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Vessel Number: HV000015
Date: 1933
Vessel Dimensions: 13.72 m x 10.05 m x 3.36 m x 1.83 m, 15.75 tonnes x 5.9 tonnes, 102.66 Square metres (45 ft x 33 ft x 11 ft x 6 ft, 16 tons x 6 tons, 1105.13 square feet)
Engine dimensions: 54 kilowatts, 4 No. (72 horsepower)
Propeller dimensions: 559.5 mm (22 in.)
Registered Dimensions: 11.67 m x 3.35 m x 2.59 m, 16.75 tons x 12.92 tons (38.3 ft x 11 ft x 8.5 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
NERIDA is a wooden racing yacht built in Adelaide. NERIDA won the 1950 Sydney to Hobart yacht race, and in 2006 it is still the only South Australian yacht to have achieved this honour. NERIDA is also represents an excellent example of fine yacht construction from Searle and Sons, its South Australian builders, who were one of the premier builders in Port Adelaide for many decades.

DescriptionNERIDA is carvel planked and rigged as a gaff cutter. It was designed by Alfred Mylne in England who, along with compatriots Wm Fife and George Watson, were amongst the most succccesful yacht designers internationally. NERIDA was built by RT Searle and Sons of Port Adelaide, who were well known in the region for thier many recreaional and commercial craft. It took part in some of the early Sydney to Hobart yacht races with its SA crew, and in 1950 won the race on handicap- and is the only SA yacht to have managed to win this event.

The 13.7 metre long yacht was initially built for Tom Hardy in 1933. Hardy was a prominent figure in his home state and keenly supported yachting. It was raced regulary and also cruised in the gulf off Adelaide.

In 2006 NERIDA remains in excellent condition on Sydney Harbour, often sailing in vintage regatta days and still rigged to its original gaff sail plan.
Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Deck layout:decked with cockpit
Deck material and construction:timber planked
Deck material and construction:timber plywood
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:tiller
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:displacement
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:overhanging stem
Hull shape:overhanging transom
Hull shape:round bottom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:full keel
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:keel hung rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Related materials:awards/trophies
Related materials:drawings
Related materials:models
Related materials:news clippings
Related materials:photos
Related materials:plans
Rig type:cutter
Rig type:gaff
Sail cloth:synthetic
Spar material:aluminium
Spar material:carbon fibrecarbon
Spar material:timber
Alternate Numbers

Official Number: 156009

Vessel Registration Number: FY797N

Sail Number: 33

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