Make: 33ft Fast Cruiser
Designer: Len Randell
Builder: Steel Bros
Boat Location: Corfu, Greece
Length: 32 ft 8 inch
Beam: 9 ft 44 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 until recently, covering 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.
The current owner is looking for a new custodian who can continue to preserve this special little sailing yacht, currently lying in Corfu.
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.
Dawn Wind has accommodation for four people, two quarter berths in the aft and two settee berths around the saloon table
Nelson gasoven with 4 ring hob
Pantry and storage lockers
2x 25litre cool boxes under chart table
Jabsco manually operated WC
2x starter batteries
1x storage battery
Aero Wind generotor
Garmin 12 Channel
Raymarine, depth sounder, wind sped and log
Mainsail - 304 sqft
No 1 jib 200 sqft
Storm jib 63 sqft
Beta Marine 38HP installed 2009 (hours 1200)
Lewmar stepless engine control Engine
Galvanised plough anchor
Seago 4 man liferaft (needs servicing)
Dan bouy marker
EBIRB fast finder GPS Personal Locator Beacon
Coastal distress kit
2x horseshoe buoyancy aids
1x electric bilge pump
1x manual bilge pump
2x life jackets
First aid kit
Bow deck cover
Cabin and aft cover
Spotted Gum laminate frames with fastenings of copper nails and roves
Plywood deck covered with teak
Deck beams are out of Oregon 2 1/4 “ x 1 1/2 “ at 13 1/2 “ centres
Lead keel is through bolted with keel bolts. The lead keel weighs 5100 lbs ( 2300kg) providing great stability
Registered on the British Ships Register
Heavy duty bolt croppers
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.