Designed & built by Chas Bailey Jnr. in 1950, Lady Rae is a 12m, kauri planked , carvel bridge decker, powered by a 120hp Ford.
Given her very distinctive style , I would be keen to learn more on her past & design influences .
Harold Kidd Update
She was built for Ken Simpson of Ventnor Road, Remuera. He owned her for many years, at least as late as 1967. She seems to have been a sister ship to GALA LASS built for A.H. Hurt of St Heliers about the same time. As for design, the styling cues were in every issue of “Rudder” and “Motor-Boat and Yachting” magazines of the time and ultimately derived from mid-1930’s American automotive design. If you half shut your eyes, LADY RAE looks quite like, say, a 1936 Dodge sedan, flat windscreen and all.