Description: Tom Bishop Bridgedeck Motor Cruiser Ketch Rigged Classic
A fine example of a Morteton Bay Crusier available here.
Amity was launched in 1974, designed and built at Cabbage Tree Creek by Tom Bishop with hull design input from Alan Payne.
Amity was commissioned by Nick Lockyer a direct descendant of Major Edmund Lockyer who arrived in NSW in 1825 and then became involved in the exploration and settlement of Moreton Bay on the Mermaid. He joined the brig, Amity to establish the first European settlement at Albany, WA.
Amity is an example of a large bridge deck crusier being 58 feet and constructed with an Ironbark hog, Spotted Gum frames, Crows Ash planking and Beech decks. It is ketch rigged with jib, main and mizzen sails each set on a furling spar. Please note that masts and rigging are included in the sale but are in storage and not currently installed.
She is powered by a Gardner 6LXB and Twin Disc 509 gearbox providing very economical cruising.
Amity was built for mixed charter and private use and has extensively cruised the QLD and WA coasts including around the top end when the current owner took possession in 2004, a voyage of 5000 plus nautical miles, achieved effortlessly.
This is a fine vessel and a classic example of a Moreton Bay cruiser that has been well maintained by a fastidious owner.
Inspections will not disappoint. Contact us today!
Perth Region Fremantle WA
Alan Payne and Tom Bishop
58' 0" - 17.68m
Main deck 1" laid beech, foredeck 1" of laminated marine ply over original ply and sheathed in glass cloth and epoxy
10LPH approx @1350rpm
Sidepower 15hp c/w dual control panel
Onan MDKD-53R (6.5kva)
3000 litres in 4 tanks
3000 litres in 6 tanks
Total accommodation for 10 persons. 6 single berths and 2 double berths and additional 2 settees in the main cabin
240 volt Air cooled refrigeration
Yes, 240 volt Air cooled with Raritan Icer-elite icemaker
Chef 4 burner, Oven and Grill
Woody's 100 litre
1 x 24v Headhunter fwd, 1 x 24v Tecma Silence plus connected to 100 litre P/E holding tank with gravity fed 50mm discharge aft (plumbed)
Fusion MS-RA70 stereo system
50kg Delta on 80m of 12mm chain and 100m of rope with electric windlass
2 x 24v 3700gph submersible, 1 x 240v portable submersible