Name: Shiralee
Boat Owner: Gordon & Anita McGill
Designer: William Atkins Ingrid
Builder: Bob Gordon (Gordon & Quading Boat Builders)

Based on Colin Archer’s famous double ender designed by William Atkin and the lines show a genuine Redningskoite – life boat of the North Sea. ‘As nearly perfect in form as any boat can be’ Shiralee is a good example of a traditional plank on frame construction with copper roves. Built at the boatyard of well known Sydney boat builder Bob Gordon, it is a chance to view the hull construction as the interior fit out has been completely removed. This Ingrid is undergoing a transformation, the previous owners have stripped out the original interior and redesigned the cockpit for easier access to the Fordson marinised engine and gearbox. All wood has been stripped and resealed and numerous new stainless steel fittings have been added. As the new custodians of Shiralee, having relocated her from Raby Bay, Queensland to Hobart, Tasmania in 2017, we are designing a new interior fit out using some beautiful Tasmanian woods….a new adventure unfolding….

LOD feet: 38
Hull Timber: Oregon & Hardwood
Type of Boat: Ketch
State: Tasmania
Built: 1980
Location: EWN