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1980 48 (ft.) Soverel Ketch 48

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 125826

St. Petersburg, FL, United States
Soverel Ketch
Boat Type
Model Year
Bill Soverel
48 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

The Soverel 48 is a true blue water ketch that is also at home in coastal waters. Hull # 10 of 16 has been owned and raced locally on Tampa Bay and is now ready for new owners. Providence is big, fast and can be used as a spacous live aboard with extended cruising capacities. This is a must see yacht.


The Soverel 48 is a ketch rigged center cockpit vessel. She is also cutter rigged as well. Entering into the center cockpit area you will find two entrances to below deck areas, one into the galley and the second into the master cabin. There is a walk through below decks from the galley on the port side past the engine compartment to the master berth aft for added convenience. The galley is large with two large refrigeration compartments and counter space on the port side and with the sink and propane stove on the starboard side. Lots of storage cabins through out the galley area. Three burner propane stove and oven.  Moving forward there is a built in dining area with seating for six on port which can be converted into a sleeping area. Opposite is a settee for four passengers which pulls out for use as a single berth. Further forward is the forward head which has an electric toilet and two doors for privacy into the vee berth area. The vee berth cabin has hanging lockers and storage areas. Aft of the galley and beyond the engine compartment you will find the large master berth. The passageway aft from the galley into the master cabin also servers as the master head. Th aft cabin has a hanging locker and a five drawer build in cabinet. The engine compartment is equipped with the main engine and the genset which is enclosed in a sound proof cabinet. Tool and equipment storage is provided.   
The galley has a gimble mounted three burned propane stove and oven. Stainless steel double sink and a single lever faucet. A new main electrical panel is located in the galley area.  On starboard side are two large refrigation compartments and a counter top microwave. There are lots of cabinets and drawers for galley storage. 
There is a Garmin GSP440 map at the helm station. Simrad AP16 autopilot which is currently inoperable. Furuno LCD depth sounder model LS6000. Richie Compass at the helm. ICOM VHF is currently inoperable.  
Decks, Sails & Rigging
Providence has all decks of fiberglass construction which have had recent repainting and are in good condition. She is a stay sail ketch vessel with cutter rigging. The bow pulpit features double rollers for two anchors. Their is an anchor windlass and a rode storage locker. The jib sail has roller furling. The main sail has lazy jacks and both the main and mizzen sails have sail covers. Both masts are made of aluminum. Forward mast is cutter rigged as well. The sails are newer and appear to be be in good condition with new sail covers. Extra sails are included.  Standing and running rigging all appear to be in good condition. On the stern you will find a fiberglass dock box for line storage and it serves as the propane locker as well. There is an outboard bracket and a rail mounted propane grill. Draft with center board up is 5'-4" for shallow water use, 11' with center board deployed for blue water cruising. Two new bilge pumps have been installed. Dingy shown in pictures is not included in this sale. Electric windlass at the bow. Providence was hauled and new bottom paint 30 months ago. She was then sailed from the Keys back to St. Petersburg, Fl.   
Providence was totally rewired recently with a new breaker panel. Five new batteries were recently installed. Four are house batteries and diesel start and one is a start battery for the genset. The 7.5kw Onan genset is operational and the hour meter shows 516 hrs. New three bank battery charger. There are two A/C units which are both working and a new raw water pump has been installed. The forward head has an electric head and the aft head is manual type. Auxiliary power is a 80HP Ford Lehman diesel totally rebuilt in 2007. Hour meter shows 441 hours. New heat exchanger has been installed.    
Brokers Comments
The exterior teak cap rail, grab rails and rub rails all need sanding and resealing. Starboard side teak rub rail needs some anchoring at one location The interior areas need a complete sanding and resealing of the wood veneer surfaces.The are some areas that need wood replacement at cabinet areas, The teak and holly sole decks also need sanding and resealing.  The fiberglass decks are solid but there are several deck leaks under deck mounted attachments. Two running rigging pulleys need minor fiberglass deck repairs at their attachment points and reattachment with through bolts and backer plates. Electronics are few as noted and all are older. There is no recent survey. Providence needs some work but has great potential for a new owner who wants to invest some time and effort to get a large blue water sailing vessel or a liveaboard. The owners want Providence sold so make us an offer!  
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.
Call Mark Newton direct at cell 813-523-1717.