Rehnert Cat Ketch - USD 25,000


This interesting aluminium yacht was built along the lines of the Garry Hoyt 'Freedom 40'. George Rehnert had owned a Freedom 40 then subsequently designed his own alloy yacht which was built using the most suitable aluminium by professional alloy boat builders in Bremen, Germany. The design was centred around single handed sailing and the cat ketch rig was no small part of that thinking. The rig is very easy to use, tacking and gybing drama free. The sailplan spreads the sails along the length of the boat on the masts. The low centre of effort afforded by the fore and aft, rather than upward, spread of sail, produces less heeling force. All round a very pleasing yacht to sail.

The boat was spray foam insulated from new and still has her original paintwork. The engine chosen was a two cylinder Sabb 2JHR which has been used extensively around the world by life boats and fishing boats.


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Location: Langkawi
Year Launched: 1988
Registered: Langkawi
Designer: George Rehnert Builder: Deters Germany
Displacement10.5 tons Ballast: lead ingots
Engine: Sabb 2JHR 30hp Keel: Lifting centreboard
Steering: Wheel, cable Windvane: Windpilot Pacific Plus
Hull: Aluminium ALMg4,5Mn
Deck: Aluminium ALMg4,5Mn
Fuel: 550 litres (2 integral tanks)
600 litres (2 integral tanks)
Length: 11.15m
Beam:   3.50m
Draft:    1.20 / 2.70
Engine hours: 8000 +
Speed under power: 6kts
Propeller: 3 blade fixed 'Gori'
The layout is open plan. Full forward is a double bunk cabin with workshop including bench, vice and many tools. The main saloon has good seating, and dining with the large overhead butterfly type hatch providing much extra light and ventilation. Moving aft, the standing nav. station has a full size chart table with deep drawers and a locker. The last berth is aft of the nav. station and this extends to make a double and is conveniently close to the cockpit.

The fitout is in excellent condition with joinery from Meranti, Mahogany and good quality Rattan.

Two burner gas stove and oven. Single stainless steel sink and draining sink. Fridge has two independent compressors and plates.. may be engine driven, 12VDC or 220VAC.

One in bathroom. Cold pressurised water.

One manual Jabsco. Holding tank.

Electrics & Batteries:
12 VDC electrical system alone. DC charging from one 'Siemens' 100watt solar panel, 'Windbugger' wind generator and engine 'Valec' alternator. Two batteries, 100amp each.

Electronics & Navigation:
  • Linear drive autopilot needs replacing
  • Navico RT6500S VHF radio
  • 600watt inverter

The 14m carbon fibre masts were purchased from 'Freedom Yachts' with the owner's own designed rotating mast bases. The wishbone boom arrangement further improves the ease of handling. Main mast has a tricolour and mizzen has a radar reflector and VHF and HF antennae.

Deck Gear:
  • 2 x Murray MW4 mast winches
  • 1 x Lewmar #43 winch
  • Swim platform
  • Stainless stern arch for solar panels and dinghy davits
  • PVC rubbing strake

Sail Inventory:
  • Mainsail (2000 Rolly Tasker)
  • Spinnaker (1988)

Safety Gear:

  • 3 life jackets
  • 2 harnesses
  • life ring
  • 2 fire extinguishers
  • Yamaha YP10G 2 stroke water pump

Ground Tackle:
  • No windlass
  • 2 x 80m of 10mm chain
  • 1 x 40m of 10mm chain
  • 120m 20mm nylon rode
  • 45lb CQR
  • 30lb CQR
  • 35lb Delta
  • 20lb Danforth

Large amount of hand tools, power tools, spares and equipment,. the workshop comes complete with many items. Fishing rods and kit. All boat manuals, pilot guides and many charts.

2 metre rigid tender

Mercury 3hp

YBC 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 being sold at any time, price change or withdrawal from sale without notice.