Percy Vos – The Boats & His Boys


CYA member Baden Pascoe has written a magnificent pictorial and historical record that celebrates the life of Auckland businessman and renowned boatbuilder Percy Vos, his boats and the people who worked with him – ‘Launching Dreams – Percy Vos – The Boats & His Boys’

Baden’s interest in Percy Vos is fueled by the Pascoe family association to the Vos yard. Baden’s father, Howard Pascoe, a very talented centre board sailor and boatbuilder, worked for Percy in the 1940’s.

To quote Harold Kidd here on waitematawoodys “it’s not only a great read but a beautiful thing to hold in the hand; a superbly produced book that glitters at you at all sorts of levels. A complete “must buy” for anyone with a whiff of salt in his or her veins”

There is an open invitation to all lovers of classic yachts, launches & work boats to attend a morning tea to celebrate the launch of the book. The event will also be a wonderful opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the legends that worked at Vos and you will be able to buy an autographed copy of Launching Dreams. If you can’t make the morning tea, check out the major book sellers who have copies, the perfect Christmas gift for all waitematawoodys.

Venue : Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron – Dinghy Locker – Westhaven

Date: Sunday 24th November – this Sunday

Time: 10a.m.

2 thoughts on “Percy Vos – The Boats & His Boys

  1. Pingback: What’s Happening With The Percy Vos Shed? | #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news

  2. Alan, Hi,

    My apologies, I won’t be present as I am racing Paramour `round the buoys’ with the DYC on Sunday.

    However, my model of `Sandra’ will be on display and I am pleased to confirm I have purchased an autographed copy of Baden’s excellent book.




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