Located In: San Carlos, Mexico
Year: 1979
Hull Material: Fiberglass

47′ Robert Perry Center Cockpit Ketch. This luxurious Robert Perry designed yacht was built in 1979 in Taiwan by Universal Marine Ltd.. She displaces 19 tons, has a modified full keel, LOA 46′ 7″ beam of 13′ 5″with a draft of 6’4″ and a maximum cruising speed of 8.5 knots under sail.

With her center cockpit and twin cabin layout, this yacht provides extraordinary levels of comfort and privacy for the cruising sailor. She has an all teak interior, teak decks and very spacious quarters for 6 or more in two staterooms plus salon and companionway leading to the aft cabin.

The aft master cabin features a king size bed and a private head and shower. Galley is spacious with double stainless sinks, refrigeration and generous counter tops and food preparation space. Lots of storage, pantry space, multiple cabinets /cupboard.

The hand laid fiberglass hull is very solidly built since it is still one of the earlier fiberglass boats and the wharves tended to overbuild. Below the waterline, the keel is typical of Robert Perry cruising designs being a modified or “cutaway” full keel.

This is the ideal yacht for someone who wants to blue water sail and/or cruise in comfort either as a family or a couple.

This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.

 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.

Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.

San Carlos Yachts
Marina San Carlos
011 52 (646) 341-2609


This Perry 47, one of just 13, has been called “The ultimate cruising boat” by many admirers.  The Perry 47 offers superb accommodations for long distance sailing, a weekend cruiser or just spending the afternoon at the dock!

Perry 47’s are loved and admired for their beautiful lines, as well as their mix of speed and stability, made possibly by their unique keel design.  Their interior craftsmanship is found from a bygone area; rich teak wood throughout the interior is breathtaking and would cost a fortune build today and would be reserved for boats in the seven figure range.

The Perry 47 has superb accommodations for long distant cruising with her two separate staterooms, each with abundant storage and private heads. Starting from the cockpit down to cabin, galley is to port and navigation station is to starboard. Continuing aft from nav station is a hallway with lockers and engine room access. Continue aft to large aft stateroom, there is a queen berth, ample storage and lots of drawers. Full en-suite head to port with a secondary access door that opens into another equal sized area that is a combination workroom, engine room access or roomy closet.  Moving forward a U-shaped dinette to port. To starboard you have a nice large settee. This is a very open and non cramped area that is great for entertaining. Finally all the way forward is a spacious head to port that features custom tiled sinks as well as a custom bowl sink, and then finally the V-berth stateroom with large  v-berth and abundant storage. Center cockpits are well known for their excellent, raised viability as well as they are very good at keeping the on watch crew safe and secure in inclement weather.   The large semi-circular cockpit comfortably seats 6 for sailing to points unknown and is  equally suited for dockside entertainment as there is room for up to 10 friends all while surrounding the captain for a dockside party!    The cockpit is also large enough to serve as an extra outside double bed for sleeping under the stars while at anchor.

Detailed Information

  • Dimensions
  • LOA:  46 ft 7 inches
  • Lwl:  36 ft 8 inches
  • Draft:  6 ft 4 inches
  • Beam:  13 ft 7 inches
  • Displacement:  30 ton, Heavy displacement
  • Ballast:  12000 lbs
  • Headroom:  6 ft 4 inches
  • Hull material:  Fiberglass
  • Keel type:  Modified fin, 12000 lbs internal iron

Engine and propulsion

  • Engine make:  Ford Lehman
  • Engine model:  2712 E – 4D254
  • Engine year:  1979
  • Engine hours:  3868
  • Horse power:  80
  • Cruising speed:  6-7 knots
  • Max speed:  8
  • Fuel type:  Diesel
  • Propeller type:  3 blade
  • Dinghy outboard:  Mercury and Honda 4 hp and 2 hp

Tank Capacity

  • Fuel capacity:  200 gallons
  • Fuel tank material:  Iron
  • Total No. Fuel tanks:  2
  • Water capacity:  300 gallons
  • Water tank material:  SS
  • Total No. Water tanks:  2
  • Holding capacity:  50 gallons
  • Holding tank material:  Fiberglass


  • Stateroom sleeps:  2
  • V-berth sleeps:  2
  • Single berths:  1
  • Twin berths:  1
  • Cabins:  3
  • Heads:  2


  • Refrigeration:  Nova Kool LT 201 (2011)
  • Stove:  Force 10,  3 burner/over (2011)
  • Water system:  Pressure water plus foot paddle
  • Cooking fuel:  Propane
  • Sink:  Double

