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48 Ketch Raised Salon
$130,000 USD
48ft in

SALT was built by the world-renowned Camper & Nicholson’s shipyard in Gosport, UK.  The yard was founded in 1782 and is acclaimed for building some of the finest yachts in the world. This 48-foot ketch design utilizes the strength and maintainability of fiberglass construction with a graceful, seaworthy hull form. The fully enclosed center cockpit provides a pilothouse-like space for all-season navigation. The raised salon with large windows ensures a bright and inviting interior.

Most older boats are dirty, poorly maintained, and massive projects to be avoided at all cost. Rare is the truly “squared away” older boat.  SALT is very much an exception to this rule. Close inspection shows a yacht that has been well-updated and superbly maintained. Machinery and living spaces are clean, odor free, and inviting. The electrical system has been rewired and new panels installed. A strong bow thruster tames this full keeled ocean cruiser in tight quarters. Electric primary winches ease sail handling. Forced air diesel heat with the well-protected cockpit mean one can sail year-round.

SALT is an excellent value in today’s market. An older, timeless design capable of taking the worst of Pacific Northwest conditions with aplomb and comfort. This yacht is a delight to show. The seller’s knowledge of systems and yacht care is obvious. They have purchased a larger boat making this amazing turnkey vessel ready for a summer of Northwest cruising.  SALT is at our Lake Union sales dock. Inspection is highly encourage.


2019      New Lewmar hatch and opening ports in aft cabin and hatch in covered cockpit

New Garmin chartplotter & NMEA network

2018      New Lewmar deck hatches forward

New solid stainless stern railing to side gates & new forward lifelines

2017      Aft berth expanded to queen-size

New Frigoboat refrigeration

2016      Standing rigging replaced

Other updates:

  • Updated Temperpedic mattresses
  • Updated wiring throughout with Blue Sea panels
  • Screens for all hatches and ports
  • New trojan deep cycle acid lead batteries (2014)
  • New Promariner charging system
  • New Torrid glass-wrapped hot water heater
  • New Pioneer stereo system with Bose and Rockler Fosgate speakers
  • (2) Flat screen TVs
  • All salon windows replaced
  • All interior lights are LED
  • New exterior LED navigation lights
  • New Lewmar anchor windlass
  • Installed ICOM M802 SSB radio
  • Painted bilges
  • Replaced running rigging
  • On-going interior varnish upgrades
  • Diligent engine maintenance with lots of spares
  • Updated upholstery in main salon and all mattresses except aft starboard single berth
Name of vessel Salt
Model 48 Ketch Raised Salon
Year 1974
Builder Camper & Nicholsons
Price $130,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 48
Beam (feet) 12.9
Draft (feet) 5.5
Displacement (pounds)
Ballast (pounds)
Engine model Perkins 4-236
Engine horsepower 84
Engine hours 4500
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 150
Water tank capacity (gallons) 200
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 15


SALT is a classic hull form with “wine glass” sections, full keel, cutaway forefoot, skeg hung rudder, and overhanging transom.  The hull is white gel-coat with nice gloss.  A thin blue cove stripe has signature Camper & Nicholson terminations.  The light blue antifouling bottom paint now covers the boot strip minimizing waterline staining.  The hull is solid fiberglass with a grid network of fiberglass longitudinal and athwartship stiffeners.

The deck and cabin are light seamist green gelcoat.  Molded non-skid on the deck and cabintop provide traction.  The deck is surrounded by a raised bulwark rising from 3.5” tall midships to 5” at the bow.  A 3-¼” wide teak caprail is coated with Cetol.  Deck securing is excellent with 28” tall double lifelines running from the bow pulpit aft to the midships boarding gates.  Stainless-steel handrails replace lifelines from midships to the stern on each side, providing secure handhold when exiting the cockpit.  Teak handrails are located on the cabintop on each side.  The aft deck is raised up 5.5” above the main deck just aft of the cockpit doors.

