CONVERTED EX-NAVY CRUISER  

Price
AU $89,000 Negotiable Need Finance?
Length
46' 0" - 14.03m
Usage
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Location
Cammeray NSW Need Insurance?
Year
1937
Hull Material
Timber

Price
AU $89,000 Negotiable    Need Finance? Need Insurance?
Description: Converted Ex-Navy Cruiser
Beautifully restored and lovingly maintained, this 46' (14.2m) Navy wooden planked cruiser is a part of history. Built by the Australian Navy at Garden Island, Sydney as a troop transporter in 1937, it was sold out of the navy in the 70's with, it seems to be only 3 owners since. Current owner has had the vessel for 6 years moored in Middle Harbour with annual trips to the Hawkesbury River and used regularly on Sydney Harbour.

'Herakles' is registered until January 2019 in is good running condition. She is powered by a beautifully maintained Gardner 6LX 127hp diesel, which all mechanics will tell you; "They run forever". Starts easily and idles at 500rpm and gives 4 knots. Cruises nicely on 1100rpm at 9 knots, while top speed at 1400rpm gives 12 knots.

Fully equipped for comfortable living, 'Heracles' would an ideal choice for a live-aboard or as a holiday home, as well as being a remarkably sturdy and safe coastal cruiser. Her inventory includes:

-SMEV 3 burner gas stove, oven and grill

-Hot water to full-stand-up shower and basins, are supplied by two 8.5kg external gas bottles

-Large 2 door chest 12v fridge

-1000w inverter and a 20amp batt charger (Xantrex TrueCharge2)

-3 large solar panels feed 2 large deep-cycle house batteries, while 2 medium solar panels feed 2 start batteries

-Portable Honda (Eu10i) genset can be used in winter if cloudy for more than 5 days to supply house power and charge batteries

-Portable stainless-steel gas BBQ/oven can be mounted on the backdeck and can be stored in the large storage compartment under the back deck

-The saloon has a TV/DVD and is warmed by a solid fuel heater during those chilly winter months.

-A new Maxwell winch fitted in 2016 with 5-year warranty, feeds 50m of 8mm chain to a sturdy CQR anchor and is lit by a roof-mounted spotlight for night mooring.

-'Herakles' has duel controls both from saloon or flybridge and the steering mechanism is hydraulic.

-A Hummingbird fish finder/sounder mounted on flybridge gives actuate measure of depth.

-Twin radios; a GME Electrophone seaphone/VHF transceiver radio and a GME Electrophone 27mgHz transceiver radio, are mounted in the saloon.

The inside areas are well lit with many windows and two opening windows in the saloon, two sliding side doors, and ceiling vents give good ventilation throughout. New carpets have been fitted and newly painted inside and out. A fold-up wooden dining table can seat 6.

The master bedroom has 2 single beds converting to a large double with 2 nice porthole and ceiling hatch ventilation. There are 2 couches that can be used for beds also.

A teak swim-board has a drop-down ladder into the water for swimming and an outside hot shower for rinse-off.

'Herakles' comes with a 8'4" fibreglass dinghy with cover and oars included. A safety grab bag includes; ACR EPIRB, flares, mirror, torch, knife.

The inventory includes: 9 lifejackets (2 offshore Type 1), kitchen equipment, dining and linen. 2 deck chairs with table. 2 teak storage boxes. Many tools and spares included.

The hull was antifouled in January 2018. An original survey when purchased in 2012 is available.

Reluctant sale as the owners are moving overseas. All offers considered. $89K

Region
New South Wales
Location
Cammeray Nsw
Reference
#TCHERA47
Year
1937
HIN
AUWWA107546A03
Rego
ADU105N
Rego Expiry
27/01/2018
Designer
Australian Navy
Builder
Australian Navy. Garden Island, Sydney.
Length
46' 0" - 14.03m
Beam
3.5m
Draft
4'6"
Displacement
12T
Hull Material
Timber
Deck Material
Timber /GRP / Epoxy and paint.
Engine Make
Gardner
Engine
Gardner 6LX 127hp diesel. Gardner gear Box. Shaft drive. 'Herakles' has duel controls both from saloon or flybridge and the steering mechanism is hydraulic.
Number Engines
1
Horse Power
127HP
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
Unknown.
Fuel Consumption
9-10L /h at cruising speed.
Max Speed
12 knots at 1400 rpm.
Cruise Speed
9 knots at 1100 rpm
Propulsion
3 blade bronze prop
Fuel
500L
Water
700L
Accommodation
Large master cabin forward with twin berths converting to large double.
2 full size single berth in saloon.
Cabins
1 Master cabin.
Berths
1double and 2 single
Galley
Well quipped galley equipped with SMEV 3 burner gas stove, oven and grill and large capacity double fridge. Plenty of storage and food preparation aeas. Very clean and well presented.
Refrigeration
12V
Stove
SMEV 3 burner gas stove, oven and grill
Hotwater System
Yes. Instant and unlimited. LPG.
Shower
Hot and cold shower in enclosed head area, plus another hot and cold shower in cockpit
Toilet
Enclosed marine toilet
Entertainment
Flat screen TV / DVD player mounted on lounge wall.
Dinghy
8'4" fibreglass dinghy with cover and oars included
Covers
Biminis on aft deck and flybridge. Dinghy cover.
Ground Tackle
Maxwell winch fitted in 2016 with 5-year warranty. 50m of 8mm. CQR anchor. Roof-mounted spotlight for night mooring
Safety Gear
ACR EPIRB, flares, mirror, torch, knife. Fire extinguishers X4.
Bilge Pumps
Electric and manual (numerous)
Epirb
Yes
Life Jackets
9 lifejackets (2 offshore Type 1)
Flares
Yes. In service
Electrics
12V.
3 large solar panels feed 2 large deep-cycle house batteries, while 2 medium solar panels feed 2 start batteries
Portable Honda (Eu10i) genset
1000w inverter and a 20amp batt charger (Xantrex TrueCharge2)
Electronics
Hummingbird fish finder/sounder mounted on flybridge gives actuate measure of depth.
Twin radios; a GME Electrophone seaphone/VHF transceiver radio and a GME Electrophone 27mgHz transceiver radio, are mounted in the saloon.
Deck Gear
Portable stainless-steel gas BBQ/oven can be mounted on the backdeck and can be stored in the large storage compartment under the back deck
Remarks
Comfortable cruisier and live-aboard. A boat to fall instantly in love with, but with a historical patrimoine to boot. Beautfully presented and well cared for by her owner couples who spent much of their time on board for the past 2 years. Reluctant sale due to the owners moving overseas.

SELLER DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Nautilus Yacht Management
Telephone
Address
Careel Bay Marina 46 Cowdroy Avenue
City
Cammeray
State
NSW
Country
Australia
Website


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