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Vessel Number: HV000222
Date: 1967
Previous Owner: H C Pepper , M Edwards ,
Vessel Dimensions: 7.62 m x 2.74 m x 0.61 m (25 ft x 9 ft x 2 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
PEP is a small speedboat built by Lars Halvorsen Sons Ltd in Sydney, usually thought of as builders of hire boats, large luxury motor cruisers, and naval craft during World War II. PEP is an example of the less well known range of recreational craft built by this prolific and long standing firm.
DescriptionPEP (job number 1258) was completed for the 1967 Sydney Boat Show as a display vessel for the Halvorsen stand. It was sold at the show to HC Pepper, hence the name PEP.

PEP is 7.62m (25 feet) long and has a vee-bottom hull form typical of a speedboat or the era. Halvorsen's built a small number of this design in the mid 1960s for private buyers.

It features a small forepeak with Vee bunks and head, a covered helm and seating position, which opens out to a long open cockpit aft. It is an ideal harbour recreational craft for fishing and cruising, and has a simple but elegantly proportioned profile. Like most Halvorsen boats, the hull is white and the superstructure varnished.

PEP has a cold-moulded hull with two layers of oregon planking. The original engine was a 308 cu. in. V8 Mercruiser, a powerful motor for a small craft and its planing hull has a maximum speed of about 26 knots.

In 2008, after 40 years of continued use PEP remained in good condition, although the owner planned to replace the original engine.
Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Current status:covered
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Current status:outside
Deck layout:cabin
Deck material and construction:timber plywood
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:paddle
Hull material and construction:cold mouldedcold-mouldeddouble diagonaltriple diagonaldouble-diagonaltriple-diagonal
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:overhanging stem
Hull shape:planing
Hull shape:plumb transomvertical transom
Hull shape:vee-bottomv-bottomv-sectionvee-section
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:launch deadwood
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:spade rudder
Motor propulsion:inboard
Motor propulsion:motor vesselMV
Motor propulsion:petrol
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
Alternate Numbers

Vessel Registration Number: KB4ON(NSW)

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