Woodys in the Bay Of Plenty

Woodys in the Bay Of Plenty

Over the weekend two of waitematawoodys cub reporters 🙂 were snooping around Sulphur Point Marina in Tauranga & put their iPhones to good use. Thanks to Jason Prew & Nathan Herbert for this peek at some of the classics in the Bay.

10 thoughts on “Woodys in the Bay Of Plenty

  1. You’re right Zach! Anyway, she was one of Ted’s favourites and also his brother Jimmy’s who fitted out her interior while he was with O&G. Jimmy Gilpin’s new book “Winners are Grinners” covers this period of O&G and is a great read. I recommend it highly. (I’ve always basked in the reflected glory of being the Gilpins’ cousin [second]).


  2. Ah! The all-over paint job fooled me. I think she was here at Hobsonville-nee-Westpark a few years back. Definitely a Swanson, then


  3. BISCAYNE is 55′ and was built in 1969 by Salthouse Bros to a Hargrave design for J.M. Plowman. KHADINE is 44′ and was built by Alan Williams in 1970. She currently has twin Perkins 6354T 145hp diesels. The 38′ MISS IDA is ex-Fullers of Russell and was built by the Warne brothers at Russell in 1934. I understand she has a 5LW Gardner. She was renamed KNOXIE 3 for a while.
    NOELANI is a lovely Oliver & Gilpin 42 footer built in 1963 for Noel Baker. Ted Gilpin died a few weeks ago. She has twin 90hp Cummins diesels.


  4. Martini really does have a HUGE cockpit area for a boat of her size… Khadine is deceptively big too, that is a massive ass she has. Also close by on the marina was Biscayne


  5. Can’t put a name to her, but the boat in the bottom right shot (IMG 6032) is a Bob Swanson, possibly built in Blackwood Bay (in which case she might be “Varua”) or after Bob moved to the old Ernie Lane yard in Picton. Doubt the flying-bridge is original.


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