We’ve had years of pleasure (mostly) successfully selling many wooden and other boats.
We pride ourselves on our ability to find good homes for your boat, at sensible prices. We also try to find good homes for boat related gear, such as trailers, dynastart units, outboard motors, fittings and equipment, construction materials, tools etc.
To find out how we can help you, please phone or email us.
If your boat sells for over 40,000 as a result of our direction, then there would be a 7.5% commission. More time goes into this stuff than you might imagine.
If it sells for less than that, as a result of our direction, it would be a 10% commission. Thats because it takes the same time to convince people for less return!!
You also supply an inventory list and condition statement, as well as anecdotes around the life of the boat. Pictures with people, especially families in them are good.
We will never 'hype' the boat in order to get a sale.
If we think its crappy, or wildly over priced we will say so, but we will also suggest ways that it may be rectified, if we believe it can be.
Bacarli - Ketch
‘Bacarli' has been owned and lovingly cared for by a prominent Adelaide family for many, many years.
Built in the 60’s in Williamstown in Victoria, ‘Bacarli' has cruised between South Australia and Victoria, but is capable of going much farther afield.
She draws a bit over two metres, is capable of being sailed by one fit person, but is best suited to a crew of one or two.
A sensational family cruising yacht, that will draw interest and attention, wherever she goes.
Her space on deck, and her space below is palatial, especially in the Saloon/Galley area.
Now, Bacarli is looking for a new and adventurous owner who is capable of getting the best from her, and in return giving her the ongoing love that such a beautiful mistress of the sea deserves.
Corio Bay’s Rob Ballard, as then President of the of the Victorian Trailer Sailor Association and wife and sailing partner Annis were always going to be discriminating clients.
They already knew about the Bruce Kirby designed Norwalk Islands Sharpies and their legendary club racing, cruising and open water capabilities.
The rest is history.
Now, time and tide have caused a rethink, and as a consequence, ‘Route 66’ the bright blue race winner from Corio Bay, is now for sale.
There are a few bragging rights with Route 66.
She bristles with all the good gear. Super lightweight carbon masts and booms. Rapid low stress rigging and packing up with the patent pending tabernacles system. All sails control within the cockpit. A comfortable interior for two who like each other for extended cruising. Self steering just by setting the sheets. A hull shape that eats the square waves of Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula, and stays remarkably dry while doing it
Route 66 Inventory
• Norwalk Islands Sharpie 23 Mk II in very good condition, with large sliding hatch and openable cabin front top hatch, and easy to operate centreboard.
• Launched August 2011.
• Registered dual axle (front axle braked) Premier trailer and mounted spare tyre. Bracket for transporting outboard motor.
• Sails and running rigging in very good condition, quality fittings and cleats. Halyard/Mast raising winch.
• Two large sealed and lockable lockers under cockpit seats.
• Low hours 6 HP long shaft Tohatsu outboard motor and 22.5 l fuel tank and hose.
• New pattern delta type anchor, 10m chain and 50m best quality warp.
• Cabin fitted out for extended cruising, with storage cupboards with doors, bench, table, porta potty under entry step, comfortable V berth plus additional full length bunk with storage under, all cushions with 100mm hi-density foam, shelves and seating area.
• Efficient, easy to operate Origo 2 burner metho stove.
• Fenders, mooring ropes, boarding ladder, beach plank, boom tent, insect screens, storm boards (including one clear storm board)
• 100 Amp Hr deep cycle battery, interior LED lights, navigation lights.
• Sail cover, fire extinguisher, compass.
The boat is set up for either racing, cruising or day sailing. She has her own Yachting Victoria Class Basic Handicap (CBH) of .705 which allows her to officially race in any YA sanctioned race. She is quite competitive in mixed fleet racing with that CBH.
She has raced with some success in mixed fleet racing throughout Victoria. She has won the Modern Wooden Boat races of the Geelong Wooden Boat Festival on the two occasions that she has entered.
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She was on display at the Hobart Wooden Boat Festival in 2013 and at the Geelong Wooden boat Festival in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
She has cruised extensively in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Macquarie Harbour and Gordon River in Tasmania and Port Phillip and the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria.
I also have a 35l Waeco fridge which fits under the bridgedeck that we use when cruising. This could be included in the sale if required.
Dusty built this fine ship, aspired by Annie Hill’s famous book on the Benford Badger, in the late 90’s.
Dusty drove out of Queensland with a broken heart, and I think he built his Jay Benford designed Badger with justifiably romantic visions of sailing over the horizons and finding peace and romantic adventures on distant shores. It worked! But Dusty did not need ton travel far beyond the workshop.
