48 ft Crayboat

Price AU $145,000

Price
AU $145,000
Details
"DAWN TREADER" previously 'IRENE III'
NSW North Coast Cray Boat.
Carvel constructed with chine hull 1953 in Californian Redwood on Iron bark frames and Tallow wood decks.
Commercial Lobster/ Fish trapping from Forster over 50 years then undergoing major re fit/rebuild 2008-2010 with a cost in excess of $180,000.
Works included resplining hull with Tassie Oak before fibreglassing entire hull &decks, new wheelhouse fitted midships including internal fitout.
Rewired, new stainless tankage, new engine beds, new John Deere 225hp Diesel fitted, stainless Steel stern tube fitted, New shaft
& new propellor, new checker plate hatches, new electronics, plotters, sounder, radar and auto pilot fitted,
All works completed to amsa 3C survey compliance.




History--The Irene III was built for Alfred Turton's in the early 1950's.
Designed by a Naval Architect by the name of Arthur Swinfield and built by Alfred Turton's son, Keith Turton, who was a master shipwright.
Two boats of the same design were built using the same plans, the other vessel was called the Trevour W, built for Bill Kyle and named after his son. The only difference between the two vessels was that the Irene III had her wheelhouse down the back, and the Trevour W had her wheelhouse forward.
After completion the 48ft long Irene III was launched and fitted with a 60hp. Deutz air cooled diesel engine, before travelling to Tuncurry NSW.
Skippered by Tom Goodlad, crewed by Warren Bulmer & Billy Nicholson, she was used mainly for trapping fish and lobsters, working out of the port for many years. In the mid 2000, s fisherman Wayne Bramble purchased the Irene III, and took her to South West Rocks NSW.
A major restoration project 2008 completely renewing frame timbers, adding rolling chocks, resplining hull in Tassie Oak, 2008, fibre glassing the hull. A new wheelhouse was built amidship, fitted with new tallow wood engine beds, she now has a 225hp John Deere diesel engine, with a 1300 litre fuel tank and 600 litre fresh water supply. She works from South West Rocks trapping under her new name "Dawntreader"

Our Locations: Port Macquarie - Port Stephens- Lake Macquarie - Pittwater - Sydney Harbour - Batemans Bay
Region
New South Wales
Location
South West Rocks NSW
Usage
Cruising, Off-shore Fishing, Commercial
Reference
BBDT48
Year
1953
Rego Number
403429
Designer
Arthur Swinfield
Builder
Keith Turton,
Length
48' 0" - 14.64m
Beam
15.5ft
Draft
3.5ft
Displacement
26.5 ton Ballast: 800Kg (steel) incased
Hull Material
Timber
Deck Material
Tallow wood
Engine
John Deer 220hp Turbo Diesel with 1900 hrs New oil cooler, upgraded hydraulic pumps
Engine Make
John Deere
HorsePower
220
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
1800
Number Engines
1
Fuel Consumption
8ltrs/hr at 1600RPM (8.8knots)
Max Speed
9.5 Knots
Cruise Speed
8 Knots @ 1500 rpm using 8lph
Propulsion
Shaft replaced, 38" prop three blade replaced
Fuel
Fuel Tank: SS 750Ltrs per side
Water
600 L Stainless steel
Galley
Plumbed for gas stove, galley sink
Refrigeration
Deck wet wells - 3 compartments capacity 500kg live lobster.
Cabins
Main saloon in wheel house, below decks accommodation
Toilet
Enclosed electric marine
Entertainment
Cd radio
Dinghy
10 ft tinny
Ground Tackle
Hydraulic deck winch, 1 reef, 1 plough, 1 admiralty anchors 80 fathom 16 mm nylon rope, 15 M chain
Safety Gear
To amsa 3C standard
Bilge Pumps
Engine driven - Stainless manifold to all compartments + deckwash, Manual bilges pump
Epirb
406 mhz
Life Jackets
4
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
2 Fire extinguishers,
Electrics
12V two engine, two house batteries + Inverter
Electronics
Tmq autopilot, Furuno GPS, vhf, 27 meg + upgraded by the present owner, two (2) large LG monitors with the Furuno Wasp System with "Time Zero" mapping integrated to the radar costing approx $40K available by separate negotiation.
Deck Gear
Hydraulic Deck winch, deck wash
Remarks
Superb standard of refit with vessels condition and presentation actually better than many private pleasure craft.
A rare example of chined design in carvel construction combining stability with shallower draft.
Sustantially glassed & faired hull giving nature of GRP vessel for future low maintenance.

Being sold in current 3C amsa survey and can be sold with NSW LFB/ Business and OLTD 50 shares. Licensed No: RF-LB-253
This vessels structural integrity and inherent stability would lend itself to conversion as a private cruising vessel.

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