Morning Gold

Launched 2/12/1980 (date of contact)
Owner John Ayliffe
Purchased Feb 2009
Configuration Tall racing rig, engine adjacent to mast
Colour Flag Blue with gold cove stripe
Berthed Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA
Sail Number 4947
Australian Registration 853683
State Registration KW569N
Call Sign VJN2902
Builder Swarbricks
Hull Number 92
Fit Out Teak
Previous Owners Bob Cruse (original owner, still listed as owner in 1985), Trevor Johnson & Kim Edwards, Frank & Ros Holder (listed as owners in 1991), Charles McHardie (2004-11/2007), Stephen Asprey  (11/07-02/09)
Previous Names Ascension II (11/07-02/09)


The Yacht’s Story

The yacht was cruised from the West coast to the East by Frank and Ros Holder.

Steve Asprey purchased Morning Gold from James McHardie in November 2007.  Renamed as Ascension II, she was registered with MHYC. Steve undertook additional work including stripping back and recoating all underwater surfaces.  She was purchased in Feb 2009 by John Ayliffe and taken to her new home on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.


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Morning Gold in Pittwater, NSW. Photograph: CharlesMcHardie


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