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1982 Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85′

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

This fabulous ketch,designed by Don Brooke,was built and outfitted at Thackwray Yachts in New Zealand for a comfortable,safe,and self-sufficient cruise anywhere.Hydraulically controlled sails furl at a touch of button.The vast teak deck has a stern sitting area. The cockpit,with the bimini top,has a table and comfortable banquettes.Pilothouse,with the steering station is equipped with up-to-date electronics & communication systems. Navigation systems are upgraded to state-of-the-art standards.Full length sofas on both sides are surrounded by big windows for great visibility.Down from the pilothouse is the spacious & comfortable main salon,with 6-person dining table,and an L-shaped sofa with a 100 bottle wine cellar,a bar (icemaker,fridge,sink),entertainment center.Forward,the crew dining area and the galley (stove, microwave,oven,freezers).Forward are the crew quarters with 2 separate cabins.On the left is a bathroom with shower & washer/dryer.Bellow,aft of the pilothouse,hallway leads to master stateroom.Queen size bed occupies the center of a space that spans the yachtÂ’s full width with lots of space for sitting,storage,and its own entertainment center.The master bath countertops are marble,fixtures are brass,and there is a soak-in tub with shower.Forward of the suite are two,2-bed guest cabins.Each has built-in storage and a bathroom with shower/soak tub.This luxurious ketch is fully air-conditioned & has a superior tech specification.

Equipment on Board:

1 x Volvo Penta 180hp diesel,overhaulled:July 2005.
2 x Northern Lights Generators(30 16kw)overhauled 1996.Battery charger,inverters,
De-ionization.Fuel & water cap:2000 gallons each(steel tanks),bilge pumps.Reverse cycle air conditioning,bowthruster.
Navigation:2 x autopilot,rebuilt 2005,color radar,rebuilt 2005
2 x Northstar GPS,rudder angle indicator,B&G Hydra sailing instrumentation with wind/direction/angle/speed/log ,Windows XP computer with MAXSEA interfaced with GPS.Raster scan radar,
Whistle minder (programmed fog signals),satellite compass,rudder indicator.
Rig:cutter headed,Sparmaker.
Rigging: Harken hydraulic furling on yankee and staysail 1999,Rondal hydraulic power pack 24v DC(rebuilt 2002),hydraulic furling on main and manual furling on mizzen,Navtec hydraulic main boom vang,Harken main sheet traveller,mast blocks and tracks by Lewmar,spinnaker pole,complete set of rigging.

Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
Thackwray Yachts Thackwray Ketch 85
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