BRACKEN CRUISER  

Price
AU $699,000 Now reduced Need Finance?
Length
72' 0" - 21.95m
Location
BRISBANE RIVER [RIVERGATE] Need Insurance?
Year
1973
Hull Material
Timber HARDWOOD TIMBER BOTTOM, FULLY COPPERED 1ST CLASS COND. SPLINED OREGON ABOVE W/L

Price
AU $699,000 Now reduced    Need Finance? Need Insurance?
Description: Bracken Cruiser
MARABOU 72 FT ICONIC SYDNEY CLASSIC DESIGNED BY AMERICAN ARCHITECT EDD MONK IS BACK IN THE MARKET AFTER A PROFESSIONAL AND MAJOR REFIT

THIS VESSEL WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT IN A TIME WHERE A GRACEFUL SHEER LINE WAS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE. WHEN A DESIGN HAD TO BE BALANCED AND PROPORTIONAL. SHAPES SUCH AS THIS ONLY COME FROM A VERY EXPERIENCED AND ARTISTIC DESIGNER.

UPGRADES HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT TO HIGH STANDARDS FOR THE CURRENT EXPERIENCED BOAT OWNER.
WELL IN EXCESS OF $500,00 HAS BEEN SPENT [ RECEIPTS AVAILABLE]

MARABOU HAS BEEN DE CLUTTERED - SIMPLIFIED, AND SYSTEMS FITTED TO WHERE IT IS NOW A SIMPLE AND MORE MODERN VESSEL TO OPERATE.

THOSE WHO KNOW MARABOU WILL KNOW THAT THIS VESSEL HAS BEEN THE RADIO RELAY, AND SUPPORT VESSEL FOR MANY OF THE EAST COAST, AND PACIFIC YACHT RACES OVER MANY YEARS.

SOME OF HER TRAVELS INCLUDE A TRIP FROM SYDNEY TO NEW ZEALAND, THEN ON TO TONGA, VANUATU, S CHAIN OF ISLANDS, FIJI NEW CALEDONIA, NORFOLK ISLAND, LORD HOW ISLAND AND MIDDLETON REEF. THERE HAVE ALSO MANY TRIPS UP THE EAST AUSTRALIA COAST BY A EXPERIENCED HUSBAND AND WIFE BOATING COUPLE

STABILIZED UNDER WAY BY NIAD FINS, AND STABILIZED AT REST BY CUSTOM BUILT STAINLESS TRAWLER ARM AND FISH. [ COMFORTABLE VESSEL TO BE ON AT SEA]

ED MONK WAS RENOWNED AS ONE OF THE WORLDS BEST SMALL SHIPS NAVAL ARCHITECTS, AND AN EXPERIENCED EYE WILL SEE THAT THE FULL DISPLACEMENT ROUND BILGE SHAPE IS IDEAL IN BIG CONDITIONS OFFSHORE.

PETER BRACKEN [THE BUILDER ] IS ALSO RENOWNED FOR BUILDING BEAUTIFUL AND STRONG TIMBER VESSELS THAT CAN WITHSTAND THE SEAS ON THE NSW COAST AND BEYOND.

RICHLY FINISHED IN SOLID TEAK TIMBER PANELING WITH CUSTOM DINING TABLE, WITH ASH INLAYS. PURPOSE BUILT BAR UNIT WITH LEATHER BENCH TOP, GLASS BOTTLE DRAWERS, , BUILT IN BAR FRIDGE, AND TEAK BOOK SHELVES.

TEAK AND LEATHER TESSA LOUNGE IN THE SALOON ADD TO THE COMFORT AND THE OPULENCE

DOUBLE DOORS OPEN UP FROM THE SALOON TO THE GENEROUS SIZE COCKPIT FOR ENTERTAINING OR RELAXING.


MARABOU WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT AS A SERIOUS OCEAN CROSSING VESSEL. IT IS CLEVERLY DESIGNED TO BE LOW AND STABLE, YET STILL HAVE SLEEPING CABINS BELOW, WITH OUT LOOKING LIKE A HIGH RISE BUILDING.

