Norman Wright 40′ Motor Cruiser

Ellen R

Norman Wright 40′ Motor Cruiser Information

PRICE: $295000
Location QLD Make Norman Wright
Length 40ft | 13m Propulsion Power
Use Leisure Hull Type Mono
Location QLD
Make Norman Wright
Length 40ft | 13m
Propulsion Power
Use Leisure
Hull Type Mono

The stunning Ellen R, a classic Norman R. Wright & Sons Motor Cruiser, has always been regarded as one of the finest Moreton Bay cruisers built.  This is proven by only having had four owners since her launch in 1958.

There are very few classic cruisers that have the perfect combination of beautiful design, exceptional build quality and a world-renowned engine.   To find one with all of these attributes, which has been restored to a standard that is without question better than when launched, is a rarity.

Powered by a 5LW Gardner, Ellen R is very economical to run.  Her cabin design (unusual for the era in which she was built) sees her aft cabin on the same level as the cockpit and just one step down from the saloon.  A beautiful hand-crafted Queensland Maple interior, functional layout with large windows creates an abundance of light and airy space, ideal for cruising with family and friends.

Features include: Spotted gum carvel planked hull and Oregon top sides | Epoxy and fibre glassed marine ply decks | 5LW Gardner | 1,000 litre fuel capacity | 800 litre water capacity | Bow thruster | Stabilizers (flopper stoppers) | 6.5kw generator | Two berth cabin forward + two additional berths in saloon | Galley table (on hydraulic lift) converts to a double berth | Tecma toilet and holding tank | Eutectic and 12v Refrigeration | Gas stove and oven |  Simrad depth sounder, GPS/plotter, radar, auto pilot and wireless network | TV, DVD and Stereo | Muir anchor winch | Solar panels | Furling jib | Main sail | Transom davits | Full exterior covers + awnings | Covered cockpit and full walk-around side decks |

Coming from Queensland’s premier boat building yard (NRW), Ellen R has a pedigree, styling and build quality that is very rarely seen. A true Moreton Bay identity that has been extensively restored and upgraded to include the latest electronics and systems, ensuring she continues cruising for many decades to come.  Available for inspection in Brisbane by appointment.

“Ellen R was the best Moreton Bay boat ever built.  She has a distinctly shallow draft that makes her ideal for navigating the shallow waters of Moreton Bay.” (Bill Wright c/o Ronald T Wright – Classic Moreton Bay Cruisers)


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