Alan Pape 17m Ketch | 1975

174,995 | Malta Malta

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  • Make Alan Pape
  • Model 17m Ketch
  • Year 1975
  • LOA 55ft/17m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Wood
  • Keel Long Keel
  • Rig Ketch
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drive
  • Layout Centre Cockpit
  • Berths 7
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 35491
  • Name Keffy


A beautifully presented example of this eminently capable Alan Pape design Built by Curtis and Pape of Looe, Cornwall in 1975. ‘Keffy’ underwent a £250,000 three year refit in 2001 and has been meticulously and constantly upgraded since making her ready for the next adventure. Her elegant and seaworthy classic lines combined with modern creature comforts and technology make her a truly usable and capable bluewater cruiser and long term live-aboard. Currently based in Malta, her berth is available by separate negotiation.


Designed by Alan Pape and built by Curtis & Pape in Looe Cornwall in 1975

Complete overhaul/refit from 2001 to 2004

Superstructure painted Ivory gloss
External teak varnished in Epifanes high gloss

Overall Length – 17m (Including Bowsprit)
Hull Material - Burma Teak on Oak Frames
Beam: 4.3m
Draft: 1.8m
Displacement: 22tonnes
Hull and Deck Construction:
Hull: Carvel planked Teak on English Oak frames.
Keel: Cast iron
Deck: Teak
Superstructure: Wood (Teak/marine ply)

Interior: Solid Cherry


Proctor aluminium spars
Standing rigging: S/S wire

Main: Jeckell slab reefing
Mizzen: Jeckell slab reefing
Staysail: Jeckell profurl furling with UV protector
Genoa: Jeckell profurl furling with UV protector
Cruising Chute: Jeckell profurl furling;
Yankee: Kemp

Cockpit -Two self-tailing Lewmar 30
Cockpit - Two self-tailing Lewmar 48
Cockpit - Two self-tailing Lewmar 44
Main mast - One Barber Australia 25, two speed
Main mast - One Anderson Scandinavian 16, two speed
Main mast – One Lewmar 25, two speed
Mizzen mast -One Lewmar 40
Mizzen mast - One Anderson Scandinavian 40, two speed



Double aft master cabin with fitted settee, and multiple lockers for clothing and bedding, Blakes Victory toilets in ensuite heads, shower and hand wash basin.
Forepeak: twin V berth; forward heads with hand wash basin, shower and Blakes Victory toilet; lobby with admin desk/dressing table and hanging locker.
Saloon with seating area, fold-out table (converts to additional double berth).


Six cylinder 136 HP GM Diesel, 1100 hours
Gearbox: Borg Warner Velvet Drive reduction
Propeller: 3 bladed fixed
Hydraulic Bowthruster
Cruising range: 1000 miles (Approx)

Generator: Fisher Pander 230V / 50HZ - 120 V / 60HZ.
Battery charger: Victron Energie Phoenix Combi 24 volt 2000 watts 50 amp.
New inverter fitted 2023
All batteries replaced 2023 (10 in total)

Water pressure system: electrical
Water heating system: calorifier (240v) + engine
Bilge pumps: 1 x hand, 1 x 24v electric, 1 x engine clutch operated.
Heating Webasto wet system

Fuel capacity: 720ltrs in two steel tanks with independent filters
Fresh water: 720 Ltrs filtered.
Holding tanks: 1 x grey 1 x black polypropylene


Dual station Raymarinie Chartplotter (2015)
Raymarine Radar (2015)
Raymarine Autopilot
Raymrine ST60 Log/Speed/Depth
GPS (2015)
Simrad VHF (2015)
Icom DSP handheld VHF

Pulpit, pushpit, guardrails,
Teak bathing ladder, boarding gates x 2
Two CQR 60 lbs anchors
One 25kg Delta Anchor
100m 10mm galvanised anchor chain
Simpson Lawrence 24v electric anchor windlass
Steering: 1 position hydraulic wheel and emergency tiller
Calibra folding Passarelle
Sprayhood awning
Bimini, and canvas cockpit surround,
Cockpit table and full length seat cushions

Domestic Equipment:
Force 10, 4-burner gas cooker on gymbal
24v fridge and freezer (keel cooler)
TWO Blakes Victory toilets
TWO showers, pressurised from HW system
Stereo system, radio, CD player
Colour flat screen TV, incorporating DVD
Chinkyboo Ice maker

Dinghy, 2015 2.4m solid bottom inc Mariner Outboard

Life raft: Avon 6 person, 2016
Six self-inflating lifejackets,
Two horseshoes

Please note equipment such as life rafts, EPIRBs, fire extinguishers and flares require regular servicing and or renewal. If such equipment is left on-board as part of the sale the buyer should ensure the equipment is suited to their usage plans, assume service or replacement will be required by them after purchase and complies with any flagging requirements.

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Ancasta are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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