47' (14.33m)

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1974 47' CUSTOM KETCH Cruising Ketch 47 Rochester New York United States
$88,000 USD

The 1974 47' CUSTOM KETCH 47 Cruising Ketch Crest is a sail boat for sale located in Rochester, New York, United States.



“CREST” is for sale.

Broker’s Comments:

It is rare that a vessel like CREST is offered for sale. More than just a boat; CREST has been a love affair for the owners and family. Designed by world-renown marine architect Al Mason and handcrafted by the original owners, CREST has been a home, a place to raise a family on the water, and a life long adventure for the owners/builders. She could be easily marketed as a wooden boat by appearance, but her heavily constructed fiberglass hull reduces maintenance and carries the ketch rig well.

Designed as a capable extended cruiser, CREST features a three-cabin layout with two heads and includes a workshop in the bow. Her three-cabin layout with three berths forward, two in the main cabin and two in the aft cabin provides comfortable accommodations for seven.

Minimum shoal draft enables CREST to visit many cruising areas normally inaccessible to vessels of her size. She is economical to operate under power, cruising at 8 ¾ mph, using less than 2 gallons of fuel per hour. For the traditional cruising sailor looking to sail in comfort and make a bold statement in every harbor, you enter CREST is worthy of your inspection. Visit the  CREST website for more information and construction details. June 2018 Survey Available with accepted offers.

Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 1974 47' CUSTOM KETCH 47 Cruising Ketch Crest yacht for sale in Rochester, New York, USA today!

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LENGTH 47' (14.33m)
BUILT 1974
BEAM 13' 4" (4.06m)
DRAFT 7' 4" (2.24m)
LOCATION Rochester, New York, USA
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Solid hand-laid fiberglass approximately 1” thick at the shearline increasing to 1 5/8” to 1 ¾” at the turn of the bilges and keel.

Hull Interior:  Covered with approximately 2” of urethane foam insulation from the shearline to below the waterline.

Centerboard Trunk:  Hand-laid fiberglass with nylon chafing strips on inner walls. One-inch solid steel plate hot galvanized with anti-electrolysis bushing hinging on a monel hinge pin in a monel pipe with monel access covers.

Ballast:  Lead inside ballast encapsulated in resin.

Mast Step:  Steel 2” x 4” x ½” mast sub step plate with a stainless steel mast step.

Shear Clamp:  2 3/4'” x 6” laminated mahogany thru-bolted to the hull with stainless bolts.



Laminated mahogany deck beams are covered with two layers of 3/8” marine plywood glued and screwed, covered with fiberglass cloth, planked with 1 1/8” teak laid in thiacol then silicon bronze screw-fastened to the deck beams.



The naturally-finished cabin sides are 1 3/8” teak fastened vertically with 3/8” bronze rods which are bolted to the weather deck.

Varnished laminated mahogany cabin beams are covered with two layers of 3/8” marine plywood which is glued and screwed to the cabin beam with silicon bronze screws and covered with glass cloth (exterior) and separated with naturally finished butternut planking on the interior.

 A flush cabin top hatch provides access for engine removal.

 Four fixed main cabin side windows are ¼” tempered glass with a solar tint and UV shield.



The entire interior is naturally finished solid teak with some solid mahogany in the forward cabin and the aft cabin. All wood is natural (no paint and no veneer). These finishes are in near perfect condition.

All interior doors, cupboard fronts and storage compartment doors are of solid teak raised panel construction.  The bulkheads in all cabins are laminated marine plywood covered with solid teak vertical planking.  Teak sealing in the forward and aft cabins line the sides of the hull.  The holly inlaid teak planked cabin sole throughout is beautifully varnished.



Forepeak:  A rope locker forward followed by a 40 gallon holding tank, workshop, too, and spare parts storage area two hanging lockers (one port and one starboard) then a bulkhead with a teak raised panel door to the forward cabin.

