SOUTHERN SEAS (South Seas)
photos & details ex Ken Ricketts
The present owner was told SS was a ‘Shipbuilders kit set’ (was there such a thing?) & possibly built at the Wade River c.1964. She is a 34 footer built of 3 skins of Kauri on opposite diagonals & is powered by a Lees converted 6 cyl. Ford diesel, with an underwater exhaust, & by the size of the propeller, possibly has a 1 to 1 gearbox.
When purchased 14 years ago she was called South Seas but the owner has extended the name to Southern Seas.
She is presently kept at Gulf Harbour & was previously moored at Westpark Marina.
She was out of the water for several years for a fairly extensive refit & including substantially rebuilding the cabin top, which had been in bad shape.
SS is for sale at around $85k & the owners can be contacted on 027 696 2700
A little too modern for my taste but a nice little ship that appears to be well presented.AH