photo & details ex Ken Ricketts. edited by Alan H
Olympia II was designed jointly by John Lidgard & Noel Sparnon . She was built entirely at the Lidgard yard in Glen Eden. John Ldgard built the hull decks & combings completely, with support from Sparnon. Launched in 1963 & is 40 ft long, approx 14 ft beam, built of 2 skins of Kauri, with mahogany coamings.
I have posted about Olympia II before (ww link below) but Ken Ricketts just sent me this great photo of her with the originally varnished coamings. She looks so stunning I just had to post the c.1967 photo.
In the photo she would be 3 to 4 years old, given the speed she is traveling at, its obviously post the addition of her new Ford engines which replaced her ‘as launched’ pair of used (ex Florence Kennedy) Fords.