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1987 Custom Built Ted Brewer 50' Auxiliary Ketch

  • 50 ft
  • Ketch
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US

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1987 Ted Brewer Custom 50' Auxiliary Ketch in Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410


New Listing,  Custom flush deck Ketch with Shoal Draft 3'6",  Two Staterooms, Classic dark wood interior, Custom Canvas, Air Conditioning, Perfect boat to Sail the Caribbean or the World. 


Basic Information

Custom Built
Ted Brewer 50' Auxiliary Ketch
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
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Ted Brewer
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Dimensions & Weight

50 ft - 15.24 meter
55 ft - 16.76 meter
16 ft 1 in - 4.9 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft 6 in - 1.07 meter
Bridge Clearance:
63 ft 3 in - 19.28 meter
Dry Weight:
50000 lbs


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
88 (Individual), 88 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
300 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
300 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
60 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
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Manufacturers Description

Ted Brewer 50' Auxiliary Ketch is definitely an unusual vessel but she is also one of the few yachts that will be at home in deep water or shoal, at sea or at anchor. She was designed for an east coast client who required a seaworthy shoal draft auxiliary, one able to cross oceans in safety and comfort and equally able to cruise the fascinating canals of Europe.

Ted Brewer 50' Auxiliary Ketch is strongly built of aluminum with extra heavy bottom plating so she will be able to take the occasional grounding in her stride.

With wide beam and firm bilges, this is a powerful yacht and shows excellent speed in a good breeze. Her deep ballasted centerboard assures good windward ability while the aft trim board allows the skipper to balance the helm for a wide variety of sail and wind conditions.

The ketch rig was preferred for the variety of reduced sail combinations it can set in heavy weather. The main mast is stepped on the keel and strongly supported with a double spreader rig.

Flush decks offer a wide, safe working platform for sail handling while the aft cockpit is big enough for a good sized crew or a party, with space to spare.

The accommodations were laid out to suit the client's family with the owner's cabin aft and a 4 berth cabin for the children forward, the latter with its own head and stall shower. There are two seating areas so that the owner and guests can have privacy in the saloon while the children play in pilothouse dinette. The galley is roomy and complete with refrig, freezer and cooler compartments and there is generous stowage throughout the vessel.

Large tankage gives the yacht a wide cruising radius and a husky diesel will drive her nicely in the calms.


-Enter from main cockpit bridge deck down four steps
-Bright and airy with over 6 feet of headroom and 360° of visibility thru large windows
-Large U-shaped dinette seating area to port converts to a double bed
-Six large drawers/storage lockers under dinette area
-Navigation station and chart table to starboard
-Two file cabinet drawers and storage areas outboard
-Easy access to four 8D Gel batteries under the navigation station
-Pilothouse helm station with adjustible seat serving both helm and nav areas
-Varnished teak steering wheel with disconnect to facilitate two-station steering
-Morse mechanical controls
-Ritchie compass
-Central Air Conditioning controls for entire boat
-Bass electrical distribution panels for A/C and D/C to starboard
-Two large Bowmar overhead hatches and three Nicro solar powered exhaust fans provide abundant natural ventilation
-Overhead mounted CO and smoke detector
-Rich and warm teak cabinetry and wall covering throughout
-Teak and holly flooring with insulated sliding floor hatch to access engine room and mechanicals

Main Saloon
-Large 16’ beam saloon forward
-Enter through a teak louvered doorway forward from pilothouse down two steps to a massive open concept saloon
-Galley immediately to port
-Huge U-shaped seating area and folding table to port seats eight (8) comfortably
-Open, bright and airy with two seperate seating areas to starboard including comfortable chair
-Copious amounts of storage  with hanging locker and numerous cabinets, book cases and shelf areas for all your possessions
-Two large, gimballed decorative oil lamps
-Six large portlights and two deck prisms for natural light
-Two small and one large overhead  Bowmar  hatches bring in tons of natural light and air
-Four Dorades for natural all-weather ventilation
-Kenwood KRC-X657 AM/FM/CD Stereo with 10 disc changer and Bose speakers in salon and pilothouse
-Rich and warm teak cabinetry and wall paneling throughout
-Teak and holly floor throughout

