Parade of Classic & Wooden Boats
North Island, New Zealand.
|"Tieke" derives its name from the saddleback. However, this particular waka was named/blessed by Tohunga whakairo (carver) Eru Nikora of Te Whare Wananga o Aotearoa after another waka of the same name that existed pre-20th century within the Rotorua region. The seating is tawa, the body is kahikatea with mahogany gunnels. The wood is covered with fibreglass as a protectant. This Waka Tangata is based on pre-european maori all purpose vessel.
Built: 2001, Builder: John Dobbe
Length: 14 metres.
"Kahukura" Te Wananga o Aotearoa
|"Te Auheke" is a maori word that denotes the top (surf) of a wave and was so named/blessed by Te Arawa Kaumatua Hapi Winiata. The seating is tawa, the body is kahikatea with mahogany gunnels. The wood has been covered with fibreglass as an added protectant. Has 3 buoyancy chambers for stability. Based on pre-european maori ocean fishing vessel, the waka also had a multi purpose use. The prow (Tauihu) carving was carved by Tony Thompson of Rotorua. The carvings symbolizes the Maori world view of how the earth and sky came to be and how it affects mankind. The
stern (Taurapa) was carved by Fayne Robinson and represents the dual life principals of man through a Maori world view. That of the gods, of man himself and the relationship between the two.
Built: 1997, Builder: John Dobbe
Length: 10 metres
"Shady Lady" was built in 1980
Length: 8.2m, Designer: Jim Young
Owners: Lindsay & Dawn Brighouse.
This Vindex launch was one of only 7 built. The design is the first of the modern shaped launches with a planing hull and large windows. 4 of these boats, including this one, were built as displacement launches - the other 3 were powered with 300 hp engines capable of 35 knots. This boat, which was orginally named "Relentless" was in collision with the Auckland Harbour Bridge before being brought to Lake Rotoiti. She is a beautiful lake launch and regularly does 1000 miles per year on the lake.
Parades attended:1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
"Winika" Owners: Elizabeth & Nick Miller, built by Alan Clark.
Length: 6.4 metres. A Handy Billy design built from plans published in Wooden Boat magazine during 2001. Powered by a 15 hp 4 stroke Johnson outboard, Jocelyn Anne was launched on the 1st January 2002.
Owner: Russell Ward, Builder: Alec Baxter
Built: 1994, Length: 5.6m.
Modelled on working launch of the late 1880's, Romany is a traditional boat constructed in the very heavy workboat style. She features hardwood keel, spotted gum ribs & copper fastened kauri planking. The boiler is teak lagged vertical firetube with a wet firebox. Firing is by coal for a working head of 100 psi. The exhaust steam is condensed via a keel condenser and the water returned to the hot well for reuse. The engine is a single cylinder Bolton design - 3 inch bore, 4 inch stroke. Feed and air pumps are driven off the engine. Reverse is by Stevensons link. Auxiliaries fitted are a steam Windermere kettle, boiler feed injector and whistle. The propeller is a 3 blade17" dia. 24" pitch. 10lbs of coal provides fuel for an hour or so. It takes about 1/2 an hour to raise steam from cold. Sadly the builder, Alec Baxter died when the hull was almost finished and purchased by the present owner.
Russell has a very interesting web site dedicated to steam.
Awarded "Best presented classic boat" 2002, 2003.
"Misty" Owned by Mark Withers
since new. Built in 1998 by Classic Boat Co of Auckland.
A 5.7 metre replica of a John Hacker 1930 runabout, she is powered by a 350 Chev Mercruiser V8 and was judged as the "Most meticulously presented boat" at the 2002 5th Parade of the Wooden Boats.
Owner: Bob Ebermayer
Built: 2000, Designed and built by the owner, this 4.5 metre double paddle canoe to be available in kitset form. It's made of 2 sheets of plywood and the parts are cut out on a C.N.C. machine. The Name "Manana" is a Mexican word used when you want to get out of work, it means "tomorrow". The kitset with a manual is available. Phone Bob on (07) 349 2669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awarded "Best hull built after 1980" 2003
Owner: Laurie Hutton.