SALT has a raised salon forward of the cockpit with large aluminum-framed windows mounted in the sides of 20” high coachroof.  Forward-facing curved windows are also located in the lower and upper coachroof fronts.  At the mast, the coachroof lowers to 8” above the deck.  The trunk cabin, aft of the cockpit is 12” high.  Lewmar opening hatches in the cabintop and opening ports in the cabinsides were renewed in 2018.

SALT’s cockpit is extremely well-protected making this a true four-season cruising yacht.  Thick Starboard plastic hinged doors open the tall coaming from the side decks into the cockpit.  Aluminum-framed, opening glass windshields are forward with tinted curved sides wrapping from forward to an arch.  The solid overhead bimini has a large opening hatch, fixed 10” x 45” tinted “sail viewing” port,  outside handrails, an overhead light, boom gallows, and stainless steel stanchion aft supports.  Clear panels enclose the aft portion of the cockpit in poor weather or roll-up when the weather is nice for open air sailing.  A curved 24” by 13” padded helm seat is mounted on a removable stainless-steel pedestal.  The port side settee measures 63” long by 20” wide.  The starboard settee is 72” long by 19” wide.  The cockpit sole is teak and holy and unbolts for major engine service or removal.

Deck-accessible storage is voluminous and well-distributed.  Forward of the anchor windlass are two top-opening recessed, overboard-draining lockers.  The spare anchor, rode, and boat cleaning brushes Deck-accessible storage is voluminous and well-distributed.  Recessed, top opening overboard-draining lockers are just forward of the windlass on each side.  The spare anchor and deck brushes are located in the starboard locker while the salt and freshwater washdown hoses are to port.  A propane locker is starboard of the shrouds.  Three lockers are in the aft deck.  To port is a 33” long by 14” wide by 18” deep overboard-draining locker; an ideal location for outboard gas.  Rubber “snap together” drainage tiles line the bottom.  To starboard is a 21” long by 13” wide by 14” deep overboard draining where grill propane bottles and drainage mat are located.  A hinged, locking 27” by 23” guttered hatch opens into a large, “climb into” stern garage/lazarette.  A chromed bronze mushroom-style vent helps this space breath.  A teak and plywood manger is tuck aft in the stern counter and filled with a long sterm drogue line.   The Webasto diesel heater is forward and protected by a mesh cage.  The port cockpit settee opens to access another huge “climb into” locker.  Sail storage, steering system access are also located in this “stateroom-sized” locker.

  • (6) Open aluminum chocks for mooring lines
  • (6) 12” Aluminum mooring cleats
  • Lifelines replaced in 2018
  • Johnson Snaphooks on midships boarding gates and stern gate
  • (4) Black Taylor cylindrical fenders
  • (4) Back yachtbraid mooring lines with leather chafe guards
  • Round white fender
  • Sidedeck low point drains to below waterline on each side
  • Simpson Model 100 – 100KG SWL stainless steel davits with spectra whips to manual winches
  • West Marine Model 310 Lite inflatable dinghy RIB
  • Mercury two stroke 15hp outboard engine and fuel tank
  • (2) 4” Diameter stainless steel cowl vents in lower coachroof atop integral/flush water separator boxes; and removable caps for vent cowls
  • (2) 4” Diameter rubber cowl vents in aft coachroof atop integral/flush water separator boxes; and removable caps for vent cowls
  • (3) Lewmar Ocean Series hatches (forward cabin, salon, and aft cabin) (New in 2018)
  • Blue Sunbrella covers and bug screens for hatches
  • Lewmar low profile 24” x 24” hatch in cockpit hardtop – (New in 2019)
  • (4) Lewmar 22” x 4” opening ports in aft cabin (New in 2019) with bug screens
  • (2) 20” x 4” fixed ports in aft cabin
  • (2) 9” x 4” stainless-steel opening port from cockpit into aft passageway (new in 2019)
  • West Marine telescoping boat hook
  • Lifesling in soft, rail-mounted case
  • Rail-mounted propane barbeque
  • Mesh bag with long 1” double braid line for drogue or anchor
  • Folding stainless steel side/stern boarding/swim ladder
  • Fireboy 1301 automatic/manual fixed extinguisher in stern locker (needs inspection)
  • Lewmar 24V horizontal anchor windlass with chain gypsy and line capstan; handheld wired control and wireless handheld remote
  • 60# CQR primary anchor connect by stainless swivel to 200’ of 3/8” chain(marked at 25’ increments) with extra 100’ of line rode
  • Chromed bronze anchor roller/stemhead casting with double bronze rollers
  • Spare 60# CQR anchor in recessed bow locker with short chain and line rode
  • Hawse hole and cover for secondary anchor rode in foredeck
  • Salt water washdown and freshwater wash down hoses located in recessed, top opening bow locker
  • (3) West Marine Type “F” flotation cushions
  • West Marine mesh bag with long ¾” diameter gold Yachtbraid line



