Amber Sky
Amber Sky

Wooden 38' Al Mason Design Offshore Ketch
#4 of 4 Built

  • Year: 1966
  • Price $18,000 (FIRM!!!)
  • Located on the hard in La Paz, Mexico, BC
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel


Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


Builder: Custom built for Ennals Ives (owner of Transpacific Marine Inc., builders of Eagle power yachts) by Ta Chiao Brothers Boat Yard in Taiwan Designer: Al Mason


LOA:37' 9" LWL: 28' Beam: 11' 11"
Displacement: 11.9 tons Draft: 6' 10"
Ballast: outside cast iron/lead ingots inside


Perkins 4-107 Diesel Engine(needs work)


Fuel: 60 gal/3 stainless steel tanks; Water: 40 gal/2 stainless tanks

Amber Sky

Boat Yard Pic.)

Haul Out Pic

Boat Yard Pic.

Stern Pic.

Starboard View




Main Cabin Port

Cabin Portside





Engine Details
38 HP 4-107 Perkins diesel engine, fresh water cooled with heat exchanger and oil cooler. The exhaust and V-drive are also water cooled. Engine needs work. Access to the engine room is excellent through the aft cabin and the cockpit floor.

Forward are 2 ventilated chain lockers for anchor rodes followed by a large cabin with berth to port. Next aft to port is the head with sink and vanity. It is also plumbed for a shower if desired. To starboard of the head are 2 large hanging lockers with teak louver doors. The main cabin has a pilot berth and settee to starboard with drawers. Also large settee to port which doubles as a slide out double berth, storage with hinged teak doors and shelves. The L-shaped galley to port is equipped with ample storage, work spaces and a stainless steel sink and counter. The Propane gas system consists of 2-10 lb. deck mounted aluminum tanks. To starboard of the galley is the offset companionway ladder and the navigation station with a large refridgerated double icebox under the chart table. Aft of the main cabin is a spacious cabin with 2 single berths, shelves and lockers. All interior woodwork is of the finest quality in oiled teak. There are 8 heavy opening rectangular bronze ports , three teak hatches and 4 dorade vents for ventilation. 
  • Top loading ice box under chart table with Adler Barbour Marine Refrigeration
  • Force Ten 3-burner propane stove with oven.
  • LAVAC Marine Flush Toilet 
  • sink set in Hualien marble vanity in head
  • Large Trawler Lantern in Salon
  • LED Lights Mounted in all berths and salon as well as Gimbaled Brass Lanterns mounted throughout.
  • Dinette with solid teak table.
  • 6 High Efficiency Marine Fans mounted in all berths, salon and galley.


VHF Radio & Compass & Windvane

  • Monitor Windvane
  • Icom M412 VHF Radio with Cockpit Control Remote
  • 6" pedestal mounted Compass
  • Hand bearing compass

Electrical System
Lead acid battery powered 12VDC system using 4-deep cycle 6V batteries for the house and 1-12V starting battery with battery selector switch.
  • Shore power cord and connecter with conveniently located  ship's outlets.
  • 2 40W rail mounted solar panels with regulator


  • 8' FATTY KNEES DINGHY - like new with never used Sailing Gear!

Deck Equipment
The decks are well designed, wide and laid out for ease of sail handling.
  • 2 Large Barient Self Tailing, 2 speed Stainless Steel Winches  
  • Large Electric windlass with foot controls on deck as well as cabin controls with new wiring from cabin controls to bow.>
  • 44# Bruce bow anchor

Masts and Rigging
All standing rigging is stainless steel and has been upgraded and replaced in 2006. Main mast is spruce and the mizzen mast and booms are yellow cypress. BOTH MASTS REMOVED AND COMPLETELY RESTORED IN 2006!


  • Hurricane Hendriette DAMAGE - Port toe rail and slight port side fore deck damage.

Construction Details
The hull is strip planked 1 1/4" yellow cypress (Hinoki, very similar to Port Oxford yellow cedar), glued and stainless steel edge- nailed. All frames (19" centers) and timbers are laminated Keyaki (a very rot-resistant Japanese hardwood). Floors, deck beams and shelf clamps are sawn yellow cypress. Cabin soles are 1/2" teak planks inlaid with maple strips on 1" solid core ply.  All hull fastenings are copper rivets and the keel bolts are stainless steel. Amber Sky was built to the highest standards with the best wooden boatbuilding materials available (the oldest wooden building on earth, a 1300 year-old temple in Japan, is constructed of Hinoki).


Cabin Portside

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