For sale: Atea is a solid double-planked kauri wood 40-foot Alden auxiliary Bermudan ketch built in 1938 in Auckland, New Zealand and re-registered in Canada.
An Auckland-to-Suva and Whangarei-to-Noumea race veteran, she has been surveyed and insured every five years by the current owners of over 32 years.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a classic Southern Seas offshore vessel in remarkable condition.
Owner is looking for a responsible purchaser.
Asking Price is CDN $49,900
Please phone 250-384-9902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Official Number: 178415
Year built: 1938
Builder: S.F. Ford
Where: Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand
Designer: John G. Alden
Length overall: 40 feet (12.19 m) plus six-foot bowsprit (1.8 m)
Length at waterline: 33 feet (10.05 m)
Width: 11 feet three inches (3.42m)
Draws: six feet (1.86m)
Sail area: 860 square feet (79.89 sq m)
Engine: 2.5-litre diesel Tempest Commander
Gross tonnage: 15.53 t
Register tonnage: 12 t
Maple Bay Yacht Club
Maple Bay, B.C.
Atea is an auxiliary Bermudian ketch with rounded stem profile overhung by a bowsprit, into a full keel with carvel double-planked hull, and has a traditional stern with raked counter.
The professionally designed and constructed full keel heavy displacement ketch was built to very good standards by S.F. Ford in New Zealand, completely of Kauri wood.
She is flushed deck with raised trunk cabin and dog house, and has raised access to lazerette.
The deck is one layer of 3/8th diagonal Kauri planking, 11/4-inch longitudinal caulked Kauri and yellow cedar planking above. Steel fastened.
The fore peak has separate access from the deck. The forecastle head compartment is on the centreline with an escape hatch over and storage port and starboard.
The fore cabin has a berth to port, storage under, and a double berth to starboard, stowage bins and drawers under.
The salon has settee berths port and starboard with stowage under and outboard – underdeck stowage port and pilot berth/stowage starboard. Navigation table starboard aft. Engine on centreline.
Galley starboard aft with work top, sink, three-burner and oven gimballed propane range outboard. Hanging and stowage to port. Open stowage under cockpit.
Self-draining cockpit with stowage port and starboard and under. Lazerette aft with steering gear and stowage. Propane stowage in poop locker starboard.
Her double-planked hull consists of diagonally-opposed layers of 3/8th diagonal Kauri pine copper riveted to the one-by-one-inch longitudinal layer.
Stringers are two by six inches. Kauri inside hull, continuous bow to stern, on 24-inch centres from sheer clamp to keel, copper-rivetted throughhull.
Floor timbers are four inches thick on approximately 24-inch centres, from main mast to mid galley. There are two bronze keel bolts.
Masts are Douglas Fir. Main is 45 feet tall (13.72 m), mizzen about 31 feet (9.44 m). Both are tear drop section.
Atea has a 2.5-litre Tempest Commander (BMC) four-cylinder marine diesel by Newage (Manchester) Ltd., Manchester, England, built in 1979, purchased new and installed in 1983. Combined power is 58 BHP. Speed is estimated at seven knots.
Gear box is T.M.P., 3:1 reduction unit.
Main 310 square feet (28.79 m2); Mizzen 190 square feet (17.65 m2); Genny 360 square feet (33.44 m2); storm jib.
Fresh water tank: 40 gallons (182 L) copper.
Fuel tanks: 45 gallons (204.5 L) stainless steel; plus 19 gallons ( 86.3 L) copper
Tail shaft: 1 ½ inches
Propeller: three-blade 20 X 16 inches secured with bronze nut.
Steering: Heavy duty rudder on 1 ¾-inch stainless steel stock. Schooner-type gear box to rudder stock.
Anchors and ground tackle: Main anchor is heavy-duty Axton 50-pound galvanized plow with 3/8-innch diameter anchor chain. Fisherman kedge. Lewmar electric anchor winch with chain gypsy and warping drum.
Bilge pumps: Large Duro manual semi-rotary bilge pump in galley area; electric submersible bilge pump under engine with automatic float switch.
Kauri (Agathis australis) is a unique New Zealand tree of the pine family. It is easy to work, light and strong, fine-grained and with a golden glow matched by no other timber.
It is the most favored of all New Zealand’s boatbuilding timbers, though it is becoming rare, with a suitable tree taking hundreds of years to mature.
Kauri is remarkable for its evenness of texture and ranks amongst the strongest softwoods in the world.
John G. Alden
Atea was designed by famed naval architect John G. Alden of Boston, Massachusetts, whose company was considered by many to be one of the top design firms of boats and yachts.
Translated, Atea means Dawning Horizon. It is taken from the Maori expression Mahoranui Atea which means the far spread out horizon.
Atea, the horizon, usually in a context of dawn – Awatea — dawn.
Initial registry: Auckland, 7/1947
Port of Vancouver, BC, 23/1947,
Port of Wellington 6/1965.
Port of Victoria, BC, 23/1974
Port of Auckland, 1/1978
Port of Victoria, 1997
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