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Asterisk - $49,999.00

leek 30 year-old ketch custom designed by renowned Swedish boat designer Arvid Laurin and built by local shipwrights expressly for Australian sheltered and off-shore cruising conditions.

This exceptional boat was constructed from Huon Pine and various supporting timbers and has been fastidiously maintained to this day.

Asterisk was commissioned for use by a former ocean racer and his family, being completed for launch on Pittwater, NSW in 1990. The boat won it's inaugural race with the Wooden Boat Association, after which she was given a handicap to ensure the victory would never be repeated! Most of Asterisk's sailing took place in and around Pittwater, including the Hawkesbury, and occasionally down to Sydney Harbour (Port Jackson). A regular feature at wooden boat festivals, the ketch has also been the subject of a number of boating magazine articles in Australia and overseas.

The layout of the boat facilitates spirited yet comfortable sailing in a range of weather conditions along with genuine amenity above and below for multi-day trips with evenings at berth or on moorings. Asterisk sails well with just two people on board, and can extent to host up to 5 people (even 6, if some are little) in bunks overnight.

Below deck the interior includes beautiful Mahogany cabinetry and a living set-up that promotes a comfortable cruising lifestyle with galley kitchen containing stove and twin sinks, stowable dining table, cooling box, ample storage and a discrete 'head'.

The boat features circular profile Finnish fiberglass spars, custom-made stainless fittings topside, Barlow winches and elegant, functional details throughout. The sail kit includes six primaries for mizzen, main and fore, and has provision for the addition of spinnaker in future if needed. Motor power comes from a Volvo Penta three-cylinder motor (rebuilt 2005). The fastidious nature of the owner is seen in the Asterisk's high-end build, materials, and maintenance: from bow to transom, mast tips to keel and everything in between.

Overall, Asterisk is a boat centred upon classic 1950s Scandinavian design but with a much new build date than most of its ilk. No immediate work is required ? just hoist and sail.

For more information, prospective buyers should contact:
John Frostell
0414 631 114
john@dialogue.com.au

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