“RIPPLE” 72 Long Range Alloy Motor Yacht – Design # 045


Some think of adventure as hardship and discomfort. That’s not what this vessel is all about. Designed for short-handed cruising, the Kelly Archer Adventure Series feature stout, well-found vessels set up to go anywhere.

They put a premium on practicality, safety, seakindliness – keeping crew comfortable and secure in all conditions. They are just as capable of nudging up to icebergs in the high latitudes as they are of drifting along the canals and waterways of Europe.
For those who love to go off the beaten track, this is a rugged go-anywhere solution.

Some of the outstanding features include:

The long, narrow hull is easily driven, making her economical to operate
Heavy-duty aluminium construction with three watertight bulkheads
Large tankage and storage areas make you self-suffi cient for up to a year
Flat bottom with the propeller and rudder protected inside an inverted V-tunnel
Shallow draft (4ft) makes it ideal for canals and inland waterways
Easily operated by a husband and wife, with occasional guests.

You could have gold taps and silk carpets, but you would probably consider stout plating and good fuel consumption more important.

protected propeller and rudder plus fl at bottom for beaching

can be shipped without cradle
bow thruster
high lift rudder
massive plating
easily driven hull requires low output engine
fuel effi cient
low environmental impact
large cabin top for multiple solar panels
plenty of opening hatches and dorades for fresh air
good insulation for cold weather and low condensation
designed and built by Kelly Archer Boatbuilders
highly practical low maintenance materials
massive tankage and storage volume
excellent seakeeping characteristics
spacious cockpit
Principal accommodations are for two couples in double cabins. The owner’s stateroom is forward with ensuite facilities. A guest double cabin is just aft, with a shower and head across the companionway. This serves also as a day head. An excellent sea-berth is situated down low at the centre of motion in the saloon. This would be a popular hidey hole for children as well. Additional berths could be utilised in the saloon and pilothouse.


Principal Characteristics:
LOA - 22.0m 72ft 00in
LOD - 20.4m 67ft 00in
Beam - 5.4m 17ft 09in
Draught - 1.2m 4ft
Ballast - 5,000kg 5 tonnes
Fuel Capacity - 8,400 litres 2,220 US gals
Water Capacity - 5,580 litres 1,470 US gals
Power - 150hp
Cruise - 10 knots
Sprint - 11 knots
Range - 4,800 nm @ 8 knots 3,000 nm @ 10 knots