V 155 Thomasina (ex Halcyon II)



Thomasina was owned for many years by Sonya Wallace and John Kemp who ran a delightful blog whilst the boat was based in Mooloolaba, Queensland.

Now, her current owner has based the boat in Port Huon, Tasmania, near Audun Pedersen’s Patience of the Huon.  She clearly has a modern, all-inboard, masthead bermudan sloop rig with a metal mast.



Like most of the Australian Vertues, Thomasina has pale coloured paintwork on her decks and coachroof in an effort to keep cool and to preserve the timber from the ravages of the SUN.  She seems to have been built to the later ‘ocean’ design, which has eliminated the step down at the for’d end of the coachroof.



















Thomasina on the slip with her narrow ‘sheerstrake’ and painted finishes for the Australian climate.








  • Laurent Giles design No: 623
  • Builder: Glen McGuffie, Sydney
  • Launch Date: 1979
  • Hull Material: Cold moulded. 3 layers of Oregon pine. Sheathed with Dynel.
  • Deck: Sheathed
  • Engine:
  • Ballast keel material:
  • Doghouse: None. Modified 'ocean' coachroof.
  • Cockpit: Small self-draining
  • Berths:
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop.
  • Mast: Aluminium with single spreaders
  • Heads'ls: Masthead genoa & stays'ls
  • Backstay arrangement: Twin inboard no runners.
  • Home Port: Port Huon, Tasmania.
  • Current Owner:
  • Contact details:
  • Email address:
  • Other comments: Harry Stretton commissioned Halcyon II in Liverpool, NSW, on the Georges River that flows into Botany Bay, Australia