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1985 Kong and Halvorsen Frers Center Cockpit Ketch

  • 48 ft
  • Ketch
  • North Kingstown, RI, US

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The beautiful German Frers design is elegant under sail and provides a comfortable blue water cruiser. This example has seen extensive refit, installations and upgrades in the past 10 years that enable the next owner piece of mind and value to cruise or live aboard as desired. The price has been reduced, the seller would like this boat sold prior to September. She in the water fully commissioned, ready for inspection, call to see her today.


Basic Information

Kong and Halvorsen
Frers Center Cockpit Ketch
North Kingstown, RI, US
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Dimensions & Weight

48 ft - 14.63 meter
14 ft 6 in - 4.42 meter
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Dry Weight:
27500 lbs


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V Drive
Fuel Type:
110 (Individual), 110 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
125 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
107 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
40 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Starting in the guest stateroom furthest forward there is a V-berth with filler, dressing seat, storage drawers underneath, shelves outboard and ample hanging lockers aft to starboard, the enclosed head is aft to port.

Next aft is the main salon with a large U-shaped dinette that converts to a double berth. There is storage outboard and under the seating, the galley is aft to port.To starboard is a settee/berth with storage outboard and under the seating, the navigation station is aft to starboard.

Next aft in the passageway there is a settee/berth to starboard with a storage shelf outboard, a wet locker to port and the engine room access aft.

The Owner's stateroom is aft with large single quarter berths port and starboard, a cedar lined hanging locker forward to starboard. Aft on the centerline is a settee/dressing seat with storage drawers underneath and behind. There are more storage drawers,and a locker forward and the enclosed head with stall shower is forward to port.

The interior is richly finished in teak cabinetry, drawers, doors, ceilings, stairs and trim with white bulkheads, teak and holly sole, and white vinyl headliner.

There are 2 companionways to the center cockpit, 3 overhead hatches with lights, many stainless steel opening ports and fans for ventilation throughout.

Galley and Heads

Stainless steel double sink with hot and cold pressure water, foot pump for salt water spigot and hand pump for fresh.
Seaward Princess 3 burner propane stove with oven/broiler, new 2007
6 cu. ft. top loading ice box with Frigoboat refrigeration

Forward and Aft Heads;
Manual pump heads
Corian vanity, sink with hot and cold pressure water, fresh water hand pump and hand shower forward, separate stall shower aft
Shower sump pumps
Holding tank with Y-valve

Navigation and Electronics

Raymarine 10 inch display for Radar/Chartplotter, 2004
Raymarine ST6001 Autopilot S3G course computer, 2004
Simrad HLD2000MK2L Linear Drive below decks
Raymarine ST600R Remote Control for Autopilot, 2004
Raymarine ST60 Speed, Log, Depth, Wind Instrument, 2004
Ritchie binnacle compass

Navigation Station;
Raymarine 7 inch display for Radar/Chartplotter, 2004
Raymarine Raynav 300 GPS, 2004
Standard Horizon Quantum GX2360S VHF radio, 2004
Vetus Meteo Linear Weather system
Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo with cockpit and Salon speakers.


Optima AGM House Battery Bank, 705 amp hour
Optima AGM Engine start
30 amp Shore power connections with cord
Xantrex ProSine 100 amp, 3 stage battery charger
Xantrex ProSine 2000 watt inverter
Custom Main breaker panel wired to ABYC standards, 2004
Windlass and Winch breakers wired to ABYC standards 2004

Hull and Deck

Bow anchor roller with Bow rail
45lb. CQR anchor, 40lb. Fortress anchor, 25lb. CQR anchor
75 feet of 3/8 inch chain and 200 feet of 8  braid nylon rode
Maxwell 2200 electric windlass with foot switches
Raw water anchor wash down pump and spigot
Side stanchions with double lifelines and side gates
Navigation Lights
Tricolor masthead light
Spreader Lights
Radar reflector on mizzen mast
Teak seating, coamings and cockpit sole
Life raft
Outboard motor bracket
Man overboard sling
Stern pushpit
Swim boarding ladder

Sails and Rigging

Masts and Rigging;
Aluminum Main (2007) and Mizzen Masts stepped on keel
Furlex 400S Roller Furler
1 X 19 SS Wire standing rigging with Norseman fittings, 2007
Navtech hydraulic backstay and boom vang adjuster, 2007
All running rigging replaced 2007
Carbon fiber spinnaker pole
Mainsheet traveler

Sails and Covers;
Doyle Dura Sail 9.3oz. Dacron full battened mizzen with reef, 2011
Doyle GPL21 Carbon fiber 5 batten main sail with 2 reefs, 2007
Doyle GPL14 Carbon fiber 155 percent genoa with UV cover, 2007
Dacron 120 percent genoa
Dacron 100 percent Yankee jib
.75 oz. Spinnaker
1 oz. Mizzen Reacher
Mainsail cover, green
Mizzen cover, green

(2) Barient #36 electric primary winches
(2) Barient #28 winches
(2) Barient #23 winches
(2) Barient #19 winches
Miscellaneous Winch handles

Mechanical Systems

Yanmar Turbo charged 110hp diesel inboard, 2009
Velvet Drive Marine reduction gear
Walter V-drive
1.5 inch propeller shaft
Prop shaft Line cutter
Max Prop 3 blade feathering propeller
Vetus exhaust system with temperature alarm, 2009
Racor Turbine dual filter/water separator, 2009
Pedestal wheel steering with cable to quadrant
Emergency tiller
3 electric bilge pumps (auto/manual)
Manual bilge pump
Stainless Steel Atlantic120vac water heater plumbed through the heat exchanger

Refit, Improvement and Upgrade Details

Steering SS cables and bronze pulleys installed.
The navigation electronics were replaced.
3 Johnson electric bilge pumps installed
Holding tank installed under V-berth with all new plumbing and macerator.
Anchor wash down system installed.
Complete electrical panel and circuit breakers systems wired and installed.
Windlass serviced and control switches installed.
Cockpit electric panel for navigation and deck lights installed.
Galley refrigeration system installed

The teak decks were removed and replaced with 4 layers of cloth and resin with a top layer of Dynel. Deck painted white with buff nonskid.

Chainplate failure was corrected, designed by Geoff Van Gorkem N.A. and executed by New England Shipyard the chainplates and bulkhead removed, built, vacuum bagged and installed the main bulkhead and new stainless steel chainplates overseen by Mr. Van Gorkem. There are photos and drawings detailing this process. The main mast, all standing rigging and running rigging was replaced.
Salon opening ports replaced with Hood stainless steel ports.

Yanmar engine installed, marine gear and v-drive cleaned, inspected and serviced.
New fuel delivery and exhaust systems installed.
The electrical system feeds from shore power, engine alternator, and inverter were all upgraded to ABYC standards.
New AGM battery banks installed in roll-over proof boxes.

New England Boatworks removed and replaced the rudder and rudder post to drawings by German Frers.
New galley stove/oven installed.
The cockpit scuppers were increased to 2 inches and hoses were replaced to the seacocks.

The seals in the autopilot ram were replaced and the Navtech seals replaced and all pressure tested by Moy Works.

Autopilot pump motor replaced.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.customContactInformation

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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(5765484)