The Boat

Charade – aka Lady C

“Charade” is a Robert’s/Henry Morgan long keel ketch with centre cockpit steering. She is 36’ overall, of fiberglass construction.  She was built in Perth and launched in 1980. With classic lines and an elegant shape, Lady C is a sturdy ship that is ideal for cruising both locally and soon to be ready for long distance cruising. She is a commercially licensed boat with 2C and 2D survey rating and is able to accommodate 6 overnight and 2 crew and 10 for day sailing and 2 crew.

Charade is currently penned in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbor in Western Australia.

Lady C

Lady C


More Detailed Specs

Length (waterline)     32 feet

Length (overall)          36 feet

Beam                               10 feet

Draft                                4.6 feet (1.37 meter)

Displacement                 7.1 tons

Hull and Deck Construction

– Hand laid fiberglass, C-flex, woven rovings, 34mm thick in the lower part of the hull.

– Timber bulk heads

– Watertight subdivision – comprising of 5 compartments with watertight doors

– Full length lead keel

– Timber bowsprit with stainless steel whisker stays and ss Bobstay

– Marine pl deck, cabin top and cockpit, all overlaid with fiberglass matting

Deck Features

– All round stainless steel pullpit, pushpit and guardrails

– Aluminum and Jarrah toerails

– Timber aft seat


– Centre cockpit with wheel steering

– Self draining outlets

– Dodger bars with removable screens and cover

Cabin top

– Portholes with Aluminium frames

-Two 45 litre fiberglass header water tanks – connected to shower and galley

Masts and Rigging

-Aluminium Masts – Main and Mizzen

-Aluminium Booms – Main, Mizzen with outhauls

-6mm 316 stainless steel rigging

Sails – Darcon

– Main fully battened, two reef points

– Mizzen fully battened, two reef points

– Foresails – No 1. Jib, No 2 Jib, Yankee and Storm Jib

– Mizzen Staysail

– Spinnaker


Auxiliary Power

20HP Yanmar Diesel

Bronze – 3 blade propellor

120 Fuel tank