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1984 Durbeck World Cruising Ketch

$169,900 USD

  • $169,900 USD
  • Donny Helbich
  • Active
  • Used
  • Ketch
  • 1984
  • Durbeck
  • World Cruising Ketch
  • New Bern, North Carolina, US
  • Sail
  • 50ft / 15.24 m
  • 13ft 9in / 4.19 m
  • Perkins
  • 4-236m
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2015-08-19
  • 2016-09-30
  • 1892145



This beautiful Ketch is waiting for her next owner to sail her off to far away lands and continue the adventure. She comes to sale because the owners change of plans. This boat is very well equipped and has many new upgrades in the past three years. Repainted with Awlgrip last year and all new chain plates were added. The bottom was peeled and reglassed and then 18 coats of epoxy barrier coated and 2 coats of bottom paint in 2014. The traditional style is an eye catcher in any harbor with her clipper bow and wineglass stern. She was constructed under the personal supervision of Win Durbeck who has won world acclaim for his outstanding achievements in blue water boat building and design. She was constructed to be capable of going anywhere in the world, No expense was spared in her construction or outfitting. With her shallow draft of only 5'5" and her cutter ketch rig she is easily handled by a small crew of  two. This boat will make a perfect home while you see the world. Come take a look. 


Starting forward is the v-berth with bunk beds and 2 large hanging lockers and plenty of storage below the bunks. One head is available for the forward stateroom and one for the main salon. The main salon area is very roomy with two reclining chairs and a wrap around settee that feature a glass top table filled with shells on the port side. Next aft is the well equipped nav station on port and a very large galley to starboard. The engine room and workshop are through a door aft of the galley and the laundry room/walkthru to the aft cabin is behind the nav station. The laundry room has a full size washer and dryer. The Captains cabin is aft with a center-line queen bed and storage drawers and cabinets all around. The Captains head has a separate stand up shower. 


  • Double SS sinks with hot & cold preasure water
  • Tundra Refrigerator
  • Gruner Freezer
  • Force 10 Propane 3 burner stove with oven
  • Kenmore microwave
  • Lots of counter space
  • Over and under counter storage

Laundry Room

  • Bosch wash machine
  • Kenmore Dryer
  • Northern Lights 8kw Generator
  • Hanging lockers
  • Work table

Engine Room

  • Perkins 4-236 diesel engine
  • 2 Mermaid AC units 24000 btu
  • Work bench
  • Lots of storage for spares
  • All mechanical equipment
  • Battery bank


  • Auto helm 7000 autopilot
  • Raymarine C12 color GPS chart plotter with Radar 2 units
  • Raymarine wind speed
  • Raymarine Depth sounder
  • Raymarine speed log
  • Gavra Compass @ helm
  • Raymarine VHF with remote mic at helm
  • Horizon VHF at Nav station
  • Icom M700 Single sideband at Nav station
  • Pioneer stereo CD player with speaker in cockpit and below
  • Flat screen TV
  • Hand held VHF


  • 2 30amp shore power connections
  • 30 amp power cords
  • NorthernLights 8kw genset
  • 2 Mermaid Heat/AC units
  • Hearth interface 30 81-3011 Inverter/charger
  • Wind generator
  • TRI-Metric Battery monitor system  at nav station
  • 12 volt panel
  • 120 volt panel

Sails & Rigging

  • Roller furling 135% Macsails Genoa serviced 2014
  • Roller furling  Macsails Staysail with club footed boom cleaned 2014
  • Doyle Fullbatten main with New 2014 Stack Pac
  • Doyle Mizzen with  New 2014Stack Pac
  • 2 Lewmar 55 ST electric winches in cockpit
  • Keel stepped mast
  • All sails where professionally cleaned and inspected 2014

Deck & Cockpit

  • Custom fiberglass hard top over center cockpit
  • Teak framed hard dodger
  • New teak rub rails 2014
  • All new Chainplates 2014
  • Newly painted with Awlgrip 2014
  • Bottom was peeled re-glassed and 18 coats of barrier coat 2014
  • 2 coats bottom paint 2014
  • Full Isian Glass enclosure
  • Cockpit table
  • 3 large deck boxes on aft deck
  • SS Dinghy davits 650lb rated
  • 10ft Rib dinghy
  • Double lifelines
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • Boat hook
  • USCG saftey gear

Anchor gear

  •  60lb CQR with Chain and rode
  • 45lb CQR with chain and rode
  • Fortress stored below
  • Ideal electric windlass with remote
  • Renewed bowsprit


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.

For Sale By Neptune Yacht Sales and Services

PO Box 1082 101 Craven Street
New Bern, North Carolina, 28563