1964 William Garden



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Class Power
Category Antique and Classics, Cruisers
Year 1964
Make William Garden
Length 67'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Other
Fuel Type
Location Bronx
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.
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This boat will stand any survey and is perfect condition.  She is built of 3" Singapore teak on Iroko frames and will not rot or be infested.  All the equipment on the boat is as new; sails, dinghys, electronics, canvas, sails, cushions etc.  She draws only 5' and has been carefully cared for by her owner for over 2 decades.  She is a worldwide cruising boat.

She is currently moored in Grenada, WI and is ready to go.  Being sold by her owner below market as he is trading down to a smaller boat.   He will consider a reasonable trade


Reach the owner representative (Frank Virgintino) directly:


Or Contact 914 - 320 6672


Nominal Length
Engine Type Other
Cockpit Speakers
Wind Speed and Direction
CD Player
Navigation Center
DVD Player
Inside Equipment
Sea Water Pump
Manual Bilge Pump
Microwave Oven
Fresh Water Maker
Hot Water
Marine Head
Electrical Equipment
Shore Power Inlet
Outside Equipment/Extras
Teak Sidedecks
Radar Reflector
Cockpit Cushions
Swimming Ladder
Cockpit Table
Teak Cockpit
Outboard Engine Brackets
1964 William Garden

Superb 67' William Garden Ketch

This is truly a one-of-a-kind yacht with exemplary level of care that shows in every aspect of her construction, fittings and details. Built in 1964, she's Impossible to duplicate today, built with Singapore 3" teak 3"  from 300 year-old trees, then aged in mud for 20 years. The wood is on Iroko (ironwood frames). The teak is not susceptible to worms or rot.  It is stronger and requires less maintenance than aluminum, steel or fiberglass.

67 feet on deck and 83 feet overall, Raffles Light is a magnificent sailing yacht, a wonderful experience under sail or at anchor.

She draws just 5 FEET board up, and 12 board down, making her very cruise friendly, yet a capable sailor as required. Her current captain authored the "Free Cruising Guides" completing all of the guides while aboard, which are now a staple for cruisers world-wide. 

Some additional details:

Sails are new by Ullman 2016: main, Genoa, staysail and mizzen.  Boat also has drifter and mizzen staysail. 

Engine is 283 HP Cummins diesel installed 5 years ago with 2000 hours.  

Diesel is 1050 gallons in two black iron tanks, water in Monel stainless 500 gallons 

Boat can do 8 knots at 3 gallons per hour. 12KW Gen set is Onan/Cummings installed new in 2014 and has less than 10 hours. Water maker is Echo and produces 60 GPH....6 years old. 12 & 24 volt systems.  All batteries, Surrette new in 2014 Charles Battery chargers new in 2014 and 24 volt inverter (tripplite new in 2014) Center cockpit custom enclosure completely new in 2014 In 2015, boat was completely sprayed in two part enamel white in all cabins.  Refrigeration systems in two boxes new by Frigiboat. Boat carries over $30,000 in spare parts   All electronics by Raymarine including new I70 gauges.   Gross weight 58 tons Net weight 45 tons   2 dinghys...both new 2014/5 with two new Tohatsu engines   5 & 30 hp All standing and running rigging 5 years old. Custom teak swim platform at cost of $25,000 US All staunchions and rails changed to stainless steel 6 years old.   Current owner has had boat 20 years and vessel has been upgraded and refit; appears in all ways as brand new.   US documentation with special provision to allow for charter.  Boat has never been chartered by current owner.   Vessel loc

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