Iron Bark is a 35.5 Wylo II launched in 1997 and continuously upgraded since then. Wylos have a reputation for being tough, go anywhere vessels, and Iron Bark is a particularly good example. Although she is probably the only vessel ever to have wintered unsupported in the ice of both Antarctica and the high Arctic, Iron Bark is far more than a rough, tough expedition boat. She can easily carry everything necessary for her crew to be self sufficient for extended voyage without the load intruding into her interior. Few vessel of 45 ft have as much stowage. Iron Bark is fitted out to be a comfortable voyaging home for two people plus two occasional guests. She is well insulated and comfortable in all latitudes, cool in the tropics and warm in the polar regions. The gaff cutter rig is powerful, easily handled and immensely strong. The round bilge steel hull is equally robust. Iron Bark will look after her crew when things become seriously unpleasant, be it a hurricane, ice or coral.
Iron Bark is currently out of the water in the West indies, in Carriacou, newly repainted. She and all her gear are in excellent condition, ready to go anywhere that has more more than 1.5m of water and less than 0.3m of ice. She is priced for a quick sale with no haggling as it is time for me to move on to the next part of my life.
Iron Bark's record is a proud one: 152,000 miles sailed including three winters in polar ice, twice round Cape Horn and once through Magellan Straits/Beagle Canal, two voyages to Antarctica and two to Greenland.
1997 Launched in Queensland, sailed immediately to Vanuatu, New Caledonia, New Zealand
1998 New Zealand, Antarctica
1999 Wintered in the ice, Antarctic Peninsula
2000 Antarctica, Falklands, West Indies
2001 West Indies
2002 West Indies, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia.
2003 Cape Breton Island, Newfoundland, Ireland, England, Canaries, West Indies
2004 West Indies, Nova Scotia, Greenland
2005 Wintered in the ice of Greenland 72°N, Labrador, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, West Indies
2006 West Indies, Panama, Galapagos, French Polynesia, Cook Is, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand
2007 New Zealand, Tasmania
2008 Tasmania, NSW, Queensland, New Zealand.
2009 New Zealand (North I to Fjords and back), Chile
2010 Chile (Patagonia), Falklands, West Indies
2011 West Indies, USA (Chesapeake Bay), Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, West Indies
2012 West Indies, Nova Scotia, Greenland.
2013 Wintered in the ice of Greenland, Newfoundland, Maine, Bermuda, West Indies
2014 West Indies, Chesapeake, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Scotland (hurricane off Iceland)
2015 Scotland, Ireland, Labrador, Newfoundland, sailed for Western Australia 12 Oct
2016 Arr Western Australia 31 Mar (171 days from NF), Fremantle, Kimberley, Fremantle
2017 Western Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica (summer only)
2018 Antarctica, Falklands, Ireland, West Indies
2019 West Indies. Refit prior to sale.
|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
|Tax Information:||Australian tax paid|
|Location:||Carriacou Grenada Grenada [ Map ]|
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|Vessel type:||Wylo II|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Isuzu 3KC|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||35' 6"|
|Length at waterline:||32'|
|Maximum draft:||4' 10"|
|Bridge clearance:||47' 6"|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Displacement:||11 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||150 Litres|
|Water capacity:||180 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||40 Litres|
Engine: Isuzu 3KC, keel cooled with dry exhaust cooled by a fresh water jacket on the exhaust manifold allowing the engine to be run in heavy ice or silty water. The propeller is 3 blade fixed bronze with a spare 2 blade fixed bronze prop and prop puller.
Electrics: Alternator 100 amp Hehr Powerline with Hehr smart regulator
100 watt solar panel with latest generation MPPT regulator
3 battery banks: House 220 amp hr deep cycle AGM (2017) separated from engine and windlass batteries by blocking diodes to make charging completely automatic. Engine and windlass batteries are flooded lead acid. All systems protected by 100 or 150 amp circuit breakers immediately adjacent to each battery to protect the wiring from fire in case of a short circuit. Individual items of equipment are protected by appropriately sized fuses and/or circuit in the switch panels.
Round bilge steel hull last sandblasted 2012.
The non skid on the decks is cork chips set in paint. This is effective when the decks are icy and cool underfoot in the sun. The entire centre deck can be used to collect rainwater, which flows into the tanks through a set of flushable filters.
