VEGABOND 47 BLUEWATER KETCH
The Vagabond 47 is a well recognized William Garden design and a big beautiful center cockpit bluewater cruising ketch. Garden famous for his traditional sailing ships complete with the raised quarter deck and salty clipper bow. Introduced in the early 70s, most of the Vagabonds are between the years of 78 and 85. Consistent with the times, Vagabond are robustly built with solid fiberglass hulls with full long keel and attached rudder to Lloyds standards. The hardwood stringers and structural bulkheads of plywood make the boat stiff and strong. When you step aboard, you know you are on your own island. On deck, she is nothing less than a ship with the deep bulwarks, small center cockpit, and raised aft quarter deck. The acres of deck space make it possible to voyage comfortably with all your water toys aboard. At anchor, you can have a patio party on deck!
VEGABOND 47 BLUEWATER KETCH LAYOUT
If you love that shipy, salty look of a traditional sailing vessel of old, you will love this boat. You and your family would be very, very, comfortable aboard with all the amenities from the spacious two-cabin (plus pilot berth) layout to the kitchen (really it is a kitchen) and the salon and dining areas which are nearly what you can call a family room. It is a lot of boat for not much money. If you want to live aboard and cruise, the Vagabond 47 is one you should consider.