UNDER CONTRACT AND NOW UNCONDITIONAL WITH IN 8 HOURS OF BEING LISTED.
LADYHAWKE IS GOING TO TASMANIA, THE HOME OF SOME VERY FINE SEA BOATS
75 ft x 18 ft x 7 ft 6 inch draft 90 ton
8L3 GARDNER 150 HP @ 900 RPM 4 to 1 reduction gearbox [ 800 HP capacity] 54 inch 5 blade propellor
The hull is built of 3/8 plate deck is 1/4 plate The hull is built to survey scant lings but it is NOT in survey
Recent out of water hull survey showing hull and deck in very good condition. With no wastage in the steel
One owner vessel launched 2006. VERY professional construction and engineering
Eight knots cruise @15 litres per hour top speed 11 knots. 12,000 litres fuel capacity. 6000 litres water capacity
Wing motor is a 55 hp [plus] long stroke Yanmar with 6 to 1 reduction box to 30 inch prop
Massive 60 ton hold amidships measures 20 ft x 18 ft x 9 ft plus headroom. This could be converted to more accommodation if needed
There is a hydraulic winch with a capacity of in excess of 12 ton plus a lifting boom, so the cargo hold could easily accomadate a 4 wheel drive / Agg bike / motor bikes for exploring/ camping gear/.... What ever supplies you wish to carry or trade. THIS is a complete lifestyle vessel.
The boat is a pleasure to be on with a comfortable wheelhouse with twin helm chairs [ starboard opening door]. Access to all deck areas is easy. Commercial operators will understand when i say it is an easy deck to work.
The vessel lends itself to EXPEDITION ADVENTURES to where ever you want to go. The bottom of NZ the bottom of Tasmania, or even Cape Horn and the Magellan straits could easily be the areas where this vessel would be right at home. [ This is a ballasted sailing vessel]
Lady Hawke would be an ideal diving vessel on a DIVE trip through the outer Pacific or a surfing cruise for a dedicated group of adventurers. It has the ability and the capacity, It just needs YOU..... Remember it has a range of over 6000 NM and that is with out sail and the wing motor.
There are 4x 24 volt custom built electric deck winches to handles the sails plus a hydraulic drum winch aft of the house to assist with the aft anchor gear or to assist with berthing the vessel.
There are large rope reels both for and aft for tying off in remote places.
The steering is all hydraulic with back to the back up.
The wheel steering is normal hydraulic steering. The is also power steering with toggle steer. Plus there is a large tiller arrangement. [ just in case].
An inspection of the engine room shows a clean space and the 8L3 GARDNER fires first go and runs beautifully as does the wing motor and the generator.
The hydraulic bow thruster has an 18 inch tunnel ID with an 18 inch 4 blade prop.
Big boat experience, and engine room experience will be a prerequisite to own a vessel of this size and displacement. This is more of a ship than your normal vanilla flavoured cruising boat. But if you are up for it, then then Ladyhawke will be as well.
I am pleased and privileged to be representing such and amazing creation.
Gippsland Region Victoria
Original design by Purden and Featherstone
75' - 22.86m
7 ft 6
Steel 3/8 plate steel
1/4 plate 6 mil
8L3 Gardner purchased from Tasmanian Railways and fitted with new rings /bottom end bearings and new valves in 2014.
Engine hours since rebuild are circa 200 hours [ yes 200]
Engine fitted with two starter motors[ wired in] both working 24 volt start
150 hp @ 900 RPM [ ships engine]
200 since rebuild
15 litres per hours @ 8 knots
8 to 8.5 knots
Fixed shaft to 5 blade 54 inch prop
Hydraulic bow thruster with 18 inch tunnel and 4 blade prop
55 KVA air cooled Deutz
2 x sleeping cabins aft. Owners cabin has a double
Second aft sleeping cabin = two by singles
Forward crews quarters [comfortable ] = 4 single berths] access from fore deck
4 burner Euromaid Gas oven and grill.
Galley also has a custom built and very efficient fire box wood heater [ ideal for warming the wheelhouse ] and it also doubles as a water heater]
This unit was going and demonstrated when i was on board, and it is an amazing and practical piece of equipment that adds comfort and ambience.
Electrolux galley fridge
Hot and cold
House hold type to holding tank
Hooker 14 ft alloy with 8 hp plus 25 hp outboard [ deck mounted]
Ships chain 135 metres measuring 5 1/2 inch x 7/8 inch in good condition
Anchor winch is a Muir Hydraulic
Anchors = 1 x 100 kilo Bruce
Stern anchor fixed in to place = 75 lb Bruce
Spare large plough.
Ladyhawke is equipped to anchor in remote anchorages.
6 man raft not in test.
3 x electric inch and 1/2 submersible pumps [ 2000 litres pm]
deck hose off main engine
3 phase deck bilge pump.
engine driven pumping to all compartments
7 x powder type fire extinguishers
12 volt/ 24 volt / 240 volt
750 watt inverter
HF radio x Wagner
Koden 50 mile radar
Auto pilot [ working]
VHF by GME Electrophone plus 27 meg
Both masts are steel with gal rigging wire soaked in linseed.
The Rig gaff main and marconi mizzen.
The sails are in fair condition
I came away from Lady Hawke in amazement of the work of 1 man and what he has achieved. This truly is an amazing and extremely capable offshore vessel. The owner has built many steel commercial vessels, that is obvious, and the over all package that makes up the complete LadyHawke is a credit to him. How ever the boat now has to be sold. This boat will appeal to a former or current commercial boat ope rater who knows his way around bigger engine rooms and commercial engine room systems. This wont be every ones boat, how ever who ever ends up with this vessel is getting a ripper at a fraction of its real value.