The Majesty Of Boats

landscape photography, seascape photography, australian landscape photography

I really have no idea at all why this boat intrigues me so much but it does.   I guess she just strikes me as being a really hardworking and honest boat that has worked hard and is now lazing around the Canning River just soaking up the sun.   As I mentionined to Mark the other day, I find work boats so much more interesting than pleasure boats.   Her name is Zulu and I think she might be an old RAAF work boat but I’m not 100% sure.

In all honesty I think if I knew who owned Zulu I’d probably take her off their hands, that is how much I like her.  If you’re the owner and reading the blog let me know.

I’ve only seen her move once in the whole time that she has been on the Canning River which is a shame.   I do believe there is another one like her in Freshwater Bay.

Thanks for reading and all comments are appreciated.


Jamie Paterson


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  1. Chloe [Photographer] July 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    stunning photograph jamie
    very dramatic scene

  2. True North Mark July 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    Nice work mate…you need to talk to me before you buy something like this mate…as cute as they look, the closest you want to get to own is to photograph it…maintenance nightmare!

    • jamiepatersonphotography July 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

      Hey Mark. Thanks mate. Its more a romantic notion, I wouldn’t buy an old boat. What is the old saying? The cheapest part about paying a boat is buying the boat?


  3. Mori Flapan March 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Dear Jamie

    The following information on Zulu is from my register of Australian and New Zealand Ships and Boats. I would appreciate anything more you can tell me about her present status.


    Name: RAAF 08-09
    Later names {also Sail or Rego or Fishing No}: {08-09}-c42 Zulu-b03b11
    Material: Wood
    Rig: 1mast Rig changes & identification codes: 2
    Type:AirForce+Rescue+Launch/Cruiser+Yacht Propulsion: Screw twin
    Year built: 1942? Yard or Job No:
    Builder: Halvorsen, Lars Sons Pty Ltd
    Where built: Ryde, Sydney, NSW
    Engines: Motor 2x 8Cy. Chyrsler Royal Marine 8 petrol
    Official Number: IMO Number: 0
    Dimensions (ft)—Length: 38 Breadth: 10.25 Depth:
    Volumetric ‘tonnage’ measurements (1 ton = 100 cubic ft):
    Gross: Underdeck: Net:
    Decks: 1Dk Deck Erections: Cb Ow+Ca
    Number of funnels &location: 0 Number of bulkheads:
    Tanks, etc: Freeboard:
    Stem: Raked Figurehead: Nil Stern: Transom
    PORTS and owners: AUSTRALIAc41 Royal Australian Air Force: WESTERN AUSTRALIA@b03: CANNING RIVER@b11
    Fate/Status— Year: 2011 Type: Operational Details:
    History and details: Chine construction. Air-Sea rescue boat. One of 45 that were built by Halvorsen. Five portlights in port side of forward coachhouse (fwd trapezoidal, 4th rectangular, remainder round) & three portlights in port side of aft coachhouse. Converted to pleasure cruiser by 2003, aft coachhouse removed. 2003 operating in WA waters. 2011 moored in Canning River, WA, rarely moves.
    References (see Int(P):Pdf(P):Wor1
    Weblink: #
    Research notes: Source of info is a pdf file, source unknown.
    Corrections, additions or updates gratefully received via email at
    If information is published please acknowledge Mori Flapan: Register of Australian and New Zealand Ships and Boats 2012 and any other major contributors listed in References above (usually denoted by capitals).

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