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1968 de Haas Shipyard 60' Motorsailer 1968/94

Seattle, Washington


“Mitchif” is a very stout, beautifully finished and finely equipped, ketch-rigged motorsailer conversion. She is ruggedly built of Cor-Ten steel by the De Haas shipyard for the harsh offshore conditions of the North Sea. The mid-Nineties conversion was designed by leading naval architects of the Netherlands, and reported to have taken more than two years to complete at a cost approaching a million Euro.

She is gorgeous inside and out with the finest of interior teak finishes. Clever and purposeful design elements abound. "Mitchif" is fully equipped with extensive electronics, rigged and ready for that life-changing adventure you’ve been planning for so long.  

With her enormous fuel capacity and a range of more than 2,500 miles while under power, you'll certainly be able to 'get there' -- whether that is Victoria, the West Coast of the U.S. ... or Bora Bora --  she’ll be ready when you are!


W S Yacht Brokers is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Pacific Marine Foundation.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Mitchif
Make: de Haas Shipyard
Model: 60' Motorsailer 1968/94
Year: 1968
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Steel
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 60 ft / 18.29 m
Length Overall: 59'4 ft / 18.08 m
Beam: 14'1 ft / 4.29 m
Max Draft: 8'6 ft / 2.59 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'1 ft / 1.85 m
Electrical Circuit: 240 V
Double Berths: 2
Twin Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: IVECO
  • Model: 8210 M 22.
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 220hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1992
  • Engine Hours: 885


Fuel Tanks: 3
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,300 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 350 gal
Water Tank Material: Steel


Heads Count: 1
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motorsailers

Layout and Description

Enter from either port or starboard on the fully enclosed aft deck with its zippered vinyl enclosure. This spacious aft deck measures 12’ by 14’ width. The teak dining table here has been newly refinished. There is a large 220v deck freezer, stowage for lines or small gear and deck access hatches to the lazarette and sea chest rudder post. Mizzen halyards, outhaul and staysail halyards are led to the base of the mizzen mast, and there’s an emergency exit hatch for the master stateroom with small portlights. We recently repainted the aft boat deck interior and exterior, bulwarks, handrails and cap rails. Aft deck also has mooring bollards and cleats, a transom gate, flag mount and fishing rod holders.

Enter the interior of “Mitchif” from the aft deck into the Pilot House with her new leather settee, matching helm chair and a refinished sole. There are two skylights and slider window frames for good ventilation. Sophisticated electronics and all systems are arrayed beautifully at the helm console. Descend the starboard companionway at the nav table to the full width aft master stateroom. The custom bed frame has a pneumatic lift system for storage beneath. All is beautifully finished in teak paneling. There is a built-in desk with ‘repeater’ electronics, storage and hanging lockers, along with a small strong box for security.

Leaving the helm, move forward along the port side main companionway to the tiled starboard head with radiator heating, toilet, sink and shower. Continue forward to the galley and salon. Recently refurbished leather settee seating and a refinished sole for a bright, clean setting. Sliding steel framed windows have separate aluminum storm covers stowed aboard. All 220v galley appliances and refrigeration and there is ample storage for utensils, dishes and cookware.

The port companionway leads down and forward from the salon to the guest double stateroom. Custom bed frame and mattress raises for storage beneath. A second built-in refrigerator for galley overflow is here, along with a small sink, drawer storage and two hanging lockers.

Mid-ship along the main companionway is the deck entry to the engine room, through the fireproof hatch with sound deadening. Descend the aluminum companionway ladder to the engine room and machinery space. All is well laid out, clearly labeled with a color coordinated scheme allowing quick understanding of all systems and locations. Three steel fuel tanks with 500 gallon capacity each. Good access to the gearbox, shaft bearings and main shaft. The MarineTec Kubola diesel hot water boiler system in the engine room also provides radiant heat throughout the boat. There is a 16kw Onan genset to port, water maker, inverters, batteries, tool bench, lube oil tank and large inventory of spares. Extensive re-wiring has been completed in the engine room, including new panels, chargers and inverters.  All of the schematic drawings and system plans from both the original construction as well as the conversion process are onboard.

Now exit from the port side companionway watertight door to the side deck and forward to the Fo’c’sle with a centerline ladder to the “crew’s quarters” or third stateroom. Two extra length twin vee berths, cabinet storage, sink and heater, all beautifully finished in teak with fine linens.

