TRADITIONAL WOODEN BOATS
for sale in Australia

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We suggest you make your own investigations regarding any vessel's suitability for your intended purpose
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We will be pleased to provide you, at no charge, with contact details of the vendor of any vessel listed here.

If after making your investigations you would like to buy the vessel but think the price is more than you can justify,
we strongly suggest that you make the vendor your best offer in any case.
Following the global financial crisis we are presently experiencing a buyers' market for good traditional vessels.

Updated 3 December 2014


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31. s/v Carina

 

$22,000

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L Randell /
S&A Williams, Fremantle, 1962/3
LOA--30'-0"
Beam--8'-6"
Draft--5'-6"
Displ--6 tons

Sails--
Main, fully battened
Headails, three, incl. a blade stormsail with top batten
Spinnakers, three

Carina is an delightful example of the Randell 'Blythe Spirit' design of fast cruising sloop with tucked-up transom, the first Western Australian entrant in the classic Sydney-Hobart ocean race.

She is carvel-built of kauri on jarrah frames with oregon deadwood and a marine ply deck. She has an oregon mast and aluminium boom (although the original oregon boom will still form part of the sale), and is rigged with spectra halyards. The standing rigging is stainless steel.

Accommodation includes --

Five single berths, including a pilot berth to starboard. The two forward berths can be converted to a double, and there is ample under-berth storage throughout;
A galley to port, complete with SS sink and locker under, water pump, two copper freshwater tanks, laminated bench tops, built-in ice chest, gas line connection (unused), and with a separate self-draining gas bottle compartment in the cockpit;
A pump-out head in the forepeak;
Large shelved storage locker to starboard:
Separate hanging chart table to port, above dedicated fiddled dining table;
Full interior marine carpet;
Over 6' headroom throughout.

Carina has a comfortable self-draining cockpit with additional under-seat storage.
Deck fittings include pushpit and pulpit, mooring bitts / bollards fore and aft, six sheet winches with appropriate cleats, etc, etc.
Mechanical / electrical equipment includes a new solar panel, a deep-cycle battery, and a sensor-operated bilge pump.
The engine is a very economical Kubota 20 hp diesel, recently serviced and with top rebuilt, and fitted with a new portable 5 gallon fuel tank and new fuel lines and filters.

Ancillary equipment comprises--

Steering compass;
Depth-finder (needs repair);
In-house radio;
Two boathooks;
Spinnaker pole;
Life jackets;
Several fenders;
Two fire extinguishers;
Admiralty-pattern anchor with ample chain;
Flares;
Boarding ladder.

This vessel is one of those very rare comfortable cruisers whose design allows her to be raced extremely effectively as well. She is also a piece of West Australian maritime history.

STOP PRESS
Please note that the price of this vessel has been dropped by $7000 as the owner wishes a quick sale. Further, the owner has offered to subsidise some of the cost of any road transport that might be required to get Carina to her new home.

WA
South coast

27. M/v Jabiru

 

$75,000

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J Muir/
General Motors, Fishermen's Bend, 1942
LOA--40'-0"
Beam--11'-6"
Draft--5'-6"
Displacement--12.5 tons
This solid, seaworthy vessel was built initially for use as a workboat in Melbourne ports during WW2. Having been used later as a pilot vessel and then by the Channels Authority, she later regularly ferried goods and passengers to Flinders Island. Jabiru is now fitted out as a gentleman's bluewater cruiser.

Jabiru is planked in Canadian spruce on laminated Tasmanian blue gum frames, with Tasmanian blue gum keel and deadwood, and with a dynel-sheathed jarrah ply deck. She is powered by a 180 HP 671 Detroit Diesel engine (3100 hrs) which gives her a cruising speed of 8 knots at 1300 rpm and a top speed of 10 knots, a 2.5" shaft driving her four-bladed propellor.

Accommodation includes a galley (containing a stove with griller, gas/electric refrigerator, and sink), settee/pilot-berth, and folding table in the wheelhouse/saloon, with further sleeping accommodation consisting of a double V-berth and another single berth below. Jabiru has an electric head pumping to an internal holding tank. Numerous stowage lockers and other storage space abounds. Access may be gained to the rear of the engine, tankage, storage, and pump-control manifold through a hatch in the wheelhouse sole, while a dogged hatch in the collision bulkhead forward gives internal access to the forepeak. Further lockers exist under the side and rear decks accessible from the cockpit, while additional storage is available below as shown.

Electrical equipment includes six 12 volt batteries, six solar cells, VHF radio, log, Navman sounder and GPS, gas alarm, horn, spotlight, and stereo CD player. Jabiru is equipped with navigation, fishing, towing, and anchor lights. In addition, she is fitted with a large manual bilge pump, a 24v electric bilge pump, and a 3" Jabsco engine-driven pump which can be used for pumping bilges and also for deck-washing.

Tankage is stainless steeel and includes 1000 litres of diesel and 70 litres of fresh water.

Deck gear includes a new Lofrans electric winch, hydraulic wheel steering, a mast crane for dinghy and other heavy handling, and storm cover for the cockpit, while ground tackle comprises two CQR anchors of 65 lb each with twenty fathoms of galvanised chain. A steadying sail can be set from the mast if necessary.

Other safety equipment includes two engine-driven a Carley float, two liferings, an eight-man liferaft, and a 406 EPIRB.

Until two years ago Jabiru was in survey for twelve passengers and two crew.

VIC
Melbourne

18. s/v Spray

 

$288,000

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J Slocum/
J B Jones Shipyard, Melbourne, 1925
LOA--58'-0"
LOD--45'-0"
Beam--14'-6"
Draft--4'-6"

Sails--
Mainsail
Forestaysail
Jib
Jib topsail
Mizzen
Mizzen staysail

Displacement--12.2 tons
Internal ballast

Engine--4-cylinder Nissan 90HP diesel, model FD35, approx. 6 hours running since last service Feb 09. Fuel consumption approx. 1/4 gallon/hr at 4 kn.

Electrical--
Batteries--2 new HGL-12 200A/h house, 2 new 12V 60 A/h. Century start.
Wired for TV/DVD
Wired for 12V and 240V

Radio--VHF GME GX548
Sounder--Garmin Fish Finder 100 blue
Compass
New radio/MP3 sound system, 6 internal and 4 external speakers
New hands-free public address system

Tank capacities--
Fuel--55 gallon
Water--52 gallon
Sullage--52 gallon

The first person ever to circumnavigate the world single-handed was Captain Joshua Slocum, a "naturalized Yankee" from Nova Scotia, sailing from Boston in his sloop Spray. Spray was originally given to Slocum as a derelict, having been "propped up in a field" for seven years. She was rebuilt by him to his own design, essentially from the ground up, before he set out on his epic three-year voyage. He published an account of his adventures, "Sailing Alone Around the World," in 1899. Slocum and his circumnavigation inspired many later sailors, and his sloop a host of new vessels called Spray. Despite sharing the same name, however, very few of these later boats owe much if anything to the design of Slocum's original Spray.

