|This pretty 31' timber cruising yacht was superbly built by her original owner in Melbourne in 1976 to the legendary Thomas Harrison-Butler's 'Sinah' design. Beautifully proportioned, she is a classic double-ender of moderate beam, a sweeping sheer, full length keel and renowned THB sea kindliness. She was expertly constructed of Iroko and Queensland Beech edge nailed planks on Spotted Gum ribs, traditionally copper nailed and roved. Decks are laid Queensland Beech over epoxy dynel sheathed marine ply.
She features a well equipped galley with stove, sink and even a 12v fridge located under the large chart table. She sleeps five in generous berths, there's a central drop side saloon table and a fully enclosed marine toilet with wash basin. Roomy, comfortable and with ample headroom throughout, the beautifully varnished Coachwood and Iroko interior exudes a warm ambience that will delight those who appreciate fine timber craftsmanship.
Her rig is easily managed and delivers good all round performance from her well balanced sail plan. Sails include a mainsail, furling genoa, furling jib, heavy weather jib, storm trisail, spinnaker plus an asymmetric cruising spinnaker. Her auxiliary engine is a Yanmar 3GM 30 28hp diesel driving a three blade propeller and providing the power to get you home in any weather.
Electronics include Log & Speedo, Depth Sounder and Fish Finder plus a GPS with plotter using C-Maps and a VHF radio with masthead aerial. Self steering is provided by an electronic tiller pilot or a Navik wind vane self-steering system. A manual anchor winch makes light work of anchoring.
Always maintained to a very high standard, this is a lovely looking yacht in every respect; definitely one to engender real pride of ownership.
There is so much more to this delightful classic yacht and only an inspection can truly do her justice. For further information, a comprehensive inventory, additional photo's or to arrange your inspection at Sandringham, please call Chris Furey on 0410 551 977 or complete the on-line enquiry form.
||31' 0" - 9.45m|
||8 Ft 9 in|
||Approx 7 Tonnes|
|Keel / Ballast
||Long Keel with cast iron ballast|
||Thomas Harrison Butler (UK)|
||Timber Iroko and Queensland Beech on Spotted Gum frames with Ironbark keelson|
||Queensland Beech laid decks over Dynel & Epoxy sheathed 12mm ply|
||3GM-30,3 cylinder marine diesel on Polyflex mounts with dual Polyflex shaft coupling.
55 Amp alternator
||27 HP max, 24 HP continuous|
||Approx 2 litres per hour at 2000 RPM|
||3 blade bronze propeller in aperture|
||200 Litres in two tanks|
||2.2m plywood dinghy with oars, can stow on cabin top|
||Winch covers, Mainsail cover.|
||Spacious saloon with good headroom throughout, dropside central saloon table, lockers and good storage capacity. Good sized navigation & chart table.
12v lighting plus three traditional brass gimballed kerosene lamps. Traditional varnished Iroko and Coachwood timber interior contrasting with navy blue velour upholstered bunk cushions.
||Forward cabin and main saloon|
||Forward V-Double berth, port and starboard settees and one quarter berth to starboard|
||Enclosed marine toilet with wash basin|
||Stereo AM FM CD Player.|
||To port with good storage capacity, stove, sink and 12v fridge|
||Good volume 12v fridge under chart table opposite galley|
||Two burner kero stove in gimbals|
||Vetus manual anchor winch with chain and rope gipsy, spurling pipe for chain stowage below decks.
3 anchors with 60m x 10mm chain plus warp
||Life jackets, fire extinguishers, life ring with strobe, EPIRB|
||Manual and electric|
||3 x 12V Batteries. Adverc Smart Charge system|
|Icom VHF radio with masthead whip aerial, Humminbird sounder & fish finder, Navman GPS with plotter,
VDO Sumlog ( not connected) Autohelm 1000 Tiller Autopilot. Compass and Hand Bearing compass
||Dacron mainsail with full battens
Furling genoa, Furling Jib,
Storm Jib and Trisail
Spinnaker plus Cruising (asymmetric) spinnaker.
|Mast / Rigging
||Alloy, single spreader deck stepped mast, alloy boom with integral reefing lines, alloy spinnaker pole.
Stainless steel standing rigging 2008. Detachable inner forestay for heavy weather jib or storm jib
Seafurl 2 headsail furler on forestay. Mainsheet track on bridge deck forward of cockpit.
||4 x Halyard and Reefing winches at mast, 2 Barlow self tailing sheet winches in cockpit. Tiller steering in deep cockpit.
Vinyl upholstered cockpit cushions.
||This a strongly built, clean, tidy and dry classic yacht that has been superbly maintained. Harrison Butler designs are renowned for their seaworthiness in offshore conditions. This is a vessel to delight the traditional wooden yacht enthusiast and her presence would much enhance the Geelong or Hobart Wooden Boat Festivals.|