Morning Magic

Launched 1981
Owner Col Barling
Purchased 2007
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Configuration Double Spreader with Mark1 keel and rudder
Colour White
Berthed Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Sail Number Y186
Australian Registration
State Registration LM623
Call Sign
Builder Swarbricks
Hull Number 89 (probably)
Fit Out Volvo MD2030 sail drive, pilot berths, dinette to starboard, distinctive ports
Previous Owners Andrew Jackson
Previous Names Nil known

The Yacht’s Story

‘Morning Magic’, launched in 1981 was in the Jackson family at Pittwater until May 2007 when she was bought by Col and trucked to Yaringa, Western Port Victoria. She then underwent a complete refit. Apart from the motor, there isnt anything on board that hasn’t been replaced, refurbished or repaired.

She was re-launched in August 2008. Further enhancements, replacements and improvements continue.

For the full story of the refit, click here  (please be patient, it takes a little while)

 About the Owners

Morning Magic was a long time coming for Col and Netta just hope there is enough time left to enjoy her. Our previous vessels included a Mark3 Top Hat, Hartley TS16, Safari and Heron. Col is a psychologist who operates a small management consulting business while Netta is a company director. Our experience with 34s was gained on Gordon Symes’ Crystal.


Undergoing refit, 2007-08. Photos: Col Barling

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Relaunching, August 2008. Photo: Col Barling

Back in the water, August 2008. Photo: Col Barling

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