|Location||Gloucester, Virginia, United States|
|Max Draft||1.27 m|
|Engine usage (hours)||10|
|Fuel Tanks||1 x 76 gal|
|Fresh Water Tanks||1 x 110 gal|
|Holding Tanks||1 x 15 gal|
DO NOT MISS THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY AT A HIGHLY UPGRADED MORGAN KETCH. "WILLOW'S" INTERIOR WAS COMPLETELY REFINISHED IN TEAK, IPE AND MAHOGANY IN 2008 AS WELL AS HER ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING SYSTEMS. HER ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION WERE REBUILT IN 2013. SHE IS TURN KEY, READY FOR EXTENDED CRUISING AND IS A MUST SEE FOR ANY KETCH BUYER.
Willow is a splendid example of the well respected Morgan Offshore Ketch and enjoys a solid reputation for her outstanding sea keeping abilities and her classic good looks. She is a high aspect ratio rigged ketch complemented with a full keel design for fast smooth sailing. With a 4'2" draft, almost any anchorage is available.
The current owner has continuously upgraded every aspect of the boat. The list of upgrades shown here is only a small portion of what has been done to maintain and improve Willow in most every respect.
Willow's interior was completely redone in 2008 in custom mahogany and augments her refinished teak and holly floor. She has all new custom cushions and, quite simply, will show "as new" and in all regards.
The cabin is very open with ten bronze opening ports with screens. All were replaced in 2008, are in good condition and are well bedded and tight. To port is the galley with large stainless steel sinks. Next to the sink is a two burner propane stove with oven. Forward on the port side you will find a large u-shaped dinette which seats six and also converts to a double berth. Across for the sink, to starboard, your will find a large Adler Barbour top load refrigerator freezer box and additional galley counter space. Forward your will find a navigation station / chart desk, again, redone in mahogany.
Continuing forward, there is good size head to port and a large hanging locker on the starboard side. The head is nicely refinished and the sink is stainless.
The forepeak sleeps two with a large vee berth and filler. There are a large number of storage lockers above each settee.
To the aft and port you will find a is a settee/berth with a shelf above. On the starboard side you will find a very large and comfortable settee/berth along with a pilot berth above the settee There is plenty of storage space both below and above each settee.
She sleeps six.
As you make your way forward on either side of the trunk cabin, you will notice that you have a very large area to walk on. On deck safety is provided with double safety lines connecting the stainless steel bow and stern pulpits.
All Hardware was recently removed and rebedded, New Bronze Ports with Screens were added, a Sea Tiger Windlass and Anchor Roller were added as well as Man Overboard Pole.
There are absolutely no leaks to interior and bedding it tight.
Rigging and Sails
The boat is rigged as as a high aspect ratio (53'9" main) masthead ketch. All standing rigging is stainless steel with some swage fittings replaced with mechanical fastenings. On deck, the cockpit seats six and the skipper in comfort.
She is equipped with 2 - #45 three speed winches, two 2 - 22# Lemar winches, 1- Mariner Bronze Main sheet winch, 1- Mariner bronze mizzen mast winch, 2- mariner bronze halyard winches and a Mariner bronze halyard mizzen winches.
She maintains a good sail inventory, including 1-mainsail (new 2011),1- 150 Genoa (new 2011), 1-Mizzen (new 2011), 1- 150 Jib, 1-130 Jib, 1- Cruising Spinnaker, 1- Storm Jib, 1-Trysail and 1-Spinnaker Shoot .
A 40# CQR anchor with approximately 30’ of chain and approximately 200’ of nylon rode is secured to a Sea Tiger windlass. She also carries a spare Danforth 40#.
Engine and Mechanical
Removing the companionway steps reveals the completely rebuilt 50hp Perkins diesel and transmission.
- Complete rebuild of Perkins diesel (2013)
- Complete rebuild of transmission (2013)
- V-Drive Resealed
- New Stuffing Box (PSS)
- New 76gal fuel tank and fuel lines
- New Shaft
- New Engine Bed
- New Raw Water Strainer
- New VDO Guages
Engine accessibility is excellent.
A new fuel tank was installed in 2008, holding 76 gallons.
Ship power is functional with both 12 volt DC and 110 AC systems on board as well as 30 amp shore power. The boat is also supplied with a battery charger.
- 1 Engine Battery
- 4x2 (6v in series) House Batteries (440 amp/hrs) for ships service located in acid proof boxes.
- New Paneltronics circuit breaker (2008) distribution panel with 50 amp main breaker
- 110/120 VAC supplied from 30amp Hubbel shore power and 1700 watt Inverter unit.
Summary of Upgrades and Extras
The rebuilt interior is well thought out with all tanks, refrigeration, pumps and electrical all easily accessible and removable. The interior was augmented with positive mahogany handholds throughout the cabin ensuring safe passage while under way. The main salon mahogany table is easily lowered to covert area into 6'5" double berth. All storage lockers were redone with multi-level shelving to maximize storage and all lockers, cabinets and closets were vented to eliminate interior moisture.
Highlights, again, include:
- Completely refinished interior space with true "yacht quality" woodwork in ipe, mahogany and teak (2008)
- Complete rebuild of Perkins engine and transmission (2013).
- Completely updated/replaced electrical systems (2008). Detail upon request.
- Completely updated plumbing system (2008). Detail upon request
- Aries Windvane Self Steer
- Sea Tiger Windlass
- All Bronze Ports and Screens
Other Items of Note Included but off boat:
- 6-man Liferaft
- Deck Awnings (Blue)
- Assorted Spares (Starter, Alternator, Electrical, Misc)
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.
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