|"New Silver Gull" is a rare and special classic stays'l ketch. The current owners purchased her in 1989 in a bad state and put their heart and soul (and money) into bringing her back to what is quite probably better than when new in 1939. The quality of the craftsmanship, the level of equipment and general presentation is world class.
The refit and upgrading process has been undertaken with the desire to retain as much as possible, the traditional boat feel and appearance. The furniture in the saloon and galley is all polished timber, with leather covers and laid Beech cabin soles. Where possible, 21st century 'luxuries', such as microwave oven, air-conditioning, washing machine, TV and electronics are discretely hidden behind closed doors or panels. This then gives a feel of a 'gentlemen's club' atmosphere below.
This fine vessel has thousands of sea miles under her keel proving she is more than just a pretty boat.
||New Silver Gull|
||47' 7" - 14.50m|
|Keel / Ballast
||Full length keel with steel shoe|
||Gold Coast, QLD|
||H. Newton Scott|
||H. Newton Scott|
||Beech (22mm) over hardwood (19mm) over Douglas Fir planking (40mm) on Spotted Gum beams (40-60mm)|
||Yanmar 100 HP turbo (totally refurbished 2011)
3 bladed bronze fixed propeller. Engine room: Below companionway.
||2100 as at Feb 2015|
||Kubota 2 cylinder diesel engine - 430hrs (totally refurbished 2011)|
||450 litres in alum. Tank & auxiliary 120ltr alum. Tank|
||500 litres in 2 tanks plus 140ltr/hr watermaker|
||2.6 metre rigid inflatable 'Gemini' tender, aluminium hull on S/S davits|
||Yamaha 3 HP outboard (2003) Yamaha 5 HP outboard|
||Cockpit hardtop dodger w/ laminated glass panels fully enclosed by Sunbrella covers|
||The spectacular interior is fully lined in solid Cedar and Mahogany timbers, and outfitted in other hardwoods to a very high standard. It was all stripped and refurbished in 2011. In addition, all berths and cushions were re-covered in 2011 using quality fabrics.
5 steps from the main deck, down the companionway to the fully equipped galley on the starboard side. To port and aft is the guest accommodation, featuring two single bunks and vanity unit with seating. Immediately forward is the fully enclosed guest bathroom. The main saloon is beautifully lit by a large opening skylight and houses a dinette with seating for 6 to port, nav station and additional seating to starboard. The forward stateroom features a queen size bed and ensuite.
The forward cabin and saloon are air-conditioned and heating is provided by a Muirs cabin heater in the saloon.
||Hot & cold pressure water in enclosed bathroom.|
||2x bathroow with manual toilet (1 is a'Simpson & Lawrence' Baby Blake manual marine)60 litre holding tank'Tank Tender' fuel/water/sullage indicator systemAutomatic washing machine fitted in aft cabin.|
||Broadwater 'Schooner' 4 burner gimbaled gas stove with grill and oven (certified gas system).
Emergency 2 burner kerosene stove
3-Gas bottles with integrated BBQ
||Eutectic/electric refrigerator/freezer (totally refurbished 2011)|
||1 x 60 lb & 1 X 100 lb Plow anchors
80m x 12mm galvanized chain
1 X 80 lb Fisherman
1 X 30 lb Danforth stern anchor
Simpson Lawrence electric anchor winch (totally refurbished 2011)
Electric stern anchor winch
||Safety gear up to AYF Cat 1.
Gas detector/alarm system and auto shut off solenoid
Engine driven 2" Jabsco bilge pump with manual clutch
Jabsco manual bilge pump accessible from cockpit for main engine bilge;
4 electric pumps for separate cabin/lazarette compartments all fitted with auto float switches and bilge alarms.
4 Inflatable lifejackets
4 person liferaft (fitted 2014)
406 EPIRB with GPS
2 Life Buoys ; Dan buoy; Life buoy light; man overboard rescue sling
4 Safety harnesses
3 Portable extinguishers 1kg D/C
||12v DC and 240v AC electrical systems
Batteries: Starting banks (2x 12v) for all machinery and (6x Trojan SCS225) domestic and lighting banks + 1 Emergency VHF battery.
Alternators: 2 off Main engine & 1x 210 amp 12v DC generating alternator fitted to genset
Automatic battery chargers(New)
1800 watt sine wave inverter
2x 80 watt Solar panels fitted to aft targa bar.
|Integrated 'Raymarine' nav instrumentation as follows:
2x Raymarine C series 40cm colour plotters (cockpit and nav station) (new 2014)
ST60 Wind instruments
ST 5000 Autopilot
Raymarine Digital Radar (2014)
'Simpson & Lawrence' trailing log
Northstar 538I Explorer GPS/plotter
Navstar DR plotter
7x50 Steiner Commander V marine binoculars with compass 1-'Raytheon' Differential GPS
1 - Garmin handheld GPS
ICOM MC710 HF SSB radio
ICOM ICM59 VHF radio
ICOM M304 VHF w/ DSC
GME Handheld VHF radio
85cm Flatscreen TV
SONY sound system
Full set East Australia Admiralty navigational charts (46)
Navigation equipment and books.
Plastimo Contest (Cockpit)
Danforth Constellation (Nav station)
||6 working sails ( Main trysail / Staysail / Yankee / Mizzen staysail / Mizzen / Jib Top) plus an MPS - All Doyle Fraser Melbourne and new 2011.|
|Mast / Rigging
||Timber main and mizzen masts stepped to keel and fitted with new wishbone booms.
Timber spinnaker pole.
Timber bowsprit with full Beech deck overlay; bobstay and dolphin striker, and integrated anchoring system.
Standing rigging stainless steel;
Main mast standing rigging renewed 2011;
Mizzen mast renewed 2011.
Hutton yankee sail roller furling system fitted 2014
Roller furler fitted to jib
Running rigging: Synthetic halyards, sheet ropes, uphaul/downhaul/outhaul and topping lifts to all sails
||Fresh and salt water pressure water systems, both internal and external. Deck wash/fire fighting pump.
140 ltr/hr reverse osmosis Water Maker (totally refurbished 2011)
SS pulpit, timber pushpit, bronze and timber stanchions (850mm) with 3 rows SS guardrails.
Integrated Dinghy lift davit at transom and crane on side deck.
Timber hinged duckboard.
Original owners, Harry and Oceana Newton-Scott, sailed the Gull from Sydney in 1946 to Chicago via Hobart, Auckland, Fiji, Canton Island, Honolulu, British Columbia, San Francisco, Caribbean and US East Coast to the Great Lakes. 12 years later, she returned to Australia via the US Inter Continental Waterway, West Indies, Panama, Marquesas, Cook Islands, Fiji, and Vanuatu. All this with just a sextant, compass, trailing log and accurate time keeping device.
Current owners found the yacht laid up in the Clarence River in 1989, and have spent most of the time since, slowly bringing her back to her former state. Her travels since 1989 have taken her from Hobart to the top of the Queensland East coast. 'The Gull' has been granted historical Yacht status by the Australian National Maritime Museum.