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LOA: 15.2m, Beam: 3.6m, Draft: 1.3m
Propulsion:  Inboard motor 
Engine:  Twin 120 hp diesel
Construction:  American style raised deck cruiser, twin screw, Carvel planked Huon and Kauri pine on hardwood frames.
Owner: Bill Maxwell, Perth, Tas

Tanda, a distinguished raised deck cruiser, was crafted by designer Alfred Blore and builder Percy Coverdale in Battery Point, Tasmania, in 1927. Launched in August of the same year, she embarked on her maiden voyage to Sydney under her own power. Renamed Esmeralda in 1935, Tanda served valiantly in World War II as HMAS Esmeralda, equipped with armament including depth charges, a 303 Vickers machine gun, and anti-aircraft rockets. Post-war, she played a pivotal role in the Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands tourist trade. Later named Ralda and Lady Margaret, she underwent restoration in Paynesville from 1997. Now, after 93 years, she has returned to Tasmania, carrying the original name Tanda. The rich history of this vessel reflects a century of maritime legacy and awaits further discovery.