Rhodes Narwhal Ketch 1935 $89,500.00 CAD

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Moonbeam is a 40' canoe stern ketch designed by Phillip L. Rhodes.  He was a pre-eminent sail boat designer from 1920 to 1970.  Moonbeam was built in the Minneford Boat Yard, City Island, New York in 1935.  Moonbeam shares a hull design of several famed ocean racers of that era.  Rhodes designed his boats to be strong, seaworthy and comfortable to survive and keep racing in east coast gales.

More rare to the west coast, Moonbeam began sailing from Los Angeles to Puget Sound in the late 1930's.  She has sailed to Alaska and extensively through the Gulf Islands of BC.  She was purchased as a restoration project in 1996 by her current owner, who is an experienced Port Townsend trained shipwright. 

She has had extensive upgrades including new teak decks and the diesel engine has been replaced.  Her planking is Honduran mahogany over white oak frames and her new cabin top is cold molded yellow cedar.  Custom tapered aluminum masts were installed in 2003 with new standing and running rigging.

The deck features attractive bronze fittings, including winches and cleats  with a modern sail rig she is easily driven through the water and turns a good rate of speed that will surprise many sailors.

Call today to arrange an appointment to see this magnificent piece of history.  True sailors will instantly fall in love.

More interior/ exterior photo's coming soon.

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.

  • Aluminum mast and boom on main 
  • Spruce mizzen mast and boom
  • Mainsail recent vintage, w tan Sunbrella cover
  • Mizzen sail w tan Sunbrella cover
  • Genoa sail on Schaeffer roller furling
  • Storm jib
  • Drifter sail
  • Full boat cover, heavy canvas with battens and sides
  • Two large bronze top crank winches

  • 45lb. CQR anchor on 200' 3/8" all chain roade
  • Manual HD bronze body drum and gypsy winch
  • 24" orange plastic life ring w heaving line
  • 8' fiberglass dinghy w oars mounted on foredeck

  • No shore power
  • Vessel completely rewired in 2012
  • Four flooded 460Ah batteries
  • Xantrex Link 10 battery monitor
  • Xantrex TrueCharge40+ 120V inverter
  • Xantrex XPower 12V 300W portable inverter
  • Rule 2000gph bilge pump

Electronics and Instruments
  • Raymarine BiData depth, temp and speed instrument
  • Standar Horizon ST300i GPS chartplotter
  • Furuno GP32 GPS
  • Wood Freeman gimbaled 5" bronze compass
  • JRC 1000 radar
  • HR Sailor Compact VHF radio
  • Standard Horizon HX270 portable handheld VHF
  • Electrosystems propane detector 
  • Seth Thomas 5.5" bronze mechanical clock
  • Sestrel 3.5" brass mechanical clock
  • Captains Choice 3.5" brass barometer
  • 5" bronze ship's bell

  • Chain space and v-berth forward
  • Manual marine head to port
  • Wood stove cabin heat to starboard
  • Twin partial bulkheads fore and aft
  • Port settee twin berth
  • Starboard settee
  • Starboard nav station and quarter berth
  • Galley to port aft
  • Force 10 "American Compact" gimbaled 3-burner propane stove w oven
  • Force 10 s.s. BBQ
  • Two 10lb. propane tanks
  • Frigoboat insulated counter refrigerator
  • OE copper water tanks w Whale pump faucet and basin
  • Pacific Energy wood stove on concrete base
  • One electric heater and one electric oil heater
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