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Stormy Weather

Strong and lightweigh­t, this East Coast 32 was designed by Andy Dovell and built by Denman Marine.

- By Lorraine Murray, ATL Composites

Denman Marine in Kettering, Tasmania built and recently launched Stormy Weather, an East Coast 32. Renowned naval architect Andy Dovell designed the boat primarily as a day boat but included accommodat­ions for overnights at harbor or short coastal cruising in good weather. She features traditiona­l styling including a plumb stem and curved, raked transom. The Western Red Cedar strip hull is constructe­d with modern materials including multiaxial E-glass and WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy, resulting in a strong, lightweigh­t, and easily handled boat.

The cabin has an open flow and uncluttere­d interior, especially between the cockpit and forward cabin area. The low-maintenanc­e exterior finish incorporat­es Awlcraft® 2000, a two-part premium acrylic urethane finish, and Awlwood Primer/clear Finish for beautiful, highgloss brightwork.

A 150 hp six-cylinder Steyr turbo diesel coupled with a 5-blade CNC milled propeller power Stormy

Weather to a top speed of just under 20 kts, and allow for comfortabl­e cruising in the mid-teens. The flare and extension of the forward chine keep the boat dry in choppy conditions and her fine entry ensures no pounding. Her initial delivery to Sydney across the Bass Strait in rough conditions proved she is a dry and capable sea boat.

The main cabin area has two helm seats, a settee/ daybed to port, and a small galley to starboard with plenty of storage. There are two good-sized berths in the forward cabin, as well as an enclosed head. Hot water is available for the galley and stern shower.

For overnighti­ng, the saloon area can be isolated from the aft cockpit with the removable partition. A transom door provides access to the large teak swim platform and boarding ladder, making it easy to get back aboard after a swim.

Stormy Weather is a beautiful vessel— perfect for day trips while offering comfortabl­e accommodat­ions and practical living spaces for the occasional weekend away.

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Stormy Weather, an East Coast 32 designed by Dovell Naval Architects and built by Denman Marine.

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