Colvin 40 Bugeye Ketch (1964) for sale in Hampton, Virginia, United States

£23,775 GBP
Listed price $29,900 USD
Tax Not paid / Excluded


This unique 1964 Colvin 40 Bugeye Ketch is a perfect choice for a beautiful cruising yacht. It is located in Hampton, Virginia, USA, and currently priced at 29,900USD. This 11.58 meters long boat was built with love and history in mind, and along with its two cannons, SeaRanger VHF marine radio and Schatz Brass ship's bell clock, it comes with a variety of upgades, repairs, and equipment. Sails are in good working condition, and the hull has recently been painted. With its four owners in 57-year history, this one of a kind boat is a must-see for any true sailor.

General information
Colvin 40 Bugeye Ketch
Used sail boat for sale
£23,775 GBP | Listed price $29,900 USD
Tax / VAT status
Not paid / Excluded
Thomas Colvin
Length overall
11.58 metres
3.05 metres
1.07 metres
Wood Wood
Hampton, Virginia, United States

About this Colvin 40 Bugeye Ketch


- Stock #264273 -


UPDATE 3/20/2022

Hull just got new topsides & bottom paint. 2 new photos uploaded at the end of the photo section showing that. The boat is relaunched Monday 3/21/2022

This is a rare opportunity to own this great wooden sailing ketch with lots of history!

The owner of this unique ketch is the 4th owner in This vessel's 57-year history. He owned her for the last 29 years, and the other 3 owners for the first 28 years combined. This vessel had a very interesting history.

She comes armed with two cannons if desired, please inquire about them if you're interested.

According to the owner, this 1964 Colvin Bugeye was designed by Thomas Colvin & built by Ray Kaufman & friends. Colvin manufacturing in Mathews, Va. in 1964. Mr. Kaufman was an MIT-educated Naval Architect from Williamsburg, VA who circumnavigated the globe in a 45ft ketch named HURRICANE & wrote a book called "Hurricane's Wake" in 1942.

Owner statement: "This beautiful Colvin Bugeye has weathered 7 hurricanes, 5 Nor'easters, & 3 tornados. She has been extremely well maintained & extensively upgraded over the last 29yrs of my ownership. She has sailed from Rockport, Maine to Red Bank, New Jersey to Yorktown, Va. as well as several trips up & down the Chesapeake Bay. She has also been featured in Yachting Magazine & Wooden Boat Magazine as well as local newspapers".

This Colvin is known locally as a resident "Pirate Ship" under the flag of "Calico Jack". She participated in dozens of pirate festivals in Hampton & Yorktown, Va.

Many updates and recorded work were done on this vessel, check out the features section.

All sails are in good working condition. Ready to go.

This 1964 Colvin 40 Bugeye is a "one of a kind", custom-built sailing ketch. Inquire now.

Upgrades, repairs & equipment include;

Rebuilt engine hatch

Rebuilt transom

Rebuilt Kanzaki transmission

Reconditioned 3HM35F Yanmar Diesel

2 New Deka Pro Master 6 volt/190Ah house batteries

Interstate 12volt 800CCA/1000MCA starting battery

Pro Mariner smart charging system

AIMS 3000w/6000w power inverter

SeaRanger VHF marine radio

Schatz brass ship's bell clock

LaCrosse Technologies weather station

New steering system

New exhaust hose with bronze thru-hull

New anchor light

New LED's in all nav lights

Cabin heaters & AC unit

New cabin fans

New 15gal fuel tank

New 15gal holding tank

Two 25gal water tanks

New blue tooth stereo receiver

2 cabin speakers

2 cockpit speakers

Custom mast steps(for easy access aloft)

Lectra San sanitation system(needs servicing)

We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit WhereFreedomTakesYou [dot] com to learn more.

Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!

Reason for selling is retiring from sailing..

At Pop Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.

You have questions? We have answers. Call us at 001 469-844-2628 to discuss this boat.

Selling your boat has never been easier. At Pop Yachts, we literally sell thousands of units every year all over the country. Call 001 855-218-2805 and we'll get started selling your boat today.

We appreciate that you took your time to look at our advertisement and we look forward to speaking with you!

Owner's Comment

The vessel looks very clean for the age. It's obvious the owner took good care of her. She will need some TLC on small things here and there.

The engine works as it should and sounds great, check the end of the video.

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1 x Yanmar
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68 litres
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Pop Yachts International LLC

6384 Tower Lane, Suite A
United States
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