Grand Banks 100' schooner built for training, expedition or charter. (Not in survey)

AU $330,000 Negotiable Finance
100' 0" - 30.49m
Vessel Location
Palm Beach NSW Insurance
Hull Material
Ferro Ferrocement over steel frame. Epoxy faired.

Built on the Banks Gaff Schooner design by her extraordinary Naval architect owner over a period of almost 40 years, 'Woronora' is a yacht that has few equals around the world today.
An impressive sight under sails, with her 7 canvas, proud bowsprit and majestic motion through the seas, she has often been the chosen site of films, photo shoots has twice been the subject of a TV documentary featuring the extraordinary history behind both her build and her builder.

Designed on the lines of the tall ships of lore, 'Woronora' is an extremely strong ship built for extended ocean voyaging for a large crew. She would make an excellent training or expedition vessel capable of going virtually anywhere.

As well as being a naval engineer, her owner/builder is also a well known artists, who is particularly famous for his wood parquetry-type artwork, which was exhibited in some of the most prestigious galleries in Australia. His attention to detail and love of timber is visible throughout the boat and her interior fit-out, with an emphasis on using the wood grain in a way to maximize strength as well as give a beautiful effect. Douglas fir was used extensively, for mast, spars, blocks, window frames and interior.

The interior of the boat is accessed via two companionways, although one can circulate through the whole boat without coming on deck. The main hatch, situated mid-ships lead down a few steps into a giant dining room, where a beautiful fir table seating eight takes center piece. The wood paneling, tasteful decoration and ample light through solid bronze portholes creates a rich a relaxing atmosphere.
The galley leads from the saloon, and is big enough to house a full restaurant crew. It is charmingly fitted out with varnished timber lockers and dedicated storage compartment. The headroom is over 2.2m tall and the lighting is excellent.
Forward of the galley is the main head area, complete with shower in a separate stall, bathtub with timber surrounds, wash basin and toilet. Both fore and aft toilets are electric and fitted with holding tanks.

On the other side of the saloon is another small staircase giving access to the master cabin. This cabin 3.55m by 5.2m with 2.2m headroom. It is virtually as large as the saloon, and fitted out in a most spectacular way, reminding one of the buccaneer of old, with a huge four poster bed, lounge and library area, office to one side and exceptional lighting through a large butterfly hatch and many bronze portholes.

The floor opens into a 2x2m hatch to reveal the engine room, with its exceptionally well maintained engine and generator.

Leading aft from the master cabin is the guest area, with two double cabins, one with a double berth and access to another head area, and the other with two full size single berths. (All berths have lee cloths).

Aft again and up some steps is a semi-circular area for rest or additional crew accommodation, with three full size single berths and access to steerage.

Four additional double cabins are situated below the main cabin and accessed via a staircase in the saloon.
For more information or to organize an inspection please contact Anna on 0420 882 296.

Please visit out website on www. Nautilusyachtmanagement. Com for a feature film, or Youtube 'the launching of Woronora' to view a documentary made the day of her eventful launch.
Several other films are in the process of being posted, including two interviews from Channel 7 and Channel 9, and a helicopter view of the ship in stormy seas taken to years ago.

DISCLAIMER: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith
but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel.
A buyer should instruct his surveyor to investigate such details as the buyer desires.

AU $330,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Boat Reference
100' 0" - 30.49m
Keel / Ballast
Cut-away full keel. Lead ballast.
Vessel Location
Palm Beach Nsw
New South Wales
Grand Banks
Pieter Heemstra, NSW
Hull Material
Ferro Ferrocement over steel frame. Epoxy faired.
Decks Material
Ferrocement. Epoxy covered and faired. Superstructure in QLD Kauri, GRP sheathed.
Lister JP6M 60HP. Engine number 71/54395 Year 1970. Rebuilt and installed in 2007. Gearbox Island Glennifer, Reverse gear, 2-1 NG19. Cruising speed 8 knots at 1200rpm. Engine room: Huge engine room below master cabin accessed by two large trap doors.
Engine Hours
4Kwa Diesel generator.
1 X 16' Jollyboat (rowboat). 1 X aluminium RIB rated 7 person with 15HP Mercury outboard
15HP Mercury outboard.
Full sail covers
Master cabin 5.5m by 3.55m, plus additional 1 X double and 2 X single bunks cabin below aft. 4 X double cabins below forward.
Enclosed shower in separate compartment in forward head area. Numerous solar showers.
2 X electric marine toilets. One forward and one aft
3m by 2.5m, 2.2m headroom. Microwave. Many lockers + shelves with fidrails. 2 X workbenches, large sink. Fresh water on tap (electric) and salt water tap. Metho stove (3 X burners)
Full equipment available for 100L fridge/ freezer (eutectic) Not installed.
Ground Tackle
Electric capstan on independent electric start and solar charged battery, 85kg CQR + 30m chain and 150m warp. 60KG Admiralty pattern with 30m of chain and 25m warp.
Safety Gear
Electric and manual bilge pumps.
6 X automatic + manual inflatable PFD type 1 with harness attachment, 20 X PDF, 1 X 8 person liferaft, 1 X 6 person liferaft
HF radio Codan Type 680i marine transciever, Icom handheld VHF radio
12V and 240V. Wind generator (Air Breeze), 200w, Silent carbon blades. 3 X 64w solar panels on davitts, Diesel generator, large alternator on main engine, 3 X large sealed 200ah batteries (600ah).
Electronics / Navigation
Raymarine depth sounder
Sail Inventory
All sails in very good condition. Terrylene 3 to 6 years old. Always kept covered. Main 98m2, Foresail 52m2, staysail, 28m2, Jib 30m2, Jib topsail 22m2, Fisherman staysail 56m2, Main topsail 30m2. Storm sails (main Fore + staysail).
Mast / Rigging
All masts and spars Douglas Fir
Deck Gear
Approx. 50m of 30mm braided polyester mooring line in vairous length, 1 X continuous length of 50m of the same.

Broker / Dealer
Nautilus Yacht Management
Careel Bay Marina
94 George Street
City / Suburb

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