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1947 58 (ft.) Eugene Cornu/Jouet Ketch

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 108982

Unknown, FL, United States
Eugene Cornu/Jouet
Boat Type
Model Year
58 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

1947 Eugene Cornu/Jouet  58' Wooden Ketch. LOA 58' Beam 14' Draft 7'8" is located in Florida.

***************** PRICE REDUCED FOR SALE***************

Owner is motivated to sell outright for $49,900, but for a $30,000 investment, he is willing to consider sharing the boat with the right partner.

This classic design, fast cruising yacht is undergoing restoration, but is available for sale to the right buyer who wants to own one of these beautiful yachts and restore her to their own specifications. Another restored Eugene Cornu/Jouet yacht with the sloop rig, of similar vintage, is currently for sale for more than $600,000. You can buy this one for $49,900.
Cornu, a French naval architect was hired by Paul Jouët in 1926 and spent most of his design career with the Jouët firm. Best known for the small cruiser, the BALOUGA (1943), of which nearly 1000 were built, but with many other yachts and dinghys to his credit. His nephew, Andre Cornu, was the designer of the Interational 470.
Eugene Cornu (1903-1987) designed the plans for many pleasure boats, renowned for both their elegance and strength. In the world of yachting, "Cornu" became a common name.

This is one of his larger models.
It comes with a 71C Westerbeke with @4000 hrs in it.

The interior is currently gutted to allow for the customization and rebuild to her glorious past. It is an ongoing project that is just taking longer than the current owner would like although he hopes to make some serious inroads into the restoration over the next 4 - 6 months.

The structure, as with all Cornu/Jouet yachts is very sound with mahogany planking, and
as you can see from the current pictures of the masts, they are in excellent shape.

This is a one of a kind opportunity for you to own this classic beauty. If ownership is not in your future, the owner will consider options for you to charter the vessel by helping to fund the restoration. Details to be decided between you and the owner.

There is still work to be done, and the owner continues to make improvements, but just can't get to everything in the timeframe he would like, so he has reduced the price.

Please call for an appointment.


Work To Be Done
On Deck: Need to set:         cockpit coamings         One extra set of winches         Traveller         Toe rail         Replace all lower standing rigging trulocks with Norseman   Down below:          General scrap and paint          Floors          Tankage          Plumbing          Electrical          All interior carpentry to buyers desire.   The deck:   Replaced rotten Iroko decks with 2 (1/2") sheets of french Joubert Okume ply. The whole 1" assembly was epoxy-glassed and awl-gripped in Matterhorn White. All glued down with West System and mechanically fastened every 6 " with oversized silicon bronze wooden screws. In this way, the boat shape was secured and rigidity added to the structure without compromising general flex. Cabin-house and its roof-top were handled in the same way.  Deck beams were only replaced when necessary, as it was the case with the whole front end of the cabin-house. With this accomplished,  fresh water (rain) intrusion was stopped that had been deteriorating the hull in the past.   The Hull:   All long length Honduras Mahogany planks, Has been abused in tropical weather, painted flag blue,  the planks seams were reefed out and filled with chopped-strand GRP and compounded with putty and lots of hi-build. Here, to get the most out of the olde timber, the exterior finish was peeled out, the seams were reefed and kept traditionally. She was painted with red lead and re-caulked all seams with treated cotton. Finishing up with red lead putty. Bottom has been scrutinized for any harm, and is in perfect shape. Has been painted black with Micron 66.   Rigging and sails:   The mast and booms were painted white with no varnish base, and all hardware presented signs of corrosion. All wood was peeled sanded and duly varnished. Stainless steel was cleaned and steel was re-galvanized. Standing rigging is in fair shape. Most running rigging is new. All sails (only main, mizzen, jib and yankee) are Hood and if of some age, they look very well and strong.   General:   A very good Westerbeke 71C Four Cils with a Hurth tranny was installed Aligned and balanced the shaft and worked prop, cutlass bearing etc. The battery bank is comprised of 4 4D wet cell at @720 amps They are recharged by 4 solar panels. The windlass is a totally rebuilt Lofrans Falcon and there is a Bruce 66 at the other end of 200' of 1/2" chain. Just in case, there are 2 good bilge pumps with Senior Ultra Switches. There is installed a new Raymarine depth sounder.  
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.
Please contact listing broker - Larry Rutter - for an appointment or by cell: 401-338-3554