About us

Ketch-47 - January 30, 2016

We are a 1986 Vagabond Stay Sail Ketch, 47 feet on deck, but overall approximately 55 feet. A Vagabond is from the design desk of the late William Garden Ltd. who is responsible for at least 30 sailboat designs, including the Formosa 51 and the Hudson Force of the same size.  The Vagabond displaces at least 44 thousand pounds. It has a draft of 6 feet and a 14 foot beam. Like many ketches it does do that well to windward, but you will never arrive in port tried out. Great creature comforts down below; two heads, two showers, a two sided galley, a queen size berth in the aft, built in furniture, and my favorite a tool room. For the summer of 2016 we will be cruising around Door county and Lake Michigan followed by doing the Down East route the following summer.