I am looking at a 64 ft wooden yacht named Nirvana 1 for sale
, Sydney Australia
. It has lovely classic
lines but claims to be an Alden design from 1950 51 or 52 in various documents. I can see no reference to such a design in the Alden design schedules of the Hart Collection so doubt it an Alden.
It claims to be a sloop
but is currently a cutter
, but because the backstay is about 2.5 ft in from the stern it was almost certainly built as a yawl. Yawls were quite common at the time. Any designer
If not an Alden, who is the designer
of a pretty big yacht in 1950? Nirvana has lived for a while in NZ, now back in Oz. It has had a major rebuild
but the refit
is not original.
It was supposedly built on the east coast
of NSW Australia
, possibly Newcastle, by either S F Heaton or Heaton Bros, from ironbark wood framing but not sure of the planking. I can find no reference to such builders and am surprised the owner knows nothing. Any ideas? Steve