Launched 1970 (date of construction contract)
Owner Tom Hinton
Purchased  July 2013
Berthed Queenscliff Harbour Marina, Vic
Sail Number
Australian Registration
State Registration
Call Sign
Builder  Swarbricks
Hull Number 6
Fit Out
Previous Owners The original owner was Hugh W. Findlay of Oatley NSW, later John C. Mcintosh, who sold her in 2013
Previous Names Boomaroo III is listed as her original name


Boomaroo berthed at Buddina Qld July 2013

Boomaroo berthed at Buddina Qld July 2013

Boomaroo July 2013

Boomaroo July 2013

12 thoughts on “Boomaroo

    • Thanks Norm, I have updated her webpage. I am still getting the hang of this new program. Hope all is going well with you and Constellation.

      Regards, Simon

  1. My name is Tom Hinton and I have bought Boomaroo from John McIntosh.
    There is much to do to restore her to her former glory but I am up for it.
    She will remain in her current berth at Buddina for the present and her colour is now Burgandy

  2. Hi Tom Hinton.
    I sailed In alot of races in Boomaroo with Hugh Finlay including the1976 Sydney /Suva race.

    They are wonderful seaboats.


    John Ross. Ps do you have aphone number?

    • Great news , she should be white .. I sailed a few seasons on Boomaroo out of CYC . Lots of experiences , especially the 1st few Lord Howe Island races in the 70’s . 90 Kn big rollers breaking bare poles , tiller lashed over , all down below. She would shudder to a stop as the waves broke on top of her but shake off and pick up speed to 4 + Kn and steer up into the next roller . For 18 hrs .
      So safe .

      • Hi Graeme,
        What an adventure!
        She hasn’t seen that sort of action since I have owned her.
        Can you remember where they stowed the liferaft?
        It washed overboard in 2000 returning from Hobart and it washed up on Flinders Island. The local Police returned it to the previous owner. Amazingly, after 13 years storage I had it serviced and it was perfect.
        I am interested to hear more of Boomaroo’s history if you feel like writing again.

        • Tom
          Do you know anything about Boomaroo Morse Fans entry in the 1998 S2H
          I’ve been going through the coronial enquiry evidence – someone has said one of the SS34’s was rolled and damaged ( It wasn’t Misty which completed the race as the last (42nd of 112) boat in

          • Paul,
            Boomaroo retired from the “98 Hobart and returned in good order. Was not rolled.

  3. The boat that rolled in the “98 Hobart was Solandra.
    A Police interview with 2 of the crew is at Escott%20Craig.pdf
    Thanks to John McIntosh Boomaroo’s previous owner and John Mc Cormack of Morning Bird for steering me in the right direction.

  4. Hi Tom Just a note to say thanks for looking after Boomaroo My mother was married to Hugh Findlay her name was Betty ,she and I sailed in the 70s on her ,we did a lot of sea miles with cyc club Sadly Betty passed away last January ,we have a great shot of her at the helm ,her favoured position .Boomaroo will always have special connection with me ,Cheers

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