Brooklin Boat Yard Keel / Centerboard Ketch
Year 1971
Length 36 ft
Price US$66,000
Located in Unknown, MA

Boat Details
Hull Material WoodBeam 11 ft 3 in 
Max Draft 7 ftDraft Board/Drive Up 4 ft 
Fuel Capacity 1 galLength at Waterline 29 ft 
Length Overall 36 ftCabin Headroom 6 ft 2 in 
Number of Heads 1Water Capacity 2 gal 
Number of Berths 4    



Classy Lady (ex. Nasket) was custom built by Brooklin Boat Yard in 1971 to a design by Sam Crocker that was “tweaked” by Joel White to result in a boat slightly enlarged from the original 1945 Crocker drawings. Her construction when built was first quality and her current owners have maintained this level of quality in all the work they have done. Classy Lady is a handsome ketch that has proven to be very easy to handle and has an excellent turn of speed. Her interior is spacious with a rather open traditional layout for four (4) with Concordia style berths in the main saloon and Vee-berths forward. Comfortable below and pleasing to the eye above Classy Lady improves the view of any harbor she graces.

Principle Dimensions and Information

Designer: Joel White
Builder: Brooklin Boat Yard
Year Built: 1971
LOA: 36’ 0”
LWL: 29’ 0”
Beam: 11’ 3”
Draft: 4’ 0” / 7’ 0”
Ballast (keel): 8,300 lbs
Ballast (centerboard): 300 lbs
Displacement: 23,000 lbs





Work History

The current owners of CLASSY LADY have been very diligent in their refit and annual maintenance projects for the boat. The following is a list of work and improvements made since their taking stewardship in 2001.

2001 – 2002: Hull below waterline stripped of all paint, all screws removed and replaced with new silicone bronze screws (one size larger), glued and bunged. Centerboard removed, reconditioned, painted and reinstalled with new Locust pin. All old wiring replaced with new marine copper tinned wire. New electrical panel installed. New cabin lighting, running lights, masthead light & spreader lights. New shore power system with battery charger installed. New house batteries and new engine starting battery. New Jabsco bilge pump with Rule float switch installed. New fresh water wash-down pump installed. New Fridgibot refrigeration system installed. New 10 gallon holding tank installed. New Groco marine toilet installed. New water tanks installed. All plumbing drain hoses replaced. Engine removed, cleaned, painted and belts replaced. New stainless steel propeller shaft. New cutlass bearing. Prop reconditioned. Complete interior and exterior repainting and varnishing. Aft cabin posts replaced. Toerail removed, refinished and reinstalled. All bronze deck hardware cleaned and polished. Bit post at bow replaced. Bow sprit removed, revarnished and reinstalled with new lead flashing. Keelbolts cleaned and inspected (good). Ground cables cleaned and re-bolted. Fife rail replaced. New valves installed on a cockpit drains. New shelving installed in galley and head. New boarding ladder. New cabin doors. Masts and boom stripped and revarnished with 7 coats of Epifanes gloss varnish

2003: Spare parts kit assembled and kept on boards. New Alternator. New bilge pump impellor. New fuel filters. New (spare) bilge pump.

2004: New Harken unit 2 roller furling headstay added. New main sail, mizzen and jib (Quantum Sails)

2007: New fabric on all interior cushions

2009: New house batteries (2ea)

2010: New 1-1/2” bronze seacock for head sink installed

2011: New starting battery

2014: New refrigeration condenser and recharge

2015: Bottom stripped,refastened, new bottom paint



Furthest forward is rope locker accessible from down below. Forward cabin has sleeping for 2 in a Vee-berth configuration with storage lockers aft and shelves above and outboard. Next aft is an enclosed head to port with a large hanging locker opposite to starboard. Continuing aft is the Main Saloon with settees and Concordia style drop-down berths port and starboard. Copious storage in lockers outboard both port and starboard. Bronze and soapstone Maiwald fireplace / cabin heater at forward bulkhead port side. Varnished drop-leaf dining table on centerline below butter-fly hatch. Furthest aft is the galley area with stainless steel sink and Shipmate 3-burner LP gas stove/oven, to starboard and refrigerator to port.


1-1/4” Cedar strip planking over 5/8” x 1-3/8” oak frames. Planking is bronze edge nailed
and glued and fastened to oak frames with bronze screws. Decks are marine plywood overlaid with Dynel cloth set in epoxy resin.


Perkins M50 48hp diesel installed new in 1998


40 Gallon stainless steel fuel tank.
84 Gallons water in 2 stainless steel tanks installed new in 2001-2002.
10 Gallon holding tank


12-volt DC electrical system replaced and upgraded 2001-2002.
110-volt AC electrical system installed new 2001-2002.

Electronics & Navigation

5” Ritchie steering compass.
Garmin GPS.
Furuno Radar.
Standard Horizon VHF radio with remote (cockpit) mic.
Datamarine depthsounder, knotmeter and log.
High Gain CB radio
AM/FM radio


Sails and Rigging

Stainless steel wire standing rigging with bronze turnbuckles and hardware.
Dacron halyards and sheets.
Varnished hollow-box Sitka Spruce spars.
Barient halyard and sheet winches.
Quantum Mainsail, mizzen and jib (new 2004)
Harken roller-furling headstay (new 2004).
Original jib sail and club boom (replaced by roller-furling) still and good shape and included.

Ground Tackle

50 lb & 75 lb Yachtsman (working) anchors each with chain and 300’ of 5/8” nylon rode.
Extra Bruce anchor and Danforth anchor.

Ship's Tender

“Jimmy Steele” peapod with oars fully restored in 2009


Included Equipment

1- "Jimmy Steele" peapod tender with oars
1- 50 lb. yachtsman's anchor
1- 75 lb. "danforth " anchor
1- "Bruce" anchor
2- 5/8" anchor rodes with chain leads
Foam berth and cockpit cushions and pillows.
Edson manual bilge pump
Jabsco automatic electric bilge pump
Boarding ladder
Cockpit table
Cockpit awning
5" Ritchie compass mounted in brass binnacle
Galley dishes/plastic drinking cups, various pots and pans, cookware.
2-  Fire extinguishers
Standard Horizion VHF radio
AM/FM radio
Datamarine digital depth sounder
Garmin chartplotter w/ 2 cards.
Shore power cord
Spare altenator
Spare raw water pump impeller
Spare fuel filters
Life preservers
Emergency kit w/flares, flare gun, wood plugs, etc..
Horseshoe life ring
Radar reflector
2 LP gas tanks
Original Jib, jib boom
Original SS headstay
Original light air genoa jib


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.


Broker: John Maxwell

PH: 207-359-2193