Custom Ketch

US $329,000 Negotiable Finance
57' 0" - 17.38m
Vessel Location
Langkawi KEDAH Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material

Papillon was designed as a Great Lakes racer by William H. Tripp, Jr., one of America's foremost yacht designers of the era. Built by Russel Brothers in 1966, it was converted for cruising in the 1970s. The boat has had a fascinating history, including a visit from Pope John Paul II to bless the fleet on a Mediterranean visit and use in a Cover Girl mascara commercial. Papillon's classic lines were featured in Sailing World's 2010 calendar, as well as Classic Yacht Interiors (Jill Bobrow, WW Norton). All lines run into the centre cockpit, allowing for easy sail handling underway. The cockpit is a large, protected area in which to work and relax. The interior of the boat is light and airy, featuring glossy white panels and polished mahogany trim. A uniquely open-style galley with stove, fridge, freezer and microwave to port and a double sink to starboard leads to the cosy salon. The long settee berths on either side of the dark wood folding dining table provide a spacious and comfortable area to entertain. The large alcoves above each settee can be adopted for a variety of purposes, from voluminous storage to additional berths. A private forward cabin features polished wood paneling and high carved shelving, while the spacious aft cabin sports two large berths and a second, private head. A specialised workshop area with tool benches sits opposite the navigation area. Papillon's beautiful lines and classic design lend themselves to comfortable bluewater sailing. This is a special yacht to sail.

Just re painted topsides and decks plus all brightwork re varnished, the yacht is looking fabulous and has been re covered from stem to stern.

US $329,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Boat Reference
Launch Year
57' 0" - 17.38m
2.0m (Min), 4.6m (Max)
30 metric tonnes
Vessel Location
Langkawi Kedah
Bill Tripp
Russel Brothers
Hull Material
Decks Material
Engine Make
Engine Hours
3 Aluminum (1000 Liters)
Aluminum (1000 Liters)
3.4m BLUEFIN aluminium tender 18hp TOHATSU two stroke outboard 4hp YAMAHA two stroke outboard 2.6m SEABIRD grp rowing/sailing dinghy
SUNBRELLA awnings ( re stitched 2016)
SUNBRELLA sprayhood (2016)
Two double berths in forward cabin and aft port side cabin; 4 single berths in main cabin saloon, 1 additional single berth in aft cabin. Additional option to use cockpit bench as queensize berth, complete with wooden inserts and matress.
2 x electric PLANUS ArcticPlus 24 volt heads with shared holding tank. 1 hot and cold water shower with VETUS 120VAC water heater, Shore power or engine heating options. The new PLANUS electric heads and a hot/cold water cockpit shower were installed 2016. A new holding tank was installed in 2016
Double stainless steel sinks with salt and fresh water faucets, 66 liter 12V chest fridge and 70 liter 12V freezer, Microwave, Force 10 3 burner gimballed stovetop and oven. White gloss and mahogany varnish finish, ample benchtop and deep storage cupboards.

Internals of both fridge and freezer were replaced in 2016 with
independent Waeco compressor systems. Both can now maintain temperature perfectly under
both full and partial loads using only solar power, and can operate indefinitely on the hard, as
their condensors are now air-cooled.
Sea Recovery 60 L/h
Hot Water
Vetus 120V AC water heater with option to heat with engine cooling
Ground Tackle
LOFRANS Falcon 1700W 24V Cats Paw windlass, clutch and thrust bearing replaced in 2013 with remote
MANSON Ray stainless steel 60 kg anchor
CQR plough 50 kg anchor
FORTRESS 20 kg kedge anchor
200 feet galvaniSed 12mm certified Italian MAGGI chain, new in 2013.
Chain to rode spliced into 200 feet 8 braid 22mm rode for deep anchoring
200 feet half-inch chain
Additional 100 feet half-inch chain for mooring construction
200 feet 1 inch 3-strand nylon rode
100 meters 5mm DYNEEMA line
Saltwater deck wash/anchor wash
Safety Gear
6 adult inflatable life jackets
2 child inflatable life jackets
4 foam adult inflatable life jackets
ZODIAC 4 man liferaft (2016)
6 harnesses integral to 4 of afformentioned inflatable life jackers, and 2 inflatable child jackets, with tethers and jacklines
Basic First Aid kit
Mt600 GME EPIRB (2017)
6 x dry powder fire extinguisher
Fireblanket in galley
JABSCO Amazon Universal manual bilge pump
TMC 24 V diaphram electric aft bilge pump
TMC 12 V diaphram electric main bilge pump
PAR 24 V diaphram electric main bilge pump with selector valves on supply piping
Emergency Grab Bag
2 x 60 meter 1 inch 3 strand cyclone lines
Emergency drogue bridle 3 x 100 feet 1.5 inch 8 braid nylon coupled to D ring and 20 feet of chain
Emergency tiller c/w block and tackle system to enable control from cockpit
Bilge Pumps
Aft bilge: TMC 24V diaphragm pump Main bilge 1: TMC 12V diaphragm pump Main bilge 2 and fwd bilge:
VICTRON Multiplus inverter 24v / 3000W / 70 amp with remote control panel
6 x Solar panels totaling 500W
VICTRON Solar charger controller MPPT 100/30
DC 24 V housebank
DC 12 V engine and genset start battery
House Batteries: 2 x parallel banks of 4 6V flooded deep cycle batteries totaling 440 amp hours at 24V
Starter Batteries: 1 x flooded deep cycle battery 8D battery totally ca 250 amp hours at 12V
ZENA 24V high-output alternator, externally rectified and externally regulated, output 150 amp at 24V
240 VAC shore power, goes to isolation transformer then steps down to boat side shore panel input of 120 VAC.

