Boat Owner
Vincent & Joanne Mallia
Francis Herreshoff
Jock Nicholson

Nyalene is a Herreshoff H28 design that cruised the East Coast of Tasmania, by the Nicholson family following her launch 1955. Nyalene is named after Jocks wife Eileen. Jock and George Nicholson were brothers and sons of Norman Nicholson (Builders and Boat Builders of Newtown). Jock was an apprentice shipwright at the Prince of Wales Commonwealth Government Shipyard where many Australian naval vessels were built for the Australian Navy and defence forces. Apart from his work at the Shipyards Jock built 16 boats up to 55ft in length. When Nyalene was sold by Jock to the Ramsay family in the 1960’s they chose to race her and she sailed in club races and many offshore events. She rarely led the fleet but sometimes fortune would smile and a little prize money would come her way (RYCT N/L 1973). Nyalene came 9th in the Queenscliff to Devonport race in 1965 and was the first Tasmanian boat on corrected time. Since then she sailed mostly in 3rd Div. races and has had the occasional success in Pennant Races and Regattas on the Derwent. Nyalene was used by Jock’s son Robert for cruising the Derwent and Channel areas in recent years. Robert recently sold Nyalene to Vince and Joanne Mallia who keep her at PoW Bay Marina and travel from country Victoria to use her for cruising the Derwent and Channel environs. They also visit Jo’s father Peter Eversham, a friend of Rob Nicholson, and whilst in Tasmania undertake maintenance on Nyalane.

LOD feet
Hull Timber
Huon Pine
Type of Boat
H28 Sloop