The vessel listed here does. She was not only inspired by Slocum's Spray, but in fact was built to Spray's lines, and thus a true replica of the original vessel. Slocum visited Port Phillip in Victoria during his voyage, and Spray so pleased a Mr Shaw of St Kilda that he obtained her lines from Slocum. The keel of Shaw's own Spray was laid by Melbourne boatbuilders J B Jones Shipyard in 1908, but the Great War intervened and the new vessel was not launched until 1925. She was unfortunately damaged during a gale in the late 1940s, and when she was repaired the opportunity was taken to lengthen her by eight feet at the same time. Ketch-rigged, this is the vessel we are now proud to advertise for sale.

As befits a classic Australian sailing vessel, her hull is huon pine, the deck is celery-top pine, and the house is predominantly huon pine, all on a hardwood keel and deadwood. Masts and spars are all oregon, and were refurbished in 2007. Standing rigging is a combination of stainless and galvanised, renewed in 2007. Running rigging was replaced in 2008.

Accommodation--Spray sleeps seven in four cabins, and also contains a large saloon, chart table, galley, head, and forepeak.She carries six foot headroom throughout, and was equipped with new bedding and upholstery throughout in 2008.

She also contains--
A two-burner stove with Chef Ranger oven
Two refrigerators
Pressurised hot and cold water to galley and head
An electric head
and the plumbing was replaced in 2008.

On-deck equipment includes--
Safety equipment in excess of Commercial 1E requirements
Three bilge pumps--one engine-driven, one 12V, and one manual (in addition to the head and galley bilge pumps.)

Spray is under USL Commercial 1E survey for 35 passengers.
An out-of-water survey report was undertaken by an accredited marine surveyor in October 2010 for re-insurance purposes, and a copy may be made available upon request.

She is the oldest vessel of her type in Australia, and possibly the world.

Qld
South coast

14. s/v Caoimhe

 

Best Offer

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I. Oughtred/
G Wright, Tas 2003
LOA--26'-0"
LBP--22'-0"
LWL--18'-7"
Beam--7'-9"
Draft--2'-6" (c/b up)

Sails--
Mainsail 150 sq ft
Staysail 75 sq ft
Jib 55 sq ft
(approx. areas)
Self-furlers on both foresails.

Engine--
Lombardini LDW502 M13 hp marine diesel (new,) with with TMC40 2:1 marine gear, providing adequate power for any sea condition, without cavitation.

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Caoimhe (pron. 'Keeva' and Gaelic for beautiful) is a lovely double-ended gaff cutter that lives up to her name. She was built using modern glued-ply clinker construction. This is a very comfortable cruiser that has been given a new engine and navigation aids in the last twelve months.

Caoimhe is a fully-trailerable vessel, and her custom-built tandem trailer is included in the price. Navigation equipment includes a new DSC radio, split screen chart plotter, and autopilot. Other equipment includes an Origo two-burner stove in the galley, both electric auto/manual and manual bilge pumps, a new manual/water-activated EPIRB, new flares, and four PFD's.

Because of her construction, this vessel can live permanently either on a mooring or on her trailer as desired. Both the vessel and her trailer are presently registered in Victoria.

Caoimhe comes complete with a custom built 6'-6" balsa sandwich tender equipped with both oars and a new 2 HP Yamaha outboard motor. The tender can stow in the cockpit when the vessel is being trailered.

As you can see, this is a complete, sail-away, package. It is regretfully only available for sale because of the ill-health of Caoimhe's present owner.

STOP PRESS
The owner says that this boat "has to go. I doubt I'll ever be on the water again. The best offer, I suppose."
So here's your invitation to snap up a beautifully designed, kept, and maintained 'Grey Seal', only eleven years old, at a bargain price.

VIC
West coast

9. s/v Phyllis

 

$185,000

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Alfred Blore/
Neaves Brothers,
Battery Point,
Tasmania,
1928
LOA--48'-0"
LWL--40'-0""
Beam--12'-6"
Draft--5'-0"
Displ. 17 tons

Sails --
Gaff mainsail
Bermudan mizzen
Jib
Forestaysail
Mizzen staysail
Trisail

Phyllis is a gaff yawl motor-sailer, built originally for the Tasmanian Governnment. She is capable of 9 knots under steam or sail.

She has raised topsides forward which, together with her new wheelhouse, provide her with very spacious living and working conditions. The hull is carvel-laid huon pine on hardwood frames, while the deck, coach-houses and wheelhouse are also all of huon pine. Masts are oregon, with galvanised standing rigging. She has a full-length displacement keel carrying 3 tons of lead ballast.

Accommodation consists of saloon, galley, head, fore-cabin, quarter-cabin, and large forepeak, all with full headroom throughout.

Phyllis is powered by a 46hp Gardner 4L2 diesel engine in a separate engine-room, and is fitted with all the expected equipment and accessories for a cruising vessel of this type.

New South Wales
North coast

6. Gentleman's Launch

 

Price of your own vessel
on application

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Professional east coast shipwright, 2010 LOA--30'-0"
Beam--10'-6"
Draft--3'-6"
This vessel has been completed and sold. She is now the classic gentleman's motor launch that her construction photos showed her as destined to be.

The hull is carvel built with selected full-length spotted gum planking, copper fastenings, cotton and oakum caulking, and a huon pine transom -- making it at the same time strong, durable, and beautiful.

This vessel has made an ideal motor cruiser, and the builder is now commencing further similar vessels to order. Please contact us if you would like your own bespoke Gentleman's Launch.

Photographs of the completed vessel can be seen by clicking on the picture or link.

New South Wales
Sydney

Vessels below this line have been sold or withdrawn from sale


34. 'Old Shoe' dayboat

 

$5200

P Bolger/
G Cragg,
Sydney,1991
LOA--11'-7"
Beam--5'-1"
Draft--1'-3"

Ballast (lead)--
200 lb on keel

Sail areas--
main 60 sq ft
mizzen 15 sq ft

The 'Old Shoe' is a smaller version of Phil Bolger's well-known 19-footer 'Micro'. And she is not known as 'Old Shoe' for nothing -- this is a compact, comfortable, safe, and dry daysailer, perfect for relaxing afloat with family or friends.