POWERFUL UNDERWAY WITH TWIN NOZZLES AND VERY MANEUVERABLE WITH HEAVY DUTY BOW AND STERN THRUSTER, S. [ALL GEAR PROTECTED BY FULL KEEL]

Region
Queensland
Location
Brisbane River [rivergate]
Year
1973
Designer
ED MONK NAVAL ARCHITECT
Builder
PETER BRACKEN [KURNELL SYDNEY]
Length
72' 0" - 21.95m
Beam
5.64 METRES OR 18FT 6 BEAM
Draft
2 METRES GEAR PROTECTED
Displacement
62 LIGHT SHIP UP TO 70 TON PLUS LADEN
Hull Material
Timber HARDWOOD TIMBER BOTTOM, FULLY COPPERED 1ST CLASS COND. SPLINED OREGON ABOVE W/L
Deck Material
FOREDECK NEW [EPOXY GLASS OVER MARINE PLY PLUS REPAINT]
Engine Make
Detroit
Engine
TWO X DETROIT ALLISON 8V71 DERATED TO 300 HP WITH N 60 INJECTORS DRIVING THROUGH ALLISON HYDRAULIC GEARBOXES AT 2.96 TO 1 REDUCTION 2.5 INCH SHAFTS [REMOVED AND TRUED] DRIVING 33 X 37 4 BLADE PROPS, TURNING IN CUSTOM FABRICATED STAINLESS STEEL NOZZLES FULL RANGE OF ENGINE AND BOAT SPARES DETROIT ALLISON
Horse Power
2 X 300 HP
Engine Hours
ENGINES HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY REBUILT BY PREVIOUS OWNER
Fuel Consumption
35 TO 38 LITRES PER HOUR @ 8 KNOTS 55 LITRES PER HOUR AT 9.5 KNOTS
Max Speed
11 KNOTS
Cruise Speed
9.5 NORMAL CRUISE OR 8 KNOTS EASY CRUISE
Propulsion
SHAFT DRIVE FIXED PROPS [ RUNNING GEAR COMPLETELY PROTECTED BY FULL KEEL]
Thrusters
BOTH BOW AND STERN THRUSTERS BOTH 10 HP X 24 VOLT
Genset
1 X ONAN 16KVA 1 X 6.5 KVA ONAN
Fuel
11,119 LITRES IN TOTAL
Water
2270 LITRES PLUS CITOR REVERSE OSMOSIS DESELINATOR 3000 LITRES PER DAY
Accommodation
FULL WIDTH MASTER CABIN WITH KING SIZE BED THAT IS LOW AND CENTRAL WITH SEPARATE EN SUITE AND SHOWER.
3 OTHER SEPARATE SLEEPING CABINS ALL BELOW WITH EITHER TWIN OR DOUBLE CONFIGURATION
THE STATEROOMS THAT HAVE SEPARATE ENTRY POINTS ARE SERVICED BY REFURBISHED ENSUITES / BATHROOMS AND UPGRADED LAUNDRY.
ALL CABINS ARE WELL VENTED, BUILT OF SOLID TEAK, ALL RE CARPETED AND UPDATED.

