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Garden Porpoise 46 Ketch

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Boat REF# 224146
Sold / Unavailable
Length 46'0"
Year 1971
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 8
Engine 1 x diesel 72hp, Perkins 4-236 (1971)
Lying Coastal OR, USA -- Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer William Garden
Builder C.C. Chen Boatyard, Taiwan
Lying Coastal OR, USA -- Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 150.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 220.0 USG Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 11.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 15/03/2016


Engine 1 x diesel 72hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4-236 (1971)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots
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The Perkins engine is believed to be original and is thought to have 1600 hours by the seller -- there is no hour meter. It is reported that the engine burns one gph at 1800 to 2000 rpm at the speed of 6.5 kn.

The batteries are watched, recharged, and corrected by a ProNautic/Promariner digital power management computer. There also is a 1000 watt Inverter.


Length 46'0"
LOD 52'5"
Beam 13'6"
Draft Min 5'7"
Draft Max 16'5"
Airdraft 57'0"
Displacement 45,007.8lbs
Headroom 6'4"
Storage In water


Ketch rigged John Guzzwell Wood spars (1971) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Lazy Jacks, 1 Reefs
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)

There are two jib sails, one staysail, one main with one reef point and one mizzen sail. All are older but the seller says they are serviceable for offshore use right now.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Total LOA 52'

The fuel tanks are black iron with copper lines to a 40 gal. day tank. The fuel system is continually polished via a Racor in-line filter to the day tank. Since the system returns three gallons of fuel for every one gallon fuel burned the day tank fuel is continually polished. The additional advantage to using a day tank is that the fuel is gravity fed to the engine.
The hull is built of full length teak planks that are 1-3/8" thick attached to kiyake steam-bent frames. The stem, horn timber, keel and floors are of yacal timbers. The decks are teak over plywood and the cabin sides are solid teak planks. The cabin head linings are fiberglass over plywood.

Measurements and capacities are not independently verified by Waterline Boats / Boatshed and are reported from sellers' information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
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Starting in the forepeak is the chain locker, small work bench, shelves for storage and the holding tank. Aft and to port is the enclosed shower, head and stainless steel sink. Aft of the head is a sleeping cabin with sleeping for three. A double upper bunk on the starboard side with a settee below. On the port side is a single bunk with a settee below. Across the forward bulkhead on the head wall is a book case with cabinet below.

Aft of the master cabin is the main saloon which includes the galley with double stainless steel sink, propane four-burner stove with oven, and a refrigerator. Also a Dickinson diesel cabin heater all on the port side. L-shaped seating which can convert to a double bunk, the nav. station and two quarter berth sleeping berths as well as access to the engine which is under the companionway steps. There is total access to all sides of the engine.

The interior is of beautiful teak and the layout is very well thought out for both living aboard and for continuous cruising. There are many opening hatches for light and ventilation. The beautiful joinery and attention to detail brings old world charm and traditional building techniques to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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GPS Chart Plotter 2013
VHF Standard Horizon 2013
Depthfinder Raytheon 2013
Inverter CPI 1000 2014
Battery Charger Pronautic 2014
Radio-CD-Pandora Alpine

Deck Gear

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2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Two speed manual windlass windlass
3 anchors
(Two CQR one 65lb. and one 60lb. and one Danforth 35lb,)
283'2" of chain

Safety Equipment

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4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

One Jabsco Engine-Driven Pump in addition to the three electric pumps
Five Life Jackets
Two Survival Suits
Two Throw lines

Broker's Comments

This seller says to "bring all offers, the time has come to sell this boat.

Presented here is a classic legendary offshore design by Bill Garden. This ketch was built of the finest materials available in its day by some of the most dedicated Taiwanese craftsmen at the C. C. Chen Boat Yard Ltd. Some of the noteworthy details are that the hull is built of solid teak planks that run the full length of the hull without the use of "butt blocks" the would otherwise join shorter planks, and the planking is attached with stainless steel screws and bolts.

In further details note the interior layout and the condition and cleanliness of the original interior. These owners were preparing for their dream offshore cruise and had completed the upgrades that they felt necessary and now a change of plans leads to this offering for sale.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Garden Porpoise 46 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by David Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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