40ft Wooden Ketch

39,950 | St Mawes, Cornwall United Kingdom


  • Make 40ft Wooden
  • Model Ketch
  • Year 1967
  • LOA 40ft/12m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Wood
  • Keel Long Keel
  • Rig Ketch
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 4
  • Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 34150
  • Name Myrtle of St Mawes


A unique opportunity to own a true one off built by the renowned Willy and Peter Bieritz of Kiel in 1967. A true Gentleman's cruising boat, Myrtle of St Mawes has had just two owners from new and was designed and built to cruise in comfort, safety and of course complete classic style! Having completed a circumnavigation via the Cape of Good Hope in 1983 she has been cruised extensively in Europe and the Mediterranean before coming to the West Country in 2014. Having been lovingly maintained and upgraded over the years, including a new engine in 2017, Myrtle is presented to the market in beautiful condition and is ready for her next sailing adventure.


40' Long Keeled Wooden Ketch designed by Aage Utson and built by Peter Bieritz of Kiel in 1967
Aft cockpit blue water cruiser
IROKO on laminated oak and teak frames

Long keel
Tiller steered
LOA 40.35"ft (12.30m)
BEAM 10'3ft ( 3.30m)
NET tonnage 14.29T


Ketch Rigged
Stainless Steel standing rigging
Slab reefing main
Furling Genoa (furlex 300)
Spinnaker pole

Mizzen with slab reefing
No 1 Jib

Main, Mizzen and Genoa serviced and laundered annually
The storm and No 1 jib have been stored


Beautifully presented accommodation for 4 in fore cabin and saloon

High quality wooden cabinetry throughout including a large amount of storage

Double V berth
Separate heads compartment with wash basin and marine toilet and inline black water holding tank (60 ltrs)

OPEN PLAN MIDSHIPS AREA: Comprises of saloon, galley, chart/navigation station
Port side; Galley with double sink, Hot and cold pressurised water, filtered drinking water, 2 burner cooker complete with oven & grill, top loading fridge, stowage cupboards and lockers.
Saloon seating area that also provides 2 single berths. The backs to the port and starboard saloon berth can be lifted to provide children's berths above.
Diesel fired cabin heater.

Starboard side; Navigation station forward with large chart table.


Newly installed Beta 75hp Marine Diesel (2017)
86 hours as of February 2020
Last serviced July 2019
3 blade prop to shaft drive
New shaft in 2017
Cruising speed 5.5kts
Max speed 7kts

4 x 12v 60AH house batteries (2016)
1 x 12v 100AH engine battery (2016)
Charged by engine alternator and battery charger
Shore power

1 x 300l fuel (cleaned 2017)
1 x 300l Water (cleaned 2017)
1 x 60l Holding


B&G Chartplotter at chart table (2018)
Standard Horizon Chart plotter in cockpit (2012)
Nasa Clipper Echosounde (2012)
Furuno Radar
Simrad Autopilot (2018)
Icom DSSC VHF (2016)

Large Bronze Bugel anchor on bow
Large Danforth anchor, stored below
70m chain

Main anchor windless is hydraulic and the aft kedge windless is electric
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Fenders and numerous warps
Deep boarding/swimming ladder
Cockpit deck shower
Saltwater deckwash pump with hose fitting forward

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