Ocean Alexander Pilothouse 55
MV Kathleen - Ocean 55 Ocean Alexander.
Graceful, Old-world Charm and great bones. Potential!
This beautiful displacement pilot house styled trawler cruiser was commissioned by well-known corporate tycoon, (the late) Mr. David Aspinall (Bell Corporation WA) in 1982 and she still bears the name of out of his wife to this day.
MV Kathleen was there to watch Australia 11 begin its journey and the vessel actually has a model plaque of the famous 12 M above the galley gifted by the syndicate, such is era and vintage.
Built by the well-known Ocean Alexander factory, she oozes old establishment, having said that she needs some touch up work to bring her back to former glory. The hull is F/Glass with twin shafts all in great condition.
She is powered by twin Cummins 270HP diesel engines (3,400 hrs. - new alternators) and supported by an 8.5KVA Onan Genset. She cruise's gracefully at 8-9 knots. The engine rooms are in good condition easily accessed.
She has parquetry floors in the main saloon, with a proper old, styled galley eutectic fridge. The main saloon caters for lounge and dining and contains the full serviced galley. A Set of stairs lead to the main Queen Stateroom, and two guest cabins and separate "watch room". Another set of stairs leads to the pilot house and main steering station, with a further stair to the upstairs station and generous top deck.
There is great headroom throughout.
She has easy to understand circuitry and fuse boards and has been upgraded professionally to LED lights, new Victron 3000W inverter equipment and 600 AH of Lithium. Solar panels keep the vessel charged whilst at mooring or anchor.
She is guided by Raymarine, Plotter & Autopilot with Furuno Radar all working.
Large spacious rear deck enables easy living and afternoon sundowners. Beware! Potential buyers can only add appropriate "deck chairs"!
A large Stainless steel BBQ completes the afterdeck. She has full walkaround side decks and teak is in good condition.
The vessel comes with a tender and 15HP outboard and all equipment is in serviceable condition. It even has a dive compressor. Last slipped 9/2022 and where required through-hull fittings replaced.
The pictures speak for themselves.
She's not perfect however, this old girl is CLASSY and represents a great opportunity to own a classic vessel at a great price.
Be quick... Viewing strictly by appointment only.
Lying Pittwater. NSW.
Twin Cummins 270 HP Diesel Engines
Port: 3,415 hours
Engine Hours (2nd Engine):
Starboard: 3,196 hours
30 Lph @ 7-8 Knots
Onan 8.5 KVA (8,515 hours)
2,000 Litres (2 x 1,000 Litre Tanks)
LAYOUT: U-Shaped galley
STORAGE: Ample storage in various drawers and cupboards
SALOON: Large with attached galley with ample seating
1 x Walkaround Queen stateroom and 2 Guest cabins plus a Separate watch berth
1 x Techma, 1 x Manual plus Holding Tank
ANCHOR WINCH: Muir
LIGHTING: LED Lighting
SHORE POWER: Yes
INVERTER: New Victron 3000W Inverter
BATTERIES: 600 AH Lithium Ion
SOLAR PANELS: New solar panels
PLOTTER: Raymarine C120
AUTO PILOT: Raymarine