POA Firm
69' 3" - 21.11m
Sunshine Coast Region Mooloolaba
Launch Year
Hull Material

Description: Samson 77 Topsail Schooner C-Witch 62
This is serious deep sea sailing here, no hotmail will be answered but if you genuinely have a bit of money tucked on side to make your life interesting, or less miserable, this is the opportunity of a lifetime as a similar boat today will cost over $ 900 000 to build, no dreaming, we all know what it costs....., this is a travelling house or a sick society last refuge for the ridiculous price of a box on wheels with a bluffing badge

A flush deck brigantine replica for the purists, as they were found marauding on the Grand Banks in 1860 hunting for the traditional mackerel harvest, sailcargo, tourist training or live aboard... But not for the 7 seas sailor with a young floating family, she needs a minimum of 2 fit crew with muscles under fore and aft, with wit and knowledge, or 4 agile crew also coming with square rig training and without fear of height ; it comes with 2 jibs, 1 topgallant, 1 topsail 1 course sail, 1 lower staysail caped by1gollywobbler or fisherman and the spanker with topsail, all made of flax, 50 new jackstay robands, gaskets under way, baggywrinkles still to be fitted on stays
She is full comp insured and australian ON registered, the british rego is out of date
fitted with Ford Lehman 180 hp turbo and velvet Borg oil driven stuffing box
has Ford 4 cyl Onan 3 phases, 40 kva gen plant
has another 240 volts VM 182 8hp diesel plant
desalinator, Citor 150012v; and 24v household service power throughout
2 watertight doors for accessing & sealing engine room
island bed, double deck bunks, peak bunks for total 6 permanent crew
red velvet saloon
kitchen with classic wooden doors Danfoss fridges and freezers, brass railed green marble bench tops under way
2 bathrooms
1remaining dinghy, outboard, 10 men life raft survey not current
anchor power winch to reconnect, welding on one of the davits, some wood work about staunchions bases
belaying pins on racks and at masts bases and one main's jaw & peak and braces, Jarvis style winch
Vigil RM radar
Satnav Marinex
Stowe Navigator central unit
VDO instruments, wind, speed, revs, etc
HF SSB VHF 27 mghz AWA pilotphone IX radios
AWA 600 aquaprobe sounder
TEAC Stereo
Sunergy Panel charging
Invert- a- power 200 invertor 24/240 v
toilets Brandon on fresh water
Rinai hot water system
galley green marble top with 240v hotplates
inbuilt bath and 2 showers
average speed 10 knts,
Has new anodes
last antifouling 3 years ago
last survey/valuation by shipping pro 1999,$ 846 000 dollars
Cecil Norris for the original design
Construction achieved in a proper shipyard and to perfection by aircraft engineers, no money spared no corners cut (unusual in the backyard ferro world)
Spencer Thetis, of Cowes, for the rigging & masting
sails 1850 tradition made of Duradon in Scotland
hollow masts, main sail bent over beads
35 kg Admiralty Anchor wooden stocked imported from Norway on catheads, heavy 2nd anchor, stern fisherman
plans are on the net under Samson C Witch

Sunshine Coast Region Mooloolaba
Launch Year
69' 3" - 21.11m
Hull Material


John Giovannetti
NSW 2478 Australia