Robert Clark 1950 Ketch

UK designed 61ft Robert Clark 1950 Ketch "SOUTHWINDS" is exclusively for sale with DBY Boat Sales

The fastidious owners have restored and maintained this yacht to the highest levels possible, she is beautifully built in Huon Pine and spotted Gum hull with Teak decks. A 2019 Yanmar 110hp is installed and shows a low 1030 hours, serviced June 2023.

"SOUTHWINDS" is well known and has been respected from the day she was launched at the shipyard of John Hayes & Sons, Sydney, experts in the art of traditional boat building. She catches the eye of discerning sailors everywhere she goes.

All sails are furling, main, mizzen and genoa from the over sized bronze deck winches and the safety of the cockpit.

Designed to comfortably live aboard for coastal or blue water ocean cruising.

A fascinating feature of "SOUTHWINDS" is that it is one of the few boats with a wooden bath.  Presumed to have been installed to make family passages more comfortable.

Currently in full survey and being run lightly as a charter yacht for corporate and prestigious guests, mainly on Sydney Harbour with advance bookings.

Discerning buyers looking for a classic sailing masterpiece should enquire.

For sale with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater Office in Newport. Please call +61 2 9999 3311 for an inspection. For additional high resolution photos and detailed inventory, please email


Price: $1,100,000.00 AUD
Price Base: $1,100,000.00
Model: 1950 Ketch
Length: 18.60 Meters
Year: 1950
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: Timber
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Type: Yanmar E51667
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
Suburb: MANLY
Registration Expiry Date: 19/12/2024
HIN Number: AU-WWAO11273DA6
Stock Number: DBY00040
Registration Number: 420924
Designer : Robert Clark, London
Builder : J.Hayes & Sons North Sydney
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 1100
Hull Construction Material : Carvel built Huon Pine on spotted gum frames Dynal sheathed.
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Teak
Country Origin : Australia
Length (feet) : 61 feet
Length (m) : 18.5 m
Length Waterline (m) : 17.4 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 14'4 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 4.15 m
Draft (m) : 2.5 m
Draft (feet) : 8'8 feet
Keel/Ballast : Lead full length keel with aft hung rudder
Number of Helms : 1 x Wheel with autopilot
Displacement : 26 Tonnes
Colour : White
Engine Notes : 2019 Yanmar 110hp, serviced June 2023
Number Of Engines : 1 Yanmar
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : 1,028
Horse Power (hp) : 110HP
Drive Type : Shaft
Engine Room : Below Galley Floor - Keel
Generator : No
Number of Batteries : 1 engine crank, Lithium house bank
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 940
Propeller : Hydrallan self feathering 3 blade
Steering System : Hydraulic plus Raymarine linear driven autopilot
Bow Thruster : No
Stern Thruster : No
Accommodation Notes : Master Queen, Twin and double berths plus single pipe cots
Number of Berths : 10
Number of Showers : 1
Shower Type : Hot/cold Hand and fixed
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : Electric
Holding Tank (L) : 600
Stove : Brand new gas 2 burner + oven. 2 x ss gas bottles
Refrigeration : 1 x large deep chest fridge
Number of Freezers : 1
Number of Sinks : 1 - two compartments
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Fusion marine party bus plus additional speakers outside in cockpit. Amazing sound system.
Anchor / Winch : Muir electric
Bilge Pump : Yes
Deck Gear : Yes. Bronze classics winch x 5
Mast/Rigging : Refit in 2018 and rig last inspected June 2023
Sail Inventory : Branded Genoa "Laurent Perrier" 3 years old. Jib - age unknown, refurbished 3 years ago. Mizzen sail - age unknown. Main Sail - further altered 2 years ago. 2 x spinnakers - 20 years old.
Electrics : Complete re-wire in 2019
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine, speed, sail, depth - nav station
Dinghy : No
Safety Gear : Survey standard safety gear
Covers : Full covers
GPS : Raymarine
Has Navigation Lights : Yes, LED
Radio : VHF
Number of Life Jackets : 26 inflatable auto
Remarks : 2 x 12 person liferafts - Survitec - serviced. First Aid Kit: Scale F
Vessel Name : SOUTHWINDS
EGC Price : $1,100,000.00