My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.
Where are You Now?
I came across this listing some time ago – I’ve no idea if this hull was sold or whether some enthusiastic buyer managed to complete the project and is now out in the great blue yonder – but one would like to hope.
Description from the listing:
Steel Tahiti Ketch — Bare Hull. Weston Farmer’s updated steel version of John Hanna’s famous Tahiti Ketch.
Size: 32′ on deck, 37′ LOA, 10′ 2″ beam, 4’4′ draft. All steel work expertly fabricated at Ron Barnes steel boatyard in St Augustine, Fl. The naval architect Phil Bolger praised Barnes as “one of the most expert and efficient builders of steel boats in the country.”
The vessel was built in 1993, always kept under cover. — hull,deckhouse, bulwarks, bowsprit –keel with built in engine cooler — rudder, shaft log, engine bed, ss chain locker–ss top rails, cabin handrails, and stanchions–companionway hatch and deck hatch. The vessel can be ketch or cutter rigged.
This sailing vessel is specifically designed for strength and heavy weather safety; it is capable of carrying stores, fuel, and water for extended bluewater cruising or live aboard in the tropic islands. It is on a steel frame trailer, located in north central Massachusetts.
Price: $18,000 firm