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She is cutter-rigged but mast is strong enough to enable her to be sailed as a sloop under most sailing conditions with inner forestay removed and she has sail wardrobe for both cutter and sloop configuration.

Click on the video to see AMARYS under sail

Length over deck 6.6 m. Length overall 8.5 m. Beam 2.85 m. Draft 900mm. Weight 2.4 ton.

Can be see afloat in Raby Bay, Cleveland, QLD.

Exact history of Amarys is not known but a lady who lived on her in the 1960s was told she was about 50 years old which makes her over a century now. She originally had a deep keel drawing about 1.8m and this was reduced to 900mm to make her more suitable for the shallow waters of Moreton Bay. The original cast iron keel was scrapped and replaced with lead that previously lined the inside of the hull. Keel is full-length with prop aperture and full-length galvanized shoe. These modifications have given the vessel the same sailing ‘stiffness’ with reduced overall weight. The hull is original and built with 18mm Huon Pine steam-bent planks over Huon frames and stringers and has good size full-length Huon batten-seams which adds considerable strength to the hull and has ensured hull integrity for over 100 years. This [and the fact she’s Huon] enables the hull to be completely dried out without any deterioration. The hull is a very fine example of early 20 th century boat builder’s craft. The galley comprising a Weber BBQ and sink is situated in the lazaret and a separate single burner stove. There is a Jabsco pump out marine toilet in forepeak and wash basin.

Down below she has two good size single [adult] berths and two berths under cockpit seats for children up to 12 years. The two cockpit seats are also long enough [1.8m] to be slept on if the 2 swivel seats are removed.
The 3 reefed Dacron main and four headsails are all at least 30 years old but have had little use and have been been well maintained and are serviceable. The Allyacht Spars [IM15] 8m alloy mast, alloy spreaders, standing and running rigging are all four years old. There is an adjustable backstay with 8:1 purchase.
Ground tackle includes a 11kg plough with 8 metres of 8mm chain and 16 metres of nylon 10mm rope plus a 6kg sand anchor with 6 metres of 6mm chain and 13 metres of nylon rope.
Includes a 4-year old 2.25 metre inflatable dinghy that fits upright on top of bumpkin and a 2-year old 1kw genset to charge batteries when at sea.
Amarys is strongly built and is very seaworthy for her size with good turn of speed for her age. She won the second Gaffers race held off Shornecliffe in September 2017.

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  • Wind instrument Tack Tick – wireless with masthead transmitter
  • Victron multi-function instrument for monitoring electric motor
  • Autohelm autopilot
  • 5 Coastal Life-jackets
  • Compass Silva 75 mm
  • Krautler 48v 3-phase AC induction motor – 4.3kw. [equivalent to 10hp diesel] 5 years old
  • Inbuilt 48v and portable 12v battery charger
  • Genset / inverter 909 1000W. 3 years old
  • Two winch-handles
  • 2.25m Aspre Inflatable dinghy, two oars, footpump and dinghy cover. 4 years old
  • Two inflatable fenders
  • Rope boarding ladder
  • Mast seat
  • Two torches
  • First aid kit
  • Flares and V-sheet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Battery bank 48v [4 x 12v] Deep cycle gel. 30 months old. Maxon
  • Battery bank 48v [4 x 12v] Deep cycle gel. 6 months old. Maxon
  • Registered to December 2021

The boat’s restoration

Present owner completely rebuilt interior with new cabin sole, internal cabinetry and cockpit. Original curved Huon cabin top was kept [with glassed mat over] along with the original companionway doors, two hatches, bronze fittings and Kauri boom, bowsprit and bumpkin. A Krautler 48v AC induction motor was installed along with two separate 48v battery banks and wired- in 48v charger. The original stainless shaft was retained along with 300mm 3-blade prop. She was completely rewired and has two 12v house batteries with separate charger, two electric bilge pumps with float and manual switches plus a manual bilge pump. There are full navigation lights as per requirement, an EPIRB, a cockpit light and cabin reading lights. An AM/FM radio with waterproof speakers is in cockpit along with a VHF radio. There is a fire extinguisher and fire blanket. The deck is made of Paulownia epoxied on all sides and then glassed over. There is a Plastimo 100 litre flexible freshwater bag under the starboard berth. There’s still some minor work to be done but she’s ready to sail away.