38' Colvin 40 Bugeye Ketch Ketch

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38' Colvin 40 Bugeye Ketch
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Listing Number: PY-264273
Price: $ 34,700   
Max. 137.76'
40 Bugeye Ketch
POP Yachts
6384 Tower Lane
Sarasota, FL 34240
(941) 538-7803

Stock #264273 -


UPDATE 3/20/2022
Hull just got new topsides & bottom paint. 2 new photos uploaded at the end of the photo section showing that. The boat is relaunched Monday 3/21/2022

This is a rare opportunity to own this great wooden sailing ketch with lots of history!

The owner of this unique ketch is the 4th owner in This vessel's 57-year history. He owned her for the last 29 years, and the other 3 owners for the first 28 years combined. This vessel had a very interesting history.

She comes armed with two cannons if desired, please inquire about them if you're interested.

According to the owner, this 1964 Colvin Bugeye was designed by Thomas Colvin & built by Ray Kaufman & friends. Colvin manufacturing in Mathews, Va. in 1964. Mr. Kaufman was an MIT-educated Naval Architect from Williamsburg, VA who circumnavigated the globe in a 45ft ketch named HURRICANE & wrote a book called "Hurricane's Wake" in 1942.

Owner statement: "This beautiful Colvin Bugeye has weathered 7 hurricanes, 5 Nor'easters, & 3 tornados. She has been extremely well maintained & extensively upgraded over the last 29yrs of my ownership. She has sailed from Rockport, Maine to Red Bank, New Jersey to Yorktown, Va. as well as several trips up & down the Chesapeake Bay. She has also been featured in Yachting Magazine & Wooden Boat Magazine as well as local newspapers".

This Colvin is known locally as a resident "Pirate Ship" under the flag of "Calico Jack". She participated in dozens of pirate festivals in Hampton & Yorktown, Va.

Many updates and recorded work were done on this vessel, check out the features section.

All sails are in good working condition. Ready to go.

This 1964 Colvin 40 Bugeye is a "one of a kind", custom-built sailing ketch. Inquire now.

Upgrades, repairs & equipment include;

Rebuilt engine hatch
Rebuilt transom
Rebuilt Kanzaki transmission
Reconditioned 3HM35F Yanmar Diesel
2 New Deka Pro Master 6 volt/190Ah house batteries
Interstate 12volt 800CCA/1000MCA starting battery
Pro Mariner smart charging system
AIMS 3000w/6000w power inverter
SeaRanger VHF marine radio
Schatz brass ship's bell clock
LaCrosse Technologies weather station
New steering system
New exhaust hose with bronze thru-hull
New anchor light
New LED's in all nav lights
Cabin heaters & AC unit
New cabin fans
New 15gal fuel tank
New 15gal holding tank
Two 25gal water tanks
New blue tooth stereo receiver
2 cabin speakers
2 cockpit speakers
Custom mast steps(for easy access aloft)
Lectra San sanitation system(needs servicing)

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Reason for selling is retiring from sailing..

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You have questions? We have answers. Call us at (941) 538-7803 to discuss this boat.

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Take a look at ALL ***109 PICTURES*** of this vessel, AND A VIDEO, on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. We appreciate that you took your time to look at our advertisement and we look forward to speaking with you!

LOA (ft):
Beam (ft):
Max. Draft (ft):
Model Year:
Model Name:
40 Bugeye Ketch
Hull Material:
Thomas Colvin
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal):
15 gallons
Water Tank Capacity (gal):
50 gallons
Engine Horsepower (hp):
35 hp
No. of Engines: