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1965 Halvorsen 36ft sloop designed by Keith Brown and built by Halvorsen Boatbuilders is now for sale exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.
This head turning classic yacht was the sistership to well-known Freya and also a more modern version of well-known Halvorsen yacht Solveig.
ROPAWE competed in 3 Sydney to Hobart races with her medals now proudly displayed on the bulkhead, along with several other race finishing medals and also the original Norwegian coin from under the mast step.
Gowland worked for much of his life with the Halvorsen family of yacht designers and boat-builders, and was responsible, as a skilled shipwright, for building such famous yachts as the 1962 America’s Cup challenger Gretel, Sydney Hobart overall winners Freya, Anitra V and Cherana, Admiral’s Cup team boats Gingko and Apollo II and the maxi yacht Ballyhoo which took line honours in the 1979 Hobart Race, as well many prestigious motor cruisers.
In 2021, a back to bare timbers respray of her topsides and cap rails along with a new deck and deck paint has returned her to a very well-kept beauty of the past.
The yacht oozes charm and character along with her historic finishes that would have had some interesting tales told around the oversized settee, butterfly style table.
She is currently set up for a couple and 2 children that enjoy a large freshly re-upholstered queen-sized V berth with 2 pyramid lights integrated into the deck and a large overhead, forward facing opening hatch for ventilation.
There are 4 additional single bunks in the salon area, two of which have new upholstery and 2 are just bases for extra storage.
Clever 12v led lighting throughout the yacht, illuminates the warmth of exposed ribs and frames, varnished teak and other varnished surfaces whilst keeping the power consumption to almost zero.
The galley is a simple affair in keeping with her age. A 2019 Maxie metho 2 burner stovetop plus pressurised fresh water to a double stainless steel sink. Ample storage areas below the jarrah and parquetry benchtops for pantry items and cooking utensils. There is an enormous stainless steel deep chest icebox, despite one of the recorded DNF in one Sydney to Hobart race being due to a lack of cold beer. Must have been light winds that year.
There is a fully enclosed head with near new marine manual toilet, stainless steel wash basin with pressurised water and vanity cupboard below.
The house and engine batteries are July 2021, all the through hull fittings and plumbing are 2021, the standing and running rigging was replaced in October 2021.
The BETA 28hp diesel shaft driven diesel engine has recently had an overhaul, brand new gearbox under warranty and new ignition panel plus wiring loom.
A battened main, 3 Jibs and a couple of spinnakers complete the sail wardrobe.
She is turn-key ready for her new owners. A rare find and exclusive to DBY Boat Sales. Located in Pittwater, Sydney however owner is offering to deliver her to an East Coast location for the right buyer.
Country Origin : Australia
Designer : Trevor Gowland
Builder : Halvorsen
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 300
Hull Construction Material : Timber
Hull Type : Mono, double ender
Deck Construction Material : Marine ply, fibreglass sheathed
Length (feet) : 36 feet
Length (m) : 10.97 m
Hull Thickness - Sides (mm) : 18mm mm
Draft (m) : 1.7 m
Draft (feet) : 5'1 feet
Keel/Ballast : Lead encapsulated, no keel bolts
Dry Weight (kgs) : 6500 kgs
Number of Helms : 1 tiller
Colour : Gloss white resprayed 2021
Engine Notes : Beta 3 cylinder 28hp diesel, low hours, new ignition panel, new gearbox 2020.
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : Diesel shaft drive with greased packing gland
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : 50 since full rebuild including new gearbox
Horse Power (hp) : 28
Drive Type : Shaft
Engine Room : Heat and sound insulated with excellent access from a hinged lid and even greater access with the removal of a carpeted box. The engine sits high up on mounts and is easy to service.
Number of Batteries : 2 new
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1 stainless steel
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 50
Propeller : 3 blade fixed bronze
Steering System : Timber tiller direct to rudder post
Accommodation Notes : Large V Queen sized berth, new upholstery throughout. Saloon area is comprised of 2 long seats with single bunk cushions plus 2 additional single bunks, currently no cushions on the crew berths and just used for storage. 6'6 headroom throughout most of the interior including the galley area.
Number of Berths : 6
Number of Showers : 1
Shower Type : Portable solar shower
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : Jabsco marine manual 3 years old
Holding Tank (L) : Nothing permanantly fitted. Porta potti offered as part of sale if required.
Galley Notes : L shaped galley, Jarrah timber benchtops with 2 burner metho cooking on stovetop, stainless steel sink with pressurised cold water, ample pantry storage shelves
Stove : Metho 2 burner Maxie, 2 years old
Refrigeration : Deep chest style ice box, insulated, stainless steel interior. Large.
Number of Sinks : 1 stainless steel
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Deck of cards
Anchor / Winch : Stainless Steel Bruce anchor and gal chain on electric windlass
Bilge Pump : 2 x auto plus 1 x manual gusher.
Deck Gear : Fenders, boat hook, dock lines, spinnaker pole, solar panel, 3 air dorades plus 2 solar vents. Stainless steel swim ladder. Bronze opening port light window.
Mast/Rigging : Aluminium mast and boom, October 2021 standing and running rigging.
Sail Inventory : Battened main, Jib # 1,2 and 3.2 x spinnakers
Electrics : 12v throughout, solar panel x 25 watts, dual 12v USB charge port, extensive led lighting. Alternator charging
Electronics Navigation : Sextant... Not included. Navionics app on iphone
Safety Gear : Fire blanket, fire extinguisher, life jackets, V sheet, flares, horse shoe life ring
Covers : Boom awning
Ground Tackle : Stainless steel 10kg Bruce anchor and chain
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Number of Life Jackets : 6
Remarks : Absolute head turner. Classic yacht built by known quality boatbuilders. Very few Halvorsen yachts were built. Sistership to successful race winner "FREYA".
Anti-foul : 7.21
Vessel Name : ROPAWE Acronym for the Designer's 3 children's names.