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The Huon Kelly is a Cloudy Bay 30 Pilot House motor sailor that is now listed exclusively for sale with YOTI, Pittwater.
Designed by Terry Lean and built by The Wooden Boat Centre, Franklin Tasmania, this is a stunning Huon Pine motor sailor launched in just 2006 and is a testament to the continuing skills of Tasmania’s boat builders. This is a classic vessel with the huge benefit of being a new build. The Huon Kelly has just enjoyed a significant refit in 2019 further modernising and updating.
Over 15,000 hours went into the crafting of The Huon Kelly. Planking is of course in Huon Pine and her ribs, backbone and keel are of Tasmanian Blue Gum. Bronze support frames attached to the Blue Gum frames add further strength around the keelson. There is 2.5 tonnes of single cast lead ballast which is through bolted to the keelson. The teak decks have been beautifully laid and well kept.
The deep secure aft cockpit with fold away seating leads forward to a deck level enclosed wheel house with side bunks / settees, two forward facing captains’ seats and an internal helm to starboard. Steps lead to the galley to starboard, double V berth and enclosed head. The vessel can be helmed also via a beautiful removable tiller arm in the cockpit where there is also a second throttle control. Engine access is simple and generous both by opening the saloon floor and the forward stairs. This is a true pilot house with hydraulic wheel steering in the protected saloon with wrap around protected views. A bow thruster makes for stress free manoeuvring in tight marinas.
Electronics include the Raymarine colour V9 chart plotter in the wheelhouse plus a Course master autopilot. There is a Webasto diesel heater. The Huon Kelly is powered by a Yanmar 54Hp shaft drive with only around 526 hours. We cruised during our test run at 7.1 knots / 2500 rpm and reached 7.7 knots at just under 3000rpm. The two 150 litre fuel tanks make this a genuine motor sailor.
The 2019 refit included: new standing rigging, new covers, new Force 10 stove, most sea-cocks replaced, new anchor locker drains and cockpit drains, new start battery, new mast lights (LED), mast wiring, VHF antenna, new saloon cushions and upholstery, new bow mattress and upholstery, gas certification work, strip / prep / paint mast, new Baby Blake porcelain and mahogany toilet ($9400+ supply cost only) with new holding tank, new Battery and tank monitor, cabin lights converted to LED.
Offered for sale on Pittwater, The Huon Kelly presents a unique opportunity to purchase a stunning Huon Pine Pilot House vessel in near new condition.
Contact Peter Mactier for further details and to arrange inspection.
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