1934 Miller & Tunnage

1934 Miller  & Tunnage

This 1934 work-boat conversion appeals to me. She is a big old girl 55’8” x 13’5” x 5’ 10” – built in heart kauri & powered by a Gardner 6L3 115hp diesel.

For sale on trademe she recently had an extensive refit. The owner is reluctantly retiring from the sea. would make a nice live aboard.

Anyone able to ID her? Currently in Picton so maybe one of the southern woodys?

More details here https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/05/28/wairangi/

Info ex Paul Drake
Below is the ad for WAIRANGI when she was put up for tender by the Lyttelton Port Company (in the 1980’s?).

Photos ex Frank Stoks of Wairangi taken today (01/10/2014)

15 thoughts on “1934 Miller & Tunnage

  1. Nice to see those extra photos thankyou. That’s her original, shapely, wheel house from her piloting days up front and extra accommodation added aft. No shortage of solid timber here.
    She’s a go any where in comfort gal this one.


  2. Anorak here, but it’s MILLER & TUNNAGE, not MILLAR & TUNNAGE or even MILLER & TONNAGE, both of which versions are in the heading.


  3. Which do you mean you like, Kiwa’s.?
    I felt perhaps a mix of Kiwa’s and the pilot boat type style would be fitting. Her wheel house looks to be built superbly, as a pilot boat ought to – real wood no ply. All due respect to her present day configuration of coarse.


  4. EXACTLY! — Nice for me to have a turn too, occasionally. — (albeit very occasionally),– (with a big grin — hehe!!) KEN R


  5. Someone has been a bit slow here & not used the little search box & searched existing posts — I did a post on her last year & her name is WAIRANGI & she is owned by our really good friends Andrew & Andrea Jackson, & they live aboard her in Picton. — KEN RICKETTS


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