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1985 Custom Ted Brewer Ketch

Fort Pierce, Florida



"Tiger Sea" is a self-sufficient motorsailor that has 940 gals fuel capacity and the ability to sail or motor cruise at 9 knots.  210 hp 3208 Caterpillar engine.  Ketch rigged with roller furling mainsail, double headsails and mizzen.  Two Electric winches in cockpit for ease of handling.

Beamy flush deck design with Pilothouse interior helm and cockpit exterior helm and a most spacious aft deck comfortable seating and lounging area that you will love. 

3 cabin, 2 head layout can sleep at least 6 and boasts a desirable centerline queen master aft stateroom with ensuite head and shower.  The main salon and pilothouse helm have wrap around windows for a panoramic view.   The engine room is located midship under the salon sole.  Steps lead down and forward to the double-sided galley that has all the conveniences including Corian countertops, tremendous refrigeration and freezer space, abundant provisioning room, dishwasher and combo clothes washer/dryer.  A double berth with overhead bunk and head with vanity sink and shower is to starboard and the V berth bunks with additional overhead berth is forward.

Constructed of aluminum with closely spaced longitudinals on awarthship frames provide strength. A recent survey with Thermal Imaging shows the vessel to be in great condition! 

Originally designed for Northern Latitudes, including a defrosting windshield on pilothouse window and aluminum window covers for heavy seas.   

She has a reverse transom deep swim steps addition to the stern, perfect for the dive enthusiast!  She has been cruised and used seasonally in the Bahamas for 15 years and is ideally set up for self-sufficiency and comfort.   

Features include Bowthruster, updated Chartplotter, Radar, Autopilot, heavy Rochna anchor, electric winches, generator, solar panels, new batteries, watermaker, dingy davits, dingy and outboard and much more. 

Please read the full specs for additional information.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Tiger Sea
Make: Custom
Model: Ted Brewer Ketch
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Aluminum
Boat Hull ID: TBWR209X1985
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 56 ft
Length Overall: 56 ft
Beam: 16 ft
Max Draft: 6'5 ft
Displacement: 56,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft
Ballast: 14,000 lb
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208 Overhauled 2010
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 210hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1985
  • Engine Hours: 1463
Maximum Speed: 9 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 943 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 433 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers, Motorsailers, Ketch


Kim Korman Hawn
Florida Coast Yacht Sales


Florida Coast Yacht Sales
2010 Harbortown Dr Ste O
Fort Pierce, Florida, US, 34946
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.

