Sunday, November 1, 2009


For price and detailed specifications, see post "30 ft. Fisher 30 Pilothouse Ketch" in blog archive.

30 ft. Fisher 30 Pilothouse Ketch

Heavily built in England to Lloyds specifications and patterned after rugged North Sea fishing trawlers. Outstanding example continuously upgraded, amazingly well equipped and in pristine condition. In fresh water the last 5 years, located in the Sacramento Delta. Documented yacht. Scroll to the end for price.
(For more photos, see "Photos" post in blog archive)

Builder: Fairways Marine, Southhampton England Year: 1975/76
LOA: 30 ft. Beam: 9 ft. 6 in. Draft: 4 ft. 6 in.
Disp.: 14,000 lbs Ballast: 6,500 lbs
Engine: Yanmar 3JH2E Diesel
38 hp
819 hours
Tankage: Fuel: 66 gallons Water: 45 gals and 10 gals (stainless steel) Holding: 15 gallons

Three-cabin layout. V-berth forward with storage lockers below. Filler to convert to double. Next aft to port is an enclosed head with slide out vanity sink, head with electric macerator pump, and shower with hot and cold pressure water. Opposite the head is a hanging locker and pantry with slide out storage bins. There is a fold-up shelf between the head and hanging locker to provide extra counter space next to the stove. Main cabin has a settee and convertible dinette. It can be set up with full teak table, custom small round cocktail table with hardwood compass inlay, or converted to a double berth. Flatscreen television is mounted on the aft port bulkhead. Aft to starboard is a fold-down chart table with a quarter berth below and aft. The interior is teak paneled, with teal cushions and a hardwood cabin sole with custom inlay trim refinished with Ultimate Sole. The pilothouse affords 360 degree visibility while keeping you dry, warm and out of the wind and spray. The opening center windshield, two opening side windows and sliding plexiglass hatch provide plenty of ventilation in warmer weather. The pilothouse has a refinished teak wheel, a new captain’s helm seat to port and a settee to starboard. A folding cockpit table is stored on the aft bulkhead and can be set up in the cockpit or in the pilothouse for dining with a view in inclement weather. Excellent engine access is provided through removable floorboards in the pilothouse. All three cabins have Webasto forced air diesel heat and fans for air circulation.

- Regal stainless steel 2-burner propane stove with oven; remote solenoid propane shutoff switch
- Hot and cold pressure water
- Custom Adler Barbour 12 volt water-cooled refrigerator and freezer
- Custom pantry with slide-out storage bins
- Dining table can be inverted to provide stainless surface with fiddles for holding hot pots and pans
- Custom trash receptacle with plastic bag holder built into galley counter behind sink

New in 2003:
- Furuno 1833C NT integrated chart plotter/radar (4kw, 24 in. radome)/fishfinder/electronic compass/GPS with 10.4 in color screen
- Independent Furuno GPS w/WAAS
- Furuno Navtex receiver
- Raytheon R70 radar: 24-mile, 2 kw, 18 in. radome
- Raymarine ST 4000 autopilot with rudder position indicator, integrated with Furuno 1833
- Autohelm wind speed, wind direction, and depth sounder
- Standard Horizon Spectrum Plus VHF radio with DSC, foghorn and hailer
- Manuals for all the above
- Bilge pump cycle counter
- Blipper radar reflector
- Gemini magnetic compass
- Brass ship’s clock and barometer

Entertainment System
- Pioneer AM/FM CD player and Samsung VHS/DVD player with Samsung flatscreen monitor integrated with Cambridge Soundworks satellite/subwoofer speaker system. Shakespeare omni TV antenna.

- New wiring throughout the vessel in 2001
- Masthead LED anchor light with photocell control
- Heart Freedom 15 inverter/charger
- Statpower back-up inverter
- 4 Group 27 batteries, 85 amp hours each
- Battery combiner and battery isolator for automatic isolation and charging of house/engine batteries
- Heart Link 20 battery monitor
- 3 Perko switches: 2 for manual battery isolation and charging and 1 for the bow thruster
- Two 55 watt Siemens solar panels with charge controller
- 3 12v DC breaker panels
- 1 110v AC breaker panel
- 30 amp shore power connection and cord
- 110v AC GFI outlets in main cabin, galley, and pilothouse
- Battery/charging circuits labeled and diagrammed
- Propeller shaft and thru hulls bonded to prevent corrosion

Sails and Rigging
- Tanbark sails
- Gold anodized aluminum masts and booms; folding aluminum steps on both masts
- New heavy duty standing and running rigging July 2003
- Full batten main with 2 reefs and Dutchman flaking system
- Mizzen with Dutchman flaking system
- Jib on ProFurl roller furler (new in 2003)
- Gale sail storm jib (never used)
- Winches: Lewmar 16 self-tailing primaries, Gibb mizzen halyard winch, self-tailing low profile Lewmar for main halyard and reefing lines, Barient 10 for roller furler
- All lines led to cockpit
- Rigid boom vang
- Adjustable whisker pole with stanchion mounts
- 7 rope clutches for easy line handling
- Sail covers new in 2003

Deck and Hull
- $10,000 new epoxy/barrier coat bottom December 2007; LPU hull and topsides 1999
- Windlass: Lewmar 900 power up and power down, with portable remote and control in pilothouse
- New 35 lb Spade bow anchor with stainless swivel on custom heavy duty stainless anchor platform, 200 ft. ¼ in. high test chain plus 125 ft. ½ in. 3-strand nylon rode
- New Fortress stern anchor with 25 ft. ¼ in. high test chain plus c. 100ft. 5/8 in. 12-strand nylon on roller mounted on pushpit.
- Deck awning with stainless tubing battens and custom cockpit bimini new 2005
- Seaboard folding/swiveling cockpit table
- Seawater deck washdown
- Amsteel jacklines
- Lifesling
- Custom matching epoxy/plywood nesting dinghy with cradle

Engine and Mechanical
- Engine new in 2001, 819 hours, oil and filters changed every 150 hours
- Official Yanmar engine service manual
- Wesmar 4 hp bow thruster
- Webasto forced air diesel heat
- Racor 500 fuel filter with vacuum gauge and electronic sensor for water or clogged filter with gauge on dash in pilothouse
- Two electric bilge pumps with alarm and counter
- One manual bilge pump in cockpit lazarette
- New StrongSeal dripless shaft seal with shaft-mounted spare seal, December 2007
- Automatic halon fire extinguisher in engine compartment, with monitor in pilothouse
- All thru hulls inspected and replaced as needed December 2007

- Kitchenware, dishes etc
- Fishing gear
- Tools
- Bedding
- Books
- Personal effects

Priced at $69,900 for quick sale.

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