Built from plans from Wooden Boat Magazine, this Pooduck Skiff is of ply and epoxy construction, modified by addition of fore and aft lockers and addition of motor well. Fitted out using recycled kauri. Building commenced on the 30th June 1995 and 352 hours and $1118.09 later, the boat was launched on the 25th January 1998. Length 13 ft.(3.9m) Beam 4'6". Draft 6" (board raised) and 1'9" (board down). Sail area approx 70 sq. ft. Jib recut from an old frostply jib, and mainsail designed and made by Laurie Hutton from the main of an old H28 ketch after much study of "The Sailmakers Apprentice". A bit heavy but it does the job.
"Te Awhina" Owner & Builder: Allan Clark.
Designed in 1979 as a towboat for Concordia Co. America.
Plans and offsets published in R D Cullen's book "Skiffs and Schooners. Powered with a 6 hp Yanmar
Built: 2000, Length: 4.8m.
"Mai Mai" Owner, designer, builder: Stan Steel, Length: 4.8m Built to replace a shooting lodge at Ohiwa Harbour, Mai Mai's purpose was to sit level on mud flats at low tide and then move to a new location at high tide. Launched at Lake Rotoiti in October 1997, the owner, who has had a lot of hilarity and fun with her, has found her to be a great trout fishing boat, seaworthy enough to handle all conditions.
"Rosie" Owner: Thomas Maunder, Built: 1986, Length: 7.3m. Designed and built by Tom Maunder, Rosie was lengthened in 2002 to provide additional space in the cockpit.
"Dorado" Owner: Barry Collins. Based on a design in Howard Chapples book "Early American Sailing Craft", this dory type dinghy was built on Auckland's North Shore in 1982. Can be sailed with a "Spritsail" rig. Length: 3.7m.
"Lady Glad" Owners: Marcus & Jan Wilkins and family. Commissioned in 1981 by Mr. Marshall-Lee, she was built with kauri hull and teak decks by Bill Visser of Kingfisher Boats, Tauranga, on the lines of tugs operating in the North Sea off Holland. The present owner heard of the Lady Glad and subsequently purchased her incomplete, having her completed by Bill Visser. She was launched in 1987 at Taheke and has been on Lake Rotoiti ever since. Length 6.4m.
"Taiyo" Owner: Nigel Drake. A 3.5m Sunburst sailing dinghy designed by R. Brook and built in 1985 by the present owner.
Construction is of klinky marine ply, a lightweight 3 ply, with seams fibreglassed. Knees are of demolition kauri and the gunwhale is Honduras mahogany.
When sailing she is equipped with an aluminium mast and s/s rigging, a jib, mainsail and spinnaker. When used as a dinghy power is by way of a 3.3 single cylinder Johnson outboard. Generally used on Tauranga Harbour.
"Spray" Owner: Derek Wakeling, Length: 6.5m. Built: 2000. A plywood and fibreglass double sea kayak with hard chine. (A kayak, as distinct from a canoe is completely decked and the cockpit enclosed with a spray deck and, in experienced hands, can be taken to sea. A kayak can be rolled without taking in water whereas a canoe, with no deck, cannot cope with very rough water and is essentially a river or lake craft).
"Zoe" Owner: Brian Riley, Built: 1989, Length: 6m. A Carolina dory built by Roger Priest of Whitford, Auckland. Research into the history of the dory design showed it came from Ireland approx. 700 years ago. It is used as a commercial fishing vessel in USA & Canada as a fishing guide boat salmon, trout etc. & commercial fishing crabs lobsters etc. and in the Pacific Islands. Zoe is constructed with glass over ply on kauri frames with teak trim. The motor is mounted well inboard. (It is designed to be used in winter ice conditions in lakes, rivers & coastal sea areas. The motor can be serviced inside the vessel easily with no need to hang out over the stern in adverse conditions). With a maximum hull speed of 20 knots, Zoe is fully surveyed in New Zealand to carry a skipper and 4 passengers. She is currently being used by Shamrock Trout Charters in a fishing & tourist guiding venture.
