1972 Ta Chiao CT-41 Cruising Ketch



SV Catspaw is a Ta Chiao CT 41 classic aft cockpit Ketch, designed by the famed William Garden as a comfortable world cruiser.  Currently on the hard at the Sea of Cortez cruisers favorite Cabrales Boat Yard in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.  SV Catspaw is easily viewed just 1hrs South of the Border and 3.5Hrs South of the Pheonix, AZ airport.

Highlights of this Classic Cruiser include:


40 HP Perkins 4-108

New injectors pump

New injectors

Borg Warner Velvet drive transmission



50 gallon aluminum tanks (2) under both port and starboard settee, each w/ Raycor 500 filter

6-gallon jerry jugs for diesel (4)

6-gallon jerry jugs for gas (2)


Sails: (all Lee Sails)



Genoa 160

Asymmetrical spinnaker

Storm job

Spare main sail

Custom stack packs with lazyjacks



Main and mizzen spruce masts w/mast steps

CVG fir main and mizzen booms


Ground tackle:

65 lb. Mantus bow anchors (2)

35 lb. Mantus stern anchor

3/8” high test chain:

300’ all chain starboard

100’ chain + 200’ rode port

Lofrans Tigress electric windlass


Auto steering:

CPT autopilot (w/spare parts)

Scanmar Sayes Rig self steering vane


Electrical Power:

GC2 6V batteries (8 hooked in series)

Group 31 starter battery

Grape Solar 180W fixed mount solar panels (4)

Renogy 175W flexible mobile solar panels (2)

Each panel has a separate Renogy charge controller (blue tooth capable)

400W Southwest AirX windows generator

Blues Seas 25A battery charger


Water, Waste and discharge:

Village Marine Little Wonder w/new membranes

100 gallon SS water tank under salon floor

13 gallon emergency water tank under stateroom floor

6-gallon water jugs (2)

Washdown pump

3700 GPH Rule bilge pump

1500 GPH Rule bilge pump (2)

Large, bronze Edson manual bilge pump



Airhead composting toilet

Separate shower with shower sump

Vanity w/Grohe faucet

Custom teak medicine cabinet



Force 10 propane 3-burner stove

3 basin, deep sink w/custom cutting boards

Isotemp 6-gallon water heater

Custom teak spice and tableware cabinets

SS counter tops

Large pantry

Seafreeze refrigeration unit



Force 10 Cozy Cabin propane heater

Settees port and starboard

Custom teak/purpleheart folding dining table

Lockers and drawers port and starboard

Bookshelves port and starboard

Under floor storage

Under settee storage

TV, DVD and stereo



Midship double/queen bed

Storage lockers and drawers

Ceiling chart holder

Under floor storage



Large storage shelf and bin

Large storage locker

Under floor storage



Port, starboard and aft lazarretts w/deep storage

Custom teak lockers for propane bottles

Custom teak cabinet w/exterior gauges and storage

Sunbrella full- cockpit enclosure

Phifertex sunshade panels

SS BBQ – rail mounted, propane


Safety & Mobility:

Man overboard pole

Life ring w/sunbrella cover

Life sling w/Sunbrella cover

10 ft. Wooden boat hook



Complete Garmin Suite:

Chart plotter/GPS/depth sounder/wind (12”)

Garmin 600 AIS – transceiver/receiver

Sonar transducer

VHF radios:

Standard Horizon (cockpit)

Icom (salon)

Icom Ham radio/ SSB w/antenna tuner

Pactor 2 modem

Furuno GPS (salon)



Zodiac Cadet 330 RIB

Davis lg. dinghy wheels

4-stroke 20 HP Tohatsu fuel injected outboard

2-stroke 8.8 HP Nissan outboard

Garhauer lifting crane w/port & starboard mou


Spare & Misc:


Injector lines

Alternators (2)


Fresh water pump

Raw water pump

Complete gasket set

Battery switch (lg. & sm)

Many, many other misc parts

Immense amounts of storage inside and out