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Vessel Number: HV000150
Date: 1933
Vessel Dimensions: 15.77 m x 12.8 m x 4.27 m x 2.13 m, 29.07 tonnes (51.75 ft x 42 ft x 14 ft x 7 ft, 29.54 tons)
Registered Dimensions: 13.41 m x 4.27 m x 2.13 m, 31.47 tons x 27.36 tons (44 ft x 14 ft x 7 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
PAVANA is an example of a large yacht built by JP Clausen & Sons who were important builders in South Australia. They built a variety of craft over many years.
DescriptionPAVANA was builtand launched in 1933 at the Clausen yard in Birkenhead at Port Adelaide, South Australia. It is one of the schooner designs by the American naval architect John G Alden, and noted as design number 390 from 1932 in his design index. Alden wooden schooners have been built in a number of countries and are recognised for their seaworthiness and classic appearance.

PAVANA was built during the Depression era for Ronald Angus and used as a cruising yacht. When it was sold to George Mayne, commodore at the Port Lincoln Yacht Club it become their flagship and sailed in the 1951 to 1953 Sydney to Hobart yacht races. It was a significant yacht in Port Lincoln whilst it was there. Mayne also took part in the 1959 Transpac race from Los Angeles to Honolulu, an important detail to record as it is one of a small number of Australian yachts to take part in this classic event. PAVANA also took part in other Australian ocean races and moved from SA to Lake Macquarie in NSW.

Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:wood/dynel
Current status:floating
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:overhanging stem
Hull shape:overhanging transom
Hull shape:round bottom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:full keel
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:keel hung rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Related materials:awards/trophies
Related materials:models
Related materials:news clippings
Related materials:photos
Related materials:references
Rig type:schooner
Sail cloth:synthetic
Spar material:timber
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
Alternate Numbers

Sail Number: 5

Vessel Registration Number: ADH204N

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