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Purdon & Featherstone 42 Launch "Awittaka"

Length 41' 9" - 12.73m
Usage Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location  Mooring off Battery Point Hobart TAS
Year  1947
Hull Material Timber Huon Pine on hardwood frames
Purdon & Featherstone 42 Launch "Awittaka"
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ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE. Built in 1947 and only two owners. Classic huon pine launch in exceptional condition. "Awittaka" is listed on the Australian Register of Historic Vessels held by the Australian National Maritime Museum and her history is impeccable. Originally owned by the builder, Mr. Frederick Clyde Featherstone of legendery Battery Point boatbuilders Purdon and Featherstone for the first 22 years of her life, "Awittaka" was purchased by the present owners in 1969 and has been maintained with no expense spared, being regularly used and obviously cherished ever since. Stepping aboard is an experience! Many original fittings are still as installed by the builders - light switches, lamps, door furniture etc. Yet a modern 120hp diesel drives this beautiful hull and the boat has been carefully upgraded over the years. "Awittaka" lies on a mooring just a few hundred metres from the boatyard where she first slid into the waters of the Derwent over sixty years ago and Mr Featherstone would be delighted if he could step aboard her today.

A capable coastal motor cruiser with mast for steadying sail. Cruised from Hobart to Flinders Island a number of times.
"Awittaka" is truly a piece of Australian maritime history and a tangible link with the days of top quality boat building and stylish boating. She is a delight to behold and we are proud to have a part in finding a new owner to continue her story.
Vessel Name  Awittaka
Boat Reference  3428195
Year  1947
Length  41' 9" - 12.73m
Beam  2.74m (9ft)
Draft  1.07m (3ft 6in)
Vessel Location  Mooring off Battery Point Hobart TAS
Region  Tasmania
Designer  Clyde Featherstone
Builder  Purdon and Featherstone
Hull Material  Timber Huon Pine on hardwood frames
Decks Material  King Billy pine
Engine  Volvo Penta TAMD31B 130hp diesel engine. Installed new 1992. Fresh water flushed after each trip. Fastidiously maintained with impeccable maintenance history.
Four-bladed bronze propellor on 38mm stainless shaft.
Engine spares including spare starter motor.
Set of tools to suit vessel
Fuel economy and speed: cruises comfortably at 9 - 10 knots (7 litres to the hour) with a maximum speed of 12 knots. Engine room: Fully sound-proofed engine box in saloon providing excellent access.
Engine Make/Model  Volvo Penta
Horsepower  130hp
Engine Hours  2318 (Nov 2014)
Genset  Scorpion portable 2-stroke generator located within timber casing on top deck
Fuel  350 litres in one stainless and two copper tanks.
Water  600 litres in one stainless and 2 copper tanks.
Covers  Canvas cockpit cover. Canvas boom cover. Front skylight canvas cover. Window shade covers.
Accommodation  Deep, well-protected aft cockpit opens into a stern cabin with two single berths. Ahead is the galley, with sink to port and stove to stbd. In the very light and airy saloon settees are placed either side of a central table concealing the engine box. The helm station is fwd to stbd. Moving fwd again, the enclosed toilet/shower is to port with the washbasin in a bathroom opposite. In the fwd cabin single berths port and stbd can be joined to create a large double berth. A cable locker occupies the bow.

The "flybridge" structure is a latter addition, concealing four storage lockers. The "funnel" provides well ventilated storage for gas bottles.
"Awittaka"s two masts carry a mainsail and self-tacking jib.

This vessel is presented in exceptionally good condition. All painted surfaces are sound, all soft furnishings is excellent condition. Original features have been maintained in excellent order or replacement carried out in a sensitive manner using top quality materials and professional installation. All work has been carried out by professional shipwrights, at least one of whom worked on the vessel when she was originally built.
'Awittaka" is slipped and antifouled annually in October.
Shower  Hot and cold shower and toilet in enclosed bathroom with shower sump.
Toilet  12V toilet in private compartment with shower.
Galley  Clipper S/S 2burner stove with oven and grill
Pressure water
Gas hot water
Rinnai Glow Ray ducted gas heater
2 x 9 kg gas bottles stored in funnel
Refrigeration  Separate fridge and freezer, each with individual compressor. Vegetable crisper.
Ground Tackle  Plough anchor.
Horizontal 12V anchor winch.
Substantial bollards
Safety Gear  Epirb
Fire Extinguisher
Fire blanket
Safety grab bag with flares and torch
One original life bouy
Electrics  3 x house batteries
1 x engine battery
1 solar panel
Battery monitor - Pulstronik
Amp Hour meter
Wagner single sideband transceiver
Palsonic 39 cm LCD TV/DVD Combo TFTV3842DT
Raytheon Pathfinder SL70 Radar
Navman Tracker 950
Raymarine Smart Pilot
Raymarine ST40 Wind meter
Navman 4150 SX Fish finder
Radio, channel ship to shore
Gas detector
Pioneer Radio/CD player (6 disc multi player)
Speakers GME aft, centre, rear and cockpit
Alarm system - audible and activated external blue light on Mizzen mast. Laser beam across cockpit
Deck Gear  Self-tacking steadying jib on main mast
Mizzen mast with small steadying sail
Mooring stabilizers and aluminium plates
Huon Pine stern flag pole
Instruction books for most equipment including engine
Fenders, ropes, boathook.
Custom-built huon pine curved boarding ladder with canvas cover.
Deck hoses, forward and aft
Inches Milibars Barometer
Hermle Ships clock (German)
Remarks  Awittaka is in impeccable order and ready for summer cruising.
 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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