• 80'
  • 1961
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • $595,000


80' Ketch (24.38m) Built in 1961 by the well respected Vic Franck Boat Company in Seattle, WA. Exceptional construction of 2” Alaska yellow cedar planking, Everdur bronze fastenings and bronze floors. Designed by Ben Seaborn with project consultation and sail plan/rig by Sparkman and Stephens. Caterpillar D-333 diesel, 700 gal fuel, 600 gal water, watermaker, 10kw genset. Three large staterooms with two full heads aft, separate crew quarters forward. Spacious U-shaped cockpit, large deck house salon offers excellent visibility. Designed and built for the Boeing family, then owned by movie actor Peter Fonda, current owner has enjoyed ocean sailing adventures for the past 25 years, most recently a cruise to Tahiti and back to San Diego (2014).

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: VIC FRANCK
  • Category: Cruising Ketch
  • Model: Ketch
  • Model Year: 1961
  • YearBuilt: 1961
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 80' 0" (24.38m)
  • LWL: 57' 0" (17.37m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 19' 6" (5.94m)
  • Min Draft: 8' 0" (2.44m)
  • Max Draft: 12' 0" (3.66m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 134,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 600 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 300 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 700 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: Monohull
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Ben Seaborn
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: D333
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Accommodations and Walkthrough

Fore peak area forward with access to the anchor locker. Next aft are crew quarters with two staggered berths fitted with foam cushions. Five runged ladder leads to hatch on the foredeck. Hanging locker, with washer/dryer and storage areas. Aft of this is crew head.

Aft of the crew quarters is the galley and dining area. Dinette seats six to eight people and a hand rubbed solid teak dining table.

Engine room aft of the galley area. Engine room space is insulated with one inch think fiber sound insulation, huge work bench and abundant storage space.

From the galley, access to the main salon is via a companionway and four step stairway. The salon measures approximately sixteen by fourteen and is completely paneled with teak. The sole is varnished teak and holly. On the port side of the salon is a built-in settee. To starboard are two chairs and a hi-lo table. In front of the port settee is a hi-lo cocktail table (both hi-lo tables combine to form a dining table for eight to ten). Four large windows give excellent visibility. To port and starboard are built-in cabinets and there is much storage space throughout this area. Forward is a large navigation area with chart drawers.

Aft in the salon is an electronics area to port and cabinet to starboard. The living quarters are accessible from the aft end of the salon down two steps to a hallway which ends at the master stateroom.

The living quarters are teak and holly and paneled in hand rubbed teak. The passageway has built-in linen cabinets and houses the centerboard retracting mechanism. To port is a guest stateroom with one double and one single berth. To starboard is the second guest stateroom with one large double berth. One guest head and shower. The owner’s stateroom is aft and has two large double berths and ensuite private head with shower. There is an escape hatch in the overhead with a plexiglass skylight built in. At the aft bulkhead is a desk with bookcase. Two large hanging closets and numerous drawers complete the owner’s stateroom.

Access from below deck to the cockpit area is via a four-step stairway from the aftermost end of the salon. The cockpit is located on top of the trunk cabin and has teak decking. There are contoured seats on each side capable of seating ten people and a center steering console. The steering console has a 36” spoked teak wheel, rimmed with brass, and topped with compass in binnacle.


  • Built-in settee
  • Built-in cabinets
  • Four large windows
  • Nav Station
  • Signal Flag Cabinet
  • Teak and Holly floors
  • 7’ Headroom


  • (4) burner gas stove w/oven & broiler
  • (2) refrigerators
  • Wine cooler
  • Freezer
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Bar Sink
  • Faux marble countertops
  • (12) drawer storage
  • Oodles of cabinet space
  • Separate work areas
  • Pantry
  • Broom Closet
  • Washer/dryer
  • Raised Holly Floor

Master Stateroom

  • (2) large double berths
  • (2) large hanging lockers
  • Private head with shower
  • Desk with bookcase
  • Built-in dresser drawers
  • Plexiglass skylight
  • Teak and Holly Floor

Guest Staterooms

  • Port stateroom with one double and one single berth
  • Starboard stateroom with one double berth
  • Built-in dresser drawers
  • Shared head and shower

Navigation and Electronics

  • Chelsea’s ship clock and barometer
  • (3) Furuno Navnet units
  • Standard Horizon Matrix AIS+GX2150 VHF
  • Handheld VHF
  • Chart table
  • ComNav autopilot
  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Autohelm wind instruments
  • Datamarine speed/distance log
  • Autohelm depth instrument
  • Danforth White compass

Engine and Mechanical

  • Water pressure pump with accumulator tank for domestic system
  • Water pressure pump and accumulator tank for raw water
  • (2) refrigeration compressors
  • Sea Recovery water maker
  • Electric waste discharge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Engine driven bilge pump
  • (2) electric automatic bilge pumps

Electrical Equipment

  • 12VDC/32VDC systems
  • 12V/32V batteries
  • 10kW Yanmar diesel auxiliary generator
  • Auxiliary cruising generator off the main engine
  • 60 amp alternator

Deck, Hull and Safety Equipment

  • (5) dry chem portable fire extinguishers
  • Halon 1301 fixed fire suppression
  • PFDs and throwable PFDs
  • Distress flares
  • (10) person life raft
  • (2) Danforth type anchors
  • (1) Navy type anchor
  • Navigational and anchor lights
  • Emergency tiller handle

Sails and Rigging

  • Winches
  • (2) Barient #28
  • (1) Barient #30
  • (4) Barient #22
  • (1) Barient #20
  • (1) Barient #26
  • Boom gallows
  • Stern electric capstan
  • (2) spruce masts
  • Double drum windlass (electric)
  • Butterfly hatch


  • Elliott Patterson main (new 2014)
  • #1 genoa
  • #2 genoa
  • #3 genoa
  • Jib (new 2010)
  • B & C mizzen (new 2014)
  • Mizzen staysail (new 2013)
  • Gennaker
  • Staysail (new 2010)
  • Drifter