Built for Fisher Beard, Solace II was originally rigged as a ketch. She was then re-rigged as a sloop during the 1960’s.
Served in Fremantle, Australia during World War II as a Naval Auxiliary Patrol Vessel ‘HMAS Melton Lass’, #725 (see Australian War Memorial site and Australian Historic Vessel site with Australian Maritime Museum).
Previous names also include ‘Windemere’.
Cruised extensively in S E Asia during 1980’s.
Substantial rebuild during 1996 to 2005. New laminated frames fitted, new decks, deckhouse sides, refastened and re-rigged and the engine replaced. Interior rebuilt in Queensland Red Cedar.
Based in Northern Territory, Australia(2011).
|Type of Boat:|
|Built By:||Warren Mews, Mews Shipyard, Fremantle, Australia|
|LOA m / ft:||9.15m/30'|
|LOD m / ft:||9.15m/30'|
|LWL m / ft:||9.15m/30'|
|Beam m / ft:||3.4m/11'1"|
|Draft m / ft:||2.6m/8'5"|
|Construction:||Timber Carvel, Jarrah below waterline, NZ Kauri above. Plumb bow, flat transom stern, bowsprit, outboard rudder, tiller steering, diesel auxiliary. After doghouse and davits.|