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Torea

Vessel Number: HV000094
Date: c 1938
Builder: Peel Bros
Previous Owner: David Herring , Ann Alroe ,
Dimensions:
Vessel Dimensions: 9.14 m x 8.49 m x 3.05 m x 1.3 m, 5.9 tonnes, 48 sq m (30 ft x 27.86 ft x 10 ft x 4.27 ft, 5.99 tons, 516.72 sq ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Significance
TOREA is a timber yacht built in NSW in the late 1930s. It a good example of typical yacht construction for the 1930s and has all the hallmarks of a Charlie Peel design. Peel was one of Victoria's first vessel designers and created many fine craft as both designer and builder.
DescriptionTOREA is believed to have been built in 1938 in Sydney. The wooden carvel cutter has a profile and hull section shape that is the hallmark of Victorian designer Charlie Peel, and closely resembles his smaller 1914 Native and the 1935 Jubilee class that Peel both designed in Melbourne, eitherside of his sojourn with Hayes Bros in Sydney. TOREA has been built with a typical shipwright's craftsmanship of the period, and is well proportioned. It is primarily a cruising yacht, and was probably raced in small club events from time to time.

The early history remains unclear. All that is known is that by the mid 1990s the yacht was in Sydney and in poor condition. In 1999 a first restoration had TOREA sailing again. Following a sale in 2004 to the current owner in Melbourne, TOREA was trucked to the Wooden Boat Shop in Sorrento, Port Phillip for a more thorough rebuilding programme that returned TOREA to the likely original configuration. The yacht is now a fine example of a classic yacht in its style and construction from the late 1930s.

Vessel Details
Ballast:internal
Ballast:lead
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber plywood
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:wood/dynel
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Deck layout:cabin
Deck layout:decked with cockpit
Deck material and construction:timber planked
Deck material and construction:wood/dynel
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:plumb transomvertical transom
Hull shape:round bottom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:full keel
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:transom rudder
Motor propulsion:auxiliary motor
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Propeller:single
Propeller:variable pitchadjustable pitch
Rig type:cutter
Sail cloth:synthetic
Spar material:timber
Alternate Numbers

Sail Number: B1938

Vessel Registration Number: BY1938

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