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Old 24-09-2008, 21:18   #1
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Mystery Cat for Sale - Hope it Gets New Sails

Mystery catamaran Kaz II for sale




THE Kaz II - the ghost ship dubbed the Marie Celeste of the Whitsundays - has been offered for sale with 'a future in a possible movie career'.
In one of the great nautical mysteries of modern times, skipper Derek Batten, 56, and brothers Peter and Jim Tunstead, 69 and 63, disappeared without a trace only four hours after setting sail from Airlie Beach in April last year.

The owner of the ill-fated catamaran, widow Jenny Batten, this week listed the boat for sale with a Townsville brokerage for $225,000.

<snip> full story here
http://www.news.com.au:80/couriermail/story/0,,24397424-3102,00.html
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Old 24-09-2008, 22:11   #2
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That is creepy as hell. I've read the story, but talk about a bad luck boat.
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Old 24-09-2008, 22:28   #3
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"A future in a possible movie career"??? Geez, talk about trying to cash in on a tragedy..
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The Broker offering the “Kaz II” is Townsville Yacht & Boat Brokerage:
Townsville Yacht and Boat Brokerage - New and used boats

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<Sail Multihulls>, then <Lock Crowther>

Length: 34' 9" - 10.60m
The "Kaz II" is a fully customised live a board cruising cat and has been extensively professionally refitted out in 2003...


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Old 25-09-2008, 04:09   #6
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The Broker offering the “Kaz II” is Townsville Yacht & Boat Brokerage:
Townsville Yacht and Boat Brokerage - New and used boats

Click on <Sail Multihulls>, then <Lock Crowther>

Length: 34' 9" - 10.60m
The "Kaz II" is a fully customised live a board cruising cat and has been extensively professionally refitted out in 2003...

See also:
Boats for Sale - Yachts for Sale - Used & New Boats @ The Yacht Hub

What was it?, maybe a much modified Eureka 32. Not sure weather Lock would want to own up to it as being one of his .
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Talk about a ghost ship.
I'm with Rebel, too creepy for me.
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Wow..... just wow. I had not heard of that story.

The images on the one article that was linked shows someones medication, their license, credit cards, .44 mag rounds still in the box (unfired rounds), and at least one fender out. I'd think it was some kind of pirate/kidnapping attack, especially in light of the fact there were knives on the deck (or beach, that wasn't very clear).

I don't think I'd want to buy that boat.
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Old 25-09-2008, 14:20   #9
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The inquest into this incident took place last month. The whole thing smacks of an insurance scam, but for the unexplainable. Water tanks which were full when the Kaz II left Airslie were at one-quarter when she was recovered. Engines were supposedly running and food was still laid out when she was boarded by authorities 5 days after departure.

Very odd.
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Creepy and above anything else that seems very expensive to me.
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Seems to have sold cheaply.

Last listed at $145K.

At least they were honest about the boat's history.
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