Atatu – anyone know more about this lovely canoe stern launch?

ATATU

Photos taken by Bruce Yarnton on a recent trip in Queen Charlotte Sound

Harold Kidd Update

Potted history; she was built by Bailey & Lowe in December 1919 for J A Holloway of Stanley Point but not to look like this. She had a 55hp Sterling. Holloway sold to Louis Nathan in 1922. She passed through several owners then was owned by A J Long of Days Bay at the outbreak of WW2. She was with NAPS in Wellington 1942-3. Frank Stoks the current owner of Eastbourne made the above mods to her.

3 thoughts on “Atatu – anyone know more about this lovely canoe stern launch?

  1. I am Frank Stoks. I still own Atatu as of June 2013. I have never contemplated nor had her for sale. Truth and history available Fromm. Regards F.

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