|Sail around the bay or around the world! Rarely does a yacht of this quality come on the market and in fact the owner built "Brolga" with the intention she would be passed down as a family heirloom. Constructed with meticulous detail from the highest quality materials and fittings to the design of Swiss marine architect Francoise Graeser, a favorite of Lyn and Larry Pardey. Equipped for bluewater voyaging with wind-vane steering, full electronics, excellent sail wardrobe and a reliable 28hp diesel. "Brolga" combines the romance of a craftsman-built timber vessel and the beautiful lines of a classic small passagemaker with all the refinements of modern sailing. She regularly performs well in Twilight racing. Systems are simple but very well put together and allow for easy short-handed sailing.
Circumstances change and "Brolga" must now to pass into new hands. She is presented in impeccable order and is ready to sail away now. We recommend an inspection of this remarkable yacht in Tasmania, the home of wooden boat building.
Australian Registration Official number: 854390
||32' 0" - 9.76m|
||3.43m (11ft 3in)|
||1.58m (5ft 2in)|
|Keel / Ballast
||Full keel and stern-hung rudder.|
||Oyster Cover Marina (black cap pile) Kettering TAS|
||Timber Brazilian cedar, epoxy laminate. Four layers of Australian cedar. See Remarks|
||Plywood covered by approx 4mm teak planking laid in black epoxy.|
||Volvo-Penta 2003 3-cylinder 28HP diesel with fresh-water cooling.|
||70 litre fuel tank with Racor fuel filter.|
||140 litres in three plywood/epoxy tanks.|
||Nutshell pram tender with sailing rig.|
||Dodger and cockpit cover.|
||The saloon had a folding table and settees port and starboard, with two outboard pilot berths. There is a double berth and toilet (Simpson-Lawrence), chain locker sail storage and clothes hanging locker in the forepeak.
Aft of the saloon is navigation station with chart storage to stbd and and galley to port. Beside the companionway is a wet clothes locker and there is generous storage in other lockers under the settees and berths. Woven cane locker doors give excellent ventilation throughout the boat.
Eberspacher ducted-air diesel cabin heater.
||Simpson Lawrence manual marine toilet in fwd cabin.|
||Force 10 3-burner gas stove with oven.
Stainless sink with fresh and saltwater taps.
Fynspray brass manual and foot pumps.
Timber bench top.
Good storage in cupboards and below bench.
Two 4.5kg stainless steel gas bottles.
||Muir 12V/1200W electric winch.
35 lb CQR anchor on 60 m chain.
70 lb fisherman storm anchor on nylon line fed from deck reel mounted by mast.
||ACR 406 EPIRB.
Echomax radar reflector.
RFD 4-person life raft (out of survey).
Life buoys and danbouy.
||Whale 12V automatic bilge pump and two Henderson manual bilge pumps|
||Three Lifeline AGM batteries.
Ample Power battery monitor/controller.
Next Step regulator.
75-watts of solar panels and Plasmatronics solar regulator.
Cetrek 12V/5amp battery charger.
Aqua Signal circuit breaker panels.
Shore power socket and built-in 240 volt power outlets.
Compact fluorescent cabin lights and tricolor navigation and anchor light. Deck light, steaming light, stern light and port and starboard steaming lights.
Raymarine RC320 charplotter
Raymarine, depth and wind instruments.
GME VHF radio.
Codan 8528S HF radioand automatic tuner.
Pactor modem SCS- PTC IIe for Seamail via HF radio.
GME Marine stereo/FM radio/CD player.
Twin Plastimo compasses
Sextant and sounding lead.
||Working sails are main, staysail and genoa.
The sail wardrobe includes an MPS and storm jib and trysail.
Twin poles for winging the genoa for downwind sailing.
|Mast / Rigging
||Spars are aircraft-grade Western hemlock, a timber with strength and weight characteristics part-way between Oregon pine and spruce. The mast is a hollow box section and the boom solid laminate. Bowsprit and tiller are teak. Mast is set in a stainless steel tabernacle to permit lowering.
Rigged with 9/32" 1x19 SS wire with Sta Lok terminations and stainless steel or bronze fittings. Sta Lok terminals can be re-used for DIY rig replacement.
Two pairs of (teak) spreaders with lower, intermediate and upper shrouds, inner and outer forestays and twin backstays.
Spectra running backstays.
||Fleming wind vane
Arco Hutton bronze winches for mainsheet, staysail/runners, mast halyards, reefing lines.
Barient 24-45 twospeed self-tailing sheet winches.
Bronze mooring cleats fore and aft, bronze dorade vents and port lights.
Magna charcoal barbeque
Bronze boat hooks
Jerry can storage in lazarette.
The boat comes with bedding, cooking utensils, plates, cutlery, charts and sailing guides, life-jackets and some wet-weather gear, fenders and mooring lines.
Numerous spares, including second set (aged) of working sails.
||Construction: Expoxy-laminate hull construction with ½" strip-planking covered by four layers of Australian cedar veneer and sheathed in Dynel. Backbone of Brazilian cedar and Australian hardwood, double sawn frames of Brazilian cedar. Bowsprit and tiller are teak.
Deck is plywood covered by approx 4mm teak planking laid in black epoxy. Deck beams are double sawn or, in cabin trunk, laminated timber.