Eric Price’s Motorsailer Awanui – Sailing Sunday


 

  Awanui – Sailing Sunday

photo ex Ken Ricketts

Today’s boat lives at Gulf Harbour & could be Awanui. If it is then its owned by Eric Price. Eric is 90+ years & uses the boat regularly. The impressive thing is by use I mean extended cruises for weeks at a time. My wife knows Eric & some of the tales from the cruises would make great reading.

Anyone able to confirm the vessels & also supply any details on her past – she has a Lidgard look to her.

18/01/2015 – Input from Garth Broadhead

On first glancing at the photo and without reading the text, it struck me like she looked like Eric’s boat which I was aboard several times as a teenager – so I’m guessing she is! Delighted to know Eric’s still alive and well!! Someone should ask him to post his tale of having his apendix removed underneath a coconut tree in Fiji – it’s a doozy!

3 thoughts on “Eric Price’s Motorsailer Awanui – Sailing Sunday

  1. Its with much sadness that I advice that Eric Price passed away on 17-02-2016 at the wonderful age of 92. Eric was a good friend of my wife Robyn & the offer of a G&T was never far away when she visited. While Eric will be missed, his cruising tales will live on. The man did more on a single cruise on Awanui than most of us do in a lifetime 🙂
    RIP

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  2. On first glancing at the photo and without reading the text, it struck me like she looked like Eric’s boat which I was aboard several times as a teenager – so I’m guessing she is! Delighted to know Eric’s still alive and well!! Someone should ask him to post his tale of having his apendix removed underneath a coconut tree in Fiji – it’s a doozy!

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  3. Certainly looks like a Lidgard with a 90+ gentleman on stern! Nice boat for sure, and nice backdrop :p

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