Price AU $148,500

AU $148,500
Built in Hawaii by the renowned classic boat builder Kurt Ashford, 'Ishmael' is something very special! With double diagonal cedar planking plus two additional layers of mahogany strip planking (4" hull thickness in total!) the strong and robust hull boasts true Bluewater capability. Superbly set us as a top sail gaff rigged schooner, this vessel under sail is a stunning site to behold, and certainly turns heads where ever it pulls into port. Having sailed extensively through the South Pacific Islands with the original owner/builder before finishing his cruise on the East Coast of Australia. The current, highly experience owner purchased the vessel in the Gold Coast in 2021 and embarked on an extensive refit over two years. The work included MASTS REMOVED, RE-VARNISHED, NEW STANDING AND RUNNING RIGGING, NEW ENGINE EXHAUST SYSTEM AND FUEL LINES, NEW 12V FRIDGE/FREEZER, NEW GAS SYSTEM, NEW HOT WATER SYSTEM, NEW ELECTRIC TOILET WITH HOLDING TANK, NEW SAIL AND HATCH COVERS, NEW ANCHOR AND STAINLESS STEEL ANCHOR BASH PLATES, 4 X NEW BILGE PUMPS, NEW LIFE RAFT IN CURRENT SURVEY, NEW LITHIUM HOUSE BATTERY AND AGM START BATTERY, NEW 240V SYSTEM, NEW RADIOS, ALL NEW SAILS, NEW DINGHY DAVITS, the list goes on! The vessel was then sailed to Hobart for the 2022 Wooden Boat Festival, and has enjoyed cruising the stunning waters of Southern Tasmania since. With all the hard work done, and its excellent presentation, this vessel presents a rare opportunity to enjoy a superb traditional vessel. Whether you want to cruise locally, head off on a grand adventure, or utilise the vessel's excellent accommodation to enjoy the liveaboad life style, this is a vessel that can do it all in style!

Stepping inside, the cream finishes and stunning varnished timber trims create a feeling of old world charm. With many traditional features, there are so many great spaces to relax and enjoy the ambience. Midships is the saloon to port with a large dinette, and seating for 6 on on the neatly upholstered settees. The well appointed galley is opposite. This is fully equipped with 12V upright fridge with freezer compartment, 2 burner gas stove with oven, stainless steel sink with H/C pressurised water, and 240V outlets for all the modern appliances. Aft of this area is a welcoming lounge area, ideal for reading or entertaining, and has seating for up to 8. It also features the diesel heater, ideal for enjoying the vessel all year round. The accommodation is ideal for cruising with family and friends. Forward is the master cabin, complete with Pullman double berth with NEW mattress, excellent storage, and full bathroom opposite. The other private cabin is aft, again with a generous double berth, with adjacent lounge. There are also two single settee berths available when additional accommodation is required.

Outside, the superbly done varnish work absolutely gleams and is well protected by the NEW covers. There is easy access around the wide side decks, and the high bulwarks add to the feeling of security. With all new sails built out of traditional cream Contender Sail Cloth, the vessel is simply a joy to sail! It has also been modernised for easy cruising with the NEW dinghy davits, addition of solar panels, and has extensive safety equipment for offshore sailing.

This vessel is powered by a well maintained and reliable 2010 Diecon (Nissan) 125HP Diesel Engine. This provides easy and economical cruising at a 5-6 knots. The vessel also features 1200L fuel capacity, making even the most remote locations accessible!

With its excellent presentation, and significant upgrades, this is a vessel that is sure to impress! 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.
Hobart TAS
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Kurt Ashton
Kurt Ashton Honolulu Hawaii
65' 7" - 20.00m
35 Tonnes approx
Keel / Ballast
Full length keel with steel spade rudder
Hull Material
Timber 4 Layers of Cedar and Mahogany inch thick planks
Deck Material
Oregon planking over timber deck beams with plywood and fiber glass sheathing
2010 125HP Nissan 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine (Marinised by Diecon) NEW 2021 Exhaust System NEW 2021 Ray water intake filter NEW 2021 Gearbox Oil/Heat exchanger NEW 2021 Start/Stop solenoid NEW 2021 Fuel Hoses
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Number Engines
Cruise Speed
6 Knots
Shaft drive with 3 blade variable pitch prop
1200L in 2 x 600L Mild Steel Tanks
400L in plastic tank
NEW 2022 Espresso Machine
NEW 2022 12V Brass Monkey 85L Fridge/Freezer
2 burner gas stove with oven (NEW 2022 Gas system with 2 x 8.5kg gas bottles)
Hot Water System
NEW 25L Isotherm Stainless Steel Hot water system (240V and Engine heated)
NEW 2022 Jabsco electric toilet with holding tank
Air Conditioning
Dickenson air draft diesel heater
2.6m Highfield alloy bottom RIB
8HP Tohatsu Outboard
NEW 2022 Cream Sail covers
NEW 2022 Cream hatch covers
Ground Tackle
NEW 80lb Manson Plough anchor with 80m x 13mm chain
Spare Davis Admiralty type anchor
NEW Stainless Steel anchor bash plates
Safety Gear
MOB retrieval life sling
Burke life ring with light
SOS Dan Buoy
Gas Detector
Carbon Monoxide detector
Smoke alarm
Bilge Pumps
NEW 2021 4 x Rule Electric bilge pumps with float switches, high water alarm, 1 x manual bilge pump
Life Raft
NEW 2021 Great Ocean 6 man life raft (Over 24hrs, with EPIRB)
EPIRB with GPS (expires 2031)
12V and 240V Systems throughout
NEW 2022 200AH 12V Lithium battery
NEW 2022 AGM Engine Start Battery
2000W Inverter
40amp Enerdrive Battery Charger
2 x 250W Solar Panels with charger controller
NEW 2022 Victron battery monitor system
NEW 2022 240V System installed circuit breakers, electrolysis blocker, reverse polarity device, and double power points throughout the cabins
Raymarine A57D Chart Plotter with integrated depth sounder
Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot
NEW 2022 GME VHF Radio
NEW 2022 GME Hand Held VHF Radio
Iridium Satellite Phone
Sail Inventory
NEW 2 x Gaff Mainsails
NEW Staysail
All sails in traditional Egyptian cream Contender Sail Cloth by French Sailmaker Pierre Gal
Mast / Rigging
Oregon Keel Stepped Main Masts and Top Masts
Full stripped, varnished 2022
NEW 2022 Stainless Steel Standing rigging
NEW 2022 All Turnbuckles, fastenings, fittings, etc
NEW 2022 All running rigging
Deck Gear
NEW 2021 Stainless Steel dinghy davits
3 x Barlow winches
1 x large electric winch with twin gypsies for raising gaff sails
Copper roved fastenings are used on timber frames 3 feet apart.
There is a steel caped shoe on the full keel
2022 All Thru hull fittings replaced
4kg Front loading washing machine

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