She is constructed of glued ply (using WEST system epoxy), and is rigged as a sprit-boomed cat yawl. She has a full-length keel with lead ballast and the provision to take on extra water ballast if desired. She is equpped with built-in flotation tanks under the side and stern benches as well as a large stowage compartment forward. The rig is unstayed, and is simple and quick to set up.

With the masts at each end of what is already a very spacious cockpit, the Old Shoe provides cockpit accommodation that feels like that of a far larger boat. She is easily capable of carrying four adults with their gear.

This vessel provides a very comfortable and upright sail in any enjoyable sailing weather. Heel is normally limited to 7° or 8°, putting any possibly-anxious first-time sailor at ease. The high-sided cockpit provides a comfortable backrest while keeping the crew dry. Sailing in winds above 15 kt feels very safe, while reefing the main allows the boat to sail in over 20 kt winds without difficulty. And the 'Old Shoe' is so well-balanced that she can even be sailed without her rudder if necessary.

To quote a satisfied owner of one of these boats, "I can sail the Oldshoe all day and into the night with a near comatose state of mind and in total comfort. I think that's where she shines best. She's a boat for entertaining, for relaxing with friends, having some good conversation and taking in the scenery. With the boat very nearly taking care of herself with very little input from the skipper, conversations go on uninterrupted, maybe someone shifts over to the weather side in mid-sentence if the wind builds a little. No one is hanging over the rail and no beverages are spilled. Stress factor negative."

Ancillary equipment included with this vessel comprises life-jackets, Danforth-style anchor with chain and rope warp, separate rope painter, two paddles, a 2 hp Mariner outboard, and of course the road trailer -- a complete sail-away family package.

NSW
Central coast

33. s/v Footloose

 

$14,000

JLWatkinson/
M Elton, Port Stephens, 1995
LBP--21'-6"
LWL--18'-0"
Beam--6'-7"
Draft--
c/b up--1'-0"
c/b down--4'-2"
Displ--880 lb

Sails--
Main, 94 sq ft
Mizzen, 22 sq ft
Headsail, 56 sq ft
Total 172 sq ft

Footloose is a Drascombe Longboat, one of the Drascombe fleet designed by John Watkinson, a former submarine commander, after his retirement from the Royal Navy. The original design brief he wrote for the first of his fleet was to produce a daysailer, capable of being trailed, stable, safe, but able to give an experienced sailor a lively and exciting sail. His Longboat conforms to this brief and is a highly-favoured vessel with sail-training schools and Sea Scout groups because she is a safe, roomy, and well-balanced sailer. Longboats are built from modern materials, but rigged in a semi-traditional fashion.

Footloose is rigged as a gunter-lug yawl with a boomless mainsail and roller-furling headsail. The boat is indeed well-balanced and can easily be sailed single-handed. In a very stiff breeze the mainsail can be handed altogether, when she continues to sail well under jib and mizzen alone; and she will comfortably heave to under just her mizzen.

The bumkin is easily retractable (either on land or afloat), and of course would normally be fully retracted after each outing.

Construction is of glued-ply clinker, and the hull contains sealed structural buoyancy compartments under the fore- and after-decks, each of which can also be used for dry stowage. She has a galvanised steel centreboard and a folding stainless steel rudder, and high-abrasion areas including the decks and garboards are Dynel-sheathed in epoxy resin. An unusual but highly-practical feature of the Longboat is the outboard well, which allows operation and simple maintenance of an outboard engine from inside the vessel. The roomy cockpit will seat eight people.

Being a daysailer, accommodation is confined to the cockpit itself, but includes plenty of dry storage in the sealed compartments under the fore- and after-decks, and 'at-hand' storage under the side-decks. But note that Footloose could be used as a beach cruiser with the addition of a cockpit tent suspended between the masts.

Her ancillary equipment comprises--

5 hp Honda outboard
Diaphragm bilge pump
Oars
Rowlocks
Four adult-sized life jackets
A fully-reconditioned trailer

Note that all spars can be stowed inside the hull for trailering.

QLD
Brisbane

32. s/v Tamara

 

$24,500

M Floyd/M Floyd, Pittwater, 2003 LOD--22'-0"
LWL--21'-0"
Sparred length--34'-0"
Beam--6'-0"
Draft--
c/b up--2'-0"
c/b down--4'-0"
Displ--1.9 tons, incl an external lead keel of 3/4 ton

Sails--
Main, mizzen, and flying jib, totalling 262 sq ft

A bespoke one-owner vessel designed along the lines of a UK fishing smack,Tamara is a lug-rigged ketch with boomless sails and lots of space. Although built with modern materials, she is rigged in the tradiitional fashion with lanyards to tension her rope shrouds and bobstay, rope-stropped blocks for the running rigging, and wooden cleats, belaying pins, bullseyes, and other fittings.

Construction is very strong, the clinker hull being of 1/2" fully-glued marine ply strakes, copper-riveted at 4" intervals along every lap, on joggled 2" x 3" sawn frames at 16" spacing. The entire hull is epoxy-sealed. The deck is of 3/8" marine ply, dynel-sheathed in epoxy, and she has a 1 1/2" wineglass transom. The keel is of blackbutt and deadwood of oregon, while the stem is bluegum and the sternpost is spotted gum. Deckbeams, carlins, and sheer clamps are of oregon, and the sole is of kauri.

Accommodation includes lots of dry storage, space for a galley stove, and a very large and comfortable double berth.

Ancillary equipment comprises--

Manson plough anchor, 25 lbs
Five fathoms of 5/16" chain
Twenty-five fathoms of 1/2" nylon rode
Four PFDs
Boathook
4hp Yamaha outboard with mounting bracket and 2 1/2 gallon fuel tank
Hand-operated bilge pump (never used)
Spare lines and rigging
Spare matching paint

Note that the bumkin is easily retractable (being fully retracted by the present owner after each outing), and the bowsprit can also be readily removed to reduce her overall length and perhaps marina berthing costs if required.

While not trailerable in the commonly-accepted sense, Tamara is light enough and with the right cross-section to be easily loaded and supported on a flat-bed trailer or tray.

Tamara is built and rigged for traditional, simple, comfortable, coastal cruising. Strong, bouyant, and dry (you don't pump the bilges, you vacuum them), she can handle 40 knot winds with ease, like a true fishing smack her design is based on..

NSW
Sydney

30. M/V Sea Gull

 

$24,000

C Blunt/
C Blunt, 1890
LOA--30'-2"
Beam--9'-8"
Draft 2'-4"
Displ--4 tons
This elegant gentleman's cruiser is a part of Melbourne's history. She is over 120 years old and was built by Clement Blunt, the founder of the highly-respected Blunt's Boatyard in Williamstown.

