International 8 metre "Varg"


Price
AU $399,000 Finance
Currency
Length
50' 0" - 15.25m
Use
Leisure, Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
Cygnet, south of Hobart TAS Insurance
Launch Year
2014
Hull Material
Timber (Huon Pine on Celery Top. )

A very rare opportunity to own one of the finest yachts of its type in the world. 'Varg' is a truly unique vessel, a 1924 Eight Metre classic, a famous design from the creative genius of one of the world's great naval architects, the Norwegian, Johan Anker. But what makes this vessel so special is that she has been restored meticulously - to the point that 'Varg' is regarded as one of the finest classic timber yachts in the world.
The history of 'Varg' is truly remarkable. After her construction in Norway where she ranked as one of the fastest 8 metres in the world, she was brought to Australia in 1927 where she raced under the name of "Norn". After being owned by a former Governor-General of Australia and years of racing in the waters of Sydney Harbour, she fell into disrepair only to be rescued by her current owner who fell hopelessly in love with what proved to be the ghost of 'Varg'. A surveyor advised 'Varg' was beyond repair, but love was too strong and the Wilson Bros yard in Southern Tasmania was commissioned to salvage the keel and rebuild her precisely to original specs and to her former glory. This was a project that went well beyond a basic restoration. The finest timbers, (Huon and Celery Top Pine) were used in a standard of reconstruction that will probably never be matched.
The new 'Varg' has been shown to the world. She was taken back to her country of origin, Norway to compete in an international 8-metre regatta and has been exhibited at wooden boat festivals. Classic 8-metre aficionados universally hail the standard of craftsmanship and materials employed as truly exceptional.
'Varg' has featured in numerous Australian and International yachting magazines and is probably the most photographed yacht in Tasmania.
Since her relaunching in 2014 the owners have enjoyed a thrilling time sailing/racing this extraordinary thoroughbred which powers to windward (high and fast) and reaches and runs just as sweetly. Sadly the time has come for owners and vessel to part.
If you have an eye for beauty, an appreciation of the very finest things and a desire to experience the thrill of helming such a vessel, perhaps it will be you who will write the next chapter in the life and times of 'Varg'. This is a rare opportunity to own something exceptional.

Notes:
1."Varg" is Norwegian meaning wolf.
2. The complete story including the re-build has been meticulously documented.
3. Only the finest construction materials used - see summary under General Remarks


Price
AU $399,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
"Varg"
Boat Reference
10300311
Launch Year
2014
Length
50' 0" - 15.25m
Beam
2.3m
Draft
2.1m
Displacement
9.5 Tonnes
Keel / Ballast
3.5 Tonnes
Vessel Location
Cygnet, South Of Hobart Tas
Region
Tasmania
Designer
Johan Anker
Builder
John Anker 1924/Wilson Bros 2013/2014
Hull Material
Timber (Huon Pine on Celery Top. )
Decks Material
Burmese Teak & Honduras Mahogany
Engine
21 hp Nanni 3 Cylinder engine.
Engine Make
Nanni
Horsepower
21hp
Engine Hours
100 hours approx.
Max Speed
6.5 knots
Propulsion
Shaft driving a folding propeller.
Fuel
80 litres
Covers
Full boat cover
Accommodation
Leather lounges/ berths
Sorenson oil lamps.
Cabins
2 Cabins
Berths
4 berths
Toilet
Marine manual toilet.
Galley
Galley sink (not connected) plus paraffin stove (never used).
Bilge Pumps
Manual & electric bilge pumps.
Life Jackets
7 x Spinlock Deck Vests
Fire Protection
Manual Extinguisher
Electrics
Engine start battery.
Sail Inventory
All sails in excellent condition.
Main x 1
Genoa x 1
Jib (between 1 &2)
Spinnakers x 2
Mast / Rigging
Stainless Steel standing rigging by Noakes.
Backstay - Dyneema
Deck Gear
All bronze deck hardware made in Portugal.
5 x 2-speed winches
2 x boom winches
2 x halyard winches.
Remarks
Only the best materials...
* Huon pine planking.
* Celery Top structural timbers, wood keel and rudder.
* Blue Gum steam bent ribs.
*Burmese Teak & Honduras Mahogany Deck and fitout.
* Sitka Spruce spars.
* Finished in 20 to 25 coats of marine varnish.
Notes:
The cockpit is self-draining.
The Hull is splined
The Hull is sheathed below the waterline.

CONTACT DETAILS
Dealer
Boat Sales Tasmania
Telephone
Address
Muirs Boat Yard
44 Napoleon St
Battery Point
City / Suburb
Hobart
State
TAS
Country
Australia
Website


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