Fo’c’sle storage is for lines and spares as listed below. This space was emptied, thoroughly cleaned up and the interior deck was scraped, primed and repainted in September.  Powerful dual-capstan electric windlass for the twin bow anchors.

Electronics, Navigation and Helm

iCom M604 VHF

iCom M802 Single Side Band

Raymarine 54E VHF

Sailor VHF RT2047 radiotelephone

Phillips/Dantronik MK GPS

Robertson CD 109 Geo Compass

Robertson AP 45 Autopilot

Robertson RI 45 rudder indicator

Furuno Model 663 Color video depth monitor

Simrad EC 210 Color Echo Sounder

Stowe Marine Systems Dataline GX, wind speed, direction, log and compass

Xantrex Battery Monitor

Ship's Clock and Clinometer

Dell/Nauticomp 40-7778 Onboard Marine Computer  w/Core 2 Duo processor

Windows XP Pro, 160GB SATA drive]

NMEA software 0183 and plug conversion system installed

Samsung 17" display and TecTronics keyboard

NobelTec AIS System 100 single receiver, an automatic VHF ID locator

SeaLevel USB serial interface

Toshiba TuffBook

ACR Epirb; 406mhz

Viking eight person canister liferaft on boat deck

Machinery and Electrical

Iveco 8219 M 22. - Six Cylinder diesel 162kw (220hp) - Installed 1993, 880 hours 

Twin Disc MG-509 gearbox 3.83:1

3" stainless shaft and 40" four blade prop

Hydraulic steering, 2 backup systems

Cummins Auxiliary Diesel 4A2 3-GM, 27hp GenSet

ONAN 220/380 generator, 16 kw

Three integral steel fuel tanks, capacity 1,500 gallons total (approx)

Searocq gyro hydraulic stabilizers

Volvo L3 hydraulic take-off pump

Hydraulic bow thruster

Electric 220v dual capstan anchor windlass in Foc's'le

MarineTec Kubola diesel fired boiler in E.R.

Victron Atlas charger inverter 24v with 2000w output

Victron Atlas charger/inverter 24v with 750w output

Two Alphatron Skylla TG 24/50 24v. battery chargers

Twelve 8-D gel cell batteries, start (3) and house (9)

50 amp shore power

30 amp shore power

110v shore power conversion deck breaker box

1 - 24v automatic bilge pump, one 12v sump pump and 2 Rule 220 pumps bilge system

Stainless steel piping throughout the engine room


The entire vessel was re-wired during conversion in 1992-93.

There is a full set of drawings onboard of the original construction plans as well as the shipyard elevations and schematics used for the conversion to a motorsailer.  

All of the operations manuals for machinery, electronics and navigation equipment are onboard as well.


Galley and Main Salon

Mitchif is 240v electrical system.

350 gallon fresh water tank capacity

High output three-membrane BlueWave water maker

Miele four-burner glass top stove

Bosch Gourmet 2000 oven

MultiStar MW 235-9000 microwave oven

Norcold L134 refrigerator

Ice box with cold plate in fwd stateroom for extra storage

Large Norcold 18 c.f. capacity freezer on aft deck

Black and Decker Toaster Oven CTO 650

Moulinex ABW911 coffee maker

Double stainless sink with Hansgrohe faucet

Pioneer Mosfet 50x4 Amplifier with Pioneer speakers

Sony CDX-A15 ten-disc CD changer

Dirt Devil Power Reach hand vacuum

Ship's Clock



Sails, Rigging and Deck

Winches (deck and mast):

2 Lewmar 30

2 Lewmar 46

2 Lewmar 40

3 Lewmar 43

1 Lewmar 16

Six sheet stoppers

Sail Inventory (Hood):

In-mast furling for Main and Mizzen

Dual Reckmann - Zwilling roller furling, led to main deck

Mainsail - 435 sq. ft.

Mizzen - 215 sq. ft.

Roller jib - 440 sq. ft

Roller fore staysail - 200 sq. ft

Mizzen staysail - 600 sq. ft

Gennaker (asymmetrical) - 1,150 sq. ft

1/19 stainless standing rigging

New and Spare Line Aboard for Running rigging

125’ braided polyester 1/2”, new (for jib sheets and mainsheets)

75’   braided polyester 1/2”, new (for jib sheets and mainsheets)

220’ braided polyester 1/2”, new (for jib sheets and mainsheets)

375’ braided polyester 1”,

60’   braided polyester 5/8”, nearly new

225’ laid manilla 1” rode, new

125’ laid manilla 7/8” rode, spare

All of the line and rode listed has been measured, coiled, tagged, clean and dry. 

