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Bungoona

Vessel Number: HV000469
Date: 1950
Designer: David Philp
Dimensions:
Vessel Dimensions: 9.14 m x 7.76 m x 2.82 m x 1.37 m (30 ft x 25.45 ft x 9.25 ft x 4.5 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Significance
BUNGOONA is a cruising and racing yacht built in Sydney NSW in 1950 for Sydney sailor Joseph Moore. It was designed by David Philp, one of two brothers from Tasmania who had brief but successful careers as yacht designers in the late 1940s and early 1950s. BUNGOONA is one of the few boats David Philp designed. The yacht shows his attention to detail and a designers eye for a good looking shape, and the styling and size provides a contrast to his design for the large ocean racing yacht EOLO (HV000488). The yacht reflects typical post-war styling and constuction details and remains in its original condition.
DescriptionBUNGOONA was designed by David Philp in 1946 at his Sydney office for Joseph Moore from Point Piper, in Sydney's eastern suburbs.His attention to detail is shown in the surviving set of plans, each one beautuifully executed as a drawing, whilst covering all the correct construction and building specifications. It has short overhangs, bulwarks, and a doghouse over the cabin top, typical post war features in many yachts world wide. Moore is understood to have built the yacht on the waterrfont area of his home in 2 Wolesley Crescent with assistance from Arthur Taylor. The 9.14m long hull is carvel planked in Queensland beech, with local hardwood floors, frames and other structral members.Construction began in early 1947, and BUNGOONA was launched from in front of Moore's home on 15th February 1950. The name is understood to mean 'sandy creek' in the local Indigenous Dharawal language.

Moore raced BUNGOONA with the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and cruised in the vicinity of Sydney up until 1977. During this time he installed a new mast in 1957, designed by naval architect Alan Payne.

In 1978 the yacht was purchased by Henry Horn at Avalon just north of Sydney, and it is thought Moore had died the year before. Horn sold the yacht locally in 1984 to David Clout, and after he moved to Queensland the yacht was sold again in 1998 to Victorian sailors, Ernst Zacher and Col Bandy. BUNGOONA was trucked down to Port Phillip, Victoria where it remains with a new owner. It races regulary with events held by the Classic Yacht Association of Australia, and retains its original configuration, and the mast and fittings from 1957.

Vessel Details
Ballast:external
Ballast:internal
Ballast:lead
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Current status:operational
Deck layout:cabin
Deck layout:decked with cockpit
Deck material and construction:wood/fibreglass
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:displacement
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:round bottom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:full keel
Motor propulsion:auxiliary motor
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Propeller:single
Rig type:BermudanBermudianmarconi
Rig type:sloop
Sail cloth:synthetic
Spar material:timber
Alternate Numbers

Official Number: 199184

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