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The Name

"Ker-Mor" is the name given to our boat by former owners John and Alicia Hunt back in 1976.
(So no, it's not a play on words to sound like "care more" in line with Chris' field of work, though it is pronounced the same.)
The name with which she was commissioned back in July of 1968 was "Ullulani".
"Ker-Mor" means "home by the sea" in Breton, a Celtic language spoken in Brittany, France.
The Hunts say it has the same meaning in old Cornish, and that they named her "Ker-Mor" after their grandfather's home of the same name in St.Mawes, Cornwall, England.

The Vessel

Ker-Mor is a 35-foot Mariner ketch built by Far East Yachts in 1968 (hull no. 53).
She is a beautifully crafted traditional cruising vessel designed by William Garden.


Ker-Mor has a full keel, as shown below
(this makes her heavy and sturdy):

Ker-Mor is built entirely of wood.
Click here to see a close-up of her hull:


Ker-Mor has a varnished teak interior with
oil lamps and cool ambiance!


Click on the pages below to see the original Mariner 35 sales brochure!

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