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A profile drawing of MAUD as it looks in 2006.


Vessel Number: HV000085
Date: 1927
Vessel Dimensions: 8.23 m x 2.3 m x 2 m, 1.48 tonnes (27 ft x 7.55 ft x 6.55 ft, 1.5 tons)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
MAUD is a wooden yacht built in 1927 in Sydney NSW. MAUD was one of the earliest yachts built by Lars Halvorsen after he became established as a boatbuilder in Sydney, and was used to teach his family how to sail, beginning the sailing and racing careers for the brothers Carl, Trygve and Magnus in particular.
DescriptionMAUD was launched in 1927. By this time Lars Halvorsen had become well established in Sydney with an excellent reputation as a quality boatbuilder. His sons were joining the firm as they became old enough, and Lars decided to build a small harbour racing yacht for them to use and to learn how to sail. He chose a Norwegian design for the square metre class which were popular boats in Scandinavia.

MAUD was named after one of the vessels belonging to the famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. It was 8.23 m (27 ft) long and had a distinctive Scandinavian appearance with its canoe-sterned hull shape and elegant overhanging stem. It has similarities to the famous Tumlaren Class which also has connections to the square metre yachts. A Bermudan sloop rig was stepped and was an early example of this rig on Sydney Harbour. The carvel planked hull was simply laid out with a large open cockpit, and the older boys Harold and Carl raced MAUD with the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club. In 1928 they had the highest point score in their division.

The yacht was eventually sold and gradually altered. It now features a small cabin and aft cockpit arrangement and is a fine recreational yacht for daysailing and weekend cruising trips. In 2000 MAUD had the honour of leading a flotilla of Halvorsen vessels organised to celebrate Harold's 90th birthday and the 75th anniversary of the Halvorsen's arrival in Sydney.

Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber plywood
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Current status:outside
Deck layout:cabin
Deck layout:decked with cockpit
Deck material and construction:timber plywood
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:tiller
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:canoe stern/double endedDE
Hull shape:displacement
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:overhanging stem
Hull shape:round bottom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:full keel
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:keel hung rudder
Motor propulsion:auxiliary motor
Motor propulsion:diesel
Related materials:awards/trophies
Related materials:drawings
Related materials:references
Rig type:BermudanBermudianmarconi
Rig type:sloop
Sail cloth:synthetic
Spar material:aluminium
Alternate Numbers

Sail Number: A 42

: 25

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