Owner: Brian Stonestreet, Length: 4.4m. Based on a 19th century model of rowing & sailing dinghy similar to American Whitehall type, Honey was built at the clinker boatbuilding night class at Carrington Tech between 1981 &
1983. Designer Keith Atkinson died during the construction and the course was then taught by John Peat. Traditional clinker construction in 5/16" NZ Kauri over temporary frames, laps fastened with copper nails riveted over roves. Ribs are Western Australian kauri, stem & transom in mahogany, keel, thwarts, floorboards, rudder & dagger board kauri. Stem bent in after planking finished. 14'6" x 4'8", Honey is rigged with cotton spritsail and jib (66 sq.ft & 16 sq.ft); oregon mast, sprit & boom. The dagger board was installed in 1994 improving windward ability & manouverability. Used as a family boat with wonderful days of sailing and motoring with 2 hp outboard. Currently a member of Mahurangi Cruising Club she has sailed with Ponsonby Cruising Club Vintage & Veteran regatta but mostly just messing around in boats.
Awarded "Best classic dinghy" 2003. "Best original Dinghy" 2004. Dinghy, Merit Award, 2005 Parade.
"Relax-ay-voo" Owner: John Duncan, Length: 9m, Designed by Bruce Askew.
Magic" Pachoud 8000
Built by Pachoud Boat Builders in Rotorua. Launched May 28th 1993
Design concept by Ken Parker (Owner). Design brief was for a maxi trailer boat of a true 26 feet stem to stern (not including bow sprit and platform) with an 8'6" beam featuring New Zealand native timbers. Had to be strong to be able to cope with reasonable seas when game fishing and to suit fishing on most lakes with family boating and over-nighting in mind. Weight was also a criteria so as not to be too heavy for towing to any coastal areas in NZ. Hull and decks Designed by Dave Pachoud after a number of drawings had been perused by both parties. Built by Pachoud Boat Builders. R&D continued throughout the build project. Electrical engineering and electronics supplied by K. J. Parker Ltd. The original engine was a petrol OMC V6 4.2ltr 205hp and stern leg by OMC Cobra. Petrol was chosen over Diesel engines available at the time, diesels being too heavy to keep within a power to weight ratio and size requirements. Hull is of a sandwich core (often termed as epoxy composite) utilising Gaboon ply for strength and light weight qualities with an internal and external sheath of heavy tri-axial glass. The keelson area, stem to stern is covered with Kevlar to cope with beaching. Topsides glass over ply. Tawa Kauri and Kahikatea are featured in both structural areas and finish. Trailer designed and built by Phil South Engineering known as Voyager Trailers. Showed at both 1993 boat shows in Auckland and won a "Special Judges Award". Re-powered in 1994 with a newly released lightweight OMC 3.2ltr 200hp six cylinder diesel engine (now sold under the Steyr label) combined with their King Cobra leg. Achieves a cruising speed of 18 to 20 knots. Max speed half laden 32knots or fully laden 27.6knots. Since it's launching has featured in a number of fishing competitions by winning major prizes both trout and game fishing. Dawn Magic was commandeered by the police as a "Police Boat" to help with the security of Prince Philip when visiting Makoia Island bird reserve of which he is a Patron, and participated in Coastguard rescues and exercises within the Rotorua Lakes region. Has been seen in the Bay of Plenty Lakes and Sea areas including White and Mayor Islands, Lake Taupo, Whitianga, Mercury Bay and Islands, Coromandel and Auckland sea areas. Dawn Magic's home is in Rotorua. Present owners Ken and Robyn Parker. This update was supplied in February 2006.
"The Clog" 6.3m double diagonal kauri construction. Shipbuilders design built early 80's in Stillwater. Boatbuilders unknown. Originally built as a crayfishing boat, but very early in its life was transferred to Taupo where considerable work was done to modify and extend the cabin. It would appear as though there have been four owners including the Taupo Yacht Club where it was used as a starting boat. Powered by a 48hp Leyland 4 cylinder diesel with Lees Marine conversion. Maximum speed 7 knots. Used extensively on Lake Rototit for fishing and recreation. Purchased by Jim & Shirleyanne Burch in February 2003 off the Wooden Boat Parade website.
