Norwegian Pilot Ketch/ Classic Charter Vessel

NZ$1.2mill plus GST if applicable

This top quality vessel is fresh on the market. One owner for the last 20+ years. Beautifully set up for either blue water cruising or for day charter work in-shore. Of the 7 passenger cabins, 4 are doubles. The main saloon is lovely and there are beautiful timber finishes throughout. Vessel has always been maintained in tip top condition. Massive out of water refit was undertaken in late 2017. A well known and safe off-shore vessel with a good sea kindly reputation. Would be a serious expedition vessel if that is what you need.

Lying, Auckland, New Zealand.

SKU: 1072 Categories: ,

Additional information


21.9m x 5.9m x 2.7m


Stewart Island, New Zealand from native timbers by Capts. Korinius Larsen & J.W.P. Thomson. Launched 27/10/36. Designer – K Larsen. Round bilge. Displacement – 70T. Timber hull. Timber deck (balau 2 ½”). 2 ¼ kauri carvel, Totara frames plus inner “ceiling” skin 1.5” kauri carvel. Massive scantlings.

Main engines

2x Detroit 6/71, diesel H/P 185 each. Gearboxes – Allison hydraulic on a 3:1 reduction.


Kohler generator Yanmar engine,– drives 230V 14kVA. All engine driven alternators (55 amp) overhauled or replaced 2017.

Props and shafts

Propellers – 40”x24”, shaft diam 3”, shaft material stainless.


Wagner 350 hydraulic power assisted.


Off stbd motor.


Fuel – 7,650 litres (fuel consumption – 20 lph). Water – 2,250 litres. Open
ocean watermaker 250 litres per hour (tropical water temperatures).


Cruise – 9 knots. Max 10 knots.


12 pax and 2 crew. 4x double berth cabins, 1x 5 berth cabin, 2x single berths. Galley – quality commercial galley designed to serve food for 30 pax. F&P dishwasher, 1000l freezer (pump and condenser new 2018), 2x bar stainless fridges, microwave, new gas range and oven. Toilets – 4 (3 ensuite), showers – 4 (3 ensuite). 3 electric, 2 x electrasan on board sewage system. 3 toilets new 2016.

Electrical system

24 & 240V.


Radios VHF Kenwood Tkm 707 (150W), sounder – Furuno video. Compass – Wagner/Saura (2) integrated with Fluxgate. Radar –Raymarine c90w HD radar /chartplotter, Raymarine Automatic Identity system (AIS). Autopilot – Wagner. GPS –gp 41 Furuno CMAPecs world charts. Stereo – Fusion- Pioneer 2 speakers, Fusion waterproof external speakers x 4, CD & radio and Fusion Bluetooth.


Iridium GO satellite phone and wifi base, connects up to 6 on board smartphones text and email/phone worldwide.

Charting programme

Custom on board computer with world charts, CMapecs 93 charting program. Dedicated IPad with Navionics back up chart program and Predictwind Professional weather programme.
50 amp Mastervolt Smartcharge battery charger. 2000w inverter.
House bank batteries 4×400 amp hour deep cycle, new 2018. 2x 2 each starting batteries new 2017, 1x 12v genset starting new 2017, 2x 12v gell emergency batteries, new 2017 . BEP battery monitor 230v and 24 v.
4 X (total 840watt) solar panels and 2 new regulators 2017.

Masts / rigging / sails

Ketch rigged, both masts new; 72ft Canadian Oregon main mast; mizzen 57ft, box section hollow from Canadian Oregon, all stainless rigging – 16mm new 2017 (NZ Rigging) with stainless turnbuckles. Facnor furler and new wire 2017 sail area 2900 sq ft. All new Carter designed sails and rig built by Doyles 2010, including mizzen staysail on endless amtal jiffy furler, amtal luff slides, fully battened 4 sided sails, all new running rigging 2016 including spectra non stretch halyard.

Safety equipment

2x Solas NZ 6 man new 2016 surveyed 2017, lifejackets, lifebuoys, EPIRB x3, flame kit exceeding MSA requirements, 6x fire extinguishers. One 4.2m emergency tender, 30 hp electric start and tilt.

Vessel's history

Sturdy proven vessel, Southern Ocean Grade 3, oceanic search for NZ Police and Search & Rescue centre. Recent multiple Vanuatu voyages ex NZ and recent commercial crew delivery jobs Auckland/ Raoul, Antipodes scientific research. Escort ship for traditional waka voyage throughout Pacific. Built for the passage of cargo and passengers. During WW2 the vessel served the Royal New Zealand Navy as a spyship. Following the war, Ranui undertook duties as a lighthouse supply ship. Following this, Queen Salote of Tonga used Ranui as a Royal Yacht. Latterly, Ranui worked as a crayfishing vessel and as an oyster dredger at Bluff.
Full refit from hull up 1998-99 by Miller & Tunnage Ltd, Dunedin – new masts, rigging, accommodation, plumbing, wiring, handrails, bulwarks, decking.

Recent refits

Norsand, Whangarei – October 2017. New topside paint (3 coats undercoat and 3 coats Toplac single pack enamel), 75 l (3 coats antifoul). Drew shafts and props, new bearings (ALLCOT) propellers polished, propspeed.
2014 – hull taken back to wood, fastenings checked, re-caulked, new garboard, re-built rudder, new shaft bearings, paint topsides and hull (75 1 international red over 2 coats International Hard (blue ) anti foul). Recently all external brightwork 12 coats AWLWOOD varnish (lasts 5 years or more), new 72ft clear grade Canadian Oregon mainmast built by Wayne Olsen 2016, 12 coats allwood varnish. Complete new stainless standing rigging including stainless turnbuckles, fitted by N Rigging. 2900 sq ft sail.