A HEAVILY AND EXCEPTIONALLY WELL BUILT 39’ CRUISING
AUXILIARY KETCH - EXCELLENT CONDITION:
Length on Deck: 38’ - 8” LWL: 30’ -10” Beam: 10’ - 9” Draft: 6’ - 1” Year Built: 1937
Designer: B. Bothen Builder: Arendals Batvarv, Gothenburg, Sweden - Built to Lloyds
100A1 Specifications Displacement: 34,500 Lbs.
CONSTRUCTION: Pitch Pine Carvel Planking over English Oak Steam Bent Frames with every third frame a Heavy Sawn Frame. Planking to ALL Frames Copper Rivet Fastened; Bronze Screws along the Rabbet. English Oak Backbone, Oak, and also Forged Iron Galvanized Floor Timbers. Iron Ballast Keel. Laid Teak Deck over V.G Fir Beams. Teak Trunk; Laminated Roof Beams; Plywood Roof; Fiberglass covered.*
*The Entire Vessel was very extensively Rebuilt by the Paul Rollins Yard in York, Me in 1986 and completed in 1989. A partial list of work completed includes withdrawal and inspection of several Copper Plank Fastenings and the Wrought Iron Keel Bolts (Both found to be in like new condition), Withdrawal & Replacement of the Bronze Screw plank fastenings along the Rabbet and Hood Ends, A Bronze Mast Step was fabricated & installed, All new V.G Fir Deck Beams & Carlins w/ New Laid & Caulked Teak Deck & Covering Boards, New Bulwarks & Teak Rail Caps, New Teak Trunk w/ Laminated Beams, Fiberglass over plywood Roof, All New Bright Teak Hatch & Skylight Risers & New Teak Hatches & Skylight, All New Cockpit w/ Bridge Deck, The Entire Interior was built New - High Quality Joiner Work in Paneled Cherry with Off-White interior Trunk Sides & Overhead w/ Varnished Laminated Ash Beams, Well made Cherry Gimbaled Dining Table, and Teak Cabin sole, etc. Much new High Quality Gear & Equipment was installed during this rebuild as well.
ENGINE: Yanmar JH4E 50 HP Diesel installed new 2007. 2 to 1 Reduction Gear. 1 1/4” Stainless Shaft with Three Blade Bronze Propeller. Engine has very low hours running time.
TANKS: 66 Gal. Fuel in two nearly new Monel Alloy 400 Tanks.
Approx. 130 Gal. Water in three Polyvinyl Tanks made new in 1987. Hot & Cold Pressure Water System with Hot Water Tank heated by Engine.
ELECTRICAL: 12 Volt System: Four - 6 Volt (Two each in series) House Batteries. Two Lifeline AGM 6 Volt Starting Batteries in series. Circuit Breaker Panel w/ MVP Switch. Battery Condition Indicator.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Beautifully finished interior joiner work - all built new during the vessel’s rebuild - 1986 - 89, finished in Varnished Cherry & Off White Paint:
Port & Stb’d Chain Lockers in Forepeak, followed by Forward Cabin which has Vee Berths with Shelves outboard and lockers beneath. Enclosed Head is next aft to stb’d with Skipper Toilet, Stainless Lavatory, Shower, Cabinets & Stowage Lockers, etc. A Hanging Locker is opposite to port followed by a Chest of Drawers - all nicely done in Cherry Joiner Work. The Main Cabin has a Settee to port which extends to form a Double Berth and there are Lockers outboard with Paneled Cherry Doors, and stowage Shelf above. A Settee is opposite to stb’d with Lockers and a Pilot Berth outboard. A large well made Cherry Gimballed Drop Leaf Dining Table is on center between the settees. The Galley is aft to stb’d and includes a Stainless Sink w/ a Teak Drain Board, Hot & Cold Pressure Water, a Dickinson Mariner 2 Burner Propane Gimballed Stove w/ Oven, a Top Loading Refrigerator/ Freezer (run by a Grunet Engine Driven System), ample Cabinets with Dish Shelves, Lockers, and Stowage Space beneath, etc. The Nav. Station is opposite to port - all done in Cherry Joiner Work, and includes a Large Nav Table w/ Chart Drawers & Lockers beneath, Full Instrumentation with Repeaters Topside beneath Dodger. A Wet Gear Locker is way aft to port. Interior Heat is provided by an Espar Diesel Forced Air Heating System. A well made Companionway Ladder (Cherry w/ Teak “Heeling” Treads) leads up to the Self Bailing Cockpit w/ Bridge Deck and contoured Hinged Seats with considerable Stowage Space beneath. The Cockpit has a Laid & Caulked Teak Sole.
SAILS & RIGGING: Mast Head Ketch Rig: All Sails by Bayview Rigging & Sails, Yarmouth, ME. Full Battened Main & Mizzen 2007; Roller Furling Genoa on Double Track Furlex Furling System; Roller Furling Yankee Jib; Mylar Light Air Genoa; Club footed Fore Staysail; Light weight Drifter & Spinnaker; All Stainless Standing Rigging New 1987.
Barient #28 Bronze Electric Drive 12 Volt Self Tailing Two Speed Primary Genoa Sheet Winches; Barient #24 Manual Self Tailing Two Speed Secondary Winches; One Barient #21 & One Barient #10. Halyard Winches: Two Barient #21 Self Tailing; One Barient #10P; One Barient #10. Varnished Fir Spars - were wooded, Rebuilt & Refinished, and a New Bowsprit was made as part of the Vessel’s Rebuilding program.
EQUIPMENT: CQR and Yachtmans Anchors with Bow Sprit Roller Chocks; Port & Stb’d Bronze Maxwell Electric Capstains with Wildcats for 3/8” BBB Chain (300’ ea. side); Two 500 GPH Rule Elect. Bilge Pumps (Engine aft Bilge is separated from the fwd Bilge); Two Manual Bilge Pumps amidships; Fire Extinguishers; Emergency Tiller; Life Preservers; Safety Harnesses; Avon Six Person Life Raft; Horseshoe Life Ring; Dock Lines; Boat Hook; Fenders; Bronze Bow Pulpit & Stern Rail; Double Lifelines w/ Bronze Stanchions; Companionway Dodger; 10’ Maxxon Inflatable w/ 3 HP Yamaha; Blankets & Pillows; Dishes, Cooking Utensils, Glassware & Flatware, etc; Various Tools; Chelsea Clock & Barometer; Ritchie Spherical Compass in Bronze Binnacle; Icom VHF; Hand Held VHF; Raymarine E-120 Radar & Plotter;
B & G “Hornet” Sailing Monitor & Hector Depth Sounder with Repeaters on Cabin Roof beneath Dodger; ComNav Auto Pilot w/ Remote; All Charts belonging to the vessel and various other loose gear & equipment.
COMMENTS: VIKING O was heavily and very well built to Lloyds 100A1 Classification by Arendals Batvarv in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1937. She is an exceptionally able, comfortable and easily handled cruising auxiliary ketch.
Particulars believed to be correct but not guaranteed.