Double berth in forcabin - a very comfortable berth especially at anchor with hatch directly overhead for ventilation in the tropics
Two settee berths in the saloon - good sea berths with lee cloths/ lee boards.
Large clothes lockers and 4 metres of bookshelves.
LED lights throughout except for 2 rarely used dome lights.
Leather upholstery - good condition except for 2 small cushions that need recovering
Saloon and cabins are white panels with varnished trim. The trim is iron bark and teak with some kwila, mahogany and oak. The cabin sole is scrubbed white ash and particularly attractive. All interior paint and varnish is extremely hard wearing two-pot polyurethane.
All lockers regardless of the orientation of their top have positive catches. Everything stays in place if the vessel is knocked down.
Heater: Dickinson Newport diesel fired heater with ss chimney and dedicated air intake. The above deck section of the chimney and air intake can be unscrewed in moments and stowed below or extended to 1.5m above deck if the snow is deep. There is also a solid fuel heater(wood, coal, briquets) that can be changed out for the oil-fired one when in places like Patagonia where wood is abundant and oil scarce, and a chain saw for cutting firewood.
Aries wind vane, completely rebuilt 2017 with largely new components.
Bower chain and warp lockers ares stainless steel and self draining (no mud in the bilge). Both bow rollers are unusually large (50mm diameter) and have built in chain pawls. The starboard roller is modified to allow a roll bar anchor to stow below the bowsprit. The kedge has a heavy duty fairlead to aid deploymnent/retrieval.
Starboard bower anchor: 60 lb Manson Supreme on 80m 3/8" chain.
Port bower anchor: Either 20 kg Spade or 75 lb Herreshoff pattern fisherman (depending on bottom) on 40m 3/8"chain and 100m rope.
Kedge: 45 lb genuine CQR on 12m chain and 100m rope (or 20 kg Spade if preferred).
Windlass: Maxwell 1500, custom made with twin chain wheels.
Lower mast: aluminium 6061 T6, anodised, 200mmx5.8mm (massive, originally intended for use as bollards for 220 tonne Fremantle class patrol vessels)
Topmast: 75mm aluminium spinnaker pole extrusion
Rigging: Lowers 10mm 1x19 316 ss with Staylock terminals (2012). Uppers 8mm with Staylock terminals (2017). No running backstays as the mast is strong enough not to need them.
Jib on Profurl C320 (2016)
Staysails hanked on, working staysail is on a boom. Running staysails have a booming out pole.
Main laced to mast. Gaff has custom made ss jaws with molybdenum disulphide filled nylon inserts for low friction hoisting.
Topsail hoisted to standing topmast (no yards required)
Enough spare wire to replace any stay, which can be done at sea as the terminals are Staylock.
Sails and sail handling
Three mainsails. The one bent on is an old sail seeing out its days in flying fish latitudes. There are two more mainsails stowed below. One is a well made heavy sail that has had some use and is good for another circumnavigation. The other is a new, unused Tasker sail made considerably stronger than their highest specification offshore sail. The mainsail has conventional slab reefing with reefing winches on either side of the boom to allow the sail to be reefed from the windward side on either tack.
Four staysails: The working staysail bent to the boom is a heavy duty Lee sail in good condition and there is new spare working staysail stored below (made by Tasker, brand new heavy duty). In addition there is a new, unused light running (tradewind) staysail and a used but strong heavy weather staysail, both stowed below. Two speed staysail sheet winch (Barlow).
Jib: Heavy duty Lee furling jib, good condition on a Profurl C320 with dedicated furling winch. Barient 2 speed self tailing sheet winches. No spare jib.
Topsail; Good condition. Set to topmast head without yards.
Trisail: Old, unused, good condition.
Standard Horizon CP180 chart plotter/GPS with external antenna
Standard Horizon GX 2000 VHF with inbuilt AIS
Standard Horizon CP180i chart plotter and echo sounder visible from cockpit when hand steering.
Sony FM/MW/LW radio, CD and MP3 player
YB3 tracker - installed and wired up but never activated
1500 watt 120v inverter plus 110-220 transformer
2 fire extinguishers
Indicated location is approximate general area only.