Superbly kept family cruising launch.

1986 Homemaker 15m ‘Crescendo’


Crescendo is a 15m Homemaker superbly kept family cruising launch built by Jorgenson and Thorp in 1986. 


The hull is constructed of double diagonal Kahikatea glassed over with a Hard Chine for added stability.  

She is a much enjoyed, live aboard launch, often found over at Barrier, Coromandel or around the Gulf’s best fishing spots. 
Driven by a 1996 Cummins 350 HP, CTA 8.3 litre engine she comfortable attains 10 knots.  

Dual station makes berthing or catching the big one effortless with a bow thruster for ease of maneuvering. 
The inside helm and nav station has a side door for easy access to the flat spacious foredeck. Electronics include Chart plotter/ GPS / Sounder / Radar – Simrad CA44 and the Auto pilot – Robertson AP300xa. Solar, and generator supply additional power 

A well equipped and roomy galley opens into the saloon area making it ideal for entertaining inside with great all round window views, While outside various decks and levels provide ample outside entertainment areas.  

The interior is kept thanks to a fresh water flush toilet, electric, and separate stand tall shower. 

This boat comes with everything to make long term holiday cruising supremely comfortable. There’s even a diesel heater for winter breaks. 
If you’re seeking the family cruiser or the comfortable live aboard get in touch now to arrange a viewing.

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Make: Homemaker
Model/Year: 1985
Name: ‘Crescendo’
Builders: Jorgenson and Thorp
Construction: Double diagonal Kahikatea glassed over with a Hard Chine
LOA: 15 metres
Beam: 4.3 metres
Draft: 1.2 metres

Engine Make – Cummins
Engine Type – 6CTA 8.3ltr
Engine Size – 350hp
Engine Hours –  1855
Engine Year – 1996
Fuel Type – Diesel
Fuel Tanks – 1150ltr

  • Dual Station
  • Cruise 10 knots
  • Gearbox – Twin disc hyd with trolling valve

Fuel useage:

  • Cruise 10 knots – 20 litres / hr [approx]
  • 13 knots – 25 litres / hr [approx]
  • Max speed 16 knots unknown fuel useage – Attained on sea trial 2014 in Picton
  • EWOF – 2022
  • Solar Power – Juice 2x 145watts
  • Inverter – 3000 pure sign wave
  • Genset – 11.5’kva
  • Chart plotter/ GPS / Sounder / Radar – Simrad CA44
  • Auto pilot – Robertson AP300x
  • Bowthruster – Sidepower SP75


  • 4 burner stove / oven with grill – Thetford
  • Microwave with grill
  • Fridge/ Freezer – Inox CR200


  • Berths – 7
  • Cabins – 2x double, 1x double with single
  • Headroom – Full
  • Toilet – Marine (fresh water) with holding tank – electric

Bowthruster – Sidepower SP75
Water Tanks – 450ltr s/s

Additional Items included

General equipment
  • Genset; Kohler 11 Kv
  • Antifoul; January 2019, hauled out and water-blasted bum Oct 2019
  • Fenders; 3 x 300 mm x 900 mm Hutchwilco 
  • LPG bottle; Swap a bottle 9kg
  • Diesel Heater; 5 Kw (Chinese imported)
  • Webber BBQ; Black baby Q new 2018
Safety & General Equipment


  • 4 x GLP-31XT 125 Amp  AGM new 2018   House batteries
  • 2 x Endurant 930 CCA AGM new 2017   Start batteries
  • 2 x Delkor 1000 CCA Sealed new 2019   Bow thruster and Capstan
  • 1 x 680 CCA Sealed new approx 2016   

Battery Chargers:

  • 1 x 24 volt for start batteries
  • 1 x 12 volt smart charger for house batteries
Ground Tackle


    • Chain – 70mtrs 10mm Italian – New
    • Anchor – CQR 60lb
    • plus 40 mtrs 16 mm warp
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    Please Note:

    *The information and specifications supplied here are believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge as provided by the current owner. Potential buyers are responsible for confirming the accuracy of this information. They should inspect the boat and have a professional survey completed.

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