Famous yacht arrives in Southport

THE classic Hurrica V has docked at Southport Yacht club while on a cruise from Hamilton Island to Sydney.

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The 90-year-old yacht featured in the movie “The Great Gatsby”.


Owned by Steve Gunns, the superbly restored Hurrica V featured as part of Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio’s starring role in the Baz Luhrmann directed movie.

The 21.9 metre long Hurrica V is a classic English gentleman’s sailing yacht, born in the glamour of the Edwardian era of March 1924.
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As a sizable and significant yacht of its period, she was designed as a gaff auxiliary ketch by the esteemed Charles E Nicholson, of the UK, and built in Sydney by Australia’s premier boatyard at the time, W. M. Ford.

The public are welcome to head down to the Southport Yacht Club to take a look at the special yacht.