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Selling Your Boat and Boat Gear?    

We’ve had years of pleasure (mostly) successfully selling many wooden and other boats.

We pride ourselves on our ability to find good homes for your boat, at sensible prices. We also try to find good homes for boat related gear, such as trailers, dynastart units, outboard motors, fittings and equipment, construction materials, tools etc. 

To find out how we can help you, please phone or email us.

If your boat sells for over 40,000 as a result of our direction, then there would be a 7.5% commission. More time goes into this stuff than you might imagine.


If it sells for less than that, as a result of our direction, it would be a 10% commission. Thats because it takes the same time to convince people for less return!!

You also supply an inventory list and condition statement, as well as anecdotes around the life of the boat. Pictures with people, especially families in them are good.
We will never 'hype' the boat in order to get a sale.

If we think its crappy, or wildly over priced we will say so, but we will also suggest ways that it may be rectified, if we believe it can be.

Robert Ayliffe

WANTED!   Barlow 16 or Arco 16

We need to find the pairs for these!

1 x second hand winch  Barlow 16 
1x second hand winch Arco 16 

or a used pair of similar winches.

Must be working OK.


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  We need to find the pairs for these!
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Shearwater - NIS23   7M x 2.2M x 0.2M - Offers around $22K

Aftter 17 years, Rob’s ‘Shearwater’, his much travelled and loved NIS 23 is for sale.

This is a great opportunity. ‘Shearwater’ is a Tasmanian built Norwalk Islands Sharpie 23.

She is in immaculate condition and on a totally refurbished registered trailer, ready to be sailed on Tasmania’s extensive waterways or on the mainland. All Norwalk Island sharpies are proven legendary boats in light winds and the most daunting of seas rough weather with ease. Assuming good handling, of course!

Meticulously built in 2000, her condition reflects both the program of continuous improvements and being kept under cover, one of the great benefits of trailable boats.
Constructed of Okuome (gaboon) plywood, glass fibre epoxy and Tasmanian timbers. She is a cat ketch with free standing carbon masts and booms. Running rigging is by Naval Architect/professional sailor. The main mast is two years old and the mizzen four years. Sails and all other gear is in good condition. The trailer is as new after total refurbishment.

No need to take a tender with you. The unique flat bottom design and pivot centre board and rudder allows access to shallow areas and stepping straight onto the shore. Comes with recently serviced 8hp long shaft Johnson outboard motor which can be raised in shallow water.

‘Shearwater’ has spent most of her time sailing in southern Tasmania and has cruised on the Hawkesbury River in NSW, Great Sandy Strait and the Whitsundays. The advantage of trailing to distance places.

The cosy and warm and dry interior provides comfortable cruising for two people while the spacious cockpit easily seats four people.

Delivery to mainland Australia can be arranged.

Shearwater comes complete.
Principal dimensions and inventory as follows:>>>

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Mary Rose 2 - Live Aboard Cruiser   40' x 8' x 1' Draft

Shock News! 'Mary Rose 2’ is for sale, again!'

Her new owners are opal miners, and have had a series of disasters with their mine and equipment.   No Opals means, No money.

We  are really sorry to hear this, but life is what it is. I

n this case one persons disaster is another's VERY good fortune.  'Mary Rose 2' is for sale once more, at 29K.  This is a great opportunity.  

She is on a very good sheltered, secure  mooring at Murray Bridge in South Australia.   

She can easily be trucked anywhere in the country.

She is ready for another family (or two) to have a whole new life, in a boat that will carry them in comfort on any lake, river, marine estuary or sheltered bay in Australia.

