CUSTOM DESIGNED LEN RANDALL BUILDER STEWART WARD  

Price
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Length
33' 0" - 10.06m
Usage
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Location
South Perth WA Need Insurance?
Year
1957
Hull Material
Timber

Price
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Description: Custom Designed Len Randall Builder Stewart Ward
BINGARRA Launched 1957, Perth Length 33ft

A chance to own a part of Western Australian boating history

Designed By Len Randall and Built By Stewart Ward two icons of West Australian Boating.

The following text is copied from the Australian Register of Historic Vessels. Classic Boat Club of Western Australia

Launch Date: 1957 ARHV Number: HV000115

BINGARRA is a wooden motor cruiser built in Western Australia in 1957. It was one of the earliest plywood construction semi-displacement motor cruisers in Western Australia and was designed by Len Randell and built by Stewart Ward in 1957. It also trialled an early mechanical form of auto pilot steering.

BINGARRA was a departure from the planked construction that was normal for motor cruisers in the mid 1950s. The plywood hull is about 10 metres long and Stewart Ward was a well known builder at that time. He was also father to Steve Ward, builder of the America's Cup winner AUSTRALIA II.

The designer Len Randell was one of Western Australia's first and subsequently most accomplished naval architects. He prepared plans for a wide variety of craft, and was always prepared to try new ideas and concepts.

The styling is very typical of the period, with a modest swept-back look accentuated by the curved and tapered trim on the cabin side. When launched it was powered by two FJ Holden petrol engines, but these have been replaced by 1960 model Ford Falcon engines.

There is a story told by the original owner's son that BINGARRA had the first autopilot device fitted to a leisure craft in Perth. The intention was to have an easy voyage home from Rottnest Island, just offshore from Fremantle. However the contraption was totally mechanical incorporating cogs, gears, gear chains and so forth, and when motoring home with a following sea, the course steered was more than a little erratic.


In 2018 BINGARRA remains in good condition just in need of anti foul and paint work freshen up.


Vessel Dimensions
LOA: 10.06 m (33 ft)
LWL: 9.45 m (31 ft)
Breadth overall: 3.35 m (11 ft)
Draft of Hull: 0.91 m (3 ft)

Please call Neil 0450 116 160 or Rod 0499 987 077 to arrange viewing

Region
Western Australia
Location
South Perth Wa
Reference
Penned
Year
1957
Designer
Len Randell
Builder
Stewart Ward
Length
33' 0" - 10.06m
Beam
11ft
Draft
3ft
Hull Material
Timber
Engine Make
Ford
Engine
Ford Falcon motors; 6 cylinders, 1960,76 kw (105 hp ) each
Number Engines
2
Toilet
Yes
Remarks
Vessel Details
Hull material and construction: timber; plywood/chine
Deck material and construction: wood/dynel
Cabin or superstructure material and construction: wood/dynel
Hull shape: monohull; chines; overhanging stem; plumb transom; semi-displacement
Keel/centreboard/rudder type: launch deadwood; spade rudder
Deck layout: cabin
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism: wheel
Motor propulsion: motor vessel; inboard; petrol; twin engine installation, Ford Falcon motors; 6 cylinders, 1960,76 kw (105 hp ) each.
Propeller: twin
Previous Owners: Bingemann

SELLER DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Power and Sail Marine Brokerage
Telephone
Address
PO Box 8420
City
South Perth
State
WA
Country
Australia
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