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54' American Marine Pilothouse Ketch


Currently with "Live Aboard" approval for the current owner.  Subject to approval of the Harbor for the buyer.

Designed by Eldredge-McInnis specifically for extended cruising, LADY JADE was custom built of solid teak (almost unheard of even then and prohibitively expensive today) in British Hong Kong by American Marine (later renowned for building the classic Grand Banks and Grand Alaskans. Always home-ported in San Francisco Bay, she's logged an estimated 130,000 miles sailing the South Pacific, Mexico and Alaska. Refit at regular intervals over the years (most recently in 1990 and 1996, with the 1980 Detroit Diesel 4-71 diesel rebuilt in 1993).

  • Make: American Marine
  • Model: Pilothouse Ketch
  • Year: 1962
  • Length: 54ft
  • Name: Lady Jade
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Pilothouse
  • Keel: Full Keel
  • Designer: Elridge-McInnis
  • Builder: American Marine
  • LOA: 54 feet
  • LWL: 42 feet
  • Beam: 15 feet
  • Max Draft: 7 feet
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Detroit Diesel
  • EngineModel: 4-71
  • EngineYear: 0000
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 750 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 200 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1

Additional Descriptions


Head with shower forward, next aft is very large galley with setees and pilot berths on either side. Up and aft to salon with lower steering station. From this area, up and aft to flybridge, down and aft to stateroom with double berth and full head. Note CruiseAire reverse cycle heat/air conditioning with ducts to all cabins.

Galley & Head

Gimballed stainless steel Shipmate four-burner propane stove with oven (has been removed, however, brackets and mounting remain), microwave oven, hot/cold pressure water (hot water from engine or shorepower), very large custom built 110v holding plate refrigerator/freezer with front-opening doors.. Maytag washer/dryer. Two VacuFlush heads.

Electronics and Navigation Equipment

Furuno FG11 recording depth sounder, wind speed/direction indicator, speed/distance log, Wood-Freeman 500B autopilot, ICOM IC-M80 VHF radio, Kenwood HF transceiver with ICOM 500 watt amp, Danforth compass aft, KVH fluxgate compass, Chelsea ships clock.

Electrical System

110v AC / 12v and 32 v DC. 110v supplied by 30 amp shorepower sevice, Northern Lights 3QM 12kw generator (1983)(Inoperative), 1500 watt Heart inverter. 12v supplied by six 6v golf cart batteries totaling 660 amp hours, space available and prepped for four more golf cart batteries, which would supply another 440 amp hours. 32v supplied by four 8v batteries, used for starting engine as well as house and nav lights. Charging for both DC systems via ConstaVolt or engine alternators. Note vessel rewired in the early 1980s.

Sails and Rigging

Mainsail, roller furling jib, staysail (all 1983), mizzen staysail, storm trysail and storm jib (all 1976). Hood rolloer furler (1983). Stainless steel standing rigging with Norse fittings, 1/2" Samson Braid running rigging. One Barient #35 winch, two Barient #27 self-tailing, three Barient #26, one #22, one #21, two #19 self tailing, one #3, one #1.

Deck and Hull

This vessel built in British Hong Kong by American Marine, the yard that went on to built the legendary Grand Banks and Grand Alaskan trawlers. She's constructed of teak (an extremely rot-resistant wood, hard to find today and unbelievably expensive)on oak frames and had new teak decks installed in 1990. The boat was cruised to Mexico as recently as 2000.

Nilsson 3000 windlass (inoperative) with 400' BBB chain, 600' 3/4" rode and #100 Herschoff, #90 plough, #75 CQR and #50 Danforth anchors.

Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details

Engine in great shape with Capital hydraulic transmission. Fireboy 1301 automatic Halon system in engine room. Engine driven high capacity Jabsco bilge pump with manual clutch, three Jabsco 3,500 gph DC bilge pumps.

Additional Features


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

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