Kayla Rose – RIP

KAYLA ROSE – RIP

Kayla Rose, a SeaCraft,  is one of those boats that we look at & think – ‘ bugger these launches, I could handle the maintenance on one of those, no marina fees etc’. Truth is I’m sure the upkeep is similar.

I spotted KR at the recent Whangateau regatta & like several others there were instantly smitten.

Keen to learn more about her – possibly Pam at the WTB can enlighten us.

Update from John Sankey
Thank you for putting up the pics on your wonderful website!
A big thanks also to Pam and George for the fantastic weekend Regatta! The weather, wind and company was perfect!
This was the first time back in the tide for Kayla Rose after 2 years hibernating and getting some ‘beauty sleep’. As you can see, the bilge pump was working hard waiting for those planks to start to ‘take up’. She is 16′ and is circa 1962 in Kauri planked clinker with a double diagonal bottom. The engine is the original Ford Consul 4 cylinder by S.A.M. Marine, with a forward and reverse box. I bought her 3 years ago off a friend in Beach Haven who will know more of her history….

14 thoughts on “Kayla Rose – RIP

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  2. So your alan who is working from Mitchells in Otaramarae? Im his nephew that turns up from time to time, usually at smoko!

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  3. Got all that thanks, photos are all still construction and paint phase! John,my email is craigmarine@outlook.co.nz. She was for 66′ rescheduled queen mothers visit and engines are 63′ from serial numbers, cortina 1500’s. Cheers Alan.

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  4. Hi there Alan C.

    Thanks for that….. I am enjoying getting out in her.
    Yes I remember seeing the Queen Mary on TradeMe.
    Is she a 1966 model?
    Congratulations on buying her.
    Didnt she have twin engines?? Very cool.
    I am not sure of the contacts protocol either, but if Alan H. sees this, hopefully he can let us know.
    Or I shall ask him tomorrow at Riverhead!!

    All the best with Queen Mary on this Queens Birthday weekend!

    Look forward to meeting you soon.

    Regards,
    John.

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  5. Hi John,

    I’ve just spotted Kayla Rose while browsing through w.w, she looks very nice! I have one of the sea craft 19′ in restoration at the moment. ‘Queen Mary’, I bought her off trademe a year ago in a bit of a state!
    I would love to get a contact for you as they’re a pretty similar kind of boat from the same period. Not sure of protocol on site for sharing contacts is all.

    Regards, Alan.C

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  6. Hi there Alan.

    Thank you for putting up the pics on your wonderful website!
    A big thanks also to Pam and George for the fantastic weekend Regatta! The weather, wind and company was perfect!
    This was the first time back in the tide for Kayla Rose after 2 years hibernating and getting some ‘beauty sleep’. As you can see, the bilge pump was working hard waiting for those planks to start to ‘take up’. She is 16′ and is circa 1962 in Kauri planked clinker with a double diagonal bottom. The engine is the original Ford Consul 4 cylinder by S.A.M. Marine, with a forward and reverse box. I bought her 3 years ago off a friend in Beach Haven who will know more of her history….

    Bon Voyage!

    Regards, John.

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  7. Very nice isn’t she!!
    Hopefully John shall give us a review as he has restored her himself.
    This is the first time we have seen John with Kayla Rose along, we look forward to seeing them and the other visiting craft back for an Autumn regatta.

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