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1892 Gaff-rigged Yacht"Clara"

AU $95,000 
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Length 28' 0" - 8.54m
Usage Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location  Franklin (south of Hobart) TAS
Year  1892
Hull Material Timber
1892 Gaff-rigged Yacht"Clara"
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Pretty as a picture, completely restored and ready for another century afloat! Built in about 1892,"Clara" is a gaff-rigged cruising yacht, designed and built in Tasmania of kauri. She has a well-documented history in a succession of owners and had undergone several conversions when the present owners bought her in 2011. She is now for sale in exceptional condition at the end of a very comprehensive refit at the world-renowned Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin, Tasmania. With traditional round bilge, straight stem, wineglass transom and centreboard, she now looks very much as she did in her prime, just prior to World War 1. A new Yanmar diesel complements the new mast, rigging and sails all constructed in a traditional manner in modern materials.
AU $95,000 
Vessel Name  Clara
Boat Reference  3428194
Year  1892
Length  28' 0" - 8.54m
Beam  8ft
Draft  2ft 8in
Displacement  Approx. 4 tonnes.
Keel / Ballast  Centreboard
Vessel Location  Franklin (south of Hobart) TAS
Region  Tasmania
Builder  Thomas Williams
Hull Material  Timber
Decks Material  Marine plywood epoxy-sheathed.
Engine  NEW 2012 Yanmar 3YM20 20hp diesel, installed in a centrally located engine box with control panel and throttle installed on the engine box. Engine room: Engine box in centre of boat.
Engine Make/Model  Yanmar
Fuel  Stainless fuel tank.
Covers  Mainsail cover
Accommodation  Flush foredeck with a slightly raised cabintop extending aft of the mast. The cockpit is open.
Safety Gear  12v bilge pump.
Manual bilge pump.
Electrics  NEW Optima battery and battery isolater switch.
Sail Inventory  NEW mainsail, jib and topsail.
Fabricated in cream Duradon cloth, hand-finished. (Storm Bay Sails).
Mast / Rigging  Gaff-rigged with laminated oregon timber mast and boom.
Traditionally rigged by specialist tall ships rigger, Anastasia Konstantinidis.
All ropes modern synthetic material designed to look like hemp.
Deck Gear  Tiller steering.
Remarks  Refitted in 2014. Over $130,000 spent. Original planking retained but fully splined to make completely watertight. Only the top strake and about 6 ft of planking at stern waterline replaced (with celery top pine). Ribs mostly as fitted in the 1970s were in excellent condition, a small number were replaced/sistered mostly as part of general strengthening of the hull to take full sail again. The history of the vessel has been well researched. Full details of the refit are available and step-by-step photos. Receipts available (though the owner is too nervous to add them up!)
 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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