel.
Engine & gearbox:
• Mercedes OM403 normally aspirated V10-cylinder diesel engine producing approximately 320hp.
• Cruising speed of approximately 6 knots (subject to weather conditions and the condition of the antifouling).
Propulsion & Steering:
• Wheel steering with timber steering wheel with brass detailing.
• 1x 3-blade 140cm bronze fixed propeller.
• Last engine service: 2018.
• 12vDC domestic systems with 220v AC via shore power or inverter.
• Electrical system revised with new 220v system and main switch panel – 2019.
• 4x Gel batteries – 2019 comprising; 2x 12v service batteries and 2x 12v engine start batteries.
Charging & Inverter:
• Mobitronic 925 Battery charger.
• Edecoa 1500/3000w Inverter.
• 12vDC engine-mounted alternator.
• Electrical circuit breakers.
• 220vAC shorepower connection.
• 220V Electrical outlet socket in the crew cabin, kItchen and in the bow cabins.
• LED interior lighting.
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
• 24vDC pressurised system.
• 20-litre hot water tank with hot water heated via a 220v immersion heater.
• 1x24v Bilge pump in engine room.
• A 220v pump in engine room.
• Old deck manual pump (is very old and is to be revised).
• Automatic 24V pump to empty bilge of the shower and water basin.
• Manual pump to empty the tank of clear water coming from Kitchen basin and dishwasher.
• 3x diesel fuel tanks with a combined capacity of 1,300 litres.
• 2 x freshwater tanks with a combined capacity of 1,200 litres.
• Separate 1x 100 litre tank for the kitchen sink and dishwasher, serviced with a manual pump.
• 1x 50 litre black water holding tank (currently disconnected).
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
• Garmin Fishfinder 160C Depth Sounder.
• Garmin Map 421 GPS.
• Helming compass at the helm position.
• Cobra Marine 57 W VHF radio.
• Gas oven.
• Gas stove.
• 220v Dishwasher, directly connected to the freshwater tank and the holding tank.
• Electric flush marine heads with holding tank. (Electric Heads replaced – 2019).
• Hot & cold pressurised shower.
• LED interior lighting.
Summary of Accommodation:
• Accommodates up to 10 in 3 cabins, plus the saloon. One heads with a shower.
• Crew cabin in the bow with 2x single berths.
• Open cabin around / forward of the main mast with; 3x double berths and 1x large single berth.
• Saloon with a dining table with a timber top and metal legs plus an L-shaped leather sofa to the portside with a further leather sofa to the starboard side (leather replaced – 2019), shelving to both sides of the cabin, draws unit, potholes and skylight, deckhead mounted light.
• Fridge to starboard.
• U-shaped Galley Area to portside with sink and mixer tap, gas oven and stove, further locker space timber worktop, spice rack, porthole and deckhead mounted light.
• Companionway with steps up to the cockpit and deck.
• To the starboard side opposite the galley area is the heads with a replaced electric flush marine heads, wash basin and separate shower
• Engine room.
• To the stern on the portside is the owner’s / captain’s cabin with a large single berth
• Interior joinery repainted - 2019.
• Cabin soleboards re-painted – 2019.
• New cloth upholstery to beds and cushions – 2019.
• White coloured re-painted deckhead with exposed deck beams - 2019.
• New leather for saloon sofa – 2019.
• General cleaning of the bilge – 2019.
• Traditional gaff rigged cutter ketch.
• 24.01m / 79’ Main keel stepped mast made of Siberian pine with gaff.
• 15.85m / 52’ Mizzen keel stepped mast made of Siberian pine with gaff.
• Boom to each mast made of Siberian pine.
• Jib sail boom made of Siberian pine.
• The entire rig was removed, checked, the upper section of the mizzen mast was replaced, whilst the lower section of the main mast was professionally repaired, oiled and painted including the boom and all wooden parts – 2019.
• New forestay and new turnbuckles in galvanised steel – 2019.
• New running rigging and blocks where required – 2019.
• Bowsprit made of Siberian pine.
• Single hydraulic winch with an external drum for halyards and the anchor – renewed system with new hydraulic pistons and tubes but in the traditional style – 2019.
Sails (all sails were serviced – 2019) :
• 1x Duradon Mainsail – 2005.
• 1x Duradon Mizzen sail – 2005.
• 1x Duradon Topsail for main – 2005.
• 1x Duradon Jib – 2005.
• 1x Duradon staysail – 2005.
• Raised bulwarks.
• Raised skylight to provide natural light into the cabin with twin opening hatches, glass replaced - 2019.
• Teak covered steering pedestal with steering wheel and helming compass and hinged lid with Depth Sounder and GPs displays plus the original style helming compass inside.
• Glass portholes, glass replaced – 2019.
• Companionway hatch.
• Range of Bits at the shrouds of both masts for locking off lines.
• Mainsheet with timber blocks and mainsheet track just forward of the mizzen mast.
• Further raised superstructure with a sliding hatch at the foot of the mizzen mast accessing the aft of the hull.
• Main mast boom deck bimini.
• Mizzen sheet horse at the stern.
• Ship’s bell at the mizzen mast.
Anchoring & Mooring:
• Hydraulic winch with an external drum for the anchor and halyards at the foot of the main mast, renewed system with new hydraulic pistons and tubes but in the traditional style – 2019.
• 1x CQR anchor.
• 2x Spare Admiralty anchors.
• 60m of anchor chain and 40m of rope for the primary CQR anchor.
• 20m of anchor chain for each of the spare Admiralty anchors.
• Mooring warps and fenders.
Tender & Outboard:
• 2,80m rigid keel tender with 4hp Tomos 2-stroke outboard motor.
Covers, Cushions & Canvas
• Boom bimini.
• Navigation lights.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
• 12-person life raft last serviced – 2018.
• Life jackets.
• Fire extinguisher – inspected annually.
• First Aid – inspected annually.
Viewing arrangementsLying: Venice, Italy (the current restoration works are expected to be completed in mid/late July 2019).
Available to view strictly by appointment
Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment
For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact us.
Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering a purchase.
Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)7979 907210
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