photos & details ex Dean Wright & current owner Winston Jacob
Designed by Parsons & built in 1959 in Tauranga. Carvel planked hull, powered by twin 120hp Fords. LOA 38’6″ x B 11′ 6″ x D 3′ 6″.
Karina was a gamefishing charter boat operating out of Paihia during the 1970′s and 80′s. Owned by Alan Limmer. She once caught a black, a blue and a striped marlin all in one day. The first time it had ever been done in NZ. Possibly never been repeated.
Anyone able to ID the blokes in the cockpit with the thresher shark ? The owner / skipper Alan Limmer is on the right in the white t-shirt.
Winston Jacob has owned Karina for 14 years (1999)
Update 02-08-2017 – Photo below ex Dean Wright
27-03-2018 Update from Lee Wilkinson
“I came across my Grandparents old boat on your website today, I posted a wee comment, but since have found a couple of photos which I thought you might like to add to the story of Karina. The owner prior to my Grandparents was Les Henry, (i couldn’t remember his surname when writing the comment) – and quite possibly the original owner. Not sure of the dates my Grandparents owned her, but my mum recalls going down to trial her 1961, as she was pregnant with me at the time (the memory of morning sickness!!) Les Henry lived in Pukekohe but had the boat based in Tauranga i believe. My grandparents moved her to Maraetai, where she was on a swing mooring just below their home there.
Below are a couple of photos with my Grandmother, Janet Jones, with her catch of a Thresher shark in 1964 off Karina. Quite a biggie of the day I believe, and especially for a female angler.
The first one has Les Henry (the very tall man with the folded arms), my Grandfather Harry Jones, (with his hands on his hip), and then my Grandmother Janet Jones. (don’t know the two in the background.”