Carvel Timber Prahu Ketch

AU $164,900

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AU $164,900


With a history and story like no other, this majestic and beautiful Ketch will capture your imagination and make you wonder why you haven't already left the dock.

OELIN was built by her owner and a team of carpenters in a small village called Ketapang in Borneo. The owner, a Master Class 4 Sea Captain for 33 years, learnt the trade of building boats from his father who built wooden boats for their fishing fleet.

The OLEIN was hand built over 5 years majorly influenced by the suluwesi pinisi prahu design, which has been developed over thousands of years by dutch, Portuguese and Arabic ship building knowledge.

She is massively strong in construction, being built from Kalimantan ironwood or belian with a local name of ulin (dutch spelling oelin).

Has a long shallow full length draft keel and long raked prahu bow which make the hull an ideal cruising vessel for shallow coastal waters and anchorages, but she can also take head on breaking open seas and will run with a large storm without burying her bow.

This boat wasn't built for stately splendour, she was built by an owner intending to use her as a home, hence built for capability (seaworthiness), reliability, practicality and simplicity. Easy to fix in remote cruising locations, simple robust systems.

Has a well used wardrobe of sails including a large genoa, brand new fractional cutter storm sail, large downwind main, small storm misen and a few other oldish sails in large aft deck sail locker.

Perkins diesel motor recently replaced with brand new out of the box 654 short motor, has about 1000 hours.
fuel capacity diesel 2000L
water capacity 1000L
solar/wind/12v/240v systems
can sleep 8 below deck and 1 in wheelhouse

Wheelhouse comprises ambience of timber upstairs living with functional galley, lounge and navigation station. Built in below ground 1 ton dry storage near galley. Excellent long range cruising supplies storage.

Down below toilet/shower, front cabin and open middle section with 6 berths.

Shower and galley both plumbed with sea and fresh water for improved long range water efficiency.

echo sounder and plotter
vhf and hf

Designed specifically for tropical cruising and living, although has a small electric hot water system also with engine temperature heat exchanger for colder climates.

"OELIN" has sailed extensively through SE Asia, predominantly the wide stretching archipelago of indo and the Australian coastline including the Kimberleys, the great Australian bite and murray mouth inland to Morgan.

"OELIN" operated as a small cargo vessel out of darwin delivering cargo and travellers i. E. Backpackers and surfers bw Australia and Indonesia. Also a well known salvage operations platform for sunken yachts and has been instrumental in successfully raised and returned 9 yachts.

"OELIN" was contracted by the BBC as part of adventure series By Any Means starring Charlie Boorman and adventure camera man Mungo for a 7 day voyage travelling from East Timor through indo waters across the Timor sea to Darwin.

Please feel free to contact Southern Cross Marine to arrange an inspection on this beautiful Carvel Timber Yacht.

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Largs North South Australia

HIN/Rego Number



Family, Cruising, Live Aboard





62' 2" - 18.96m





Shallow full length draft keel

Hull/Deck Material



Diesel, Shaft Drive

Number Engines


Fuel Capacity

2000 L

Water Capacity

1000 L

Galley Details

Functional Galley , Designed specifically for tropical cruising and living, although has a small electric hot water syst

Cabin Details

Down below toilet/shower, front cabin and open middle section with 6 berths.

Safety Gear



Solar/wind/12v/240v systems



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