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Couta Boat 26 Traditional Wooden boat steeped in history

Price: AU $45,000
Description:
Darling Maddie is a Ken Locco designed Couta boat, built and owned by Clive Beckingsale ( named Victory) in 1982.

"This craft's perfect compromise between seaworthiness, speed and capacity has made it a quintessential recreational sailing boat. Today, Couta boats are sought-after and keenly compete in races.
Couta Boats were used from around 1870 until the 1930s, although it survived as a commercial fishing vessel until the 1950s. The boats would head out to the grounds before dawn, most often out through the entrance to Port Phillip, with the infamous and often treacherous Rip This is where the Couta boats' qualities of seaworthiness were proven. Once their quota of barracouta was met, the fishermen turned their efforts to sailing back to port as fast and achievee best prices.
So while load carrying capacity was important, the need for speed under sail was also a sought-after characteristic. The typical Couta boat carried a gaff sail and jib set out on a long bowsprit, although the main sail developed into more of a gunter sail, as it had a very high peaked gaff or yard. In fact, a rig peculiar to the Couta boat evolved, which allowed for sail to be carried a lot higher than was usual at the time, and included the distinctive curved down bowsprit. " Quoted from Wikipedia

In the early 80's, a revival precipitated the rebuilding of the Couta boats.. Darling Maddie is build No. 3.
She is an excellent example of the Couta 26 and after having undergone a full renovation, she is ready for her new owner as a picture perfect example of the famous Couta 26,
Darling Maddie is available for inspection by appointment,
 
Country: Queensland
Reference: DarlingMaddie
Year: 1982
Designer: Ken Locco
Builder: Clive Beckingsale
Length: 7.9m - 26'
Beam: 3.25 m
Draft: 1.1 to 1.8
Displacement: ~3 ton
Keel / Ballast: Well ballasted
Hull Material: Timber
Deck Material: Timber
Engine: 3YM20
Engine Make/Model: Yanmar
HorsePower: 20
Engine Hours: Low hours
Covers: Extensive covers over boat and sunscreened
Sail Inventory: 2 jibs and Mainsail
Mast / Rigging: Wooden Mast
Rop e and block rigging
Remarks: Well maintained Couta boat 26 in very good condition.
"This craft's perfect compromise between seaworthiness, speed and capacity has made it a quintessential recreational sailing boat"

 

 
 
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