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Vessel Number: HV000173
Date: 1954
Vessel Dimensions: 7.92 m x 2.79 m x 0.81 m, 3.94 tonnes (26 ft x 9.15 ft x 2.66 ft, 4 tons)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
SARAWANA is an example of the small motor cruisers built by Halvorsens in the early 1950s. Although similar to the hire boat fleet craft, the design was varied for private recreational vessel.
DescriptionSARAWANA was job number 1094 from the Halvorsen's yard at Ryde in NSW and launched in July 1954. It is an early 26 footer (7.9 metres) from the builders and possibly the second of that length that they built. The craft was originally named FOAM and was privately owned. This 26 foot length type soon became the backbone of the hire fleet.

SARAWANA is planked in oregon with a maple and teak cabin. The varnished superstructure and white hull is the typical finish for a Halvorsen and these small craft share the same Halvorsen elegance of their larger companions. SARAWANA has a side opening door which may not be a typical feature on the hire craft versions at this length.

The motor cruiser has remained in good condition under a number of private owners, and had the original petrol motor replaced with a diesel in 1969.

Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:wood/dynel
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Deck layout:cabin
Deck material and construction:wood/dynel
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
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
Additional Titles

Primary title: Sarawana

Previous title: Foam

Alternate Numbers

Vessel Registration Number: HALV26N

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