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Yum Sing

Vessel Number: HV000111
Date: 1928
Designer: AC Barber
Dimensions:
Vessel Dimensions: 9.77 m x 8.5 m x 3.14 m x 1.98 m, 9 tonnes (32.06 ft x 27.89 ft x 10.3 ft x 6.5 ft, 9.14 tons)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Significance
YUM SING is timber yacht built in Sydney NSW in 1928 It is a modified example of the Prince Class design by AC Barber, and was built by William Holmes. It represents a typical small Sydney Harbour cruising yacht from the peirod between the two world wars.
DescriptionYUM SING was built by Holmes at their McMahon's Point boatshed, on Lavender Bay in Sydney in 1928. The original design for the Prince Class by AC Barber was stretched out by Holmes to 32 feet overall. Only a small number of these yachts were built, the first two by Halvorsen's at Careening Cove, but after they had a dispute with Barber the craft were built elsewhere. One was built by Holmes, another by Robinson at Balmain.

The class was initially promoted as a one design and they were a fairly typical cruiser/racer for the period, showing a modest overhang at the bow, a raked transom and raised deck. YUM SING has had a doghouse added for more headroom. It now has a Bermudan rig but was probably launched with a gaff rig. The hull is planked in kauri fastened to spotted gum frames.

In 2007 YUM SING is close to 80 years old, still in good condition and used as a cruising yacht.
Vessel Details
Ballast:external
Ballast:lead
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:overhanging transom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:full keel
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:transom rudder
Motor propulsion:auxiliary motor
Motor propulsion:diesel
Propeller:single
Related materials:drawings
Related materials:models
Related materials:photos
Related materials:references
Rig type:BermudanBermudianmarconi
Rig type:cutter
Sail cloth:synthetic
Spar material:timber
Deck layout:other
Additional Titles

Previous title: Dendy

Primary title: Yum Sing

Previous title: Merry Mac

Previous title: Bali Hai

Alternate Numbers

Sail Number: 1097

Official Number: ON853677

Vessel Registration Number: JB7038

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