SANSTERRE

SANSTERRE is a marine ply vessel constructed in Western Australia by local Shipwright Alf Fury, from a design by Naval Architect Len Randell, modified and optimised by Alf during build.

Originally constructed in 1971 and painted red, she was purchased in 1990 by the current owners. They commissioned a major refit at the end of 1993. Shipwright Jeff Hillbrick undertook the refit which included a replacement engine and a cabin extension. The appearance was kept as close to original as possible and the job so good people used to tap the hull and comment “this is wood”. The paint was a custom cream color.

A second and less radical refit was carried out in 2010 when some degraded timber was cut out from the chines at waterline, once again faired and painted, this time in Oyster White.

SANSTERRE was originally powered by a Detroit 6V53 at 210 hp, but during the first refit she was repowered with a Caterpillar 3208TA at 375 hp. This effectively gave a good cruise speed of 18 knots, about a knot over the original top speed.

Design Specs

LOA:
38′ 
0″
Beam:
12′ 
6″
LWL:
Draft:
4′ 
6″
Design or Class: 
RANDELL/FURY 38
Home Port: 
Fremantle
Designer: 
Len Randell, Alf Fury
Boat Type: 
Power Cruiser
Gross Displacement: 
8 tons approx
Number of Engines: 
1
Engine Model: 
CATERPILLAR 3208TA
Total Engine Horsepower: 
375
Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Builder Name: 
Alf Fury
Location Built: 
Western Australia
Year Built: 
1971
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
23728
Owner Name: 
Charles E Milner
Owner Country: 
Australia
Yacht Club: 
Claremont Yacht Club; Royal Perth Yacht Club
Posted on:
Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:20pm
Last modified on:
Mon, 09/28/2015 - 8:15am