1946 Classic Sloop

AU $25,000 Or nearest offer Finance
30' - 9.14m
Leisure, Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
RYCV, Williamstown
Launch Year
Hull Material
Timber Carvel-planked Queensland Beech / Spotted Gum keel and frames

Specifically designed for cruising Sydney Harbour, Pittwater and the surrounding NSW coast by renowned Sydney naval architect David Philp for Mr J. S. Moore of Point Piper and 4 years in construction, BUNGOONA ('Sandy Creek' in the language of the local Dharawal Nation) was launched onto Sydney Harbour on 15 February 1950 to no great fanfare.

Following redesign of the rig in 1957 by a young Alan Payne to satisfy Mr Moore's racing ambitions, for many years BUNGOONA was a regular entrant in the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's Sydney Harbour racing circuit before being brought to Melbourne in 1988 by her former owners where she has been a part of the Classic Yacht Association fleet ever since.

Listed on the Australian National Maritime Museum's Australian Register of Historic Vessels (ARHV), BUNGOONA remains to this day a fully documented example of postwar Sydney yacht design and construction using only the finest local timbers, materials and methods. The original drawings and specification documents have been passed down by successive owners and attest to the quality of her construction and minimal changes during her +70 years on the water.

Well maintained and still sailed regularly by her present owner, BUNGOONA presents well with her varnished interior, wide practical nonslip sheathed and painted decks, deep secure cockpit and varnished teak rails.

2021 Survey available to qualified buyers.

** Valued at over $40,000 she's now priced to sell to a good home **

AU $25,000 Or nearest offer    Finance   
Vessel Name
Launch Year
30' - 9.14m
9' 3" - 2.7m
4' 6" - 1.7m
6.53 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Long Keel with Lead Ballast (3t external, 5cwt internal), transom hung rudder
Vessel Location
Rycv, Williamstown
David Philp, Sydney, NSW
J. S Moore & Arthur Taylor
Hull Material
Timber Carvel-planked Queensland Beech / Spotted Gum keel and frames
Decks Material
Sheathed, caulked and painted ¾" T&G boards on ¼" ply
Volvo Penta MD2040 freshwater cooled 3cyl diesel, located in engine box under companion way. Engine reconditioned in 2010 and serviced regularly. Originally fitted with a Henry Meadows 25HP petrol engine, the current engine, coupled with the 3- bladed feathering propellor, provides more than sufficient reliable power to motor safely home through the worst weather imaginable and provides the ability to tow other yachts of equal or larger size without complaint.
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Number Engines
41 HP
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
4 litres/hr at 6 knots
Max Speed
7.5 knots
Cruise Speed
5-6 knots
Shaft drive to a 3-blade Autostream 3000 feathering propellor. Bronze stern tube replaced in 2015.
20 gallons in a single copper tank, starboard side
Full boat cover
2 x boom covers (one old, one for boat shows!)
1 x over-boom awning (blue)
The combination of large side windows and chromed bronze port-lights, varnished timber and grown knees below a white painted deck-head make the boat feel solid, warm and secure below in any weather.

Immediately to port within the dog-house is a small galley area with a custom stainless steel sink. To starboard is a 2-burner metho stove and grill within a custom stainless steel hood. The saloon has comfortable settee-berths each side with a folding centre table, lit at night with a bulkhead-hung portable oil lamp, supplemented by discrete LED lighting strips above open shelving either side.

Forward through a curtained companionway with storage to starboard and an enclosed head to port are 2 x convertible cots (generally used for rope and sail stowage) with opening fore-hatch over, fitted with a bronze deadlight and solar ventilator.
2 + 2 berths
For the ladies, a low-maintenance manually-operated Lavac Zenith marine toilet is located to port forward of the saloon with privacy curtains provided fore and aft.
A GMC stereo radio/cassette player with a 12VDC cigarette-style socket beside to charge personal items. Matching stereo speakers are installed within the saloon port and starboard.
The Galley to port contains a custom stainless-steel sink with drainer and cold water supply. Behind and to the left is ample storage including a food bin. A serving tray/table folds down to the right for a little added space when preparing meals.

To starboard is a 2-burner metho stove and grill mounted within a practical stainless steel hood to contain any splashes, spills or fires(!) that may break out in the ocean swells. Pots and pan storage is provided both behind and below the stove, with provision for a portable esky/fridge to the right.
2-burner metho stove and grill
Ground Tackle
Bronze stem-head fitting with twin rollers
15kg Plow anchor + 10kg Danforth kedge anchor with 15 mtr chain and 25mtr nylon warp.
Anchor Winch: 1950s vintage bronze (not fitted)
Safety Gear
Vessel meets or exceeds Australian Sailing (AS) Category 5N

Grab Bag with V Sheet, Flares and throwing line
First Aid Kit
Boarding ladder
Bilge Pumps
1 x Electric and 1 x Manual
Life Raft
1 x horseshoe Life Ring
Life Jackets
2 x Inflatable, 2 x Non-inflatable and 1 x child's life jacket
2 x red + 2 x smoke to AS requirements
Fire Protection
1 x dry chemical Fire extinguisher, Fire Blanket
2 x 12v Deep-cycle Marine Batteries (replaced Oct 2022)
Victron BMV-602 battery monitor (installed 2010)
Demountable solar panel
Electronics / Navigation
Plastimo compass
Raymarine ST60+ Tridata depth display (installed 2010)
Icom VHF Marine Radio (installed 2015)
Navigation lights port/starboard/stern including masthead and deck lights (originals from 1950!).
Sail Inventory
1 x Main
2 x Genoas (Hood cruising and Doyle racing)
1 x Self-tacking #3 Jib (new) and varnished Jib Club
1 x Spinnaker
Mast / Rigging
Hollow-section spruce mast and boom to 1957 Alan Payne design. Single spreader, ¾-rigged, keel-stepped Mast with galvanised steel masthead, boom end and Jumper Struts and bronze goose-neck and spider-band. Original bronze sail track and slides. All halyards external.

Selden Furlex headsail furler fitted 2010. Forestay attached through furler to sturdy cast-bronze stem-head fitting with dual bow-rollers. Caps and Lowers attach to beautiful bronze rigging screws and stainless-steel chainplates fastened through deck shelf and hull below.

SS backstays attached to bronze rigging screw and plates fixed either side of rudder.

Anodised aluminium Spinnaker Pole and varnished spruce jib-boom.
Deck Gear
Tiller Steering (with spare tiller)
Varnished teak toe-rails (re-done 2021)
2 x Barlow 25 primary cockpit winches
2 x Barlow 16 mast-mounted halyard winches
Spinlock rope clutches
Ronstan 2-speed main sheet system and blocks
Stainless Steel Pushpit and Pulpit (not fitted).
4 x mooring ropes
Fenders and fender board
Bosun's Chair
Varninshed timber flagpole and red ensign
Numerous spares and fittings.
A well-maintained and presented one-of-a-kind yacht with historical significance, BUNGOONA has been well loved by her present owner and would be ideal for a cruising couple seeking refuge from the demands of the modern world (and perhaps an occasional harbour race, champagne in hand). Jump aboard and sail away!!

Complete with a full history including archive material, photos, plans and service records this is a unique opportunity for yachting enthusiasts to own a very rare gem.

She is currently located at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV), Williamstown, Melbourne.

Please call Cameron Dorrough to arrange an appointment to view.

Cameron Dorrough
City / Suburb
Mount Waverley

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