The hull is of huon pine, and she has a laid deck. She is powered by a Perkins Prima 60 diesel engine, for which she carries 20 gallons of fuel.

Accommodation is open-plan with full covers, making her a perfect vessel for family outings. She has an electrically-operated head for the convenience of passengers.The cabin can of course be locked when the vessel is not in use.

Sea Gull comes equpped with electric navigation lights and suitable ground tackle.

VIC
Melbourne

29. s/v Vannhus
(fixer-upper)

 

$2000

Unknown/
Hancock (Ballina), 1965
LBP--30'-0"
Beam--10'-0"
Draft--5'-6"
ALTERED ADVERTISEMENT

Vannhus is a motor-sailer that was originally listed for rescue. The present owner had started restoration work on her but following back surgery was not able to complete it. Further, he is now about to move house, but is still hopeful that someone would like to take the restoration on as a motor-launch project. (Regrettably, as no rescuer had appeared before the originally-stated deadline of 22nd of February, Vannhus is no longer available for restoration as a motor-sailer.) Here is a part-description from the original advertisement --

Raised topsides foward make this a very roomy vessel indeed. Accommodation includes a main saloon with a single berth on either side, a sink, and chart table. The forecastle is large enough to convert into a separate double cabin with storage. There is a separate head and shower compartment, a hanging cupboard with shelves, and over 6' of headroom throughout.

Vannhus' construction is of 1" kauri over spotted gum frames at 8" spacing. She has a 36' oregon mast with all-stainless rigging, stainless masthead fitting, a Hood Seafurl 3250 roller headsail furler, two halyard winches, roller reefing boom, mainsail, and new multi-purpose sail. She has a stainless steel pushpit and pulpit. There were two sheet winches at the cockpit.

The engine is a 73HP Nissan SD23 Diesel, with a Diecon 402 marinised conversion and Borg Warner Velvet Drive transmission. The engine and gearbox have been removed, serviced, and recently run. The stainless steel propellor shaft has been cleaned and straightened and the bronze propellor cleaned and balanced.

Vannhus has one stainless forty-gallon fuel tank and two stainless twenty-gallon freshwater tanks, a number of bilge pumps (both electrical and manual), and four AGM 6v batteries. Navigating instruments include a marine radio, compass, and depth sounder. There is a Nilsson bronze manual anchor winch ready to install. Although fitted with a rudder and tiller, a 6 spoke bronze steering wheel, Muir hydraulic steering box, and steering ram are included. There are six original chrome plated bronze scuttles remaining, although some have been sold. There are also numerous stainless steel blocks of various sizes for sheets and rigging along with ample line. Other extras include a 800w inverter, numerous LED light fittings, foam cushions and covers, two new 3" brass ball valves and matching brass skin fittings to improve cockpit drainage, 32lb plough and 45lb Danforth anchors,a sea anchor, 365' of chain in varying sizes, lots of rope, and marine ply, sealants, and adhesives. Also included is the special purpose-built steel cradle illustrated to carry the vessel, which is steerable/manoeuvrable on hard-standing and rated at 20 tons.

Many of the fitttings listed above have now been removed and may or may not still be available for purchase separately. While Vannhus can no longer be restored to her original condition as a motor-sailer, the owner believes that, with the work done to date, a comfortable motor launch can still be made of her by removing the raised foredeck down to the normal sheer line (reference to the photos shows that the relevant strakes have already been removed), and with the addition of some internal ballast to replace the original keel.

The present price includes not only the hull as is, but the engine, propellor shaft, and propellor as described above. (The cradle mentioned is still also available if required.) You will have to be quick though as the hull itself will be broken up at the end of February.

VIC
South-east coast

28. s/v Catriona

 

$38,000

I Oughtred/
A Percival, 2006
LOD--19'-9"
LWL--17'-0":
Beam--6'-8"
Draft--1'-6" (boards up)
Displ--approx 1˝ tons

Sails --
Gaff mainsail
Standing lug mizzen
Forestaysail
Storm jib

Working sail area --
240 sq ft

Deck equipment --
CQR bower anchor and rode
Danforth kedge anchor and warp
Assorted other lines
Fenders

Catriona was originally built by a craftsman boat builder for his own use, and the quality of his work is clearly evident. Catriona's deck and house-top are swept-laid in hundred-year-old NZ kauri, and all other displayed timbers are Australian cedar of the same vintage. With these features, her t&g after bulkhead, and her tanned sails, this is possibly the nicest 'Eun na Mara' design we've seen. (Other people clearly like her too -- she was winner of the Narooma Boats Afloat festival in 2011.)

Her hull is made from 9 mm okume ply, while the keel, keelson, and endposts are redgum and jarrah. The hull is sheathed with triaxial cloth embedded in epoxy resin. This construction method means she does not need to be kept afloat but can safely be stored permanently on her trailer and housed securely at home.

As with other vessesl to this design, instead of being fitted with a centreboard Catriona is fitted with two bilge-boards that retract into the front edges of the berths, leaving the saloon clear of the encumbrance of a centreboard case. The pictures show a snug double- or twin-berth cabin with galley, chart table, and plenty of under-berth storage. Additional storage lockers are located both under the cockpit seats and under the side decks.

The galley is equipped with a two-burner methylated spirit stove (coiled-wick type), a sink with bronze water pump, and a cool store locker. Other equipment includes a hand-bearing compass, a Portapotti head, electric and hand-operated bilge pumps, and two fire extinguishers.

The traditional look of this lovely vessel is enhanced even further by her being equipped with imported tan-coloured "Clipper Canvas" sails, synthetic Hempex brand cordage, and silicon bronze deck fittings.

Electrics are powered by two 35 amp-hour deep-cycle batteries, and the vessel herself can be driven by a (hidden) four-stroke 5 hp Mercury outboard engine custom-built into a wet well in the after deck..

Catriona comes with her own tandem trailer -- custom-built, hot dipped galvanised, and with four wheel disc brakes -- and can be described as a complete, top-quality, 'turn-key investment' in in-shore cruising.

NSW
South coast

26. Tender

 

$2750

R Parris /
J Dennerly, Brisbane, 2012
LOA--8'-0"
Beam--4'-0"
Midships depth--1'-6"
This is a brand-new clinker dinghy, perfect for use as a yacht's tender. She was designed by well-known Auckland boat-builder Roy Parris in the 1950s, built by a former apprentice of Parris, and first launched only for these photographs to be taken. Construction is of 4 mm kauri marine ply planking on kauri frames, epoxy-glued and clench-fastened with bronze nails. The keelson, stem timbers, and gunwales are also all kauri.

