Ray Norton 15.24m Timber Cruiser Expedition Capable/Extended Duration Reef Cruiser

Price AU $449,000 Now reduced

AU $449,000 Now reduced
Seven Star Marine Sales In Conjunction With Jim Stuart Marine Are Pleased To Bring "Desiree" To The Market And In Doing So Allowing You The Opportunity To Become Her New Custodian.

All too often the terms "Turn Key", "Expedition Capable" and "Extended Cruise Ready" are carlessley used but sadly are often not supported by what is on offer, "Desiree" on the other hand has had these attributes from the outset built into her DNA. What would your expectations of a Kimberly Capable, Long Term Liveaboard Reef Boat be, I would think they would include the following,

***** A Design Brief For an Easily Driven, High Bow (Dry Boat, Good Lift In Poor Conditions) Encompassing a Wide Beam, Plent of Outdoor Covered Areas, Huge Internal Volume, Safe Deep Walkaround Side Decks, Plenty of Opening Doors and Windows For Ventilation

***** Easily Handled By A Couple, Capable of Supporting An Extended Family Or Group Of Mates.

***** Heavy Solid Construction

***** A Stabalised Ride With The Choice A Furling Sail Combination or Extended Arms And Trawler Fish.

***** An Economical Large Capacity Engine Capable Of Acheiveing Tens Of Thousands Of Hours While Offering Incredible Reliability.

***** Powerful Bow Thruster For Close Quarter Movements.

***** A Machinery Space With Tools That Offers Great Allround Access.

***** Large Fuel Capacity of Appox 2700l offering a range of approx 1500 Nautical Miles With Approx 20% Remaining as Reserve.

***** Dual Bilge System Offered by Mechanical Engine Driven Pump System and Electric Pumps Throughout.

***** Large Water Capacity Supported By Onboard Desalination Unit.

***** Airconditioning Throughout Sleeping Quarters

***** Extensive Refrigeration With Multiple Cabinets Throughout

***** Tall Strong Stainless Davits Offering High Tender Clearance During Passage.

***** Good Foredeck And Side Deck Access With Dual Wheelhouse Side Doors.

***** Expansive Lounge Area With Large "Galley Up" Configeration, allowing Views And Interaction During Food Preperation or Entertaining..

***** Large Private A/C Master Aft Cabin With Internal And External Access.

***** No Teak Decks To Service, Maintain Or Replace.

***** Solar Array

***** In And Out Of Water Survey Available For Interested Groups, February 2024.

***** Australian Registered Vessel.

Additionally You Will Be Purchasing a Boat Whose Custodians Have Been Experienced Longterm Seagoing Folk Who Have Been In Fortunate Positions To Be Able To Understand And Provide Excellent Maintenance Regimes/Upgrades As Required.

Recent Upgrades Include, Electrical Upgrade, Ground Tackle Upgrade, Refrigeration Upgrade, Replacement Cabin Carpets. New 24v Bilge Pumps With Alarms Throughout, Engine Room And Lazzerette Strip Lighting, Full Genset Service, Steering Ram Bench Test and Refurbishment, Sunbrella Rail Covers, New After Deck Matresses and Sunbrella Covers, Aft Deck Salt Water Pump Replacement, Aft Deck Table, Main Cabin Lighting Upgrade, New Plotter, New Cooktop,

"Desiree" Awaits Your Personal Inspection In Manly, By Appointment, And Is Available At A Perfect Time To Have You Going North To The Reef, Or The Kimberley This Winter Crusing Season. Alternatively If You Have Ever Enjoyed The Wooden Boat Festival In Hobart ( February 2025) and Either Want to Visit As Part Of An Extended Tasmanian Summer Cruise Or Consider Participating, Now Is The Time To Act.

