42. 'Mole' skiff
|I Oughtred /
Hull weight--115 lb
|The 'Mole' design was named after
that friendly creature in Kenneth Grahame's 'The
Wind In The Willows', who found such delight in
discovering the joys of messing about in boats.
With plans by the well-known Australian-born
designer Iain Oughtred, the 'Mole's' design is
based on that of a typical Thames skiff. But her
size was especially chosen to be a few feet
shorter than the traditional 20'-24' skiff to
allow her to be both easily handled by one person
while quite capable of carrying three, and also
to allow of car-topping if necessary.
Construction is glued clinker ply, for which
Oughtred's designs are famous.
designer says of 'Mole', "Though
obviously a smooth-water boat, the very fine
entry and constant flare enable her to handle a
bit of wind-blown chop or the wake of a large
power boat, going a little too fast, with
surprising ease. The low freeboard and long keel
minimise the effect of a side-wind. With the fine
lines and narrow waterline beam she moves through
the water astonishingly fast, with practically no
effort on the oars."
vessel is fitted with a rudder managed using yoke
lines by a helmsman seated on the after thwart;
but the rudder can be entirely removed (or
perhaps the yoke lines cleated off) if the
oarsman is the sole occupant. An ornate and
comfortable backrest is provided for use by the
helmsman and goes beautifully with the carved
transom; this backrest can also be readily
removed if desired.
in excellent condition when purchased by her
present owner (see the last picture on her photo
page), she has nevertheless been given a new full
surface treatment inside and out by Sydney
Harbour Boat Builders, and now looks as though
she's about to be launched for the first time.
lovely vessel comes complete with jackstaff,
spoon oars, fully-fitted cover, registered road
trailer, painter, and two life-jackets.
also provided in the sale are the following
relevant owner's publications --
Clinker Plywood Building Manual,
Glued Lap Construction, Walter Simmons
Lines Lofting and Half Models, Walter Simmons
Wherries, Walter Simmons
Finishing, Walter Simmons
beautiful vessel capable of winning a maritime Concours
d'Elegance, this 'Mole' is also a delight to
row. And she is in addition the perfect vessel
for a leisurely picnic for two, on the river,
under the willows. All you will need to provide
is the wicker luncheon-basket....
39. 'Sea Urchin'
|S Watts /
Hull weight--200 lb approx.
|Less than five years old, this
lovely dinghy is a beautiful example of the Nova
Scotian designer Simon Watts' 'Sea Urchin' tender
-- a very pretty rowing dinghy and potentially an
excellent tender for a larger cruising vessel.
Quite justifiably, this boat was First Prize
winner at the Ballina Wooden Boat Show in 2015.
Urchin' was built by a professional boatbulder
for his own use, using only the best materials
and construction techniques. Her planking is
¼" hoop pine over steam-bent spotted gum
frames. The keel, hog, and laminated stem are all
of hoop pine. The thwarts and sternsheets are
select Burma teak, as are the inwales and burden
boards. The quarter knees, breasthook, and
standing knees are of laminated teak. The risers
are of fiddleback mountain ash and the transom is
Australian cedar. Also -- a mark of a
professional build -- rubbing strakes have been
fitted both above and below the sheer strake.
was built using a true 'belt-and-braces'
technique, being of traditional copper-riveted
clinker construction but with all the laps glued
with WEST system epoxy as well. On
top of this, all strakes were sealed with two
coats of epoxy prior to painting / varnishing.
This means that the new owner can enjoy all the
strength advantages of having a proper clinker
vessel, while also resting in the knowledge that
this vessel can be removed from the water and
stored under cover indefinitely without any risk
of the timbers' drying out -- and hence without
the consequent period of waiting for her to take
up again on relaunch. This truly is the best of
construction techniques for a transportable
'Sea Urchin' is easy and pleasurable to row. She
is capacious, being able to carry three adults in
relatively calm water. And being as burdensome as
she is she is also able to make an excellent
tender for a larger cruising vessel -- capable of
comfortably ferrying off two owners, enough food
for a week's cruising, and possibly the family
dog as well. Even the bow eye has been positioned
with a view to towing this dinghy.
