Quilky 55 Flybridge Cruiser

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 clears 
New covers 
New davit motor 
Restored davit  
Restored decks 
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,  

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
Brand: Quilkey
Model: 55 Flybridge cruiser
Length: 16.81 Meters
Year: 1970
Category: Motor & Power Boats
Hull Type: Timber
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Power
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make:
Engine Type: Detroit Diesel
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
Surveyed: 1 E
HIN Number: AUWWA067276E49