TYB0274GM 1956 Moreton Bay Cruiser 42 Bridgedeck $99,500
1 x mid double
1 x aft 2 singles
Oozing charm and character, “Midstream” is a beautiful example of the ageless Moreton Bay Cruiser, locally built by Albert W Prior from Ironbark timber planking and carrying a 180 HP Perkins diesel propelling her at an economically attained cruising speed of 7.5 knots.
Accommodation consists of a V-berth with enough space for two and loads of linen and clothing storage and a flat screen TV. Located below the bridgedeck and immediately next to the master suite is an enclosed and private electric flush toilet with vanity and opposite is a seperate full standing room hot and cold shower. Aft of the wheel is a large dinette which folds down to a good sized double berth. Adjacent the dinette is a bench lounge and the whole space benefits from large picture windows and sliding door beside the helm with another midships on the starboard side affording 630 degree views and excellent ventilation.
Moving aft and stepping down from the bridgedeck you enter what can only be described as a full sized galley that would be at home in an apartment, complete with large domestic scale oven, microwave, sinks and plenty of bench, storage and pantry space as well as a Waeco front opening fridge. The saloon adjoins the galley making entertainment not only easy and comfortable but the ambience of the space retains the elegance of a bygone era. Well lit by opening port holes along either side and good electric lighting, this dining space has room for eight or more guests whilst the benches can be used as additional berths and storage is ample including hanging lockers. The central table has built into it a huge top opening refrigeration unit plus front opening fridges at either end. Folding leaves allow for easy access through to the separate aft companionway, again providing excellent ventilation. Access to the engine room is via hatchways located fore and aft and the lighting provides good visibility.
The wheel house is well served with good visibility and good access to the deck, navigation is provided via a PC nav system with flatscreen mounted in front of the helm. VHF, depth sounder are all within easy reach and a Vista all weather windscreen ensures visibility in inclement conditions. There is also a Flatscreen TV with DVD and GME sound system for entertainment.
On deck, the hard top over the galley / saloon is complemented by new and fully enclosing clears which makes for an all weather lounging space. Slung from davits at the rear is a tinnie tender with a 4HP mercury outboard. Also located aft is a stainless steel BBQ. The hard top also has 5 panel solar array supplementing the twin alternators and genset to keep the batteries topped up. Overhead is the traditional mast with gantry boom so typical of the era and the wheelhouse has a hatch allowing ventilation and perched steering position. The bow sports an electric windlass for the 80lb plough anchor running out over a bow-sprit.
“Midstream” featured in Andrew Harpers superb Moreton Bay Cruisers book and presents in magnificent condition. This is your opportunity to buy into local history and take pride in the ownership of a wonderful and solidly built vessel ideally suited to Bay Cruising or beyond!