Distant Drummer lll

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Name: Distant Drummer lll
Builder: TA CHIAO
Model: 47 Center Cockpit
Length: 47' 0" (14m)
Beam: 13' 2" (4.01m)
Year Built / Refit: 1982
Speed: 7 / 8
Engines: 1 x Yanmar 4JH5E
Staterooms: 2
Flag: N/A
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Distant Drummer lll is a beautifully restored CT 47 center cockpit from the design team of Kaufman and Ladd. Well known for their graceful lines and superb sailing performance, the CT 47 also features a solid fiberglass hull.

The original owner of this 2 stateroom/2 head center cockpit had a custom interior design that consisted of numerous intricately carved bulkheads and locker fronts.

The best feature of the boat is her sailing performance which combines a good turn of speed with the safety of a well built boat.

The 5 year restoration was thorough, from rewiring the boat, to replumbing to new sail, rigging, engine, canvas , upholstery, paint, electronics, bow thruster and water maker.

If you are looking for a bluewater cruiser, look no further than Distant Drummer, she is ready to go, now.

Call listing broker for a showing of this beautiful cruiser.

Now in Ft Lauderdale and seriously for sale.



Distant Drummer features a beautiful custom teak interior specially ordered by the original owner.

All the way forward is the "V" berth which is nicely appointed and features a new cushioned mattress. this berth can be used as twin singles or with the insert a large double. There are plenty of drawers and lockers for storage.

Next aft is the guest head with Groco toilet,sink ,vanity ,mirror and shower.

The main salon is beautiful with intricate teak bulkhead carvings, numerous lockers for storage and recent upholstery. There is a stainless compression post as the mast is deck stepped thus eliminating water coming down through the mast and rotting the mast step.

The lighting is all LED and the salon is fully air conditioned.

Farther aft to port is the galley and across is a chart table and the main electrical panel. It is custom made and and handles both 110v and 12v.

The chart area features an opening chart table with numerous instruments well within reach.

Just aft, there is a stand up chart area with the Westerbeke generator in a sound shield built in.

Down the hallway we get to the aft cabin. There is a double bed to port with a settee. There is a number of locker and drawers for storage.

The owners head features an electric toilet,mirror,vanity storage plus a shower stall.


The galley is well designed for at anchor use or while under way. Features include:

A gimballed Princess 3 burner propane stove with oven

Nova Kool refrigeration and freezer

Twin Stainless Steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water

New Ceasarstone counter tops

Numerous lockers and drawers for storage

Sails and Rigging

Mast and boom awlgripped white

Harken Battcar system for mainsail

Harken roller furler for genoa

Running rigging is all non stetch Spectra

All blocks are by Harken


Genoa - 135% from Sail Technologies  (2015)

Main with 5 battens- Sail Technologies (2015)

Stack Pack- Sail Technologies (2015)

Hull and Deck

Hull awlgripped in Flag Blue  (2014)

New epoxy bottom paint

Deck awlgripped  (2014)

All the paintwork is in excellent condition

All navigational lights are LED

Lewmar windlass with bow and cockpit controls

Bruce anchor with 200' of chain

Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits with double lifelines

Alloy toe rail

Fitting on foredeck for staysail

Dodger and Bimini

8 ST winches

8 Spinlock rope clutches

Mainsheet traveller behind cockpit

Outboard motor bracket

Fresh and salt water washdown

Teak cockpit grate

Stainless steel boarding ladder

2 cockpit speakers 


All electronics are from 2014

Raymarine ST 7002 autopilot with Remote Control Hand held Smart Pilot

Raymarine ST 60+ wind ,depth and speed

Raymarine C90 chartplotter with Radar interface

Raymarine HD color radar with 48 mile range

Standard Horizon Matrix GX 2150 with AIS

KVH Trackvision M3 Satellite TV receiver (needs subscription)

Xantrex Freedom 3000 watt inverter

Link Pro, Battery Monitor

Sony CD/DVD stereo system-Ipod compatible- with separate speaker control for forward ,aft and cockpit speakers

Mechanical and Electrical

Yanmar 4JH5 54 HP diesel engine with 250 hours

110 amp altenator

Westerbeke 4.4 kw diesel generator with sound shield (650 hrs)

Sidepower SE 80 bow thruster with separate heavy duty battery

Seaward 11 gal hot water heater 

Pro Mariner Galvanic isolator

High bilge alarm

2 mascerator pumps with capacity monitoring system for both holding tanks

2 electric and 1 manual bilge pumps

Katadyne Power Survivor 160 watermaker (never used)

Three blade bronze Max prop

2 Trojan AGM starting batteries- 89 ah

5 Full River AGM 12v batteries- 210 each

PSS shaft seal

2 110v shore power outlets

Exterior city pressure water connector

Additional Gear

10' dinghy with 15 hp Mercury outboard ( lightly used)

The Restoration

Distant Drummer has been fully restored by her present owner over a period of 5 years. She was brought on shore to a shop where she was basically taken down to bare bones. She was rewired and replumbed for starters then gradually each section of the interior was upgraded.

The mast and boom were taken apart, then painted with white awlgrip and put back together with new parts. She was re rigged with new wire and the chain plates were inspected at the same time. Spectra, non stretch line was used for halyards and reefing lines.

The deck was awlgripped with non skid paint to a high standard. The hull was painted in flag blue. 

Next came new sails,canvas, windlass,electronics and finally a new Yanmar 56 hp diesel engine.

With the restoration nearly complete, Drummer was trucked to Florida to begin her new cruising life.