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Dawn Wind

Boat Details

Designer: Len Randell

Builder: Les and Barry Steel

Year: 1965

Boat Location: Corfu, Greece

Price: £29,995 VAT Exempt 

Length:  33 ft 8 inch

Beam: 9 ft 5 inch

Draft: 5 ft 9 inch

Hull Material:  Wood


Dawn Wind of Kirribilli is such a charming fast cruiser, designed and built in Australia. She has remained in active use with all of her owners and has covered many thousands of sea miles.

With a length of 33ft, Dawn Wind has the classic, elegant lines of a yacht designed in the 50s with the sea keeping credentials to go with it. Built with Oregon planking, spotted gum laminated frames and a teak deck.

Dawn Wind has accommodation for four people, with a galley and heads, her interior is well thought out and finished using teak and ash trim.

In current ownership since 2020 lots of upgrades and maintenance work has been undertaken which means that Dawn Wind is a turn key classic sailing boat. 


Dawn Wind was designed by Len Randell, in Western Australia in the 1950s. Len is, without question, an extremely important part of the Australian Maritime History as he was one of the first people to be fully qualified as a navel architect in Western Australia and practised full time.

Dawn Wind was built in 1965 by brothers Les and Barry Steel, who had a small yard in Lake Macquarie NSW, it was rare for a design by Len to be built outside of Western Australia, but the brothers built an extremely fast and elegant sailing yacht, which did Len proud.

Launched in October 1965 for Milas and Marjorie Sutton on the Lake Macquire, it is understood they entered Dawn Wind into a number of races in the early 1970s where which they picked up many 1st places.

During November 1976 Dawn Wind found her next custodians, JF & JM Bottomley, who entered Dawn Wind on the small ships registry at the Sydney Customs House. The Bottomley’s continued to race Dawn Wind around Sydney Harbour and she continued to prove herself with more race wins, including winning the RSYS Extras race in 1978.

She was then sold in February 1985 to JR Devers who registered the boat with the Customs Department in Brisbane. This ownership was short lived, lasting just 1 year. Dawn Wind was then sold to the Kelman Family.

1986 saw a new, and certainly exciting, chapter for Dawn Wind. James Kelman sailed the boat back to England using the Western route via the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean and eventually to England. Once in the UK, the Kelman family registered Dawn Wind on the British Registry of Ships. She remained in the Kelman family for the next 21 years before finding her current owner in 2007.

2007 until present the current owner has fulfilled a sailing dream and extensively cruised Dawn Wind in North Sea, English Channel, Mediterranean. She is now residing in Corfu.

Recent Works


Painting of hull and antifouling
Painting of topside with anti skid
Varnishing of cockpit and accommodation wood
Removal of port holes and re sealing
Sealing of accommodation / deck superstructure
Silkaflex whole deck and cockpit
Bronze fitting buffing and varnishing
Oiling of teak wood
Painting of interior
Touch up of teak wood by staining
Fitting of bilge pump under engine space
New gangway sanded, stained and anti slip fitted
New stereo and speaker system with USB / bluetooth connection Fitting of double bunk option and cushions

Main engine has been over hauled with; 3 new mercury batteries fitted
New fuel filter
New air filter

New anodes
New gaskets
New circulation water pump
New drive belts
New impeller
New temperature gauges and voltmeters




Dawn Wind has accommodation for four people, two quarter berths in the aft and two settee berths around the saloon table


- Nelson gas oven with 4 ring hob
- Sink
- Pantry and storage lockers
- 2x 25litre cool boxes under chart table



-Jabsco manually operated WC



2x starter batteries

1x storage battery

Aero Wind generotor


Navigation/Electronic Equipment

Garmin 12 Channel
Raymarine, depth sounder, wind sped and log Motorola VHF
Ships compass


Mainsail - 304 sqft

No 1 jib 200 sqft

Storm jib 63 sqft


Safety Equipment

Seago 4 man liferaft (needs servicing)
2x horseshoe buoyancy aids
1x electric bilge pump
1x manual bilge pump
4x life jackets
First aid kit



Beta Marine 38HP installed 2009 and completely overhauled in 2022

Lewmar stepless engine control Engine

Deck Equipment 


2x winches
Galvanised plough anchor



Boom cover
Bow deck cover

Cabin and aft cover


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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