Description: Wilson 56 Ketch Motorsailor EXCEPTIONAL VESSEL, MANY UPGRADES, NEW ENGINE!
With its stunning classic lines, charming traditional interior, and many modern upgrades, this unique Tasmanian vessel turns heads where ever it pulls into dock. Built by Walter Wilson at Port Cygnet Tasmania out of Huon Pine, no expense was spared in creating an immensely strong and capable Bluewater yacht for the original owner (Ireton Eliot Giles - Melbourne Grammar School Master). The Jack Savage design has completed many Bass Strait crossings, and all who have been aboard have remarked on the excellent sea keeping ability of the vessel in even the most challenging conditions. Purchased by the current owners in 2016, the vessel has benefited from their meticulous care, and has under gone many significant upgrades including a NEW 160HP YANMAR ENGINE, NEW FUEL TANKS AND FUEL SYSTEM, THE MASTS REMOVED AND REFURBISHED, ALL NEW SAILS, NEW BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND ELECTRONICS, NEW SPOTTED GUM STEM, the list goes on! All work has been done to a commercial standard with the aim of the vessel being able to be put into commercial survey if desired. Whether you are looking to explore the stunning waters of Tasmania, further afield, or looking for a comfortable and unique live-aboard, this stunning historic yacht can do it all in style and comfort!
Stepping inside, the interior space is immediately impressive and filled with old world charm. The generous central saloon has a large timber dinette to starboard, and seating around the two settees for 10 in comfort. Warmed by a ducted diesel heater, this is a great space to relax and read a book, or entertain friends and family after a cruise on the river. The well appointed galley is to starboard and has the feel of a small apartment. It features a Waeco fridge, NEW 2018 Force 10 3 burner gas stove with oven, excellent bench space, and plenty of storage for longer passages. The accommodation onboard is excellent with a generous double berth forward, 2 single berths, 2 settee berths, and a second private double berth in the separate aft cabin. The package is complete with a bathroom forward with vanity and manual toilet.
On deck, the helm station is very well protected by the central pilothouse. This gives excellent visibility in all conditions, and has comfortable seating for 4 people. This is a vessel that has been cleverly set up to be easily managed shorthanded. With the headsail on a furler, and the mizzen and staysail in lazy jacks, sail handling is a breeze. Currently set up as a motor-sailor, the boom, gaff, and mainsail can easily be re-fitted if desired by the next custodian of the vessel, however in its current configuration it has easily reached at 8.5 knots under sail. The wide side decks and solid stainless steel guards rails allow easy access all around the vessel, and the aft deck is the ideal space to relax in the sun. The aft cabin is accessed from here and has excellent storage for tools, and access to the engine compartment.
This vessel is powered by a NEW 2019 Yanmar 160HP 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel Engine with only 200hrs on the clock! With all new fuel tanks and fuel system, it's an impressive installation which easily powers the vessel at 7 to 8 knots.
Utiekah III has to be seen to be fully appreciated. It has been described as "the best yacht of its kind in Australia" by Tim Phillips of the Wooden Boat Shop, and we do not doubt that for a second. With so many upgrades, the possibilities for the future of this superb vessel are endless. For more information people call Jo Breen on 0432031100 or John Radonic on 0459322862.
Derwent Boat Sales offers the information on this vessel including condition, in good faith as provided by the Owner/Vendor. While confident about the accuracy we cannot Guarantee or Warrant it but will assist any prospective purchaser verify this as part of the purchase process.
Hobart Region Kettering Tas
56' 1" - 17.09m
Keel / Ballast
I-Beam Slipper filled with lead
Timber Carvel Planked, round bilge, Huon Pine over Spotted Blue gum framing
NEW 2019 Yanmar 4LHA 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel Engine
Only 200hrs on the clock!
NEW 2019 ZF Hydraulic 3:1 Ratio Gearbox
8L/hr at 8 knots
3 Blade Fixed prop
NEW 2017 2 x 300L Aluminium Diesel Tanks
Excellent accommodation for up to 8 people, with two double berths, two single berths, and two settee berths.
Well appointed galley to starboard featuring a fridge, 3 burner stove with oven, excellent bench space and plenty of storage.
NEW 2018 Force 10 3 burner gas stove with oven
Electric Flush Toilet
TV and Stereo
Dickinson Diesel Heater and NEW 2020 RV Ducted Diesel Heater
Boom bag for Mizzen with Lazy jacks
Hydraulic Anchor Winch
30Kg Plough Anchor with 80M x 5/8 Chain and 40m x Warp
2 x 500GPH Electric, 2 x Manual Whaler, Engine Driven 11T/hr Pump, High water alarms
14 x PFDs
2 x Fire Extinguishers
12V System throughout
2017 Major rewire and replacement of isolation switches
REDARC Battery Management system
2 x 100amp House Batteries
1 x Engine Start Battery
3x80w solar panels
LED lighting domestic and navigation
240V Shore Power
Simrad Depther Sounder
NEW 2020 Storm Bay Sails Headsail
NEW 2020 Storm Bay Sails Staysail
NEW 2020 Storm Bay Sails Mizzen
Mast / Rigging
22m Solid Spruce main mast
14m Solid Spruce Mizzen Mast
Both masts were removed and refurbished 2017
NEW 2020 Stainless Steel Forestay with Profurl 430 Furler
NEW 2020 Dyneema Innere forestay
NEW 2020 Running backstays for Mizzen and Main mast
NEW 2020 Low friction rings and running rigging in dyneema and spectra
NEW 2020 Dyneema Life lines
2 x Barlow 36 Winches
1 x Barlow 42 Winch
1997 - Major re-engineer and rebuild of the keel and ballast
2011- New Cutlass Bearing
2016 - New stainless steel prop shaft, and many of the sea cocks were replaced.
2017 - New blue gum stem fitted, 2 x new aluminium diesel tanks were fitted, both masts removed and fully refurbished, gas compliance checks done and certificate issued
2019 - New engine and gearbox installed