"MV Rodney Nelson" Owners: Graeme & Raewyn Natusch, Length: 5.5m. Built 1986 in Kohukohu, this Danish style hull similar to those used for long-lining in the choppy North Sea, first saw service as a fishing boat, long-lining out of the Northland harbour in the 1980's. Built originally with mast and sails for stability, the original chain plates can still be seen near the stern. A subsequent owner had her converted to a cabin launch by a Whangarei boat builder. Under the name of Tilicum she was then purchased by 2 elderly gents (now in their 80's). During this 4 years she was little used but the14 hp Yanmar diesel motor was fully rebuilt with 3 hours running when sold to the present owner in December 2000. Re-named the M.V.Rodney Nelson after the Rodney and the Nelson, who, when nearly completed at the end of WW1, were found surplus to requirements and reduced in size at the stern. They always looked a little "short one end" as does their namesake. M.V.Rodney Nelson cruises at 7-8 knots and uses approx 1 litre of diesel per hour.
a 4.9 metre yacht. This versatile yacht can be a racing skiff with a
sloop rig and gennaker flown from a fixed bowsprit or, in quieter moments, a
traditional sailing dinghy with a spritsail set on an unstayed wooden mast. She
is clinker built in 9 mm tanalised construction ply over macrocarpa stringers
and ply frames. "Charmer"
based on Herald Island in the upper Waitemata Harbour and is regularly seen as a
traditional dinghy at the annual Mahurangi Regatta.
She was designed and built by Geoff Entrican of Howick in 1985 and is
currently owned by Geoff and Cindy Beresford.
Yacht, Merit Award, 2005 Parade.
"Misty" Owner: Murray Hall. Length: 5.1m. Macrocarpa Steam Launch built in 1996 by G.Dierking and designed by J.Benford
"Mirante" Owners: Wayne & Gill Butt.
Length: 4.6m. Designer: Ray Sargent. Built in 1997 by Wayne Butt. A wooden
gentleman's runabout (1940's style). Chris Craft replica.
Runabout, Merit Award, 2005 Parade.
Glen Bailey. This unnamed boat is a 4.35 metre Outboard flatiron designed by
John Gardiner. The offsets came from his book, "The Dory Book".
It's of seam batten construction using marine ply and macrocarpa. The epoxy glue used was West System and the hull is fastened with bronze ring nails and stainless screws. Construction was finished early in 1998.
"Gangsta" is a 10 foot speedboat designed by Glen L Witt. Built by father/son team of Greg and Brad Roy. Construction was over the 2008 year and she was launched in January 09. Built from Kauri frames and ply wood with the deck cover boards (outer part) finished in Walnut with the deck in Mahogany with white oak inserts. Powered by a 15Hp Johnson.
"Bootlegger" Owned and built by: Greg Roy, launched December 2005.
Designed by Ken Hankinson, 5.85 metres Barrelback modeled on the late 1930's barrelback runabouts as built by American companies such as Chriscraft and Hacker Craft. She is powered by a marinised 350 c.i.Chev with a 1:1 marine gearbox.
David Calder's Shellback Dinghy, designed by
Joel White of Brooklin, USA.
The plans were obtained through the Wooden Boat Mag USA.
Built of marine ply during a winter period, she is designed as a recreational sculling or sailing dinghy. She is very light and fast.
"Whispers" Owner: Bob Hamlett. Length: 3.7m. Designed and built by Rodney Lines 1992
"Princess" Owner and
builder: Allan Clark. Length: 6.9 metres. Beam: 1.85 metres. Draft: 550 mm
She is built mainly with Fijian Kauri and plywood. The hull being two layers of diagonal plywood strips over stringers and frames then fibre glassed.
She was painted by Gloss Boats Ltd at Westhaven.
The engine is a 30 hp Kubota diesel with a twindisk marine gearbox supplied by Chris Moon Engines Ltd of Avondale.
"Ellen" Owners: Helen and Grant Wallace. Length: 8 metres. She was built up from a "plug" taken off an old abandoned hull found in Kopu. She is a classic Logan hull of strip plank cedar 8 metres long. "Ellen" is powered by a 29 HP diesel with standard straight drive.
