ROLLING THUNDER is a well-known classic Australian built vessel Built by Mr. Ces Quilky in Sydney, she is constructed by diagonal plank timbers with dynel sheathed over with beautiful teak laid decks. She under went a full refit in 1990 including re power of engines and genset.
The current owners has gone to the expense to have the vessel put back into current Survey for Class 1E for 20 passengers + crew which is great if you decide to use her as a business opportunity.
The minute you step aboard you feel inspired by the workmanship of yester year, with the huge teak laid cockpit and then stepping up to the beautiful spacious saloon, below is a full galley with full size fridge, 240-volt stove and loads of bench area and storage. The main owner's cabin is off to the port side with its own toilet & shower, forward is the second cabin with a ¾ double bed and the second toilet and shower area. The engine room is also well laid out with full head room and loads of room around the twin 6V92TA diesel engines and genset.
The vessel has had amazing history and a number of items overhauled This rare example makes a most comfortable home on the water, a pleasure vessel or would be commercially viable as her colourful history attests.
Originally commissioned by Neville Wran he never actually took up the commission. Thus the boat was sold to the Poker Machine king., Len Ainsworth
She has hosted stars such as Frank Sinatra, Jack Nicholson and Kylie Minogue. She has also been the centre of one of Sydney’s most notorious waterfront scandals.
This vessel has recently been the subject of a comprehensive overhaul:
Rewired plus a new battery inverter
New concealed LED lighting throughout interior and on aft deck
Three solar panels
New toilet in en suite bathroom
Two re conditioned starter motors
Reconditioned heat exchangers
Two new exhausts
New davit motor
New sliding hatch
Three new hatches in deck
Rot removed and repairs as required
Interior of wheel house: floor fibreglassed/entire interior repainted with epoxy paint
New induction hotplate in galley
New mixer tap in galley
New mixer tap in en suite bathroom
Below waterline: soda blasted, repaired where necessary, epoxy primed & undercoated, antifouled,
ROLLING THUNDER IS MUCH ADMIRED WHEREVER SHE GOES.
Whether you are seeking a suitable vessel for a commercial operation or a capable cruiser, this vessel ticks the boxes.
|Price||: $285,000 AUD|
|Price Base||: $285,000|
|Model||: 55 Flybridge cruiser|
|Length||: 16.81 Meters|
|Category||: Motor & Power Boats|
|Hull Type||: Timber|
|Hull Style||: Single|
|Power Type||: Power|
|Type Of Sales||: Dealer|
|Engine Type||: Detroit Diesel|
|State||: New South Wales|
|Suburb||: CHURCH POINT|
|Surveyed||: 1 E|
|HIN Number||: AUWWA067276E49|