-Adjoining large saloon area
-Entire galley is well lit by natural lighting from overhead windows to pilothouse and under-cabinet LED fixtures
-Well ventilated by opening port, hatch, all weather dorade, Beckson vent and Hella Fan
-Ample countertop surfaces for food preparation or entertaining
-Extensive storage cabinets above and below countertops
-Stainless steel gimbaled three burner propane stove with oven
-Enormous top load freezer with two Sea Frost holding plates both engine driven and 110 volt
-Large front load side by side refrigerator and “spill over” cooler for fruits and vegetables
-GE Spacemaker II Microwave
-Black and Decker Spacesaver toaster oven
-Rich and warm teak cabinetry and wall paneling
-Teak and holly flooring

Master Stateroom
-Master stateroom aft of pilothouse
-Enter down two steps through a teak louvered doorway
-Large queen berth to starboard
-Huge hanging locker to starbord with large  shelf area above
-Tons of drawer and shelf storage under, outboard and forward of bed
-Large walk in storage area with drawers and shelf storage to port
-Three portlights for natural light
-Large Bowmar overhead hatch
-Three fixed Hella 12v fans for comfort
-All weather exhaust ventilation electric fan at foot of bed
-Rich and warm teak cabinetry and wall paneling throughout
-Teak and holly flooring throughout

Master Head
-Enter through a teak louvered doorway
-Small Bowmar overhead hatch
-One portlight for natural light over sink
-All weather natural exhaust ventilation
-Sink and vanity with storage under and above
-Raritan Marine Elegance electric fresh-water head
-Caframo switched 12v fan on bulkhead
-Teak and holly flooring

Guest Stateroom
-Enter through a teak louvered doorway forward of main saloon
-Four large single bunks for your guests or family members
-Twelve Drawers and Eight Storage Lockers under lower bunks
-Four fiddled bookshelves over upper bunks
-Four large portlights for natural light
-Large Bowmar overhead hatch
-Two Dorades for natural all-weather ventilation
-Rich and warm teak cabinetry and wall paneling throughout
-Teak and holly floor throughout

Guest Head
-Enter forward through a teak louvered doorway
-Small Bowmar overhead hatch and Beckson all-weather ventilator
-Sink and vanity with storage under and above to port
-LaVac marine head with storage and shelving to starboard
-Large separate stall shower forward with seat and Moen control valve
-Two opening ports for ventilation and two deck prisms for natural light in shower

-Standard Horizon CP500 color GPS networked chartplotter, with Milltech Marine AIS receiver displaying on chartplotter
-C-Map charts from Maine throughout the entire Caribbean with latest update
-Raymarine GPS RN300 backup GPS
-Raymarine Autopilot with Type II Linear Drive (spare drive included) with ST7001+ Controls in cockpit and pilothouse and wired ST 600R remote control in pilothouse at bridge deck
-CPT back-up autopilot in pilothouse
-Networked Raymarine LCD displays in cockpit and pilothouse including two new i70s MFDs  displaying wind, depth,boat speed, log, and GPS navigation information
-Standard Horizon Matrix GX3000s VHF Radio with full-function Command Mic in cockpit and fog horn signals and hailer functions thru speaker on main mast
-Icom IC-M802 SSB/Ham with Icom Automatic Antenna tuner led to insulated backstay
-SCS Multimode Pactor controller with Pactor 3 ability for digital communications
-ACR Global Fix Pro Model RLB-37 Cat II EPIRB Battery Expires 2/2019 Registration 2DCC7 52680 FFBFF
-Iridium Model 9555 phone/data link with installed external antenna
-Quadrifilar helix antenna for receiving NOAA APT satellites

Engines and Mechanical
-Westerbeke W-100 with 7772 hours with large frame alternator and Ample Power 3-Step regulator
-Northern Lights 6KW Generator with Lugger Engine model M67912.3 with 1898 hours
-Wesmar 24- volt twin-prop bow thruster with two Odyssey 31 PC-2150 batteries and dedicated charger
-Sea Recovery Ultra Wisper 1700 Gal per day watermaker with fresh-water flush
-Custom Technicold 16K  BTU  air-conditioner with 12K and 9K air handlers ducted to all cabins
-Custom built-in sea chest in engine room servicing all seawater intakes with Marelon ball valve seacocks
-Two Groco seawater strainers
-Three submersible Rule 2000 Gph bilge pumps with Ultra Safety Systems float switches and separate Bass high water alarm
-Heart Freedom Interface 2800 watt inverter/battery charger
-Four 8D Gel house/starting batteries with Ample Power ESHAM battery monitor
-Separate Odyssey generator starting battery
-Single 30 Amp power cord inlet with isolation transformer
-Capac model 50030 hull corrosion monitor
-Tank Tender monitor covering all five fuel, water and holding tanks
-Two Bass alarm panels for engine and bilge alarms and fire alarms for engine room and galley
-Fireboy Halon system in engine room and 5 hand-held halon type extinguishers throughout the cabins

