Name: Merlyn
Boat Owner: Bryan Walpole & Liz Little
Designer: Philip Myer
Builder: Gill Albutt & Phillip Myer

One of the larger Couta boats ever built, she is fully equipped for extensive cruising, with a traditional large open self draining cockpit, 5 berths, and a dinghy in davits.
Built of Kauri,with bruised edge planking (no caulking) over laminated Celery Top frames, she is enormously strong and seaworthy. Circular portholes give her a traditional look, and safety at sea.The deck is Queensland Beech.
The 7 foot long bent Mahogany bowsprit give her a stylish appearance.
She has twice circumnavigated Tasmania, attended the Geelong Wooden Boat Festrival, and cruised both the Furneaux group and Victorian coast.
She is a pleasure to sail and exhibit. She underwent a minor refit in 2012.

LOD feet: 33
Hull Timber: Kauri
Type of Boat: Couta boat
State: Tasmania
Built: 1988
Location: KF1-22