This is a 'one of a kind' example of classic wooden boat building from the Wooden Boat Centre.
The Franklin 29' is a hand crafted timber cruiser for the discerning owner. When artisans build a cruiser of proven design, using only the best hand selected Tasmanian timbers, you have all the makings of a priceless classic!
The Franklin 29' is an example of Tasmanian Wooden Boat Centre heritage. Her classic looks and 'craftsman finish' sets her apart from the modern fibreglass offerings that dominate today's market - providing a totally unique cruiser.
To mark our 30th year, Tasmania's Wooden Boat Centre has focused on the construction of this signature project to celebrate the history of wooden boat construction in Tasmania and the role we have played in recent times.
The Franklin 29' design has been inspired by the work of well known British designer Andrew Wolstenholme and his renown Bristol 27'. This proven design has been adapted and increased in size to suit Australian conditions. As a semi-displacement vessel able to cruise at 18 knots, the owner will reach a picnic spot or harbour side coffee shop quickly.
This classic design embodied both traditional and modern construction techniques. At the same time as showcasing hand built, high quality construction techniques required when getting the best from Tasmanian timbers. Tasmanian timbers including Huon and Celery Top Pine and Western Australian Jarrah.
The construction and component inventory of the Franklin 29' illustrates the skilful selection of materials and equipment that makes this vessel so unique - a classic one-off vessel for an investor with a discerning eye to the future.
For a detailed colour brochure and inventory contact Jeff on 0414 236 337 or email: tasboats4020@gmail. Com
Hobart Region Franklin TAS
Franklin Wooden Boat Centre
29' 0" - 8.84m
Foredeck Celery Top Pine and Jarrah laid over two layers of 6mm marine plywood sheathed in fibreglass and WEST System epoxy
Yanmar 4JH3G-DTHE turbo charged of 125HP with Yanmar KMH4AG gearbox with shaft drive. Has electrically controlled sea cock
4 blade 18' propeller by Austral Propellers
260 litres - two aluminium tanks interconnected
60 litres in poly tank
Spacious interior accommodation featuring a combination of luxurious Celery Top and Huon Pine trim. Comprising galley and refrigeration with comfortable leather upholstered settees down each side with generous storage and hanging space. The cabin is light and airy due to the clever escape hatch, allowing easy anchor handling in rough weather
Stainless steel sink. Diesel cook top in the galley and diesel hot water system
30 litre domestic drawer fridge
Fully enclosed toilet with vanity and Jabsco electric flush with 60 litre capacity black water tank with pump connection.
- GME stereo system with 4 speakers
- Navigation and interior lighting all LED
- LED strip lighting in cockpit
Possible hard top or convertible cabin top. New owner to participate in the selection
Muir Storm windlass with remote control. Stainless steel anchor with 8mm chain
- 2 x AGM house batteries total capacity 300 amp hours
- 1 x ACDelco crank battery
- Dual bank solar panel controller
This stunning vessel is nearing completion and ready for sale. Built under the supervision of Master Shipwrights, she is a showcase of Tasmanian timbers and the art of wooden boat building. An early purchaser will have the opportunity of getting involved in her final fit out.