In the final phase of building Dusty was living aboard, and while living aboard, the vision of Badger was fulfilled, without the boat even being launched.
Since then Dusty has swallowed the anchor, and now lives with the love that came to Badger, and into his life in the Adelaide Hills. Still with Badger, like life itself, not quite finished. Where she still is.
Time has passed, and it seems the old love must move on.
Looking around Badger with Dusty the other day I was struck by several things. Badger IS a Tardis.
This is not a boat that you camp in, inside.
Badger is a home. Home on the home for 2 plus a couple of kids. Utter luxury for two. The Saloon/Galley is vast, head room and walk around flat floor every where. The portlights are large, and the classic 2 leaf skylight above floods the attractive off white and clear wood detailed space with sunlight, and opens to provide the best ventilation.
The forward double cabin seems like stateroom, and the smaller aft cabin has room for a couple of children, while the saloon seats are big enough to be sea and guest bunks when needed.
The galley is house like, all gimballed 4 burner marine gas stove and oven, good sinks and drainboard with insulated stowage under.
Outside the big cockpit area is inviting, and the wide. gently arcing cabin top will be great place to sit about in the sun reading or taking in the world as you, sail on.
The second thing is how well, even though unfinished, she has been built.
Bote Cote Epoxy Resin lavished over Okoume BS1088 ply inside and out, and set in heavy glass up to the water line and lighter above.
Wonderful detail work inside and the choice every where of the best over the most frugal, the cooking arrangements to the fore.
The masts are pretty much completed, and the tanbark sails have never felt the elements.
The Keel timber structure is in shelter, and there is a large quantity of lead ready for casting into the keel.
years ago someone asserted that most boats reach a point in their lives where they need a new owner, to fully realise their potential.
Such is Dusty’s Badger.
Further enquiries please email or Viber call (we are in UK till 19/8/16)
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• Full set of Plans included (laminated).
• Two free-standing Masts, wooden, birdsmouth staved (in construction).
• Two Sails finished in Tan (Main and Fore) 636 sq. feet with full batterns and yards.
• 25mm Propeller, shaft 1450 long with 400mm. 3 blade propeller and packing glands. Shaft is stainless steel, Propellor is bronze with 725mm. packing gland.
• Sand Anchor of approx. 30 kg.
• Hand winch for anchor chain retrieval.
• Approx. 1,000kg. of lead for Keel in 3 kg. ingots.
• Smeg 4 burner stove and oven with rotisserie and 12 volt electric ignition (gimballed).
• Compass on Pedestal.
• Rudder and Shaft including Pintles.
• Keel is made and yet to be fitted. Keel boltholes already drilled.
Professionally built Hull. Ken OBrien (Aust 2) Sails.
Goldspar Masts and Booms
StrayDog DropKick Rudder, Brilliant finish.
Full Bote Cote/Okoume Ply build. Extra thick bottom.
Massive glass to water line, lighter fabric over. Cop R Bote permanent Anti Foul. Zap Flap on CB slot. Very low maintenance boat.
Great Southern Lakes racing and cruising history.
Stunningly appointed, interior and cabin structure done by leading Adelaide interior designer, and it shows.
This boat has been raced, cruised, tuned and developed by the owner over many years, and is one of the best NIS 29’ers anywhere.
The paint work is in as new shape, all the systems work well and Chili is ready to go now. At a fraction of the materials cost tis boat really does have to looked at.
Chili in the right hands is capable of sailing anywhere, safely, desperately easily handled and with real comfort. You can walk around inside her, while she is automatically self steering, and you can take her from a gale in the open ocean to sitting on a mudflat at low tide, while you get out and go for a walk, over the flats.
Enclosed heads, very comfortable sleeping and dining for four.
Daysailing for 10 or more.
Ready to sail to wherever your harbour is!
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Racing in Milang Goolwa race
High quality furnishing throughout
Useful easy to use galley
CB Case becomes dining table for six
Ready to go! Blade drop kick rudder box set up. Moor where others cannot, with Chili’s extra shallow draft.
‘Didi' is the first NIS 18 Turbo Ketch in Australia. Her bigger sail area makes her a light wind dragster, high to windward and beating boats that conventional wisdom says that she she couldn't and shouldn’t be beating.
She is also very well built from the best materials. Light weight Okoume plywood, held together with Bote Cote's pre thickened EGlue, and lavishly sealed and coated with Bote Cote Epoxy resins, she truly is a small, low maintenance ship for the ages.
