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1981 Herreshoff Cat Ketch 31

Rockland, Maine

$30,000

The Herreshoff 31 Cat Ketch, designed by Halsey Herreshoff, is an attractive traditional-looking vessel above the waterline.  Below the waterline, she has a shoal fin keel and a transom-hung rudder attached to a skeg.  She has a cat-ketch rig with loose-footed sails, both of which can be reefed, with reefing lines led to the cockpit.  She's simple to sail.  She's self-tacking and needs no sheet winches.  Her attractive interior, finished with varnished fir and pine, is warm and cozy feeling and features standing headroom and accommodations for five.  A new Yanmar engine with fewer than 5 hours should provide reliable power for many years.  

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: PUFFIN
Make: Herreshoff
Model: Cat Ketch 31
Year: 1981
Condition: New
Category: Sail
Builder: Cat Ketch Corp, Honduras
Designer: Halsey Herreshoff
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CKIH31021181
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel

Dimensions

Length: 31 ft
Length Overall: 31 ft
Waterline Length: 27'11 ft
Beam: 10'4 ft
Max Draft: 4 ft
Displacement: 8,650 lb
Ballast: 3,300 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 2YM15
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 15hp
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 2021
  • Engine Hours: 5

Other

Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers, Unspecified, Ketch

Contact

John L. Procter, CPYB
Lawson Yachts LLC

Office

Lawson Yachts LLC
190 Lincoln Street
Hingham, Massachusetts, US, 02043
Tel:781-749-1645
Disclaimer

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.



Accommodations

Sleeps five. Open interior with no bulkhead between forward cabin and main cabin. V berth forward with filler cushion that makes V berth into a queen.  Next aft are storage areas both port and starboard. U-shaped settee next aft which converts to form double berth. Settee opposite to starboard. Galley next aft to starboard, enclosed head opposite to starboard. Head features Raritan marine toilet which discharges through a Y-valve overboard or to a plastic holding tank, sink, and handheld shower. 

Galley

Galley features a Tasco stainless steel, two-burner, propane stove, deep polished stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurized water, and ice box.

Electrical

12 volt DC system with three new 12 volt AGM batteries, battery selector switch, and three breaker panels. Battery combiner. Battery charger. Solar panel and controller, wired to battery combiner to charge both batteries. 

Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine C90W radar/GPS/chartplotter, Datamarine ST40 apparent wind speed/direction, knotmeter/log, and depthsounder, Autohelm autopilot, Icom M-302 VHF radio transceiver, Danforth pedestal-mounted compass.

Engine and Mechanical

2021 Yanmar 2YM15 25 horsepower diesel with under 5 hour, 14” MaxProp featherIng two-blade bronze propeller, Kobelt single lever engine controls, Kanzaki KM2P transmission, Vetus muffler, Yanmar fuel-water separator, dripless shaft seal, Groco raw water strainer, spares, impellers, belts. 

Hull and Deck

Shoal draft fin keel with transom-hung rudder with attached skeg. Dark blue Awlgripped topsides with white boottop, and green bottom. Hull is cold-molded mahogany plywood veneers, sheathed with fiberglass. Floors are 3 1/8” x 5” solid mahogany. Transom is cold-molded mahogany over a mahogany frame. Laminated mahogany frames in way of the bulkheads. Cast lead fin keel bolted to hull bottom with stainless steel bolts. Yacht Specialties pedestal wheel steering with elkhide-covered wheel. Awlgripped white cabin top. Beige nonskid on decks and in cockpit. Eight New Found Metals stainless steel opening ports. Two overhead hatches. cockpit lockers, port and starboard. Double lifelines with gates, port and starboard. Stainless steel boarding ladder. Teak anchor platform with stainless steel double anc rollers. Lofrans manual anchor windlass. 

Sails and Rigging

Cat ketch rig with unstayed wooden spars. Mainmast is varnished spruce, hollow box construction. Mizzen mast is original Honduras mahogany, hollow box construction. Wooden, laminated, curved, wishbone booms. All halyards are led aft. Spinlock rope clutches at cockpit. Recent outhaul system for main and mizzen. Sail inventory consists of 2008 Doyle main and mizzen with slab reefIng, both in excellent condition. Barient #10 self-tailing winch on cabin top, Lewmar self-tailing halyard winch. Lazy jacks for both sails.

Additional Inventory

35 lb. plow anchor with 50’ 3/8” chain, and 100’ nylon rode. Salt water anchor/deck wash down system. 12 gallon propane bottle in vented locker, water filters and spares, boat hook, four docklines, four fenders with fleece covers, two PFD’s, emergency tiller, manual bilge pump, four fire extinguishers, cockpit cushions, light gray Sunbrella sail covers, swim ladder, box for storing companionway drop boards, cockpit grate, flare kit, masthead tricolor light, Forespar vent with fan. 

Disclaimer

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.

Additional Contact Information

For further information, please contact John L. Procter, CPYB:

Office:  781-749-1645

Toll-free:  781-214-3632

Cell phone:  617-694-8455

E-mail: lawsonyachts@aol.com


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