I will start by quoting an anonymous lover of classic wooden boats who said to me once when the subject of Luana came up – “I think she is my favourite of all the Classics. Believe it or not she is prettier than Lady Margaret, Lady Gay, Wirihana etc. She really is the ultimate in ‘cool’. Its interesting how different boats do it for different people but Luana is one of the rare beauties that is perfect from all angles”. I have been aboard & have to agree.
She was built by MT Lane in 1920 in Mechanics Bay & her specs are LOA 47ft, Beam 11ft.6in, Draft 39ins. She has a provenance as long as your arm.
I’m sure her owner will chip in with some tales from her past. One that I do know is that she still holds the record for landing a marlin, shooting a deer & catching a trout – 3hrs 25 minutes
I think I’ll let the photos tell the story.