Sir Henry Merkin has been one of the most well known sailing boats in Western Australia. At her peak in 70's & 80's besides having success on the race course, her historical highlights include:
Being appointed as the flagship for the Hutt River Provence Navy.
Competing in the 1975 Sydney Hobart Race. (see photo)
Hosted ABBA sailing on he Swan River during their famous 1977 tour of Australia. (see photo & video)
Designed by renowned Kiwi Jim Young, Sir Henry Merkin was built in the early 70s by Lambert and Piesse for 2 very discerning WA yachtsmen. Consequently the quality of construction is excellent and warrants the amount of money, time and work that has returned her to a condition almost as good as new.
Prior to her current refurbishment she cruised extensively and has even competed in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race amongst many others. Now with a new engine, redesigned keel and modern equipment she is well set up for long range cruising. The furling sails, large and electric winches make Sir Henry Merkin easy to sail short handed. She is fast with a soft motion and very comfortable.
Nanni 450, ss shaft and Seahawk ss 3 blade folding prop, new 2014. Last serviced 1 January 2017
120 lt in new custom built aluminium tank
3 x 200lt
2 double quarter berths aft.
Large u shaped seating and folding saloon table.
Double berth midships.
Double vberth forward.
Pressurised fresh water.
4 Burner gas stove with grill, Gas detector with certificate.
Large stainless steel sink.
Large fully insulated chest with Ozfridge 12v eutectic system
TV and Stereo
Spray dodger, boom, staysail and binnacle.
Bruce 20kg anchor with 70m x 10mm galv chain.
Muir VCR2500 with Auto Anchor (cockpit operation with chain counter).
1 x manual, 4 x Electric
Yes, 8 man (not in current survey)
Fire extinguishers x 4
12 v lighting through out.
2 x 150ah house batteries.
1 x 150ah start battery.
1 x 80ah anchor winch battery.
1 x 240w and 2 x 50w solar panels.
2 x 12v/240v inverters.
240v/12v automatic battery charger.
Autohelm wind, speed and depth.
Autohelm plotter 5 ".
Lowrance Plotter 7" with fish finder.
Raymarine ST6000 Auto Pilot- Linear Drive.
Sailor VHF radio.
Raymarine VHF radio.
Codan 810 HF radio with AAT.
Furuno FA50 Class B AIS transceiver.
2 x handheld VHF radios.
Monitor with keyboard (laptop ready)
Mainsail - Leisurefurl in boom furling, fully battened (2012).
JIB - Cruise laminate (2017).
Staysail - Dacron (2015).
All in good condition.
Mast / Rigging
Aluminium mast and boom.
Stainless steel rigging (2011) surveyed 29/5/15.
Cutter rigged with inner forestay.
4 x Barlow 32 winches.
3 x Barlow s/t winches.
2 x Muir Electric halyard winches.