LAUNCH YEAR: 1994
DESIGNER: 1880's working boat
BUILDER: Alec Baxter/Russell Ward
OWNER: Russell Ward
Romany is modelled on a working launch of the late 1880's and being of traditional design is built in a very heavy workboat style with hardwood keel, spotted gum ribs and copper fastened kauri planking. The engine is a single cylinder Bolton design 3 inch bore and 4 inch stroke. Reverese is by Stephensons link. Firing is by coal for a boiler working head of 100psi.