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Length: 12.5m, Beam: 4.4m Draft: 1.22m
Propulsion:  Sail, diesel inboard
Engine:  6 litre Ford Bowman Diesel engine
Construction:  East Gippsland timber
Owner:  Nicholas Harding and Elizabeth Harding, Newlands Arm, Vic.
 
Roma (originally named Nan-Sea) was designed by Ken Lacco and built by Alex Lacco in 1972. She was specifically designed for Bill and Nancy Brown for shark fishing out of the Mallacoota Entrance and holds the record for Salmon and Shark out of Mallacoota. Roma was launched in 1973 from Jack’s Beach in Hastings.
Roma is built from a wide variety of East Gippsland timber (remarkably sourced by Bill himself and driven all the way from Mallacoota to Moorooduc in his mainline Ford!) – along with Celery Top pine from Tasmania and Kauri from Fiji.
Roma has a rich history – a huge part of which was created during her time conducting school camps out of the Gippsland Lakes, her years fishing for Shark and Salmon, her travels up the East Coast and her time spent in Tasmania. She was moored in the Gippsland Lakes for many years as well as Tasmania. She returned to Hastings in 2019 where she was built. 
 
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