PRACTICAL OPEN PLAN SALOON, AND GALLEY AT DECK LEVEL. ABUNDANT USE OF TEAK BY SYDNEY'S FINEST CRAFTSMAN

MARABOU HAS ENJOYED ONGOING IMPROVEMENTS AND UPGRADES SINCE SHE WAS LAUNCHED IN 1973, HENCE WE NOW FIND HER IN READY TO GO TO SEA CONDITION.
Galley
4 BURNER GAGGENEAU COOK TOP [LPG] PLUS GAGGENEAU ELECTRIC CERAMIC COOKTOP
ELECTRIC RANGE HOOD
GAGGENEAU FAN FORCED DUCTED OVEN
MIELE MICROWAVE OVEN
MIELE AUTOMATIC DISHWASHER
GRANITE BENCH TOPS WITH DOUBLE STAINLES STEEL SINK
Refrigeration
LARGE TWO DOOR EUTECTIC REFIGERATOR WITH STAINLESS INTERIOR
Freezer
HUGE 600 LITRE EUTECTIC CHEST FREEZER WITH STAINLESS INTERIOR AND BASKETS
Stove
GAGGENEAU
Water Maker
3000 LITRES PER DAY
Hotwater System
ELECTRIC 2 X 135 LITRE HOT WATER TANKS HEATED BY 240 VOLT OR BY ENGINE HEAT EXCHANGERS
Shower
HOT AND COLD TO GREY WATER, AND BLACK WATER TANK
Toilet
ELECTRIC TO HOLDING TANK
Air Conditioning
AIRCON BY MARINE AIR
Dinghy
4 METRE BLUE FIN DELUX ALUMINIUM RUN ABOUT
Outboard
30 HP 4 STROKE YAMAHA OUTBOARD WITH ELECTRIC START PLUS POWER TRIM AND TILT
Covers
VERY GOOD CONDITION
Ground Tackle
FRANCISS 24 VOLT ELECTRIC WINCH WITH DUAL GYPSIES
65 METRES OF 5/8 CHAIN CONNECTED TO A 64 KG SIMPSON AND LAWRENCE CQR ANCHOR
65 METRES OF 5/8 CHAIN CONNECTED TO A 80 KG PLOUGH

THEN 20 METRES OF 5/8 CHAIN CONNECTED TO A 78 KG ADMIRALTY ANCHOR.

THE ABOVE IS SERIOUS ANCHOR GEAR AS SEEN ON OFFSHORE COMMERCIAL VESSELS
Safety Gear
ALL UP TO DATE FOR COASTAL AND OFFSHORE
Bilge Pumps
FULL ENGINE DRIVEN BILGE PUMPING BY JABSCO 2 INCH TO 5 SEPARATE BILGES
Fire Protection
WORMOLD FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM
Electrics
24 VOLT PLUS 240 VOLT.
NEW BATTERIES JUST FITTED
MAGNA SINE INVERTER CHARGER
XANTAX CHARGER
MAGNASINE BATTERY MONITORING SYSTEM
Electronics
ALL OF THE ELECTRONICS HAVE BEEN RENEWED
FURUNO NAVNET 2 X TZT 14s
FURUNO NAVNET 1 X TZT 9
AUTO PILOT X FURUNO NAV PILOT
HEAVY DUTY WINDOW WIPERS AND WASHERS
CONSTELLATION 9 INCH BINNACLE COMPASS
ICOM VHF M423
CODANSSB
ICOM 1C- R71E
KOBELT ELECTRONIC CONTROLS
BROOKES AND GATE HOUSE WIND INSTRUMENTS
Deck Gear
HEAVY DUTY MOORING BITS
ANCORING SYSTEM AS PER LARGE COMMERCIAL VESSELS
HYDRAULIC STERN WINCH FOR BERTHING OR TOWING WINCH POSITIONED ON STERN OF VESSEL. [ IDEAL FOR TOWING A LARGE TENDER]
240 VOLT ELECTRIC DAVITS FOR TENDER LAUNCH X 2
HEAVY DUTY DECK WASH
Remarks
THE REFIT /UPGRADE HAS NOW BROUGHT THIS MAGNIFICENT WORK OF ART IN TO A USABLE AND MODERN VESSEL WITH OUT SPOILING OR DETRACTING FROM ITS ORIGINAL PROPRTIONS.

THE TRADES ENGAGED TO CARRY OUT THE REFIT ARE WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED BRISBANE BOATING SHIPWRIGHTS, AND TRADE BUSINESSES


THE ABOVE IS JUST A FRACTION OF WHAT THE BOAT NOW ENTAILS, AND FULL DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED BY PHONING, OR EMAILING JIM STUART TO ARRANGE AN INSPECTION. 0411 604 059

SELLER DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Jim Stuart Marine
Telephone
Fax
07 3348 299
Address
183 Melville Terrace
City
Manly (Brisbane)
State
QLD
Country
Australia
Website


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