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Flying Cloud Yachts

6400 Marina Drive
Long Beach
United States

Fax:  (562) 594-0710

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1960 Lapworth 53 Ketch


Long Beach,CA,United States

Salon-looking forward
Salon-port side
Galley & Cockpit Entry
Owner's Stateroom
Owner's Head
Midship Guest cabin- Starboard
Midship Guest Cabin-Port side
Guest Bathtub & Shower
Port Engine
Starboard Engine
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 Twin Westerbeke diesel motorsailer. Bill Lapworth design built by American Marine in Hong Kong. A classy yacht that will turn heads.  The interior is truly charming. 3- staterooms, 2- heads.

8/'12  Hauled for Marine Survey,  Bottom painted, new batteries-$2,500.  new transmission coolers, new VHF radio.

Seller will consider all reasonable offers.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Wood 
Beam 13 ft 6 inMax Draft 5 ft 6 in 
Fuel Capacity 200 galLength on Deck 53 ft 
Number of Heads 2Water Capacity 75 gal 
Number of Berths 7Number of Engines 2 

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Flying Cloud Yachts

6400 Marina Drive
Long Beach
United States

Fax:  (562) 594-0710


2- Companionway Hatches, 2- Opening hatches, 14- Opening Portlights, 10- Large Fixed Windows, 1- Large Opening Window.

Interior Layout

The interior is charming with the right amount of varnished teak and painted bulkheads. Starting forward there is a workshop with a quarter berth  followed by an elclosed head.  Next aft is the midcabin stateroom with the navigation station to port. Next aft and up is the main salon with the galley at the after end.  Next aft and down to the owner's cabin with an ensuite head.



"Tavana" is a masthead rigged ketch. The hull is teak planking over 2-1/4"x2" bent teak frames on 16" centers. Floor timbers are teak.The stem and stern is teak. The bottom is teak carvel planking The fasteners are screw type silicon bronze.  The decks are calked and laid teak over plywood .  Bronze keel bolts.  The external ballast is lead.  The laminated spruce masts  are both keel stepped.  The hull shape is with a double ended full keel and a rudder hung on the aft end of the keel.




  • 3 Burner Propane Stove with oven
  • Pressure Hot & Cold Water
  • 110V Refrigeration and Seperate Freezer 
  • Microwave Oven
  • Spacious Counter Space and cupboards


Navigation Equipment


  • New: Com-Nav Auto Pilot
  • New Garmin GPS Color Chart Plotter/Depth Sounder
  • New VHF RadioRitchie Compass
  • New Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Boston Barometer and Clock
  • Brass Bell


The following items are not guaranteed working:

  • Wood Freeman Auto Pilot
  • GPS: Hand Held Magellan
  • Depth Sounder: Hummingbird 100SX
  • Knot Meter: Signet
  • Radar: 24 mile Raytheon R20 Raster Scan






Deck and Hull

  • 60# CQR with 400' chain
  • 45#CQR
  • 35# Danforth with chain and nylon line
  • 32 volt Anchor Windlass
  • 2- Companionway Hatches
  • 2- Deck Hatches
  • 14-Opening Portlights
  • 10- Large Fixed Windows
  • 1- Large Opening Window
  • Winches: Barient-1-# 30, 2-#22, 1-#2, 4- small bronze
  • Life Ring with MOB Pole
  • Deck Hardware: Cast Bronze and Stainless Steel
  • 12V DC Horn
  • Anchor Light: 12V.
  • Vented LPG Locker w/12V Remote Solenoid



  • 2'- Diesel tanks total 400 gal.-Aluminum
  • 2- Water tanks total 150 gal.-New '09
  • New water heater -'09


  • Twin 4 cylinder Westerbeke 39hp. engines are fresh water cooled.             
  •  Engine Alternator: 32Volts DC  and 12 Volts DC
  • Propeller Shaft: 1-1/4" Stainless Steel.
  •  Approximate Speed: 8 knots
  • New Water Pump-'09
  • New Macerator Pumps both toilets-'09






12 and 32 volt service

2- #24, Eight 6 volt wired in series to produce 12 volts DC and four 8 volt wired in series to produce 32 volts DC, lead acid.

Battery Charger:  Promariner Flyback 15-3. Heart 2000 watt Inverter

Switchboard: 12 volt and 32 volts DC Circuit Breaker Panels and 120 volt AC Circuit Breaker Panel.

Wiring:  Multi-stranded PVC jacketed copper wire.

Sails and Rigging

  • Standing rigging is 1x19 stainless steel wire rope with swaged fittings.
  • Main sail , Jib, Mizzen


  • Owner's personal items
  • Novarania dinghy and 25 hp Yamaha Outboard


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.

Custom Contact Information

Flying Cloud Yachts 562-594-9716