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83' Custom Paddle Steamer Decoy 1987

$ 697,002

is a Custom 83' Paddle Steamer Decoy currently listed for sale on the market. While this boat is not currently listed with United Yacht Sales, our team is happy to work on your behalf in the research and potential sale of the vessel. Our commitment to our clients is to find the best yacht available that fits the their needs, no matter where its listed. United is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Passenger and similar boats.

The Paddle Steamer Decoy is a "Perth Icon" and has been operating for 25 years on the magnificent Swan River and has her own exclusive mooring in prestigious South Perth. Specialising in weddings and corporate functions the vessel is being sold fully operational as a going concern and has liquor and gaming licences. She is a registered Australian ship No: 852383, which makes this vessel fully morgageable. The Paddle Steamer Decoy is a genuine steam powered vessel that was built by Australian Ship Building Industries and is built to DNV survey 1A R5 Class D1, although currently operates on a 1E and licensed to carry 230 passengers. The vessel is powered by a 1905 Ransome Sims and Jefferies twin cylinder steam engine totally rebuilt in 1986 with a new oil fired burner and maxitherm boiler. She is the only sea going designed Paddle Steamer in Australia. The upper deck is constructed of solid Jarrah and Iron bark flooring. The vessel is also fitted out extensively with solid brass nautical memorabilia and has a unique 58 brass pipe calliope organ which can operate manually or automatically. The vessel is being offered for sale due to retirement after 20 years and at a fraction of the replacement cost. This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity for an astute investor.


  • Price: $ 697,002
  • Builder: Custom
  • Model: Paddle Steamer Decoy
  • Location: Australia
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 84 ft in
  • Display Length: 83 ft
  • Beam: 36'
  • Category: Passenger
  • Water Capacity: 526 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 1078 gals
  • Engine Details: Ransom Sims Steam Engine
  • Engine 1: 1905 HRS 0.00 HP
DVD player
Cockpit speakers
TV set
CD player
Inside Equipment
Bow thruster
Microwave oven
Deep freezer
Electric head
Air conditioning
Air compressor
Manual bilge pump
Battery charger
Electric bilge pump
Washing machine
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 240V
Outside Equipment/Extras
Teak cockpit
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Teak sidedecks
Electric windlass

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by American Marine Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel. The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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