The square rigged tall ship Sir Henry Morgan was built in 1977, but has a most colourful history for a vessel so young. It was built by a retired New Zealand naval architect, but a nasty divorce prevented him from ever sailing her. Her first duty was as a floating brothel and illegal casino in Sydney Harbour — a fleeing crew set fire to her while trying to escape the police.
The ship was salvaged, completely rebuilt, refurbished, refitted and relaunched and now lives a reputable life on Queensland's Gold Coast. In fact, she is the star of her fleet.
Currently in 1D, 2C survey the vessel can be used, as is the present case, as a day trip vessel or could easily be utilised for her 16 berths. She is set up with male and female toilets.
She is well equipped in the galley with oven, 4 hot plates, microwave, 2 fridges and a freezer.
The vessel also holds a current Qld “On Premise” Liquor Licence.
She has a good sail inventory, and powered by an economical 120 HP 6 cylinder Gardener diesel. The vessel has been well maintained and is ready for work.
|Sir Henry Morgan
|Gold Coast, Australia
|59' 7" - 18.16m
|15.06 T Net, 5 T Gross
|2 x 600L, 1 x 100L
|CABINS: Two double plus single, two twin bunks, two singles
TOTAL BERTHS: 16
|STOVE TYPE: Oven plus 4-burner gas
|2 plus Holding Tank
|ANCHOR WINCH: Yes
|BILGE PUMPS: Yes
FIRE PROTECTION: Survey
FLARES / VSHEET: Survey
SHORE POWER: Yes
|1 x main, fisherman, 3 x squares, top sail course, 2 x headsail
|1D, 2C - Current