Price AU $34,500 Or nearest offer

AU $34,500 Or nearest offer
With over $5,000.00 dollars spent in upgrades since mid last year 'Howqua' a beautiful river cruiser ready to step on and enjoy. 'Howqua' has an interesting history, named after a village and river that flows into Lake Eildon in the Victorian Highlands. Apparently it was built in Howqua for the hydro lakes, Eildon included. We have discovered that both the town and the river Howqua were named after Wu Bingjian, trading as Howqua, who was one of the most important merchants of the time, 1769-1843. He was reputedly once one of the richest men in the world, and it believed that the settlement may have been named by Chinese miners who passed through the area during the Victorian Gold rush. It's a Ronstan boat, meaning it was built by 2 boat builders Ron Allat and Stan Lenepveu, who opened their company in 1953 in Melbourne. Ron and Stan went on to build an Australian boat hardware empire. Howqua was built in 1959, with a hull of NZ kauri. It's 26 feet and classes as a river cruiser. The fellow who did some of the refurbishment recently has met Ron and Stan way back. He thinks the boat may have been built as a work boat for the hydro, for jetty repairs etc. Another theory is that either Ron or Stan built it for a pleasure boat for themselves on the lakes. The cabin was rebuilt some years ago but has maintained a lot of its originalwooden features. The hull and cockpit remain unchanged. The current owners have owned her for approximatly 8months, previous owner just over 5 years and purchased from what is believed to be the second owner who moored it on Port Philip Bay for a number of years. He put it on a truck and brought it across to Goolwa late 2016, but decided to sell it on shortly afterwards. It's been river worthy from the start, but is now in much better condition and looks lovely! The previous owner put a lot of work into it, including repainting and re varnishing and anti-fouling, repairing any rot. He also removed the fuel tank, relined it and put new valves and fuel lines in. The alternator was reconditioned and both batteries were replaced. The battery isolater switch and was installed an additional solar panel were added. New cushions were made to complete the double bed and a full set of awnings were made for the cockpit to make it secure and weatherproof. All the structural repairs have been done professionally by Nick Louie at Captain Sturt Marina, and Howqua had a full paint job and an out of water survey 24 months ago. It was re caulked 5 years ago and all plumbing and electrics are working well. The motor (a 27 horsepower Yanmar) was serviced last year.

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South Australia
Port Adelaide SA
Family, Leisure, Cruising
1959 approximate
26' - 7.92m
Hull Material
Timber Carvel Planked
Yanmar 27hp in good working order
Engine Make
Sleaps 3 comfortably with double berth in the cabin and a single in the enclosed cockpit
Yes with holding tank

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57 St Vincent Street Port Adelaide SA

57 St Vincent Street Port Adelaide SA

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