Joshua Spray 58

AU $245,000 Finance
58' 0" - 17.68m
Vessel Location
Buddina QLD Insurance
Hull Material



In April 1895, Joshua Slocum commenced a journey that would see him become the first person to sail alone around the world. His ship was the Spray.

While moored in Melbourne in 1896, Mr Shaw of St Kilda fell in love with the Sprays winsome lines & obtained her blueprints. Mr Shaw commissioned JB Jones Shipyard to build a replica which was called Spray ll. With her keel laid in 1908 but launched in 1925, Spray ll was extended from 37LOD to 45LOD in the 1940s after an altercation with Brighton Pier. Spray ll was given a fine entry to the water at her bow in lieu of the characteristically bulbous Spray bow.

The vessel now for sale, Spray of the Coral Coast, is this same vessel.

Genuinely a part of Australias maritime history, Spray of the Coral Coast is known to be the oldest modified Spray in Australia & is believed to be the oldest in the world. Now in USL 1E commercial survey for 38 passengers, she presents in excellent condition.

Having sailed her from Gippsland Lakes to Bundaberg in 2006, the owners can testify to her excellent sea manners. As Slocum observed, she sits on the water like a swan & is light at the helm.

When the current owners were looking for a commercial yacht they could semi-retire into, they saw in Spray character, a shallow draft for sailing coastal Queensland, a wide beam for stability, an interesting history, elegance & grace.

Spray of the Coral Coast is an excellent blue water yacht in her own right, but she is also a commercial vessel whose heritage value & traditional character give her a unique marketing appeal.

She has been hired for fashion shoots, weddings, P&O Cruise tours, corporate and special events, Interest has also been expressed for introductory sail training lessons being offered by organisations utilising Spray.

As a recreational vessel, she is a delight to sail. As a commercial vessel, she provides significant tax offsets in the right corporate structure. As an historic vessel, she is always the centre of attention wherever she goes.

Spray of the Coral Coast is on the market for $295,000 (excl GST if applicable). This includes marketing material & the domain names spraycruises. Com, spraycruises. Com. Au, sprayofthecoralcoast. Com

A December 2015 out-of-water "Condition & Valuation Report" from an accredited Marine Surveyor is available upon request.

The owners will entertain a trade with cash adjustment as required.

A detailed "Specification Sheet" is available upon request but briefly-

Vessel : Historic gaff rigged, carvel planked ketch. Commercial registration to 11 December 2021
Dimensions : 58' LOA x 45LOD x 14' 6" Beam x 4' 6" DRAFT
Construction : Hull/Cabin Huon Pine; Deck Fibreglassed (2014) Celery Top Pine; Masts/Booms Oregon; Structural/Keel Spotted Gum
Builder: JB Jones Ship yard, Williamstown
Displacement : 16 tonne
Rego no: 27980QE
Accommodation : 4 cabin layout, 7 berth, 6 headroom. As new upholstery & bedding, new carpet 2014
Electrical : 240v & 12v; 2 x new AGM 120A/h; 2 x new E-Nex XV27MF 900MCA; new 75w solar panel; Tomahawk Powerstar W7 3000w inverter/charger; depth sounder; GME VHF; integrated internal/external sound system; 10 speakers
Plumbing : Hot & cold pressurised water to shower, bathroom basin & galley sink; electric toilet; 2 macerators; 240 litre water; 250 litre grey water
Refridgeration: 2 Freezer: 1 Stove + Oven
Rigging: Galvanised, 8 years old Windlass: Manual Covers: Deck & Sail
Engine : Nissen FD35 90hp 4 cyl diesel; approx. 100hrs since major service 2013; 250 litre fuel. New starter motor & alternator 2013
Sails : Outer Staysail Good; Furling Jib New 2015; Inner Staysail Good; Main Good; Mizzen Staysail Good; Mizzen New 2015
Safety : Current Safety Management System; gas & smoke alarms; fire extinguishers; emergency tiller; Karly floats/life buoys/life jackets/flares/EPIRB/dan buoy; bathroom & galley bilge pumps; engine, 12v & manual bilge pumps
Ground Tackle : 1 x 60lb CQR; 1 x 50lb Manson Plough; 60m x 10mm chain
General : New steel shoe 2013; new 6 x 19mm copper keel bolts 2013; Sunbrella covers & more

AU $245,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Spray of the Coral Coast
58' 0" - 17.68m
Vessel Location
Buddina Qld
Hull Material

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