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Vagabond Ketch

The 47' Vagabond Ketch is a traditional blue water passage maker that was built in Taiwan and has proven itself all over the world.  The Vagabonds are a design from William Garden that balances traditional sea sensible features with grand spaces all finely finished in solid teak.  The vessel has two double cabins, two heads, large salon and great galley.  One will appreciate the expansive deck areas for enjoying an anchorage and a sea sensible cockpit for when underway.    This particular vessel is exceptionally well equipped and has received good care and attention to the priorities.  A few notable features are:

  • Bow Thruster
  • Fully Serviced Ready to Go Engine
  • 5 KW Generator
  • Professionally Renewed Standing, Running Rigging & Spars
  • Excellent Ground Tackle
  • Modern Electronics
  • Bronze Ports, Pedestal and Dorades
  • Rich Solid Teak Interior blended with Artwork (Carvings & Stained Glass)
  • Full Winter Cover

Valhalla is for or anyone who appreciates traditional design and is looking for a spacious, warm, comfortable and capable sailing ship with modern upgrades.

 "We invite you to take a personal tour.  Our knowledgeable and friendly team is standing by.  Please call or email and let us know how we can best assist you?"

Major Price Reduction this vessel is now $165,000 CDN!


  • Price: CAD $165,000
  • Model Year: 1987
  • Boat Ref: 5409694
  • Location: Gulf Islands BC, Canada

Broker Information

Please contact us at: Vancouver: 604-609-0985 Vancouver Island: 250-940-9060 Mandarin/Cantonese: 604-235-1000
  • Builder: Blue Water Yacht Builders (Taiwan)
  • Designer: William Garden
  • Construction: GRP
  • Length: 47
  • Beam: 13' 5"
  • Displacement:
  • Min Draft:
  • Max Draft: 5' 6"
  • Ballast: 11000 lbs
  • Cruising Speed: 8 knots
  • Max Speed:
  • Engine Number: 1
  • Engine Make: Westerbeke
  • Engine Year: 1987
  • Engine Fuel Type: diesel
  • Engine Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 5693
  • Engine Horsepower: 100 horsepower
  • Fuel: 1 x 200 gallons
  • Water: 1 x 400 gallons
  • Holding:


Ground Tackle:

  • Anchors -  30kg Bruce - Stainless Steel Plow - Large Fisherman - Fortress Fluke
  • Rode - Primary 300' 3/8 Chain, Secondary is 100' Chain & ?? Line 
  • Maxwell 12 Volt Electric Windlass Refurbished 2011


  • 5 Large Bronze Dorade Ventilators
  • 12 New Bronze Ports Installed 2012
  • Large Butterfly Hatch in Salon, Butterfly Hatch in Master, Lighted Hatch in Forepeak
  • Covers for all hatches
  • Bench Seating with storage on aft deck
  • Seating with storage on forward cabin trunk
  • Stern Rail and Transom Seating Coated 4x with Epiphanes in 2014
  • Wooden Cap Rail Coated 3x with natural Cetol in 2014
  • Teak decks serviced in 2012
  • Note that the teak decks have been previously varnished and the owners are allowing this to wear off so the decks are in decent shape but have left over varnish.


  • Mast & Mizzen Stepped & Professionally Refurbished in 2011 by Pro-Tech Yacht (Paint, Wire & Fastening of all Hardware)
  • All standing wire replaced in 2011
  • All running rigging replaced in 2011
  • Lazy Jacks for Main & Mizzen installed in 2015 by Pro-Tech


  • Note that all sails are Dacron Tanbark
  • Main, Mizzen & Genoa are in serviceable condition and have been serviced in 2011
  • Asymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker with dousing sock (Sock New 2011)
  • Storm Jib, Storm Staysail, Storm Trysail Main & Storm Mizzen Sails are all in excellent condition.




Mechanical & Maintenance


Engine is a 100hp Westerbeke that easily pushes this vessel at a 7.6kt 2200 RPM cruise while burning about 1.5GPH.

This engine was investigated closely in 2105 which included a compression check and it was determined that the engine was in good midlife condition.  The owner then had a very thorough servicing of the engine this year and it is running well with lots of life left in it. Mechanical services by (Marine Services Ladner, BC.)

Recent mechanical work includes:

  • New Sea Strainers for Engine and Generator 2015
  • New Heat Exchanger for the main engine 2015
  • New Exhaust Manifold for main engine 2015
  • New Sea Water pump for main engine 2015
  • New Exhaust Elbow 2014
  • New Fuel lift pump in 2014
  • Heat Exhanger Zincs Changed Oct. 2015


The current owner had an electrician go through the entire boat to examine & repair all the wiring runs in 2014/15. Electrical services by Safe Harbor Marine, BC.

  • 6 - US220 6 Volt House Batteries 2011
  • 2 - 8D 12 Volt NAPA Starting Batteries New 2014
  • 2 12 Volt 27 Series Batteries For Bow Thruster 2011
  • New Interior LED Lighting Installed Throughout in 2015
  • LED Navigation & Anchor Lighting
  • Red LED Courtesy Lighting Installed

General Maintenance:

  • New propane system in 2014 which includes two 20lb bottles in a vented deck storage location.
  • Hull Polish 2014
  • Bottom Paint Done in 2015 PGA Biocide Ablative Black
  • Vessel Hauled in October 2015 for zincs and service at Canoe Cove Marina
  • Some new through hulls in 2014 & 2015, all serviced in October 2015
  • New Aft Cabin Mattress and Covers in 2014
  • New Forward Cabin Mattress 2014
  • All other upholstery cleaned in 2014
  • Composting head installed in 2015
  • Interior teak refinished in 2012
  • Brass Clock & Barometer Installed in 2011
  • 5KW Westerbeke Generator Installed in 2005
  • Shaft Packing Gland Adjusted in 2015





  • Splendide Washer & Dryer
  • 8 Man Zodiac Coastal Liferaft out of certification in 2014
  • Gas Powered Dive Compressor built in (Serviceability Unknown)
  • Fire Extinguishers Up to date
  • Assorted mooring lines
  • Assorted Fenders



  • Depthsounder
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Navigation center
  • Plotter
  • Autopilot
  • Compass
  • VHF
  • Radar
  • CD player


  • Steering wheel
  • Tiller

Inside Equipment

  • Bow thruster
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Battery charger
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Oven
  • Marine head
  • Electric head
  • Refrigerator

Electrical Equipment

  • Shore power inlet
  • Generator
  • Inverter

Outside Equipment/Extras

  • Teak cockpit
  • Teak sidedecks
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Swimming ladder
  • Outboard engine brackets
  • Davits
  • Radar reflector
  • Liferaft


  • Bimini Top
  • Mainsail cover
  • Cockpit cover
  • Spray hood
  • Lazyjacks


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Canadian vessels are for sale while located in Canada and are not for sale while located in the USA. Foreign registered vessels are not for sale while located in Canada.

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