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Mahita

Vessel Number: HV000313
Date: 1939
Previous Owner: Alex Brown ,
Dimensions:
Vessel Dimensions: 11.58 m x 11.58 m x 3.51 m x 1.14 m, 10.14 tonnes (38 ft x 38 ft x 11.5 ft x 3.75 ft, 10.3 tons)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Significance
MAHITA is an example of an A G Williams built bridge-deck cruiser from 1939, and represents the typical family cruiser of the 1930s and 1940s built by this well-known Sydney firm. In 2009 the 70 year old vessel retained a significant amount of its original structure and arrangement and illustrates the standard styling found on many Williams’s cruisers.
DescriptionMAHITA's background is not well documented. Whilst it is known it was built in 1939 only one previous owner has been recorded, a Canadian commander called Alex Brown. The 11.58 metre long cruiser is carvel planked and was built in Sydney at A G Williams Drummoyne yard. It has always been a recreational cruiser and no record of any war service has been located. In 2009 the craft was in Victoria.

MAHITA is important because it retains the original three level cabin top profile and square cabin windows, a form of styling that was repeated on many Williams’s bridge-deck cruisers. The aft saloon is lower than the forward cabin or wheelhouse, but the cabin top is raised again over the aft cockpit.
Vessel Details
Ballast:lead
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Current status:covered
Current status:hard stand/cradle
Current status:non-floating
Deck layout:cabin
Deck material and construction:timber planked
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:full keel
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:skeg rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Motor propulsion:motor vesselMV
Propeller:single
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
Alternate Numbers

Vessel Registration Number: PL 73

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