Van Dam Trewes 47 Ketch


Van Dam Trewes 47 Ketch


  • Built 1972 by Van Der Meer Yachtbuilders (Holland) in high-quality Corten steel hull & deck.
  • Outer hull treated & coated with 2mm high-grade steel putty coating. International Paints 2-pack coating system.
  • Full teak deck, re-laid 2007 on 10mm marine ply overlaid with full Syka bedding.
  • Moulded long keel with steel ballast with rudder skeg.
  • Pilot house design with clipper-style stem, raised aft deck and reversed transom with tender davits.
  • Year1972
  • BuilderVan Der Meer Yachtbuilders
  • Hull MaterialSteel
  • LocationMalta
  • Contact phone+356 99691169
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Additional Specs & Equipments

  • FlagMalta
  • Tax StatusVAT paid
  • Keel TypeFull Keel
  • Rig TypeKetch


  • LOA15.65 M
  • Beam3.96 M
  • Draft1.65 M
  • Displacement16 tons


  • Engines MakeMercedes Benz
  • Engines No x Power1 x 120 HP
  • Engine ModelOM352.192
  • Engine TypeInboard
  • Fuel TypeDiesel
  • Engine Year1972


  • Drive TypeShaft drive
  • Propeller Type3-blade bronze


  • Fuel Tanks1350
  • Water Tanks800


  • Cabins3
  • Berths4
  • Heads1
  • Showers1

Rigging & Deck Gear

  • Ketch-clipper rig type with twin forestay and “cutter” inner forestay
  • Anodised Alu mast, mizzen, booms & spars
  • 2 x out-rigger spinnaker poles


  • 4 x main sailing winches p/s aft deck – bolted to elevated steel bases
  • 4 x Goiot winches mounted on main mast
  • 1 x Goiot winch on mizzen for halyard


  • 2 x Mainsails
  • 2 x Mizzen sails
  • 2 x Genoa/Jibs
  • 1 x Storm Jib

Electrical Equipment

  • 24v / 220v / 240v with shore power mains
  • CONSTAVOLT voltage stabilizer unit
  • Heavy-duty Battery Charger
  • 24v bank batteries for both domestic & starter banks
  • ONAN 3.5 kW genset (currently disconnected to workshop)

Domestic / Internal Equipment

  • Hot/Cold pressure water system
  • Large top-loading fridge in galley
  • Electric cooker/oven
  • shower with electrical pump-out
  • stereo radio/cd-player with speakers


4 berths in 2 double cabins & additional convertible saloon area: FWD QUARTERS: Double V-berth cabin forward with storage and wardrobe Large heads abaft with wash-basin & toilet room to port, shower room to stb Twin cabin with p/s berths, wardrobe and other stowage compartments PILOT HOUSE: inside steering station to portside with helmsman seat Large chart table to stb with complement of nav aids L-shaped dinette to stb abaft with table, storage opposite to port Generous all-round large windows AFT QUARTERS: full-beam U-shaped dinning area with large dining table & cocktail cabinet full-beam seating/storage area abaft Galley with sink, stove, fridge and cooking worktop DECK: spacious side-decks with high safety rails “raised” generous aft deck with external steering position to stb side

Navigation Equipment

  • NECO Autopilot
  • Wind direction instruments
  • Magnetic Compass

Miscellaneous Inventory

  • Electric anchor windlass, anchor & chain
  • Aluminium Passarella
  • arch-davits mounted at transom for tender stowage
  • Zodiac RIB tender with 4HP Johnson Outboard
  • Man/Auto Bilge Pumps
  • Lifejackets
  • Mooring ropes, fenders, etc

Broker Remarks

A true classic Clipper Pilothouse designed by Van Dam and built by Van Der Meer Yachtbuilders in Holland, this Van Dam Trewes 47 Ketch is a sturdy motor-sailor designed to go anywhere. Although requiring some cosmetical updating, she is offered in perfectly sound condition, having been regularly maintained throughout her sailing life. Must be seen to experience her classic charm !


Whilst every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of these details, they are only given in good faith and should not constitute part of an agreement unless specifically agreed. A prospective buyer should instruct their representative to verify this information to their satisfaction.

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