Alan Pape 17m Ketch (1975) for sale in Malta

£146,971 GBP
Listed price €174,995 EURGet a foreign exchange quote

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Immerse yourself in the essence of true maritime elegance with our Alan Pape 17m Ketch, a vessel that flawlessly pairs old-school charm with modern-day advancements. Built in 1975 by Curtis and Pape of Cornwall, 'Keffy' stands as an enduring example of Alan Pape's distinguished design. Following a meticulous £250,000 refurbishment over three years in 2001, she has been continually upgraded, priming her for her next exploit on the azure seas. Crafted with classic, nautical lines that scream sturdiness, she boasts contemporary luxuries and top-tier technology, making her an impressive bluewater cruiser and live-aboard. Based currently in Malta, Keffy's berth is up for negotiation separately. It's powered by a six-cylinder 136 HP GM Diesel engine with 1100 hours on the clock and has a cruising range of 1000 miles. On board, you'll find Proctor aluminium spars, S/S wire standing rigging and sails from Jeckell and Kemp. Additionally, the vessel features a sprayhood awning, Bimini and canvas cockpit surround, a stereo system, flat-screen TV, DVD player, 2.4m dinghy, Avon 6 person life raft, EPIRB, and other safety equipment. All in all, the Alan Pape 17m Ketch is a worthy vessel for serious maritime enthusiasts.

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Alan Pape 17m Ketch
Used sail boat for sale
£146,971 GBP | Listed price €174,995 EURGet a foreign exchange quote
Length overall
16.76 metres
Wood hull
Long Keel

About this Alan Pape 17m Ketch


A beautifully presented example of this eminently capable Alan Pape design Built by Curtis and Pape of Looe, Cornwall in 1975. ‘Keffy’ underwent a £250,000 three year refit in 2001 and has been meticulously and constantly upgraded since making her ready for the next adventure. Her elegant and seaworthy classic lines combined with modern creature comforts and technology make her a truly usable and capable bluewater cruiser and long term live-aboard. Currently based in Malta, her berth is available by separate negotiation.




Proctor aluminium spars

Standing rigging: S/S wire


Main: Jeckell slab reefing

Mizzen: Jeckell slab reefing

Staysail: Jeckell profurl furling with UV protector

Genoa: Jeckell profurl furling with UV protector

Cruising Chute: Jeckell profurl furling;

Yankee: Kemp


Cockpit -Two self-tailing Lewmar 30

Cockpit - Two self-tailing Lewmar 48

Cockpit - Two self-tailing Lewmar 44

Main mast - One Barber Australia 25, two speed

Main mast - One Anderson Scandinavian 16, two speed

Main mast – One Lewmar 25, two speed

Mizzen mast -One Lewmar 40

Mizzen mast - One Anderson Scandinavian 40, two speed


Dual station Raymarinie Chartplotter (2015)

Raymarine Radar (2015)

Raymarine Autopilot

Raymrine ST60 Log/Speed/Depth

GPS (2015)

Simrad VHF (2015)

Icom DSP handheld VHF


Pulpit, pushpit, guardrails,

Teak bathing ladder, boarding gates x 2

Two CQR 60 lbs anchors

One 25kg Delta Anchor

100m 10mm galvanised anchor chain

Simpson Lawrence 24v electric anchor windlass

Steering: 1 position hydraulic wheel and emergency tiller

Calibra folding Passarelle

Sprayhood awning

Bimini, and canvas cockpit surround,

Cockpit table and full length seat cushions

Domestic Equipment:

Force 10, 4-burner gas cooker on gymbal

24v fridge and freezer (keel cooler)

TWO Blakes Victory toilets

TWO showers, pressurised from HW system

Stereo system, radio, CD player

Colour flat screen TV, incorporating DVD

Chinkyboo Ice maker


Dinghy, 2015 2.4m solid bottom inc Mariner Outboard


Life raft: Avon 6 person, 2016

Six self-inflating lifejackets,

Two horseshoes


Please note equipment such as life rafts, EPIRBs, fire extinguishers and flares require regular servicing and or renewal. If such equipment is left on-board as part of the sale the buyer should ensure the equipment is suited to their usage plans, assume service or replacement will be required by them after purchase and complies with any flagging requirements.


Six cylinder 136 HP GM Diesel, 1100 hours

Gearbox: Borg Warner Velvet Drive reduction

Propeller: 3 bladed fixed

Hydraulic Bowthruster

Cruising range: 1000 miles (Approx)


Generator: Fisher Pander 230V / 50HZ - 120 V / 60HZ.

Battery charger: Victron Energie Phoenix Combi 24 volt 2000 watts 50 amp.

New inverter fitted 2023

All batteries replaced 2023 (10 in total)


Water pressure system: electrical

Water heating system: calorifier (240v) + engine

Bilge pumps: 1 x hand, 1 x 24v electric, 1 x engine clutch operated.

Heating Webasto wet system


Fuel capacity: 720ltrs in two steel tanks with independent filters

Fresh water: 720 Ltrs filtered.

Holding tanks: 1 x grey 1 x black polypropylene

Designed by Alan Pape and built by Curtis & Pape in Looe Cornwall in 1975

Complete overhaul/refit from 2001 to 2004

Superstructure painted Ivory gloss

External teak varnished in Epifanes high gloss

Overall Length – 17m (Including Bowsprit)

Hull Material - Burma Teak on Oak Frames

Beam: 4.3m

Draft: 1.8m

Displacement: 22tonnes

Hull and Deck Construction:

Hull: Carvel planked Teak on English Oak frames.

Keel: Cast iron

Deck: Teak

Superstructure: Wood (Teak/marine ply)

Interior: Solid Cherry

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Six cylinder 136 HP GM Diesel (Shaft Drive)
Additional Accommodation Details

Double aft master cabin with fitted settee, and multiple lockers for clothing and bedding, Blakes Victory toilets in ensuite heads, shower and hand wash basin.

Forepeak: twin V berth; forward heads with hand wash basin, shower and Blakes Victory toilet; lobby with admin desk/dressing table and hanging locker.

Saloon with seating area, fold-out table (converts to additional double berth).

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