Like her bigger sisters she carries all the virtues. Self righting (depending on crew placement) is theoretically about 140 plus degrees, which is better than required for the Sydney Hobart race.
She may be totally reefed and controlled from the cockpit. She will self steer with wind anywhere forward of the beam. She can be sailed backwards quite easily, in fact docking in reverse can with practice be a real party trick. (Practice here, is critical!!)
Phillipe has recently succumbed to 'if a little is very good, much bigger has to be much, much better.’ Consequently Phillipe has just acquired an NIS 29.
No Phillipe. You cant have two boats!
If you get your hands on this boat, it will be your good luck. Phillipe Patacca’s 'Didi’ is one fine NIS 18!
• Launched in Jan 2012 after a 4 year building journey.
• 2.5hp Yamaha 4 stroke o/b. 2007 F2.5, neutral and fwd - spin around to reverse. Integral 1L fuel tank. Reliable as.
• 5L spare fuel can.
• Stainless spring loaded motor bracket with abs (nylon?) motor board.
• Stainless retractable boarding ladder mounted on transom, with transom mounted nylon boarding steps/handles.
• 2 near-new adult 70kg plus Burke PFD1's.
L• ED nav lights incl. mast light.
• 35 ah agm battery in battery box with isolator. Includes two 12v outlets.
• Switch panel with illuminated switches.
• 10W solar panel mounted on main hatch for battery top up.
• All wiring in conduits incl up main mast to mast light.
• GME VHF 5W/25W radio (4y.o.) with mizzen mounted aerial.
• Flares have expired.
• 3 x 40cm air fenders. 2 x 10m 10mm Deck lines with soft eyes.
• 8KG\ plough anchor with 6m short link 8mm gal chain (2 y.o.) on 40m+ 10mm rode with s/s eye, stored in crate in rear of cockpit well - rode is run to bow so anxhor can be easily deployed and retrieved from cockpit.
• Two emergency paddles.
• Porta potti. Sink (blind) with pump from 10L under-sink tank
• Sheet winch and handle.
• 2 x Spinlock XAS 8mm sheet jammers.
• Riley bkocks.
• Ronstan main and mizzen sheet cleats and deck organisers.
• 300kg lead ballast bolted and E-glued to triple laminated cold moulded radiused ply bottom.
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• Cast stainless and brass deck fittings forward, nylon stern cleats. Stainless 316 goose necks.
• Custom made bronze gudgeons and pintles with 10mm pins
• Stainless 316 screws, bolts, washers etc used throughout.
• Spun tapered extra long masts (Turbo rig). Aluminium booms (carbon booms at least would be awesome).
• Triple reefs in main, dual in rear.
V• ang doubler ( taking it to 12:1) on main works a treat to keep the huge main flat and untwisted.
• Bote Cote Sheathed with 1 x 200gsm (over entire hull, decks, cockpit and cabin, PLUS 2 x 400gsm tri-axial glass from bottom to waterline.
• All internal surfaces (including all encapsulated forward buoyancy tanks and lockers) coated with three or more coats of Bote-Cote epoxy.
• Built entirely with Gaboon ply, Australian Hoop pine, Iroko trim, Douglas fir (keelson and king plank), and Bote Cote epoxy and permanent Cop R Bote antifoul.Painted with Aquacote internally and above the gunwale, International
• TopLac for topsides.
• Custom built Premier NIS 18 Trailer.
• Timber and epoxy kits supplied by Stray Dog Boat Works.
• Constuction pics can be supplied on request. Price materials cost.
Many of you will remember the baldy blue Jacana, skippered by owner builder Kerry Kirk at the 2011 Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, Tasmania.
Jacana was seen out on the Derwent every day of the festival, and a bit beyond. A much loved small ship, and well appointed.
Jacana has sailed most of the southern River Murray lakes over these past years since her launch.
Jacana has been, like everything else Kerry Kirke does, meticulously built and maintained. She sits an a custom made 'Premier' Trailer
Time, and tide do not wait for men. Kerry's sale is truly reluctant one, induced by 'time and tide'.
‘Karma2’ is an NZ built (Compass Yachts) fibre glass cutter interpretation of the famed Herreshoff H28, slightly stretched and enlarged to 9M. Full headroom throughout a spacious interior set up. In her owner John’s 15 year custodianship of Karma 2 he has probably won more club harbour and open water events than any other yacht in the fleet at the Port Adelaide Sailing Club.
‘Karma2’ is in very sound condition, and comes with a long list of good gear.
Teak trim throughout. Need s new owner to take her to new horizons and great family experiences.