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Classic 52′ Ketch by Germán Frers

A fine vessel, both fast and sturdy.
Her lifting keel enables access to hidden anchorages and enhances downwind speed.

Classic Germán Frers 52′ Ketch


180.000 € VAT exempt

ESCORPION, a Germán Frers Ketch 52 feet, is a classic sailboat, perfect for both cruising and regattas. Built in 1943, she measures 15.60 meters and is currently moored in Barcelona, Spain.

ESCORPION’s previous owners sailed her around the globe, and in recent years, she’s been cherished as a beloved family cruiser, with notable success in classic regattas. Featuring a lifting keel, her draft ranges from 1.55 to 2.72 meters.

With a new diesel engine installed in 2000 and refits completed in 2003, she’s upgraded for new adventures while still retaining her timeless charm.

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LOA: 15.60 m Built: 1943 Displacement: 15.8 t
Beam: 3.76 m Hull: Viraro planking on Viraro frames Cabins: 2
Draft: 1.55 m – 2.72 m Engine: YANMAR 4JH2 100HP Berths: 8


A spiral staircase leads down to the impressively original interior, featuring varnished cedar joinery and a varnished teak cabin sole. The white painted deck head contrasts beautifully with the varnished deck beams and joinery at the base of the companionway to the left and aft. For sleeping accommodations, there are a total of eight berths available: two in the forward cabin, two midship, and four in the saloon.


The boat is constructed with sturdy Viraro hardwood for the hull and frames, ensuring durability. The keel is made from strong Lapacho wood and monel metal bolts secure the keel. Reinforced deck beams offer additional strength while the stem and stern post are crafted from Viraro. The deck features a base layer of Afara wood with a teak overlay for added resilience. Cedar wood is used for the deck house sides and coach roof, providing a light yet robust structure. The boat has a ketch rig, featuring Proctor alloy main and mizzen masts and spars.


A spiral staircase leads down to the saloon/aft cabin. A centrally located drop-leaf dining table creates a versatile dining area, surrounded by a U-shaped settee extending forward to starboard, offering both seating and a comfortable pilot’s seat. The galley is positioned to port and a spacious chart table to starboard. The head with a shower is conveniently located under the main companionway.  Sleeping accommodations include two quarter berths in the aft part of the saloon one on each side, with easy engine access between them. A ladder aft leads to the deck and cockpit. Midship, a twin cabin boasts two single berths on either side of the mast, with stability provided by hinged wooden lee boards. Forward, two single berths are accessible via a ladder to a raised hatch on the foredeck. Alternatively, it can also be accessed through a midship cabin.

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