Custom 48' Classic Wishbone Ketch
New Silver Gull, Launched in 1939, designed and built by Harry Newton-Scott, is a classic timber Wishbone Staysail ketch. She was sailed from Sydney to the US then returned 12 years later via West Indies, Panama and the Pacific Islands.
In 1989 the GULL was found by the current owners laid up in the Clarence River, NSW. They have spent significant time and money over the years bringing her up to her former state and now presents in exceptional condition. Based in Brisbane these days, she has been granted Historical Yacht status by the Australian National Maritime Museum.
The owners, currently cruising up the East Coast of Australia have decided it is time to hand her over to new owners. They have fitted her out with very modern convenience, making her a perfect self contained cruising yacht.
The wishbone staysail ketch sail plan includes 6 working sails plus MPS. As she is generally sailed short handed, the owners mostly use 3 sails at any one time. A Yankee headsail and staysail set on furlers for convenience.
A strong Yanmar 100HP engine, a great array of current navigation instruments, watermaker, genset, washing machine and good refrigeration all add to the sailing experience of this classic yacht, without detracting from her heritage design.
Contact Ensign for full details and to arrange an inspection.
|Name:||New Silver Gull|
|Location:||Sanctuary Cove, QLD|
|Designer:||Harry Newton Scott|
|Builder:||Harry Newton Scott|
|Length:||54′ 2″ (16.50m)|
|Keel/Ballast:||Cast iron concrete internal full keel, keel hung rudder|
|Hull Material:||Timber | Carvel-planked with spotted gum below waterline & Douglas Fir above waterline|
|Deck Material:||Oregon timber planking, Beech decking timber|
|Engine:||Single Yanmar 4JH2-UTE 4Cyl 100HP Turbo Diesel Engine|
|Cruise Speed:||6 Knots|
|Genset:||Fischer Panda, 4 Kva|
|Fuel Capacity:||450 Litres + 120 Litres|
|WaterCapacity:||2x 1,100 Litres (Approx)|
|Galley:||LAYOUT: Std midships, step down from cockpit
STORAGE: Pantry + extensive storage ares
|Stove:||4 Burner Gimbled + Oven|
|WaterMaker:||Rainman 240V 140Lph (New)|
|Hot Water System:||Yes|
|Accommodation:||SALOON: Large dinette and navigation station. New leather upholstery, cedar and mahogany fitout.
HEADROOM: Extra high
|Cabins:||2 cabin accomodation, forward master with ensuite, aft cabin with 2 bunks.|
|Toilet:||1x plus Holding Tank|
|Dinghy:||2.4m RIB (2012)|
|Outboard:||9.9 Mercury (New)|
|Ground Tackle:||ANCHOR WINCH: Simpson Lawrence electric anchor winch
ANCHOR: 2x Plow (60lb, 100lb)
CHAIN: 80m x 12mm
|Epirb:||2 GME Personal Epirb + GME 406|
SHORE POWER: 240v
BATTERIES: 6x 120ah AGM, 2x 85ah start (New)
SOLAR PANELS: 3x 80W panels (2x New)
|Electronics/Navigation:||GPS: Navman 5430 Stanby GPS
PLOTTER: Raymarine Dual C Series 127 Chart Plotters (cockpit and nav station)
RADAR: 24nm digital radar & AIS
AUTO PILOT: Dual Raymarine
WIND INSTRUMENTS: Raymarine
RADIOS: ICOM M710 HF, ICOM M59 VHF, ICOM M304 VHF, ICOM M91D handheld VHF with GPS & DSC
|Mast/Rigging:||RIG TYPE: Classic wishbone rig
SPARS: Oregon timber masts/Ketch rigged/Classic wishbone
|Survey:||2015 Listed with Australian|