'Sea Urchin' comes complete with oars and
rowlocks, a full boat cover, and a solid storage
cradle. No trailer is provided, the present owner
simply transporting her in the tray of his
utility. But in the absence of a trailer or a
similar vehicle, assistance may be available with
getting her to her new home.
in all, this is a most lovely-looking, practical,
vessel which will need only the barest minimum of
maintenance and which can provide many years of
enjoyment to her new owner.
31. s/v Carina
|L Randell /
S&A Williams, Fremantle, 1962/3
Main, fully battened
Headails, three, incl. a blade stormsail with top
|Carina is a 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Depth-finder (needs repair);
Two fire extinguishers;
Admiralty-pattern anchor with ample chain;
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.
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
|J Muir /
General Motors, Fishermen's Bend,
|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
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
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.
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
is stainless steeel and includes 1000 litres of
diesel and 70 litres of fresh water.
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.
safety equipment includes two engine-driven a
Carley float, two liferings, an eight-man
liferaft, and a 406 EPIRB.
two years ago Jabiru was in survey for
twelve passengers and two crew.
|J Slocum /
J B Jones Shipyard, Melbourne, 1925
Nissan 90HP diesel, model FD35, approx. 6 hours
running since last service Feb 09. Fuel
consumption approx. 1/4 gallon/hr at 4 kn.
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
Sounder--Garmin Fish Finder 100 blue
New radio/MP3 sound system, 6 internal and 4
New hands-free public address system
|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.
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.
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.
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. The plumbing was
also replaced in 2008.
addition, she contains--
- A two-burner stove with Chef
- Two refrigerators
- Pressurised hot and cold
water to galley and head
- An electric head
- 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
is under USL Commercial 1E survey for 35
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.
is the oldest vessel of her type in Australia,
and possibly the world.
9. s/v Phyllis
|Alfred Blore /
Displ. 17 tons
|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.
consists of saloon, galley, head, fore-cabin,
quarter-cabin, and large forepeak, all with full
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
Price of your own vessel
|Professional east coast shipwright,
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.
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.
of the completed vessel can be seen by clicking
on the picture or link.
Vessels listed below this line have been sold or
withdrawn from sale
41. Two Kayaks
Hull weight--50 lb approx.
|These are two almost-identical
historic kayaks. Note that while both vessels are
offered here as one lot at the price shown, the
owner would consider selling them individually if
These vessels are
single-seater cruising kayaks built to the same
design, namely the AH11 Skua, and have a
Canoe Federation classification of SK1 or TK1.
Apart from individual wear patterns the two
vessels are essentially identical, the main
difference being the omission of a cockpit
coaming in one of the boats for ease of portage.
kayaks were built to the same construction
standards, using the same construction methods.
The hulls and the cockpit side-decks are
constructed of 3/16" marine ply on 1/2"
ply frames. Stringers, hogs, keels, and deck
beams are from close-grained oregon. The
fore-decks and after-decks are of 10oz. canvas.
The cockpits are fitted with marine ply burden
boards. Both kayaks come with feathered double
paddles, which are also complete with drip rings.
vessels have been well-used and bear some
battle-scars accordingly. However, repairs have
been carefully undertaken as required (witness
the dutchman in one of the photos), and
fibreglass tape has been added to the chines on
one vessel to provide additional hull protection.
both vessels are ready for immediate launching,
some preparation in the form of sanding,
varnishing, and painting would of course have
them looking their best.
are vintage vessels. They have proved themselves
to be tough and serviceable for nearly half a
century, and there is every reason to believe
that with proper care they can go on doing so for
many more years to come.
please note that the owner is providing one
laminated and one plain copy of the working
drawing as part of the sale. This will enable the
new purchaser to readily provide a coaming for
the second vessel if desired.