Forward Cabin:  A single 6’4” berth to port, a double 6’4” berth to starboard, naturally finished mahogany drawers and storage lockers below the bunks followed by a bulkhead with two teak raised panel doors; one leading to the forward head and one to a companionway.

Forward Head:  (Port of companionway) Shower, head, storage lockers both outboard of lav and below. Large prism overhead provides additional daylight. A second teak raised panel door provides access to the forward head from the companionway.

Galley:  (Starboard of companionway) Three-burner Princess electric stove with oven rotisserie, range hood with light and power vent through cabin top. Three drawers alongside and one below the oven.  Galley sink with storage lockers below and above.  Above storage opens to galley and main salon.  Large top-load refrigerator and freezer compartments with storage outboard. A large prism overhead provides additional daylight. Twelve-volt florescent light over galley sink as well as twelve-volt and 110 volt lighting. 6’3” headroom.

Main Cabin:  Two settees (which slide into main cabin about 12’) convert to 6’4” bunks. Each bunk has three drawers below. There are three storage lockers outboard of the starboard bunk and one locker as well as two large chart drawers outboard of the port bunk.  A beautifully varnished custom-built hi-low drop leaf table of solid teak construction is also in the main cabin.  A twelve-volt electrical panel, generator control panel and centerboard access is enclosed behind a raised panel teak door.

Aft Cabin:  The aft cabin has a hanging locker to starboard. A head with lav to port, storage below and lockers outboard of the lav. A mechanical/electric head with a 12 gallon holding tank is fitted with a Mansfield USCG approved MSD and overboard discharge valve with pump. Two 6’6” bunks, port and starboard with lockers below and bookshelves outboard of bunks. There is a writing desk between the bunks with four drawers.



Ten twelve-volt Perko chrome brass lights with shades (2 forward cabin, 1 forward head, 3 main cabin, 1 aft head, 2 aft cabin). There is also a twelve-volt fluorescent light over the galley sink and a twelve-volt light fixture in the working area of the forepeak.

Three 110 volt lights (1 brass wall lantern with chimney and glove in forward cabin, 1 over galley stove, 1 lamp in aft cabin).

Three brass oil gimbaled wall lamps with chimneys, globes and smoke bells (1 forward cabin and 2 in the main cabin).



The vessel has four access hatches to the bilge area – two in the forward cabin, one in the galley area companionway and on the aft cabin. There are two large engine hatches in the main cabin that provide access to the machinery.



Engine: 80 hp Perkins diesel, Model 4-236, heat exchanger cooling, 2 to 1 reduction gear driving a 21 x 15 three-blade propeller on a 1 3/8” stainless shaft with a mechanical prop lock.  The two rubber cutlass bearings in a monel propeller shaft are pressure lubricated with engine cooling water. The engine is fitted with a raw water intake filter, 65 amp alternator and water trap muffler.

Generator: Northern Lights diesel 6 KW AC generator in a sound proofing box mount, wiring, fuel system, exhaust system and raw water intake filter.



All through-hull fittings are fitted with ball valves. The engine room is equipped with a Fireboy haylon fire extinguisher system and Aqualarm bell warning system for:  engine overheat, low oil pressure, water in fuel and high bilge water alarm. Fiberglass and lead heat and sound insulation.



Fuel:  Two 45-gallon welded steel tanks, epoxy coated on the outside and two coats of aircraft fuel tank sealer on the inside, each fitted with mechanical gauges and condensation water drains.  A Raycor fuel filter/water separator and water alarm system service both tanks.

Water: Two 110-gallon stainless water tanks with water filter, pressure water pump and accumulator tank.



Twelve-volt electric panel with fuses. 

Four 220 amp six-volt (series to 12 volt) batteries with two-bank master control switch, battery condition meter and engine ground disconnect knife switch. 

LaMarche 60 amp constravolt (automatic battery charger) 

110 volt 30 amp shore power system with reverse polarity indicator and circuit breaker which supplies a subcircuit breaker distribution panel.



Aluminum spars, stainless standing rigging, roller furling full batten main. Cruising Designs roller furling head sail.




