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Hurrica V

Hurrica V, fully rigged at sea


Hurrica V was restored by the renowned 100 year old boatyard, Norman R Wright & Sons based on the Brisbane River in Queensland, Australia, together with a host of contractors such as trimmers, electronic technicians, spar makers and sail makers.

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Hurrica V is a classic sailing yacht of the Edwardian era. She is a triple-headed gaff auxiliary ketch designed by the esteemed Charles E. Nicholson of Campers and Nicholson fame, and built in Sydney by Australia’s premier boatyard W. M. Ford in 1924. 

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Hurrica V was constructed of Browns pine carvel planking, copper-roved with Spotted Gum frames. Kauri (Agathis Australis) decks 38mm (1.25″) with thick outer edge of deck and bulwark caps in teak.

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“I have seen some amazing restorations over the years, but this was something quite extraordinary. She is a tribute to her owner Steve Gunns, his vision and his perseverance. She is without doubt, among the finest vessels of her type anywhere in the world.”

Respected Australian marine historian writer Bruce Stannard at the completion of her restoration in 2014

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Westpoint Harbor
101 Westpoint Harbor Drive
Redwood City CA 94063

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