The dinghy has a fine waterline entry, a buoyant, full bow, and well-proportioned freeboard. The topsides are finished in high gloss enamel, while the interior is finished bright. The dinghy comes complete with the oars and ring rowlocks shown.

This is a particularly stable and burdensome vessel. She has two rowing stations and is capable of ferrying three adults, the dog, and gear for a week's cruise -- or providing a stable diving platform for the kids to have fun with on a hot summer's day.

Note that the price has just been significantly reduced as the owner is keen to sell, which means that for the proper clinker vessel she is this tender is now a downright bargain.

QLD
Brisbane

25. Rowing Skiff

 

$8500

K Bassett /
M Coleman, Sydney, 2008
LOA--18'-3"
Beam--3'-0"
Weight--60 lb
This is a top-of-the-range recreational single or powerful double skiff, with sliding seats in either configuration. The seating arrangement is such that weight distribution is automatically allowded for -- the single midships seat lifts out to be replaced further forward when the second seat is fitted, appropriate movement and addition to the outriggers and stretchers being of course allowed for. (A third possible mode also shown is as a single with rudder, traces, and a stern seat for a young coxswain.)

Construction is glued clinker, using Bruynzeel 1/8" okume marine ply, with trim in red cedar and silver ash. The clinker construction and laminated frames echo an older style of construction, but the light weight and relatively narrow form make this a fast and lively vessel to row. Note that this skiff has sufficient beam to be comfortably stable for the novice who is able to trail the oars without any fear of instability in the vessel. In addition, the vessel is fitted with buoyancy compartments fore and aft (in which small items can also be stowed for safety if desired.)

Two pairs of traditional spruce sculls are provided, of lengths 9'-8" and 9'-2". The longer pair is an old set made by the famous oar-maker Croker Oars, while the pair with the red cedar inserts are the same age as the vessel. The outriggers are fabricated in alloy, with quality Martinoli pins and swivels.

This quality skiff is a head-turner at the launching ramp, the brightwork interior and delightful transom of this lovely vessel showing off the speciality Australian timbers to great advantage. When not on the water giving enjoyment to the rower(s) and envious observers alike, she lives under a custom cover on her registered trailer. Both trailer and cover are of course included in the sale.

This is a practical, versatile, and usable little skiff, being both stiff and strong for her weight as well as being a vessel to admire for her lines and construction.

NSW
Sydney

24. Trawler Hull

 

$3000

Unknown, probably post-war LOA--20'-0"
Beam--8'4"
Draft--2'-0" approx
This ex-fishing trawler will make a good 'fixer-upper' for an enthusiastic wooden-boat-person. As a working trawler she was based on Lake Macquarie, but her registration was changed from commerical to pleasure-craft in the 1970s.

The present owner bought her from shipwrights in Newcastle on their closure. His intention was to convert her to an open day-boat, with oversize benches and possibly an electric motor. However his attention has become fully focused on his second boat, and he no longer plans to restore this one. The vessel is presently stored under cover on a registered trailer, waiting for her new owner.

The opportunity therefore exists for a dedicated wooden boat enthusiast to breathe new life into this lovely old trawler.

This vessel's hull planking is of oregon and is apparently all original. The planking appears sound, but some time and effort will obviously be needed to bring her back to life.

The present owner has indicated that the trailer may be used at no charge to transport the boat to her final destination (within reason). When she has been restored this vessel will clearly make a lovely day-boat -- roomy, comfortable, and sea-kindly.

NSW
Sydney

23. s/v Miss Polly

 

$16,000

I. Oughtred/
A Gardner, NSW 2005
LOA--22'-6"
LWL--18'-7"
Beam--7'-9"
Draft--2'-6" (c/b up), 4'-2" (c/b down)
Displ--3800 lb

Sails--
Mainsail 185 sq ft, with two rows of reefing points
Jib 80 sq ft, with reefing points
Both sails are tanbark-coloured

Engine--
Mariner 3.3 hp outboard, stowed under the cockpit sole when not in use.

Miss Polly is a lovely double-ended 'Grey Seal' from the drawing board of Iain Oughtred. She is rigged as a sliding gunter sloop. She was built using modern glued-ply clinker construction with rose gum frames, knees, and joinery, and carries bronze fittings throughout, together with a lead keel.

This is a very comfortable pocket cruiser, primarily designed for sailing (of course, and at which she is excellent) but also carrying a demountable outboard engine for use in calms. She is fully-trailerable and because of her construction can live permanently on a trailer if desired, although the present owner has always kept her on a mooring.

Her owner has cruised Miss Polly from her home port in New South Wales to Great Keppel Island and back, a round trip of approximately 1400 nm. He says of her, "This boat is so easy to sail and light on the helm that it was easy to steer and work the boat all day".

Miss Polly's equipment includes a 25 lb CQR anchor, a separate kedge anchor, 20 fathoms of 1/4" chain, warps, fenders, compass, VHF radio, PFDs, an EPIRB, flares, paddles, and boathook. She is fitted with a Thetford head, and her galley fittings include a safe methylated-spirit stove and removable stainless steel sink.

NSW
North coast

22. s/v Kestrel

 

$34,500

D Payne/
W Smith, 2002
LOA--17'-0""
Beam--6'-10"
Draft--c/b up 1'-7"; c/b down 4'-0"

Sails--
Gaff mainsail, jib, storm jib

Engine--1980 Stuart Turner (Sole), 9hp, electric start

Electrics--
Raymarine plotter/sounder with full charts
Raymarine ST1000+ autopilot

Kestrel is a beautiful example of the 'Snapper Boat' gaff sloop designed by David Payne, one of Australia's foremost boat designers. The design is based on the traditional snapper fishing boats of Sydney. Kestrel was clinker-built by Boyne Island boatbuilder Warren Smith, and is constructed from two full hoop pine logs, copper-fastened. The keel is hoop pine with a full-length blackbutt shoe. Kestrel has laid decks, and all her fittings, including centreboard and fuel tank, are of stainless steel.

This dayboat has had very little use and is virtually as new.

This is a very seaworthy vessel which, as the owner says,"sails like a witch." She has generous freeboard and built-in buoyancy compartments which make her a safe vessel to sail, even for relative beginners. These two facts make the Snapper Boat one of David Payne's better-known designs.

Kestrel's engine has been totally rebuilt, and she comes complete with a custom-built tilt trailer with brakes.

Queensland
Gladstone or Toowoomba

21. Putt-Putt

 

$3200

Builders-- Benson & Shaw, Mordialloc,
c 1950
LOA--12'-0""
Beam--4'-8"
Draft--0'-9"
This vessel was built in marine ply in Mordialloc by Gerald Benson and Major Shaw, aircraft engineers who adapted their WW2 experience in building plywood aircraft to produce Australia's first plywood boat in 1946.

