Sailing yachts

Norwegian Gaff ketch

(REF: 18157)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Sagvaag, Norway
  • Year: 1939
  • Location: Estonia
  • Length on deck: 76'6
  • Beam: 19'
  • Draft: 10'
  • Tonnage: 76GT

Enquire about Norwegian Gaff ketch

Please fill in this form and we will contact you about this boat

Apply for finance

Visit our partner’s website to apply for finance

Apply now

Full specification

Wooden Ships Comments

Built in Norway in 1939, she has been working as a passenger charter vessel in the Baltic for many years.  She currently has an up to date commercial ticket under Estonian flag for 60 day passengers or 12 overnight passengers with a full complement of lifesaving and fire fighting equipment as per the regulations.

The present owners have invested a large sum of money into the vessel since their purchase in 2010 including a new engine and generator plus updated navigation and safety equipment.  The vessel is ready to undertake charter work and carry on as she has been for many years.  She also has the potential to carry cargo as she has the original cargo hatch and a spacious hold.

Full sail plans, safety plans, layouts and copies of licences available upon request

Length on Deck                 76’6″

Beam                                    19′

Draft                                      10′

Air Draft                               76′

Gross tonnage                  76GT






Planked in close grained resinous Pine as is typical for the Norwegian vessels, on pine frames all trennel fastened.  Copper sheathing below the waterline applied in 2010.  At the same time some planking was replaced below the water along with all new caulking.


Decks and cockpit

Decks planked in straight laid pine, caulked in cotton and payed with pitch in the traditional manner.  Raised coverboards all round with stanchions mounted through and fastened alongside the frame heads.


High bulwark with a varnished pin rail and capping rail.  Raised aft deck to increase head room below.



One large cargo hatch between the masts of steel construction.  Main companion hatch by the mizzen mast for access below decks.



Gaff ketch rig on solid keel stepped masts.  Varnished wooden booms, gaffs and bowsprit.


A single square yard on the main mast sets a large coarse sail for down wind sailing.


Large manual winches at the base of the main mast take the halyard falls to aid setting the mainsail.


Sails of tan duradon with 300sqm in total.



Mizzen topsail

Main topsail


Inner jib

Outer jib

Flying jib







Volvo Penta TAMD122A 300hp diesel installed in 2011 after a complete rebuild.  Twin disc gearbox with a stainless shaft to a 3 blade Hundested variable pitch propeller.



Paguro 3000 3Kva 220v generator with 900 running hours.  2 inverters of 1000W and 300W.



Diesel   2 x 1000l

Water  2 x 1000l

Black    1 x 1000l



The entire ship runs on 24v.


Start batteries of 180ah total

Domestic bank consisting of 3 x 180ah batteries.




The interior is mostly taken up with a large saloon accessed via the main hatch.  Here there are tables with seating for 36 people, which converts into  18 berths.  Solid fuel stove in the centre of the saloon.


Forward is a crew cabin with 6 berths plus the anchor locker.


Aft of the engine room is the captains cabin


Galley at the bottom of the companionway split both sides of the ship which has a 4 burner gas cooker with oven and grill plus a 220v fridge/freezer and a double stainless sink.  Large amounts of storage and work surface either side.


The engine room is accessed just aft of the galley.







Furuno 1721 MkII  Radar

Furuno GP-30 GPS

Interphase echo sounder

Furuno Navtex

Shipmate RS8400 VHF


3 x handheld VHF



2 x Viking 50 man liferafts

1 x Viking 35 man liferaft




Ground tackle

Manual anchor windlass

Single Fishermans anchor with chain.







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.