(SOLD) Alden Ketch Motor-Sailor


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Motivated vendor, price further reduced to meet the market, an inspection is highly recommended, this is truly one of a kind. Price dropped from $250,000.00 to $190,000.00 a stunning vessel at a very low price.

'Tirriki' is an outstanding example of a classic timber ketch rigged motor sailor. She was designed by American Naval Architect John Alden and is based on his famous 'Lady Helene' yachts. She is a very unique vessel presenting in excellent condition throughout, with plenty of character 'Tirriki' is a true gentleman's yacht, and absolute classic example of the very high standards that can be delivered with properly constructed timber vessels. She has been fastidiously and continuously maintained and is a British registered ship.

Built by Duncanson yachts over a 2.5 year period under constant supervision by her owners, she was launched in 1970 and was the final timber vessel constructed by Duncansons. Around 20,000 man hours went into her creation. 'Tirriki' is a very comfortable and safe cruising vessel giving great performance under power and sail.

With an incredibly strong all timber construction, she has 1.5 inch planking in Jarrah up to the waterline and Huon pine above, guard rails and bulwarks are all teak. The interior is finished in Honduras Mahogany and can sleep up to 10 persons.

'Tirriki' has been in the Charlesworth family since her launch and has been continuously and extensively maintained including a major upgrade over a three month period in the latter half of 2017, works included:

o New 316 stainless steel standing rigging

o New 24 volt switchboard
o New deckhouse top
o New batteries (8 in 2 banks plus 1 auxiliary start)
o New sail covers
o New topping lift sheets
o New LED deck lights
o New TV antenna
o All varnish (including mast) taken back to bare timber, fared and 8 coats of varnish applied
o Topsides sanded, fared and resprayed
o Bottom sanded and antifouled
o Decks and cockpit grates sanded and oiled
Anti-foul has been redone late 2018

With no expense spared 'Tirriki' is ready for inspections and will suit the most discerning of buyers.

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Largs North, South Australia

HIN/Rego Number



Family, Leisure, Cruising




John Alden/Duncansons


46' - 14.02m






18,000kg Approx


Lead full keel

Hull/Deck Material



160Hp, Diesel, Volvo Penta TMD41A. 2144 Hours.

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Fuel Capacity


Water Capacity


Galley Details

Starboard long galley amid ships. 24v and 240v Fridge/240v freezer. 2 burner, grill and oven gas.

Cabin Details

Three cabins, 8 + 2 berth. Very comfortable with ample berths.

Safety Gear

All saftey gear and lift raft included. 6x type 1 PFD life jackets. GME 406 Epirb.


24v and 240v with Genset, shorepower, 240v lynden charger.


Raytheon chart/gps, simrad 60 Nm radar (PL80c) B&G instruments, Coursemaster 500 autopilot, VHF Electrophone GX558, portable spot lighting. Windlass anchor (Custom) 300 feet of 5/8 chain, with 50 Kg Pick and 20Kg Danforth anchors. Covers for from windshield and full covers over coach house and main deck areas. Roller reefing main, No2 Jib and storm Jib, Furling Genoa, multi purpose spinnaker, mizzen also roller reefing.

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