Patricia Anne was built by Pompei Shipwrights in 1976 for Morris Jacobs. Morris was known for his menswear shops at the time. The boat was based at Bermagui for Morris’s game fishing activities. The boat was sold in late 80’s and moved to Brisbane. She was refitted in 1990 by Norman Wright’s including a new coach house. She is now a bridge deck cruiser. Interior was done in Qld maple and does not resemble a Pompei interior in any way. The boat is perfect for us as an entertainer with the large walk through cabin to aft deck area.
The hull is South African teak[Iroko], 35mm planks. 40’ overall, 12’6” beam, 3’6”draft. 14 tonne. Typically builtsolidly with a very large hog and ribs at 8 inches apart. Built for Bass Straight, JackPompei said that you could drop her and she won’t break. Fuel capacity 1800 litres, Water 400 litres. 4 berths + 2 settee berths.
Mechanical’s are two Bedford 330 diesels with Detroit marine fresh water cooling conversion. Fitted with Borg Warner Velvet Drives. She is unbelievably economical at 14 litres per hr [combined] at 7 knots, as the hull is easily driven, even on one engine. Cruise 8 knots, max 10 knots.
We bought the boat in 2011 and had her trucked down from Coffs Harbour. Interesting exercise. We have been upgrading gradually over the time and now a comfortable home away from home. New galley and diesel heatermade a huge difference.
Patricia Anne is currently owned by Peter Brennan.
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