  • Sparlight Gold anodized aluminum spars
  • Keel-stepped single spreader mast
  • Deck-stepped single spreader mizzen mast
  • Continuous 1 x 19 standing rigging with fore and aft lower shrouds
  • All new standing rigging and turnbuckles in 2016
  • (2) fixed steps at main mast top for accessing masthead
  • Removable inner forstay with tensioning lever
  • Forespar mast-mounted aluminum whisker pole
  • Barient 32ST two speed, Barient 19ST, and Lewmar 40 winches on main mast
  • Mainsail halyard, Spinnaker halyard, jib halyard, and pole topping lift on main mast
  • Winch handle holder on main mast
  • Hinge down boom gallows on cockpit bimini top
  • Mainsail lazy stowage/catchment bag
  • Garhauer 5:1 mainsheet block and tackle at end of boom
  • IYE 5:1 mainsheet traveller aft of cockpit
  • Garhauer rigid boom vang
  • Lewmar 16ST winch and (2) Spinlock stoppers on main boom for reef lines
  • Profurl P40 furler on headstay with control line led aft to cockpit through ratcheting block and stanchion blocks
  • (2) 58” long and (2) 53” long 1-1/4” “T” tracks on side decks for jib leads
  • (2) Lewmar pin-adjustable jib lead cars
  • Masthead Windex
  • Port mizzen shroud fitted with insulators for SSB radio antenna
  • LED deck floodlight on mizzen mast
  • Mizzen mast staysail halyard
  • Mizzen sail halyard and boom topping lift
  • Mizzen lazy catchment and storage bag
  • Running mizzen backstays with 4:1 block and tackles
  • 4:1 Mizzen sheet
  • Barient 10ST and Barient 9 winches on mizzen mast
  • Barient 28ST 24V electric two speed primary winches on cockpit coamings
  • (2) Lewmar 8 winches for main and mizzen sheets with (2) Schaefer line stoppers
  • Winch handle holder in cockpit
  • Crosscut Dacron mainsail with single reef
  • Crosscut Dacron mizzen sail with single reef
  • Crosscust dacron furling genoa with blue Sunbrella UV cover
  • Heinson boom brake
  • (2) Signal flag halyards to main mast spreader



Cockpit Helm:

  • Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot control head
  • (2) Rockford Fosgate 6.5” full range marine stereo speakers
  • Garmin GPS Map 4210 chartplotter/radar
  • 12V outlet
  • Raymarine ST60+ tridata display
  • Raymarine wind display
  • Lev-o-gage inclinometer
  • Sestral MK IV 5” compass with hood and light
  • Blue Seas waterproof panel with switches for: wipers, compass light, panel light, spreader lights, steaming light, anchor light, tricolor light, strobe light, instruments, courtesy lights, and cockpit light

Salon navigation area:

  • Raymarine ST70 multi display
  • Raymarine wifi base (not connected)
  • Vizio 32” flat screen display on aft bulkhead of salon over chart table
  • ACR Globalfix Pro EPIRB (battery expired 2020)
  • Uniden VM 625C VHF radio with wired and wireless microphones
  • Liverpool & Glasgow clinometer
  • (2) 12V outlets & duplex 110V outlet
  • Icom IC-M802 SSB with AT140 tuner and mizzen shroud antenna
  • Icom SP24 speaker for SSB radio
  • Weems & Plath clock and thermometer
  • Selsi barometer
  • Ecco Marine Wifi router (not connected)
  • Pioneer AVH-XB500BHS 2-DEN Multimedia DVD receiver with 7” WVGA Touchscreen display, Bluetooth, HD Radio Tuner, Sirius XM Ready, and AppRAdio Mode for iPhone
  • (2) Bose home theater speakers
  • West Marine binoculars
  • Rockford Fosgate subwoofer
  • 400 watt inverter
  • Ship’s bell