The owner has just drastically reduced the price
of these two vessels in order to move them
quickly. This figure is now the genuine sale
price for both kayaks together.
40. Ocean Light
|L Jefcoate /
Hull weight--250 lb approx.
|A dinghy with a history, Ocean
Light gets her name from the movie in which
she featured. She was professionally built by
Lionel Jefcoate in New Zealand in about 1980.
Having been 'distressed' for her part in the film
(see the picture on her photo page), she has now
been properly restored.
what her owner says about her -- "I personally convinced
Lionel to sell it to a film production "The
Light Between Oceans" which we filmed in NZ
and Tasmania ... in 2014. The boat was [cosmetically]
'dressed down' to suit the style of movie and can
be seen as such when the abandoned baby washes
ashore in her ... I purchased the boat from the
production company and finally got time this year
to bring it back to what she originally was,
which is what I feel I owed Lionel. I now think
this boat should go to someone who appreciates
the work gone into her and will save her for many
years to come." The owner is clearly a
person of integrity where wooden boats are
concerned, and the standard of the restoration
work bears further witness to that.
traditional clinker, all the strakes being
copper-riveted to each other and to frames, with
the timbers being well-soaked with oil beforehand
to saturate and swell the fibres. Some details of
the timbers used are no longer known, but the
thwarts and other interior components are elm and
the oars are rewarewa. The strakes are believed
to be kauri. All the bronzeware was cast by the
has included recent repainting inside and out
with 'Bote Cote' paint system and all brightwork
with Norglass polygloss clear finish.
Note that the
position of the painter's bow eye could quite
easily be reversed through the stem, turning it
into a reasonably-placed towing eye. Note also
the existence of the sculling notch, useful for
people who know how to propel a dinghy using a
single oar over the stern.
While there is no
trailer included with the sale, Ocean Light
of course comes complete with her oars and
rowlocks. But the owner says he may possibly be
able to help with transporting Ocean Light
to her new home should the buyer not have a
trailer immediately available. In addition, he is
providing paint and varnish for touch-up if
And finally, along
with the sale the owner is also giving away a
signed copy of '57 Boats Later...', the
autobiography of Ocean Light's designer
and builder Lionel Jefcoate.
38. s/v Glissando
|M Newland /
Denman Marine, Kettering, 2014
Draft, c/b up--0'-9"
Draft, c/b down--4'-8"
Displ, unballasted--805 lb
Displ, full water ballast--1466 lb
Fully battened mainsail
giving a total area of 183 sq ft
|Just over three years old, Glissando
is a beautiful example of the Swallow Yachts
'BayRaider20' design -- a three-quarter-decked,
weatherly, comfortable, and almost unsinkable
dayboat and camping cruiser. This is the day-boat
for the 21st Century.
Glissando is built using the glued-ply
technique. Structural timbers in the hull are
celery-top pine, with planking from gaboon /
okume marine ply, and using WEST system
epoxy and fillers. The rubbing strake is
celery-top pine, the bench slats are huon pine,
and the outboard well pad is teak. The sails are
tan-bark coloured and made by Storm Bay Sails,
who also made the sail / spar storage bag and
custom fitted cover. Main, mizzen, and jib booms
are from hoop pine, while both masts are
carbon-fibre. The shrouds are made from the
strongest strength-for-weight material, UHMWPE (Dyneema
brand). Putting it briefly, this vessel was not
only built by one of our most-respected
Australian boat-builders, she is also made from
the best of materials.
