Anaconda II : The Largest Boat Built To A Buchanan Design
Anaconda II was the third boat built by Josko Grubic to a design commissioned from Alan Buchanan. As with the previous two boats, Adria-Australis and Anaconda, she was built to take part in the Sydney to Hobart race. This she did every year between 1976 and 1992 (inclusive) except for 1982 and 1985. She also circumnavigated the world twice and went on expedition to Heard Island in the Antarctic before being 'retired' as a charter in the Whitsunday Islands.
The spectacular photograph above shows her on the rocks at Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia, in 2010 when category three Cyclone Ului struck.
Sydney-Hobart Race Results : 1976 (60th), 1977 (62nd), 1978 (51st), 1979 (139th), 1980 (12th), 1981 (142nd), 1983 (153rd), 1984 (33rd), 1986 (37th), 1987 (39th), 1988 (58th), 1989 (54th), 1990 (34th), 1991 (37th), 1992 (24th).
Anaconda II Statistics
Built : 1975 by J Grubic in Athol Park, Australia
LOA : 84' 0"
LWL : --' -"
Beam : --' -"
Draught : -' -"
Displacement : -- ton TM
Lloyd's Registration : N° 355648
Anaconda II Custodians & Home Ports
Craig Ross (?-2010-?) Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Josko Grubic (1975-1992-?) Adelaide, Australia
Page last updated : September 2017