For The Less Ambitious "Desiree" Will Be The Perfect Family/Entertaining Platform For Local Cruising Anywhere In Australia, Delivery Options Available If Required.
Manly QLD
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Ray Norton
Ray Norton
50' - 15.24m
Approx 5 Metres
Approx 1.6 Metres
Approx 35 Tonne
Hull Material
Timber Heavy Spotted Gum Hull Construction.
Deck Material
Heavily Glassed Painted Decks Over Marine Ply And Timber Frames, NO TEAK TO MAINTAIN OR LEAK
8 LXB GARDNER DIESEL driving through a 3 to 1 hydraulic reduction gearbox 3775 hours Dry Stack / Keel cooled Ceramic coated exhaust manifold large engine space / all accessible Engine driven bilge system. All new 24 volt electric bilge pumps with high water alarms
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Number Engines
Fuel Consumption
11 to 12 LPH
Max Speed
9.5 Knots
Cruise Speed
8 - 8.5 Knots
Shaft and 4 Bladed Fixed Prop
Large Bow, Sidepower thru 300mm Diameter Tube
Northern Lights 15 KVA
Galley Up, As new 4 burner Smeg gas cooktop
Solar -Don electric oven
Westinghouse microwave
Great galley - which is part of, and serves directly to the saloon.
Opening sliding windows [screened] for ventilation in saloon and galley
Extensive Cabinets Throughout, New 240 volt refrigeration unit servicing both front and top opening custom fridge stainless lined cabinets in galley.
Great refrigeration.
New 240 volt unit servicing very large stainless lined top open freezer adjacent to the galley area
New Smeg 4 Burner Gas
Stella SK watermaker installed in lazarette driving through a 240 volt magnetic drive pump
Hot Water System
3 sleeping cabins.
1 x large private sleeping cabin aft and with queen size berth and ensuite - which includes Hoover washing machine and Simpson clothes dryer.
All sleeping cabins are air conditioned.
There are two sleeping areas forward with 4 x singles and a second sleeping area which includes a double berth plus a King single berth
Desiree sleeps 9 at full capacity without using the saloon. Great for the grand kids.
There is a forward head to service these two forward cabins.

The saloon is large and very comfortable, with room to dance if you wish. Beautifully finished in rotary cut maple veneers and solid timber finishes.
Desiree was fitted throughout by craftsmen and timber artisans of yesteryear, long before computer cut cabinetry became the fashion.
3 Sleeping Cabins, Plus Lounge And Aft Deck Matresses/Options
9 - 10 plus
Multiple Heads
Multiple Heads
Stereo, TV's
Air Conditioning
Fore and Aft Sleeping Areas
13 Brooker Aluminium
Honda 30 4 Stroke Electric Start
Partial Aft Deck Clears In Very Good Condition
Ground Tackle
30kg Excel Plough, New 70m of 12mm Galvanised Chain, 24 Vertical Capstan Winch, Spare Anchor And Breaker
Bilge Pumps
Engine Driven And Electric
Life Raft
Yes Requires Service
Life Jackets
Fire Protection
240 Shorepower. Major wiring upgrade [ Which is detailed in the vessels recent survey]
2 x 450 watt solar panels charging through a pair of MPPT 100 20 watt solar charge controllers.
Victron 3000 amp 24 volt / 70 amp inverter/ charger
Northern Lights 15 KVA generator [15 KVA @ 1500 RPM
AIS upgrade
Icom IC- M80 VHF radio
Horizon Spectrum VHF radio
Furuno radar
Coden HF 4000 radio
Lowrance hook 3 fishfinder / depth sounder
Raymarine wind and speed gauge
New Simrad 15 inch plotter just fitted
Simrad 12 in plotter
TMQ Ap4 auto pilot
Stereo by Fusion
Sestral helm compass
Auto helm personal compass

While all care is taken in preparing and providing this information, we accept no responsibility whatsoever regarding its accuracy, prospective purchasers need to undertake a full and comprehensive inspection them-selves and/or engage suitable qualified professionals to do so.

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Seller Details

Seven Star Marine Sales

Unit 20i, 28 Bayview Street, Runaway Bay Gold Coast QLD

Unit 20i, 28 Bayview Street, Runaway Bay Gold Coast QLD

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