Sailing yachts

Fred Parker Bermudan Ketch

(REF: 18236)


  • Designer: Parker, Fred
  • Builder: Moody's
  • Year: 1962
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 48'
  • Beam: 12'6"
  • Draft: 7'
  • Tonnage: 26TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Fred Parker Bermudan Ketch

Designed by Fred Parker and built by Moodys in 1962 to Lloyds 100A1 she was exhibited at the London Boat Show in 1963.

She is a comfortable and spacious gentleman’s cruising yacht designed to take the owners on comfortable voyages to warmer climes.

In more recent times she has been a cruising home for several families who have found her to be an excellent and safe boat both at sea on passage and when nearer shore where her comfortable interior, large centre cockpit and ample deck space make her an attractive base afloat.   With her centre cockpit arrangement, a split rig and manageable sail area, she is a very easily handled yacht

In 2002/2003 she underwent a major refit in Scotland before heading abroad on an extended voyage and the present owners have added to this good work by updating all the electronics and navigation systems in recent years plus improvements to the plumbing and a new windlass.

This is an ideal boat for family cruising and has proved herself over many years and several very satisfied owners.  The present owners have found her easy to handle with just two people and she has been sailed single handed on a number of occasions.  Currently on her way back to the UK after several seasons in the Mediterranean.  Full details of the major refit, inventory and full spec available.


Length on Deck                                 48′

Length waterline                              39′

Beam                                                    12’6″

Draft                                                      7′

Thames Tonnage                             26TM


 Fred Parker Bermudan Ketch


Planked in Honduras mahogany with Burma teak for the 4 bottom strakes, splined above the waterline.

Copper fastened to sawn oak frames with 2 steamed oak intermediate timbers.

A pair of galvanised ring frames either side of the main mast

Galvanised strap floors on each frame, floor bolts all new in 2011.

External lead ballast keel of 8 tons.

Solid yacht laid teak deck, re-caulked 2003, with all teak superstructure and deck hatches.




Bermudan ketch rig on varnished spruce spars.  Keel stepped main mast and deck stepped mizzen.  Main mast new in 2009.

Stainless steel standing rigging.  Main rigging 2009, mizzen 2003.

Profurl roller forestay and Lewmar self tailing winches.

Large sail wardrobe with working sail area of 1100sqft.

Full set of awnings and covers




Perkins Sabre 65hp marine diesel installed new in 2003.

6+  knots cruising speed, 5.5l/hour consumption.

370 litre polycarbonate diesel tank made by Tek Tank, new 2011

1000 litres of water in two tanks.

Large battery bank with twin alternators and installed shore power system.

3kw HFL installed diesel generator





6 berths in total.

Large sheltered centre cockpit with access forward and aft.

Aft cabin with two singles berths and en suite heads compartment.

Deck saloon with L-shaped seating around a dropleaf table.   Seating forms a single berth with a lee cloth.  Chart desk opposite.

Steps down to the starboard side galley with large work surface area, Taylors 041 2 burner gas stove, tub fridge and twin stainless sinks and pressurised hot and cold water.

Large port side heads compartment with Sealand vacuum heads and hot and cold pressurised water.  Black water holding tank for this heads.

Forward into what is commonly known as the Library with port and starboard settee berths, Dimplex electric log effect fire, television and book shelves on 3 sides.

Forward into the fore peak with a bosuns locker, sail bin and hanging wardrobe.



Full specification and details available upon request





These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.


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