"Cooee" is an outstanding piece of Maritime history, she is a gaff-topsail cutter built in Auckland by the legendary Bailey Bros in 1894 for snapper fishing. She raced during and after her fishing years then was set up for recreational sailing in the 1930s. Thanks to enduring timbers and strong work boat construction she has survived in amazing condition and circumnavigated the world between 1983 and 1996.
An October 2022 survey declared her sound. Cooee won Best Boat in Cape Town's classic boat show of 1993 and will continue to stun anchorages and boat shows for her next century.
The essence of "Cooee" is her simplicity & the strength of her build. She is in fine shape, Jill, her current custodian has decided to move on after many years & many nautical miles around the Globe.
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Chas & Walter Bailey
Keel / Ballast
Full keel / lead ballast
Timber NZ Kauri, triple skin, copper rivited, total thickness 11/2 inches.
NZ Kauri under marine ply & dynel
Westerbeke 30C fresh water cooled diesel, installed new in 2020. Serial No. 248246PH
Approx. 1.7 liters per hour
Depending on conditions 8 knots
Maxprop feathering 3 blade / bronze shaft / bronze stuffing gland & A bracket
100 litres in Atlas poly tank
1x80 litre polyethylene tank aft of the galley plus 1x40 litre stainless steel tank below the saloon table
Eno 3-burner stainless steel cooktop; portable cedar sink with a Whale footpump; racks, drawers, hammocks and lockers for utensils and food
12 volt Dometic portable fridge 25 litres
Eno 3 burner cooktop
Interior is varnished cedar with iroko trim and white paint. Counter stern is accessed through a starboard quarter berth currently modified for storage. The engine compartment is under the cockpit and accessed from the quarter berth and also from the portside galley and starboard side navigation areas by removing the insulated cedar engine cover. Forward of that is the saloon with 2 settee berths; headroom 5feet 61/2inches, 5feet 9inches between beams and more under the skylight and companionway hatch. Then the mast alcove, and a forward cabin currently set up with the anchor locker, bookshelves, plus storage for clothes, tools and other miscellaneous
2 x settee berths plus a large comfortable cockpit area
No interior shower
Black canvas dodger & cockpit surround / miscellaneous other in black canvas.
Electric bronze Maxwell Nilsson V1000 anchor winch with 60m PWB 10mm chain onto 20kg Sarca Excel anchor / spare 20kg Lewmar Delta anchor with chain & rope rode.
Safety harness and inflatable life jacket, one of each; bosun's chair; selection of wood bungs
1 manual Whale accessible from the cockpit; 1 Rule Mate 1100 automatic plus 1 Rule 800, electric
12 volt electrical system with circuit breakers in a master panel; 1xtbs electronics powersine inverter, 600 watts.
3x12 volt 27xMF sealed batteries plus 1x12 volt N70 cranking battery.
430 watts of solar on cockpit awning; 2xMorningstar regulators
Cap Ben bulkhead compass; Stowe depth sounder; 2 tiller pilots - Simrad and Autohelm; Aquasignal masthead tricolour; Kenwood TS 480 all mode transceiver; Standard brand VHF radio
Gaff mainsail of reduced size; topsail; trysail; staysail; furling jib; drifter/gennaker
Mast / Rigging
Varnished pinrail for halyards; 2 bronze sheet winches; Profurl head furler; bronze Highfield levers for running backstays; bronze tracks and blocks for the jib and staysail; mainsheet has Tufnol blocks and stainless steel traveller; bronze stern cleats; timber samson post keel-stepped; 2xdorade ventilators
Varnished pinrail for halliards; 2 bronze sheet winches; Profurl head furler; bronze Highfield levers for running backstays; bronze tracks and blocks for the jib and staysail; mainsheet has Tufnol blocks and stainless steel traveller; bronze stern cleats; timber samson post keel-stepped; 2 x dorade ventilators