Other Electronics:

  • Raymarine S3G autopilot corepack
  • Amec Class B AIS transceiver
  • Neco Marine NM692 chain drive autopilot motor
  • Firdell Blipper radar reflector mounted on mizzen mast
  • Garmin 48nm radome mounted on mizzen mast with self-leveling bracket
  • Hailer horn on mizzen mast
  • LG 24” TV in forward stateroom with small inverter and Blueray player



The “never say die” Perkins 4-236 naturally aspirated diesel engine is housed in a well-lit and insulated compartment below the cockpit.  Access is through two large doors in the aft cabin passageway.  The entire cockpit sole is removable for engine removal/major service.  Engine maintenance is visibly and operationally excellent.  Most auxiliary pumps, hoses, and systems have been upgraded and replaced recently.

  • (2) Fiberglass diesel fuel tanks totalling 150 gallon capacity
  • 200 gallon fiberglass water tank
  • Webasto Airtop 3500 forced air diesel heating system ducted to staterooms and raised salon
  • Isspro exhaust system pyrometer- at helm
  • VDO gages for tachometer, oil pressure, transmission oil pressure, coolant temperature, and clock – at helm
  • Tachometer at nav station
  • Blue Seas DC ammeter
  • 30” leather-covered steering wheel
  • Mechanical (no wires) steering system with bevel gears, shafts, universal joints, and rotary/linear transfer box
  • Morse single lever throttle/shifter
  • Vetus 95kg 24V tunnel bow thruster with helm joystick control
  • Maxprop three blade feathering propellor with (8) spare zincs
  • Dual Racor primary fuel filters with vacuum gage
  • 1-3/4” stainless-steel propellor shaft and Drivesaver shaft coupling
  • Perkins 4-236 naturally aspirated 85 hp diesel engine
  • Velvet Drive model AS7-71C hydraulic transmission
  • Groco seawater strainer for engine
  • Jabsco SensorMax-17 fresh water pressure pump
  • 2 Gallon stainless-steel pressure accumulator tank
  • Fireboy FE241 automatic/manual fixed extinguisher in engineroom
  • Kidde wired heat/smoke alarms in engine room and stern locker
  • Engine room 24V blower fan
  • Waterpuppy 24V drain pump for aft shower
  • Torrid 10 Gallon 1500 watt glass-wrapped water heater
  • Frigoboat 24V K50F refrigeration compressor with digital thermostat and keel cooler – New in 2017
  • Jabsco Par-Mas Ultra salt water wasdown pump
  • (2) Lavac Marine heads with Henderson discharge pumps
  • Forward holding tank with Dometic “full” indicator
  • Manual Whale fresh water pump in forward head



  • Smartplug 120V/30 amp shorepower inlet aft and midships with 50’ 30 amp shorepower cord
  • Charles 3.6 kva Iso-G2 shorepower isolation transformer
  • Pronautic 24-30P smart charger with remote control panel
  • Blue Seas 24V switch/breaker panel with digital multimeter
  • Blue Seas 12V and 110V switch/breaker panel with analog volt and ammeters
  • (6) Trojan J185H-AC 12V 225 AH batteries wired in series for 24 service bank (1350 12V equivalent amp hours total) – new in 2014
  • (2) Deka Group 31 engine start batteries
  • Vanner Vann-Guard 70-100 24V to 12V DC to DC 100 amp converter
  • Balmar 24V 140 amp alternator with dual “V” belts and tensioning bracket
  • Balmar Maxcharge smart regulator



The Camper & Nicholson 48 SALT is a center cockpit arrangement with raised salon and companionway from the center cockpit to the aft stateroom and another forward companionway into the salon.  There are two staterooms and two head and a single bunk in the passageway to the aft cabin.

