1935 Crocker Ketch

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North Kingstown, RI

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Class Sails
Category Ketch, Racers and Cruisers, Antique and Classics
Year 1935
Make Crocker
Length 39'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Wood
Fuel Type Diesel
Location North Kingstown, RI

Sleeps 6 to 7. Rode and chain locker furthest forward w/access from forward stateroom, large single berths each side w/shelves outboard. A large stowage locker is forward to port. Enclosed head next aft to port w/porcelain basin, drawer storage and linen lockers. Nav station opposite to starboard with drawers beneath. Main cabin has a berth to starboard with pipe berth above, settee berth to port with pipe berth over.

In the center between the berths is a mahogany drop-leaf dining table, Delft tile wood/charcoal/gas stove is forward to port. The galley is aft
The cabin sole is yellow pine.
New ultra suede interior cushions
6 Kerosene interior lamps

Galley Equipment

2 burner, gimballed propane stove with oven
Stainless steel sink w/hand pump.
Icebox 400 lb. capacity, loads from deck
Cooking utensils

Electronics and Navigation

Lowrance Radar/GPS/chartplotter
Icom VHF radio
Standard handheld VHF radio

Raymarine depth sounder
Pedastal mounted compass
SSB radio
Tell Tale Compass over Capt.'s berth

Electrical System

12 VDC, 110VAC systems
2 batteries with parallel switch
Battery charger
110V A/C Inverter
DC system Bass breaker panel
Nav/Steaming lights
Anchor light
6 brass dome lights, (main salon, galley, nav station and head) and movable light at nav table.

Sails and Rigging

Masthead, double headsail ketch rig with painted hollow Sitka Spruce Spars, painted Sitka spruce bowsprit and varnished fir boomkin.
Stainless wire standing rigging
Spinnaker pole
Match blocks
Main boom gallows
Running backstays w/emergency release

All 2008
Mizzen staysail
Meriman bronze halyard and sheet winches

Deck and Hull Equipment

35 lb. CQR anchor with 150 feet of BBB chain
45 lb. Kedge anchor with 300 feet of 5/16 inch chain
75 lb. Kedge anchor with 200 feet of 5/8 inch nylon rode
Ideal electric windlass
Side stanchions with lifelines
Fenders and lines
Life jackets
Swim ladder
Boat hook
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit awning
Bronze pyramid skylight binnacle
Life rings w/strobes
Hatch screens.

Mechanical Equipment

Fire extinguishers
Cockpit engine controls
Edson pedestal wheel steering
Automatic bilge pump
Edson manual bilge pump (new)
Manual head

Engine Details;
Engine removed, rewired, all hoses replaced, new heat exchanger, new remote oil filter, new 150 amp alternator and starter installed.
Transmission pressure plate, shaft coupling, cutlass bearing and red brass stern tube installed

Fresh water cooling system
Engine fuel shut off valve
Raw water sea strainer

Running Gear;
21 inch x 12 inch two blade propeller
1 3/16 inch bronze shaft

Design, Heritage and Construction

Crocker design No.168 by Sam Crocker, built by Britt Brothers of West Lynn, Mass. for the Loomis family. Competition included the 1936 Newport to Bermuda Race finishing 9th in Class B, the smallest boat to finish the race. The vessel entered the Centennial Race, Whaler's Race and Jeffrey's Ledge Races often early in its life. She has more recently sailed in The Museum of Yachting's Classic Yacht Regatta and The SS Crocker Memorial Race. Cruising grounds included the East Coast from Northwest River, Labrador, to Bermuda, West Coast from Berkeley, Calif. to Icy Bay, Alaska.

Honduras mahogany carvel planking over white oak steam bent frames, fastened with 16 X 2.25 inch silicon bronze screws.
Oak backbone
Varnished mahogany bulwarks, caprail and covering boards
Laid and caulked teak deck
Painted Honduras mahogany cabin trunk and cockpit coaming
Varnished hatches

Recent Updates and Additions

Topsides wooded, reefed, caulked and finished
Bottom wooded, reefed, caulked and finished
Full transom, frame, covering board and caprail replaced
New Boomkin
Port caprail replaced
Forward and aft ends of the cockpit replaced
8 frames, 3 aft floors, engine bed replaced
5 amidship floors replaced, new yellow pine cabin sole
Edson steering system removed, rebuilt and reinstalled
Cabin top stripped and finished with Dynel and epoxy, new moldings installed
Hatches and skylights removed, rebuilt and new hardware installed
Teak decks continually rebuilt and refastened
Galley rebuilt with new cabinets, shelves and stove
Engine removed, rewired, all hoses replaced, new heat exchanger, new remote oil filter and new 150 amp alternator and starter installed.
Transmission pressure plate, shaft coupling, cutlass bearing and red brass stern tube installed
New Sampson post
New aft bollards
Masts removed, stripped and repainted
12vdc and 120vac wiring replaced
Anchor windlass rebuilt

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Contact Information

Contact David McKenney, CPYB at Brewer Yacht Sales, 401-641-8697 or dmckenney@byy.com .


Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Cabin Headroom
Length at Waterline
Dry Weight
Engine Make 1974 Westerbeke 4-107
Engine Model 4-107
Total Power 37hp
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
1935 Crocker Ketch

This Britt Brothers' built Crocker Ketch was built for cruising the Maine coast for the original owners, the Loomis family. The family owned the boat into the 1990s and the current owner of 19 years has her in great condition, he is the third owner. She is a special boat with provenance, style and traditional eye appeal. Looking for the right stewardship to keep her going for the next generation. Call to see her today.

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