Norman Wright Bridgedeck Cruiser


Price
AU $890,000 Finance
Currency
Length
75' 0" - 22.87m
Use
Cruising
Vessel Location
Church Point NSW Insurance
Year
1969
Hull Material
Timber Double diagonal

Long range bluewater cruiser in "Turn key" condition. Three major refits and upgrades in the past ten years without regard to cost have resulted in a very special vessel that is ready to explore wherever you choose.
The destroyer bow and relatvively narrow lines compared to the modern fibreglass coastal cruiser make Matthew flinders a truly remarkable boat at sea.
An effortless 11 knots cruising speed with very little pitching moment due to the fine bow and very little roll make this vessel "one of a kind" that you will not find today.
Matthew Flinders has a range of over 2000 NM which is very seldom matched in todays passagemakers.


Price
AU $890,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Matthew Flinders
Boat Reference
Mattflin
Year
1969
Length
75' 0" - 22.87m
Beam
18'
Draft
6'
Vessel Location
Church Point Nsw
Region
New South Wales
Registration
MF 100N
Designer
Ron Wright
Builder
Millcraft, Brisbane. Built to Queensland survey as a pilot vessel.
Hull Material
Timber Double diagonal
Decks Material
Plywood, glassed with painted nonskid, new 2016
Engine
2 X 3406BTA Caterpillar diesel fuelled engines of 435HP (Installed 1995) carried on heavy timber engine bearer frames. Close coupled Twin Disc 510A type reduction gearboxes of 2:1 ratio driving 4 bladed 24X32 NFM propellers. Propeller shafts are 2.75 inch K Monel with Tides Marine dripless seals.
Engine Make
Caterpillar
Number Engines
2
Horsepower
435
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
30/35 lph total at 10.5 knots
Max Speed
15
Cruise Speed
11
Propulsion
Two 24x 32 NFM propellors
Thrusters
Bow thruster, new 2012
Genset
16KVA and 7.5 KVA
Fuel
7000 in four alloy tanks
Water
2,400 liters in stainless steel tanks
Dinghy
New RIB 2016
Outboard
30 hp four stroke Honda, as new.
Accommodation
Four generous cabins sleeping 8 in comfort.

Forward section
Two large single berths in the bow.
Twin up/dow single cabin to port.
Double cabin to starboard.
Bathroom with stall shower.

Owners ensuite cabin aft. King island bed.
Cabins
4
Berths
8
Shower
Three, hot and cold
Toilet
Three, New 2012
Air-Con
Yes through out
Galley
Located starboard side midships area of main deck, equipped with St George LPG five burner cooktop
Fisher & Paykel electric oven
Sanyo Microwave oven
Watson & Skogg two door eutectic fridge
Stainless steel double bowl sink
Extensive cupboard and drawer storage
New Bosch washer and Bosch drier.
Refrigeration
Fridge and freezer in galley.
Fridge and freezer in saloon.
Hot Water
200 liter
Ground Tackle
Hoey-Fry hydraulic anchor windlass with deck and wheelhouse controls.
100 metres 5/8" short link anchor chain with 70kg CQR type anchor shackled direct. Spare 70kg CQR type anchor, 30kg CQR anchor with 50metres of 5/8" chain. Assorted towlines and mooring lines appropriate for the vessel
Bilge Pumps
Engine driven and three electric
Epirb
Yes
Life Jackets
15
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
Yes
Electrics
Generators ONAN 16KVA diesel alternator system located aft end of engine room
ONAN 7.5KVA diesel alternator system located in lazarette.
240v AC shore power connections for single and three phase supply.
Changeover switching system located in wheelhouse.
Electronics / Navigation
ICOM VHF
Irridium Sat phone
course master autopilot
Simrad plotter/ radar
Furuno HF radio
Deck Gear
New exterior cushions and cover top and front.
Remarks
Matthew Flinders was designed by Norman R Wright & Sons in 1969 as a fast pilot vessel to service the Port of Brisbane. Designed by Mr Ron Wright, the Matthew Flinders and its sister ship John Oxley represented the most advanced design for an all weather, ocean going fast pilot vessel.
Built for the Queensland government, the design and build process was the highest quality available.
Indeed, the design of current semi displacement fast motor yachts can be traced to the unique proportions of Ron Wright's design.
After twenty years superb service to the Brisbane pilots, the Matthew Flinders and the John Oxley were replaced by a new and smaller generation of pilot vessels, also designed and built by Norman Wright & Sons.
Since its retirement from active service, the Matthew Flinders has been carefully and sympathetically converted to an elegant custom motor yacht.

Three recent major refits/upgrades are described below.

Refit 1 at Norman Wright 2007-8

Complete below waterline hull rebuild and epoxy. Any sub standard timber replaced.
New prop logs
New engine electronics
Whole electrical system up graded.
Stabilizers serviced.
Engines serviced, gensets serviced
Rebuild starb gearbox
Aft bathroom rebuilt. Grey water sumps replaced.

Refit 2 at Norman Wright's 2012

Topsides epoxt sheathed.
Paint decks & hull and install protective stainless for mooring lines
Paint flybridge deck
Bow thruster installed
Refit bilge pump system.
Outside Cushions & covers all re newed
Saloon and bridge couches all redone.
Galley tidy up. Remove dishwasher.
New carpets
Teak installed on new roof top sunlounge and table - then cushions & a cover to go over the whole thing.
New davit and RIB
Vents for bridge
Service Aircon in cabins. New roof-top air con compressor
Service both Onan's
Service engines
Check stabiliser bearings and service
Check all light circuits and convert to LED.
New fridge/freezer installed in saloon
New navigation electronics and radar.
Head linings replaced
Clears replaced
Cork floors resurfaced
New dining table

Refit 3 at Boatworks 2016

Full deck replaced. Timbers lifted, replaced, epoxied and painted.
New engine exhaust system
New heads and black water tank
Anchor winch rebuilt
New sump in chain locker
Old water tanks recommissioned
Fresh water system overhauled
Hatches stripped and rebuilt
Cabin painted to above windows
Floppers installed
Battery chargers replaced and electronics upgraded.
Deck wash replaced


Recent jobs
Stabiliser hydraulics replaced
Sat tv installed
4g WiFi upgraded
TV replaced
Engines and gensets serviced
New washer and dryer

CONTACT DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
MDBS Broken Bay
Telephone
Fax
+ 61 2 9979 7004
Address
PO Box 145
City / Suburb
Church Point
State
NSW
Country
Australia
Website


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