Steel Ocean Going Ketch -
A 44 foot steel ketch Designed
by Bruce Askew
built in New Zealand in 1983.
Length LOA 43'
Length LWL 36'.6"
Displacement 20 ton
If what you want from your yacht is safety and
security, comfort and speed, then this may be the boat for you. Ocean Odyssey is built
very strongly. She is round bilge ,2" thick steel at keel level rising to a minimum
of a quarter inch thick at the deck level. She has a watertight door behind the peak for
extra security in the unlikely event of a collision at night. A wonderfully strong deck
rail arrangement and lots of equipment. This boat has been sailed single handed and
has a radar alarm for easy watch.
She has accommodation for 6. A double aft cabin,
a double bunk arrangement in the fore cabin and two more bunks in the saloon. All bunks are 7'. In the forepeak there is a workshop
station and chain locker. The heads are tiled. and there is a shower and hand basin. There
is also a hand basin in the aft cabin. Hot water is supplied to all
outlets using one of 3 heating methods. For the winter in harbour there is a pot bellied
stove currently burning charcoal, then there is an electric and engine driven system.
There is a brass clock, brass barometer and large gimballed brass oil lamp suspended
over the saloon table.
The galley is equipped with a S/S kerosene
3 burner cooker with oven, S/S double sink unit, engine driven freezer, 5 drawers ,
large drawer, various other lockers and work surfaces ,and these are tiled or
stainless steel and the galley contains stainless saucepans and all equipment to happily
feed 6 people.
The vessel is carpeted throughout.
She carries 1200 litres of fuel and 1200 litres of fresh water. She also has a Holding
tanks with macerator. and a Deck wash pump, driven off the engine.
Roller reefing to the Genoa and staysails and her sails are a Main,
mizzen, Yankee, jib and large Genoa (not roller reefing).
The mainsail is Brand New (Nov 1998 )All are serviced yearly. There are 4
sheet winches in the cockpit and 3 winches on each mast. The steering
wheel cover, main and mizzen covers and 2 sun awnings are all in blue
canvas and she has a nice windscoop (1997)
She has an Electric
windlass with 65 metres of 10mm chain (1995) and 3 Anchors, the largest is a big CQR, then a Bruce, + smaller
Other features include Fixed 3 bladed propeller, S/S pushpit and
pulpit, Cap and toe rails in Iroko with 2 gates, one on either side, Anodised aluminium
pasarrelle, wheelhouse with canvass extension making an extra ' living room' in the
cockpit, Cockpit seats are teak, teak decks (1 inch thick) and an engine driven deck wash
pump, The Iroko Deck box converts into a table , An under deck locker at the stern
contains a petrol generator Honda (1996) 3 directors chairs, 8
fenders. and space for more, S/S BBQ, B+D workmate (1996) and
She has a Perkins 4236 Engine housed under the
cockpit, an autohelm 3000 autopilot (1998) Koden radar, seavoice 550 VHF , Kenwood SSB
Transceiver, GPS Shipmate RS 5500 (+ ancient spare), navtex (1996), echo sounder, Honda 450
petrol generator, tank tender for fuel tanks (1998) 60 Rmp 2 bank battery charger (1996)
Batteries new in 1997.Mac power 240v AC output inverter,
2 large fire extinguishers (1 x1998), and all the rest of the equipment you would
expect to find on an ocean going yacht.
Her fibreglass tender has its own derrick of
stainless steel with a winch for hoisting and lowering the outboard.
Ocean Odyssey is Duty paid in Cyprus, which means that she is
able to stay here for as long as you wish.
Click the above images to see some interior pictures
Construction : In excess of Lloyds and M.O.T's specifications.
Watertight bulkheads for'd and aft
Mild ship quality steel. Grade A (SIS 14-12)
3mm Deck, all mountings and stress areas reinforced to 6mm.
50mm keel plate shoe
3 and 5mm Cabin, dodger etc
3500 kg cast lead ballast in keel (keel construction structurally
than normal with corresponding less ballast)
50x50mm L toe welded frames and deck beams. All ports and dodger window
Hatches in cast alloy frame with 18mm Perspex.
Decks in Burma planks 2" x 1" laid to the curve of the ship. on rubber
Sail area 1100 -1200 sq. feet.
Layout plan. Click above
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