• 65.5'
  • 1968
  • Anacortes, Washington, United States
  • $375,000


Refit 2013 thru 2017

Amorosa is a 65' Sparkman & Stephens designed Ketch that has a very interesting and exciting history.  She has been refit by experienced craftsmen and will provide her new owner with a safe and stable vessel for many years of adventure.  Rigged for short handed sailing with light air performance and stiff under heavy conditions.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Category: Cruising Ketch
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1968
  • YearBuilt: 1968
  • Year Refit: 2017
  • 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: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/6 - Crew R/B/S: 1/0/2
  • LOA: 65' 6" (19.96m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 16' 0" (4.88m)
  • Min Draft: 6' 6" (1.98m)
  • Max Draft: 14' 3" (4.34m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 1,500 Miles
  • Max Speed: 11 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 75,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: 56 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 500 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 65 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 600 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: 2
  • Crew Heads: 1
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: Centerboard
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Sparkman Stephens
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Interior Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Manufacturer: John Deere
  • Model: 6068
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Sleeps a total of 8 which includes two pulmans in the salon

Entry to the ship from dock on either side, cockpit has port and starboard doors.  Main entry is in forward part of cockpit.  Cockpit has seating port and starboard, steering console with engine controls and gauges, plus navigation station.  Going forward into the salon, to port there is a settee with large windows above.  The center window port and starboard open for cross ventilation.  To starboard there is a L-shaped settee with coffee table that converts to dining table.  Good storage under and behind settees and in the compartment under sole.  Down the stairs forward the galley is to starboard with large capacity refrigeration and freezer all with holding plates.  The compressors are remoted to the engine room.  To port is an over and under berth stateroom with head and shower.  Forward is another four berth stateroom with 2 berths to port and 2 berths to starboard. Deck access for this cabin also.  From the cockpit going aft is the aft stateroom with port and starboard berths and full bath.  Good hanging lockers and drawer storage.  Large opening overhead hatch in this cabin.  The engine room is accessed from the cockpit on the port and starboard sides.  Walkaround access and good headroom.


Double S.S. sinks
S.S. counter tops
3 burner propane stove w/oven by Paul Luke
Microwave oven
Hot water heater
Pressure water system
Holding plate refrigeration and freezer


Garmin 1040XS GPS digital chart display. 
Garmin 18 HD radar
Garmin GWS Wind angle / speed sensor
Garmin Depth / Speed /Temp Airmark triducer 
Furuno Depth sounder
Sea M412 VHF Radio
Icon M127 VHF Radio 
Robertson AP300X Auto pilot with fluxgate compass

Electrical Equipment

12VDC, 24 VDC, 32VDC, w/Deep cycle batteries & 120VAC system.  All batteries are AGM.
Shore power port and starboard connections
New Wiring throughout w/new electrical panels
Interior lighting on dimmers LED
Inverter/charger 32VDC
DC parallel switch
Northern Lights generator 8 KW 248 hours
Helm station electrical panel in engine room for cockpit
Bose stereo throughout

Deck Equipment

Below the waterline AMOROSA is configured with a round bilge, welded aluminum hull around a full keel with tandem centerboards along centerline and a keel shoe hung rudder.  Her board up draft at just over 6’ to access cruising destinations, while her board-down draft brings her to 14’03” for upwind sailing performance.

New decks, new non-skid
Full paint 2016 hull and deck
Rigging gone through 2016
CO2 fire system E. room w/remote deploy on deck
Twin disc gear
2” S.S. shaft
26” X 26” 4 blade prop plus 2 blade prop
65 gallon holding tank
CQR Anchor, Bruce anchor, Kedge anchor & Danforth anchor
100’ 3/16” chain w/200’ of rode
75,000 lbs displacement


John Deere main
Dual racor fuel filters on main
Single Racor on generator
Shaft brake on main shaft
Ventilation in and out in engine room
Refrigeration compressors in engine room
Work bench in standup engine room
Pressure water pump e. room
New Cockpit dodger 2017
Ideal anchor windlass w/chain and rode
8’ Sailing dingy w/o mast and sail
4 fully operational Dorades 3 fwd. 1 aft
Electric/hydraulic winch on aft deck


 Alloy masts fully painted 2016
Stainless steel wire updated as needed in 2016
Roller reefing Main and Mizzen
Tides Marine “Fast Track” on Main and Mizzen tracks and slides
Schaefer Jib 4100 roller furling system 2016
Spreader lights on Main and Mizzen
Winch Inventory
Barient 4 X 28  
Barient 4 X 16 
Barient 2 X 35
Barient 2 X 22
Barient Main Halyard with brake
Barient Mizzen Halyard with brake
Sail Inventory
1740 sq. ft.

Other Features

Amorosa is a great family world cruiser.  She has been professionally refit and is ready for new adventures.  She would make a great liveaboard and is comfortable on coastwise trips of crossing oceans.  A strongly built, very safe family yacht.


AMOROSA has been refit by experienced craftsmen and will provide her new owner with a safe and stable vessel for many years of adventure.  Rigged for short handed sailing with light air performance and stiff under heavy conditions.  AMOROSA has ageless and classic lines with a huge inventory of sails, awnings and parts.