Ngaro was designed /built in 1952 & launched in 1953 by Roy Lidgard (Lidgard Ship Yard) in Smelting House Bay Kawau Island. She is 14.78m LOA / 3.88m beam & draws 1.4m.. She is a solid old girl with double diagonal 1/2″ kauri & 1″ longitudinal planks & bronze riveted. Powered by twin Ford 120hp Lemman’s that were installed in 1965.
Her ‘newish’ owners returned Ngaro to the water last week at Gulf Harbour after a new coat of paint, top & bottom. They only had good things to say about Mike Vitali & his team at One10 Painters, the finished job looks very sharp.
While a few of us classic owners are a little gun shy of travel lifts, the boys at Gulf Harbour would be one of the best operators around, they used four slings on Ngaro. As further proof of their skill – the Tino Rawa Trust has recently hauled out half its classic fleet at Gulf Harbour.
Now back to Ngaro – The owners would like to know more about her past & view any photos that might be out there. So woodys what do you know?
The b/w photos (below) are the only early (possibly launch day) photos they have.
I have featured Ngaro before on ww – she is rather nice – click the link below to be wow’ed 🙂
Update 24-08-2018 Ngaro out again for some TLC at Gulf Harbour