Ironclad is an unusually robustly-built 43’ 4” (lod) Canoe-Stern Full-Keel Cutter designed by George
Buehler (renowned for his rugged, seaworthy designs) and built in STEEL by Fred Lagier & Sons (known for the robustness & solidity of their vessels).
Sailing out of California’s San Francisco Bay, she has,among other passages, cruised to Hawaii three times & Baja twice. Owing to her broad-shouldered build& design, she would be an ideal vessel for Alaska/British Columbia’s awesome Inland Passage & she would be fit for any ocean globally; this is a “go do it” vessel.
She features a powerful & reliable 85hp JOHN DEERE Diesel Engine (“nothing runs like a Deer”) installed New in 2005 , Full Double-Course Lifelines, Bowsprit with Pulpit, 6’ 8” Headroom, Hard Dodger (that gives the feel of a pilothouse), heavy-Duty Hydraulic Anchor Winch, more than adequate ground tackle, Roller Furling Jib, Tan Bark Sails, 3KW Inverter, 120A Alternator, Monitor, Auto-Pilot, Full Galley w/Refrigeration, enclosed marine head w/holding tank as well as a Settee w/Ship’s Table. She even has an extra set of usable sails!
Additional features include: VHF, Depth Sounders, Short Wave Receiver, RDF, GPS, RADAR, Chart Plotter and more. All systems are very straight-forward, uncomplicated & over-sized.
Ironclad boasts new sails, a recent haul out, and every detail thought of, including a bare metal
restoration of the hull.
Down below, her layout is open & comfortable with good light & ventilation.
There are two single berths and a Queen. Ironclad is an intelligently conceived and executed Blue Water Cruiser designed & built to go to sea & to stay there.
Everything about her is straight-forward,uncomplicated and comfortably functional. She can be expected to maintain easily as well as being comfortable and exhibiting an unusual degree of seaworthiness.
She’s built like a tank, and sails like a dream! Here’s your World-Beater! She’s ready to go!
View her amazing video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaPGJ87tSZo
44' Steel High Endurance Ketch - World Beater - Vallejo, CA
LOA: 43 ft 4 in
Beam: 13 ft 4 in
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Total Power: 85 HP
Engine Brand: John Deere
Engine Model: 4045M
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 85 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 4 (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 5 (278 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 1
Number of twin berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of heads: 1
Wind speed and direction
Electric bilge pump
Shore power inlet
Outboard engine brackets