Solace II

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).


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