1982 Cat Ketch Corporation Herreshoff Cat Ketch 31 located in Florida for sale

31' Cat Ketch Corporation Herreshoff Cat Ketch 31


Description: 1982 Herreshoff Cat-Ketch 31 - "Doris"

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BOAT - DATA: The boat is 30'6" at the overall, 27'8" at the waterline, and has a draft of 4'6".The engine is an 18-horse Yanmar diesel, new in 1998. It is extremely reliable and cheap to operate.
The engine was recently serviced and given a clean bill of health.

The boat is drydocked in a hurricane safe boat yard (Glades Boat Storage) in the Ft. Myers greater
area and I am currently in Austria (I am Austrian).
You can see Doris from Mon. to Fri. at the boat yard with prior notice to me and the boatyard.

Equipment: Electrics & Electronics:

Forward looking sonar: Echopilot Silver (Transducer and Display Unit newly installed in 2011)

AUTOPILOT: Autohelm 2000 works great, however I preferred to leash the tiller with bungee cords or
use the sails for helming (she keeps on sailing close hauled forever, without even touching the tiller).

VHF antenna (on mizzen mast top) has just got a new cable in 2012 (RG 213 standard) the VHF device itself was given away to a friend: I recommend a new model with integrated AIS Receiver/Display

Knot meter: Signet Marine (wheel replaced in 2011)

wind direction: Signet Marine (vane replaced in 2011)

Wind speed: Signet Marine (cups replaced in 2011 but needs new display)

navigation lights/running lights (combined on main mast forward)

anchor light (Main mast top)

2 automatic/manual bilge pumps

voltage system: 12 Volt Panel with Volt meter

2 house batteries (2010 still serviceable but should be exchanged)

1 starter battery (2011 serviceable)

switch for using either the house batteries, the starter battery or the 2 sets of batteries together, or none

battery charger (external 110V)


Danforth Constellation bulkhead mount compass (with red light)


3 anchors: one 15lb plough anchor , one 12 lb danforth, one lightweight fortress (for mud)

30 ft of chain and 200 ft of rope plus 2 extra ropes


New Life Belts with 2 safety release tethers (all new in 2011)

4-Person Zodiac dinghy (PVC version) with Yamaha 4 HP 4-stroke OB (currently not properly working, needs carb. replacement but is like new)

Several Life Jackets (PFDs)

1 Horseshoe throw able buoy for MOB recovery

1 SPOT GPS Personal Tracker

Transom mounted boarding ladder (folded)

Water storage:

2 separate aluminum tanks in good condition under each port and starboard berth, all plumbing in good health, filler necks on port and starboard deck


Pressure Water (diaphragm pump replaced in 2011) foot pump

Origo 3000 Propane Stove, semi gimbaled, good working order

deep sink

basic pots & pans, dishes


manual sea toilet in good working condition

holding tank

wash basin

hot water exchanger (currently not connected)

1 12 Volt LED lamp


2 double berths and 1 single berth

fold-able table

4 12 Volt LED Lamps

3 semi gimbaled oil lamps

in Galley area: white & red lamp

Berths & Cushions:

generous berths (2 double one single) for 5 pers.

new cushions in 2010, very clean

Cockpit Cushions still original in excellent condition


set of basic tools, metric and US keys

Location: Moore Haven, Florida


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