Only every so often does a vessel of this pedigree come to market. The Halvorsen Family moved to Cape Town, South Africa in 1924 and then Lars and his son Harold moved to Sidney, Australia in 1925 to build boats (the family came later). From 1925 to 1980 they built over 1500 vessels for individuals and the military. In 1960 Harvey Halvorsen (Lars' Grandson and Harold's Son) became the company designer and in 1975 he partnered with Joseph Kong (former American Marine General Manager) to form Kong & Halvorsen. Over the next 2 decades they built 100's of vessels from 34 to 134 feet under the Kong & Halvorsen, Island Gypsy and Halvorsen names. In 1985 Joseph Kong passed away and the Halvorsen family has continued building. At present over 900 plus Halvorsen influenced boats have been built in China and exported. This vessel is one of five reported of her type built.
This vessel was stored indoors for approximately 6-years and recommissioned by Jarrett Bay Boatyard in 2013. This is her 5th owner. Third owners had her for 13 years, 4th owners bought in September 2013 at 1380 hours and current owners bought in November 2014 at 1577 hours. All manuals and records are on board. Overall cruising over the last few years she has averaged 1 nautical mile per gallon. Her current owners have decided to move ashore and allow this beautiful vessel to continue to cruise.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 57 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 4 in
Length of Deck: 51 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 5 in
Bridge Clearance: 19 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in
Dry Weight: 50000 lbs
Starting at the bow looking aft, she has a large forward deck that ends at the center-line door of her Portuguese Bridge that wraps around the froward area of the vessel. As one moves aft, she has covered side decks that continue around to the aft deck. Along the side decks on port she has a door to the pilot house and on starboard she has a side door to the pilot house and a 2nd one just aft into the salon level. Her side and aft decks are teak.
Entering the salon through the aft deck she has an entertainment center in the starboard aft corner and bar to the port. Moving forward she has a built in L-Shaped Settee with hi-low table on port and occasional chairs to starboard. The galley is forward of the settee and features solid surface counter tops. Just forward of the occasional chairs she has a storage cabinet and sliding side door to the exterior. Beneath the salon floor she has her commissary which is full width and features teak cabinetry and a 24-bottle wine rack. Along the wall towards the pilot house she has a pantry and washer/dryer combo. Moving up two steps to the pilot house she has a wide seat with table along the aft wall, interior stairway to her bridge, lower helm with chart storage forward and side doors both port and starboard. These levels have teak and holly flooring.
As you move down to the stateroom level, she has two staterooms and head. Forward she has an island queen berth and abundant storage. On starboard she has a massive stall shower with entrances to both the master and guest staterooms. She has a separate vanity with head for the master. The guest stateroom has a custom full berth along the starboard hull and head and vanity to starboard. Aft of the guest stateroom is an area for storage, workbench and entrance to the engine room. Her engine room has standing head room forward, battery storage followed by her main engines and generator. The stateroom flooring is cork and head and shower areas are tile.
Her fly-bridge has a full helm with a custom helm seat. She has L-shaped settee both port and starboard and is followed by the dinghy deck which has a davit and tender. The fly-bridge deck is teak and dinghy deck is painted
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