Van Diemen, too, was designed as a "comfortable, sea-kindly, easily handled, safe cruiser" - the same as they all were. She was ketch-rigged, 60 feet long, with 14-foot beam and draught of six feet. "She was and still is, a handsome looking boat. she was built of Huon pine both planking and ribs. "It was a busy year building two boats at once. We had the bow of Lahara just poking past the stern of Van Diemen - it was quite a sight to see the two of them taking shape." Van Diemen is another boat that Jock is pleased to report has been restored to mint condition with the blue topsides now white and the interior joinery modernised. She was conventionally planked in Huon pine, and is one of the best restored yachts I have ever been involved with."
The cutter, Wild Wave, launched by Mrs Geoff Keats at King's pier, 1953. Designed by Jock Muir, he named the yacht after a craft his father had sailed in some years before. She was built at Rose Bay, Hobart, and is a sister-ship to Waltzing Matilda. Two more were built from the design in California, one in New Zealand and another from steel in Queensland. Photo courtsey The Mercury.