The BayRaider is rigged as a sprit-boomed
bermudan ketch. The mizzen, though approaching
yawl-size, balances the self-tacking foresail so
well that she can be sailed effectively with the
mainsail handed. In addition, she can carry an
asymmetric spinnaker (not provided) if desired,
although a sprit would need to be added. The
foresail is fitted with roller furling. All
running rigging is led back to the helmsman's
position, making the vessel easily handed by one
person. The mainmast is mounted in a tabernacle
and can be lowered by simply handing the boom and
rolling up the sail, leaving the shrouds
attached. All spars but the mainmast can be
stowed inside the vessel for towing or storage,
the mainmast extending only about four feet past
the hull. In addition, she can be powered by an
outboard motor fitting in a well, whose slot,
when the motor is raised or removed, is covered
with mylar flaps to give a fair hull surface
underwater. Riging or derigging should take only
about quarter of an hour, once practised.
The open cockpit is large, with wide side benches
and a removable rowing thwart. In addition, the
side decks are wide enough for comfort if sitting
out. Glissando is capable of carrying an
entire family without effort, and the internal
layout is such that she can make an excellent,
spacious, camping cruiser. There is storage under
the side benches between buoyancy compartments,
and more storage under the foredeck and counter.
When it comes to sailing, the BayRaider is in a
class of its own. She's by no means flighty, but
unballasted and with a following breeze she can
plane at 10 kn or more. She is already quite
stiff (see below) but can be made stiffer if
required by the use of water ballast, which can
be loaded (by opening a valve) or discharged
(using self-bailers) while the vessel is under
way. Sailing with the ballast-tank full slows her
a little, but keeps her very stiff upwind. You
can expect to get 5-7 kn on a reach in a moderate
breeze. She can, if desired, be sailed or motored
directly on to a beach, where she runs up on her
keel and bilge skids
Safety has been paramount in the design of this
vessel, and she has been CE Certified for winds
to Force 6 and significant wave heights to over
six feet.. The vessel is provided with over 2200
lb of positive buoyancy in separate sealed
compartments under the decks. The boat has a
self-draining cockpit. The masts are sealed
hollow members that provide extra flotation
assistance in the unlikely event of a knockdown.
With the ballast tank full, she has an angle of
vanishing stability of over 120° and will
self-right from a 90° knock-down. There is a
unique feature in the self-flooding tank under
the port side-deck that fills in the event of a
full capsize and keeps the vessel at about 160°
instead of fully inverting -- which aids
single-handed recovery --and that empties itself
automatically once she's been righted. The rudder
has a boarding step formed in it to allow ready
access back into the boat from the water.
The vessel is provided with a removable rowing
thwart. She also comes with a boat cover,
outboard motor, and trailer with electric winch
(all as shown). Other equipment includes --
- A GME
EPIRB, model MT410G
- An ICOM
handheld VHF radio, model M23
- A Garmin handheld GPS, model
72S (waterproof / floating)
- 4 Marlin lightweight
inflatable lifejackets, model PFD150
- A Manson R3 anchor with
chain and rope warp
FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATION...
The BayRaider20 is described by her designer on this
webpage; the vessel was reviewed in
'Practical Boat Owner' when the design was
released in 2009; Glissando's
builders have provided a report on the vessel's
self-righting ability and overall safety here;
the BayRaider20 won 'Sail' magazine's Best Boat
Award in 2010;
and finally, there are some testimonials from
satisfied Australian owners of these vessels,
built by this builder, on this page.
it would be harder to find a safer or more
comfortable family day-boat anywhere in the
37. Canadian Canoe
|ABC Fabriken, Sweden /
Built mid 1970s
Weight 50 lbs approx.
|This traditional Canadian canoe is
one of the nicest cold-moulded canoes to be seen.
She was built in Sweden at the AB Brothers
Claesson works in Kungälv. She is thought to be
to the 'Trout' design that was imported to the UK
by Tyne Folding Boats, and we show a "Tyne'
catalogue entry accordingly. (Note that this
particular vessel is not a Tyne import, however.)
