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Samundar inspecting the forehatch at anchor
Samundar inspecting the forehatch at anchor

Ketch Passat V - NOW SOLD

The Passat has been cruising home to the Clarks and their seagoing Siamese cat, Samundar for several years. She is now sold.  

Full Specifications of the vessel, photographs, and a cover article on the recent restoration of Passat follow.

Passat V Specifications

LENGTH: 45 feet
BEAM: 13 feet 1 inch
DRAFT: 6 feet 1 inch
DISPLACEMENT: approx. 20 tons
DESIGNER/BUILDER: Ernst Evers Yacht Builders, Neindorf, Germany
YEAR: 1951

Passat and crew enjoying a light breeze
Passat and crew enjoying a light breeze


Teak planking on oak frames (sawn frames, 4 inch x 2 ½ inch, on 24 inch centres with 2 steam bent frames, 1 ½ inch x 1 ¼ inch, on 8 inch centres between each pair of sawn frames). Original teak decks covered in marine ply/epoxy finished in vacuum-bagged teak overlay (new 2006).  Most hull fastenings are chromed bronze screws with some galvanized iron dumps. Cabin and pilothouse of teak. Lead keel with bronze keel bolts (new 2006).
A brisk sail off Victoria Harbour
A brisk sail off Victoria Harbour

Spars and Rigging

All spars anodized aluminum, powder coated 2006.  New mizzen mast and mizzen boom (2006).  All standing (stainless) and most running rigging (braided Dacron) new 2006.
Sailing in Ladysmith Harbour
Sailing in Ladysmith Harbour


Doyle roller furling jib, main and mizzen (new 2007).  
Harken MKIII roller furling gear (new 2006). Spare headsails and mizzen.
deckbox looking foreward
deckbox looking foreward

Canvas Gear

Main and mizzen sail covers.  Hatch tarps. and main and cockpit covers (new 2007,2009).
foredeck looking aft
foredeck looking aft


Lewmar self-tailing halyard winches (3).  
2-speed bronze genoa sheet winches (2).  
Reefing pendant (main boom) winches (2).  
Bronze main sheet winch (1).
anchor and gear
anchor and gear

Ground Tackle

32 volt Atlas MKIV anchor windlass with rope and chain gipsies served by 3 independent 12 volt batteries (new 2007).
1 - 60 lb. (estimated) plough anchor with 200 feet plus of 7/16 inch chain, tested and marked.
1 - 40 lb. Danforth 40 - S anchor with 20“ chain and approximately 200 feet of nylon rode.
Caribe on stern davits
Caribe on stern davits


1 - 8“ Caribe rigid inflatable dinghy, pump and oars.
1 - 8 hp Evinrude O/B
Dinghy davits with 2 winches and new stainless lines (2006).
engine room under pilothouse sole
engine room under pilothouse sole


4 cylinder, 60 h.p. Isuzu diesel (model QD60) with Herth reduction gear, age unknown.
Consumption: estimated ¾ U.S. gals per hour at 1500 r.p.m.
1 ½” diam. s.s. tail shaft with 18 x 16 ½” 3-bladed R.H. propeller (bronze).

Fuel Tanks

1 -  forward U.S.60 gal. capacity, new 2006.
1 - aft U.S. 45 gal.(estimated).
Transfer pump between tanks.
fresh paint Sept 09
fresh paint Sept 09


2 stations: cockpit (direct to rudder head); pilothouse (cable); emergency steering tiller. Two (2) sets Morse controls for gears and throttle: cockpit and pilothouse.
gymballed main saloon light
gymballed main saloon light

Lighting and Electrical

12 volt and 110 volt systems.
31 x 12 volt lights service lazarette, engine space, pilothouse, chart table, main cabin, master cabin and fo“c“sle.
2 x 8D deep cycle house batteries (new 2007),
1 x 12 volt deep cycle engine starting battery,
3 x 12 volt deep cycle windlass batteries (new 2007).
2 master switches, breaker panel.
Heart 1800 inverter/charger.
50“ shore cable (30 amp.).
Passat interior looking aft
Passat interior looking aft


Hot water radiant heating, Webasto diesel (new 2007)
Soapstone/brass wood heater.
Main engine forced air pilot house heater.
main saloon looking foreward
main saloon looking foreward


