Buchanan Sydney Hobart Contender Alan Buchanan Sydney Hobart contender

AU $16,500 Make an offer
48' - 14.63m
Cruising, Racing, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Adelaide SA
Launch Year
Hull Material
Steel Round Bilge, Wineglass midships sections, Hydrodynamic keel, 10mm centre backbon

Adria Australis, Unique Significant Magnificent Historic Vessel

Price heavily heavily reduced and open to offers
Commit ee looking for finalisation

Built by the infamous, impetuous and combative Josco Grubic
Genuine Alan Buchanan, designed specifically for Sydney Hobart
Line honours 1973

Steel construction, currently in a state of refurbishment.
Title photo taken immediately prior to current reconditioning.
Rolled rib frames and deckbeams have been formed and installed ready for final few plates
Rust removed. New plating welded.
Coachroof is in place ready for deck plating
To complete refurbishment ;some remaining hull plating, deck, reinstallation of internal fitout.
original fitout components in storage are present, but to what extent we are not sure.
More photos of current hull are are being sorted out now, please bear with us
The Master Shipwright/Owner has had to remove himself expeditiously from the completion of the task due to making provision for sculptural commissions
Looking for expressions of interest to custodianship and to finalise refurbishment

official archive here;
https://drive. Google. Com/file/d/13VFOJNaJ8wteuiGfhXqrGgCPix YXDHGk/view
http://www. Harrisonbutlerassociation. Com/PhotoArchive/AdriaAustralisAB/Arti cle2023. Html
https://rolexsydneyhobart. Com/the-yachts/1968/adria/
https://is suu. Com/cycsa/docs/gsjun2020_final/s/
http://xenakingscup. Blogspot. Com/2011/11/freak-waves-tip-yacht-trip -down-memory. Html

Original and extensive plans and Documents of provinence

Vessel is currently on a hard stand in Port Adelaide South Australia Area.
Hardstand; Land lord has negotiated exceptionally affordable rate due to the recognition of this vessels national historic importance
The boat yard is within the ship/boat building precinct, many shipwright skilled workers are available for final offering up of last few plates and fitout to complete the refurbishment
Currently in cradle which is included in sale, suitable for national transport
Cranes, Transport, Chandlery close by, easy access

It is reported that a film of Mr Josco Grubic's life is in discussion at present. This vessel could be one of the star cast
Vessel has enviable 19.8 meter aluminium mast, quality sails, magnificent winches, Perkins Diesel engine, and a myriad of associated items, many of which have been refurbished.
19.8 metre ( 2.2 m below deck) single extrusion mast double tappered spreaders, . Rigging appears in good order, appears not to be original
Seldon Furlex Furler, aero foil twin groove
2 monster Barlow 33 sheet winches, other winches also
Much of equipment and sails are not original and as such are in good order as the vessels previous owners had a regime of continual update.
More details will be added as we sort through documents including Royal club archives. Further photos of current refurbishment once received

Please note;
We can help coordinate from this end. Skippers and Crew on standby for delivery if requested
Would be ideal for;
- Sydney Hobart race contender,
- life/sail training vessel for wayward youth/young adults
- a youthful/youthfull minded syndicate
- a well healed patron with an eye for classic lines
- an altruistic benefactor to help redirect wayward individuals life path
(should this last option be implemented, we would be most encouraging and accommodating)
Very negotiable, future intent for this historic vessel is invited and may well be the clincher

AU $16,500 Make an offer      
Vessel Name
Adria Australis SA10
Launch Year
48' - 14.63m
11ft 7inch 3.5m
7ft 6inch
16000 Kgs
Keel / Ballast
7000 Kgs lead in fin keel ($12000+ at current Adelaide lead scrap price)
Vessel Location
Adelaide Sa
South Australia
Alan Buchanan
Hull Material
Steel Round Bilge, Wineglass midships sections, Hydrodynamic keel, 10mm centre backbon
Decks Material
Originally was plywood decks.. Timber beams renewed to rolled steel deck beams ready to receive steel deck
4 Cylinder
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Unknown, said to be in good conditon
Rough small fiberglass
Ground Tackle
Safety Gear
All obsolete
Sail Inventory
Many Quality sails
Mast / Rigging
19.8 Metre heavy single extrusion mast. Double air foil spreaders
3 haliad winches
Seldon Furlex furler twin slot foil in good order (Current equivalent model 404S RRP $12500)
Rigging heavy professional, all quality fittings, all appears to be in good order
Deck Gear
2 Barlow 33 Sheet winches
2 Gibb sheet winches
Shipping container with components, cabinetwork, rigging etc (containr not included)

City / Suburb

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