Huon Pine cutter/sloop for Sale





Huon Pine cutter / sloop for Sale

Relaunch 2018 .

Displaces 4500kg, 380 ballast, 272 c’board.

North Sails, boasting sail no 12 

28HP Yanmar, VHF, aluminium mast, S/S rigging, elec winches,

H/C water, cockpit shower, sun awning, fridge, radio/CD player onboard 240V/12V & shore power covers S/S tanks.

Exquisite Huon Pine / Rosewood trim below

$250,000 Negotiable. PH 0484 266 014


More About Pearl

In 2011 I spied her pretty hull and sheer in the water when delivering a wooden launch from Moreton Bay to Colin in Elvina Bay for some alterations. Five years went by before I bought that same hull from Colin in October 2016.

Pearl was designed by Ken around 1982 for Doug Rickard – Bell. I had seen the hull the right way up in the shed under construction. I know that on 14th April 1994 Ken was fixing a rib on the port side because he had fitted a bronze plaque in memory of Jack Earl reading “ Jack Earl Such a Treasure 14/04/1994”.

In 2017 Colin built a cabinet in front of that rib, and the plaque was moved to the starboard side of the peak behind the hand basin.

Pearl is 28 ‘ 6” LOA and 25’2” LWL, 10’ 10” Beam and draws 3 ‘ and 6’ with the bronze centreboard down. She displaces 4500kg, 380kg ballast and 272kg centreboard. The mast and boom of aluminium are painted brown with S/S rigging.

She sleeps 3; carries plenty of sail – boasting sail no 12 . I usually sail single handed with the first reef in. In no breeze I rely on the 28HP Yanmar Diesel and 140L S/S fuel tank.

The hull is Huon Pine planks glued and fixed with copper roves and glassed. The frames are laminated QLD maple, the ribs are American Oak. The deck is Fijian Kauri, glassed and laid Celery Top Pine planking. Bulkheads; Cabinetry down below are Huon Pine with Rosewood trim. Note the rosewood sink. The head and hand basin are located in the peak.

Pearl boasts pressure H/C water, excellent fridge, radio/CD player, fans fore & aft, an icemaker and household appliances powered on board by 240v ; 12v systems.

The boat has deck covers and a sun awning with side curtains. The cockpit table and the sun awning are stored in the peak. There is H/C shower in the cockpit and swimming is facilitated by a step and board on the transom plus an aluminium leg. There are 2 S/S water tanks with a combined 120L capacity.

The deck is proud with a bronze Muir anchor winch; roller fitting. Bronze electric sheet ; halyard winches make light work for single handing.

I’ve had such wonderful pleasure sailing Pearl, I’ll miss her.


Boat type sail
Make Ken & Colin Beashel
Model Ken Beashel
Length 8.68
Condition used
Year manufactured 1984
Hull type mono
Registration number VR184079
Registration expiry 10/09/24
HIN number AUWWA189780A65