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Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978, Sao Miguel, Azores, $29,985, Price reduced 11/9/14 to $28,495

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Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978

34' Tom Colvin designed Saugeen Witch steel ketch. She was launched in 1978 and spent her first five years cruising Central America and the Caribbean, was then brought to Lake Superior. She resided there until 2011 when she was brought to Lake Erie and then sailed down to Wilmington, North Carolina through the Erie Canal in 2013. In June of 2014, she was sailed to Bermuda and the Azores. A complete refit was done in 2006 in preparation for an 18 month long cruise to the Bahamas from Lake Superior. She has spent more than 1/2 her life in fresh water.

Currently in the Azores, she will continue on to Madiera and finally to the Canary Islands where she will be docked until sold.

Current owners are willing to transport boat for buyer at no additional cost, once sold.



  • 2QM20 Yanmar (22hp), upgraded to 85 amp alternator, original kept as spare (2013)
  • Dripless Shaft Seal
  • Engine runs great, new exhaust elbow and cutlass bearing in 2009 replaced all external hoses and pipes 2007
  • Fuel tanks and lines all replaced 2012
  • Fuel Capacity: Approx 38 gallons in two tanks
  • Water:Approx 110 gallons in two tanks


  • Three 95 watt mono-crystalline solar panels on dinghy davit mounts
  • One spare 95 watt panel can be placed on deck for long anchorage periods
  • One Group 27 wet cell engine start battery, new 2011
  • Four 6 volt, 225 AH Lifeline AGM batteries - house battery bank
  • Blue Sea battery combiner
  • One Magnum MagnaSine 1000 watt inverter/charger, sine wave
  • One Frigidaire energy star rated refrigerator/freezer
  • One 300 watt sine wave inverter for small loads
  • Morningstar MPPT solar charge controller
  • Xantrex battery monitor
  • Cabin lighting is all LED, low power
  • LED Nav lights
  • Masthead anchor light
  • Airhead composting toilet, no holding tanks or thru-hull fittings for head
  • Stainless steel sink with two manual pump faucets, one tank, one sea water
  • Force 10 two burner propane stove/oven

    Navigational Equipment:

  • Garmin Chartplotter, model 3205
  • ICOM VHF Radio model IC-M504
  • ICOM AIS Class B transponder MA-500TR with display, also shows on GPS display
  • Standard Horizon handheld VHF radio
  • Spare older Magellan GPS Chart Plotter
  • Hummingbird depth sounder


  • 4 person Viking liferaft, new in June 2014
  • ACR EPIRB, new in June 2014
  • Three fire extinguishers
  • Three electric bilge pumps
  • One large Gusher manual bilge pump
  • Horn
  • Radar reflector
  • Flare gun and flares, newest ones from 2012
  • Two boat hooks
  • Jack lines
  • Two Safety harnesses and two safety tethers
  • Four Adult Type III Offshore Life jackets
  • Safety netting on lifelines
  • Ground Tackle:
  • 35# CQR, 30# Bruce, 20# Danforth, 300 ft of 5/16" HT chain, 50 ft of 3/8" chain, and 200ft of 3/4 in nylon rode
  • Simpson-Lawrence manual windlass


  • Tanbark Main with two reef points, reef lines led to cockpit
  • Tanbark Mizzen with one reef point
  • White Jib on Hood roller furling
  • Tanbark Staysail in excellent condition
  • Spare Tanbark jib
  • Storm Staysail (New 2006)
  • Storm Trysail (New 2006)
  • Code Zero cruising spinnaker with sock
  • Mizzen Staysail


  • Heavy aluminum main mast, double spreader, full mast steps, separate track for Trysail.
  • Wood mizzen mast with mast steps
  • Main mast rigging SS 1/4" 7x19 all new in 2006
  • Norsman terminals and new turnbuckles on main in 2006
  • New main halyard in 2013
  • Boom brake for main boom
  • All main mast lines brought to cockpit (except jib halyard)
  • Two Anderson self tailing winches for Jib sheets
  • One Anderson single speed, non-tailing winch for main halyard
  • Lots of spare engine parts
  • Zodiac Zoom Dinghy (hard bottom) with Minn Kota electric trolling motor and two batteries. Charger built into aft locker

    *Have manuals for all on-board equipment*

    The electrical system was completely replaced in 2013. The hull below the waterline was cleaned and three new coats of two part epoxy paint were applied. The deck was repainted. Hull and deck have no water leaks, interior stays dry.

    Email Edward at

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    Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978 sailboat

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    Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978 sailboat

    Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978 sailboat

    Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978 sailboat

    Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978 sailboat

    Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978 sailboat

    Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978 sailboat

    Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978 sailboat

    Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978 sailboat

    Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978 sailboat

    Colvin Saugeen Witch, 1978 sailboat

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