• Herreshoff H28 Ketch
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Herreshoff H28 Ketch

. Once in a lifetime experience. Seeing the sunset from the boat Herreshoff H28 Ketch is a different experience "Shamrock" is a fine example of the L Francis Herreshoff design classic timber ketch. Built in 1952 in Hobart by two cabinet makers under the watchful guidance of renowned Tasmanian boat builder Jock Muir, "Shamrock" was completed and fitted out at Max Crease boatyard at Battery Point. Just one look at her and it will be evident how she stands out proud and beautiful among the plastic racers and cruisers. She is planked in Huon Pine and has been fastened with copper nails and roves. Her masts are in Oregon. Her traditional bronze and glass portholes contribute to her classic style, where strength and durability speak first. From a classic yachts' point of view, this Herreshoff 28 ticks many boxes. She is incredibly pretty to behold, of course, but once on board quickly reveals herself to also be full of other important qualities. A gentleman's yacht she attracts attention at any wooden boat show and can challenge your local yacht club's twilight racing. Her deck gear is simply but efficiently organized and suitable for racing or cruising. "Shamrock" is a very seaworthy yacht. The owner has confidently undertaken cruises to Westernport Bay, Tasmania and participated in Wooden Boat Festival, Hobart, Gippsland Lakes and participated in the inaugural Paynesville Classic Boat rally and Geelong for the Wooden Boat Festivals. Her interior is fresh and clean. The vee berth is ideal for children and two good size berths in the main saloon complete the accommodation. Perfect for a family or a short-handed weekend getaway. The galley is equipped with a stainless steel sink, fresh water pump, and a 2 burner Maxi metho stove. Dedicated cup and plate holders provide safe storage for the crockery, there is a drawer for the cutlery and cupboards for food storage. A fully plumbed marine toilet is housed in its own dedicated place complete with door for privacy. "Shamrock" was re-engined in 2003 with a new Volvo Penta MD2020,3 cylinder diesel fitted on a new bed and mounts. At the same time a new propeller shaft, 3 bladed propeller and Volvo deep sea shaft seal was installed. The engine has been regularly serviced. She was fully surveyed in February 2016. The surveyor's report quotes "The hull, decks, cabin, coach house are all in excellent with the coach house being rebuilt in 2013 (Receipts available). The main mast was also built in 2010 using new Oregon. The stainless steel standing rigging on the main mast was replaced in 2010 and on the mizzen mast in 2008. Overall "Shamrock" is in excellent condition and has been regularly well maintained. " Inventory as follows:

Herreshoff H28 Ketch

Location: 19 Newlands Drive, Paynesville 3880 – by appointment.

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