Price AU $79,950 SOLD

AU $79,950
A true TASMANIAN MOTOR CRUiSER, built by the well regarded "Tommy" Tucker of St Helens and then refurbished and upgraded over past owners to now provide a very versatile vessel in excellent condition.
The vessel is capable of offshore cruising and even serious fishing ( it has caught many bluefin tuna in its day), local cruising and is an ideal liveaboard with the layout providing potential apartment style living on the waterfront.
The build showcases the quality of the original shipwrights, the hull being Celery Top Pine, carvel planked, with many timber highlights through out the boat.
The layout features a great saloon wih entry from the starboard door adjacent to the helm, also ideal for mid ships access to grab lines etc when short handed, or from the large aft cockpit.
The dinette seats four comfortably, the galley has been upgraded recently and is well appointed with stove/oven/grill, stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water, and great refrigeration running down the starboard side of the boat, plus plenty of practical storage.
The helm station is also adjacent ensuring the crew are together when under way.
Moving for'ard down two steps is the first accommodation area, this having two large berths and also providing an ideal relaxation zone if wanting some privacy away from the saloon.
For'ard again to another cabin with two single berths, copious storage and access to the chain locker, both cabins finished with great use of timber.
The large cockpit is accessed directly from the saloon and again provides a great functional area for serious fishing, it even has a game chair that can be assembled when required and pot hauler, or a real al fresco relaxation area with BBQ, and plenty of space for simply enjoying the surrounds whether underway or at anchor. A hammock even comes with the boat!
The enclosed bathroom has a manual marine toilet and full hot/cold shower
Power is from a Six cylinder 90hp Perkins diesel providing comfortable and economical cruising at 8 knots, good fuel capacity enabling a cruising range of approximately 750+ nautical miles. Access to the engine is excellent below the saloon floor with the easy removal of four floor panels.
The very extensive inventory includes:
- 240V shorepower
- Well designed 12 volt system with separate batteries for key functions
- Very complete electronics including HF radio
- Custom made stainless steel davits, PLUS classic Purdon f/glass dinghy and outboard
- The safety gear means the boat is all set for offshore/coastal cruising
- Heaps of gear for running the boat including Pot hauler.
The current owners are based interstate and have used the boat as the ideal Tassie holiday destination which has suited them extremely well. They are regrettably selling but this provides a great opportunity for the next person(s) to acquire this great package.
For more information please call John Radonic on 0459 322 862

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
Cruising, Off-shore Fishing
Rego Number
Rego Expiry
Jack Meyers
Ernest "Tommy" Tucker - St Helen's, Tasmania
40' 8" - 12.40m
11.5 tonnes
Hull Material
Timber Celery Top Pine, Carvel built
Deck Material
Fibreglass over Marine plywood
Perkins 6354 Six Cylinder 90hp Marine Diesel engine, Easy access by removing 4 sound proofed panels from Saloon / Wheelhouse floor
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Number Engines
Fuel Consumption
8L per/hr at 1500rpm
Max Speed
9 knots
Cruise Speed
8 knots
Shaft drive with Fixed 3 bladed 32 X 17 Propeller
390L Plus 5 X 20L Water containers
The galley is located down the starboard side of the Saloon / Wheelhouse with Two burner Stove, Oven and Grill, Refrigerator and Freezer, Stainless steel sink with pressurised H/C water mixer and Manual water pump, Very good storage including pots / pans and all cutlery / crockery.
Four seat L-Shaped bench with removable dining table on port side.
Engel SR90F (12V / 240V) 80L Upright Refrigerator under Chart table on Port side
Engel MT60F (12V / 240V) 60L Slide out Chest Frige / Freezer below aft galley cupboards
Two burner gas stove with oven and grill.
Hot Water System
Bosch W125 Instant Gas hot water system
Entry from forward Saloon / Wheelhouse via stairs down into the accommodation areas and the chain locker in the bow. This area has plenty of headroom, natural light, ventilation and storage below and beside berths.
2 X Single berths in for'ard cabin,
2 X Single berths in mid cabin
Fully enclosed stand up shower with pressurised H/C water
Fully enclosed head with Jabsco Manual marine toilet
Palsonic HD LCD and DVD player (240V),
JVC MP3 Radio (12V)
Purdon 10ft Fibreglass dinghy on Stainless steel davits over the stern, including oars, Baler, 3 X Seat cushions, 2 X Anchors with warp and Sea Scope
Yamaha 3hp Outboard with Telescopic steering tiller and 1 X 5L Spare fuel tank
Front Windscreen cover, Aft Cockpit canopy with 2 X Clear view side curtains
Ground Tackle
Muir HR 1200 Cougar anchor winch with internal and external controls,
60lb CQR Anchor with 61m of 10mm chain,
Admiralty Anchor and spare warp,
Riding bridle
Safety Gear
2 X Lifebuoy Rings, 2 X Lifebuoy lights, 2 X Lifebuoy drogue's, 2 X Dolphin torches, heaving line, Distress signalling orange/black V-Sheet, First Aid kit, Stainless steel bailing bucket, Spot light and Ships horn
Bilge Pumps
3 X Electric Bilge pumps with #3 fitted with Float switch and manual override
Life Raft
Beaufort 6D Six person Lift raft stored port side aft locker
GME MT600G GPS Epirb (registered 17/1/2021 / battery Dec 2027 expiry)
Inshore Flare kit (expiry Jan 2022)
Fire Protection
4 X Fire Extinguishers and 1 X Fire blanket
24V House bank (4 X 6V) and separate Start bank (2 X 12V) for Winch, Starter, Pot hauler, Depth sounder, Radar, HF Radio, Clear view and Aft floor lights.
12V House bank (4 X 12V) connected to 150w Solar panel, 20amp Solar regulator and Clipper BMR Battery monitor for VHF Radio / Chart Plotter / Radio MP3 player / Refrigerator / Freezer and Internal / external lighting. All batteries located in Engine room.
240V Shore power for Refrigeration / Freezer / Palsonic TV / DVD player.
24V Trickle charger (240V)
GME VHF Radio,
Codan HF Radio,
GME Radar,
Fuso Depth sounder,
Raymarine Chart plotter,
Compass, Barometer and Ships clock.
Deck Gear
Stainless steel safety rails port and starboard back to aft cockpit,
Electric Pot hauler Aft cockpit,
Stainless steel rear Davits,
Folding Duckboard,
Removable Stainless steel 5 step folding swim ladder,
Separate Deck wash pump and hose,
Removable Boarding steps into Aft deck,
3 X Large fenders, 2 X Small fenders and Rafting plank,
Numerous mooring lines,
3 X Removable 6' "Bird Repellers"
Webber Baby Q BBQ with 4kg Gas bottle and removable timber platform,
Removable fish cleaning table,
Picnic table and 4 X chairs,
Ryobi Wet / Dry Vacuum cleaner,
2 X 8.5kg Gas bottles at rear of Aft locker,
Stainless steel sink with storage cupboard under and manual salt water pump in Aft cockpit.

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