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"Melaleuca" 40' Pilothouse Ketch

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The name 'Melaleuca', is synonymous with the remote and rugged Port Davey, southwest Tasmania. Melaleuca is the name of a paper-bark tree, a lagoon and a historic timber ketch which was once the pride and joy (and only reliable link with civilisation) of Denny King (see the book, “King of the Southwest”) and his family. This shipwright built pilothouse, cutter-rigged ketch plied the wild southwestern seas for years transporting people and goods between Hobart and Port Davey. Her sea-keeping credentials are beyond question. The current owners have lovingly restored and upgraded this fine vessel which presents in outstanding condition. They have maintained the vessel's character while adding a few modern sail handling, electronic devices and comforts below deck. “Melaleuca” is ready to cruise and with cockpit and pilothouse helms, ketch/cutter rig and foresails on furlers she can be managed short-handed.
This is a rare and special vessel that is in excellent condition. CALL Paul 0418 385 866 to arrange an INSPECTION.

“Melaleuca” is a registered Australian historic vessel.

Reference 13814913
Name “Melaleuca”
Location Oyster Cove Marina, Kettering south of Hobart.
Region Tasmania
Year 1947
Designer Bernie Berkshire/modified US design.
Builder Bernie Berkhire
Length 39′ 8″ (12.10m)
Beam 3.66 m
Draft 2 m
Displacement 12 tonnes approx.
Ballast Long cruising iron ballasted keel. Keel stepped rudder.
Hull material Timber (Celery-top Pine on Blue Gum frames)
Deck material Timber (Celery-top Pine)
Engine 60 hp Ford Bowman (British) 4-cylinder. Freshwater cooled. This engine has been well maintained. These timeless motors are noted for their simplicity, reliability and economy
Engine Make Ford
Horsepower 60hp
Engine hours 340 hours over current ownership period.
Max Speed 9 knots under motor.
Cruise Speed 7 knots
Propulsion Shafts driving 3-blade bronze propeller.
Fuel 360 litres
Water 40 litres
Galley The beautiful timber galley to starboard is compact but functional with a stainless steel sink with pump tap, benchtop for food prep, a three burner metho stove and plenty of lockers and crockery/cutlery storage spaces above and below. Opposite (to port) is a second sink and iceboxes.
Refrigeration Top-loading spacious ice box
Stove 3-burner Broadwater metho stove.
Accommodation The spacious pilothouse has bench seats down both sides. There is plenty of light and great visibility from the big windows all around. The pilothouse helm station is to starboard. Step down to the cosy saloon. The galley is to starboard. Forward to the saloon proper with quality timber fit-out, well-upholstered settee, a fold-leaf table and pilot berths behind the settees. Light and ventilation are via classic ports and the magnificent classic skylight.
Forward of the saloon bulkhead is a private cabin with two large single berths and storage spaces. The head is in the forepeak.
Berths 6 berths (sleep 8 using saloon settees)
Toilet Manual toilet in forepeak with handbasin.
Entertainment GME GR944 stereo – AM/FM Radio.
Ground tackle Heavy-duty anchor winch with rope gipsy.
Heavy (approx 12mm) gal. Chain.
Heavy plough anchor
Safety gear High, solid tubular steel sea rails.
MOB Horseshoe buoys
Bilge Pumps Manual & electric bilge pumps.
Life Jackets YES
Flares YES
Fire Protection Manual Extinguishers
Electrics Solar panels x 2
Electronics Plotter – Furuno
Multifunction Depth, speed – Humminbird.
GME VHF Radio
Electronic compass
Steering compass
Barometer.
Sail inventory Main & mizzen are as new.
High cut jib on furler.
High cut staysail on furler.
Rigging Cutter rigged ketch.
Jib and staysail on furlers.
Deck gear Barlow winches
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