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Elsmere

Name of Boat

Chardex
(Previously Elsmere)

Owner's Name

Brett Taylor 

Boat Location

Sydney, Australia 

Registration No.

CX58N 

Sail No.

 

Dimensions

Feet & Inches  Outside of stem to outside of transom

Overall Length

32' 

Maximum Draft

2'6 

Maximum Beam

10'6 

Centreplate Case Length

30' 

Construction

Planking
Structure
Framing

Carvel Clinker
Open 1/2 Cabin Cabin

Rig

Gaff Lug

Ballast

Weight

 

Material

 

Engine

Make

2 x Chrysler 

Horsepower

225 

Heritage

Built

1958 

Builder

Halvorsen 

Designer

Harvey Halvorsen 

History

Built at the Halvorsen Yard, Sydney, Australia. Launched 9 December 1958 as Elsmere. Original Engines 2 x Chrysler "Slant Sixes" 190 HP Each. Re engined with 2 x 225 V8 in 1978. Hull is clinker marine ply on spotted gum ribs. Oregon keel and spotted gum hob. Cabin sides in teak and decks ply, glassed over. Complete rebuild 2001. New planks waterline to keel, new decks. Complete refit in teak, electrics, tanks etc. Engines rebuilt. Now maintained in pristine condition.
 

Race Record

NA
 

Comments

Chardex was the first of the Halvorsen clinker Sea Skiffs
 

 

 

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