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Kvase 1200 (Colin Archer) (1993)

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Kvase 1200  (1993) - Under offer

This sturdy 17 ton Colin Archer Ketch has just returned from a trip to the Shetlands, after years of journeying the Mediterranean and Red Sea. This is rock solid boat that can take a beating. The large deck has wide gangways  and all windows are either lexan or safety glass. It has a mid cockpit and long keel. The ship does needs some wind to get going, but when she does she sails really well. The hull was built according to the drawings of Mr. K. Kornaat and the interior was designed by the owner.

The accomodation is very well thought out, and the interior is practically furnished with plenty of storage space. Right next to the entrance is the chart table, though this is not a desk as usual but a standing table. Next to it is a quarter berth. To starboard is a passageway to the cabin aft and on the other side of the entrance is the galley with three-burner stove with oven and fridge. Behind it is the entrance to the engine room. Further forward is the seating area of the main cabin with a curved sofa  and two comfortable armchairs. IN the bow are two berths at angels to each other. In the aft cabin there is a large double bed and in the passage a sink and access to the head and shower.

There is a real engine room onboard with headroom (the owner was an engineer in the merchant navy). The hefty six-cylinder DAF diesel 120 hp  engine is easily accessible. Here is also stored: diving compressor, generator, various pumps, etc. and even a fully equipped work bench.

Broker’s comments: This is a boat with charisma: a boat you can take long, adventurous trips with. You can stay for weeks off shore, because of the large tanks and the aggregate. The interior is slightly different from other ships, but very practical and comfortable. A lot of stainless steel has been applied so that it is a low-maintenance ship, although the access hatch is a bit on the small side.

Due to their varying geographic locations please only make travel
arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Deck and hull: Steel keel 6mm, 5mm flat, side 4mm, 4mm deck, deck features non-skid paint.

Construction: Smooth deck with small deckhouse, steel

Dimensions: length 12.50m x wide 3.90m x depth 2.20m

Rudder: pierced helm

Steering wheel-hydraulic

Displacement (kg): Approx. 17 tons

Ballast (kg): Approx. 4.5 tons (lead)

Clearance: Ca. 17.5 m


Material, colors: mahogany Essen

Cabins: 2 double cabins

Sleeps: 5 fixed, 1 in saloon

Headroom: Ca. 186 cm

Toilet: 1x, with holding tank

Shower: Yes

Sound: Radio / CD

Cooking / device: 3-burner gas

Oven: Yes Gas

Refrigerator: Yes, with compressor

Heating: Yes, diesel heater

Engine, electrics, water

Power: 120 hp

Brand: DAF DD615

Year: 1974 (previously demonstration engine that had barely 200 hours in 2002)

Hours: 2884

Fuel diesel

Fuel capacity: 800L (100L fuel tanks, main tank 700L)

Cooling intercooling

Propulsion: Fixed propeller

Mains voltage 24V, 12V tools, build in converter to 220V

Battery Start 2 x 120Ah, 120Ah service 2x, battery, generator: 120Ah

Battery charger yes

converter Yes

Generator Yes

Diving compressor pump Yes

Water pressure system yes

Hot water yes

Water tank Ca. 600 liters divided among four tanks

Holding tank yes

Shorepower yes

Voltmeter Yes

tachometer yes

Fuel Meter yes


type Ketch

Winches 8 x

mainsail 2007

Mainsail reefing system Bind

mizzen yes

Genoa 2007

Genoa reefing system role

staysail yes

gennaker yes

Navigation and electronics

Life raft Yes uncoloured

Bilge pump Manual and electrical

Fire extinguisher 2x fire extinguisher

Gas storage for 2 bottles, incl. Bottle 10kg

Navigation lights yes

compass yes

Log / speed Yes


depth yes

wind yes

Autopilot yes

radar yes

GPS yes

VHF yes

SSB yes


CQR anchor 65 lbs, 35kg anchor plate.

Windlass yes

Fenders, lines Divers

Tarpaulins Winter cover and hood for mainsail and mizzen

Yes sprayhood

Awning yes

Swimming ladder yes

Dinghy (Bombard rigid bottom) w. 5 Hp Yamaha outboard 

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