The design of the thwarts indicates that this
canoe was built after 1972, which means she was
only a few years old when the present owner
bought her in the late 1970s.
design was light and strong, being cold-moulded
from three 2 mm plies of gaboon mahogany, and
with ash stem and keel.
that construction includes both gunwales and
inwales for strength, and also that there are
both fore- and after-decks for even further
strength. Note also that each deck is provided
with a coaming to help minimise spray or
splashing when used in rough water. There is also
a hole through the deck stringer at each end to
take lifting straps, or for a painter.
ply burden boards are provided (in two sections),
and the canoe comes complete with two well-made
paddles, each tipped in brass. This vessel is in
excellent condition, having been stored
upside-down under cover for at least the last
thirty-five of her forty-odd years.
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 overhanging branches. Whichever way she is
used she is sure to give a great deal of pleasure
to her new owner.
36. s/v Driftwood
|JL Watkinson /
M Elton, Mortlake, 2003
Sails (five years old)--
Main, 94 sq ft
Mizzen, 22 sq ft
Headsail, 56 sq ft
Total 172 sq ft
|Like Footloose (No.33), Driftwood
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
Driftwood is a one-owner
vessel, originally built as a builder's
demonstration model. She is rigged as a
gunter-lug yawl with a boomless mainsail and
roller-furling headsail. The boat is
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.
bumkin is easily retractable (either on land or
afloat), and of course would normally be fully
retracted after each outing.
is of glued-ply clinker with iroko gunwales. 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
folding galvanised rudder. The hull exterior is
dynel-sheathed in epoxy resin, and the decks are
also sheathed. 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.
a demonstration vessel, Driftwood has
been finished to an exceptionally high standard.
Note that the centreboard is the heavier 130 lb
design provided for, which keeps her stiffer and
thus provides superior sailing performance.
a daysailer, accommodation is confined to the
cockpit itself, but includes plenty of dry
storage as mentioned under the fore- and
after-decks, and 'at-hand' storage under the
side-decks. Note that Driftwood is
provided with a cover and awning, and so can be
used as a beach cruiserif desired.
ancillary equipment comprises--
9 hp Yamaha outboard, low hours,
with remote fuel tank
One pair of oars, stowed under the side decks
when not in use
Three bronze rowlocks, one each side
amidships for rowing and one on the transom
Four PFD1 life-jackets
Heavy and light danforth-type anchors, with
chain and rope warps
Manual bilge pump
Deck-mounted Plastimo steering compass
Storage chocks to support rudder and all
spars inside the hull for towing
Boeing trailer with spare wheel
This is a lovely vessel in very good
condition -- a perfect day-sailer.
35. Goat Island
J Trethowan, Noosa, 2013
Displ--130 lb approx.
Balanced lug main, 105 sq ft, not provided -- see
|The Goat Island Skiff is an
Australian-designed planing dinghy, well-known
for its sailing abilities. Many of these vessels
have been built and sailed, both in Australia and
in other countries around the world. They are
safe, stable boats that, because of their planing
hull, are nevertheless capable of providing
Construction of this
almost-new example is of epoxy-glued marine ply
on western red cedar framing.The vessel is fully
complete, being fitted with seats, bulkheads,
drainage ports, and daggerplate trunk. As the
present owner has used the vessel only as a
runabout and a stable platform for fishing,
sailing rig is not included. However, the owner
is providing with the sale the complete design
plans for the designer's recommended balanced lug
rig, including mast, boom, yard, rudder, and
equipment provided with the vessel comprises --
Suzuki 4 HP 4-stroke outboard
(approx. 8 hrs), with stand and cover
Registered trailer with rollers, side
supports, and winch
Full-length tie-down boat cover
Pair of 9' oars, with rowlocks
Anchor, chain, and warps
is a thoroughly workmanlike vessel that can be
immediately used as a safe, roomy, and
comfortable runabout, and to which sailing gear
can readily be added by a home-builder if desired
to provide a smart and high-performing sailing
34. 'Old Shoe'
200 lb on keel
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 equipped 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.
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.
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.
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."
