Reluctant Sale of Baldrick (Ngaku) the Steam Boat

Reluctant Sale of Baldrick (Ngaku) the Steam Boat

Anyone need a nice little 16′ Vos clinker (has original builders plate) with divine provenance but a little prostituted by a steam engine and boiler. Built in Auckland in 1953 from Heart Kauri & Jara decks & pohutukawa stem, plus Mangaeo ribs.
CYA member & ww stalwart Russell Ward has the original Stuart Turner 8hp engine which he would pass on in part exchange for Baldrick’s steam plant.
Her current owner Gary Langstone bought her from Don Penn in Rotoiti and intended to use it.. However bad health has forced a sale.
Baldrick is in good going condition, on a trailer, stored in a shed & can be inspected at any time.  Trailer rego is on hold but no problem to activate it.
The steam engine is by Don Hasbrook & built by Donn and others, the boiler is by McCarthy Engineering Ltd & only 15years old.
Gary paid $8000.00 for the craft and would like to recover this. For enquires phone Gary or come and see it . Phone  09 2946614 or email
For more photos & history

ps fingers crossed when she sells, her new owner reverts to her old name – Ngaku  🙂

5 thoughts on “Reluctant Sale of Baldrick (Ngaku) the Steam Boat

  1. This is a very pleasant little snippet of Nagku, sounds nice, Baldrick.
    We have seen her feature at regattas but not up close like this. She looks to be laid out very nicely and comfortably.
    I like the low sheen timbers.
    I do have my two most favorite steam boats still though…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s