|LONG RANGE, BALLASTED 0FFSHORE OCEAN GOING MOTOR VESSEL
Then why put it in these pages?
Because it is long past the time that a statement is made about Australian Designed and built boats.
This is a not for profit project that will employ Australian professional craftsmen, and use local suppliers of quality marine fittings and hardware.
This is a ballasted boat with 1.5 to 2 ton of encapsulated lead, which gives it a righting moment down to and beyond 95 degrees.
This will be a long range ocean crossing vessel, with an aft wheelhouse, and forward facing windows.
Stormboy is stabilised at rest with trawler arms [ commercial strength] with flooper stoppers for stability at rest, and fish for stabilising under way.
AU $900,000 Indicative price
||42' 8" - 13.00m|
||14 ft 6 insm|
||4 ft 8 ins fully laden [normally 4 ft 6 inch]m|
||17 ton laden Tonnes|
||Manly (Brisbane) QLD|
||B. WILSON C. CLIFFORD J. STUART|
||Mark Walker & Jim Stuart Marine|
||GRP Hand Laid over 25 mil foam|
||225 hp John Deere @2500 rpm driving through a 2 to 1
ZF reduction Gearbox.
Major engine room service carried out at 1000 hours inc heat exchange and geabox cooler sevice
major genset service at same time. Engine room updates now have the vessel ready to go to sea
Main engine Supplied by Steve Shale of Steves Diesel Capalaba
Dry stack exhaust system. Heat exchange cooling Engine room: Under wheel house floor
Plenty of engine access
||225 hp @2500 rpm|
||At 7.2 knots fuel burn will be 7 litres per hour on main engine|
||10 litres per hour @8 knots /// on a 3 month cruise allow 11 litres per hour inc gen set|
||8 knots to 8.2 knots|
||4 blade bronze prop on 2 inch shaft|
||8 KVA 1500 rpm Sea Wasp by Stuart Butler|
||2200 to 2250 litres|
||2200 litres filtered water [ vynelester resin in tanks... No taste]|
||Alloy 3.1 metre onStainless electric Davits|
||Tohatsu 8 hp|
||Two double sleeping cabins forward
sleeps a total of 6 people
||Electric large bowl at deck level in to 220 litre gravity discharge grp [ vynelester] holding tank There is provision for toilet below|
||Stereo internal and external speakers|
||4 burner Smev gas cooktop and grill
Electric 240 volt oven that operates in the cockpit
loads of bench space /large food pantry
||Iceer 12 volt Fridge and freezer
Also a large utectic fridge freezer in the lazarette which runs of 240 volt unit [ supplied by frezetec]
|Hot Water System
||240 volt 40 litre|
||300 feet of 13 mil [ tested link chain]
Lewmar anchor winch [ electric] up and down from the wheelhouse
||All up to coastal standard|
||3 x rule electric pumps with separate float swithches.. 240 volt electric roving pump /1 x hand pump|
||12 and 240 volt all wiring by Mike Bryant Marine Electrician
All new L E D lighting through out vessel
All batteries have been replaced in the past 12 months inc new house batteries [480 amp hours
new main engine cranking batteries x 2
new genset battery x 1
new bow thruster and anchor winch batteries x 2
|Full electronics package as supplied by Trymax of Capalaba
1 x AP 55 TMQ auto pilot. With its own dedicated pump
1 x [NEW] Ray marine Auto pilot [just installed] with its own dedicated pump
1 x Simrad 10 inch GPS plotter
1 x Lorenz GPS plotter with 12 screen
1 x humming bird depth sounder
1 x Raymarine [new ] second depth sounder
1 x binnacle compass
1 x Icom VHF radio
||Locally cast bronze deck cleats and fairleads|
||This project is as much about creating a timeless shape, and also local employment, rather than bringing in an imported boat. Therefore I have put together a small but professional team of boat builders, engineers, and technicians to create an offshore cruising motor vessel, based on a Tasmanian cray boat hull.
Australian boat builders find it difficult to compete with overseas companies, in labour costs, and many of our local boat building companies are planning to move offshore as well. There are still a few small boat building enterprises, such as Kevin Dick and sons of Noosa, and Barry Martin of Assagai marine
that still put quality long before profit. It would be a shame to lose the skills and dedication, and the ongoing apprentice training, inherited from master craftsmen such as these.
The last two pictures are of well known Tasmanian cray boats. They are designed and built to work the waters of Bass Strait and the west coast. Both of these boats have one thing in common, that give them the ability to work in southern waters. They both have a low centre of gravity, and the only part of the hull that is high is the bow for obvious reasons. Designs may change to suit the markets needs, but the sea never changes, and it has little respect for boats with a high centre of gravity Admire and appreciate these rugged and classic shapes, as when they are gone, there will be no one left with the skills to create them again.
By supporting Jim Stuart Marine Brokerage you are also supporting, in a small way Australian boat builders, and local ships chandlery suppliers along with all facets of the marine industry. THIS WILL HELP KEEP JOBS IN AUSTRALIA.
Watch this space as the boat progresses......