I just met a Ted Brewer 42 (well, actually, I just met the owners).
Its seems to be a VERY nice boat, looks like a serious bit of kit, fantastic open centre cockpit
, pretty low freeboard, good room on deck
. The couple have done round the world
on it, over 15 years if I followed them correctly.
Anyway, curiosity got the better of me, it's not often I find a boat I know nothing about which has so much instant appeal to me so I went to look it up on sailboat data and now I am confused.
It is a ketch
rig, which makes it look like the Whitby 42, but it has an 8' draft
. And this is not the centreboard draft
as we had quite a discussion about the draft and the difficulty it causes them. It seems to be their only fault with the boat. But all the ketch
rigged Ted Brewer 42s I could find were centreboard boats with a 4 foot draft, and 9' with the board down, and were called a Whitby 42. There seemed to be some kind of mix and matching you could do, and I thought they might have the 12.8, but I could not find any 12.8 ketch rigged boats.
Can anyone shed some light on this? I'd love to be better informed next time we meet up, as they knew LOTS about the Swanson 42 (including, somewhat cryptically calling them "the pub boat", can anyone shed some light on that?) and they are probably about to be my neighbours at the marina as I will have to move our boat soon and the spot next to them is free.
P.S. No I am not about to trade
in the Swanson, I love it, but I am curious about this boat, there are very few boats that pique my interest like this one did.