75ft Tasmanian Cray Boat 'Wilsons Pride' available o the market now!

A stellar example of the Tasmanian cray boat. Launched in 1972 and built by Wilson Bros Cygnet Tas. At 75 LOA x 23’ Beam x 8’ Draft she is the largest vessel built at the Cygnet yard. This is a ship, totally seaworthy and operational. She has worked lightly and always been maintained by an experienced owner. Not currently in survey and currently under a mini refit more suited for private use. No doubt it’s a project. But not a big one, and anyone holding a dream for the best possible adventure expedition vessel could look no further. She has 69 cubic metres in the cargo hold and a 40 Tonne load capacity (currently, 20 Cubic metres of freezer and 4 x 10 cubic metre lined and insulated hold capacity). Forward is an open focsle ready for accommodation, aft of the “hold” is a large and clean engine and technical space. The wheelhouse is lined, has a fitted toilet and shower area and is ready for a more comfortable fit out providing ample area for owner and crew accommodation.
The twin Gardner diesels and generators are all in excellent condition with very low hours.
This is a very rare opportunity to secure such an amazing vessel at just a fraction of its real value.

Boat Specs

Length22.86 m
Beam7.01 m
Draft2.44 m
Price$ 365,000

Boat Inventory

75ft Tasmania Cray Boat
Hull Material
Celery top pine planking decking and superstructure, all planking and decks are in 2.5-inch-thick Celery, Blue Gum is used for the keel, ribs, stringers and deck beams.
$ 365,000
Strahan, Tasmania
Vessel Name
Wilsons Pride
Launch Year
7.01 m
2.44 m
90 T
Deck Material
2.5-inch-thick Celery, Blue Gum is used for the keel, ribs, stringers and deck beams
Max Creece
Wilson Brothers Tasmania

2 x 8LX Gardner diesels in immaculate condition and very low hours (under 100) since full rebuild from crankshaft up. Less than 100 hours since full professional rebuild in Brisbane. Also new SS engine beds.

Fuel Capacity
8,500 l
Fuel Consumption
Fuel consumption - 8.6 kts is 22 litres total for 2 engines at 1050 rpm, top speed is 10+ kts at 1300 rpm.
Onan 6.5 KVA generator 2/3 l/ph. Also, a newly fitted 30 KVA Isuzu alternator, (8 Ltr/hr)
2 x 4 blade fixed bronze propellers. Operating at just 1050 rpm – 1300 rpm max
Much of the decking has been renewed over the years, there is more decking to replace in time, there is some rot in the covering board aft on both sides, estimate a month to replace and repaint that.
Ground Tackle
Hydraulic anchor winch, New 3/4 anchor chain and anchor..
The primary accommodation area is aft, in and under the wheelhouse. This is a “work in progress”; All new lining and seating have been made and fitted, but currently lining is removed to allow for other ongoing work.
There is a toilet and shower fitted. There remains much scope to modify easily the layout.
The engine and technical access is via the aft wheelhouse. Headroom in Engine bay is over 1.8 metre Accessed from the main deck is a very serious Cargo hold. (64 Cubic metres). Currently left as a freezer (200cm). This could also be converted and extend greatly any interior accommodation.
Forward as is typical on this design, there is a large and open focsle. In this case it offers a very large space to develop into more accommodation/workshops etc.
Water Capacity
2,000 l
DC Electrical System: 24V for lighting and higher load DC and a 12-volt system for instruments and Radio.
AC Electrical System : AC 220V – At present just for battery charger and also powers a recirculating brine tank. There is ample available power for future inclusion of Washer/Dryer/cooking and Air con.
There is just an operational Furuno 72 nm radar, so addition of New Plotters and nav gear is required. A new course master autopilot is included. All wiring in the engine is renewed.
General Remarks
The vessel has previously been used for delivering live fish to Hobart and for other light commercial and expedition work. There is a 2-tonne hydraulic boom pull master winch, with hydraulic boom slew, this is currently not used, and owner would refit of hydraulic hoses and fittings. There is also a PTO on one of the engines.

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