 2 - Ship's anchors with 5/8 chain in foc's'le

Danforth 60 lb spare with 50' of 3/8 chain in lazarette

Engine Room Tools and Spares Onboard

1 - 1 1/2 ton chain fall

1 - Transpo L7 8855S

1 - NEW Bosch PST Sabre Saw

1 - NEW Bosch GWS-20 grinder

1 - NEW Bosch GBH 2-24 Power drill 1 - New Peerd drill motor

Tool bench with two crates of miscellaneous hand tools, pipe and wire cutters, etc.

Engine oil, coolant, lubricating oil, wire, terminals, misc. small gauges in engine room

Miscellaneous pumps and belts, filters, thermostat and impellers for Iveco main engine

Miscellaneous inline freshwater water filters and strainer elements

Multiple 24v light bulbs, incandescent, florescent and LED style

Miscellaneous 24v switches, sockets, plates and terminals for house electrical system

NEW Rittal KL 1521 ‘Special Order’ stainless electrical terminal boxes


Pump and Mechanical Spares Onboard

2 - NEW Jabsco 475 gph belt drive water or bilge pumps

1 - Jabsco 475 gph belt drive water or bilge pumps

1 - NEW Jabsco 36200 Pump guard 2 - Primary Filter canister for freshwater system

2 - NEW Modentric Corp. 3/4” CF-8M 1000 WOG water line valves

2 - NEW Modentric Corp. 1/2” CF-8M 1000 WOG water line valves

1 - NEW Victron Skylla charger circuit board

1 - NEW Pacuro Industrial 1/2” raw water strainer

1 - NEW Fleetguard LF 3805 Cummins Oil Filter

1 - NEW Cummins Water Pump repair kit 1 - NEW Onan 24v engine starter for genset

1 - ShurFlo 5901 water pump 24v

1 - Iveco main engine 24v starter (spare rebuilt)

1 - NEW Rexnord main shaft bearing


Foc's'le stowage

40’ water line hose 1”

Two drogues with rigging

Bosun’s chair

Fuel cans

Miscellaneous blocks, sheaves

Extension Cords

Shore power cord

Deck fire hoses with fittings

Gaff hook

Boat hooks, mops, brooms and pans

Dock lines,


Danforth S-2000 anchor

Boarding ladders

Paint, thinners, solvent, varnish; used summer 2016


Recent Exterior Work 2016

Summer 2016

The foredeck, aft boat deck, handrails, ladders, inner bulwarks, diamond plate steps, watertight deck doors, aft deck exterior and interior, aft deck trim, house trim and the cap rails were all prepped, primed and painted in August.

The Pilot House exterior, aft deck dining table and aft teak trim were varnished as well.

Ship's History

Her first owners were the fishermen of the J. Jorna family who were residents near Den Oever in the northern Dutch costal municipality of Wieringen. They christened her as “Gea Catharina” and she carried the Dutch federal registry number WR 155.  She served as a coastal fishing and transport vessel, originally powered by a GM 6-71.

She was sold in the mid-Eighties to a Mr. Nico Moog, a European industrialist who re-christened her as "Chica" with homeport of Hamburg.  He undertook her lengthy planning and conversion to a motorsailer.  This was designed by the Vripack International naval architects of Sneek in the Netherlands, with some of the work completed at the Kuipers Shipyard in the mid 1990's, along with installation of a new Iveco six cylinder diesel. 

Her third owners proved her seaworthiness and functionality once after purchase in the Mediterranean.  Their leisurely six-month sailing voyage from the Canary Islands home to the San Juan Islands and Seattle took place in 2006 - 07.   The hull was sounded prior to purchase with average thickness of 6.3 mm, and 6.8 at the waterline.  She was then hauled in La Paz, Mexico after the trans-Atlantic crossing in 2007 and the bottom was sandblasted with 2 coats of epoxy primer and two top coats applied.

Once in the states she received additional significant re-wiring and upgrades to the engine room electrical systems along with exterior and topsides painting.  She has been moored in the cold, fresh water of Seattle, Washington for the past four years. 

The Pacific Marine Foundation is now the proud owner of this remarkable 'round-the-world motorsailer.  “Mitchif” is a USCG Documented vessel, homeport of Honolulu.



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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