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VAN DIEMAN at Port Davey, SW Tasmania in 1990.

Van Diemen

Vessel Number: HV000119
Date: 1952
Builder: Jock Muir
Designer: Jock Muir
Dimensions:
Vessel Dimensions: 15.24 m x 4.11 m x 1.83 m, 20.43 tonnes (50 ft x 13.5 ft x 6 ft, 20.76 tons)
Registered Dimensions: 15.24 m x 4.27 m x 1.83 m, 17.77 tons (50 ft x 14 ft x 6 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Significance
VAN DIEMEN is a yacht built in Tasmania in 1952. It is one of the many craft designed and built by respected the Tasmanian builder Jock Muir and represents his yards robust construction and seaworthy design capbilities.
DescriptionThe yacht was built by Jock Muir at his Battery Point yard in Hobart ,Tasmania and launched in 1952. It was one of the first craft built in Muir's new workshop, and construction took place alongside the yacht LAHARA. It was a tight fit and a busy period doing two yachts at the same time. VAN DIEMEN was built as a gentleman's cruising yacht for Len Nettlefold. After he passed away in 1964 the yacht was sold to John Colquhoun.

The 15.24m (50 ft) long carvel hull is planked and framed in Huon pine and features an elegant canoe stern, with a large wheelhouse over the forward part of the cockpit. It has the sturdy hull shape and construction that are typical features on Jock Muir's boats, designed and built for rugged Tasmanian conditions. In his book "Maritime Reflections" Jock Muir describes the design as a ' comfortable, sea-kindly, easily handled, safe cruiser' , 'She was and still is, a handsome looking boat'.
Vessel Details
Ballast:external
Ballast:lead
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Current status:floating
Deck layout:cabin
Deck material and construction:timber planked
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:tiller
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:canoe stern/double endedDE
Hull shape:monohull
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:full keel
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:keel hung rudder
Motor propulsion:auxiliary motor
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Propeller:single
Related materials:awards/trophies
Related materials:drawings
Related materials:models
Related materials:photos
Related materials:plans
Rig type:ketch
Sail cloth:synthetic
Spar material:timber
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
ship:ships:Byzantine ships:ships:wheelhouse
Alternate Numbers

Official Number: 191 753

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