This is a well-built boat with all bulkheads and furniture glassed and tabbed to the hull and deck.  Interior joinery is satin varnished teak with trim accents varnished in gloss.  The cabin sole is a marine-grade teak and holly and gloss varnished.  The overhead is white vinyl.  A fiberglass molding, was used for the galley and both heads for ease of cleaning and waterproofing.  All cabin lights have been upgraded to LED and are ample for task and general night illumination.  Overhead dome lights are touch lens red/white LED’s.  12V and 120V outlets are well placed throughout.  Lockers and cabinets latch closed with elbow catches through finger holes.

From the well-protected center cockpit one enterers the salon through two swinging/removable gloss varnished solid teak-paneled door and a small hinged overhead hatch.  Two steps down is the raised salon sole.  Bin storage with rigging hardware and winch handles is below the step.  Headroom measures 6’ 2” in the salon.  A dinette is to port and forward with the settee measuring 82” long.  Quality cushions are upholstered with blue Ultrasuede.  A board-mounted cushion infills the dinette for sleeping or lounging.  The teak dining table is mounted on a white painted aluminum “V” pedestal.  This table doubles over with folding support arms and a hinged top.  It measures 34” x 38” when open.  The aft dinette bench doubles as a seat for the chart table.  Outboard of the dinette are four cabinets flanking an open bookshelf.  Bin storage is below and outboard of the settee.

  • Gimballed chromed brass kerosene lantern on main bulkhead
  • Insulated curtains for salon windows secured with valence hidden Velcro strips
  • (2) Overhead red/white touch-activated LED dome lights
  • Two reading lights
  • LED bar light over bookshelf

The navigation station is to port of the companionway and shares a bench seat with the dinette.  The chart table measures 48” wide by 22” deep and has a hinged top 3” deep drawer.  A large flat screen TV is bulkhead mounted above the chart table.  The electrical switch panels and nav/comm electronics are located aft, below the TV in an alcove.

To starboard of the salon is a linear galley with while molded fiberglass cabinet base with Formica countertops surrounded by bent teak fiddles.  A well 9” below the salon sole makes headroom a full seven feet at the stove/sink area leaving no excuses for tall crewmembers to cook or do dishes.  Aft is a 15” x 12” x 8” deep stainless steel underhung sink.  A tall gooseneck single lever faucet with pull out spray nozzle, soap dispenser and foot pump serve the sink.  Aft of the sink is an open cabinet for dishes.  A large top-opening storage bin is beneath the counter outboard of the sink.  Narrow shelves are outboard of the stove along the hull side.  A dust bin and grate, and top opening storage bin are below the galley sole.  A locker for pots/pans is below the stove.  Forward of the stove, below the counter, are two drawers and a hinge out trash bin.  Further forward is a massive, hinged-top storage bin with acrylic sliding shelf.  Above the counter, outboard are shelves with teak sliding doors.  A cabinet suitable for microwave oven is above the front-loading fridge.  A flip up counter can be deployed forward when additional working space is needed.

  • Whale Mk IV Tip Toe foot pump for galley sink
  • Xintes S-2A propane alarm solenoid control
  • Force Ten gimballed three burner stove/oven with broiler
  • Knife rack with three quality kitchen knives
  • Frigoboat K50F keel-cooked refrigeration system with Coastal Climate Control digital thermostat
  • Front-opening 6 cubic foot fridge in forward passageway
  • Black and Decker battery powered handheld Pivot Vac’
  • 110V duplex GFCI outlet
  • 12V outlet
  • Teak rack with cutting boards
  • Paper towel holder

All the way forward is a guest stateroom with “V” berth measuring 76” long and 22” wide.  The split, upholstered mattress is a quality memory foam and 6” thick.  A 16” by 22” wide dressing seat is between the berth’s notch.  All the way forward, behind a zippered closure is a bow storage locker.  A line-wrapped pipe leads chain from the deck-mounted windlass to a chain locker below the berth.  The bow thruster motor is below the seat.  Four lockers with hinged doors are below the bunks aft.  Outboard and aft on each side are mirror-faced cabinets with lights, above a dresser with two drawers and locker.  4” wide shelves run along the hull sides above the berths, below the deck edge.  A stainless-steel access ladder aft allows escape or access to the foredeck.  Headroom measures 6’ 6” under the hatch.  A sliding teak door closes this stateroom.