Deck and Cockpit

-Large U-shaped cockpit with storage lockers under all seating areas including cavernous sail locker to port
-Teak decking in cockpit and bridge deck
-Life-raft locker protected under cockpit floor
-Stainless pushpit encircles entire cockpit with mounts for MOM-8A Certified through 2019, Lifesling and 15hp Yamaha Outboard
-White vinyl covered cockpit cushions over teak strips
-Edson steering pedestal with varnished teak steering wheel, Morse mechanical controls and Ritchie Compass
-Wesmar Bow Thruster Joy Stick control at pedestal
-Lewmar # 55 Self-Tailing primary winches
-Lewmar # 52 Self-Tailing Secondary winches
-Lewmar # 48 Self-Tailing Winch for Main Sheet
-Full width mainsail and mizzen travelers for precise control
-All furling lines led aft for sail control from cockpit
-Navtec Hydraulic Pump for main centerboard control
-Winch for aft trim board control
-Fresh water shower
-Stainless propane grill mounts on pushpit
-Folding Bimini Top covers entire cockpit area
-Custom sunshade continuing from bimini forward over pilothouse
-Light diffusing coverings for all pilothouse windows
-Teak grabrail covers and turnbuckle covers
-Side mounted stainless swim ladder

Lift and Tender
-Custom Hydro Deck Model 64 twin cylinder hydraulic powder coated aluminum dinghy lift with hand-held and electronic remote controls
-J-12 Carolina Skiff fiberglass self-bailing dinghy
-15hp Yamaha 2-stroke outboard with custom cover, lift harness, and stainless steel security chain
-Three step Armstrong dive ladder with mount on stern
-Security tie-downs for dinghy with Suncor stainless ratchet controls

-Expansive non-skid painted flush deck
-Vetus 24 inch high stainless stanchions with stainless wire
-Six polished oval stainless Dorade vents
-Two Beckson stainless vents
-Four deck prisms
-Custom stainless protective guards at main mast base and over forward Dorades
-Custom forward anchoring area with dam to prevent anchor mud from running aft
-Salt water washdown
-Maxwell VW2200 12volt windless with deck switches and hand-held controls
-Custom doors for access to anchor rode storage area forward of collision bulkhead
-Davis galvanized 125 pound XP plow anchor with custom rollbar and 200’ of 3/8" HT galvanized chain
-Bruce galvanized 66 pound anchor with 100’ of 3/8" HT chain and ¾” nylon rode
-Backup 88lb Delta plow and two large Fortress anchors stored aft
-Wide non skid walkways outboard pilothouse
-Three below deck storage lockers portside of pilothouse isolated from interior which drain overboard and contain two 30 pound aluminum propane tanks, Edson manual holding tank pump and storage for up to 26 gallons of dinghy gas

Sails and Rigging
No. 1 Genoa (750 sq. ft., Mack Sails, 2010) on ProFurl roller furler sheets led to Schaefer Moon Blocks on rail track

Main Mast
-Metalmast Marine keel stepped
-Double spreaders 1 x 19 ss wire with Stayloc terminals with no Triatic stay.
-Mainsail 466 sq. ft. Hild Sailmakers 1987 on in-mast Profurl continuous line furler
-All halyards (6) internal
-Harken Outhaul car
-2 Lewmar #40 self tailing halyard winches
-Forespar downwind pole stowed on mast track
-Staysail (229 sq. ft.,Hild 1987) hanked on removable baby stay with Hyfield lever
-Hanked on Storm Jib
-Asymetrical cruising spinnaker (1500 sq. ft., Hild, 1987) on removable Top Down  Code Zero furler

Mizzen Mast
-Metalmast Marine stepped on cockpit floor
-Shrouds 1 x 19 ss wire with Stayloc terminals
-Mizzen (135 sq. ft., Hild,1987) on in-mast Profurl continuous line furler
-Harken Outhaul car




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Lars Edson
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