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
33. s/v Footloose
M Elton, Port Stephens, 1995
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
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
Her ancillary equipment comprises--
5 hp Honda outboard
Diaphragm bilge pump
Four adult-sized life jackets
A fully-reconditioned trailer
Note that all spars can be stowed
inside the hull for trailering.
32. s/v Tamara
|M Floyd/M Floyd, Pittwater, 2003
Displ--1.9 tons, incl an external lead keel of
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.
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.
includes lots of dry storage, space for a galley
stove, and a very large and comfortable double
Manson plough anchor, 25 lbs
Five fathoms of 5/16" chain
Twenty-five fathoms of 1/2" nylon rode
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
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.
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.
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
C Blunt, 1890
|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
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.
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.
Gull comes equpped with electric navigation
lights and suitable ground tackle.
Hancock (Ballina), 1965
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
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.
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
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.
28. s/v Catriona
A Percival, 2006
Draft--1'-6" (boards up)
Displ--approx 1½ tons
Standing lug mizzen
sail area --
240 sq ft
CQR bower anchor and rode
Danforth kedge anchor and warp
Assorted other lines
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
|R Parris /
J Dennerly, Brisbane, 2012
|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.
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.
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
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.
25. Rowing Skiff
|K Bassett /
M Coleman, Sydney, 2008
|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.)
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.
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
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
24. Trawler Hull
|Unknown, probably post-war
|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
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.
opportunity therefore exists for a dedicated
wooden boat enthusiast to breathe new life into
this lovely old trawler.
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.
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
23. s/v Miss Polly
A Gardner, NSW 2005
Draft--2'-6" (c/b up), 4'-2" (c/b down)
Mainsail 185 sq ft, with two rows of reefing
Jib 80 sq ft, with reefing points
Both sails are tanbark-coloured
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
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".
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
22. s/v Kestrel
W Smith, 2002
Draft--c/b up 1'-7"; c/b down 4'-0"
Gaff mainsail, jib, storm jib
Stuart Turner (Sole), 9hp, electric start
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
This dayboat has had very little use
and is virtually as new.
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
engine has been totally rebuilt, and she comes
complete with a custom-built tilt trailer with
Gladstone or Toowoomba
|Builders-- Benson & Shaw,
|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.
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.
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
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
|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
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.
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.
|Builders--Ned Jack (Trevallyn Boat
Sheds,) Launceston, 1918
Displ--5 tons approx
|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
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.
forepeak contains the head and also provides
plenty of storage space.
raised topsides forward mean the saloon and
forepeak are very spacious, and the deckhouse is
large and airy.
includes a gas stove, an electric/gas
refrigerator, galley sink, hydraulic steering
(two helming positions,) VHF radio, electric
anchor winch, and two bilge pumps.
Perkins engine was rebuilt in 2004/05, since when
it has run 150 hrs at most.
Rhelma comes with full walk-in walk-out
equipment--life jackets, lines, cutlery,
M Wilson, Canberra, 2001
Draft--0'-8" c/b up, 3'-4" c/b down
Mainsail 120 sq ft
Jib 50 sq ft
|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."
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.
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.
dinghy comes complete with a fully-adjustable
McKay trailer with tilt tray, on which she may be
16. 'Marisol' skiff
D Wickham, Adelaide, 2002
Draft--0'-9" c/b up, 2'-4" c/b down
weight--180 lbs approx
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 folding
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.
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.
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.
and all spars can be fitted inside the hull when
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
is a fine day-sailer for one or two adults, with
or without a small child as additional ballast.
G Buttrose, Manly, 2001
|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.
finished with cedar and teak trim, and has fitted
seats with cane inserts. She comes equipped with
bronze rowlocks and mountain ash oars.
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.
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
G Wright, Tas 2003
Draft--2'-6" (c/b up)
Mainsail 150 sq ft
Staysail 75 sq ft
Jib 55 sq ft
Self-furlers on both foresails.
