Norman Wright 70 ft Flybridge Cruiser. 70 FT X 16 FT BEAM X 8 FT DRAFT.
Double diagonal timber construction planked in maple over Hardwood frames and keel.
Classic Herroshoff design with pleasing sheer line.
Easily driven hull that does not have too much beam. [ ECONOMICAL TO RUN]
Owner advises 26 litres per hour total @ 1200 RPM [ including genset ] for 9.3 knots
Copper fastened with copper sheathing to the water line.
Powered by twin 8LXB Gardner diesels. @220 hp per side. Fitted by Norman Wright in 1986
Cruise at 9.3 knots or top speed of 13 knots. [ NOT BAD FOR A DISPLACEMENT HULL]
Originally built in survey as a customs vessel [ to USL code ] to be used on Port Phillip bay and Bass Strait.
Then converted for private use by Norman wright and sons in 1986.
Owned by the current owners for the past 21 years and is based at the Gippsland lakes. The boat travels regularly from Hobart to North Queensland.
Oceanna is in very well maintained condition and is being sold with a RECENT FULL OUT OF WATER SURVEY
Recently completely re upholstered in leather.
Two gensets. 1 x 40 KVA..... 1 x 7 KVA plus cruise alternator.
Absolute luxury fit out with multiple sleeping cabins with the ability to sleep 13 guests.
Gippsland Region PAYNESVILLE
Norman Wright and Sons Bulimba Queensland
70' 0" - 21.34m
Laid timber decks
2 x 8 LXB Gardner engines
220 per side
Shaft driven x 2
1 x 40 KVA Cummins 4 BT. 1 X Mase 7 KVA plus 240 volt cruise alternator
3 x double cabins + 5 x single berths
Off Main saloon amidships inc Bosch dishwasher
Upright Waeco 24 /240 v in galley
Waeco bar fridge on rear deck 24 / 240 v
24 v system + 240 volt
2 x 215 AH house batteries
2 x 160 AH start batteries
5.5 KVA cruise alternator
2 x 160 solar panels to house batteries.
Simrad auto pilot [ with new computer]
A P 28 Simrad Plotter plus Koden plus Garmin GPS
Sounder x JRC colour
Radar 48 mile x Koden
H F radio x Wagner plus 2 x VHF
Good displacement boats are becoming rare today, and Oceanna certainly is a good one.
What makes for a good timber boat??????
Firstly a recognised and experienced designer [ Herreshoff]
Secondly a very reputable builder [ Norman Wright and sons]
Thirdly experienced owners who have kept up the maintenance.
Fourthly, a boat that has been constantly used, and not allowed to decay.
Oceanna has all of the above
The survey has been carried out by a reputable, honest and recognised surveyer, and it shows that this vessel has a lot of life left thanks mainly to the dilligent work of the current owners, and to the skills of Norman Wright Boat builders.