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1994 Alan Pape Packet 50

Gosport, Hampshire, United Kingdom


Alan Pape 50 Steel Cutter Rigged Ketch. A powerful steel Blue Water Cruiser. Built in the UK 1993 by professional owner/builder to Alan Pape design (56ft with fixed bowsprit). Only in her 2nd ownership. Bought by the current British owners in 2012. Ford Lehman 90hp engine, Genset, both overhauled 2016, New Sails 2016 (Main, genoa, ketch), Standing rigging 2016 and much more……

An impressive and substantial quality steel cruiser by Alan Pape, sailed the Med from 94-2012 by first owner returned to the UK 2012 with light coastal sailing since. A wealth of serious investment has gone into this yacht to prepare her for a round the world adventure. Make that adventure yours ! VAT paid £99,950 REDUCED - The owner is open to sensible offers

Independent Visual Condition Assessment Now Available on Request

Her berth in the Solent is also available for separate purchase. A very long lease 49 years left. Price £100,000 by separate negotiation.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £99,950
Tax Status: Paid
Make: Alan Pape
Model: Packet 50
Year: 1994
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: T R Seymour, Plymouth
Designer: Alan Pape
Construction: Steel
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 50 ft / 15.24 m
Length Overall: 56 ft / 17.07 m
Beam: 14'4 ft / 4.36 m
Max Draft: 6'5 ft / 1.95 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Lehman Ford
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 90hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 1993
  • Engine Hours: 2598


Heads Count: 3
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Ketch, Cutter


Jonty Stubbs
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR


Designed by Alan Pape
Built by builders T.R Seymour in Plymouth, Millbrook 1993
Steel Hull approx. 5.6mm uniform across the hull,
Steel deck and structure 56ft LOA with bow sprit
Hull copper coated (Shot Blasted back to steel, re Epoxied and Copper coated in 2015)
Teak laid decks on marine ply to full 4mm steel decks. (well above average teak thickness when new)
Deck caulking recently scrapped out and refilled
Long keel with full rudder (oil filled)
Hull spray foam insulated from waterline to above toe-rails.
Centre Cockpit with wheel steering
Last full structural survey on purchase in France 2012 including ultrasound testing of the hull.

Recent Visual Assessment on Request


Ford Lehman engine 90hp
Current engine hours 2598 June 2018

Shaft drive
PRM 160 gear box
3 bladed fixed prop
Spacious engine room area with more than adequate room for working
G&M diesel Generator sited in engine room.

Both engine and genset had top end overhauls and reconditioned injectors with all new rubber pipe work 2015.
Gear box fully reconditioned 2016

Sidepower SEi 170 Bowthruster (runs off domestic batteries)


24,12 & 240v systems
Charging from engine, genset and 2 x AC chargers
Victron Inverter/ Charger (2017)
Victron Total isolation Transformer (2017)
Master Volt charger.
4 x domestic batteries from 2017 total 500 amps
1 x engine start battery (2017)
1 x genset starter battery (2017)
1 x Wind generator (2016)
Since 2012 yacht partly rewired, primarily 240v & 24v wiring.
Main switch panel at nav-station with DC/AC controls, fused switches and breakers, display meters


Fuel:      1 x 1,250 ltr tank in keel (centered forward)
Water:    1 x 800 ltr tank in keel (centered forward)
Holding: 1 x 100 ltr s/s tank (Central location)

Rig and Sails

Cutter rigged Ketch
Standing& Running rigging new 2016
Fixed bowsprit New 2016 (56ft with bow sprit)
Deck stepped aluminium main & mizzen masts

Main, Genoa & ketch sails new 2016
Main – Slab reefing, white in Vektron by Kemp Sails
Genoa – Furling, white in Vektron by Kemp Sails
Ketch – Slab reef, white in Vektron by Kemp Sails
Staysail – original by Jeckles 1994
Storm sail – original by Jeckels 1994

2 x Genoa winches, by Pontos 52 4spd (new 2016)
2 x Halyard winches, by Lewmar
Single Lewmar main winch
2 x Lewmar runner winches
Mast steps on both main and mizzen masts


Spacious accommodation with more than excellent headroom throughout.
8/9 berths in 3 cabins and saloon
Linear galley to stbd
1 master double cabin state room aft, 6 single berths (3 in saloon)
2 forward cabins with bunk berths
3 separate heads
3 showers + deck shower
Interior joinery in African Mahogany
Upholstery new April 2017
Cockpit Cushions new April 2017


Aircon – reverse cycle
Washing machine
2 x electric hobs & 2 x gas hobs
Panasonic convection oven / grille / microwave all in one
2 s/s sinks
Fridge/Freezer systems overhauled 2014 including replacement compressor, evap condenser, pipe work, eclectics all replaced 2014.
Gas system replaced 2013, with electric solenoid operation and gas alarm.
Equipped with selection of cooking equipment, utensils, crockery and cutlery
Radio, TV


Francis 1500w 24v electric windlass overhauled 2013
35kg CQR anchor approx. 100m 12mm galvanised chain
25kg secondary anchor housed in stbd bow.

Fixed Bimini structure
Winter cover
Granny bars at mast
Assorted fenders
Assorted warps
Swim ladder
Deck shower


Garmin GMR 18 HD radar 2014
Garmin gmi20 – speed/log, wind, depth/echo 2014
Garmin gmi20 – GPS 2014
Garmin 5012 plotter 2013
Garmin 200 DSC VHF 2013
Garmin AIS 600 transponder 2013

ICOM M801E SSB Radio 2014
Robertson autopilot
Clipper navtex 2013
Hand held compass
Clock Barometer


Avon tender 3.5m rigid bottom carried on deck
Tohatsu 4hp outboard


Adel ISO 9650 6 person life raft (new 2013) requires servicing.
Approx. 8 life jackets
2 x Life buoys
1 x Dan buoy
Electric bilge pump & engine driven pump bilge pump.
Emergency tiller
4 x fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Flares – possibly out of date
Gas alarm

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.

Surveyor Comments 2012

Surveyor summary from 2012

“The above vessel was found to be in a satisfactory condition overall with only minor issues found. I would like to make note that in my option the yacht has not only been built to a very high standard of construction with more than adequate scantlings; but it has been maintained meticulously throughout its lifetime and is a fine reflection of the care and knowledge of the builder/owners. I have no doubt that if the recommendations noted able were carried out the yacht would be of excellent value and give many years of future service”

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

Certificate of British Registration - Part 1 current
Bills of Sale to current owners 2012.
Copy Builders Certificate 1993 built by Terence Seymour builder and first owner.
Letter from HMRC Customs in UK from 1993 confirming vessel considered VAT exempt/paid in EU.
HMRC Customs form SAD C88 confirming Exempt Status

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

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This Yacht is offered for sale by Williams & Smithells International Ltd

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