Aorere is one of the most beautiful and historically significant yachts in Australia. Designed by an Australian (Andrew Lyell Scott) and built in St Kilda in 1898 she may well be the oldest Australian designed yacht still afloat.
Aorere, which is Maori for 'Flying Cloud', is a beautiful clipper bowed yacht
38ft overall, 8' beam with a draft of 5'9", a long bowsprit for jib and staysail, and a boom
hanging over the counter stern about four feet. The luff of the mainsail is attached to
the mast with 9 cane rings and these serve as a ladder to climb the mast and make fast
the large jackyard topsail.
She underwent a complete rebuild in 1989 and then a significant refit in 2015 -2017. She is planked below the water line in Tasmanian Huon pine and above in NZ Kauri pine. He decks are Queensland Beech with Oregon and Sitka Spruce spars. Her interior is fitted out with Australian Cedar and Sheoak. She has 30HP Yanmar diesel which has done approximately 20 hours. Below she has two settees, a sink and various lockers and cabinets.
She carries a gaff rigged mainsail, staysail, jib, flying jib, jackyard topsail and spinnaker, for the very brave. She is surprising easy to sail and can provide a lovely day sail or exciting adventure. All her features and sailing gear (except the motor) are in keeping with 1898 sailing technology and the intention has been to maintain her original pedigree.
Aorere is a beautiful yacht in excellent condition and ready to be handed over to an appreciative new owner.
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39' 4" - 12.00m
Keel / Ballast
Timber Huon pine
30HP Diesel 3 cylinders
Saloon with settees, cabinets, storage, sail locker