Karalee was designed by Alan Payne in the late 1940’s for Mr Tom Mulhearn of Hunter’s Hill and built by Reg and Cyril Morrow at their yard in Balmain.

She was launched in 1952 and has always called Sydney harbour her home.
Karalee is a superb example of a classic harbour cruising yacht from that period, and has been lovingly maintained by the curent owner who has painstakingly refitted/ restored the boat as required to keep her in first class condition. Over the years Karale has succesfully competed in classic yacht regattas, and with her powerful sail plan she is rewarding to sail. She is also very easy to sail single or short-handed thanks to the self tacking staysail and autopilot!

Karalee is listed on the Australian Maritime Museums histoic vessel register- # HV000293.

Boat Specs

Length13.78 m
Beam2.97 m
Draft2.10 m
LocationSydney, NSW
Price$ 152,500

Boat Inventory

Reference Number
45ft Timber Sloop
Hull Material
White beech planks over spotted gum frames
$ 152,500
Sydney, NSW
Vessel Name
Launch Year
2.97 m
2.10 m
11,000 kg
Deck Material
Teak over Plywood- plywood sealed with fibreglass. Teak 7yo
Keel / balast
Long keel- 4,300kg
Alan Payne
Morrow Brothers
Registration Number

Beta Marine Diesel Engine- 38hp

Engine Hours
596 h
Fuel Capacity
2 tanks: 75L and 45L
Fuel Type
Off-set Stainless shaft with Hydralign 2-blade folding propellor
Typical classic deck hardware such as timber cheeked turning blocks and cleats. Stainless steel fittings such as padeyes, ventilation ducts, pulpit, and stanchions. Winches as follows:
- 2 x Barient 32 stainless steel, self-tailing primary winches
- 2 x Hutton 45 stainless steel, self-tailing secondary winches
- 1 x Hutton 45 stainless steel, self-tailing halyard winch on mast
Ground Tackle
Galvanised danforth anchor with 60m chain and 90m warp. 2 x spare anchors (CQR and foldable SS Flying boat anchor) stored below. Anchor chain storage is under forward V-berth. Muir 1600 horizontal anchor windlass with capstan.
Spray dodger, sun awning, full boat cover
V-Berth forward and pilot berth aft of navigation station on the port side. Saloon sofas have lee-cloths for at sea. Sleeping accommodation for five people.
Bathroom: Head forward of the saloon and to starboard with Jabsco manual flush head, hand basin with fresh water, small storage locker and mirror.
Main Saloon: The main saloon is forward and set lower of the galley and navigation station, and has comfortable sofas, centre dining table and good storage outboard of the sofas. Other features include burgundy leather upholstery, brass lantern style cabin lights and cabin top skylight for ventilation.
Simple galley to starboard with suitable preparation space, under bench fridge, gimballing two-burner metho stove (under retractable bench top), stainless steel sink and FW hand pump.
Under bench fridge with 12V compressor and SS cold plate in fridge
Safety Gear
Safety gear to be audited at time of survey but include:
- 4 x man life raft (not in service)
- 2 x manual bilge pumps and 12V emergency pump
- Fire Extinguishers
- Life Jackets etc
12V system with two AGM house batteries (210AH) for cabin and navigation lights, radios, autopilot etc. Charging via engine alternator and 2 x 20w solar panels. Separate engine start battery and isolation switches
Garmin GPS Map XS Chart plotter in navigation station
Navman G-Pilot 3100s autopilot control at helm
Raymarine Speed/ Depth display at helm
GME GX55Z-A VHF radio and GME class B AIS
Sanyo AM/FM/ CD stereo
Ships clock and barometer
Plastimo magnetic compass on steering pedestal.
Sail Inventory
3-reef Mainsail, furling Yankee, hanked staysail, spinnaker, storm sails
Mast Rigging
Cutter rigged, two- spreader aluminium mast with additional jumper-struts to support the topmast. 1 x19 wire rigging replaced July 2023. Alloy boom with slab reefing set up and supported with boom trots. Forestay is fitted with Furlex 204S manual headsail furler and staysail is rigged with a “Club” boom for self-tacking and easy handling, and there is a spinnaker pole on track stored on the mast.

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