|Enter the blissfully peaceful world of the displacement cruising boat, of which the Cape Moreton 30 is the epitome.
The Cape Moreton 30 is possibly Australia's best kept production boat secret. (quoted from Australian Boating November 1987)
Its well proportioned lines come from being a hard chined "Sharpie" style trawler yacht configuration.
The setup below is perfect for utilising the space provided, with 360 degree views from the coach-house, a well designed and positioned galley and a layout reminiscent of much larger boats.
This Cape Moreton 30, named Cape Moreton, has been maintained to a high standard.
She presents with an overall new paint job, new motor (New 89 kw Yanmar turbo shaft drive diesel) and gearbox and is very well presented.
As quoted from Australian Boating magazine ""The build of the Cape Moreton is a labour of love, built carefully and skillfully by a handpicked team of craftsmen that could easily be from another era". (The full article from Australian Boating is available by email. )
The keel, deadwood, stem, rim piece, chines, sheer clamps and engine bearers are laminated kauri. Stainless steel and silicon bronze fastenings, plus epoxy resins are used throughout.
With full bulwarks, the Cape Moreton is a very safe boat and her well proportioned design could have been for any size boat.
In fact, it is hard to recognise the size of the boat when viewed. This is always the signature of a good boat design.
A 10 m marina berth at Tin Can Bay Marina is also available at an extra cost of only $15,000 (Lease to Jan 2024)
||30' 0" - 9.15m|
||. 96 m|
||~ 4 ton unladen|
||Tin Can Bay QLD|
||Cape Moreton Boats|
||Composite 2 layers of 3/8 red cedar double diagonal planking over laminated kauri|
||Hoop Pine marine ply overlaid with Fibreglass|
||New 89 kw 4JH3-DTE shaft drive turbo charged and inter-cooled diesel
New 4J4H-HTE Gearbox
New engine mounts
||4-5 litres per hour|
||Up to 10 knots|
||Three blade re-pitched prop to suit new motor|
||Walker Bay ~ 4 years old|
||3.5 hp 2 stroke outboard|
||Window covers, fly-screens|
||Double in v berth single, table drops for double for guests.|
||Gas hot water|
||Saniloo Treatment works, electric macerator|
||Light airy well position galley with gas stove oven and griller, pressure water 2 fridges Electric Stainless steel sink, good bench space|
||~ 200 ft chain and CQR anchor,|
||Up to date EPIRB and flares, 4 life jackets|
||12 v 5 new batteries 2 start and 3 house|
|Navman Tracker 900 GPS Navman 7000 VHF, Hummingbird Depth sounder|
||Electric windlass with remote at helm|
||Classy boat, good presentation, new motor and recently painted.
Cape Moreton is a practical, comfortable, well ventilated, sea-kindly vessel and just a great looking boat