Norman Wright Cruiser Pilot Cruiser


Price
AU $165,000 Now reduced Finance
Currency
Length
45' 6" - 13.87m
Use
Leisure
Vessel Location
Scarborough Brisbane Northside Insurance
Year
1949
Hull Material
Timber

'Waiben' was first launched in 1949 and steamed to Thursday Island to take up her role as T I's pilot boat. Back then her role also included, customs launch, rescue boat, ferry, school bus etc. Her life as a working pilot cutter is recorded in the Harbours & Marine book on Port & Harbour development in Queensland 1824 - 1985 and was still working. She was sold out of the H&M fleet soon after and underwent a major rebuild by Ray Goldston at his boat building and maintenance facility on the Pioneer River Mackay. Ray & Val worked her again as the Fishing / Sunset cruise boat out of Brampton Island. She was purchased by Ed Barker in the mid naughties and after an extensive update she was back up to T I to celebrate her 60 th birthday amongst the people who knew her best. Several generations of locals had very fond memories of this wonderful vessel and many stories could be told. She is also featured in the Classic Moreton Bay Cruisers book alongside so many other beautiful vessels of her era. For various reason Ed has decided to put 'Waiben' on the market. Be quick as she is quite a catch.


Price
AU $165,000 Now reduced    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Waiben
Year
1949
Length
45' 6" - 13.87m
Beam
3.66 Mt
Draft
1.40 Mt
Displacement
20 ton Approx
Vessel Location
Scarborough Brisbane Northside
Region
Queensland
Designer
Norman Wright
Builder
Norman Wright
Hull Material
Timber
Decks Material
Marine ply epoxy sheathed
Engine
Ford Lees. Engine room: Excellent access
Engine Hours
Unknown
Genset
Large battery bank for inverter
Fuel
2000 Lt approx
Water
800 Lt
Dinghy
Stacer 350 proline new 2008
Outboard
Suzuki 6 HP new 2008
Covers
Asstd
Accommodation
Ten total
Shower
Fully enclosed of side deck, H&C with vanity
Toilet
Fully enclosed with shower
Galley
Aft with dinette very functional
Refrigeration
Waeco 150 Lt freezer & 200 Lt fridge very well insulated & efficient
Ground Tackle
60 & 65 Lbs CQR's ample chain & warp, electric winch
Safety Gear
Regulation
Electrics
Two banks for crank and four banks gel for house & inverter. Complete rewired 2007
Electronics / Navigation
Lowrance plotter & radar, TMQ pilot, Garmin & lowrance sounders, AIS, Icom VHF, 2 X MP3 players
Deck Gear
Functional
Remarks
'Waiben' underwent a major update in 2007 before her trip back to Thursday Island and she has been well maintained since.

CONTACT DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Sea Sports
Telephone
Fax
07-54448442
Address
P. O. Box 201
Mooloolaba
City / Suburb
Sunshine Coast
State
QLD
Country
Australia
Website


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