Robert Clark Classic


Price
AU $360,000 Finance
Currency
Length
61' 0" - 18.60m
Use
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Year
1952
Hull Material
Timber Carvel built Huon pine on spotted gum frames Dynal sheathed

This stunning yacht designed by Robert Clark was built in 1952 at the shipyard of John Hayes & Sons in Milsons Point. Southwinds has been strongly built in 50mm thick Huon Pine planks, spotted gum ribs and springers with teak decks. An evocative boat with plenty of history and character, yet all the comfort of a wonderful well-designed layout with spacious cockpit and comfortable live-aboard spaces.
Anyone who has spent time aboard Southwinds will tell you the sailing is just a part of the enjoyment. She sails fast and steady due to her long waterline and solid build. The decks are expansive as can be expected on a boat this long, while her Ketch rig keeps her manageable to sail.
Below, rich timbers, large windows, and high wide floors create a luxurious and spacious feel. The comfortable dining area and open galley offer a large, warm entertaining space. The berths have plenty of light and storage.
There is a separate head from the bathroom, so you can spend more time undisturbed in the bath. Yes, that's right, a bespoke wooden bath with traditional brass fittings.
SouthWinds has a rich history. Under the name Valhalla, she was one of the first yachts to be skippered around the world by a woman. She has competed in the Sydney to Hobart and she's been owned at various time by notable Australian's including Iain Finlay, Sailor Tim Herbert and John Hallas of Ella Bache, sponsor of Jessica Watsons single handed circumnavigation.
Having had many names over the years, when she was restored in New Zealand, he name was restored as well. The plans for Southwinds from 1948, including pencils of her keel profile and cabins and inks of her lines, half breadth and ketch sail plan in 1:16, lie in the Museum at Greenwich. Her specifications are registered with Lloyds.
When Southwinds was first launched in 1952 she would have been one of the largest and fastest yachts on Sydney Harbour and quite a wonderful sight. As she still is today.


Price
AU $360,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Southwinds
Boat Reference
SOUTH WINDS
Year
1952
Length
61' 0" - 18.60m
Beam
4.3 m
Draft
2.5 m
Displacement
25000 kg
Keel / Ballast
Long Keel. Lead ballast. Keel hung rudder.
Region
New South Wales
Designer
Robert Clark
Builder
John Hayes and sons, Sydney
Hull Material
Timber Carvel built Huon pine on spotted gum frames Dynal sheathed
Engine
Nissan 6 cylinder 100 HP diesel engine. Freshwater cooling
Engine Make
Nissan
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
100
Fuel Type
Diesel
Cruise Speed
7.5 knts
Propulsion
3 blade folding prop, Shaft Drive.
Fuel
942 L
Water
1098 L
Covers
Full Covers.
Accommodation
Master Queen size fwd, A Twin and double berths and additional single pipe cots
Cabins
3 cabins. : Master Queen forward, Twin double berths midships port and starboard, both with additional single pipe cots.
Berths
8
Shower
1. Plus a bath.
Toilet
2 electric
Galley
Starboard u-shape galley with generous space and breakfast bar. Stained glass illuminated cupboards, ample drawers and storage cupboards.
Refrigeration
1 x Eutectic front opening. Easy access.
Freezer
1 x Eutectic top opening
Stove
Gimballed gas 2 burner + oven + convection oven. Microwave
Hot Water
60 litre stainless hot water tank
Ground Tackle
Muir heavy duty with remote. Anchor 45kg CQR. Chain 200ft gal + 400ft nylon warp.
Safety Gear
Liferaft and lifejackets
Electronics / Navigation
Plotter, Autohelm SD50 Sounder, Radar, Autohelm 7000 autopilot, Autohelm SD50 wind instruments.
Sail Inventory
Sobstad cruising main, cruising genoa, Yankee, Staysail.
Mast / Rigging
Full ketch rig. Furler, lazy jacks and alloy Yachtspar (NZ) spars.
Deck Gear
: All Barlow 2 speed. 2 x 36 electric, 4 x 32,2 x 25,3 x 19. Main electric in mast furling. Mizzen manual in mast furling. Hood foresail furler. Kevlar genoa sheets. Dacron running rigging

CONTACT DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Vicsail Multihull Pty Ltd
Telephone
Address
D'Albora Marina
New beach Road
City / Suburb
Rushcutters Bay
State
NSW
Country
Australia
Website


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