Kestrel 3

Own a piece of victorian maritime history

  • Kestrel was built in 1969 by the renowned Lacco Boatbuilders specifically for fishing charters on Port Phillip Bay.
  • She is 43’ loa, beam 16’, and draft 5’3”
  • Displacement approx 17 ton.
  • Hull – traditional carvel construction of Kauri planking over Celery Top Pine steam bent ribs.
  • Keel, stem and sternpost are hardwood, most likely Ironbark.
  • Transom Celery Top Pine.
  • The original Celery Top Pine deck was removed in 2013 and replaced with 1” thick marine ply, sheathed with a layer of 450 gm d’bias cloth set in epoxy.
  • The cockpit floor is the original, from Burmese Teak.
  • The cabinsides are the original from African Mahogany.
  • Kestrel is powered by a 5lw Gardner diesel, approx 90hp, swinging a 4 blade prop on a 2 1/4” ss shaft.
  • Kestrel has a stainless steel fuel tank of approx 200 lts, and burns a miserly 6lts p/hr at cruise speed of 8knots.
  • 2 x 90 lt stainless steel water tanks are located in the foc’sle.
  • Electrics include a Koden md300 radar, Lowrance GPS and electrophone VHF.
  • 2 x Rule 2000gph bilge pumps and a Rule 3700gph deck-wash pump, which acts as an emergency bilge pump.
  • Kestrel 3 is currently in 1D survey, licensed for up to 30 passengers in Port Phillip Bay. She is an iconic vessel, with many thousands of people having caught their first ever flathead onboard her.
  • Kestrel requires some TLC to return to commercial duties or alternatively she could be converted to a beautiful coastal cruiser, perfect for exploring the Bass Strait Islands and Tasmania.


Contact Mark Abbott – Corsair Boats

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Sorrento C118

Sorrento is a beautifully presented and maintained Couta boat. Built by the Wooden Boat Shop in 2002, she underwent a major refit in 2010. Her race results in 2011/12 and 2012/13 for both line honours and handicap, make her one of the best performers in the Sorrento fleet. A joy to sail, she is beautifully balanced and a proven performer.

  • Built: The Wooden Boat Shop
  • Launched: 2002
  • Construction:
    • Hull: Huon Pine
    • Deck: Queensland Beech
    • Keel: Ironbark
    • Spars: Spruce
  • Sails:
    • New main and No1 headsail
    • UK Halsey Mark Remington
  • Hull:
    • Fwd mastface fwd stern       2.667m           8’9”
    • Aft mast aft transom             5.283m           17’4”
    • Overall stern trans                8.077m           26’6”
  • Engine: Yanmar 30HP
  • Recent maintenance works
  • Major refit in 2010 including:
    • Hull + deck: Stripped in 2010 and treated with epoxy wood preserver
    • Spars: new in 2010
    • Rigging: new in 2012


Contact Ken Vaughan

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Contact Mark Abbott – Corsair Boats

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