Respected Tasmanian designer, builder & yachtsman, Jock Muir, created many great yachts during a career spanning more than 4 decades. While many of his boats have left Tasmanian shores, Jocks family have bought back one of his finest designs, Trevassa, & returned her to Hobart in 2012 . She was owned by Sydney yachtsman & engineer, Russell Duffield, for 41 years since being launched in 1971. Trevassa was the last major yacht produced by Muirs Boatyard & is built with Huon Pine planking over Tasmanian Hardwood Ribs & a laid Teak deck .
In speaking of her design in his autobiography, Maritime Reflections, Jock says “Trevassa was very like 1947 Sydney Hobart winner, Waltzing Matilda, but more drawn out in her lines”. Trevassa competed in 5 Sydney to Hobart races between 1972 & 1990. Trevassa has now undergone an extensive refurbishment by the Muir family. In Hobart since 2012 , she has raced in Channel Regattas & has had a Genoa Furler system installed for ease of handling & can now be cruised by 2 crew. Trevassa hull design with her long keel make for a very easily handled yacht in any wind conditions Wooden boats are like family members & it’s great to see Trevassa back home in Hobart.