Custom "SV Preana" SOLD
FOR SALE by PUBLIC TENDER on behalf of the owner. The Steam-Powered launch, “SV Preana”.
An opportunity to own a truly magnificent, irreplaceable piece of Australian history.
History: In 1896, the Rt Hon, William Gibson, commissioned the Hobart shipwright Robert Inches to design and build an elegant steam launch capable of conveying him from his home in Lindisfarne, across the Derwent River to his mill. Inches was one of the best boat builders in Australia at the time. His yard was in Battery Point. Preana was to be his masterpiece, a beautifully crafted 55 -footer in Huon Pine, 13ft on the beam and with a draft 4ft 6 inches. The long and slender hull led to her being named Preana, the Tasmanian Aboriginal word for spear. Originally powered by a 60hp triple expansion steam engine made by Simpson Strickland & Co of Dartmouth, Devon, the 12-ton Preana slipped along quietly and effortlessly at 12 knots leaving no wake.
In later years she was sadly abandoned. The fact that she was built of Huon Pine saved her. The hull was sound. The Preana Trust lead by Jim Butterworth lovingly restored her over a period of 16 years. She was re-launched in 2005. Preana was re-built to commercial survey standards. A steel keel slipper was added to enhance stability.
Inspections: 12 noon to 2.00 pm Wed Aug 14, Sat. Aug 17, Wed Aug 21, Sat. Aug 24, Wed. Aug 28.
Location: Constitution Dock, Hobart.
o Only tenders over $225,000 will be considered.
o The Vessel is sold on an 'as is – where is', 'best return' basis.
o The successful tenderer only will be notified as soon as practicable after the close of the tender.
o The successful tenderer must pay a non-refundable 10% deposit by 5 pm on Monday, September 2 and the balance by 5 pm on Friday, September 6,2019.
o No tender necessarily accepted.
TENDERS CLOSE Thursday, August 29,2019, at 3.30 pm AEST. Late tenders will not be considered.
DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENT see PDF below
***Qualified steam engineers/skippers are available to give expert information and assistance.
|PDF Attachment||SV Preana – Tender Doc|
|Location||Constitution Dock (near Davey St. ) Hobart TAS|
|Builder||Robert Inches original. Restored by the Preana Trust and re-launched in 2005.|
|Length||55′ 0″ (16.77m)|
|Displacement||12 Tonnes approx.|
|Hull material||Timber Huon Pine (fibreglass sheathed). Blue Gum ribs.|
|Engine||The Steam Engine. The current is a 40 hp US Navy type E compound engine built-in 1905. It was still in its original packing case with all components. It was donated by a Gentleman from Victoria. The original engine was a 60 hp triple expansion steam engine built by Simpson Strickland & Co. Of Dartmouth UK.|
|Galley||Magnificent Silver Samovar
4 burner gas stove with oven
Brass sink and draining board
|Refrigeration||64 litre fridge|
|Entertainment||Audiosonic sound system.
|Covers||Full Boat Cover|
|Safety gear||As required for inshore sheltered waters|
|Life Raft||12 Person Life Raft|
|Electrics||Shore power – battery charger.
Electrics Switch Board
Selectronic Sine Wave Inverter
Batteries x 3
|Electronics||Humminbird Matrix 97 Chartplotter/Sounder
Binnacle Steering Compass
Spectrum UHF Radio.
Security alarm system
|Deck gear||Brass bell|
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