Halvorsen 38 Bridgedeck

Price AU $338,000



Price
AU $338,000
Details
Halvorsen 38 Bridge Deck Cruiser "KWEENA"

Details- KWEENA was built in 1933 by Lars Halvorsen at Neutral Bay Sydney for Mr AO Fairweather. She is a classic Halvorsen bridge deck motor cruiser for the period. The raised wheelhouse is well forward with two berths below the forward deck. There is a step down to the saloon cabin leading aft into 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 10 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 previous owner bought KWEENA and put together a project to give her a complete restoration from keel to top of mast. Completed in Batemans Bay NSW. She was re-launched in 2012 and featured at the Classic and Wooden Boat Festival in October 2012 at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Locations: Coffs Harbour - Port Macquarie - Pittwater - Sydney Harbour - Batemans Bay
Region
New South Wales
Location
Castlecrag NSW
Usage
Leisure, Cruising
Reference
NSCK38CC
Year
1934
Rego Number
JC323N
Designer
Lars Halvorsen, Neutral Bay, Sydney, NSW
Builder
Lars Halvorsen, Neutral Bay, Sydney, NSW
Length
38' - 11.58m
Beam
12.6 ft
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 fitted as new 2012)
Engine Make
Perkins
Horsepower
120
Engine Hours
550
Max Speed
10 knots
Cruise Speed
8 knots
Thrusters
Vetus 75 KGV fitted 2012
Fuel
Fuel 2-170 L Poly Tanks fitted 2012
Water
Water1000L 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.
Shower
Enclosed hot/cold + transom
Toilet
Enclosed marine electric + holding tank 300 L
Entertainment
CD Radio Bluetooth
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 restoration over 6 years costing in excess of $500,000 (2006-2012).
A true labour of love with owner proud to have returned "Kweena" to 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 equipment upgraded as new 2012 and hull as sound as the day Kweena was launched back in 1933. Sold by us to the current owners in 2021, who have just completed hull respray and timber revarnish. Located @ Castlecrag Marine.
To schedule inspection contact Jason 0435 66 55 33

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