42′ Custom Timber Cruiser

About This Vessel

Converted timber trawler 42 feet LOA

Built by the renown Bart Brothers at Caloundra in the 1970’s then converted to a recreational cruiser in the late 1990’s by Bert Ellis, this is one tough, robust, go anywhere cruiser, ideal for long distance cruising, the Barrier Reef of Kimberley’s.
Built of hardwood frames with 2 inch planks and with huge scantlings throughout, Persuader is a solid as they come. Powered by a detuned 3208T cat to optimise engine life and increase range from the 3000 litres of fuel.
She has a generous cockpit, walkaround decks, a high bow for a dry ride, roof top tender storage with electric crane, a big salon, fully equipped galley with loads of eutectic fridge and freezer space and accommodation for 4. Fully equipped, upgraded electronics and a recent survey.
A lot of boat at 42, feet for the money.

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$119,000 AUD

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  • Model Year: 1976

  • Reference: RBP2086

  • Length: 42ft

  • Location: Brisbane

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Features And Equipment


  • Cat 3208T detuned to 255hp, just 2400 hrs, serviced 20 hrs ago.
  • Sea Wasp 8kva genset 520 hrs
  • Good suite of electronics, Garmin GPS Map 4010 with Isailor navigation, 36 mile radar, Furuno sounder and Robertson AP4 autopilot, engine room camera, dual VHF radios.
  • Great galley, loads of storage and bench space, top loading eutectic fridge and freezer, Tudor gas stove plus microwave oven
  • Forepeak holds two V berths, plus convertible double bed in the saloon
  • Electric toilet plus shower in separate cubicle
  • Good ground tackle, 24v vertical bronze Baddeley windlass with 100m of short link 3/8 chain and 60lb plough anchor
  • Built like a truck to go anywhere
  • Generous side decks for access forward and aiding berthing
  • Large lazarette for storage
  • Opening aluminium framed windows in the saloon for ventilation plus Teco domestic air conditioning system
  • Recent insurance survey report available
  • Located Birkdale Brisbane, all inspections by appointment please

42′ Custom Timber Cruiser


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