The vessel, launched around 1950, was fully restored in 2001, the plywood skin being replaced entirely at that time. All the original metal fittings were retained during restoration, and the vessel is still equipped with her original oars.The original 3 HP Chapman Pup engine has also been retained but has been completely overhauled, gaining a fully renovated magneto and replacement rings, bearings, and carburettor in the process.

This vessel was proudly exhibited at the Goolwa Wooden Boat Festival in 2001 and again in 2005, and has also been shown at traditional wooden boat festivals at Davistown, Narooma, and Tweed Heads

She comes complete with the trailer shown, on which she may be permanently stored. And like the vessel, the trailer has also been restored, including provision of new springs, axle, and wheels.

ACT
Canberra

20. Hirondelle canoe

 

$6000

G Seyler,
c 1935
LOA--15'-9"
Beam--33"
This is a traditional 'Canadian' canoe, built by the famous French boatbuilding company of George Seyler Ainé, established near Paris in 1893. Build date of this canoe is not known but is thought to be around 1935, making her truly an historic vessel. She is of very strong carvel construction, having copper-nailed strakes on closely-spaced frames. She was brought to Australia by her present owner, a member of the Monaco Rowing Club, after being restored in Monaco where she later went on display.

Her hull is apparently all original and is in excellent condition. She is fitted with two seats, the backs of each of which can be folded flat. The seats themselves can also be removed altogether. The bottom boards are of course also removable to allow the hull interior to be properly cleaned when necessary.

This vessel was designed to be sailed as well as paddled and is equipped with a mast step and partners, but regrettably both paddles and sailing gear have been lost over the years. Paddles are readily available from a variety of sources however, and an enthusiast could also develop a new sailing rig for her if desired.

In Canada a canoe such as this was used for long voyages, carrying goods and equipment along wild rivers. In Australia it is perhaps more likely to be used for lazy summer picnics in quiet waters under the trees.

NSW
North coast

19. M/v Rhelma

 

$38,000

Builders--Ned Jack (Trevallyn Boat Sheds,) Launceston, 1918 LOA--33'-0"
Beam--9'-6"
Draft--3'-6"

Displ--5 tons approx

Engine--Perkins 4107, 40hp

Electrics--Two batteries
Solar panel

This lovely motor boat has had several owners in her long life, all of whom have taken great care of her. Having been launched in the Tamar River, she has spent almost her whole life in Tasmania, although she had a short sojourn on the Gippsland Lakes. Her present owners have been her trustees for the last five years.

Rhelma is a very comfortable motor cruiser, with two full-sized berths in the deckhouse and a further two-and-a-half berths in the saloon.

The forepeak contains the head and also provides plenty of storage space.

The raised topsides forward mean the saloon and forepeak are very spacious, and the deckhouse is large and airy.

Equipment includes a gas stove, an electric/gas refrigerator, galley sink, hydraulic steering (two helming positions,) VHF radio, electric anchor winch, and two bilge pumps.

The Perkins engine was rebuilt in 2004/05, since when it has run 150 hrs at most.

Finally, Rhelma comes with full walk-in walk-out equipment--life jackets, lines, cutlery, crockery, etc.

Tasmania
Tamar R.

17. 'Gannet' dinghy

 

$14,000

I Oughtred/
M Wilson, Canberra, 2001
LOA--14'-5"
Beam--5'-8"
Draft--0'-8" c/b up, 3'-4" c/b down

Sails--
Mainsail 120 sq ft
Jib 50 sq ft
(approx.)

Weight--260 lbs approx

This very nicely presented Gannet dinghy by well-known designer Iain Oughtred is rigged as a stemhead gunter sloop. She is a conventional sailing dinghy of the more modern planing type, of which the designer says there is "a little more influence here from current trends in racing dinghy design; the hull has a generous flare forward to keep her dry, and this flare is to an extent carried right through aft. This... adds to the stability if she heels too far in a sudden gust... and makes the boat ultimately more seaworthy."

This particular example is built in the glued-ply clinker construction typical of most of Oughtred's designs. Mast, yard, and boom are all No 1 clear grade oregon, and the tiller and extension are silver ash with teak grip.

The vessel's rudder gudgeons and pintles, forestay fitting, chainplates, towing eye, mast cap, and sheaves are all marine bronze, standing rigging is stainless steel, the blocks are Norseman/Gibb, and the sails are dacron.

The dinghy comes complete with a fully-adjustable McKay trailer with tilt tray, on which she may be permanently stored.

ACT
Canberra

16. 'Marisol' skiff

 

$7200

G Jackson/
D Wickham, Adelaide, 2002
LOA--12'-6"
Beam--4'-11"
Draft--0'-9" c/b up, 2'-4" c/b down

Hull weight--180 lbs approx

Sail--
Gunter mainsail, 70 sq ft, tanbark-coloured

A delightful and extremely characterful sailing dinghy, this 'Marisol' skiff designed by the New Zealand naval architect Gifford Jackson is una-rigged with a sliding gunter mainsail. She is equipped with buoyancy compartments fore and aft which, combined with her generous freeboard, make her a very dry and comfortable vessel to sail.

Her construction is very strong, being of ply strakes over sawn frames, the strakes being both glued and clench-nailed in copper. She is fitted with a tiller-actuated lift-up rudder. She can safely be stored out of the water when not in use.

This vessel comes complete with the aluminium trailer shown in the pictures. She is of course equipped with oars, but can also be rigged with a small outboard motor if required. (Note that the Seagull motor shown in the pictures is not included in the sale, although a similar motor can possibly be made available as an additional extra if required.) An outboard mounting bracket is part of the package.

Oars and all spars can be fitted inside the hull when being trailered.

This skiff comes complete not only with oars and trailer, but also with fenders, a boat cover, and storage bags for the dagger-plate, rudder, and tiller.

This is a fine day-sailer for one or two adults, with or without a small child as additional ballast.

ACT
Canberra

15. Thames-style skiff

 

$2000

G Buttrose/
G Buttrose, Manly, 2001
LOA--10'-6"
Beam--4'-3"
This beautiful small skiff has been designed and built by a professional boatwright, using glued ply clinker construction. She has been styled on a Thames skiff, with design elements of a Dorset lerret evident at the bow.

She is finished with cedar and teak trim, and has fitted seats with cane inserts. She comes equipped with bronze rowlocks and mountain ash oars.

This skiff has been kept by her owner in a yacht club and rowed from there, but could be car-topped to other destinations if necessary. She comes with a wooden launching trolley.

