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Steam Yacht Preana

AU $1,000,000 
Expressions of interest
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Length 55' 9" - 17.00m
Usage Commercial
Vessel Location  Hobart Tasmania
Year  1886
Hull Material Timber Huon Pine
Steam Yacht Preana
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The majestic 'Preana' is one of a kind. She literally represents a gilt edged investment for anyone seeking a lucrative financial return, promotional avenues or anyone seeking to add to their collection of fine things.

Originally launched in Hobart in 1896,'Preana' led an extremely diverse life in and around the Port. Like many vessels of this era, she eventually fell into disrepair. In 1992 she was rescued from the muddy banks of the Derwent River by the Preana Trust, whose ambition it was to preserve a vital part of Hobart's maritime history. This resulted, in a daunting project over a considerably long period of time. 'Preana' has now been lovingly restored to her original condition, completing the project in 2009. Many of her original parts and fittings were "souvenired" over the years and lost to the restoration team. Those parts that could not be recovered have since been painstakingly hand made again. For example, the full set of fine tableware features the 'Preana' crest, which has been recreated by local artisans. All of this adds to the exceptional value of the vessel.

On boarding 'Preana' one steps back in time more than 100 years into an ambiance of Edwardian opulence, enjoyed by the aristocracy of this era. It is the plush, soft velvet upholstery in the magnificent main saloon, the warm glow of polished rare (Tasmanian) timbers and the glint of brass and silver lit by a crystal chandelier that creates this truly unique ambiance. Added to this is the mellifluous sound of the steam driven machinery in the open engine room, transporting one to a by-gone era.

'Preana' is without a doubt one of Australia's most significant historic vessels - she is Australia's oldest wood fired steam yacht.
In many ways her meticulous restoration establishes the benchmark against which all other steam yacht restorations can be now be judged.

As befits a vessel of her distinction, 'Preana' has a regal life of her own - according to SquareRigMaster, YouTube, 3 Jan, 2013 (see video in image gallery in this listing) "Preana is the most beautiful boat in Australia". 'Preana' has been given pride of place in Hobart's famous Constitution Dock and it is from here that she is operated as an exclusive charter in and around Hobart for up to 12 guests.

This one-of-a kind vessel is now 'For Sale' with the Preana Trust seeking opportunities to discuss her many attributes with interested parties who will be in a position to maintain and use 'Preana', either commercially or privately, in the manner to which she has become accustomed. The Trust will also consider a comparable asset exchange, eg real estate etc., to the same value.

For more information on the sale of 'Preana', including inventory and a colour brochure contact Yacht Sales Australia, 0414 236 337 or email: sales@yachtsalesaustralia. Com
AU $1,000,000 
Expressions of interest
Vessel Name  Preana
Boat Reference  HOB125a
Year  1886
Length  55' 9" - 17.00m
Beam  4m
Draft  1.6m
Displacement  13 tonnes
Vessel Location  Hobart Tasmania
Region  Tasmania
Designer  Hon. W. G. Gibson
Builder  Robert Inches Battery Point
Hull Material  Timber Huon Pine
Decks Material  White Beach
Engine  PINACE STEAM POWERED - US Navy type E compound engine, design dating from 1905 with specially fabricated vertically fired tube. Steam boiler designed to comply with the Australian code AS 1797-1986 with grate designed for wood firing. In A1 condition. Completely restored, rings, bearings etc. New ascentrics etc.
Horsepower  36kw
Fuel Type  Steam
Fuel Consumption  2 bags per hour
Max Speed  8 knots
Cruise Speed  5-6 knots
Propulsion  Shaft drive with 3 blade propellor
Water  Approx 400 litres + spare 150 litre tank (can be converted to diesel)
Covers  Permanent clears plus full over- boat covers
Accommodation  When boarding 'Preana' from the stern, you pass through a roomy external cockpit area with a curved timber Juliette seat. Going foreword, you pass through the 'old world' Saloon entertaining area with seating for 8 guests around a beautifully inlaid table, cystal chandelier with complimented by rich timbers into an open galley area. This galley is set up for either external or board catering with all the necessary appliances and appropriate bench space. The galley opens into the semi open air steam engine room with its spectacular operating live steam engine and the Captain's navigation station. Foreword again and you're into the front cabin comprising enclosed head and two bunk sleeping area with extensive under the bunks.
Cabins  2
Berths  2
Toilet  Marine with macerator and black & grey holding tanks
Entertainment  TV/DVD, Mp3 AM/FM stereo. Microphone amplifier with 8 speakers for conference use
Galley  Galley has been design to enable commercial use in the catering of functions and conferences etc. The galley is fully equipped with 'Preana' monogrammed dinner & side plates, cups & saucers, all glasses, cutlery, with all servery items inc Silver samovar (an upmarket version of the Windermere kettle!). Brass single bowl sink with hot & cold pressure water
Refrigeration  Bar fridge - 240v
Freezer  Yes
Stove  Four burner gas stove & oven with micro wave.
Hot Water System  Gas instantaneous
Ground Tackle  Admiral anchor with chain & warp
Safety Gear  Fully equipped for commercial operation, to Cat: 2E (R)
Bilge Pumps  Three - 2 x electric and one Whaler style manual
Life Raft  Yes
Epirb  Yes
Life Jackets  Yes
Flares  Yes
Fire Protection  Fully equipped for commercial operation
Electrics  2 x 12v batteries. Invertor, 240/12 volt. VHF radio. Full back to base security system
Chart plotter, depth sounder, compass in binnacle
Deck Gear  Juilette seat around stern
Remarks  'Preana' has been refurbished with commercial use in mind, she is currently registered to the following Survey classification: 2E (R) in addition to Certificate of completion Marine & Safety Tasmania 6th February 2009. As further acknowledgement of her historical significance she was listed on the Australian Register of Historic Vessel in February 2011
 Seller Details
Broker / Dealer  Yacht Sales Australia (NSW) Yacht Sales Australia (NSW)

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Telephone  02 9969 2144
Address  Middle Harbour Yacht Club
Lower Parriwi Road
City / Suburb  Mosman 2088
State  NSW
Country  Australia
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