Price AU $69,500

AU $69,500
Truly a vessel that has to be seen to be fully appreciated, Awittaka is an exceptional example of a classic Timber Motor Launch. Tasmanian designed and built in the famous Purdon and Featherstone yard, the vessel is superbly constructed out of Huon and King Billy Pine. Designed to be a river and channel cruiser, capable of carrying many people in absolute comfort, this vessel offers an incredible opportunity to be utilised for many different applications. Whether you want an entertaining vessel, exceptional family cruiser, or just the joy of owning such a superb historic vessel, Awittaka can do it is all in absolute style! Opportunities to own such a well maintained and upgraded vessel which is on the Australian Register of Historic Vessels are few and far between. This is one not to miss!

Stepping onboard, the craftsmanship of the timber interior is exceptional. The vessel simply gleams with the varnished timber presenting in excellent condition throughout. From the cockpit you step into a comfortable seating area with room for 6. From here is the spacious saloon, with seating for 10 around the stunning folding leaf dinette, which also serves as the engine box. The galley is to port and is well appointed with fridge, freezer, 2 burner gas stove, pressurised fresh water, and a stainless-steel sink. The helm station is to starboard and has quality instrumentation and excellent visibility. Just an easy step-down leads to the accommodation. There is a generous v-berth which can be configured as 2 singles or a large double. The package is complete with electric toilet, H/C shower, and vanity.

Outside, the cockpit is another excellent space for entertaining, relaxing at anchor, or even casually throwing a line over the side for a relaxing fishing trip. The upper deck has seating, ideal for enjoying the view as you cruise through the pristine waters of Southern Tasmania. There is easy access forward, and bow features an electric anchor winch.

This vessel is powered by a 140HP Volvo Diesel Engine which was fitted new in mid 1990's. This provides easy and economical cruising at 9 knots.

With its classic charm, modern luxuries, and excellent condition, this vessel really is something special. For more information please 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.
Kettering TAS
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Clyde Featherstone (TAS)
Purdon and Featherstone Pty Ltd (TAS)
42' 0" - 12.81m
10 tonnes approx.
Hull Material
Timber Timber Huon Pine, Round Bilge, Carvel Planked
Deck Material
King Billy Pine
Volvo TAMD31BT Marine Diesel engine with 2 : 1 Gearbox
Engine Make
140hp (104kw)
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
3000hrs approx.
Number Engines
Fuel Consumption
3L per/hr at 6 knots, 6L per/hr 10 knots approx.
Max Speed
10+ knots
Cruise Speed
9 knots
Shaft drive with fixed 4 Bladed propeller (new 2009)
600L in three tanks
At the aft end of the main cabin is the Galley area including Fridge and Freezer, 2 Burner Gas Stove with Oven and Grill, Stainless steel sink with H/C Pressurised fresh water and good storage with lockers, draws and racks.
Eutectic Fridge and Danfoss crisper
Separate Eutectic Freezer
Roden 2 Burner Gas Stove with Oven and Grill
Hot Water System
Instant Gas Hot water
The layout is stowage for'ard with cable locker below, Double V-berth with infill in for'ard cabin with stowage under.
Aft to port is a fully enclosed head with Electric toilet and Shower and to starboard is an enclosed Wash room with Hand basin and lockers.
Aft into the main cabin is 2 X Single settee berths, engine is amidships with Table on top incorporating drawers.
The steering position is starboard forward with all instruments and controls, Helmsman's chair and hatch above.
The aft end of the main cabin is the galley area.
Further aft are 2 X Single berths to port and starboard leading out to a self draining cockpit with seats and lockers.
H/C Shower in enclosed head
1 X Electric marine toilet in enclosed head
Pioneer AM / FM Radio / Cassette Player and Pioneer 6 Disc Multi Play CD Player
Air Conditioning
Gas Heater
Window covers
Cockpit covers
Boom covers
Ground Tackle
Muir Electric Anchor winch with Plough Anchor and chain
Safety Gear
MG2851D and SI Gas Alarm
Bilge Pumps
2 X 12V Electric Bilge pumps
Fire Protection
1 x Fire extinguisher
12V Electrical system with Fuse board and Isolator switch
Solar Panel
Mobile Alert burglar alarm
Raytheon Radar
Raytheon hydraulic Autopilot
Raytheon Wind Speed and Direction
GME GX558 VHF Radio
Wagner 829MR HF Radio
Deck Gear
2 X Sheet winches
Bronze bollards
Timber skylight
Bronze and Stainless steel vents
The name "Awittaka" is a native Tasmanian word for "Chief of the tribe"
"Awittaka is on the Australian Register of Historic Vessels
The vessel has an Annual maintenance program with documented history and has been maintained to a very high standard.

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