1979 Vagabond 47 Ketch



1979 Vagabond 47

Designed by the legendary William Garden, Raven is a turn-key blue water cruising boat ready to explore Mexico and beyond. The owner has made many recent upgrades including an electronic package, life raft, and water maker. The boat also includes a Gig harbor 8′ rowing dingy and an inflatable dingy with a 6 hp Suzuki outboard.

Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you state sales
tax and the boat is already where you want to start cruising. When buying a boat in
Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork, and funds transfers are handled in the
United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience
and peace of mind.

The owners of La Paz Cruisers Supply and Brokerage are cruisers themselves and
have been living and cruising aboard in Mexico since 2008. Our team has crossed
oceans, sailed to the South Pacific, delivered catamarans from South Africa and
sailed around the Caribbean, Mediterranean and world. Our goal isn’t to waste your
time, but to help you find a boat that fits your budget and dreams.

Latest Upgrades

2015 All new Standing Rigging

2016 AC and DC wiring replaced

2018 New Stack Packs

2019 New Dodger
New main sail
Hatches upgraded to modern aluminum

2020 New Xantrex 3000 W inverter/charger

2021 New Dakota Lithium batteries- 400 AH
B & G Electronics package with RADAR

2022 Two new Rocna Vulcan anchors- 33 Kg with 300 feet of 3/8 chain and 20Kg with 200 feet of 3/8 chain
New dripless propeller shaft seal
8 bronze through hulls replaced
New bow sprit
New 200AH AGM start battery
Teak decks removed- wet spot re-cored with Coosa Board and Kiwi Grip non skid applied
New Viking 6 person life raft Next inspection due 2024
New Spectra water maker

Specs and Details

Engine Make: Ford Lehman
Total Power: 65hp
Engine Hours: 2632
Fuel Type: Diesel

Depth Sounder Aramar
Log/Knot Meter Aramar
Wind Direction Maretron
Plotter B & G
Forward Looking Sonar B & G
VHF Radio B & G

House Bank Dakota Lithium 12 V 400 AH New 2021
Start Battery AGM 12 V 200 AH
1000 Watts with Victron Controllers and battery monitoring
LED Lights throughout the boat


Fully Battened Mainsail- Ballard new in 2019- like new
Genoa excellent condition
Mizzen Condition Functional
Staysail Condition Functional


Fuel #1 tank 110 gallons- steel
Fuel #2 tank 110 gallons- steel
Water #1 tank 110 gallons-steel
Water #2 tank 110 gallons- steel

Holding tanks- None- Composting heads


Fire blanket
RADAR Reflector
High Water Alarm
CO Detector
Fire/smoke Detector
LPG Solenoid
Type IV throwable cushions #6

Gig Harbor 8′ rowing dingy
Inflatable West Marine dingy with 6 HP 4 stroke Suzuki motor