Subscribe to the buyaboat channel

Watch the video

Herreshoff Ketch 40

Price AU $89,995 Now reduced

AU $89,995 Now reduced
World acclaimed Herreshoff ketch can cruise the globe. With their bulletproof construction these boats are not built to a price, so fall into the category of Oyster and Bluewater yachts in the cruising arena. The moment you step on board "Little Realm" you have entered a very special place with a quality that is apparent. The boat doesn't move at all. You will know this can be your home away from home.

'Little Realm' is a copy Herreshoff Ketch built in New Zealand by master boat builder Alexander Nichols in 1983. Designed for comfortable cruising and ocean voyaging, she has a 3/4 length keel, with accompanying larger volumes for extra water, fuel and stowage. Excellent weather protection provided by a solid cockpit dodger - with roll up 'clear curtains to fully (or partly) enclose cockpit as required.

You have to get on board to appreciate what a lovely cruising yacht this is, and with the panoramic windows you will always be enjoying the ever changing view.
Virtual Tour
New South Wales
Newcastle NSW
Family, Leisure, Cruising
40 Herreshoff
Alexander Nichols
40' 0" - 12.20m
1.7m full length keel
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP triple skin kauri & fiberglass sheaved
Deck Material
Fibreglass with a teak deck trim and elegant double hatch over saloon
Perkins 75hp with full access to all sides of the motor and manuals always well serviced - Highly reliable - offering extra power when needed. Provides economical 6-7 kt motoring options a relatively quiet 1500 - 1700 RPM.
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Number Engines
Cruise Speed
7knots at 1700 rpm
Shaft drive
220 diesel tank
Include a well thought out galley to port (with generous bench space and feature window views for the chef) and super large SS refrigeration and separate cold storage units installed to starboard. The main Saloon area is forward of the galley and features the same lovely 'traditional wood' finish - with dining table to port and settee opposite. A lovely space with stove, oven, sink and plenty of storage, it's also in a great shape for passage making with benches all round and safe and secure.
Proper cruising refrigeration top loading and also a door on the top
2 burner with oven stainless
Hot Water System
Instant gas with spare bottle
Sleeps 4
V berth FWD Cabin which has 2 berths, hanging locker and drawers. And the saloon accommodates another 2 adults. The 'design brief' has traded 'weekender quarter berths' for a large outdoor sail locker in the cockpit to starboard and a large 220 l SS diesel tank to port. This set up works well for serious cruising options.
A flat screen TV and sound system
Aqua Pro 2.8m with 15hp motor and custom rear davits installed on the stern keeping the tender high above the waterline and easy to launch
Hard top cockpit and roll up clears. This is a boat designed to last in the elements with minimum perishable surfaces.
Safety Gear
Jack lines and all the usual gear for passage making including 2 horseshoe life buoys on pushpit bracket. For her Tasman Ocean crossing in 2015,'LR' was equipped to Cat 1 level with Liferaft, Sea Parachute and all designated safety equipment. Additionally to Cat 1 requirements, a robust L&S heavy duty hydraulic ram.
Bilge Pumps
3 bilge alarms 12v with alarms and manual and a emergency engine pump manifold system
Life Raft
Yes, stored in a Flexi bag, parachute sea anchor with dedicated 100m HD warp
406 Epirb
2 inflatable and 6 assorted including child and teen
Fire Protection
4 extinguishers (need servicing)
Smart charger, shore power smart charge unit, 4 x 110 AH deep cycle batteries + separate 12v starter battery & separate. 12v 'radio' battery
TMC auto helm linked to a L & S hydraulic ram unit designed for long passage making and reliability and makes short hand passage making easy. Raymarine VHF and separate hand held, chart plotter and wind and speed instruments. Also a dedicated computer/chart system used as a constant cockpit display via laptop with world charts and its own 300w inverter. Raymarine Depth.
Sail Inventory
Furling Genoa, mainsail. Mizzen sail, storm tri sail, MPS and 2 older head sails with a large deck sail locker for easy access and no need to go bellow deck
Mast / Rigging
Mast painted and rigging done in 2014 The Ketch rig allows easy management of flexible sail plan options.
Deck Gear
Heavy duty anchor winch with foot switch and cockpit remote with a CQR anchor and 90m 10mm HD galvanised chain in good condition. Magnum BBQ on pushpit. Two large tool boxes with spare equipment for cruising
You could spend years setting up a global cruiser and all the work is done so call Tony to inspect on 0424842222

DISCLAIMER: Buyaboat offers the details of this vessel in good faith but can not guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his surveyor to investigate such details as the buyer desires. This vessel is offered subject prior to sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Contact us for more information



Or email us direct at