Launched 9/6/1975 (date of contract)
Owner Robert McCullough & Michele Waddington
Purchased Oct 2008
Configuration White/beige
Colour White/Royal blue (listed as original colours by Swarbricks)
Berthed Hardy’s Bay, Brisbane Waters, NSW. Originally based at Claremont YC, WA
Sail Number
Australian Registration ON 355943
State Registration AFF661N
Call Sign
Builder Swarbricks
Hull Number 31
Fit Out
Previous Owners Lester and Lois Goodram (original owners). Presumably the 3rd boat they owned, named after Lois. Roger Carter and Susie Newcombe were owners prior to Oct 2008.
Previous Names Lois III. Name changed to Prelude after sold by the Goodrams and then to Kwilana in Sept 2015.

The Yacht’s Story

From Rob McCullough & Michelle Waddington Feb09:

Purchased by us from a broker in Mooloolaba QLD and sailed back to Hardy’s Bay in Brisbane Waters, NSW. We have little knowledge of Prelude’s history and would be interested if anybody has any details.

Webmaster note: Previous owner was believed to live in Bendigo (Vic) but kept the boat in Qld. Was seen in Gladstone in early 2000s.

About the Owners

From Rob McCullough & Michelle Waddington Feb09:

‘Prelude’ is our third boat. We have done some coastal cruising in our previous boats and intend to do the same in the S&S.

One thought on “Kwilana

  1. A few historical comments from my memory. Lois III was my father’s boat. Penned at Claremont Yacht Club on the Swan River in WA, most of the family trips were to Rottnest Island, staying most often in Rocky Bay. Dad and friends raced her in the Fremantle to Bali race in 1981. Off the north west of Western Australia, another yacht in the race, Tahara, struck a whale and sank in 2 minutes. In rough seas and at night, Lois III rescued the crew of Tahara from their life raft, subsequently receiving an award for “outstanding rescue at sea”. Unfortunately, their prop was damaged during the rescue, and they had to abandon the race and returned to Fremantle. Dad sold the boat when his health started to prevent him using her. Regards.

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