John Hanna Tahiti Ketch Classic wooden yacht

AU $37,000 Negotiable Finance
30' - 9.14m
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Mooloolaba QLD Insurance
Launch Year
1953 approximate
Hull Material

Calypso III is an original 30 foot classic gaff rigged double ender Tahiti Ketch true to the design of John Hanna a truly blue water historic vessel. Her Keel was laid in 1947 and she was launched in 1953. She has had only two owners. Selling by current owner of 25 years after purchase from the original owner builder.

Strongly constructed of copper roved 11/4 inch carvel planks of spotted gum below waterline and Queensland Pencil Cedar above. Spotted gum frames at 10 inch centres, grown knees and large double stringers. Large floors of spotted gum. Large keelson of spotted gum with large bronze bolts. Traditional maple and celery top floor Cabin and interior of Queensland Maple. Honduras mahogany tiller with Dougla Fir Main mast, mizzenmast and bowsprit.

Seacocks are Blake

Deck is laid white beech covered with plywood and Fibreglass,

Lead keel 1 1/2 ton external, internal 1 ton ingots ballast deadwood copper sheathed.

Full length aft rudder fully reconditioned.

Stainless steel rigging and stainless steel rod bobstay. White quality running rigging. Traditional wooden blocks.

Stainless steel pushpit bow pulpit and staunchons all round.

Simpson Lawrence Manual anchor winch CQR anchor and 40 metres of 3/8 chain.

Propulsion by 15HP Lister Twin Diesel SW2M recently fully reconditioned. Electric or hand start. Additional spares.

2 Depth sounders, VHF radio, 2 Burner metho stove. Stainless steel lined galley with sink and traditional bronze hand water pump and sea water foot pump

Gaff mainsail, foresail and spare

Saloon with 2 three quarter berths, vee birth single converts to double, hanging locker and enclosed head with Jabsco toilet.

Main diesel tank, header tank and water tank.

Manual Jabsco bilge pump and electric bilge pump.

New dc wiring with 100ah AGM battery and 30 watt solar panel.

Tender is a 2.4 Aquapro dinghy with 2 HP outboard.

The original owner meticulously and strongly constructed Calypso no doubt with the dream of cruising offshore. In the late 60's he embarked on a cruise with his family in Calypso over 9 years visiting New Zealand, Tahiti, Alaska. Vancouver, West and East Coast of USA, New York, Caribbean, Mexico, Gal√°pagos Islands and Fiji. She is a true safe ocean cruiser. The current owner has cruised the Queensland coast.

Calypso is a registered historic vessel Hv000209 on the Australian National Maritime Museum register and is an Australian Registered Ship.

She has been regularly slipped and antifouled and the bright work maintained.

She is for reluctant sale at $37000


Vessel Name: Calypso III

Australian Registered Ship: Official No 317639

Australian Register of Historic Vessels: HV000209

Designer: John Hanna: USA

Builder: Ron Mitchell

Construction Timber:: Hull: Spotted Gum, Queensland Pencil Cedar. Cabin & Interior Queensland Maple. Tiller Honduras Mahogony
Spars Douglas Fir

Year Keel Laid 1947

Year Launched: 1953

Rig: Gaff Ketch

LOA (including bowsprit & Mizzen Boom) 36 feet

LOD: 30 feet

LWL: 27 feet

BEAM: 10 feet 6 inches

DRAFT: 4 feet 6 inches

Displacement: 9.8 tons

Engine: Lister SW2M twin Diesel (recently restored)

Vessel Location: Sunshine Coast Qld

Contact Owner: 0416 300 678

AU $37,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Launch Year
1953 approximate
30' - 9.14m
Vessel Location
Mooloolaba Qld
Hull Material

City / Suburb

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