A new photo & a question from Chris Manning – is the above photo taken at ‘Curious Cove’ Marlborough Sounds (possibly c1950’s) of the boat with the tyre fender possibly Rio Rita? The sheer line looks about right, as do the vintage stanchions and the after windows . Can anyone comment on this ?
A Mystery Boat 20/05/14 – RIO RITA > RESOLUTION
Ok woody boaters – todays post is an enigma to me. The boat is unknown to me, but she is flying a CYA burgee, a check of the CYA database shows no match so the vessel is either belong to a very distant lapsed member or someone has ‘borrowed’ the burgee.
The photo is ex the very talented pro photographer Dean Wright & most likely shot in the BOI.
Anyone able to shed some light on the vessel?
It also appears she is currently in Tauranga & listed on trademe (thanks Andrew Pollard for the tip). Photo added above.
Lots of chat about todays mystery boat in the comments section – check it out. I can confirm it is ‘Rio Rita’ > ‘Resolution’ . I have also added a great photo sent to me by Harold Kidd of her on launch day, 1929, at St. Marys Bay, she was built by Collings & Bell & launched as a tourist passenger boat, note the open cockpit forward. Looked rather grand, quite different now days.
Updated photo– 13/06/14 – ex Harold Kidd of Rio Rita in the Sounds, still with ‘Rio Rota Auckland’ on her transom.
Updated photo – 23/07/2014 – ex Liam Daly on or close to her launch day
2014 photo below ex Dave Jones ex Baden Pascoe