Mary Rose 2 was designed and built by Percy Collom in the fate 90's for extended family cruising from the lower lakes in South Australia to Morgan and beyond. She sleeps six easily in comfort and privacy. She has two enclosed heads one of which could be easily turned into shower facilities.
Mary Rose 2 was built with professional assistance, and has been generously sheathed with glass and Bote-Cote epoxy resins inside and out for low maintenance boating and very long life.
Her cabin roof has been made strong enough for some stowage, and she
has an excellent convertible storm and insect proof al fresco open area in
the aft portion of the boat.
Mary Rose 2 feels very stable and comfortable at rest and under way.
Her highly economical twin Yamaha 4 stroke 'inboard' outboard electric start remote controlled outboard motors have been meticulously maintained. Combined with her retractable rudder steering, she is highly manoeuvrable. Her extreme shallow draft makes her well suited to almost all the inland water ways of Australia. Her length and beam are a neat fit, on any standard semi trailer for transport, should that be required.
She can if required run happily on one motor.
Her hull bottom is protected by the extreme long life, non toxic Australian developed Cop R Bote Copper Epoxy Anti foul system.
The house and motor batteries are maintained by solar power, running the
motors and shore charging where available.

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Danish Putt Putt   5.18 x 1.78 x 0.70M

Could this become the best looking, and possibly the most competent Putt Putt Boat in Australia?  If you are looking for a low maintenance, standout small traditional fishing boat with unique provenance, you should read on!

Mark’s family is from Denmark, and his dad Borge, before he left us, almost completed building this gorgeous brand new double ended clinker fishing boat, indigenous to his Danish homeland.

We feel honoured that Mark has asked us to find an appreciative home for this truly unique motor launch.

Here is how  Mark describes the boat:

The boat is  5.18m long, 1.78m beam, 0.70m freeboard and 0.63m draught.
The boat design is from Snekkersten, which is on the North east coast of Sjaelland, one of the islands which make up Denmark.
This boat type were used with herring nets, eel traps, fishing with hook and line and the tending of permanent pound nets. They were originally Spritsail and topsail rigged without a jib. This allowed more room for the fishermen to work and row. They were built from the late 1800’s and became powered from the early 1900’s on.

(See below for a speculative picture of the original upon which this boat is based.)

They were an inshore and alongshore craft designed and built to suit the fishing and sea conditions of the local area. 
There are no spars or sail with Dad’s boat. I think it makes a better motor boat anyway, so apart from what we discussed, not much to do. The trailer is about to be re registered and every thing bar the frame is new.

The engine is sitting on the bed but not bolted down.
The propeller shaft has been bored but the shaft and propeller are supplied but not fitted.
The rudder has been made but not painted and hung.
The fuel tank and lines not installed.
The boat has never been in the water.
The length is 5m (16ft )  Beam 2m (6ft 6ins )

The construction is Epoxy Glued Plywood lapstrake; Epoxy sealed and glued planks over sawn frames, unlike most Australian boats of this size, which are planks reinforced by lightweight bent ribs, which frequently crack, and conspire against easy maintenance.

Striking bow, note work boat sized rubbing strips; grounding keels on fourth plank (from Keel) and serious brass dee section stem and deadwood buffer.

Needs completion, but not much.  Her fully reconditioned trailer is ready to take her away tomorrow, and if needed, even cross the Nullarbor.  With this construction, no concerns about planks opening in the hot sun, or icy cold winter.  A truly traditional motor sailing putt putt with extreme low maintenance characteristics.

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  Looking Fwd Reconditioned Clae 4HP motor well suited to this boat.  Dog clutch shown, but the shaft is connected to a custom FNR gearbox. More motor detail
  Looking Fwd Very pretty stern note new stern gland Linkage between engine and gearbox
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  Speculative pic of what Mark’s dad, Borge took his lines from;
the rig is suggestive, cat ketch, and unstayed, possibly spritsails, with a yard?  This would be fun to sail, as well as row, or motor.
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Golden Dream - NIS 26   7.9M x 2.4M x 0.25M - SOLD!

Title should be 'Golden Dream’ NIS 8M (26) well set up, ready to go, now.  Located Gippsland Lakes Area, Victoria.

