Kong & Halvorsen Marine & Engineering

1978 - 1990

Founded as a Joint Venture between Lars Halvorsen Sons Pty.Ltd. and Joseph H.H. Kong. Kong had been the Manager of the American Marine plant in Hong Kong. Holverson was a well known and respected builder based in Australia. Between 1975 and 1990, hundreds of craft were built by the firm in Hong Kong under the Kong & Halvorsen and ''Island Gypsy'' names. In 1980, the company began to import boats from China.(Jiang Hua in She Kau)

Sailboats Built By Kong & Halvorsen Marine & Engineering

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
DAWN 41 41.75 ft / 12.73 m 1985
DAWN 48 48.08 ft / 14.65 m 1983