The electrical system was entirely refitted in 2016, including stem-to-stern
rewire, full conversion to 24V, replacement of house and engine battery banks, upgrade of solar
charger, replacement of high-output alternator, replacement of inverter/charger unit and an
entirely new breaker panel (and associated terminal buses, master switches, high-amp fuses,
etc. ) and addition of a 120VAC to 240VAC step-up transformer and 2X 240 volt AC outlets, one in the galley and one in the engine room. The old KOHLER genset, shore power isolation transformer and solar panels were reintegrated into the new system.
Electronics / Navigation
SIMRAD DST transducer
AIRMAR transducer linked with SIMRAD
NSS9 Evo2 chartplotter
TackTick Wind instrument
SIMRAD AC42 with AP28 control head and dual ram 24v hydraulic pump, also controllable at Evo2 chartplotter
Westmarine VHF
Icom HF M802
SIMRAD Broadband 4g Radar to 36 miles
Primary SIMRAD Evo2 Chartplotter (fixed, integral GPS)
Secondary GARMIN 441 (fixed, integral GPS)
Backup FURUNO GPS Navigator (fixed)
Handheld back up GARMIN GPSMaps
ACR Electronics Nauticast
Sail Inventory
Roller furled jib QUANTUM 10oz
Main asymmetrical cruising spinnaker, 2oz (2016)
Main staysail #3 hank-on
Main staysail #4 hank-on
Main staysail/storm sail#4 hank-on
1 x QUANTUM 12oz mainsail with sail cover
HOOD sails for mizzen 10 oz (2016)
Spinnaker for mizzen 0.75 oz (2016)
Staysail for mizzen 0.75 oz
Main trysail, dedicated mast track on main mast

All sails in good to excellent condition, some near new.
Mast / Rigging
Cutter rigged yawl
Keel stepped mainmast
Deck stepped mizzen (brand new in 2014 by NORTHLAND Spars and Rigging, Opua NZ)
Standing rig main mast stainless steel with KZ
Marine compression fittings
Mizzen mast rig fitted with Sta-Lok compression fittings
Main mast 64 feet above water
2 inner forestays, removeable with Highfield lever
WALDER boom break on main boom, WICHARD boom break on mizzen boom
SCHAEFER (jib) system 3100, rebuilt in 2013 during rig overhaul
Stainless steel rig, 14mm; all cables new in 2013, excellent condition; main mast itself is older but approved by rigger in 2013; mizzen spar new in 2013
Deck Gear
2 x ANDERSON 2-speed power self-tailing sheet winches
2 x LEWMAR 2-speed manual self-tailing sheet winches
2 x BARIENT 2-speed manual sheet winches
1 x BARIENT 2-speed self-tailing winch for main sheet
1 x LEWMAR 2-speed self-tailing winch for main halyard
1 x LEWMAR 2-speed self-tailing winch for jib halyard
1 x TELCO 2-speed self-tailing winch for staysail halyard
1 x TELCO 2-speed self-tailing winch for main topping lift
1 x LEWMAR 2-speed self-tailing winch for main reef
LEWMAR single speed self tailing deck winches for spinnaker
1 x LEWMAR 2-speed self-tailing winch for mizzen sheet
1 x LEWMAR 2-speed self-tailing winch for mizzen halyard
1 x LEWMAR 2-speed self-tailing winch for mizzen staysail/spinnaker halyard

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