Edson pedestal mechanical steering system. 

Varnished teak spoke steering wheel. 

6” Danforth constellation compass (6 lubber lines) in a chrome brass binnacle.

Horizon knot meter with log and depth indicator with alarm.

 Steering pedestal has a stainless safety rail and a custom-built varnished teak folding table which serves as a cockpit table and folds to storage in the pedestal safety rail. The throttle and shift controls are mounted on the pedestal. 

Engine control panel with recording tac, temperature gauge, ammeter, oil pressure and key starter switch. The engine control panel instruments are backlighted for night operation. 

Mechanical engine stop and propeller lock controls the outboard steering station.



 Forward deck vent for rope locker. 

Forward and aft head vents mounted on dorade boxes.

Two deck vents for lazarette.

Power range hood fan and stainless vent over galley stove (Charlie Noble)

Nine opening ports with screens:  4 forward cabin, 1 forward head, 1 galley, 1 aft head and 3 aft cabin.

Four teak cabin hatches with ½” solar bronze plexiglass panels, each fitted with screens: 1 forward workshop area, 1 forward cabin, 1 main cabin and 1 aft cabin.

Main cabin entrance has an additional screen insert.



Three storage compartments:  1 outboard of steering station port side, 1 outboard of steering station starboard side and 1 lazarette aft of steering station.

The cockpit floor has two large scuppers and is fitted with removable teak floorboards. 



Two #32 Barlow head sail winches.

One Barlow main mast mounted winch.

Three reel halyard winches (2 on main mast and one on mizzen mast).

Extra winch pad on mizzen mast.

Three winch handles, two winch handle holders.

One main sheet winch.

One mizzen sheet winch.

One bronze worm-drive centerboard winch with stainless cable pennant.



Hot Water Tank:  12 gallon (110 volt and heat exchanger system).

Air Conditioning:  Reverse cycle air conditioning with water cooled heat exchanger.

Heater:  110 volt heater in aft cabin.

Bilge Pumps:  2 electric bilge pumps, 1 controlled by an automatic switch.

Refrigeration:  110 volt refrigeration and freezer with holding plates.

Engine-driven refrigeration and freezer with holding plates.  Six inches of insulation around refrigerator and freezer compartments.

Radio:  Horizon Standard twelve volt radio with emergency antenna. The radio has a cockpit mount and a main cabin mount.

Anchor:  Plow anchor with chain and ¾” nylon rode. Custom built polished stainless roller anchor chock for two anchors. Folding yachtsman storm anchor.

Bow Rail, Stern Rail, Lifeline, Davits and Boom Support:  Stainless bow and stern rail. Stainless lifeline stanchions with two gates. Horseshoe life ring in a stainless lifeline rack. Custom stainless steel main boom support. Custom polished stainless removal dinghy davits.

Bimini, Sun Cover, Hatch Covers and Sail Covers:  Main and mizzen sail covers (Sunbrella fabric). Custom made folding bimini sun top with 1” polished stainless bows including front windshield panel, side and rear curtain allowing for complete cockpit enclosure.  All panels fitted with zippers and snaps for easy removal and storage. Front deck sun cover. Three custom-fitted canvas cabin hatch covers.

 Plumbing and Pump Out Equipment:  Deck pump outfitting for forward holding tank and overboard macerator pump.  Shower drain water filter and pump piped to overboard discharge.

 Winter Storage Equipment:  Framework to hold cover for winter storage (wood and pipe frame).  Six adjustable pipe stands

 Miscellaneous:  Three large fenders. One fender board. Stern mount and American yacht ensign flag on varnished mahogany pole. Polished stainless steel air horns on main mast. Two flag halyards. Miscellaneous ¾” nylon dock lines. Twelve volt navigation lights and anchor light. Folding aluminum boarding ladder. Three brass gimbal oil wall lamps with chimneys, globes and smoke bells. Miscellaneous engine spare parts.


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RCR Yachts
P.O. Box 399 223 Lockport St Youngstown, New York, 14174 USA

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