KAREN is a 26' Halvorsen standard cruiser launched in February 1960, one of 39 built at Ryde between 1953 and 1965.
Since being retired from the Bobbin Head hire boat fleet in the 1990's Karen has had the good fortune of a succession of loving custodians. But its time for us to say goodbye to her, but not because we're tired of fellow boaters telling us "she's a beautiful boat".
We believe we are leaving her in even better condition than when we purchased her because we have serviced and maintained her to the highest standards in order that she will survive to provide enjoyment for a further 60 years.
From the recent historical records it is clear that every owner has enjoyed Karen as much as we have.
New South Wales
Sydney Region Church Point NSW
Lars Halvorsen + Sons
26' - 7.92m
Timber; sheathed + painted; good condition
4 cylinder 2 litre diesel; freshwater cooled.
Serviced March 2022
About 320 litres.
Interior of varnished Queensland Maple and teak, with white painted ceiling lining.
Carpet throughout [new November 2021].
Twin forward with double infill. Single and dropdown twin in saloon
Original varnished Queensland Maple storage cupboards.
Original stainless steel sink.
Pressurized hot + cold water.
2 burner Lido gas stove/grill
Original Halvorsen ice box.
Isotherm Electric unit [new April 2021]
2 burner Lido gas stove/grill.
Isotherm unit [new June 2019]
Hot + cold in head. Cold at stern.
Original Halvorsen ceramic bowl and hand pump. Original stainless steel basin.
Full covers in good condition.
PVC clears in good condition.
6 kg stainless steel Delta anchor with 20m galvanised chain plus rope
4 x foam
Fire extinguisher; fire blanket
1 x 100W solar panel
1 x Optima 55 ah starter battery [new April 2019]
2 x Optima 55ah house batteries [new April 2019]
Xantrex 20 amp charger
Garmin 160C depth sounder
GME CX300 radio
5 x fenders and mooring lines; boathook.
7 x Bird Bustas