Classic 32′ Huon Pine Sloop “Waitere”


Huskisson, Jervis Bay



Classic 32′ Huon Pine Sloop

“WAITERE”, a classic Sydney sloop, designed by renown naval architect AC Barber, was built at Billy Fisher’s Boatyard, La Perouse between 1932-1937. This beautifully constructed vessel, made from 1” Huon pine, was made with hand tools and dedicated and skilled labour.

This is evident in that 89 years later “Waitere” is still in good condition. Originally owned by John Benn, “Waitere” was bought by Harry Lloyd in 1947. Harry, Commodore of the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club 1938-48, enjoyed great racing success winning the SASC First Division numerous times. In 1987 “Waitere” was purchased by the Hamilton family and continued to enjoy sailing success winning a variety of Gold & Silver medals.

The current owner purchased “Waitere” in 2008 and sailed her down to Jervis Bay where she has remained since and has been enjoyed by the family sailing within Jervis Bay. “Waitere” has been maintained regularly and was antifouled in February 2021 and a Survey Report is available. Kim regrets having to part with “Waitere” as he had hoped to celebrate her 100th year but due to age & health concerns is unable to continue the pleasures of owning such a beautiful boat. “Waitere” is currently moored in Currumbene Creek, Huskisson.

“WAITERE” has a range of features including kitchen sink, fresh water tanks, pump out toilet, V- berth, 2 (or 3) bunks, storage areas. Interior lighting, 2 x Solar panels supplying 2 batteries. The boat is powered by a restored 2 cylinder Bukh Diesel 24 inboard motor with large fuel tank.. Sails included a relatively new Tasker Sails main (2018), 3 jibs and more.

Anchor & chain, ropes, boat ladder, handheld radio, boating implements, safety equipment, flares etc. and tools. (Tender optional)

“WAITERE” is essentially a wonderful sailing boat with quite a pedigree and is comfortable for cruising and relaxing. Her full-length keel with a draft of 1.6m ensures a very comfortable sailing experience.

$55,000 Phone 0409 463 123


Boat type sail
Make Fishers Boats
Model AC barber designed sloop
Length 9.7
Condition used
Year manufactured 1935
Hull type mono
Registration number JB496N
Registration expiry 21/12/21
HIN number AUWWA136384HT6