Ngaro

NGARO

photos ex Tom Kane & Colin Pawson

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 are Tom & Raewyn Kane. Ngaro returned to the water last week at Gulf Harbour after a new coat of paint, top & bottom. Tom 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 – Tom 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 Tom has.

I have featured Ngaro before on ww – she is rather nice – click the link below to be wow’ed 🙂
https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/05/02/ngaro/

Update 24-08-2018 Ngaro out again for some TLC at Gulf Harbour (photos ex Ken Ricketts)

4 thoughts on “Ngaro

  1. My name is Cherie Wood , my grand father Laurie Wood , was the first owner the Ngaro , cherieawood@gmail.com ( for the new owners if u want to contact me regarding photos that my family may have )i am my grand father and mr lidgard built the Ngaro together.
    I remember spending most holidays on the Ngaro , with my grand parents , my parents my cousins,and aunty

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  2. She is one of my favourites. Its one of the few boats that, in my opinion looks better with painted coamings than the original varnish.
    She is lucky indeed to have owners that will keep her in such wonderful condition.

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  3. As I have said on the original posting, I have known her since new & she looks better than the day she was launched — congratulations to those who made it happen.

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