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2002 Custom Steel Ketch

Lefkas, Greece


17m (LOA) Steel Ketch built by Karl Felz Segel Yachts, Germany in 2002.  Powerful ocean cruising ketch. Round hull, long keel, centre cockpit.  Powered by 86hp Mercedes, wind generator, solar panels.  Main & Mizzen from 2012. Accom for 5/6 throughout. Double aft cabin, 3 bunk V-berth forward cabin, 2 heads, impressive workshop passage. Equipped with more than adequate navigation and safety gear along with tender and substantial stern platform/gantry davits.  Currently ashore Lefkas, Greece.  VAT not paid. Euros 94,950

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Paid
Make: Custom
Model: Steel Ketch
Year: 2002
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Karl Felz Segel Yachts
Construction: Steel
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 55 ft / 16.76 m
Length Overall: 55'7 ft / 16.94 m
Length Of Deck: 47'8 ft / 14.53 m
Waterline Length: 44'6 ft / 13.56 m
Beam: 13'2 ft / 4.01 m
Max Draft: 5'11 ft / 1.80 m
Min Draft: 5'9 ft / 1.75 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Mercedes
  • Model: OM 314
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 86hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Hours: 875
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Ketch, Cruisers


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


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


Steel ketch built by Karl Felz Segel Yachts, Germany in 2002
Centre cockpit
Fixed doghouse/windscreen cockpit cover
Round hull
Long keel
Hydraulic wheel steering

Hull thickness:
Hull varies from 12 to 10 mm in keel.
Sides about 6 mm
Deck 3 mm

Hull Insulation type
The hull isolation was done with epoxy cycle treatment. Jotun

LOA: 55’76 (17.0m incl bow sprit & stern platform)
LOD: 47’88 (14.6m)
LWL: 44’6 (13.6m)
Beam: 13.13m (4.0m)
Draft: 5’9 (1.8m)
Displacement: 20 T


86hp Mercedes OM 314 diesel engine (original)
Hours approx 875 (end 2019 season)
Hydrauic Vetus drive
3 bladed Max-prop easy model

Service history:
Last full service November 2019
The chronology of the services was made every year at the end of the season. with engine oil change, engine filter change, impeller propeller change, coolant change, alternator hydraulic oil change. max prop propeller greasing cooling circuit cleaning with fresh water and new antifreeze for wintering.

Ista breeze Wind generator


12 & 220v systems on board
Charging by engine and inverter
Sterling 1230 inverter 12v/30amp
Battery charger – Prestalite
Solar panels 130w
220v shore power charging
4 x 210 amp Exide gel batteries (2013)
1 engine start battery – Varta 105 amp (2017)


Fuel:      1 x steel 450 ltr tank
Water:    3 x VTR tanks total 1,000 ltr
Holding: No holding tank

Rig and Sails

Ketch rigged
Original standing rigging – Richmond Inox
S/S spars – mast steps
The bowsprit can be removed easily
Main mast protection bars/stanchions at winches
Two furling genoa and small genoa sails

Owner considers sails to be ‘in Good condition’
Genoa: Furling, white, dacron by Leel Sail (2012)
Genoa small: Furling, white, dacron by Leel Sail (2012)
Main: Hanked, white, dacron by Moritz Feltz (original 2002)
Mizzen: Furling, white, dacron by Moritz Feltz (original 2002)
Storm Jib: Hanked, white, dacron, Moritz Felts

1 x genoa winch
8 x halyard winches
1 x main winch on mast
2 x running winches
1 x additional winch on mast


Accom for 5/6 in 2 cabins.
1 double cabin aft cabin
3 single berths/bunks in forward V cabin
1 berth in saloon
Saloon seating to port, storage to stb with Nav station
Galley aft to port
Full workshop section in stbd passage
Single shower & bathtub
2 x toilet/heads


Gas cooker – Bertsch (petrol)
Oven with 2/3 hobs
S/S sink 2 x bowls
Fridge – S/S
Cooking utensils and crockery etc assorted
(note: two options of galley, gas system and petrol. Gas bottles stored outside in reinforced fiberglass unit)

Have the availability to have the kitchen at Petrolio Bertesch as an object of respect for those who want to change. we have the double system installed.


Vetus electric windlass 1000 watt
Double control for anchor. also possible from cockpit
Similar Rocna anchors 27kg, 19kg, Danfort7 kg
Main Rocna anchor 100m chain 10mm gauge
Deep anchor locker – plenty storage
Various fenders and ropes
VTR passerelle
Fixed sprayhood/screen
Canvas awning
Gantry S/S for wind gen/solar – covers stern platform
Large stern platform – S/S
Aluminium swim ladder
Deck shower


Honda 2.3m tender
3.5hp Mercury outboard (service 2018)
Carried on fixed davits


6 person liferaft (unknown service date)
5 life jackets
Life buoy
Radar reflector
Emergency tiller S/S
1 manual bilge pump
1 electric bilge pump
2 fire extinguishers

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.

Owners Comments

The history of this boat is very simple. the excavation/build was commissioned by the previous owner at the Feltz shipyard in Hamburg, with plans to travel around the world. In fact, the structural construction has been very accurate. subsequently all the decoration was made by a previous owner with great care, using first quality materials and accessories.

After the build competed the boat sailed in the north ocean and then brought to the Mediterranean to Trieste. for family reasons the previous owner has never travelled around the world. in 2012 I purchased the boat as new and I only sailed in Greece. Taking great care of its maintenance and improving quality with numerous accessories and equipment.

Title Documents and Tax

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

Dutch Registry - Netherlands Watersportverbond
Bought by the current owner 2012
VAT - NOT Paid
Check - Evidence of TEPAI cruising tax paid (on purchase completion)

RCD – the vessel is not currently compliant to general RCD regulations. Prior to the Covid Pandemic a company was approached to assess and inspect the vessel the aim to have her certified and compliant in 2020. This is still the intention for 2022 but no compliance work has started as of Sept 2022.

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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