"Sweet Hart" is a 16ft Hartley, built probably in the 80's and purchased by Chris Currie and Lyndall Hermitage about 3years ago. After driving past her for months Chris decided that he must find out if she's for sale, anyway he drove in one day and asked "how much" and was told and here we are.
designed and built by Peter Sewell with the help
of many friends. She was launched in January 2005 and is the result of
Peter's desire for a fast economical launch that could be trailered easily.
With an easily driven hull, a large slow reving propeller and 50 hp it is no problem to cruise at 17 knots and she can achieve 25 miles to the gallon cruising at 12 knots.
"Rose de Bote" Strip cedar dinghy, owned and built by David Bang in 1994
"Annika" A Pelin designed runabout
of glass over ply construction, she was built in 1980 by R K Short and others.
Entered by Warren Short. Length: 19'2"
"Fancy Free" Owned by David Grace, a 26' launch designed by Frank Pelin, she was built in 1984 and is of glass over ply construction.
"Wairua" Cedar strip Dinghy launched November 2006. Designed by John R Clark and built by owner, Paul Armstrong, she is 2.4 metres long with a 1.2 metre beam.
Devlin Surf Scoter, Designer: Devlin Boats Length:23'
Built by Peter Waugh and launched December 2003, she is powered by a 90hp Yamaha 2 stroke outboard engine.
Unnamed dinghy built by Allan Clark with Brian Stamp at the helm.
Unnamed dinghy built by Allan Clark
H" 19' Mahogany Runabout owned by Shawn & Cathy Vennell.
Replica of Dodge Watercar / Chriscraft,
Built 2005 by Joe Dale Boatbuilders
"Domestic" Owner: Ron Shapley. 16' Wooden dinghy, was purchased in the pub from "for sale" on the pub notice board. She is painted white on one side and blue the other and named "Domestic" for obvious reasons.
Owner: Russell Ward. Dimensions: LOA 17', Beam 5', Draft 2'.
Materials: Double diagonal Kauri planking on hardwood frames. Hardwood trims.
Designer: John Sharps /Russell Ward
Machinery: Boiler: Vertical wet firebox boiler designed G Wilkinson / W Larsen.
Working pressure 80 psi. Coal fired. Brown feedwater injector and steam whistle.
12 gallons feedwater makeup. Hotwell. Keel condenser.
Engine: Built by W Larsen using castings supplied by J Sharps.
2.5" x 3" single cylinder steam. Stephenson (Howe) reversing gear. Air pump and two boiler feed pumps driven from crosshead. Installation by owner.
Built: Hull at Carrington Technical Institute, Auckland. Completed at Whangateau Traditional Boatyard by P Cundy and J Emtage. Engineered by owner. Launched: March 2007.
This boat was started some 20 years ago by John Sharps when he was tutor at Carrington Technical Institute boatbuilding course. The project was shelved while John relocated to the north. She was purchased two years ago by the present owner and completed at the Whangateau Traditional Boatyard. A delightful little steamer giving a lot of satisfaction to the owner and to those who created her.
"Whimsy" Owned by Claire Miller a 3.9 metre Golden Bay sailing dinghy. Designed by John Wellsford and built in 2007 by Claire & Nick Miller. Plywood & timber construction.
"O.D." 20 feet Tornado Catamaran built by Reg White 1986 of Foam Sandwich construction.
Rodney March was
the key architect of the Tornado, the olympic class catamaran. The boat was
specifically designed to win the IYRU Olympic Catamaran Trials held in the UK in
1967, when it easily defeated all other challengers from around the globe. The
Tornado is capable of 30 knots on a reach and 18 knots upwind and is probably
still the fastest production catamaran.
New Zealand, represented by Rex Sellars & Chris Timms, won the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics and silver at the Seoul Olympics.
Shown here being sailed by Roy Hughes and Dave Glasgow
"Butterfly" Owned by Jeff & Pauline Cragg, 13'6" plywood dinghy built 2007. Lil Laker design by Dave Nichols (USA) and built by Jeff Cragg. Launched Waitangi day 2008. The design is based on the cargo canoes of Lake Michigan area.
