Motor yacht PRINCESS ILUKA - Ray Kemp, Woodridge, Tasmania

Yacht Charter Description

Luxury Motor yacht PRINCESS ILUKA (ex Iluka) is 34,50m (113' 2") in length. The yacht was originally constructed by Ray Kemp in Tasmania in 1979 however Princess Iluka has undergone an extensive refit. She can accommodate 10 guests in 3 double, 1 twin and 1 bunk cabin.

Motor yacht PRINCESS ILUKA


The timber used in PRINCESS ILUKA’s construction included Tasmanian oak and Huon pine. The timbers were logged and milled around 1964 in the Gordon River region in the south west wilderness of Tasmania. This area is renowned for its unique huon pines, which was the most sought after boat building material, mainly due to its resistance to rot and borers. The huon pine used for Iluka's hull was over 750 years old and once harvested, was left to cure for two years before building could commence. The timber which forms the keel is one continuous piece of spotted gum which took three weeks to extract from the forest. A construction of this type would not be possible today as the timber is now a protected.

Princess Iluka has a classic clipper bow which forms the foundation of the vessel. PRINCESS ILUKA’s refit was undertaken in Australia and her hull timbers were stripped bare to make way for her transformation. The superstructure was remodelled and rebuilt and her hull was lengthened to include a new transom. The interior transformation included the latest technology in engineering, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as state of the art electronics. The super yachts owners have been sympathetic to the yacht's heritage and history and there is a distinctly Australian flavour throughout the interior.

Motor yacht PRINCESS ILUKA can accommodate a total of 10 guests in 3 doubles, 1 twin and 1 bunk cabin. The full width master cabin is located on the main deck and features a king size bed, sitting area, desk, wardrobe and bathroom with bath and stall shower. The remaining cabins are located on the lower deck and include a double cabin aft plus a double, a twin and a bunk cabin amidship, all with ensuite facilities.

PRINCESS ILUKA is based in Brisbane and services the stunning Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, in the winter from June to September. The Whitsunday's are protected from the ocean by the Great Barrier Reef, and offer some of the most sheltered waterways in the South Pacific for cruising and the surrounding area includes around 74 islands. She relocates to Sydney, for November and January.

ILUKA is an aboriginal word meaning "by the sea".

Yacht Charter Accommodation

Motor yacht PRINCESS ILUKA can accommodate up to a total of 10 guests in 3 double, 1 twin and 1 bunk cabin. The full width master cabin is located on the main deck and features a king size bed, sitting area, desk, wardrobe and bathroom with bath and stall shower. The remaining cabins are located on the lower deck and include a double cabin aft, a double, a twin and a bunk cabin midship forward, all with ensuite facilities.

Yacht Charter Specifications

Type/Year:Ray Kemp, Woodridge, Tasmania/1979 
Refit:2008  Beam:6.20m (20' 4") 
L.O.A.:34.50m (113' 2")  Crew:
Charter Guest:10  Max Speed:12.5 knots 
Cabins: Engines:Main engines: Twin V-12  
Cruise Speed:10 knots  More Yacht Info: 
Builder/Designer:Ray Kemp, Woodridge, Tasmania, John Pattie, Bernie Cohen 
Charter Locations:Whitsundays, Sydney, SOUTH PACIFIC, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND, Australia 

Charter Amenities and Extras

M/Y PRINCESS ILUKA has the following extras on board: Her Tenders and water toys include a 4m RIB with 40HP outboard, scuba gear, compressor, fishing tackle, snorkelling equipment, 2 x jet skis, and 2 kayaks. Communications include a Telephone and fax: satellite and cellular systems, Email connectivity: USB Data ports in all staterooms, saloon and lounge for laptop connections to the ships ph lines, Telephone system: Panasonic Pbax system. Phone outlets provided in each stateroom, galley and public areas. Her Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities include a Plasma TV, Sat TV, DVD, and central entertainment unit in the Main saloon, Sky Lounge and Master Cabin and Board Games. Entertainment includes an Escient music servicer, allowing for independent viewing of up to five separate dvd’s music selections, Foxtel and local TV.

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