This is a perfect vessel for a leisurely picnic on the river for two -- consider Ratty and Mole paddling gently along a quiet backwater under the willows....

QLD
Brisbane

13. s/v Zephyr

 

$10,000

Eric Cox /
S H Stroud, Qld 1968
LOA--30'-0"
Beam--9'-0"
Draft--5'-0"

Gross tonnage--
10.4 ton

Sails--
Mainsail
Forestaysail
Genoa jib
Spinnaker

Engine--
Volvo Penta 15hp diesel

This very comfortable full-displacement sloop-rigged cruiser has been professionally maintained by her one owner since new. She is in excellent condition, being last slipped in 2008, and she carries Lloyd's Registration.She is carvel-laid of spotted gum with internal fit-out in cedar, and provides over 6'-0" headroom throughout.

Accommodation consists of saloon with galley and chart table, fore-cabin, and forepeak, and includes four berths. There is a separate head. The galley contains a stainless steel sink, ice box, and two-burner gas stove, and the vessel is equipped with VHF radio.

Zephyr is fitted with a 20 gallon freshwater tank and a 16 gallon tank for diesel fuel. The inboard diesel engine is in a separate compartment under the cockpit. Zephyr has an aluminium mast and boom, and stainless steel rigging.

This vessel is now regretfully for sale as part of a deceased estate. As such she comes with all gear presently on board, including all owner's records since launch, and a tender is also included in the price. The price itself is very low -- anything but a reflection of the vessel's quality, but an unfortunate consequence of the necessity for her sale.

NSW
North coast

12. Clinker dinghy

 

$13,500

P Gartside /
Denman Marine, Kettering, Tasmania, 2010
LOA--10'-0"
Beam--4'-2"
This beautiful professionaly-built vessel, has been insured for $24,000, is almost brand-new, and is in pristine condition. She is fully rigged as a traditional lug sloop, is of course provided with oars, and comes on a galvanised Dunbier trailer with stoneguard protection and spar rack. This vessel is complete with everything needed to row or sail her, and in addition is provided with three buoyancy bags for extra safety.

Construction is entirely of classic Australian boatbuilding timbers. The huon pine planking is completed with contrasting king billy pine sheerstrakes, on celery-top pine backbone and frames. Transom and stem are of huon pine. Quarter knees, hanging knees, and breasthook are all made from grown huon pine crooks. The thwarts are of king billy pine, while the burden boards are swamp gum. She is fully copper-fastened, being fitted with bronze rowlocks and rudder fittings, and with brass half-oval on the keel, bilge runners, and stem. The interior below the rising is painted, while the remainder of the vesel is finished bright all over.

The balanced lug sailing rig includes mast, yard, boom, timber centreboard and rudder, and a traditional cream-coloured sail.

Fans of Arthur Ransome will immediately recognise the similarity of this vessel to the Amazon of his 'Swallows and Amazons' stories. This is a classic traditional sailing dinghy, not only destined to repay her new owner's investment several-fold by providing many decades of pleasurable enjoyment, but perhaps indeed by also becoming a family heirloom to be passed down to future generations.

Victoria
Melbourne

11. Pocomoke kayak

 

$1200

C Kulczycki/
R Saunders
LOA--20'-0" (6m)
Beam--26" (69 cm)
Displ. 40 lb (18 kg)
This is a fast, straight-tracking, large single or medium double kayak, easily managed in either configuration.

The strong compound-curved hull is built from 1/8" (3 mm) marine grade okoume plywood, the vessel being completed with fittings of huon pine, celery top pine, and Australian red cedar.

The freeform rear huon pine laminated deck-hatch is both decorative and watertight (being held closed by an internal rope & pulley system,) and provides access to plenty of storage space under the rear deck. A second waterproof hatch in the forward bulkhead provides access for a small storage bag suitable for car keys, phone, etc. The seats are laminated red cedar with closed cell foam padding providing superb comfort for long trips, and the vessel has been completed with hand-carved celery top pine handle/ beeblock combination fittings at the bow and stern.

This kayak is in superb condition, requiring no further work whatever.

The two folding stands shown in the photos are included in the price.

Presently located in Canberra, she will shortly be moved to Adelaide unless sold beforehand.

ACT
Canberra

10. s/v Merganser

 

$90,000

Eugene Cornu/
C N Vandernotte Shipyards,
Nantes, France,
1961
LOA--40'-0"
LWL--34'-6""
Beam--11'-6"
Draft--5'-4"
Displ. 7 1/2 tons

Sails --
Full locker of sails (plus spares) including roller-furling headsail, all serviceable

This Australian-registered double-ended cruiser/racer is a comfortable live-aboard vessel.

She spent a good deal of her cruising history firstly in the Mediterranean and then in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans before being purchased by her present owners.

Merganser has been fully restored professionally, while still retaining her original mahogany fit-out with its bronze and brass fittings. She has a Honduras mahogany hull and a new epoxy/dynel marine ply deck.

Accommodation consists of main saloon (containing twin berths,) galley, forecabin, head, and forpeak. Interior fittings include a chart table with refurbished ice-box below, stainless steel water tank, Jabsco head, and built-in wash-basin. Merganser carries 6' headroom throughout.

Additional inventory includes --

* Coirot anchor-winch, with chain gypsy and rope capstan
* 100m of galvanised 10mm chain
* Brittany bower anchor, plus one each Danforth and Dreadnought anchors
* Pulpit and pushpit, together with stanchions and lifelines (the latter provided, but not fitted for aesthetic reasons)
* Solar panel plus engine-generated electric power
* Original bronze sheet winches
* Hydraulic steering
* Aluminium IsoMast with new stainless steel rigging
* Mercedes OM engine, fully serviced in 2009, and with two spare propellors
* Dinghy with outboard engine

Merganser comes with full provenance, including her original papers.

Further information on Customs requirements if importing this vessel to Australia is available on request.

Presently on cruise in Malaysia, but contactable via Australia.

8. s/v Silver Gull

 

$26,250

John Searle,
Birkenhead, South Australia,
1952
LOA--30'-0"
LOD--28'-6"
Beam--9'-0"
Draft--3'-0"
With a raised-topsides design inspired by Maurice Griffiths' vessels, this spacious ketch provides a comfortable cruising vessel for four.

Construction is of huon pine, with a fibreglassed ply deck. Spars are also of huon pine. She has a full-length ballasted displacement keel.

