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Table of details and specifications of AUS-001
  Designer Arvid Laurin (SWE)
  Builders Mark Woodnutt, Woodnutt & Co. Ltd., St. Helens, Isle of Whight (GBR)
  Material Mahogany, carvel planked
  1st certificate issued 1955-07-00
  Original boat name Altair
  Original country AUS
  Original sail number 001
  Current location


5.5 AUS 15 - Boat search - 18.05.2023 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The last known location in 1978, was: Sydney, Australia. Who can help to find the boat?
5.5 KA 1 "Altair" - first owner R.W. Furber - 09.01.2017 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
Jill reports from St. Helens: "...there was a Laurin designed vessel built by Woodnutts in 1955 called Altair, which was a 5.5 mtr. She was built for R.W. Furber, home port Sydney...."
5.5 KA-1 "Altair" - preliminary entry - 06.03.2010 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
As the original sailnumber is not yet known and the boat seems to be an alias, the boat will be shown as original, until the full story is known.
Warren Muir reports on the boat:
"...KA1- Altair. Designed by Arvid Laurin from Sweden, built by Woodnutts on the Isle of Wight in 1955 for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. I do not know the original country or owner. It was once owned in Australia by Bill Furber and then owned by Tony Carr about 1960. Tony Carr built a second 5.5m which was also called Altair and sailed under the KA1 sail number. This second boat was designed by Einar Ohlson in 1962, built by William (Billy) Barnett and launched in June 1962. The original Laurin Altair was then sold and became KA15 Kaiami...."
The Ohlson 1962 "Altair" KA-1(b)will be entered, when a solution to "a"&"b" numbers is found.

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Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of AUS-001
Sail# Boat name Owner name
AUS-001 "Altair" R.W. Furber (1955-?)  
AUS-001 "Altair" Tony Carr (1960-?)  
AUS-015 "Kaiami" ? ? (1963-?)  
AUS-015 "Altair" R.W. Furber (?-?)  

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