Undine is the Australian Wooden Boat Festival's first ever boat, restored by the skilled craftspeople at the Wooden Boat Centre, in Franklin. 

Undine could be yours today - FOR SALE $20,000 ONO

Introducing the magnificent yacht, Undine (D13) - a true gem of maritime history and a vessel that embodies the spirit of racing excellence. Developed as a one-design racing yacht for the challenging waters of the River Derwent and D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Undine is more than just a boat, she’s a legacy waiting to be embraced.  

Launched in 1948, she was built by Don Colbourn of Pirie Street, New Town, and she has a rich history in the yachting world. She has sailed alongside the other 20+ D-class vessels during the 1950-1960s, and garnered considerable attention and accolades. Her name, inspired by mythological characters, adds a touch of whimsy to her undeniable elegance.  

After a brief hiatus, the D-class yachts are making a remarkable comeback in the local Tasmanian yachting world, and Undine is poised to be at the forefront of this revival. With her extensive restoration undertaken by the world-class Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin, Undine has been brought back to life, ensuring she is ready to compete against her rivals once more.  

The recent restoration of Undine is nothing short of remarkable. She has undergone a complete inner hull restoration, construction of new decks and deck beams, a new cabin and forehatch, internal fit-out, existing deadwood and ballast removed and refitted. Her hull has been fully refurbished, and her interior has been meticulously painted. The rigging and mast have also received a full restoration. In essence, she has been rejuvenated to a state of pure perfection, making her absolutely ready for the upcoming sailing season. 

By owning Undine, you'll not only acquire a piece of history but also a vessel that's primed for victory. Whether you're a seasoned sailor seeking a challenge or an enthusiast looking to immerse yourself in the world of classic yachting, Undine is your ticket to an unforgettable experience on the water. 

As Undine rejoins the ranks of D-class yachts competing on the Derwent and Channel, you could be part of this exciting resurgence. There's no better time to seize this opportunity and step into the world of racing with a yacht that's not only beautifully restored but also steeped in history. 

In short, Undine is a timeless masterpiece, fully restored and waiting for a passionate owner to continue her legacy. Take the helm of this extraordinary vessel and become a part of the D-class yachting heritage. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of maritime history, sail Undine into the future.  


The proceeds of the sale of the boat will be directly donated to Australian Wooden Boat Festival Inc.


*Hull colour yet to be determined

*Rigging & mast yet to be fitted



*Conditions of sale: Undine must remain in Tasmanian waters, she must compete regularly against her rival D-class vessels and attend future Australian Wooden Boat Festivals.  


If you would like to know more about Undine please contact us - office@awbf.org.au OR call (03) 6223 3375.

A huge thanks goes out to the people and businesses that have supported the restoration of Undine. That includes The Wooden Boat Centre at Franklin for the restoration, the private funders for financing the project, Oyster Cove Marina for donating her to the AWBF, International Paint for donating her paint and Batchelor Civil Contracting for transporting her wherever needed!

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