  • LG 24” flat screen TV on port aft bulkhead
  • Small 110V inverter
  • Blueray disc player
  • 12V and 110V outlets
  • LED touch lens red/white dome light

The forward head is to port and entered through a locking privacy door in the passageway.  Blue laminate is on the inboard bulkhead and door.  This space is fabricated from white gel-coat finished fiberglass: bright, waterproof, and easy to clean.  The Lavac head is outboard/forward.   Six pigeon holes with acrylic half-faces and a cabinet with shelve is outboard, below the deck edge.  A molded-in vanity is aft.  An oval-shaped china basin is inboard.

  • Manual Lavac marine head with Henderson Mk IV discharge/vacuum pump
  • Plastic holding tank with Dometic “full” indicator
  • Teak toilet paper holder
  • Vigo single lever faucet and soap dispenser
  • Shower wand, hose, holder, and single lever mixer valve.
  • 20” x 36” mirror above sink on bulkhead
  • (2) Towel rings on forward bulkhead
  • 24V extractor fan
  • Teak shower grate
  • LED overhead dome light and LED bar light over mirror

Access to the owner’s stateroom can is either from the cockpit aft companionway, or through a passageway to starboard of the engine space.  One step down from the raised salon, forward of this passageway is a tall, open wet gear locker.  Ducking slightly and stepping down onto a carpeted sole one enters the passageway.  A 76” long by 23” wide bunk with upholstered, 6” thick mattress is outboard.  Six storage hinged-door storage lockers are below the bunk.  A small shelf is forward.  Two large doors to the engine space are inboard.

  • Red/white LED reading light in aft bulkhead over bunk
  • (2) Opening stainless-steel ports into cockpit
  • Duplex 110V outlet
  • Hella 24V two speed cabin fan

The owner’s stateroom is aft with excellent privacy, space, and light.  A teak door closes off the passageway and hinged teak doors close the cockpit companionway which is three steps up from the cabin sole.  Carpet tiles cover the teak cabin sole.  Headroom is 6’ 2” in this stateroom.  A queen-sized berth aft to port.  This berth was enlarged some time ago with a teak framed platform cantilevered over the original narrow berth.  A 3” foam topper covers a 6” thick foam mattress making a very comfortable berth.  Two lockers with hinged doors are below the bunk.  A second bunk measuring 77” long by 23” wide with a 6” thick upholstered mattress is to starboard.  Bin and locker storage is below this bunk.  A teak bookshelf runs along the aft bulkhead.  A 55” long by 20” wide bench seat is inboard of the bunk and fitted with a leather-covered cushion.  A 37” wide by 47” tall hanging locker is to starboard and forward.  A narrow vanity with 14” wide by 41” tall mirror and drawer, and locker is on centerline forward.

  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Overhead cowl vent
  • (4) Lewmar opening cabinside ports with screen
  • Fixed port in aft cabin face with curtain
  • Hella 24V cabin fan
  • (2) Red/white LED reading lights
  • Red/White touch lens LED dome light
  • 12V outlet
  • (2) 110V duplex outlets

The aft head is ensuite, to port and forward of the large bunk.  A teak privacy door is faced with blue laminate on the inside for water resistance.    The Lavac head is outboard below a double door cabinet with shelves.  A molded-in vanity is forward with an oval china sink.  A 30” x 15” tall mirror is above the sink.  Double locker doors below the sink access trash bins and storage space.

  • 24V Vapor extraction fan
  • Lavac manual head with Henderson Mk IV pump
  • Supamix shower mixer valve, hose, and sprayer nozzle
  • Vigo single lever faucet and soap dispenser at sink
  • LED overhead dome light
  • LED overcounter bar light above sink
  • Water Puppy 24V shower drain pump

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