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Vessel Number: HV000112
Date: 1947
Vessel Dimensions: 15.24 m x 14.93 m x 4.27 m x 1.37 m (50 ft x 49 ft x 14 ft x 4.5 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
MINOCQUA is a large motor crusier built in Sydney in 1947. It is an outstanding example of the early post World War II luxury motor cruiser designs from Lars Halvorsen Sons, the premier motor cruiser builders in Sydney from the 1930s through to the 1970s. It remains in excellent condition and helps interpret the important story of motor launch designs and their evolution over many decades.
DescriptionMINOCQUA was launched in 1947 and is a bridge-deck cruiser from Lars Halvorsen Sons.The design was done by Harold Halvorsen. It was given the job number 820 and was built at their Ryde shipyard.

When first launched the bridge-deck was open, and the fixed flying-bridge canopy is a later addition that blends in well with the stylish lines of the vessel. The hull lines are also ideal for their purpose as fast displacement hulls, quite capable of offshore passages in good conditions.

It was luxury craft like these that made Halvorsens the premier motor cruiser builders for many years after World War II, and encouraged them to look at exporting their designs to the USA.

MINOCQUA is one of the flagship craft around Australia for the Halvorsen fleet, and has featured at a number of Classic and Wooden Boat festivals in recent years.

Vessel Details
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Deck layout:cabin
Deck layout:decked with cockpit
Deck material and construction:timber planked
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
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:launch deadwood
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:skeg rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Motor propulsion:motor vesselMV
Related materials:photos
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
Deck layout:other
Byzantine ships:ships:ship:ships:wheelhouse
Additional Titles

Primary title: Minocqua

Previous title: Spirit of Norway

Alternate Numbers

Vessel Registration Number: NB 080

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