Goondooloo is a 63 foot amazing part of Australia's history. She served as a pilot boat on Sydney Harbour then as the rescue boat for Bass Strait for 25 years. We have spent the last week surveying her and have rebuilt the starter motor and replaced all batteries and the motor of 360hp is running very well and starts on the first turn of the key. She had ply put over the decks but the ply needs to be taken off as the solid timber originial decks are sound and only need re-chalking is several places and minor repairs.
Her hull below the water line is in very good condition and solid being built from spotted gum. The oregon plans above the water line are generally in good condition except for a small area at the bow and two planks amid ships which had a faulty batch of timber fitted recently and need to be replaced. We already have this booked in for late November for replacement.
This vessel does need work but it is amazing project and extremely well priced to allow you to get started and complete the works.
She is a beautiful boat but does need time and money spent on her, but is extremely well built and the main engine is running very well and should run for ever if looked after.
We have to many projects happening at the moment, so we have to let this one go. I have spent a lot of time investigating and researching this project, she is definitely worth the effort and is an amazing vessel for the right owner.
North Sea Drifter design
Maritime Services Board
66' 0" - 20.12m
Timber Spotted Gum
The engine is a National marine diesel (no option for National engine make), as orginally fitted. She has very low hours and starts easily and runs well
2nd Engine Hrs
2 lister gensets
1600 litres approximately
Massive accommodation forward, with 5-6 berths and a great area aft to build a master cabin. Wheel house and saloon and galley behind. This area with slight alterations can be made much larger. Plenty of room for several bathrooms and even fitting of a bath.
Simple galley which is useable but you would update.
To be fitted
Large anchor and chain
Broker / Dealer
Marine Riley Mark Riley
Call Mark direct on 0418250727 Call office on 0418 250 727