Thomas E Colvin 85 Bermuda Rig Ketch
Tax Paid, Burma
Guenter Nutt Ratanachai Slipway, Phuket, Thailand
Thomas E. Colvin, USA
1998 Colvin 85 | Meta IV
It is rare to find such great examples of Thomas Colvin’s well-thought out and quick ketches on the brokerage market. Meta IV was built by one of Phuket’s legendary shipwrights many years ago using the local Takin Tong hardwood, which is a renowned wood impervious to 99% of life’s bugs. The builder warrants the wood with a 99-year life when correctly maintained – that’s many decades more than the modern materials used in other builds. The fact that builder is still in business shows how well his yachts last and is a testament to his build quality.
Built with love and attention to detail, Meta IV boasts six spacious cabins with superb headroom in each and ensuites in most. The crew are also well catered for forward, and a full-beam master suite just behind the helm delivers optimal comfort at sea for the owner.
Her fine hull lines along a decent acreage of sails translate into a very rapid and comfortable motion under way. An entry, for instance in any of the local regattas such as Kings Cup, would do her owner designer and builder credit with a likely podium result.
Currently lying in one of the world’s best cruising areas with most systems in reasonable condition, Meta IV is ready with just minor work needed (eg. galley to complete) to set sail with family or other guests.
The Yacht Sales Co can assist with relocation of this vessel to your port of choice, including providing various quotations for shipping or delivery crew and managing the process.