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Used Herreshoff Cat Ketch 31 Cruiser Sailboat For Sale 29 pictures

Boat Description


A true classic! This Herreshoff designed Cat Ketch Corporation built boat, will turn heads in any marina and on the water. The Cat Ketch rig is one of the easiest boats to sail and performs well. Inboard diesel propels her efficiently. A comfortable cruiser and live-aboard with classic flair.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Spirit Quest

Builder: Cat Ketch Corporation
Designer: Halsey Herreshoff
Keel: Fin

Beam: 10 ft 4 in
LWL: 27 ft 11 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 1 in

Total Power: 25 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Universal
Engine Model: M25XP
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Sail drive
Engine Power: 25 HP

Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Maximum Speed: 7 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (18 Gallons)


The first thing youll notice when entering the salon is the beautiful woodwork and workmanship. Open interior with V-berth forward. Moving aft, theres storage, port and starboard, then settees and dining table. Galley is to starboard, and enclosed head to port.


– Ice box
– Kenyon alcohol stove
– Pressure and manual water
– Sink

Electronics and Navigation

– Signet wind speed and direction
– Signet speed and distance logs
– Signet depth sounder
– Edson compass
– Clock and barometer
– Icom M504 VHF


– Awnings
– Anchor, deck, running, steaming light
– Bow pulpits
– Life lines and stanchions
– Dock lines
– Fenders
– Swim ladder
– Boarding gates


– Last bottom paint 2012
– Lead ballast
– Fin keel
– Transom-mount rudder

Engine and Mechanical

– Fuel filters
– CO2 fire extinguishers
– Manual and electric bilge pumps
– Wheel steering
– Manual head with 8-gallon holding tank
– Direct drive
– 3-blade prop

Electrical System

– 12-Volt DC and 110-Volt AC systems
– 3-Everstart 27 batteries; 115 amp hours each
– Battery parallel switch
– Battery monitor
– Shore power cord

Sails and Rigging

– Mainsail 242 sq ft
– Mizzen sail 151 sq ft
– Staysail 248 sq ft
– Cruising chute
– Check stays
– Wood mast - main mast replaced
– Mahogany booms - half wishbone


– 4-life jackets
– 2-fire extinguishers
– Bell, horn and whistle
– Emergency tiller
– EPIRB (outdated)
– LifeSling
– Flares
– MOB pole


All sellers personal effects are excluded from the sale of the vessel.


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.

Approximate boat location: San Diego, California