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Vessel Number: HV000172
Date: 1959
Previous Owner: Halvorsen Boats ,
Vessel Dimensions: 7.92 m x 2.59 m (26 ft x 8.5 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
FREDA is a typical example of the smaller craft built by Lars Hakvorsen Sons Ltd and used for their hire fleet at Bobbin Head in NSW. This 26 footer was the most common size in the hire fleet.
DescriptionFREDA was launched on April the 15th 1959. The vessel was job number 1133 at the Halvorsen's Ryde yard. The 8 metre (26 foot) long motor cruiser joined the popular Halvorsen hire fleet at Bobbin Head and was one of their standard sized craft.

The hire fleet was eventually disbanded and the vessels sold off to private ownership. It is thought that FREDA was one of the last of the 26 footers to be sold.

The cruisers were carvel planked with robust construction to withstand their sometimes rough use by the amateurs who hired the boats out with little or no boating experience. The current owners have gradually repaired and restored many details on the craft so that it remains in excellent condition and is a good example of a small Halvorsen cruiser from the hire fleet.
Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Current status:floating
Current status:not on display
Current status:operational
Deck layout:cabin
Deck material and construction:timber planked
Deck material and construction:timber plywood
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:displacement
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:plumb transomvertical transom
Hull shape:round bottom
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
ship:Byzantine ships:ships:ships:wheelhouse
Alternate Numbers

: 1133

Vessel Registration Number: ADP803N

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