Yacht: Scimitar

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Scimitar is a design from the late 1950’s but was built over 25 years in the backyard of the former Purcell (owners) family home in Geelong.   Most of the hull was completed over a 5 year period, the keel, stem and horntimbers all being made from Ironbark that grew in private land in the Anglesea area.

She is part of the Classic Yacht Association of Australia.

Designer: Philip Rhodes
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1988
Built By: George Butcher(Port Adelaide), Frederick & Barry Purcell and Henry Hamann, Geelong, Australia
LOA m / ft: 13.7m/45'
LOD m / ft: 13.7m/45'
LWL m / ft: 9.7m / 32'
Beam m / ft: 3.6m / 11'9"
Draft m / ft: 1.6m 2.6m / 5'3" 8'6"
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Sail Stats Sail No: R 104
Construction: Keel, stem & horntimbers: Ironbark. Hull planking and deck: Queensland White Beech Spotted Gum. Cabin sides and coamings: African Mahogany Canadian Sitka Spruce.
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