42ft PILOTHOUSE CRUISER, IMPRESSIVE HISTORY


Price
AU $79,950 Finance
Currency
Length
42' - 12.80m
Use
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Hobart TAS Insurance
Launch Year
1946
Hull Material
Timber Douglas Fir Timber Carvel Planked

With its stunning traditional lines, true pilothouse design, and modern upgrades, this vessel is sure to impress! Built in 1946 by C Brooks and Sons at Balmain NSW, the vessel was originally named "Silver Spray". It was then purchased in the 1980's by legendary cruising yachtsman Alan Lucas, who extensively sailed the East Coast of Australia, writing his famous cruising guide as he went. The vessel was then sold to two doctors, who sailed the vessel to Vanuatu where they worked for a number of years, using the now named "Malekula" as their home base. On arrival back to Australia, the vessel found her new home in Hobart, where it has been cruised extensively over the last 30 years. This vessel not only has a rich history, but has benefited from experienced owners being fastidious with its maintenance through out its life. It presents in good condition throughout, with an excellent cruising layout, and many modern features. This versatile vessel has the cruising capability to once again go offshore, or would be equally well suited as a comfortable live-aboard.

Stepping inside, the light and airy pilothouse features both the helm station and a stunning timber dinette with seating for 6 in comfort. This provides an excellent space to enjoy the panoramic views underway or at anchor. The helm station to starboard is well equipped with a Raymarine Autopilot, Furuno GPS, Raythion Radar, and VHF Radio. Just two easy steps down brings you to the spacious galley. Its midships location and U shaped design makes it easy to use on longer passages. It is well appointed with large fridge, microwave oven, and portable gas cook tops. There is also extensive bench space and storage giving it the feel of a small apartment. The accomodation is ideal for a family or group of friends. There is a large master cabin aft with a double berth and extensive storage. Forward is a second private cabin with two single bunk berths, and there is a single settee berth opposite the galley when additional accommodation is required. The package is complete with bathroom with separate shower stall, and seperate electric toilet.

This vessel has the benefit of an external helm station, making it a joy to sail in any weather conditions. This area is protected by a bimini, and has a 'princess seat' across the stern, for the crew to relax on. There is easy access all around the vessel with the solid timber guard rail providing excellent security. Sail handling is simple with the boom furling mainsail, and furling headsail. These together with the autopilot make it simple to sail the vessel short handed.

This vessel is powered by a well maintained Perkins 135HP diesel engine which was installed new in 1986. This provides plenty of power and easy cruising at 7 knots.

With its rich history, excellent layout, and offshore capability, this is a vessel that really has it all! Pilothouse cruisers are always highly sought after, so an inspection is highly recommended. For more information please call Jo Breen on 0432031100 or John Radonic on 0459322862.

Derwent Boat Sales offers the information on this vessel including condition, in good faith as provided by the Owner/Vendor. While confident about the accuracy we cannot Guarantee or Warrant it but will assist any prospective purchaser verify this as part of the purchase process.


Price
AU $79,950    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Malekula
Boat Reference
Malekula230621
Launch Year
1946
Length
42' - 12.80m
Beam
12'
Draft
5'7"
Displacement
12 Tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Full Length Blue Gum and Lead
Vessel Location
Hobart Tas
Region
Tasmania
Builder
C Books & Sons (Balmain, NSW)
Hull Material
Timber Douglas Fir Timber Carvel Planked
Decks Material
Kauri Pine
Engine
Perkins 654 135HP Diesel Engine (new in 1986) Velvet Drive Gearbox
Engine Make
Perkins
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
135HP
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
Approx 5000 hours
Fuel Consumption
6-7 L/P/H
Cruise Speed
7 Knots
Propulsion
Shaft Drive with 3 Blade Bronze Prop
Genset
Honda 2 Kva Portable Genset
Fuel
300L in Stainless Steel Tank
Water
300L
Covers
Mainsail Cover
Bimini
Accommodation
Master suite aft with a large double berth and excellent storage. Second cabin forward with two bunk singles, and a single settee berth when additional accommodation is required.
Cabins
2
Berths
5
Shower
H/C Shower in bathroom
Toilet
Johnston Electric Toilet
Entertainment
TV
CD Player
Air-Con
Diesel Heater
Galley
Well equipped galley midships featuring a large fridge, microwave, portable gas cookers, and H/C pressurised water
Refrigeration
Large Stainless Steel Webasto Fridge
Stove
Microwave oven, Gasmate Portable cooker, and Gas BBQ
Hot Water
40L Webasto Hot Water Cylinder
Ground Tackle
Electric Anchor Winch
20Kg CQR Anchor
80m x 10mm Chain
Safety Gear
Bosun's Chair
Bilge Pumps
2 X Electric bilge pumps
Epirb
Yes
Flares
Inshore Flare Kit
Fire Protection
Fire extinguishers
Electrics
12V System throughout
2 x 12V 100ah Engine Start Batteries
3 x 12V 110ah House Batteries
Electronics / Navigation
Furuno GPS
Raymarine Autopilot
Raythion Radar
GME VHF Radio
Sail Inventory
In boom furling mainsail
Furling Headsail
Mast / Rigging
Deck stepped aluminium mast
Stainless Steel Standing Rigging

CONTACT DETAILS
Dealer
Derwent Boat Sales
Telephone
Address
Derwent Sailing Squadron Office:
23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay
Oyster Cove Office:
Oyster Cove Marina, Kettering
City / Suburb
Hobart
State
TAS
Country
Australia
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