3 x 60 U.S. gal. water tanks (total 180 U.S. gals.)
Hot and Cold pressure water (110 volt water heat or Webasto).
City water hook-up.
galley with gymballed Force 10 stove and oven
galley with gymballed Force 10 stove and oven


3- burner and oven Force 10 stainless steel, gymballed, propane stove (new 2009) with remote shut off served by 2 propane tanks (cockpit) and 2 spare tanks (deck locker forward).
Double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water plus hand pump and raw water foot pump.
12 v. Aldour Barber fridge/freezer (top loading).
head with pull-out shower
head with pull-out shower


Manual Jabsco toilet (new 2009) with holding tanks and macerator.
Stainless sink with shower faucet, hot and cold pressure water, teak grid and sump. (Sump pump services both fridge and shower run off.)
master stateroom
master stateroom


Sleeps 7 in 4 separate cabins: 1 in fo“c“sle, double berth in master cabin, 2 berths in main saloon, double berth in pilot house.
Leather upholstery thoughout (new 2006/7); solid teak (varnished) cabin sole; Honduras and African mahogany finish (bulkheads, rails, cupboard doors, drawer faces, etc.); yellow cedar lining; 3 hanging lockers; numerous drawers, cupboards, bookshelves, plate racks etc.; solid Honduras mahogany dining table (new 2008); teak “sea chest” storage/seat (new 2008).
pilothouse interior
pilothouse interior

Electronics and Navigation

1 Radar, Raytheon SL70 Pathfinder (new)
2 VHF Radios: one ICOM IC M120; one handheld ICOM IC-M32 (new);
1 GPS Garmin Map 76 with chart-plotter capability (new);
1 Ritchie steering compass (cockpit);
1 Autohelm electronic compass (pilothouse);
1 Autohelm tri-data depth, speed, trip indicator (new);
Chart table
Nav. Lights, anchor light, spreader lights (main and mizzen).
Bow view
Bow view

Miscellaneous Equipment

2 life rings, 1 lifesling MOB retrieval system, 1 MOB pole and flag, mounted signalling ship“s whistle, bell;
Brass clock and barometer;
Brass gymballed kerosene lamp;
6 ABC fire extinguishers (one automatic in engine compartment);
Custom deck box for gas and propane tank storage;
8 opening ports (bronze),6 removable screens, 2 deadlights;
2 Dorade vents, 2 mushroom vents, 3 standard vents;
2 deck prisms with gunmetal casings;
Numerous dock lines and fenders;
1 boarding ladder (2 positions port and starboard);
Double life lines (new 2006) and stanchions;
2 electric bilge pumps, 1 manual (Whale gusher) bilge pump, 1 electric sump pump;
Raw water circulating pump for fridge/freezer unit in hot weather.
New head counter with custom made mirror
New head counter with custom made mirror

Upgrade October 2011

In the fall of 2011, the old counter in the head was removed and a new one, custom made of sapele, installed.  
The large matching wooden mirror is a welcome addition increasing the feeling of space in the head as well as serving to make use of both natural and electric lights.

General Remarks

Passat was built in Germany to very high standards of craftsmanship and materials on spec. for the American market.  She has undergone extensive restorations under her past 2 owners (see Pacific Yachting cover story, August 2008) and has won awards at the Victoria Classic Boat Show (2008) and the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival (2009).
Extensive restorations under her former owner, John Murdoch, included a completely new interior.  The Clarks, with the help of professional shipwrights, designers, riggers and fabricators undertook a keel up restoration including new lead keel and bronze keel bolts; new stern post; wooding and recaulking of the hull; new teak decks; new spars and rigging; new sails and canvas work; pilothouse rebuild and new windows; complete interior and exterior repainting; new Webasto heating; new teak cabin sole; new galley stove; new head and plumbing; new leather upholstery and curtains; new main saloon table, bookshelves and lockers etc..
The Passat is now sold.

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Passat moored alongside the newly restored original pilot cutter Carlotta while cruising in British Columbia summer 2009
Passat moored alongside the newly restored original pilot cutter Carlotta while cruising in British Columbia summer 2009