42ft Holman Bermudan Ketch, 1967

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Asking Price: £39,750GBP
Location afloat: Dover, Kent GB
Make: Kim Holman
Year: 1967
Condition: Very good and well maintained
Category: Sail, extended cruising, live aboard.
Class: Antique and Classics
Keel Type: Full Keel


A fine sailing yacht with typical Holman lines and a pleasing sheer. Her owner describes her as a traditional heavy, strong boat, at her best in a good blow. She has been their “Home” for several years.
Built in 1967, by Whisstocks of Woodbridge, Suffolk. She was commissioned by the Goldie Family as their holiday vessel.
She has a carvel Iroko planked hull, long straight keel, grp sheathed marine ply decks, wheel steering, carries a short bowsprit and a Bermudan Ketch rig.
She has proven to be a very capable cruising yacht, included in her sale is an extensively inventory, including an Aries wind vane, self steering system for extended cruising.

Last survey 2014. Presently afloat in Dover .


Nominal Length: 12.80m
Length Overall: 14.63m
Length Of Deck: 12.80m
Length At Water Line: 10.46m

Beam: 3.51m
Draft: 1.68m
Air Draft: 14.25m
Max Draft: 1.68m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 34 gallons
Dry Weight: 15 metric tonnes
Displacement: 14metric tonnes
Cruising Speed: 6 knots

Max Speed: 11 knots
Engine Power: 50hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 7
Cabins: 4
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 8


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 11: knots


Triple blade propeller, shaft driven, fresh water cooled
Morse controls- single lever


A design by Kim Holman, built by Whisstocks of Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Carvel planked construction of Iroko, Canadian Rock Elm frames.
A slightly extended Holman H30 design, long straight fixed keel.
GRP sheathed marine ply decks cream painted decks with varnished brightwork,
white painted topsides.Varnished solid wood superstructure. An open aft deep cockpit.
Bermudan masthead ketch rig, wheel steering with 1/2 cockpit, 7 berths in 4 cabins with around 6ft headroom throughout.


Her forepeak has a Lavac marine toilet to port with cot berth space to starboard, hand basin with freshwater supply and 10 gallon holding tank below.

Forward sleeping cabin with 2 wide berths, hanging locker to starboard, small sink to port, chart stowage above.
Main cabin has settee berths port and starboard (settee back lifts up to form a child’s berth. ) Storage beneath both bunks and behind.
The galley has a Nelson Propane gas cooker with 2 burners, oven and grill, twin sinks. 12/24/240v fridge.
She has an Eberspacher D4 diesel heating system. Her freshwater capacity is 140 gallons in 4 tanks.
Deck house is the navigation station and quarter berths to port and starboard.


45lb & 35lbs Delta anchors, 60lb CQR anchor, 50lb Danforth anchor, 50lb fisherman anchor , 30 fathoms of galvanised 10mm chain, chain anchor cable traveller, weights for above,

manual anchor windlass with spare handle, anchor ball and motor sailing cone

4 x 6kg Propane bottles with bubble indicator, earthing ground plate, spare Aries wind vane

3 ash boat hooks, s/s boarding ladder, a galvanised bucket
Sprayhood, Beige canvas covers for windlass, forehatch, dodgers
Teak cockpit table, one set of fitted cockpit cushions,
s/s bow ladder to attach to bowsprit,  one boarding ladder
2 fender boards, fenders, mooring warps and short heavy winter warps.


Masthead Bermudan sloop rig with short bowsprit.
Gold anodised masts & spars, all standing rigging is 1 x 19 stainless steel , aluminium bronze rigging screws, both masts deck stepped in tabernacles.

Sail Wardrobe:
Main sail, 2 reef lines, tan (good) – serviced and cleaned 2019.  Jib, tan (good) Storm Jib, tan (good) All by Gowens
Storm Tri-sail (Saunders, orange, 2019) with new mast track.
Genoa, Gowens, white (on Selden furler) (good with new UV strip), Mizzen, Gowens, tan (good)
Mizzen stay sail, white (fair), Cruising chute with snuffer, Crusader (good), Genoa  by Ratsey), white,  with furling gear.
Running rigging, clean and in good order
Sail covers for: furling Genoa (sock), working Jib, main and mizzen, all good
Selden 2005 roller furling to Genoa
Various shackles and chain hooks
A spinnaker pole, 2 cockpit covers

2 halyard winches on main mast, 4 sheet winches (including 2 Harken self-tailing), one halyard winch on mizzen,

Navigation Equipment:

Wheel steering
Aries wind vane self-steering
Sestrel Major steering compass,hand bearing compass,
Navigation instruments, 2 chart /day night lights,
Clock and barometer, 2 x See Me Radar Plotting Boards,
Furuno GPS 32, Furuno 1712 (mono) radar with 2nd handset in cockpit, Furuno auto horn/hailer/fog horn on mizzen mast,
Furuno DSC/FM 2721 VHF radio with remote, handset and speaker,
2 x ICOM hand held VHF, Garmin hand held GPS 12, Vesper AIS transponder class B (Watchmate 850),
NASA AIS, NASA Meteoman barograph,
ICS Navtex 6 plus, Echomax radar transponder,
Standard Horizon CP500 12″ chart plotter, Standard Horizon CP180i 5″ chart plotter as spare,
Echo Pilot echo pilot/speedo/GPS repeater on console, Raymarine rudder indicator on console,
Raymarine Fluxgate compass ST60 on console, Raymarine tiller pilot ST1000 (unused for Aries),
Brookes & Gatehouse chronometer, electric horn, cockpit speaker, twin echo sounder transducers with auto changeover, twin speed transducers with Brookes & Gatehouse changeover switch,
Main VHF aerial,
Navigation lights: port, starboard and stern navigation lights, steaming light, tri colour masthead light and anchor light

Recreation Facilities:

9ft Avon sports boat with inflatable floors and folding oars
8ft Yachting World “Emma” a plywood dinghy with buoyancy and oars.   2 small Danforth anchors for the dinghies

Safety Equipment:

gas detector
Pushpit, pulpit, stanchions and guard wires,
Jackstay lifelines on side decks,
Honda generator 1kw (for emergency use)
2 x waterproof emergency torches,
4:1 purchase block and tackle for MOB recover and dinghy launch,
First aid kit,
Firdell radar reflector,
ACR V4 EPIRB (April 2021),
Ocean Signal EPIRB, Ocean Signal PLBI, emergency tiller, emergency VHF aerial in sealed tube
4 fire extinguishers, one Aldis lamp, 2 fire blankets, one gas detector
Henderson manual bilge pump, smoke detector.
Lifejackets, safety lines, Plastimo man over board buoy, 3 harnesses, assorted distress flares in containers, floating throwing ring and line, horseshoe life ring with light, KIM man overboard rescue sling.