details ex Ken Rickets & Alan H. photos ex KR
Aristos was launched in October 1985 & designed by Des Townson, in fact the only launch Townson designed that was built. I understand there was a small launch designed but not built. Aristos was built by Noel May, is 36 feet long, 3 skins of kauri in the hull, with solid mahogany coamings & glassed ply decks .
She is powered by twin 60 HP Nissan diesels & cruises at 8 knots.
She sleeps 6 & was built for Ian & Vivienne Stembridge . She remained in the Stembridge family from new until early 2013. Being kept the whole time at Whitianga.
Aristos has recently been sold to Ray Haydon & Sarah Elleray of Auckland.
Note: Noel May also built in 1993 a very similar launch Summer Wine (view her by entering her name in the ww search box)