Halvorsen AT45

Halvorsen AT45

  • 45′ - 13.71m
  • 1958
A full description of the history behind this beautifully restored vessel is available upon request but a brief snapshot has the boat built in Sydney by Lars Halvorsen in 1958 and named her MacPete and was used to tow barges around Sydney waters. In 1960 she was renamed George H Weyerhauser.

In the 70’s she was used as a tug boat then in the 80’s she was used to tow barges to Brisbane.

In 1997she was purchased by Mick Doohan (ex Grand Prix motorbike rider) who had her transformed into a double decker luxury cruiser. 2005 saw her sold and refitted again removing the upper deck and extending the wheelhouse.

In 2009 she was lovingly restored again and now named MV George, is the envy of those who behold her at the Wooden Boat Festivals or simply admire her in passing on the Harbour. In more recent times the addition of Air Conditioning has made this a vessel for any location.

This part of the Sydney Harbour Boating History is again available for sale and can be viewed through our Mosman office.

Current survey done June 2018.
Reference: EPM 536
Name: George
Special Listing:
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Location: Cammeray
Region: New South Wales
Year: 1958
Designer: Army Tug Converted
Builder: Bjorne Halvorsen
Length: 45′ (13.71m)
Beam: 14'
Draft: 7'
Displacement: 35,000 Kg
Keel/Ballast: Copper roved
Hull Material: Timber Spotted Gum
Deck Material: Oregon
Engine: Single Caterpillar 3306 Turbo Diesel 250 HP Engine
Engine Make: Caterpillar
HorsePower: 250 HP
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours:
Engine Hours (2nd Engine):
Fuel Consumption: 13 Lph
Max Speed: 8.5 Knots
Cruise Speed: 7 Knots
Propulsion: 4-Blade 42" x 22" Bronze
Genset: Caterpillar , 12 Kva
Fuel Capacity: 4,000 Litres
WaterCapacity: 1,000 Litres in Stainless Steel tank
Galley: MICROWAVE: Yes
Refrigeration: Yes
Freezer: Yes
Stove: Electric
Hot Water System: Yes
Berths: 5
Shower: Yes
Toilet: Electric plus Holding Tank
Air Conditioning:
Dinghy: 1 x 8 ft Fibreglass Clinker & 1 x Inflatable
Outboard: 2.5 HP Suzuki
Covers: Windows
Ground Tackle: ANCHOR WINCH: Muir Thor
ANCHOR: 45 lb Plough
CHAIN: 100 m x 10 mm
Safety Gear: SPOTLIGHT: Yes
Bilge Pumps: Yes
Life Raft: 6-Man (Out of survey)
Epirb: Yes
Life Jackets: Yes
Flares: Yes
Fire Protection: Extinguishers / Fire blanket
Electrics: LIGHTING: 24V LED
INVERTER: Yes - Heart
Electronics/Navigation: SOUNDER: Yes
RADAR: Raymarine
RADIOS: 2 x VHF / 24 Meg
Sail Inventory: Steadying sail
Mast/Rigging: RIG TYPE: Stainless Steel
SPARS: Timber
Deck Gear:
Remarks: #

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