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$225,000 TENDER

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.
Important Notes:
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.

Reference 9834671
Name “SV Preana”
PDF Attachment SV Preana – Tender Doc
Location Constitution Dock (near Davey St. ) Hobart TAS
Region Tasmania
Year 1896
Designer Robert Inches
Builder Robert Inches original. Restored by the Preana Trust and re-launched in 2005.
Length 55′ 0″ (16.77m)
Beam 13'
Draft 5' approx.
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
Monogrammed crockery
Glassware
4 burner gas stove with oven
Brass sink and draining board
Refrigeration 64 litre fridge
Entertainment Audiosonic sound system.
DVD player
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
Brass Barometer
Binnacle Steering Compass
Ships chronometer
Spectrum UHF Radio.
Security alarm system
Horn
Inclinometer
Deck gear Brass bell
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Disclaimer Boat Sales Tasmania offers the above details as supplied by the vendor in good faith, but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor the condition of the vessel. All prices are in Australian dollars. Currency converter