Halvorsen 38 Bridge Deck Motor Cruiser "KWEENA"

Price AU $345,000

Price
AU $345,000
Details
KWEENA was built in 1933 by Lars Halvorsen at Neutral Bay Sydney for Mr AO Fairweather. It is a classic Halvorsen bridge deck motor cruiser for the period. The raised wheel house is well forward with two berths below the forward deck. There is a step down to the saloon cabin leading aft in to a small open cockpit, with a shelter top above. The 11.58m (38 foot) long hull has a plumb stem and a strong flare to the raised topside contrasting with a tumblehome in the topsides at the transom. The vertical framing of the windows and horizontal cabin top lines give it a stately appearance appropriate to its displacement speed of 8 knots. The carvel planked hull has a hardwood keel and framing, and Queensland maple cabin planking. The forward cabin sleeps two, while the saloon settees double as sleeping berths to accommodate guests.

History- AO Fairweather owned a furniture business in Camperdown, Sydney and became president of the Furniture Manufacturers Association in 1936. He was also a
member of the Royal Motor Yacht Club and KWEENA is reported taking part in the Pittwater Regatta held on December 30th 1933. He remained the owner at least
until the early 1940s. By 1941 he was Vice Commodore of the RMYC, but the Second World War then dominated life, and the Sydney Morning Herald of 28
August 1941 reports that Fairweather and other members of the RMYC were all joining the Auxiliary Naval Patrol Scheme.
KWEENA was requisitioned for War Service on January 4 1943 and Fairweather was paid 1,150 pounds on June 4th 1943. As HMAS KWEENA it was employed as a general purpose vessel, then commissioned in July 1943 as a Naval Auxiliary Patrol boat in July 1943, where it acted as a tender to the Sydney shore establishment HMAS Penguin. Tom Wayland is recorded as a commanding officer in July 1943. It was paid off in March 1944 and sold back to Fairweather for 600 pounds later in 1945.
KWEENA's subsequent history is not recorded until about 2004 when it was sold by Adam Gilchrist to Nicholas Heijke. In 2006 the current owner bought KWEENA and
put together a project to give it a complete overhaul and restoration, which was done in Batemans Bay NSW. It was re-launched in 2012 and featured at the Classic
and Wooden Boat Festival in October 2012 at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Our Locations: Port Macquarie - Port Stephens- Lake Macquarie - Pittwater - Sydney Harbour - Batemans Bay
Region
New South Wales
Location
Sans Souci NSW 2219
Usage
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Reference
HAL38KW
Year
1933
HIN
AU-WWA 093869AP0
Rego Number
JC323N
Designer
Lars Halvorsen, Neutral Bay, Sydney, NSW
Builder
Lars Halvorsen, Neutral Bay, Sydney, NSW
Length
38' - 11.58m
Beam
12.6ft
Draft
4.6ft
Hull Material
Timber
Deck Material
Timber
Engine
Perkins Range 4. M135 5.8 litre 6 cylinder diesel engine. 120HP PRM500 D2 - 2:1 transmission. ( Engine and gearbox completely rebuilt and fitted into boat 2012 with current 350 running hours)
Engine Make
Perkins
HorsePower
120
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
350
Cruise Speed
8 knots
Propulsion
Shaft drive 3 blade propeller
Thrusters
Vetus 75 KGV fitted 2012
Fuel
2-170 L Plastic Tanks fitted 2012
Water
1000L Water tank monitoring, 600-TG 2 tanks with led display (conductivity)
Refrigeration
Drawer refrigerator Inox CR 105
Stove
Gas stove oven, grill
Hot Water System
Engine heated or 240V heated.
Accommodation
The forward cabin sleeps two, while the saloon settees double as sleeping berths to accommodate guests.
Cabins
Interior timber work french polished
Berths
4-6
Shower
Enclosed hot/cold + transom
Toilet
Enclosed marine electric + holding tank 300 L
Entertainment
CD Radio MP3
Covers
Full boat covers, cockpit covers /Clears
Ground Tackle
Muir electric winch, stainless steel plough anchor, Stainless chain
Safety Gear
Coastal equipped
Bilge Pumps
Electric / manual
Epirb
406 mhz
Life Jackets
Yes
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
Fire extinguishers, fire blanket
Electrics
12V/240 2 house, 1 start batterie/120 amp alternator, battery management panel, Inverter: 12 to 230V 10A
Electronics
Navman plotter/Sounder, Coursemaster Autopilot
Deck Gear
Spotlight, swim platform
Remarks
Fastidious and complete restoration over 5 years costing in excess of $500,000. A true labour of love with owner proud to have returned "Kweena" to the Halvorsen fleet and for posterity of Australia's maritime heritage. Not just a stunning vessel for entertaining & inshore cruising but refitting took into account owners desire to coastal cruise. All systems and equpment upgraded as new 2012 and hull as sound as the day Kweena was launched back in 1933. Inspection by prior arrangement only.

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