Boxer

posted Jul 23, 2014, 3:42 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 23, 2014, 3:10 PM ]
Amongst the prospective Tawe Nunnugah skippers is Chris Tyquin who is bringing Boxer down from Queensland.  Looks like a really interesting boat.  Chris writes: 

'Boxer is the replica of what is believed to be the first client commissioned design and build of Norman “Boxer” Wright circa 1905/6.  Designed originally for netting the banks of Moreton Bay  with a crew of 2 or 3  using 16 foot oars when there wasn’t enough breeze and used for the odd weekend race with a crew of 10 to 12.   Boxer was  built of red cedar, mahogany and teak over 8 years under the watchful eye of Bill Wright ( Normans grandson and head of the Head of Norman R Wright and Sons ).  She was launched in 2002 and  is used for picnics, camping  and racing. Her interior incorporates several discreetly placed creature comforts and mod cons including a drop leaf mahogany dining table that seats six, ice boxes, toilet , double sink, lighting , stereo , a demountable galley, electronic navigation and bench sleeping for six.  In racing configuration she can hoist over 1500 square feet of sail that includes Gaff Mainsail , Topsail, Spinnaker ,balloon job , ringtail (extends off the boom ) and watersail ( extends under the boom) .  Vital stats are LOA– 23’ ( 37’ with overhangs ), Beam - 8’2”, Draft - 1’8” ( 6’ with centreboard down).

Don't think the stereo, double sink etc are period features - as used by the blokes netting Morton Bay.  To find out more see the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/boxer.com.au?ref=ts&fref=ts




 Pics from Chris Tyquin