Name: Premier
Boat Owner: Tony Jory

Built as a work boat for the Swards, carted timber and fruit for many years up and down the Huon and Channel, then sold to the government who refitted her. A 5 cyl gardner diesel engine and gearbox was fitted. She was used for many rescues and guarded the Queen Mary whilst in port, with a machine gun mounted on her bow. After many years of service she was sold and the launch Vigilant took over. She was then sold to Graeme Coaker in Launceston and following that to Kevin O’grady who was a bikie and was drug running with her. Tony Jory then purchased her and did a full rebuild and is now a pleasure boat. The only original timber left is the keel and bilge stringers. The rebuid took 15 years to finish with the help of D. White, D. Smith and R. Dahms and re launched in 1997.

LOD feet: 52
Hull Timber: Blue Gum & Celery Top Pine
Type of Boat: Ketch
State: Tasmania
Built: 1922
Location: KF4-33