Around 20 years ago I was very proud to launch Golden Dream,  our brand new new Norwalk Islands Sharpie 26, commissioned by Jill and David Penhall as  an impending retirement present to themselves and their family.

20 years on, long time live aboard and cruising in the tropics, three Marlay Point Race wins and countless hours of family cruising and trailing around the victorian lakes, the eastern seaboard and Tasmania, David and Jill have now, reluctantly, decided to 'swallow the anchor’

Their beautiful ‘Golden Dream’, is for sale.

'Golden Dream' had the best of materials put into her, I know, because it was my team who built her!  Ken OBrien’s sails are still good after all these years, and ready to race another Marlay Point , or catch the breeze, and take her out of the Gippsland Lakes to anywhere you can carry enough stores for.

Golden Dream has been well maintained pretty much all her life by legendary Paynesville boatbuilders Frecheville Heaney.

She has tabernacles to allow easy mast folding and raising, making trailing a breeze.  She has a well maintained custom built tandem Premier Trailer and a wealth of sensible equipment aboard.  Her out board auxiliary set up is very easy to use and has a safe well vented fuel storage aft, well suited for carrying sufficient fuel for extended cruising. 

New, built to this standard, she would be $150,000.



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  Golden Dream Near Bruny Island Tasmania GoldenDream, Port Fairy, Charlie Fisher following, Moyne River, Port Fairy, Victoria. Golden Dream;
Jill in the galley
  Golden Dream QLD Golden Dream, Second from left, in a gaggle of sharpies Hobart, Tas Wooden Boat Festival Under motor auto helm steering. Very accessible, well vented, easy to use motor set up. 
  Near Williamstown Victoria, very early days! Golden Dream,
Goolwa SA
Golden Dream,Williamstown Vic
  Golden Dream, Early days Golden Dream QLD Golden Dream, rafted up, QLD

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Bacarli - Ketch   ...

‘Bacarli' has been owned and lovingly cared for by a prominent Adelaide family for many, many years. 

Built in the 60’s in Williamstown in  Victoria, ‘Bacarli' has cruised between South Australia and Victoria, but is capable of going much farther afield. 

She draws a bit over two metres, is capable of being sailed by one fit person, but is best suited to a crew of one or two.

A sensational family cruising yacht, that will draw interest and attention, wherever she goes.

Her space on deck, and her space below is palatial, especially in the Saloon/Galley area.

Now, Bacarli is looking for a new and adventurous owner who is capable of getting the best from her, and in return giving her the ongoing love that such a beautiful mistress of the sea deserves.

Moored in Adelaide.  Ready to go, now.


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Route 66 - NIS 23 - Heavily Discounted!   7M x 2.2M x 0.2M - Call for special 45K offer!

Price Reduced!  
Owners need to move on with their lives!
Offers around $29K.

A screaming bargain, for the best NIS 23 in Australia, or, probably, anywhere.
Don’t miss out!  Call, soon!>>>

Corio Bay’s Rob Ballard, as then President of the of the Victorian Trailer Sailor Association  and wife and sailing partner Annis were always going to be discriminating clients.

They already knew about the Bruce Kirby designed Norwalk Islands Sharpies and their legendary club racing, cruising and open water capabilities.

The rest is history.

Now, time and tide have caused a rethink, and as a consequence, ‘Route 66’ the bright blue race winner from Corio Bay, is now for sale.

There are a few bragging rights with Route 66.

