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Vessel Number: HV000559
Date: 1960
Designer: Don Muir
Vessel Dimensions: 9.14 m x 9.14 m x 2.9 m x 1.01 m, 7.5 tonnes (30 ft x 30 ft x 9.5 ft x 3.3 ft, 7.38 tons)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
JACARANDA is a wooden fishing boat built in 1960 in Tasmania for use by its builders, the Griggs brothers. It is an example of a motor launch used for couta fishing in the region, and is a contrast to the well-known sailing couta boats from Victoria. It had a long fishing career before being converted to a recreational craft, and has always remained in Tasmania.
DescriptionJACARANDA was built in 1960 by Jack and Ray Griggs to a design by Don Muir from Hobart Tasmania. The carvel planked hull is 9.14m (30 Ft) long, and features a raised deck, flared bow and a tumblehome transom. It is strongly built in Huon pine and celery top pine for sea-going, and was used by the Griggs for couta fishing in the rough D’Entrecasteaux Channel area to the south of Hobart.

In 1963 it went north to the Tasman Peninsula and fished for tuna out of Pirates Bay for many years, owned by Toby Lyell and then Alf Gough.

JACARANDA has had a number of owners and always remained in Tasmania. It is now used as a private vessel with a larger wheelhouse and cabin arrangement. The craft has retained the mast that it was built with, but a furling jib and mainsail are now incorporated making it a small motor sailer.

JACARANDA has been displayed at many Australian Wooden Boat Festivals in Hobart.

Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Deck layout:cabin
Deck layout:decked with cockpit
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 transomvertical transom
Hull shape:round bottom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:launch deadwood
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:spade rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:motor vesselMV
Spar material:aluminium
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
Alternate Numbers

Vessel Registration Number: HT13031

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