Lombardini LDW502 M13 hp marine diesel (new,)
with with TMC40 2:1 marine gear, providing
adequate power for any sea condition, without
|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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
13. s/v Zephyr
|Eric Cox /
S H Stroud, Qld 1968
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.
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.
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.
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.
12. Clinker dinghy
|P Gartside /
Denman Marine, Kettering, Tasmania, 2010
|This beautiful professionaly-built
vessel, has been insured for $24,000, and is in
pristine condition. Won as a prize in the Hobart
Wooden Boat Festival, 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.
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, standing
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.
balanced lug sailing rig includes mast, yard,
boom, timber centreboard and rudder, and a
traditional cream-coloured sail.
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
PRESS: Wooden Boat Fittings' Mike Field inspected
this dinghy on 11 February 2016 and can vouch for
its quality and condition. The only visible
damage is a chip on the land of a port-side
strake, which could be filled if desired or
simply left as is. Also noted was the addition of
a spare mast, and the fact that the trailer is
fitted with a pulpit at the front to which
screens are lashed to protect the hull from
damage by stone chips while being towed.
11. Pocomoke kayak
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.
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.
kayak is in superb condition, requiring no
further work whatever.
two folding stands shown in the photos are
included in the price.
located in Canberra, she will shortly be moved to
Adelaide unless sold beforehand.
10. s/v Merganser
C N Vandernotte Shipyards,
Displ. 7 1/2 tons
Full locker of sails (plus spares) including
roller-furling headsail, all serviceable
double-ended cruiser/racer is a comfortable
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
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.
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.
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
* Solar panel plus engine-generated electric
* Original bronze sheet winches
* Hydraulic steering
* Aluminium IsoMast with new stainless steel
* Mercedes OM engine, fully serviced in 2009,
and with two spare propellors
* Dinghy with outboard engine
comes with full provenance, including her
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
Birkenhead, South Australia,
|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.
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
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
|Builder William Sergeant,
Ray Mead Boat Works,
Boulters Lock, Maidenhead, UK,
|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
electrically-powered, Giselle is now
equipped with a 28 hp Yanmar diesel engine (780
includes a forward saloon, a galley, table, head,
and main helm amidships, and an after cabin with
seating and a second table aft.
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
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.
equipment includes a gas detector, air horn,
depth-sounder, UHF radio, three-way refrigerator,
CD player and radio, and automatic and manual
shipyard, Meldorf, Germany, 1937
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
for tradewind sailing,
Squaresail 475 sq ft,
Skysail 105 sq ft
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.
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.
davits hoist a 10 ft. Carib dinghy with a 4 HP
Yamaha outboard engine.
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.
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.
is currently on a circumnavigation, and is ideal
either as a live-aboard or for charter.
information on Customs requirements if importing
this vessel to Australia is available on request.
on cruise in the Carribbean, but
contactable via email.
to inspect Kristin may be refunded on
4. s/v Aileen
T&C Whitfield, Melbourne, 1986
Draft--0'-9" c/b up,
2'-9" c/b down
Sprit mainsail 100 sq ft,
Staysail 20 sq ft
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
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
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.
A MacFarlane, South Australia
Sails--gaff mainsail, gaff
mizzen, staysail, jib
A comfortable cruising vessel,
originally built in Birkenhead SA in 1917,
-- jarrah and kauri on jarrah frames. Laid
Kubota engine, 2001 (15 hours, freshwater cooled)
New mainmast 2002.
New galley 2003.
Refurbished saloon 2004.
Draft--1-6" (c/b up)
mainsail, gaff mizzen, staysail.
Total sail area 240 sq ft.
Trailerable two-berth canoe
yawl, launched 2003.
using the modern glued clinker technique, this
vessel can be safely kept ashore under shelter
when not in use.
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.
B Spooner, Melbourne, 1973
Sails --bermudan mainsail,
staysail, jib, storm jib, genoa.
3-Tonner, launched 1973.
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.
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.