Kelpie II

Kelpie II
Name: Kelpie II
Boat Owner: Peter Laidlaw
Designer: Uffa Fox
Builder: Wilson’s

Kelpie was built by Wilsons in Cygnet for Roger Linnell and his father (local sawmillers) to a design by Uffa Fox – double ended yawl of which only two were built. Roger’s father adapted the design to have a transom. She has been sailing around the Huon for the past 40 years, mostly single handed. She was scrupulously maintained over the years and is still in her original and simple condition. She has recently had a new engine and will continue to sail around the Huon.

LOD feet: 32
Hull Timber: Huon Pine
Type of Boat: Sloop
State: Tasmania
Built: 1973
Location: CDM