She bristles with all the good gear.  Super lightweight carbon masts and booms. Rapid low stress rigging and packing up with the patent pending tabernacles system.  All sails control within the cockpit.  A comfortable interior for two who like each other for extended cruising.  Self steering just by setting the sheets.  A hull shape that eats the square waves of Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula, and stays remarkably dry while doing it

Route 66 Inventory

• Norwalk Islands Sharpie 23 Mk II in very good condition, with large sliding hatch and openable cabin front top hatch, and easy to operate centreboard.
• Launched August 2011.
• Registered dual axle (front axle braked) Premier trailer and mounted spare tyre. Bracket for transporting outboard motor.
• Sails and running rigging in very good condition, quality fittings and cleats. Halyard/Mast raising winch.
• Two large sealed and lockable lockers under cockpit seats.
• Low hours 6 HP long shaft Tohatsu outboard motor and 22.5 l fuel tank and hose.
• New pattern delta type anchor, 10m chain and 50m best quality warp.
• Cabin fitted out for extended cruising, with storage cupboards with doors, bench, table, porta potty under entry step, comfortable V berth plus additional full length bunk with storage under, all cushions with 100mm hi-density foam, shelves and seating area.
• Efficient, easy to operate Origo 2 burner metho stove.
• Fenders, mooring ropes, boarding ladder, beach plank, boom tent, insect screens, storm boards (including one clear storm board)
• 100 Amp Hr deep cycle battery, interior LED lights, navigation lights.
• Sail cover, fire extinguisher, compass.

The boat is set up for either racing, cruising or day sailing. She has her own Yachting Victoria Class Basic Handicap (CBH) of .705 which allows her to officially race in any YA sanctioned race. She is quite competitive in mixed fleet racing with that CBH.

She has raced with some success in mixed fleet racing throughout Victoria. She has won the Modern Wooden Boat races of the Geelong Wooden Boat Festival on the two occasions that she has entered.

She was on display at the Hobart Wooden Boat Festival in 2013 and at the Geelong Wooden boat Festival in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

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IShe has cruised extensively in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Macquarie Harbour and Gordon River in Tasmania and Port Phillip and the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria.

also have a 35l Waeco fridge which fits under the bridgedeck that we use when cruising. This could be included in the sale if required.

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Chili - NIS 29-   29' x 8'6" x 12" Draft

Professionally built Hull.  Ken OBrien (Aust 2) Sails.

Goldspar Masts and Booms

StrayDog DropKick Rudder, Brilliant finish.

Full Bote Cote/Okoume Ply build.  Extra thick bottom.
Massive glass to water line, lighter fabric over.  Cop R Bote permanent Anti Foul.  Zap Flap on CB slot.  Very low maintenance boat.

Great Southern Lakes racing and cruising history.

Stunningly appointed, interior and cabin structure done by leading Adelaide interior designer, and it shows.

This boat has been raced, cruised, tuned and developed by the owner over many years, and is one of the best NIS 29’ers anywhere.

The paint work is in as new shape, all the systems work well and Chili is ready to go now.   At a fraction of the materials cost  tis boat really does have to looked at.

Chili in the right hands is capable of sailing anywhere, safely, desperately easily handled and with real comfort.  You can walk around inside her, while she is automatically self steering, and you can take her from a gale in the open ocean to sitting on a mudflat at low tide, while you get out and go for a walk, over the flats.

Enclosed heads, very comfortable sleeping and dining for four.
Daysailing for 10 or more.

Ready to sail to wherever your harbour is!


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      Racing in Milang Goolwa race
  High quality furnishing throughout Useful easy to use galley  
      CB Case becomes dining table for six  
      The Office Ready to go! Blade drop kick rudder box set up.  Moor where others cannot, with Chili’s extra shallow draft.
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Karma 2 - Offers around $26,000   9m x 3M x1.4 (Adelaide) - Call for Special offer!

Sound well equipped ready to go cruising/club racing.
‘Karma2’ is an NZ built (Compass Yachts) fibre glass cutter interpretation of the famed Herreshoff H28, slightly stretched and enlarged to 9M. Full headroom throughout a spacious interior set up. In her owner John’s 15 year custodianship of Karma 2 he has probably won more club harbour and open water events than any other yacht in the fleet at the Port Adelaide Sailing Club.

‘Karma2’ is in very sound condition, and comes with a long list of good gear.

Teak trim throughout. Need s new owner to take her to new horizons and great family experiences.

Very comfortable and fast. Big enough to live aboard.

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