Boden Classic 50 foot Timber Yacht


Price
AU $110,000 Reduced Finance
Currency
Length
50' - 15.24m
Use
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Central Queensland Coast
Launch Year
1936
Hull Material
Timber Traditionally carvel planked spotted gum
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INTRODUCING THE MAGNIFICENT 1937 CECIL BODEN DESIGNED CUTTER ENA II.
With the effects of the Great Depression easing by the mid 1930's in Australia, the boat builders of Sydney were enjoying a resurgence of pleasure boat building!
Mr Charles Wesley a prominent Sydney Surgeon and the direct descendant of Charles and John Wesley the founding fathers of the Methodist Church, commissioned G. Beattie and Sons of Balmain to build a new cruising yacht!
Recently remarried after the death of his first wife, Charles christened his new Yacht ENA after his new bride Mrs Ena Wesley nee Turnbull.
Launched in January 1937, ENA originally a ketch was designed by then up and coming marine architect and "Brilliant Young Methodist" Cecil Edwin Boden who had obtained a Degree in Marine Architecture at Glasgow University Scotland the home of the worlds most distinguished yacht designers including William Fife and George Watson. This influence is evident in both ARCHINA and ENA.
Cecil Edwin Boden was the driving force behind the first Sydney Aquatic Show held in 1932 where his designs were on display! Later in 1933, Cecil Boden had designed ARCHINA, built by James Hayes and Sons for Jim Howie. ARCHINA competed in the first Sydney to Hobart yacht race and has since been restored to sail again in the Sydney to Hobart races, her most recent one in 2022.
Charles Wesley maintains his ownership of ENA until 1953 when she was sold to R. C. Griffiths, Balgowlah C/O Sydney Amateur Sailing Club and for the first time was registered on the Lloyds Register of Yachts as ENA She was listed on Australian Register of Ships as Ena II. By the 1980's ENA was now in Queensland and owned by shipwright Robert Beckett. Robert took ENA II to Hawkes Shipyard Airlie Beach and there removed her decks, old interior and completely re-ribbed and re-fastened the boat! A new deck of 2 x ½" marine ply and epoxy soaked then laid with ½" white beech, was added along with new coach house of Red Bean Mahogany. Robert also rebuild the interior which remains in magnificent condition to this day!
ENA II now resides in Rockhampton QLD where her fastidious owner has maintained her to the highest standard! ENA is ready to sail wherever the new owner desires. She is well set up for cruising with comfortable room for 6 people with all the amenities including a spacious galley while many of her beautiful original fittings still abound! Despite her size she is easily sailed by one person but two would be perfect!
ENA II is 44.5ft on Deck and 50ft Length Overall. Beam of 12.5ft Draft of 6ft. She has a lead keel of 6 tons and displacement of approximately More boat history lots of photos and details on my website https://yachtena. Page. Tl


Price
AU $110,000 Reduced    Finance   
Vessel Name
Ena II
Launch Year
1936
Length
50' - 15.24m
Beam
12ft 6inches
Draft
6ft
Keel / Ballast
Long Full Deadwood Keel. Lead 6Ton.
Vessel Location
Central Queensland Coast
Region
Queensland
HIN
NA
Registration
HX988Q
Rego Expiry
30/06/2023
Designer
Boden
Builder
Gordon Beattie Balmain
Hull Material
Timber Traditionally carvel planked spotted gum
Decks Material
White Beech over 2 layers Dynal Ply
Engine
4 Cylinder Diesel
Engine Make
Perkins
Horsepower
38HP
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
4500 (Only 2500 since full rebuild )
Fuel Consumption
2L per Hour
Max Speed
9 Kts
Cruise Speed
5 kts
Fuel
200Litres
Water
450L
Dinghy
Walker Bay
Outboard
2.3HP Honda
Covers
Stem to Stern Boat covers. Full tent covers cockpit for shade and sleeping out in comfort. Side shades for protection from sun when in Marinas. Varnish covers for main cabin sides(removable)
Accommodation
Ena is open plan to ensure maximum air flow in the tropics. Aft berth is private. Bathroom also provides privacy. The fitout is all Queensland timbers, featuring Mackay Ceder, Red bean mahogany and Silver Ash accents. Partial wine glass bulkheads provide a unique effect.
Cabins
3
Berths
6 Berths
Toilet
Separate macerating head and shower area in bow. Porta Potty stored aft for use in areas where discharge is prohibited.
Entertainment
MP3 Player/ FM Radio, JVC Amp, Bose Speakers. DVD Player with Surround Sound.
Air-Con
Nil
Galley
Classic accented timber galley
Refrigeration
12V Eutectic
Freezer
Nil
Stove
Tudor 2 burner with Grill and Oven
Water-Maker
Nil
Hot Water
Nil
Ground Tackle
100 M 3/8" chain, 60 LB Manson Plough, Loftrans electric winch near new. Assorted spare anchors, 45lb dreadnought, 45lb danforth and a fishermans.
Safety Gear
V sheet
Flares
Soft wood plugs
Bailing bucket
4 life jackets
1 life rings
Signal mirror
First aid kit
2 x 1kg Fire extinguishers
Spotlights and torches
Bilge Pumps
Dual Automatic Electric Pumps plus Manual Whale Gusher
Life Raft
Zodiac 6 Man
Epirb
Yes
Life Jackets
4
Flares
Yes up to date
Fire Protection
2 x Fire extinguishers
Electrics
2 x 70w Solar panels, Wind Generator, Manual fast charge alternator on Engine.
Electronics / Navigation
Siewa Plotter. Ray Marine Depth. GME VHF and Uniden VHF. Radar
Sail Inventory
Main, Genoa, Yankee plus spare, Staysail, Storm Jib, Tri-sail, Genoa and Yankee on Furlers
Mast / Rigging
Mast head rig. 2 x Profurl Basic Furler B35S. Stainless fore and Aft. Gal Side to side. SS running backstays with Hyfield levers. Timber Mast totally rebuilt in 2013. Rigging replaced then.
Deck Gear
2x Barient 27 self tailing
2 x Barlow 26 self tailing
1 x Barlow 34
1 manual for main halliards
1 manual for main reefing
Remarks
Massively rebuilt by shipwright owner in late 80s early 90s. See Presentations for details.

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
Andrew Craig
Telephone
City / Suburb
Pacific Heights
State
QLD
Country
Australia


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