Accommodation consists of saloon, fore-cabin, and forepeak, and contains four berths, compression-pump head, and galley with methylated-spirit stove and built-in ice chest. As with other raised-topsides designs, Silver Gull has a superbly capacious interior

Equipment includes near-new 22.5 hp Punsun air-cooled engine (20 hours) and gearbox, plough-type bower anchor and two smaller kedge anchors, electric anchor winch, sonar, two VHF radios, CD player/radio, new mainsail, and other canvas (including spare mainsail) in fully serviceable condition.

Queensland
Brisbane

7. M/L Giselle

 

$47,250

Builder William Sergeant,
Ray Mead Boat Works,
Boulters Lock, Maidenhead, UK,
circa 1890.
LOA--36'-0"
Beam--7'-8"
Draft--2'-8""
This magnificent motor launch was shipped to Australia in 1908 and has been in the present owner's hands for more than forty years. She comes with a full 120 year history and photographic record.

Initially electrically-powered, Giselle is now equipped with a 28 hp Yanmar diesel engine (780 hours.)

Accommodation includes a forward saloon, a galley, table, head, and main helm amidships, and an after cabin with seating and a second table aft.

There are two permanent berths in the saloon, and the after-cabin table can be converted to a double berth also, allowing Giselle to sleep four. The elegant counter stern houses a spacious after deck together with an auxiliary helming position.

The after cabin is fitted with canvas drop-down screens with clear-view panels, allowing al fresco dining in fine weather and full wind protection when down.

Additional equipment includes a gas detector, air horn, depth-sounder, UHF radio, three-way refrigerator, CD player and radio, and automatic and manual bilge pumps.

South Australia
River Murray

5. S/V Kristin

 

Euro 94,000
(Under $120,000)

Bieritz shipyard, Meldorf, Germany, 1937 LOA--59'-0"
LOD--44'-3"
Beam--13'-0"
Draft--5'-9"

Sails--

For normal cruising,
Gaff mainsail 600 sq ft,
Topsail 215 sq ft,
Forestaysail 235 sq ft,
Jib 195 sq ft,
Jib topsail 150 sq ft
Storm jib 100 sq ft

And for tradewind sailing,
Squaresail 475 sq ft,
Skysail 105 sq ft

Originally built in 1937 as a shrimpnetter by the Bieritz shipyard, Kristin was converted for cruising in 1978, and again refurbished in 2002 by the Danish yard of Christian Johnson. She is built of oak on oak, with pitchpine deck planking and Douglas fir spars. She is fully coppered below the waterline.The hull was recaulked and recoppered, and the deck also recaulked, in 2008. Kristin is in survey and presently registered in Germany.

Machinery and equipment include a 6-cylinder 150hp Deutz diesel engine, stainless steel tanks for diesel fuel, kerosene (paraffin,) freshwater, and greywater, 220v, 24v, and 12v electric circuits, refrigerator, water-maker, solar panels, wind generator, electro-hydraulic windlass, autopilot, HF radio, GPS, etc, etc.

Stern davits hoist a 10 ft. Carib dinghy with a 4 HP Yamaha outboard engine.

On-deck accommmodation includes one teak and two canvas awnings protecting the navigation position and forward and after decks, a dining table seating eight, other seating accommodation abaft the helm, and two fresh-air sleeping berths.

Below decks the midships section contains the saloon and a separate wash-room with WC, entered from the after companionway. There are also a galley and a stateroom, entered either through the main saloon or via a separate forward companionway.

Kristin is currently on a circumnavigation, and is ideal either as a live-aboard or for charter.

Further information on Customs requirements if importing this vessel to Australia is available on request.

Presently on cruise in the Carribbean, but contactable via email.

Air-fares to inspect Kristin may be refunded on sale.


4. s/v Aileen Louisa

 

$6800

Tom Whitfield /
T&C Whitfield, Melbourne, 1986
LOA--15'-0"
LWL--15'-0'
Beam--5'-0"
Draft--0'-9" c/b up,
2'-9" c/b down

Sails--
Sprit mainsail 100 sq ft,
Staysail 20 sq ft

Aileen Louisa is a traditional plumb-stemmed clinker dinghy built in Victoria in 1986. This vessel is constructed of kauri on silver ash frames, with a jarrah keel and stem and mahogany transom, all copper- fastened. She has a removable bowsprit.

She is fitted with two rowing stations, and her fine quarters, wineglass transom, and full body make her an excellent, burdensome, pulling boat. In addition, she sails well with her large sprit mainsail and optional forestaysail. (The mainsail is presently used boomless, but a boom is also provided.)

The vessel comes on a fully-adjustable trailer (included in the price,) and an optional long-shaft 4.5 hp Seagull Silver Century outboard motor may also be available if desired.

Australian Capital Territory
Canberra

3. S/V Swallow

 

$60,000

A MacFarlane /
A MacFarlane, South Australia
Sparred length--48'
LBP--36'
LWL--30'
Beam --10'
Draft--5'
Displ--9.5 tons

Sails--gaff mainsail, gaff mizzen, staysail, jib

Cruisng ketch

A comfortable cruising vessel, originally built in Birkenhead SA in 1917, potential live-aboard

Construction -- jarrah and kauri on jarrah frames. Laid celery-top deck.

New Kubota engine, 2001 (15 hours, freshwater cooled)
New mainmast 2002.
New galley 2003.
Refurbished saloon 2004.

Victoria
Port Phillip

2. S/V Faoilean

 

$33,000

Iain Oughtred /
D Grewar
LOD--19'-9"
Beam--6'-8"
Draft--1-6" (c/b up)

Sails--gaff mainsail, gaff mizzen, staysail.
Total sail area 240 sq ft.

"Eun Na Mara"

Trailerable two-berth canoe yawl, launched 2003.

Built using the modern glued clinker technique, this vessel can be safely kept ashore under shelter when not in use.

Internal space is maximised by the use of twin centreboards, each case forming the face of a berth. The vessel carries 500 lbs of external lead ballast on her keel.

Queensland
Brisbane

1. S/V Sanderling

 

$17,000

Alan Buchanan /
B Spooner, Melbourne, 1973
LOD--20'-0"
LWL--17'-0":
Beam--7'-9"
Draft--2'-9"

Sails --bermudan mainsail, staysail, jib, storm jib, genoa.

YM 3-Tonner, launched 1973.

Construction --
Strip-planked white beech on spotted gum frames, with merbau main keel and deadwood. Deck and cockpit are sheathed in dynel and epoxy. 1200 lbs outside ballast on a full-length displacement keel. Twin steel bilge-keels allow her to stand upright in a drying berth.

Accommodation --
Two berths, galley, chart table, fitted bucket head, sail locker, hanging locker, two sideboards, and a deep cockpit with full-length seats, lockers, and lazarette.

Victoria
Western Port