|MINERVA Long range timber cruiser, full walk around and shade [Full spotted gum Hull over laminated frames and copper roved]
Originally built for Neville Kuskoph [Ships engineer] in 1986. Built to USL 3B survey [not in survey now]
Minerva has never pulled a net in its working life. [Light commercial work only]
Built by Crouch of Mooloolabah.
After a lifetime of being involved in timber vessels, i consider this one, [ to be the jewel in the crown ] This one rates as good as timber boat building can get. Clean dry bilge..... All internal spaces are painted and easily inspected
Currently owned by respected marine engineering family.
At $285,000.00 Minerva is being advertised well under what it could be listed at.
Vessels that are engineered to this standard, built to this standard and presented in this condition are very rare indeed.
This boat is Practical /Handsome and Visually correct.
Most importantly Minerva is Authentic....... It has never been altered visually
6 LXB Gardner 127 hp @ 1500 rpm. As new 9 KVA Sea Wasp genset. Full walk around engine room.
Spotted Gum hull construction. Decks were heavily epoxy glassed from from new
The engine room upgrades are as you would expect from from a marine engineer.
Recent new batteries and battery boxes
New 100 litre hot water service
All pumps /engine coolers /manifolds and engine plumbing removed, upgreded, reconed and replaced
Tanks emptied, cleaned, new racor fuel filter fitted
New 9 KVA genset fitted with keel cooling
New dry stack on genset
new dry stack on main engine
All engine room systems checked, improved. This is a very nice machinery space to work in. Almost full headroom.
||Aus Reg. ON 852564|
||WB 128 Q|
||50' 0" - 15.25m|
||15 ftb 6 inch max|
||5 ftb 6 inch|
||35 ton approx|
||Urangan [ Hervey bay Queensland]|
||Crouch / Kuskoph|
||Crouch of Mooloolabah|
||Heavy grp epoxy over marine ply and hardwood deck beams|
||6 LXB 127 hp @ 1500 rpm... 508 Twin Disc reduction gears 3 to 1 reduction|
||127 hp @1500 rpm|
||6900 hours since new instal|
||11 to 12 litres per hour on main engine|
||Over 9 knots|
||8 knots [plus]|
||Shaft drive 75 mil to 4 blade Rogers and Lough Gear|
||As new 9 KVA sea wasp [keel cooled dry exhaust]|
||3000 litres in 2 tanks with inspections [ recently drained and cleaned]|
||1500 litres in GRP tanks|
||`12 ft GRP Kellick tender [by Kevin Dick of Noosa]|
||New to aft deck|
||Complete new internal fit out in saloon, new upholstery new custom table, new carpet /curtains. Recent upgraded galley|
||Two main cabins with the scope to add an owners cabin amidships with room for island bed [ full width cabin below deck]|
||Five at present|
||Hot and cold at deck level [new 100 litre hot water service|
||New Tecma at deck level to holding tank|
||Stereo /tv by Fusion|
||M D V Air Con system|
||Recent complete new galley /plent of bench space|
||Large freezer on rear deck plus internal drinks fridge|
||New gas cooktop and oven in galley|
|Hot Water System
||New 100 litre capacity|
||Hydraulic Anchor Winch 1/2 inch tested link chain [big anchor gear]|
||All in test for coastal|
||Full bilge system with upgraded sea water pumps/ Clean dry Bilge|
||Vessel has been rewired by Wayne Love Marine Electrician [Brisbane]|
|TMQ Ap4 auto pilot
TMQ rudder indictator
Cobra VHF Radio
GME G X 600 VHF radio
Simrad NSS -8
Simrad NSS - 12
JRC - JMA 2254- Rasterscan Radar
Ritchie 100 mil binnacle compass
Enerdrive Elite battery monitor
E - Pro 1800 V Combi Inverter
||Vessel is stabilised with commercial arms and fish for stabilising whilst under way
Minerva has also been fitted with roll chocks under the current ownership [ see photo]
A hydraulic deck crane [heavy duty] has been fitted under the current ownership
||Minerva in the past two years has been painted top to botom. Two pack from the hull up, and single pack on the hull.
Roll chocks have been fitted to the hull, which makes the boat very comfortable at rest, and if conditions get too bad there are fish for stabilising whilst under way.
An experienced eye will also notice that this hull design is easily driven, and not a fuel guzzler. Also the draft is a very sensible 5 ft 6 inch max which makes the boat more user friendly.
Minerva is now a turn key situation and ready to go to sea.