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1939 Ortholan Argentina Classic Motorsailer Ketch

$240,000 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Make Ortholan Argentina
Model Classic Motorsailer Ketch
Year 1939
Condition Used
Price US$240,000
Fractional Shares 1
Type Sail
Class Ketch
Length 74 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Wood
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
LOA 74 ft
Max Draft 7 ft 10 in
Max Bridge Clearance 79 ft
Engine Make GM
Engine Model 4172C & 4071C
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Make GM
Engine Model 4172C & 4071C
Fuel Type Diesel
Designer Astilleros Ortholan Argentina
Builder Ortholan Argentina
Fuel Tanks 1
Fresh Water Tanks 1
Holding Tanks 1


This wonderful, one of a kind, 74' Ortholan Argentina Classic Motorsailer Ketch was designed and built utilizing "Lapacho" (Brazilian hardwood), by Astilleros Ortholan in 1939, and is in pristine condition. The knowledgeable owners commissioned a refit in 1981, and again in 2009, with the formerly blue hull completely reconditioned, including caulking, sanding, and re-painted in glistening white. Equipped for ocean passages, with a range of 1,800 nautical miles, "MARENER" was sailed from Buenos Aires to Brazil, on to Fort Lauderdale, Annapolis, Newport and Rhode Island, then into the Caribbean Islands in 1981 for 5 years of pleasure and maintenance. She is currently at home in Argentina, awaiting new owners with dreams of sailing her on the high seas!

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Beam: 16


Total Power: 120


Fuel: 800
Fresh Water: 400

Accommodations, Cabin

This beautifully appointed classic vessel will make you feel like a celebrity. It lends itself to comfort with four cabins which will accommodate up to 8 guests. There are two heads, located in the bow section, each with their own shower, plus a head and shower in the aft portion of the vessel. The warmth of the mahogany throughout lends itself to the feeling of being on a luxury cruising vessel of days gone by. There is substantial storage throughout the cabins in various lockers and closets. The interior has formica overhead with varnished beams. Fastenings are steel and bronze.

  • Four (4) cabins which accommodate up to 8 guests
  • Two (2) heads with showers in the bow section
  • Crew cabin with head and shower in the aft section


The galley which is aft of the salon, is well appointed and configured for convenience with many storage drawers and cabinets, as well as good counter top space for preparing meals.

  • Galley includes stove and oven with LP lines and regulator
  • Hot water tank in locker on aft deck
  • Custom refrigerator and deep freezer with ice maker

Electronics & Navigational Gear

All equipment is reported to be in good condition, however updating would be desirable.

  • Radar
  • VHF
  • Sat Naviation
  • Auto pilot

Hull and Deck Equipment

The hull and deck are built with 1 3/8" Lapacho wood, with frames 2' x 5" doubled at 16" in centers with a curved stern and transom. The flooring is 3' timber wood with steel reinforcements. The deck is hand laid teak, and the boat rails are steel and varnished wood.

  • Keel is iron and wood, skeg is bronze
  • External ballast is the iron keel
  • Superstructure is painted wood with teak trim
  • Deck is stainless and galvanized iron
  • Ground tackle: 120 lb self stowing anchor, with 1/2 inch chain

Mechanical and Engine Room

  • Two GM diesel engines, 120hp each with stainless steel silencers
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • One generator
  • One alternator
  • Bilge pumps and two mechanical pumps
  • Propellers are 26" bronze, with three (3) blades, with 2" stainless steel shafts
  • Electric fuel pump
  • Engine storage batteries, 2 banks, with 32v, with auxiliary battery, 4, 12v
  • Two firefighting extinguishers

Sailing Equipment

  • Stainless steel running rigging
  • Aluminum masts and booms
  • Dacron sails and spinnaker with canvas covers


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.


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