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2003 Custom 80' Ketch

Sidney, Canada


Built in 2003 by Kelly Archer Boatbuilders Ltd of Auckland New Zealand and Designed by Chuck Paine, Leonore is a fast passage-maker built and designed for luxurious easy sailing with minimal crew onboard.   

The deck is well organized for both sailing and living aboard.  Triple Headsails on Reckman furlers, the forward 2 hydraulic, 2 Matrix Carbon Fibre Masts with Park Avenue Booms and new UK Sails, along with a spacious cockpit featuring electric winches make the boat easy and comfortable to sail. 

The honey teak interior has a stylish mix of gloss and matte finish which creates warm inviting spaces for living aboard.   One enters the boat through the pilothouse with it’s large well positioned windows that offer amazing views in a climate controlled environment.   Down a beautiful staircase one will find a large saloon, workspace desk and lockers, day head, sea berths, and the galley in the passageway to the aft cabin.  The aft cabin with ensuite and private deck access offers ample space and privacy for owners.  Forward of the salon is a crew cabin and double guest cabin, both with ensuites.

Leonore has over 100,000 ocean miles under her keel and is ready for another adventure.  We invite you to contact us for more information or to schedule a private tour.

Notable Information and Equipment:

  • Carbon Fibre Spars
  • Watermaker
  • Cabin Heat via Kabola Boiler
  • Air Conditioning
  • 2x Hydraulic Furler's and Bow Thruster
  • Electric Sail Handling Winches

Basic Boat Info

Make: Custom
Model: 80' Ketch
Year: 2003
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Kelly Archer
Designer: Chuck Paine
Construction: Aluminum
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 80 ft
Length Overall: 83'6 ft
Length Of Deck: 82 ft
Waterline Length: 73 ft
Beam: 19'8 ft
Max Draft: 8'6 ft
Displacement: 115,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 94 ft
Ballast: 42000 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 6BTA-5.9 M3
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 280hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze, Feathering
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 2003
  • Engine Hours: 8,450
Cruising Speed: 9 kn
Propeller RPM: 1600
Maximum Speed: 11 kn


Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,000 gal
Fuel Tank Material: aluminium
Water Tank Capacity: 465 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminium
Holding Tank Capacity: 70 gal
Holding Tank Material: Aluminium


Heads Count: 4
Total Liferaft Capacity: 8
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Ketch, Pilothouse
More Info :


Brian Huse-BCYBA
Fraser Yacht Sales Ltd.


Fraser Yacht Sales Ltd.
1818 Maritime Mews
Vancouver, BC, CA, V6H 3X2
The Company 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 prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Design Brief-

Leonore was custom built for a US Based Purchaser for the purpose of fast passage-making with a smaller crew aboard.  Specific emphasis was being able to steer, trim and otherwise handle the sails with limited crew from the cockpit.  The design of the deck layout and gear chosen accomplish this by keeping the hydraulicly powered sail controls and electric powered winches within easy reach. 

The pilothouse offers fantastic views in a climate-controlled environment while sailing or on the mooring.  The lower decks, feature a beautiful teak interior with ample space for entertaining and relaxing with a galley any chef will appreciate.  A large aft cabin offers exceptional space and privacy for the owners, 2 cabins forward of the salon provide accommodation for guests and/or crew, both have ensuite heads. 

A serious engine room which at the time of her launch, was considered to be the largest of its kind for an 80’ Yacht.   

The combination of the “Paine Keel” and the Matrix Carbon Fiber Masts provides exception performance and stability. 

  • 3 Cabins 
  • 4 Heads
  • Walk In Stand Up Engine Room
  • Aluminum Hull 
  • Carbon Fibre Masts
  • 8'9 Draft
  • Hydraulic/Electric Sails Controls

The pilothouse is the central focal point of the design. It is a long, low design- so low in fact, the person steering in the cockpit can see over the top while standing upon a purpose-built step which doubles as a storage box.  There is a sheltered steering station inside the pilothouse which uses the autopilot controls rather than a wheel for steering. Engine controls and navigation monitors are provided here as well. This area is largely open to the forward accommodations, enhancing the feeling of light and space.

  • Large Windows Offer Exceptional Visibility and Natural Light
  • Raised U Shaped Settee to Port Seats 4
  • Folding Teak Table w/ Beautiful Matte Finish Varnish
  • Raised L Shaped Settee to Aft Starboard
  • Helm Station Forward to Port w/ Comfortable Chair and Integral Nav Table
  • Engine Controls and Navigation Screens @ Helm
  • Fully Watertight Sealed Companionway Doors
  • Overhead Deck Hatches for Ventilation
  • Overhead and Reading Lights
  • Drawers and Lockers for Storage

The main salon is down beautiful teak steps finished in gloss with non skid treads.   The salon provides space for a variety of activities while at Sea or on the Mooring.

  • Forward to Starboard is a U Shaped Settee with seating for 8+
  • Forward to Port is a Work-Space w/ Built-In Desk
  • Navigation and Communication Electronics
  • Bank of Drawers for Charts
  • Ample other Drawers and Lockers for Storage
  • Teak Floors and Bulkheads are Finished in a mix of Gloss and Matte Varnish
  • Aft to Port is a Settee Which Converts to 2 Sea Berths
  • Day Head
  • Under Floor Treadmill w/ TV Both Seamlessly Stow Out of Site

A beautiful galley with significant amounts of storage, refrigerator and freezer capacity is found in the passage way between the Salon and the Owner’s Cabin aft. 

