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1985 Deerfoot 72 Ketch

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1985
Length 72 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Dencho Marine

72' Deerfoot 72 Ketch '85 "Locura"

LOCURA is the Sole Asset of a Delaware Corporation and she is not an ordinary yacht! She was custom designed by Steve Dashew, engineered and built to exact specifications to be a true, independent offshore cruiser, easily handled by two people. The dependable, easily maintained systems were engineered into an exceptionally strong, yet aesthetically pleasing hull. The resulting yacht is a head turner wherever she goes and is a joy to sail.

She is equally comfortable in northern climates and in the tropics, with large opening hatches, dorades and reverse cycle heating and air conditioning. LOCURA cruises easily at 10 - 15 knots and can regularly cover over two hundred nautical miles per day. She is a "must-see" for anyone considering a cruising sailboat.


Year Built 1985
Category Sail
Length Overall 72 ft
Length Of Deck 72 ft
Beam 16 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'7 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 7 ft
Drive Type Stern
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 115 hp
Cruising Speed 8 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 1950
Maximum Speed 9.5 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 300 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 180 gal
Water Tank Mat. Steel
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 43 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Ballast 16,000 lb
Displacement 50,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Isuzu
Model: Turbo Charged
Drive Type: Stern
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 115hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Feathering
Year: 1985
Engine Hours: 5943

This vessel is divided into three watertight compartments. A large forepeak is forward, accessed through a 31” deck hatch on the centerline and separated from the main accommodations by a watertight bulkhead. It is devoted to a chain locker, sail, line, inflatables, dinghy, anchor and gear stowage. This locker has 6’6” headroom and at 9’ long could be converted to a crew cabin and has a head if used for crew quarters.

Next aft of the locker divided by the watertight bulkhead is the ensuite head and stall shower, a vanity, sink and storage. To starboard of the head is ample closet, cabinets and storage. The master stateroom with 6’7” headroom on centerline has a queen-sized bed to port and sofa with end table on starboard, hanging lockers, drawers and cabinet. The mattress is designed in such a way as to allow the lee cloth to be attached while at sea. A privacy door separates the forward stateroom from the salon. 

Next aft is the open concept salon, galley and dining area. To port and just aft of the forward cabin is an L-shaped sofa and built-in stationary cocktail table and an end table with storage. Opposite to starboard there are two built-in upholstered swivel chairs with a built-in table between them that wraps around their side. There are upper and lower cabinets, storage and bookcase in the salon.

Next aft and to port is a large galley with under the counter refrigerator and freezer. The refrigerator has two side-loading doors and the large chest type freezer is top-loaded. Over 20’ of Corian counter surface gives ample prep space. A new propane oven/broiler, a built-in microwave and double stainless steel sinks complement the galley. Across from the galley and to starboard the large U-shaped dinette will seat six. Four 31” square deck hatches can be opened to provide massive circulation. 

Next aft to starboard is a navigation/communication station with built-in instrumentation and an aircraft style double pole circuit breaker panel with breakers within easy reach. Immediately across from the navigation station is the second head with stall shower, vanity sink and storage and privacy door.

Further aft of the navigation station and head are port and starboard identical staterooms both with pull out double berths and a bunk bed above which will sleep three on each side. Both cabins have three operating hatches and privacy doors. Between these two staterooms is a watertight access panel to the engine. The main companionway is amidships and leads to a covered dodger. The cockpit has 7' settees port and starboard. It houses navigation and communications equipment, autopilot primary controls and emergency equipment. Aft of the cockpit are two swivel captain’s chairs.

The full-beam engine room behind the helm is accessed by two large 31” hatches to starboard and port, separated from the rest of the boat by a watertight bulkhead in the engine room. Aft of the engine room is a stainless steel ladder to a large swim platform that has safety equipment and a fold down swim ladder.


