Yacht: Wraith of Odin

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‘Wraith of Odin’ is 1 of 5 (?) built to the ‘Malabar XIII’ design around 1947-50 of which there are 2 in the USA, 1 in France, 1 in Ireland and 1 in Australia.   ‘Wraith’ did 6 Sydney-Hobart races in the 1950’s with a further 15 years of coastal racing.   I am the 2nd owner – 1996 to date.

Underwent a 5 year restoration in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia(1997-2002).   Her ketch rig was increased via Alden Office consultation and she had a new deck, boat “gutted” all fitout being removed, numbered and restored prior to refitting as per original design and build drawings.   Since her restoration she has won every con’course event entered, raced in every classic race and will represent Australia in Classic racing in New Zealand in 2010.   She is kept at the RQYS Brisbane, Australia.

Information courtesy of Keith Glover(September 2009)


More online at the yacht’s website here.

Designer: John G Alden
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Ketch
Year Built: 1950
Built By: Alf Jahnsen, Foster/Tuncurry, NSW, Australia
LOA m / ft: 17.9m/58'9"
LOD m / ft: 17.4m/57'1"
LWL m / ft: 12'5"/41'
Beam m / ft: 4.3m/14'3"
Draft m / ft: 2.3m/7'6"
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail Area: 1700 sq/ft / 158 sq/m
Construction: Carvel construction, brown beech planking over triple laminated spotted gum frames and shelf/clamp, copper clenched with monel bolts including keel bolts, cast iron shoe. Teak composite laid deck with rosewood kingplank and margins, cedar house, cedar and rosewood fit out.
Sparred Length 63' / 19.2m John Alden design #823c

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