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Custom 42ft Timber Motorsailer "Birrigan"

AU $75,000 
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Length 42' 0" - 12.81m
Usage Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location  Hobart TAS
Year  1961
Hull Material Timber (Jarrah). See Remarks for details.
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Custom 42ft Timber Motorsailer "Birrigan"
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Stong, capable timber motorsailer ready for serious, comfortable cruising. "Birrigan" was built for fishing in the Southern Ocean and has now been converted for recreational use. Sit in the wheelhouse saloon and enjoy the view while a dependable Gardner 6LW does the hard work. The honey tones of Huon Pine warm the interior and light floods in from numerous hatches and portlights. With a good maintenance history and presented in tidy condition, "Birrigan" is ready for summer cruising.
AU $75,000 
Vessel Name  MS Birrigan
Boat Reference  3852720
Year  1961
Length  42' 0" - 12.81m
Beam  4.4m
Draft  2.1m (7ft)
Displacement  21 tonnes
Vessel Location  Hobart TAS
Region  Tasmania
Builder  Porter and Sons, Adelaide.
Hull Material  Timber (Jarrah). See Remarks for details.
Decks Material  Oregon sheathed with fibreglass.
Engine  6LW 102hp diesel (62.6Kw).
Gardner 2UC mechanical 2:1 gearbox.
Stainless prop shaft ( 63.5mm) and 3-blade bronze prop.
Dry exhaust.
Steering: shaft and worm gear.
Engine oil and filers have been regularly changed and engine serviced in October each year.
Engine Make/Model  Gardner
Fuel Consumption  5 Ltrs / Hr at 6 knots
Max Speed  7 knots
Cruise Speed  Cruise all day at 6 knots
Genset  240v petrol generator (housed on foredeck).
Fuel  860 litres in two aluminium tanks (new 2010).
Water  Approx. 700 litres in two tanks: 1 x 400-litre stainless steel and 1 x 300-litre ply/fibreglass.
Dinghy  Substantial dinghy davits.
Accommodation  Aft wheelhouse fishing boat converted to recreational use. Open decks fwd with substantial bulwarks and capping rail (replaced 2010) and solid stainless rails. Boarding platform aft.

Extended wheelhouse with a large galley and L-shaped seating. Beautiful use of huon pine timber and excellent all-round visibility. Steps lead fwd to a cabin with double berths either side and a bathroom. Original brass portlights and a large overhead butterfly hatch give plenty of light to this huge cabin with headroom of 7ft+. In the bow, a second cabin has two single berths and again, portlights and fresh white paint create a pleasant, airy cabin.
Berths  Sleeps six: two doubles and two singles.
Toilet  Bathroom fwd with Jabsco marine toilet and shower.
Entertainment  AM/FM stereo
Galley  Galley situated to stbd in wheelhouse. Full-length bench with double sink and drainer. Excellent storage space.
Refrigeration  12V/240v fridge in galley (front opening under bench).
Portable 12V/240V ABR fridge/freezer.
Stove  SMEV domestic size three-burner gas stove with grill. Gas locker on aft deck.
Hot Water System  30-litre hot water cylinder fitted but not plumbed.
Ground Tackle  Cloverdale hydraulic anchor windlass. New hydraulic controller fitted 2015.
g 27kg CQR anchor + 40m x 10mm chain.
Spare 30k Bruce anchor
Safety Gear  Lifering.
2 x Fire extinguishers.
20 x Type 1 PFDs.
Bilge Pumps  2 x 12V bilge pumps. 1 x manual whale Gusher bilge pump.
Electrics  Separate engine and house battery banks: 2 x 12V deep cycle house batteries and 1 x 24V engine start battery. All batteries NEW Feb 2015.
240V petrol generator housed on foredeck.
3 x trickle-charge solar panels.
VHF radio.
Raymarine depth sounder.
Deck Gear  Box-section Oregon mast and alumium boom.
7x19 galvanised rigging.
Mainsail and two headsails.
Remarks  Construction: 50mm Jarrah planking.
Frames: 70mm x 38mm @ 230 centres.
Beams: 125mm x 75mm @ 450 centres.
Stringer: 1 x 50mm x 50mm.
Steel shoe on keel.
Slipped and antifouled October 2016.
 Seller Details
Broker / Dealer  Boat Sales Tasmania Boat Sales Tasmania

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Telephone  1300 288 007
Address  Muirs Boat Yard
44 Napoleon St
Battery Point
City / Suburb  Hobart 7004
State  TAS
Country  Australia
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