Robin Hood is a 32′ Timber Cutter Built in Western Australia in 1958 by Van Giels Ship Builders Pty of Point Perron, Rockingham. The original owner died while the boat was still under construction by Van Giels. Robin Hood was moved out of the shed partially finished and put up for sale. She sat in that state for some years before being bought by Vincenzo Lombardo and used for cray fishing on the Western Australian coast named 'Robin Hood 11".
She was purchased by Keith Holdsworth in 1980 and completely restored at Aquarama yacht club. She changed hand several times then in 2006 was purchased by Bill Lowden and kept at Royal Perth Yacht Club until 2016.
Since changing hands in 2016 she is gradually being restored. The mast has been stripped and restored and revarnished. The topsides are being stripped and repainted. Sister ribs are being fixed in order to stabilize the planking until it can be resurfaced. Rigging has been replaced and Belaying pins installed. The antifoul color is being changed to the traditional Morone color. Some of the decks and cabin top have been repainted.
Currently owned by Ian & Denice Weaver: Ian is a Qualified Marine Surveyor & Master Shipwright with over 40 years experience and trades as
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