  • Vertical Fridge w/ Teak Faced Doors and Sturdy Hardware
  • Under Counter Freezer
  • Dual SS Sink
  • 4 Burner Propane Stove w/ Oven
  • Fisher Paykel Dishwasher
  • SS Microwave
  • Ample Storage in Lockers and Drawers
  • Corian Counters

Owner’s Cabin

The Owner’s Cabin is aft of the Galley and dedicated to luxury and privacy.  A full beam cabin with ample floor space makes living in this cabin easy.  Large lockers and drawers for storage.  A large head with separate shower space, vanity and storage.  A pedestal Queen Berth is just off center to port.  A teak stairway ascends to the deck through a private companionway.  Finished in Teak with White Awl Grip accents.

  • Queen Pedestal Berth
  • Ensuite Head w/ Dedicated Shower Space
  • Dual Entrances
  • Ample Space for Living
  • Ample Lockers and Drawers for Storage
  • Overhead and Reading Lights

VIP Cabin

The VIP Cabin is forward of the salon and offers a comfortable spacious environment.

  • Queen Pedestal Berth
  • Ensuite Head w/ Shared Dedicated Shower Space
  • Ample Lockers and Drawers for Storage
  • Overhead and Reading Lights

Guest Cabin

  • Forward of the Galley to Starboard
  • Twin Single Bunk Style Beds
  • Ensuite Forward w/ Shared Dedicated Shower Space
  • Lockers and Drawers for Storage
  • Overhead and Reading Lights
  • ZEUS7 multifunction display
  • ZEUS7 multifunction display.
  • ZEUS12 multifunction display
  • B&G Broadband 4G radar bundle
  • 20/20HV display pack for H5000
  • B&G H5000/H3000 analog indicator/apparent wind
  • H5000 Hydra
  • B&G H5000 graphic display
  • B&G D800 depth thru-hull transducer.
  • B&G ST800
  • B&G The Precision-9 compass
  • (2) Robertson/Simrad AP22 autopilots
  • ZG100 antenna
  • B&G vMHU Pack 810 m.
  • B&G H5000 pilot controller
  • B&G H5000 pilot computer
  • (3) Garmin GHS 101 VHFs
  • Various TV,s Stereo’s and Speakers Throughout the Vessel

AC System

  • 100amp Shore Service
  • Transformer Engineered to Accept 50/60 Hrz 230 and 110 Volt Service 
  • Vessel Onboard Output is 60 hrz 120/120 
  • Northern Lights 20KW Genset ~2500 hrs
  • Mastervolt Chargers and Inverters
  • AC Distribution Panel in Salon and Engine Space
  • Isolation Transformer 

DC System

  • 12 and 24 Volt Systems Onboard
  • 2x GRP 31 Engine/Genset Start Batteries
  • 12x 2V House Battery Bank
  • DC Distribution Panels
  • 2- 85-Watt Solar Panels
  • 10- 80-Watt Solar Panels

The surprisingly large midships stand up engine room is one would expect on a much larger boat.   Most all the ships systems can be accessed here.

  • Stand Up Engine Room
  • Cummins Turbocharged 6BTA 5.9, 280 hp Main Engine
  • ZF IRM 301 A-Z Gear
  • Northern Lights 20 KW Generator
  • Kobelt Engine Controls
  • 4 Racor Filters w/ Heat Shields
  • PSS Drip Less Shaft Seal
  • Hundested VP4 Control for Variable Pitch Prop
  • 1600 BTU Air Conditioner
  • Kabola Compact 7230V Diesel Heat
  • Hydraulic System for Thruster  and Furlers
  • 1500 GPH Sea Recovery Watermaker
Sails and Rigging-


  • UK Sails Mainsail Full Batten Titanium Double Taffeta New 2021
  • UK Sails Full Batten Mizzen Titanium Double Taffeta New 2021
  • Genoa on Headstay w/ Reckamn Hydraulic Furler
  • Solet on Inner Stay w/ Reckman Hydraulic Fuler
  • High Vis Strom Jib w/ Manual Reckman Furler


  • Matrix Spars Carbon Fibre Main Mast
  • Martirx Spars Mizzen Mast
  • Both W/ Carbon Park Avenue Booms
  • 2x Reckman RF 90 Hydraulic Furlers on Forward Stays
  • Eclectic Powerpack for Furlers
  • Reckman Manual Furler on Staysail Stay
  • 2x Carbon Whisker Poles
  • Navtec System 50 Hydraulic Vang, Backstay etc.. Controls 
  • Significant Rig Inspection and Overhaul in 2015
  • SS Rod Standing Rigging Fully Inspected and Re/Re as Required in 2015
  • New Turnbuckles in 2015
  • Aramid Backstays
  • Running Rigging Dacron/Dyneema as Appropriate
  • 10 Electric Harken Winches
Other Notable Details-
  • Hundestead Adjustable Pitch Propeller (eclectic control @ cockpit helm)
  • Muir 24 Volt Windlass
  • 110 KG Bruce Anchor w/ 450' 12mm Chain
  • Max Power R300 Hydraulic Retracing Bow Thruster
  • Beautiful Teak Decks in Excellent Condition
  • Bauer Junior 2 Dive Compressor 
  • Dedicated Dive Bottle (5) Locker on Stern
  • Combo Clothes Washer/Dryer 
  • 10' Avon with 15 hp Honda
The Company 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 prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
This vessel is moored offsite and requires advanced notice to be viewed.  Please contact:
Brian Huse
+1 250 516 4393