Boxer
Boat Owner
Chris Tyquin
Designer
Norman R Wright
Builder
Jones McKinnon Regan and Eastgate
Description

Designed originally for netting the banks of Moreton Bay with a crew of 2 or 3 using 16 foot oars when there wasn’t enough breeze and used for the odd weekend race with a crew of 10 to 12. Boxer is of significance to the maritime history of Moreton Bay and early Brisbane, in that she is the only boat of her type to exist. Boxer was built over 8 years under the watchful eye of Bill Wright (Norman’s grandson and head of Norman R Wright and Sons). She was launched in 2002 and is used for picnics, camping and racing. Her interior incorporates several discreetly placed creature comforts and mod cons including a drop leaf Mahogany dining table that seats six, ice boxes, toilet , double sink, lighting, stereo, a demountable galley, electronic navigation and bench sleeping for six. In racing configuration she can hoist over 1500 square feet of sail that includes gaff mainsail, topsail, spinnaker,balloon jib, ringtail (extends off the boom) and watersail (extends under the boom) .

LOD feet
23
Hull Timber
Australian Red Cedar
Type of Boat
Gaff sloop
State
Queensland
Built
2002
Location
PMF
Category