Around the yards – Karanga, Kiwitea & Rover

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KARANGA, KIWITEA, & ROVER

Three nice classics spotted hauled out in the last month or so by Ken Ricketts – more info on the boats history, owners etc would be most appreciated, post your comments here or email to:
waitematawoodys@gmail.com
Note – Karanga was at West Harbour and Kiwitea and Rover were at Gulf Harbour.
Harold Kidd Update
KARANGA was probably built by Collings & Bell for Keith Otway of Takapuna in 1948.
KIWITEA, according to the 2006 owner I spoke to, was built by Lidgards at Kawau post WW2 which is possible I guess.
There have been many ROVERS. A 28ft ROVER was built by H.N. Burgess at Judges Bay in December 1912 as DRAYTON (I) and renamed ROVER in 1915 when DRAYTON II was built. I suppose it’s possible it’s the same craft. I’ll check on pics of DRAYTON.
Photo (ex Heather Reeve- ‘Paea’) of Karanga at Oneroa 22/23-03-2014
Karanga

2 thoughts on “Around the yards – Karanga, Kiwitea & Rover

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  2. KARANGA was probably built by Collings & Bell for Keith Otway of Takapuna in 1948.
    KIWITEA, according to the 2006 owner I spoke to, was built by Lidgards at Kawau post WW2 which is possible I guess.
    There have been many ROVERS. A 28ft ROVER was built by H.N. Burgess at Judges Bay in December 1912 as DRAYTON (I) and renamed ROVER in 1915 when DRAYTON II was built. I suppose it’s possible it’s the same craft. I’ll check on pics of DRAYTON.

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