220V 12cu ft freezer and 18 cu ft refrigerator

3-burner Dickenson propane stove with oven and broiler

GE microwave oven

Pressure water system

(2) steel water tanks – 180 gal total

Super Stor 12-gal water heater

Double stainless steel sink

Salt water rinse pump in sink

Electronics and Navigation

Brookes & Gatehouse wind speed and direction

Brookes & Gatehouse speed and distance logs

Brookes & Gatehouse depth sounder

(2) Alpha Spectra autopilots

(4) Ritchie compasses – (1) at Nav station and (3) in cockpit

(2) Garmin 120 GPS

Garmin hand-held GPS

Garmin echoMap74DV new in box to be mounted at helm

JRC JMA 2253 Radar

Icom ICM80 VHF radio

Icom IC-M700 SSB/ham radio

Brookstone temperature, barometer, hygrometer weather station in owner’s stateroom

Sealand Tank Watch for aft holding tank

Sony radio/CD player with (2) Bose speakers in cockpit and (2) Bose speakers in salon

Focus Navigation repeater


12V DC and 110V and 220V AC

(8) 6V deep cycle house batteries (880 amp hrs)

(2) 12V parallel engine batteries

Battery parallel switch

Heart Interface Link 10 battery monitor

Heart 130A 4-stage battery charger

Heart Interface 2500W inverter/charger

Northern Lights 8-kW generator

50A/220V shore power cord

30A//110V shore power cord


110-lb Bruce anchor with 300’ Gr 40 anchor chain

FX55 Fortress with 170’ 1/2” chain with 7/8” nylon rode


Main sail and mizzen sail covers

Nissan hard bottom inflatable dinghy with Mercury 15 hp outboard

Anchor and steaming lights

Deck light

Running lights

Spreader lights

Tricolor light

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder

Swim platform


Outboard mount

Radar reflector


Stainless steel surfboard holder

Cockpit table

Cockpit shower – hot/cold

(11) Vetus dorade vents


Last bottom paint – 2016, excellent condition, continuously maintained

Sails and Rigging

Hydraulic boom vangs on main and mizzen

Stainless steel rod standing rigging

Hydraulic backstay adjuster

Aluminum masts

ProFurl model N152 roller furling on headsail


Main Mast Winches all Barient

Port Upper Model 28

Port Lower Model 28Starboard Upper Model 28

Starboard Lower Model 28

Outhaul Model 23

Deck Electric Winch Harkin Model 48

Mizzen Mast Winches all Barient

Port Model 28

Starboard Model 27

Barient Winches:

Mizzen Sheet Model 27

Main Sheet Model 28

Port Primary Jib Sheet Model 36 - 3 speed

Port Secondary Model 32

Starboard Primary Jib Sheet Model 36 - 3 speed

Starboard Secondary Model 32


Mainsail – Hood Vectran

Mizzen – Hood Vectran

Hood Vectran 120% Genoa

150% Reacher Sail

Storm Jib

1.5 oz. Mizzen Spinnaker in hoisting sock

Sail Area:

 Main - 663 sq. ft.

 Mizzen - 428 sq. ft.

 Fore Triangle - 765 sq. ft.

 Total sail area - 1856 sq. ft.

Engine and Mechanical

Feathering Max Prop

Engine room blower

Emergency engine stop

Engine alarm

(4) fuel tanks (aluminum and steel) 300 gal total

Fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit and cabin engine controls

Halon engine fire extinguishing system

(4) electric bilge pumps

(1) manual Gusher pump

Wheel steering

Groco manual heads

(2) plastic holding tanks – 20-gal and 23-gal

PUR Model MroD-80-II-1 watermaker

(2) Ocean Marine air conditioning units – forward 24,000-BTU, aft 12,000-BTU

Fuel transfer system


(9) adult life jackets with whistles

(4) child life jackets with whistles

(6) fire extinguishers

Givens 8-man life raft with EPIRB

Emergency tiller



Harnesses and jack lines


Stern tube with MOB pole attached to horseshoe buoy and strobe

Strobe light

Other Features and Equipment

(8) Hella Turbo fans

Dive compressor


All seller’s personal effects and decorative items on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

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.