Accommodations and Layout
  • 3 cabin, 2 head layout can easily sleep at least 6
  • The main salon has a wrap around settee and teak dining table to starboard loveseat to port
  • The pilothouse has a stand up navigation desk to port , full helm station with wooden wheel and helm seat
  • The front window has a great cold weahter feature of a de-icer
  • Wrap around windows in pilothouse with opening side windows in salon, both provide a panoramic view  
  • The engine room is located midship under the removable salon sole  
  • From the salon level, curved steps lead down and forward to the full working galley which has all the conveniences to please every chef
  • Clothes washer/dryer and dishwasher is inboard
  •  A double berth with additional overhead bunk is to starboard
  • Separate head with vanity sink and shower stall
  • V berth with filler and an additional overhead berth is forward
  • From the salon level, steps lead you down to the spacious master stateroom where you find the centerline queen bed with bank of drawers underneath, upholstered side seat to port with desk, upholstered seat to starboard and deep hanging lockers and cabinets.  Overhead opening hatch provides great ventilation.
  • Ensuite head with vanity sink, marine toilet and shower stall
  • large Cold plate refrigeration and freezer
  • Isotherm model 2013 12V freezer
  • Double sinks
  • Pressure water system
  • Corian countertops
  • Force 10 (4) burner Propane stove and oven
  • Solinoid shutoff at burners and tanks
  • Frigidare dishwasher
  • Splendide washer/dryer
  • Storage cabinets and drawers
  • Provisioning space for long term cruising
Sails and Rigging
  • 8.5 - 9 knots in 20 knots wind
  • SS Rod rigging, reheaded in 2008, minimal seasonal use
  • Keel stepped mast 
  • Dacron Mainsail, good condition 2008
  • Dacron Mizzensail, good condition 2008
  • 150% Quantum Dacron Jibsail - NEW 2021
  • Traveller on raised pilothouse
  • Harken Main and Mizzen roller furling systems
  • Deck stepped mizzen mast with compression post, mast steps
  • Deck safety rails at base of main mast
  • Main and Mizzen mast steps to mastheads
  • Main spreader lights
  • Navigation lights
  • Removable inner forestay for jib
  • Curved track on deck
  • Spinnaker pole
  • (2) Barient #32 electric two speed ST primary winches with foot controls
  • (1) Barient #27 two speed ST mainsheet winch on cabin top
  • (3) Barient #27 two speed ST halyard winches on main mast
  • (2) Barient #19 two speed ST halyard winches on mizzen mast
Electronics and Navigation
  • Raymarine C90 Chartplotter with 48 mile Radar
  • Garmin 740S Chartplotter, interfaces with 40" flatscreen TV in Pilothouse
  • Simrad AP20 Autopilot at both helms
  • Icom IC-M710 SSB transceiver, insulated backstay
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio
  • (2) Compass
  • ACR 406 EPIRB
  • Engine Room camera
  • Samsung flatscreen TV
  • Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo, Bose speakers
  • Weems and Plath Tide clock and Barometer
  • Standard Horizon handheld VHF radio
  • Large chart table in pilothouse
  • 28" Samsung flatscreen TV mounted on swivel bracket to view from main salon
Deck Equipment
  • 88 lb Rochna anchor with 300 ft 3/8" chain
  • Dual anchor roller on welded platform
  • Nilsson Electric windlass with foot controls
  • Anchor locker serves two different ground tackles
  • 3' Stanchions and double lifelines and side gates
  • Flush decks with fresh non skid paint
  • Raised pilothouse with tempered glass forward and pocket opening windows on the sides, with seating forward
  • Solartex window covers
  • Flush deck walk thru into large aft cockpit
  • Dual seating on each side of companionway entry
  • Exterior helm pedestal with padded helm seat located in front of mizzen mast with good visibility forward and to large repeater screen in pilothouse
  • Dodger with eisenglass, front shade cover and handles at sidedeck entry
  • Large bimini top covers entire aft deck area
  • Padded side seating with back rests, large corner padded seating, deck rails
  • Solar panel arch
  • Cockpit lifeline weather cloths
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Custom dingy davits
  • Avon 10.5' RIB with 15hp Yamaha outboard
  • Outboard mount on stern
  • Propane BBQ grill
  • Reverse transom deep steps
  • Swim ladder
  • Slotted aluminum toe rail
  • Rub rail
  • Opening hatches with SS safety bar grab rail supports
  • (6) Dorade vents
  • Rod holders on stern rail
  • Stern fender racks
  • Docklines, fenders
  • (2) Horseshoe buoys
  • (5) Type 3 Lifejackets
  • Fire extinguishers
Construction and Hull
  • Recent Thermal Imaging showed no anomalies and hull plate readings below waterline between .217 and 4.60 inches thick, with most readings just over 5/16" thick.
  • Painted Aluminum Topsides
  • Painted non-skid decks
  • Welded aluminum with fin keel hull design with metal ballast and internal water tanks.
  • Skeg rudder
  • Closely spaced longitudinals on transverse frames and bow
  • Stern Transom Steps constructed of fiberglass added to existing aluminum hull 
  • Welded metal ladder rungs from waterline to gunnel starboard side
  • Bottom paint in good condition
  • 3208 Caterpillar diesel engine, 4 stroke, 8 cylinder, naturally aspirated, rebuilt 2010, 1463 hours, 9.8 WOT
  • Twin disc 507 transmission
  • 2.5" SS straight shaft
  • 32"  3 blade MAX prop
  • Dual Racor filters
  • Wagner hydraulic steering gear
  • Engine room camera
  • Westmar bow thruster, controls at helm and pilothouse
  • One thruhull going to a Sea Chest with one valve to turn off all incoming water and distributed through a manifold system
  • Village Marine 20 gph watermaker
  • No air conditioning or heat installed, room to install
  • 11 gal Isotherm water heater with engine heat exchanger
  • (3) Electric automatic bilge pumps
  • (1) Electric manual bilge pump
  • Cornell-Carr clear view windshield defroster
  • (2) Jabsco manual flush toilets
  • (4) 10# Propane tanks in vented locker
  • 12.5 KW Phasor Generator, 1585 hrs
  • Xantrex Freedom Invertor/Charger 140 amp
  • Interactor 25 amp battery charger
  • Xantrex TruCharge 20 amp battery charger
  • (5) 12 Volt and (6) 6 Volt batteries (New 2021) for 12 and 24 Volt systems 
  • (2) Kyosera 500 Watt solar array on stern arch
  • Morningstar charge controller
  • AC/DC Distribution panels
  • 60 Hertx 240 V to 120 V step down Transformer
  • 12V fans
  • Shore power inlet and cord
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.
Additional Contact Information

Please contact listing broker Kim Hawn at 772-882-8735 or email to schedule your appointment.

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