Penrose Yacht Club

When I first moved to the Southern Highlands I had heard stories about a steel-hulled yacht in Penrose State Forest. Until recently, I had long forgotten about it. I wanted to check the hashtag for SouthernHighlands and one of the images that popped up was a yacht in Penrose State Forest! I then commenced searching on-line for clues as to its possible location. Despite it being a geocache destination I could not find specific co-ordinates. However armed with a topographic map and cross-referencing various mentions on the web I thought I had narrowed down its location.

Inserting a way-point and a possible route into my GPS I set off with my daughter armed with our cameras to see if we could find it. Despite being reasonably confident that I was on the right track we arrived to an empty intersection. From published photos, this surely was the right place! We persevered up one trail and found two old wrecks. After a quick look we decided to continue our search. After back-tracking we continued down another track and how exciting it was to catch a glimpse of the yacht through the trees!

I am not sure the story behind why they yacht is in the forest in the first place. On the web there are various theories. Whatever the case, this is a large steel-hulled vessel that would require a significant amount of effort to get it there.

What is weird is that periodically it gets relocated!

If you can shed more light on this mystery I would love to hear from you.

Yacht Bow

Yacht Bow

Yacht Stern

Yacht Stern

Yacht Hull

Yacht Hull

Handrail Detail

Handrail Detail

Deck Detail

Deck Detail

Hull Graffiti One

Hull Graffiti One

Hull Graffiti Two

Hull Graffiti Two

Hull Graffiti Three

Hull Graffiti Three

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9 Comments

  1. Leonie June 30, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    We too have been following this yacht around the forest and have seen it in a few locations. It has been moved from the place where the above photos were taken.
    We don’t know where the yacht is now but would love to know.

    • Daniel July 27, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

      would love to know the current co-ord as me and and group of others have been looking and are starting to believe it has been removed. if anyone can help with the location it would be appreciated

  2. Ray Cooper August 22, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Now that is very weird, especially if the yacht gets moved around. Why would anyone go to so much trouble unless it is being used for neferious purposes. Is it worth a field trip by SHPS – pun intended

    • MKImages August 22, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

      Hi Ray its definitely a mystery! I think a field trip would only work for small numbers, unless you are shooting macros there would be a “photographer in shot..”

  3. Isilia July 29, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

    Beautiful photoes!
    By the way did you see my post here:???http://www.isiliasblogg.com/2013/06/den-hemlihetsfulla-bilkyrkogarden-i.html
    (klick on a photo to enlarge)
    Isilia :0)

    • MKImages July 30, 2013 at 7:18 am #

      Hi Isilia
      I’m glad you like them. The car graveyard looks so interesting, you sure could spend a lot of time taking photos there! So many textures & colours too. Very cool, thnx for sending.

  4. JENNI July 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Very interesting, is that a face in the first image?

    • MKImages July 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      Hi Jenni it is a 2sec exposure so my daughter on the deck appears as a ghost, otherwise the graffiti is not really a face, but has that look… Cheers Mark

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