Powered with a 5hp 4 stroke Mercury outboard motor.
"Snoopy" Owned by Allan Fullerton. 14'6" ply and mahogany runabout built in 2009. Designed by Glen L and built by Allan Fullerton.
Paul & Pat
Pritchett, Church Bay, Lytlleton.
Designed and built by Robert Brooke in 2005
18ft picnic boat style, clinker kauri with a small inboard (diesel 16hp Lombardini).
It was built for an American superyacht owner as a toy. After having paid for it and asking the builder to store it until he was able to take delivery, the owner decided not to bother with it and left it in NZ. It is now owned by the Auckland Tina Rawa Trust.
"Heron" Owned by Trudie & Allen Geerkens, Wanganui. 16' 1989 Pelin designed runabout, built by Dave Upchurch.
"Truantsea" Owned and built by Graham Harris 2005. A John Welsford designed 3.6 metre sailing dinghy.
"Seeke II" Owned, designed & built by Wayne Byers. 2009 15' launch.
Owner: Jeremy Sievers. 4 metre ply runabout built 2011.
Designed by Jack Williams, built by Jeremy Sievers.
Owned & built by Neil Beken 1990, 25'6" Edson Schock /Weston
Farmer 1907 design with a beam of 6'3" and a draft of 1'. Displacement (light):
Engine: 15 HP 4 stroke outboard
"Salumi" Owned and built by Mike Hughes, built 2010. An 11'6" Herreshoff designed dinghy.
"Butternut" Owned and built by Mike Hughes, built 2010. A 12'6" Cullen designed canoe.
"Intrigue" Owned & built by Steve Allen 2003, 25' ply launch.
"Hobby Time" Owned by David Calder. 12' ply Dolphin dinghy. Especially designed for lakes and esturies by Terry Blundell of Brisbane, Australia. Built with 3mm ply using the stitch and tape method. Suited to 2 to 3hp outboards.
"Woodie" Built and owned by Bruce McKerras, 13' ply sailing dinghy designed by Oughtred.
"Hope" Owned and built by Allan Clark, a Jay Benford designed 8' dinghy, built in 2007.
"Yvonne" 11'6" Frostbite Sailing Dinghy, Built by Ron and John Churton at The Auckland Traditional Boatbuilding School in Hobsonville, with the help and guidance of Robert Brooke. Launched January 2010, the boat is built from NZ Kauri, with Mahogany gunnalls and trim, and Kari (Australian Hardwood) ribs. Held together with copper nails and roves. The boat was built using the original frames and patterns from 1937 when Jack Brooke (Roberts Father) designed and built the first Frostbite at Wakatere Boating Club in Auckland.
"Haere Tatau" Entered the 2010 parade by David Lewis built 1975/2005, she is a Warick designed 20' launch.
"P-We" Owned by Ross and Margaret Mabey. Designed by S.H.Reid and built 2008 by Ross Mabey.
Peter Sewell in his yacht. No details available.
"MV Pipi" Owned by Earl and Lorraine Cornes. 17' launch built 1978 - 1980. No further details available.
"Hunky Dory" Owned by Anita Devcich. No further details available.
"JR" 15'6" John Welsford designed yacht built in Belgium 2007. Entered by Alan & Ronda Clark.
"Rogue Wave" Owned and built by Tony Murray in 1995. A John Welsford designed 3.68 metre dinghy.
"Hi Fi" Entered by Bruce Kenyon. 1994 12'3" yacht. Designed by Alf Harvey and built by Gary Matthews.
"Clansman" Owned and built by Tim Brown 2011. A 5.9 metre kauri steam launch.
"Whitney" Owned by Dale and Colin Armer. 8.5 metre launch, designed by Bruce Askew, built 2012 by Mike Muir.
"Louise" Owned by Glenn Baker, 32' Kauri launch built in 1991 by Calvin Berriman, designed by Bruce Askew.
"D and A" Owned by Dusty Waddell. 25' launch built in Taupo 1993.
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