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Kenner Privateer Cutter, 26 ft., 1970, Satsuma, Florida, $6,500, SOLD 11/26/20

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Kenner Privateer Cutter, 26 ft., 1970

  • Located on the St Johns River in Satsuma, Florida

    Selling the private yacht of Merritt Walter, founder of the famous Rover Schooners, who designed, built, and operated many of the Rovers now found plying their trade up and down the east coast.

  • Merritt always admired Mr. Gillmer's designs, and acquired the “Antilles” several years ago. We knew the previous owner and the yacht has been well cared for. Merritt has done further repairs, replacements and upgrades. Now in his eighties, it is time to part with one of his favorite yachts and let another couple enjoy her.
  • An excellent sailor, she is the perfect vessel for a couple to sail anywhere. She is fully found and ready for cruising.


  • Classic Kenner Privateer Cutter, designed by Thomas Gillmer, noted designer of the "Apogee" - the first fiberglass yacht to sail around the world.
  • The "Antilles" was built in 1970 by Kenner Boat Company using hand laid up woven roven and matte fiberglass. Molded into the hull are two mermaids, trail boards, and perched on the taff rail are two cast bronze dolphins. On her stern is the classic eagle in flight.
  • Masts, running rigging, standing rigging, and sails (roller furling main, roller furling jib, plus hank on job) are in excellent condition.


  • Diesel engine is a Universal M-18, 14 HP, based on a Kubota block. Solid and reliable.


  • Full headroom of 6 ft 1 inch
  • Main cabin has table and two swivel captain’s chairs with storage
  • Shelving runs the length of the cabin for easy access to everyday items
  • 12V outlet on the shelf
  • V_-BERTH forward with storage under the berth and shelving for your books etc.
  • Porta-potty


  • Stainless steel sink
  • Koolatron
  • Single burner butane stove
  • 4 place settings: plates, bowls, cups, silverware
  • Cooking utensils
  • Ample storage under counter


  • Bronze dolphins on taff rail
  • Mermaids
  • Eagle on stern
  • Teak bowsprit, trim, and handrails
  • 6 opening port-lites
  • 1 opening port in forward cabin
  • Large, hinged for hatch over v-berth
  • Cabin hatch on slides
  • Self-bailing cockpit
  • Two plow anchors.
  • Two batteries and battery charger
  • 30 Watt solar panel with controller (2 USB ports on controller)
  • Icom VHF radio
  • Depth sounder
  • Tiller auto pilot
  • Lighted compass in cockpit
  • Anchor windless, hand operated
  • Bronze winches
  • Hand and electric bilge pumps
  • Fenders
  • Dock lines
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Awnings
  • Winter cover
  • Adult life jackets, 2
  • Boat hook
  • Boarding ladder.


  • Anodized aluminum extrusions with sail tracks integral
  • Cutter boom geared roller reefing
  • Stainless steel rigging with swaged terminals
  • Bronze turnbuckles


  • Molded fiberglass 30 gallon water tank under v-berth with foot pump to galley sink.
  • Fuel Tank: 20 Gal. ???


  • Hand laminated fiberglass using woven roven and mat
  • Formed in two castings – 1 piece hull and 1 piece deck/cabin/cockpit
  • Hull, deck, cove, boot stripe, and non-skid colors are molded in Gel-coat


  • Year: 1970
  • Length on Deck (LOD): 26’ 5”
  • Length over all (LOA): 32’ with a six foot teak bowsprit
  • Length on Water Line (LWL)” 20’ 11”
  • Beam: 8‘ 0”
  • Draft: 3’ 6”
  • Keel: Full
  • Displacement: 6500 lbs.
  • Ballast 3500 lbs
  • Headroom: 6' 1"
  • Hull material: Fiberglass
  • Engine: Universal M-18 on a Kubota block
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Electrical circuit: 12V
  • 110 V AC shore power system
  • Designer: Thomas Gillmer
  • Builder: Kenner Boat Company


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    Kenner Privateer Cutter, 26 ft., 1970 sailboat