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KELPIE OF FALMOUTH

  • 24 m
  • 1928
  • HARVEY F. GAMAGE, SOUTH BRISTOL MARINE
  • Spain
  • 1 200 000 €

ABOUT KELPIE OF FALMOUTH

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: HARVEY F. GAMAGE, SOUTH BRISTOL MARINE
  • Category: Schooner
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1928
  • YearBuilt: 1928
  • Year Refit: 2014
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: Spain
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/2
  • LOA: 78' 9" (24.00m)
  • LWL: 39' 5" (12.00m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 15' 6" (4.70m)
  • Min Draft: 9' 7" (2.90m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 7 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 450 Miles
  • Max Speed: 10 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 34 Short Ton
  • Gross Tonnage: 39 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 800 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 600 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: 2
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: F Sweisguth
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Beta
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: N/A

Detailed Description


TYPE Gaff Rigged Schooner
BUILDER Harvey Gamage Shipyard, Bristol, Maine
NAVAL ARCHITECT F Sweisguth
YEAR 1928
REFIT 1990/2003/2014
REFIT YARD Gweek Quay Shipyard, Cornwall, under the
supervision of Capt. Charles Wroe
CONSTRUCTION Carvel, pine on oak
CREW 2 Crew in the summer
FLAG British
ENGINE 1 x 90hp Beta, naturally aspirated, new 2013
GT 39.16 tons
DISPLACEMENT 34 tons
LOA 24.00m / 78’8”
LWL 15.00m / 49’2”
LOD 19.80m / 65’
BEAM 4.70m / 14’9”
DRAFT 2.90m / 9’6”
MAXIMUM SPEED 10 knots
CRUISING SPEED 7 knots
FUEL CONSUMPTION 8 litres per hour
RANGE 450 nm
ACCOMMODATION 6 x Guests in 3 cabins (1 x double, 2 x twin)
CREW 2 x Crew in 1 cabin (in forepeak)
FUEL 600 litres / 158.5 US gallons
FRESH WATER 800 litres / 211.3 US gallons
GREY WATER 80 litres / 21.1US gallons
BLACK WATER 2 x 25 litres / 6.6 US gallons (1 for each toilet)


MASTER STATEROOM
· Double bed, sofa to starboard, writing desk and en-suite shower and head
· Ample storage under bunk and sofa, chest of drawers
· Windows and large skylight overhead
GUEST STATEROOMS
· 1 x Forward from saloon to port, twin bunks, wardrobe, large skylight
· 1 x Forward from saloon to starboard slightly smaller twin cabin,
door through to forepeak
MAIN SALOON
· This charming space is elegantly fitted out with American Black Walnut
finished bright, white enamelled panelling, teak sole and trim
· Buttoned leather sofa port and starboard
· Walnut custom table, bottle storage under
· Storage in glass-fronted cabinets
· WWII U.S.Navy clock, barometer, hydrometer
· Nav. area to stbd. Warm 24v LED lighting throughout
· Galley open plan to Starboard, at bottom of companionway steps
· Elegantly separated from saloon by custom made glass and wood panel
· Force 10 s/s four hob cooker & oven
· 60 litre custom fridge/freezer
· Ample storage
HEADS
· The en-suite owners head and the day head are finished in bright teak
and white enamel, with ample storage
· Crew head not fitted
FOC’SLE
· Access from deck and via stbd cabin
· Two pipecots, wardrobe
· A head and shower could be fitted in place of wardrobe
· Door fwd to chain locker


