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NEPENTHES is an excellent example of the 1950s flying bridge style of Halvorsen cruiser.

Nepenthes

Vessel Number: HV000135
Date: 1950
Dimensions:
Vessel Dimensions: 12.8 m x 11.89 m x 4.27 m x 1.52 m (42 ft x 39 ft x 14 ft x 5 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Significance
NEPENTHES is an example of an early 1950s flying-bridge luxury cruiser built for corporate entertaining. The builder, Cedric Williams from Sydney NSW has made a typical stylish cruiser that reflects the period when these were a popular vessel in the luxury market.
DescriptionNEPENTHES was originally built as a corporate entertaining vessel for the Hawker-Siddley firm and called KERRIN. It was launched from Cedric Williams yard in 1957, at Bayview NSW. It was later used by its second owner as a pleasure cruiser in Brisbane, before motoring south with the new owners to remain in Tasmania.

The name NEPENTHES comes from Greek mythology, and refers to a drug that quelled all sorrows with forgetfulness. Clearly this vessel quells all sorrows and is used enthusiastically by its current owners, including taking part in the 2007 Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

It is in original condition and is a good example of the gradual change in style that occurred each decade with styling for launches and cruisers.
Vessel Details
Ballast:lead
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Deck layout:cabin
Deck layout:multiple decks
Deck material and construction:timber planked
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:displacement
Hull shape:monohull
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:launch deadwood
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:skeg rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Motor propulsion:motor vesselMV
Propeller:twindual
Related materials:photos
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
ships:ship:Byzantine ships:ships:wheelhouse
Additional Titles

Primary title: Nepenthes

Previous title: Kerrin

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