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WINNILYA on the Swan River in 2007


Vessel Number: HV000247
Date: 1938
Previous Owner: F Boan , G Bingaman ,
Vessel Dimensions: 14.3 m x 13.7 m x 3.96 m x 1.35 m, 17 tonnes (46.92 ft x 44.95 ft x 12.99 ft x 4.43 ft, 17.27 tons)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
WINNILYA is a medium-sized, 14.3 m (47 ft), bridge-deck pleasure cruiser built in 1938 by the long-standing Western Australian firm of W & S Lawrence boatbuilders. It is a typical recreational launch from the 1930s with a long association with the Fremantle area.
DescriptionThe 14.30 metre long carvel-planked motor cruiser was built for Mr F Boan with a raised foredeck, and a bridge deck over the saloon. The styling and proportions compare well with the contemporay designs of this period for what were then relatively luxurious vessels.

W & S Lawrence are well known for building fishing and pearling vessels, and this is a fine example of the craftsmanship they applied to all thier craft , including the many pleasure craft they also built for WA clients.

Soon after the start of World War II, WINNILYA was requisitioned for war service and used in and around Fremantle for patrol work. The craft remained with Mr Boan until about 1970 when he passed it to his son-in-law, G Bingaman. In 1972 he in turn sold the craft to its present owners. In 2013 the vessel was in excellent condition and used regularly as a private launch.
Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Deck layout:cabin
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:plumb transomvertical transom
Hull shape:round bottom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:full keel
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:skeg rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Motor propulsion:motor vesselMV
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
Alternate Numbers

Vessel Registration Number: WA 2471

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