ENGINE 1 x 90hp Beta, naturally aspirated, new 2013
mechanically governed diesel engine
ENGINE HOURS 600 hours (October 2015)
PROPULSION Mechanical Shaft
PROPELLERS 3 bladed Bruntons Autoprop
ELECTRICITY 24 V and 240V circuits
BATTERIES 800 amp hour
TYPE Gel cells
CHARGER Mastervolt new 2014
TOILET SYSTEM Vetus Electric macerator
SEWAGE SYSTEM Vetus
SAILS 300m2 upwind 400m2 downwind
SAIL AREA James Lawrence Sailmakers & North Sails 2014
MAIN SAIL 99.4 sq m
FORESAIL 45.7 sq m
WORKING TOPSAIL 25.3 sq m
JACKYARD TOPSAIL 44.8sq m
STAYSAIL 23.4 sq m
JIB 26.7 sq m
10.8 sq m
FISHERMAN 43.7 sq m
GOLLYWOBBLER 125 sq m
SPINNAKER 112 sq m
SPARS All spars of first rate Douglas Fir, (2014)
designed by Theo Rye, & built by Collars, UK
except foremast in Spruce (1995)
Gaff Rigged jackyard schooner
STANDING RIGGING All stainless steel by Peter Morton, Ropewise,
Falmouth. 2013
1x19 Dyform wire, oversized. Terminals by Peterson
RUNNING RIGGING Southern Ropes & English Braid
Runners Dyneema
WINCHES Antal Bronze self-tailing 2-speed
9 x#48 and 1 x #60 for mainsheet. All 2014
WOODEN BLOCKS All by Colin Frake, 2014
MAGNETIC COMPASS B&G Zeus
ECHO SOUNDER B&G Zeus
RADAR B&G 4 G
CHART PLOTTER B&G Zeus; readout in saloon & cockpit
LOG B&G Zeus
WIND INSTRUMENTS B&G Zeus
VHF B&G Zeus 25w in saloon
ANCHOR WINDLASSES Wilmex Electric bronze windlass & capstan
ANCHORS 80lb CQR anchor
ANCHOR CHAINS 100m 12mm stud link chain
PASSERELLE 1.5m Passerelle, wood
SIDE BOARDING LADDER Space for wooden boarding side-ladder


· 1 x Zodiac 8 man liferaft 2013
· 7 x self-inflating lifejackets 2014
· EPIRB
· Full set of Flares
· Flare Gun
· 1 x 4m Fiji Rib, with a 10 Hp Honda 4 stroke new 2013
The restoration of Kelpie of Falmouth was considered good enough to win the Classic Boat ‘Restoration of the Year’ award, 2014. The story is of epic proportions, from finding a tired old boat on the Californian coast in 2012, a 9.000 mile delivery back to a traditional Cornish boatyard some miles up a tidal river, and the 18 month-long re-build from bare frames up.
A ‘dream team’ was assembled using the pool of local wooden boat expertise, including amongst many others Theo Rye as the consultant architect, Ashley Butler as the initial yard contact, Ken Wilkinson as the head carpenter, Studion Faggioni and Pendennis Shipyard for the interior design, and further afield Colin Frake for the deck hardware, and Jeremy Freeland of Collars Spars for the spars.
At this time the pitch pine on oak frames hull was stripped bare, all tired wood replaced as necessary, and the stern completely re-built to bring her back to her original shape. Many deck beams were replaced, and all deck furniture in teak renewed. Fastenings used were either silicone bronze, or 316 stainless steel. A full photographic record is available to interested parties. The deck is of 20mm teak, bonded and screwed to 18mm marine ply using two part epoxy resin Sabatack. For extra water-tightness a thin layer of glass roving saturated in epoxy resin was applied to the ply first. The caulking is one part by Sabacaulk.
As there was nothing left of the original interior, the designers were faced with a blank canvas. The result is a successful mixture of traditional joinery and modern layout, fitting a remarkable amount of living space and level of comfort into the available volume. The engine is now tucked away, unnoticeable behind the companionway steps, and the galley is open to the saloon, yet not in it.
Kelpie of Falmouth now benefits from a complete hull re-build, and all new systems, installations, deck fittings, spars and sails. She is ready to go on for another 90 years.
Built by the famous Harvey Gamage yard in Maine, to designs by Francis Sweisguth of the Ford, Payne and Sweisguth firm in New York, KELPIE OF FALMOUTH, originally ‘Hopeful’, has an excellent pedigree. Francis Sweisguth designed the Star class of dinghies whilst working for William Gardner in the ‘30’s, which was to become the longest standing class in Olympic history.
With an interesting wartime history, too long to repeat in full here, Kelpie was once known as ‘the fastest schooner in the West’, and won many West coast regattas in her heyday. She has not yet achieved her full potential on the Mediterranean regatta circuit, and still has more silver to take home. Although an exciting yacht to race, Kelpie is also suitable for family cruising, easy as she is to handle with her cruising sails only, and her well thought out interior. A handy size, with just one full time crew member for maintenance, she is unique in the market place at this time. A new owner could benefit from the investment so far undertaken, and in perfect condition as she now is, Kelpie represents a rare opportunity to purchase a vessel ready to go, with all-new equipment on board, without the two year wait so often necessary.

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