Wednesday, 10 August 2016

ON A BOAT IN THE YARRA

An iconic view of Melbourne City, looking towards the West. The Melburnian MV was built by Bottrill Shipyards in Melbourne in 1942 for the Australian Armed Forces. A thousand of these boats were built for service in the Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea, specified to carry 10 tons of cargo or a platoon (20 soldiers) with equipment. After hostilities ceased the boat was used by the Australian Customs Service in New South Wales for 30 years and subsequently worked as a tow boat on the Hawkesbury River. In 1998 the boat was purchased by a boat enthusiast who sailed her to Melbourne where the "Melburnian" was totally refurbished to its luxury standard as a charter boat on Melbourne's Yarra River water ways.
Length 40' Draught 4'9" Engine 6/71 G.M super charged 280 HP Beam 12"6" Hull - Oregon

This post is part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.

2 comments:

  1. What a great way to cruise the full extent of the Yarra River. I went to a wedding on board a charter boat once; it was a delight.

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  2. This is beautiful, I would love to visit there!

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