Custom Classic Timber Cruiser


Price
AU $45,000 Or nearest offer Finance
Currency
Length
33' 0" - 10.06m
Use
Family
Vessel Location
Main Beach QLD Insurance
Year
1927
Hull Material
Timber

Located at our Marina.

Here is a chance to own a 90 year old piece of Maritime history.

"Nyleta" was built in Cairns in 1927. And takes her name from an early mining community on the Atherton tablelands. It is also the birthplace of Mr R. T McManus who was chairman of the Cairns harbour board when the vessel was purchased and it was named Nyleta in his honour.

Before the second world war she was owned by the Cairns Harbour Board. She had a paid skipper and deckhand. During the second world war she was taken over by The Royal Australian Navy as 'naval patrol boat E15'. The E15 was painted battleship-grey and participated in numerous, highly secret, Navy, Army and Air Force operations in north.

"Nyleta" was originally power by a Southern Cross diesel engine with a wind up gear box. Today she is powered by a Perkins 4108,38HP, 4 Cylinder diesel which pushes her along at 8.5 knots.

1989 Nyleta was discovered abandoned on a vacant lot in Mackay by Craig & Brett Schionning who purchased the old girl for $2000 which included the boat, the engine, anchor, chain and two fire extinguishes. They spend the next 4 years stripping her down and completely restoring her.

From the waterline down she was copper sheathed. This was stripped off and helped finance the renovation. The hull was stripped back to bare timber and seams were cleaned out and spline were glued into the gaps. Four inch strips of 1/4 inch plywood was then glued and stapled diagonally over the hull. Unidirectional glass was then laid over the top. Internally she was totally striped out and new bulkheads and frames were fitted. State of the art unidirectional glass strips were also fitted down the hull for extra strength.

1998 Craig reluctantly sold Nyleta to her current owner and has been a popular boat here at the Southport Yacht Club over the last 19 years.


Price
AU $45,000 Or nearest offer    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
NYLETA
Boat Reference
P0900
Year
1927
Length
33' 0" - 10.06m
Beam
11ft Approx
Draft
1m Approx
Displacement
8000kgs Approx
Vessel Location
Main Beach Qld
Region
Queensland
Hull Material
Timber
Decks Material
Timber (Glassed Over)
Engine
38HP (Diesel Shaft)
Engine Make
Perkins
Number Engines
1
Fuel Type
Diesel
Max Speed
8.5
Fuel
75 Litres Approx
Water
150 Litres Approx.
Covers
Full Covers
Accommodation
Forward Double Bed
Cabins
1
Berths
2
Toilet
Yes
Galley
Gas Stove
Refrigeration
ENGEL Portable 12v Fridge
Ground Tackle
Muir Electric Winch.
Anchor and Chain.
Spare Anchor
Safety Gear
Standard Inshore Safeties
Bilge Pumps
Yes
Life Jackets
Yes
Electrics
Solar Panel. (Portable)
1 Start battery & 1 House Battery.
Electronics / Navigation
Depth Sounder.
GME VHF Radio
Remarks
Her current owners have proudly maintained this vessel for over 19 years and have all the history in documents, photos and other memorabilia to pass on to her new owner to see her over the century mark.

Antifoul late July 2017

CONTACT DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Bosun's Locker
Telephone
Fax
+61 7 5591 6147
Address
Southport Yacht Club Marina
MacArthur Parade
City / Suburb
Main Beach
State
QLD
Country
Australia
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