Sebranzer, though having been much modified over her 54-year life, is a wonderful example of the wooden boatbuilder's craft. She has proven sea-going capability. As well as cruising the east coast extensively, in 1986, when in Survey, she travelled to Perth as a spectator boat during Australia's failed defence of the America's Cup.
She has been purposefully fitted out by her present owners to be a very comfortable floating home whether berthed on a marina or cruising the Australian coast. With more than $150,000 having been invested in enhancements over the past three years, there is little that needs to be done to make her better for purpose. All this work was professionally done. Sebranzer has the space to accommodate a family, the power, fuel, water supply, refrigeration and storage to remain independent of shore support for prolonged periods and the equipment to keep her crew secure and comfortable whether under way or at anchor.
Under her present ownership many improvements have been added. The old beech decks, although immensely strong, had become increasingly difficult to keep waterproof. So the beech was sanded back, sealed with bitumen epoxy and the decks overlaid with Thermolite composite sheeting which was fibreglassed in place. Painted with non-skid, the decks are now leakproof, rot proof, strong and easy to maintain. The plywood gunwale lining has also been replaced with Thermolite and sealed with fibreglass
The electrical system has been substantially modified and upgraded and a new Kirby refrigeration compressor installed. Installation of a new bank of four AGM house batteries, a 2500W inverter/charger and two 290W solar panels ensure that, with the 11KVA genset there is power to meet all possible needs. The main AC power board has been completely rewired with polarity checking of shore supply and safety circuit breakers installed. Below decks substantial changes were made to plumbing and fuel lines and a holding tank was installed to ensure compliance with all State laws. On-board Wi-Fi was also installed, connected to the Telstra network.
Sebranzer is offered for sale because multiple spinal surgeries have resulted in greatly reducing the skipper's physical capabilities. The extensive cruising for which the boat was bought and improved is now simply beyond him.
Wide Bay/Hervey Bay Region HerveyBay QLD
Percy (Dick) Tripcony
Les (Tiny) Thomas
54' 6" - 16.60m
Timber Carvel: iron bark planks on spotted gum frames
Beech overlaid with Thermolite, Fibreglassed in and non-skid painted. Upper decks: Marine ply, fibreglass. Non-skid painted
Detroit Diesel, 4-71 series, 140hp, Keel Cooled
Unknown total Accurate records kept since our purchase in Nov 2018 - 385 hrs trouble-free running.
2nd Engine Hrs
Unknown total. Accurate records kept since our purchase in Nov 2018 - 385 hrs trouble-free running.
8 Lph ea
7.5.- 8.0 Kn
Zenith Engineering - Isuzu 3LD1,. 11 Kva
3000 L in 3 stainless steel tanks.
Sleeps 7. Qld maple fit out. Lots of drawer and hanging space
Two enclosed cabins
Sleeps 7 in two doubles two singles and settee berth in saloon
Ample cupboard & storage space. Chef 4 burner gas stove with oven & grill. Pressure Hot & Cold water. Single bowl stainless steel sink.
1 x front opening and 1 x top opening eutectic in galley. 240V Kirby Nullabor compressor located outside.
Haier 240 V chest freezer opposite compressor.
Chef 4 burner with oven & grill. 2 x 9Kg LPG supply with master solenoid protection. Full gas monitoring system with auto shut-off.
DUX Proflo 50 Litres Electric
Hot & Cold hand held
Electric marine toilet with holding tank.
Polaroid 23.6" HD LED LCD TV with built in DVD player PH-2416HDC. Radio/Cassette; Sony FM/AM CD Player
Sea Jay 3.2m Nomad with Boat Collar (21/2 yrs); On davits with trailer type winches. Plus 2.3m Marine Tech inflatable new. Will take 2 Hp motor.
Yamaha electric start 8Hp 4 stroke. 90 hrs
Hard covers and sunshade curtains to side decks & cockpit. Bimini and removeable shade to fly bridge. Cover for front windows.
55 Kg Rocna Vulcan anchor. 80m 1/2" gal chain. Nilsson Horizontal Power Windlass H3000
Life jackets, flares, V sheet, life rings and EPIRB.
2 x 2700GPH 1 x 2000GPH spare
EPIRB: GME MT406G
11 x Class 1 Offshore
Hand held extinguishers ; 1 x 1.0Kg 2 x 2.5Kg ABE
Voltages: 12v, 24v, 240v.
Generator: Zenith Engineering/Isuzu 3LD1; 11KVA.
Inverter/charger: Mastervolt 2500W.
Batteries: Engine start: 4 x Delkor 8D-1300HD 1300CCA 12V paired in series, Genset start: 1 x12V N70ZM MFY Yuasa Seafarer 780 MF. House: 4 x C12 165 Century AGM.
Solar Panels: 2 x 290W.
Circuitry: Engine starting, house lighting, nav lights, cabin fan, bilge pumps, anchor winch and toilet are all 24V. Electronics, (except for the Macbook Air plotter which is connected to AC in the normal way), and gas monitor are 12V. 240V AC, as well as powering the fridge compressor and chest freezer, is available throughout the vessel, with ample power points.
VHF radio; ICOM IC-M302
Sounder/fish finder; Simrad S 2009
AIS Transceiver; GME AIS T120
Plotter; TMQ C-Plot software with Navionics charts running on a Macbook Air13.3/172.2DC/8GB/256GB
Auto Pilot; TMQ AP4
Compass: Sestrel bronze. (A treasure!)
Wi-Fi; Picosense Maritime Internet Modem
Stabilizers; fish type outrigger.
Flopper stoppers; Ocean Torque - interchangeable with stabilizer fish