15m Gaff ketch MFV, motor fishing vessel, cruising home.

Price Details

REDUCED to: £65,000
Location: Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales.
Year: 1943
Condition: Good and functional
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel

Hull Material: Wood, carvel planked
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 9: knots

Boat Name: Freya


15m ex Baltic Sea fishing boat. Built in 1943 worked for 50 years in the North Sea and the Baltic. Converted to a Gaff Ketch and used for charter work running out of Holland.

Construction: Robustly carvel planked oak on oak. Black painted topsides. Oak laid deck painted green
Solid oak super structure, much of which is varnished.
Round bilge long lead cast ballast keel.Wheelhouse with helm on the aft deck.

Five years ago the owner gave up on the Charter business so lived on her in Amsterdam for a while. She was then sold again, some structural remedial work had to be done and with a new paint job she was then sailed to Cornwall via the Channel Islands and the Brittany Coast. She is easily sailed with just two persons, her sails sit in Lazy jacks, the gaffs are relatively light weight.

She has an auxiliary diesel engine DAF 615 which is economical and pushes her along at a good speed. She has a generator for running the services and charges the batteries, central heating fired by a Kabola diesel boiler and hot water.The accommodation is cosy and comfortable. She is ready to move on straight away…..


Length Overall: 18.00m
Length Of Deck: 15.00m
Length At Water Line: 4.09m

Beam: 4.05m
Draft: 2.05m
Air Draft: 15.00m
Max Draft: 2.05m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 900 : liters
Water Tank Capacity: 1000  liters
Displacement: 35.00:tonnes
Cruising Speed: 7  knots
Engine Power: 110hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 8
Cabins: 4
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 12

Layout: Forward cabin with 4 berths and stowage. two large stowage cabins under the mast deck on either side.
In the main cabin there is a large seating area which provides two further berths if required. a good dining table alongside there is the galley area. there are steps up to the deck.
A double cabin on the port side with more storage space. Heads on starboard with wash basin shower and washing machine, another set of steps up to the wheelhouse which has table and seats.

Kabola diesel boiler heating the system and provides all the hot water.
Water capacity 1000ltrs with a 24v pump


Engine Model: DAF615
Engine Description: Unknown history of the present DAF 615 diesel engine. 6 cylinders
Electric start
Last serviced September 2015
4 bladed bronze propeller
Fresh water heat exchanger
Hydraulic steering
Borg Warner hydraulic 3:1 reduction gear box
located under the wheelhouse.
Morse controls

15Kw Lister Generator
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive

Equipment: Anchor locker in the fore peak, main anchor with 90m 5/8th chain.
Sails: two sets of, a Main and mizzen masts and spars.

Bowsprit can be raised out of the way on a pivot.
Green canvas sail covers fore and aft.