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Lyndall II

Vessel Number: HV000110
Date: 1934
Vessel Dimensions: 11.58 m x 11.58 m x 3.66 m x 1.01 m (38 ft x 38 ft x 12 ft x 3.3 ft)
Registered Dimensions: 11.52 m x 3.51 m x 1.07 m, 21.68 tons (37.8 ft x 11.5 ft x 3.5 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
LYNDALL II is a motor cruiser built in Sydney in 1934. It is an early example of a luxury Halvorsen motor launch, and not many of the early 1930s craft remain extant to show the work of designer Lars Halvorsen before he passed away in the mid-1930s.
DescriptionThe motor cruiser LYNDALL II was designed by Lars Halvorsen, and was job number 112. It is one of the earliest Halvorsen motor launches still extant, and is a splendid example of the restrained and elegant styling of the early 1930s period.

It was originally named SEA EFF at launch, which was a play on the initials of the owner, Claude Fay. In fact he used the name again in 1948 for an 18 foot (5.5 m) long launch built by Halvorsens ( yard number 892). With a number of owners over a long period, the motor cruiser's name changed four more times.

The April 10 1934 issue of Australian Motor Boat and Yachting Monthly has a short reference to SEA EFF in a piece about activities at Lars Halvorsen's yard. "....he [ Lars Halvorsen] reports that a Bridge deck cruiser has been built for Mr. Claude Fay, of Marrickville, fitted with a Thornycroft engine. The trials were most successful." This date confirms other records that indicate SEA EFF was launched in March 1934, and the images show it was a pleasant, sunny day, well attended by friends and relatives of the owner.

The timber hull is painted white and the superstructure varnished, the standard Halvorsen finish. The arrangement now features a bridge deck over the main cabin for an outside helm position.

In 1935 a year after its launch it won the Baby Betty Trophy. LYNDALL II remains in excellent condition and is now over 70 years old.
Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Current status:outside
Deck layout:cabin
Deck layout:decked with cockpit
Deck material and construction:timber planked
Deck material and construction:wood/dynel
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:displacement
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:plumb stemvertical stem
Hull shape:plumb transomvertical transom
Hull shape:round bottom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:bilge keels
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:spade rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Motor propulsion:motor vesselMV
Related materials:awards/trophies
Related materials:drawings
Related materials:news clippings
Related materials:photos
Related materials:plans
Related materials:references
Deck layout:other
Additional Titles

Primary title: Lyndall II

Previous title: Norena

Previous title: Sea Eff

Previous title: Susan II

Previous title: Riverland

Alternate Numbers

Official Number: 157623

Vessel Registration Number: JK604N

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