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Elizabeth

Vessel Number: HV000295
Date: 1951
Previous Owner: Anderson family ,
Dimensions:
Vessel Dimensions: 10.36 m x 8.23 m x 2.44 m x 1.52 m, 5.91 tonnes (34 ft x 27 ft x 8 ft x 5 ft, 5.81 tons)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Significance
ELIZABETH is a cruising yacht from 1951 built by Arthur Bishop in Perth, Western Australia. Bishop was an important builder in the decades just after World War II. ELIZABETH is an Australian SCORN IV class design. It has remained cruising in the south west region of WA for almost 60 years and has been with the one family for most of this period since it was launched.
DescriptionArthur Bishop built ELIZABETH at his Cottlesloe shed in Perth for Richard L Anderson. It is 10.36 m long, carvel planked with a full keel and moderate overhangs - a classic style for the period. It was a 1949 SCORN IV design by Melbourne builder EFA Montgomery. This was featured in the April 1950 Seacraft, with a suggestion it become a national cruiser-racer class. It appears the class did not eventuate, but with ELIZABETH it can be said that at least one other SCORN was built.

At this time Bishop was becoming recognised as a builder capable of completing a well finished boat with attention to detail. For example, ELIZABETH is planked in robust and durable WA Jarrah below the waterline, and finished in New Zealand Kauri on the topsides. Bishop carried on his business until the early 1970s.

The Anderson family has passed ELIZABETH from one generation to the next. The yacht and family were one of the foundation members for the Koombana Bay Yacht Club where ELIZABETH was a well known yacht on which many sailors learned to crew. The only mishap recorded was a grounding on a mud bank in Bunbury Harbour; it was pulled off the mud with a long line attached to a train onshore.

In 1995 family member John Anderson overhauled and restored ELIZABETH. He kept the original Stuart Turner petrol engine which remains in use in 2010. ELIZABETH continues sailing in the region.
Vessel Details
Ballast:external
Ballast:lead
Current status:operational
Deck layout:cabin
Deck material and construction:wood/fibreglass
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:monohull
Motor propulsion:2-stroke2 cycle
Motor propulsion:inboard
Motor propulsion:petrol
Propeller:single
Rig type:cutter
Sail cloth:synthetic
Spar material:timber
Alternate Numbers

Vessel Registration Number: 13427

Sail Number: K32

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