"Kinross” is a carvel timber motor launch designed by William S. Hand and built by Jack Allen in Brighton Victoria, launched in 1927. Dimensions are approximately 38 feet in length, 10 feet in beam & 2 feet, 6 inch in draft.
Constructed in New Zealand Kauri planking and fully restored by Pompei Bros of Mordiallic, Victoria in 1998 including upgrading structural integrity and improved fit-out. A Yamaha 75 hp, 3 cylinder, turbo charged marine diesel was fitted in 2000. To improve longevity the hull was dynel sheathed below the waterline.
Kinross has again been restored, internally remodelled, refitted and refurbished in 2015 and so, with some regular minor maintainance, should see her 100 year anniversary in 2027 in basically original and top condition.
She has generally been used recreationally, however, was volunteered as a Patrol Boat on Port Philip Bay during World War 2.
Kinross has been moored at Metung for the past 18 years.
I am constantly researching her history, so if anyone has knowledge or suggestions as to where to find further information, it would be appreciated.