Couta Boat 26 Traditional Wooden boat steeped in history


Price
AU $45,000 Finance
Currency
Length
26' 0" - 7.93m
Use
Family, Leisure, Off-shore Fishing
Vessel Location
Tin Can Bay QLD Insurance
Year
1982
Hull Material
Timber
Presentation

Darling Maddie is a Ken Locco designed Couta boat, built and owned by Clive Beckingsale ( named Victory) in 1982.

"This craft's perfect compromise between seaworthiness, speed and capacity has made it a quintessential recreational sailing boat. Today, Couta boats are sought-after and keenly compete in races.
Couta Boats were used from around 1870 until the 1930s, although it survived as a commercial fishing vessel until the 1950s. The boats would head out to the grounds before dawn, most often out through the entrance to Port Phillip, with the infamous and often treacherous Rip This is where the Couta boats' qualities of seaworthiness were proven. Once their quota of barracouta was met, the fishermen turned their efforts to sailing back to port as fast and achievee best prices.
So while load carrying capacity was important, the need for speed under sail was also a sought-after characteristic. The typical Couta boat carried a gaff sail and jib set out on a long bowsprit, although the main sail developed into more of a gunter sail, as it had a very high peaked gaff or yard. In fact, a rig peculiar to the Couta boat evolved, which allowed for sail to be carried a lot higher than was usual at the time, and included the distinctive curved down bowsprit. " Quoted from Wikipedia

In the early 80's, a revival precipitated the rebuilding of the Couta boats.. Darling Maddie is build No. 3.
She is an excellent example of the Couta 26 and after having undergone a full renovation, she is ready for her new owner as a picture perfect example of the famous Couta 26,
Darling Maddie is available for inspection by appointment,


Price
AU $45,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Darling Maddie (nee Victory)
Boat Reference
DarlingMaddie
Year
1982
Length
26' 0" - 7.93m
Beam
3.25 m
Draft
1.1 to 1.8
Displacement
~3 ton
Keel / Ballast
Well ballasted
Vessel Location
Tin Can Bay Qld
Region
Queensland
Designer
Ken Locco
Builder
Clive Beckingsale
Hull Material
Timber
Decks Material
Timber
Engine
3YM20
Engine Make
Yanmar
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
20
Engine Hours
Low hours
Covers
Extensive covers over boat and sunscreened
Sail Inventory
2 jibs and Mainsail
Mast / Rigging
Wooden Mast
Rop e and block rigging
Remarks
Well maintained Couta boat 26 in very good condition.
"This craft's perfect compromise between seaworthiness, speed and capacity has made it a quintessential recreational sailing boat"

CONTACT DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Tin Can Bay Boat Sales
Telephone
Address
Tin Can Bay Marina
PO Box 223
City / Suburb
Tin Can Bay
State
QLD
Country
Australia
Website


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