Electronic and Navigation Equipment

  • SSB:  Icom all band transceiver IC-718
  • SSB tuner:  Icom
  • Isolated backstay:  Yes
  • Radar:  Raymarine 24 mi digital scanner (2011)
  • VHF:  Icom IC-M422 (2011)
  • GPS:  Magellan, Meridian XL orig.
  • Depth sounder:  Raymarine-Transducer (2011)
  • Knotmeter:  Signet
  • Wind speed / direction:  Signet
  • Autopilot:  Alpha marine system 4000 orig.
  • Autopilot remote:  Yes
  • Plotter:  Raymarine C-Series widescreen (2011)
  • Compass:  Ritchie orig.
  • Radar detector:  Yes
  • Equipment manuals:  Yes

Electrical Systems

  • New steering cables (2011)
  • New cabin lights (2018)
  • House bank 1:   (3) 12 V 360 amps
  • House bank 2:  (4) 6 V 400 amps
  • Battery monitor:  Heart interface, link 2000 (2005)
  • Battery switch:  3 way
  • Battery charger:  Xantrex 2009 Multistage 20/40
  • Generator:  Portable Honda 2000
  • Gen hrs:  200
  • Alternator:  Balmar 100 watts
  • Inverter:  Westmarine Power inverter 3000 w
  • Solar panel:  ELE Performance 140 watts (2)
  • Other:  Solar controller Sunsaver

Sails & Rigging

Extensive sail blue prints

Bolsom chair

Safety harness

  • Main:  973 sq ft, good condition
  • Jib:  459 sq ft good condition (2 spares)
  • Spinnaker:  Yes
  • Mizzen:  Very good
  • Storm trisail:  Very good
  • Sail material:  Dacron
  • Sail area:  1623
  • Traveler:  Aluminum
  • Preventer / boom break:  Lines w/rubber tension
  • Mast:  Aluminum
  • Standing rigging:  Very good
  • Spinnaker pole:  Yes
  • Winch:  Barlow (2) 29’s
  • Winch:  Barlow 23 and 25
  • Winch:  Lewmar 30
  • Roller furl:  Schaffer 2005

Deck Equipment

New masthead light- solar actuated

Main mast steps

  • Anchor:  Rocna 77 lb
  • Chain length/size:    250 ft HT
  • Line length/size:  3/8 HT
  • Anchor 2:  CQR
  • Chain:  150 FT HT
  • Line:  275 FT 3/8
  • Anchor 3:  Danforth
  • Chain:  25 ft stern
  • Line:  290
  • Windlass:   Maxwell HRC-10 (2016)
  • Dinghy:  Zodiac 8’ Westmarine 7.5 (2011)
  • Nav lights:  Yes
  • Spreader lights:  Yes
  • Ladder:  Yes
  • Rails:  Yes
  • Dinghy davits:  Yes
  • Bow pulpit:  Yes
  • Deck lights:  Yes
  • Lifelines:  Yes
  • Gates:           Yes
  • Bow roller:  2
  • Covers & curtains:  Yes
  • Deck material:  Fiberglass

Mechanical Systems

Spare parts:  Fuel lift pump, new depth sounder, 1 St stage fuel filter, saltwater and fresh water pumps, running lights, mast light, rule float switch, oil cooler.

  • Propeller:  3 blade 22’’ L
  • Extra propeller:  Yes
  • Bilge blower: Yes
  • Fire extinguishing:  3 plus Halon system-fireboy
  • Fuel filters:  Yes, primary and two secondary
  • Transmission:  Borg-warner
  • Watermaker:  Cruise RO 20 gallons hr 2011
  • Bilge pump:   3
  • Steering type:  Cable 2011
  • Raw water sea strainer:  Yes (2019)
  • House fans:  Yes
  • Fresh water cooling system:  Yes. (2019) pump

Additional Equipment

New heat exchanger, engine iol cooler, trans oil cooler 2019, new fresh water pump 2019, new prop shaft and cuttles bearing 2018

Safety Equipment

  • Lifejackets:  Yes
  • Lifesling:  Yes
  • Liferaft:  Plastimo 4 man offshore 2011
  • Strobe:  Yes
  • Mob pole:  Yes
  • Harnesses:  Yes
  • Flares:   Yes

Covers & Cushions

  • Cockpit:  Yes
  • Hatches:  Yes
  • Cockpit cushions:  Yes
  • Mainsail:  Yes
  • Genoa:  Spinnaker
  • Trisail:  Yes
  • Bug screens:  Yes