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Dallimore 69ft Ketch

Dallimore 69ft Ketch

€650,000 VAT paid
(~ £568,600)

Built: 1937
Currently lying: London, UK - United Kingdom

Yachting Brokers are pleased to offer for sale a stunning Norman Dallimore ketch built by William King & Sons of Burnham on Crouch in 1937.
‘Blue Trout’ is a fine example of a classic wooden cruising yacht boasting a first class pedigree. As well as exhibiting the typical graceful and fine lines from the drawing board of Norman Dallimore she was built by a yard with a reputation for building structurally sound yachts. This is confirmed by her 2015 out of water survey, which reads better than a yacht a fraction of her age.
‘Blue Trout’ was sailed single-handed in the ARC 1986 trans-Atlantic race by the current owner. She has been well maintained and restored with further comprehensive works and a new Perkins M130 diesel engine installed in 2015 at Gillingham Marina.

‘Blue Trout’ is on the National Register of Historic Vessels, certificate No. 1007

A Brief History
Between 1947 and 1965, ‘Blue Trout’ spent many months sailing the Mediterranean Sea. When she sailed from Southampton to Antibes, France in 1947 she had a National engine and a British captain named Captain Johnson who left her in Marseille before arriving in Antibes because there was no more whisky on board!
In 1948, the internal layout was rebuilt in Marseille with sycamore wood and a new GM 2 cylinder 71 engine was installed.
‘Blue Trout’ was sold in 1965 to a Captain Michel Feuga who transformed her from a cutter into a ketch rig.
In her current ownership from 1982 she has been much loved and cared for with a programme of refits and maintenance including the new engine in 2015.
In our conversations with the owner he confirmed that ‘Blue Trout’ is a joy to sail with few vices, a fine temperament and incredibly, he has most often sailed single-handed.


LOA: 18.28 m
LWL: 15 m
Beam: 4.3 m
Draft (fixed): 3.66 m
Displacement: 33500 kg
Tonnage: 25.56
Water capacity: 600 l
Location status: On marina
Details: Length extreme 21.0m; freeboard 1.00m


Number of main engines: 1
Main engine manufacturer: Perkins
Main engine model: M130
Main engine power: 130 hp
Main engine fuel: Diesel
Main engine hours: 22 h
Steering system: Wheel (hydraulic)
Freshwater cooled: Yes
Engine year: 2015


Cooker: 4 burner hob
Microwave: Yes
Fridge: Waeco Coolmatic CR-110
Heating: Yes
Number of cabins: 4
Number of berths: 8
Number of heads: 2
Hot water: yes
Heads type: Sea toilet
Number of showers: 2


Generator make: Vetus
Number of batteries: 6
Generator fuel: Diesel
Generator power: 8kw/h
Battery charger: Sterling PCU2430 (24v, 30amp)
Shorepower system: 240v

Navigation equipment

Autopilot: Autohelm 6000
Compass: Yes
Depth sounder: Raymarine DSM300
Electronic chartplotter
Navigation lights
Radar: Raymarine C series
VHF radio: Icom IC-M423 with remote plus Icom IC-M323 back up

Rig and sails

Mainsail: Wilkinson (1984)
Genoa: Wilkinson (1984)
Mast construction: Wood
Rig type: Ketch
Standing rigging year & construction: 1983 inspected 2015 by TS Rigging
Sails (other): Mizzen and staysail 1984 by Wilkinson

Safety equipment

Fire extinguisher(s)
Emergency tiller
Bilge pumps (electric): 2


Official No. : 702341
Hull colour: While
Designer: Norman Dallimore
Last survey: 28 May 2015
Hull construction: Wood carvel teak on oak by William King & Son, Burnham on Crouch
Keel construction: Cast iron (14 tons)
Hull finish: Paint
Construction detail: Carvel laid teak planking on English oak transverse framing. ‘Blue Trout’ is constructed from 50mm / 2 inch Burma Teak carvel planking laid on 75mm / 3 inch moulded 75mm / 3 inch English Oak frames spaced about 400mm / 16 inches apart. She is sheathed up to the waterline by nailed copper plating (1982) laid on bedding felt.

Deck gear

Primary anchor: CQR type
Secondary anchor: yes
Manual anchor windlass: Yes
Covers: All over boat cover; sail covers (main); dodgers

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