When I ask Peter Brookes to send me some photos from the re-launch on Thursday at Pier 21 of the C-Class Turakina (C77), I did not expect to receive all these wonder shots showing the major re-fit Peter has just completed on her. As we have come to expect from Mr Brookes she is simply stunning & another of our classics that now joins a very special group that should have a bronze plate that reads ‘Restored by Brookes Boatbuilders’.

Turakina was designed by Arnold ‘Bill’ Couldrey and built in 1949 Leo H Clark . She is double skin kauri – 30′ / 8′ / 5′. Turakina is a sister ship to Tuirangi (C35). Bill Couldrey was a protege of Arch Logan. These 2 vessels look like clones of Tawera and Gypsy.

Photos of the re-fit can be viewed here     www.classicsail.net

(Little Jim can be seen waiting patiently for her turn in the shed)

2 thoughts on “Turakina

  1. Pingback: TURAKINA – Sailing Sunday | waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news

  2. Absolutely beautiful. — Another Couldrey masterpiece, & unbeleivably faithfully, & wonderfully retored. by Peter B. — Congratulations to you & your team Peter, Please continue to put your loving hand to these timeless craft for many more years to come. I knew her in my youth, & she was one of the sailing delights of the Gulf then, & thanks to you, she now will be again, hopefully for many many more years.
    Jack Allen the owner of her sister ship Turangi,from the 30s to at least the 70s, was a family friend & son of the late Henry Allen, (Tiromoana) & I had a sail on Turangi, a good number of times in the 1940s– KEN RICKETTS


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