The Taupo owner (Paul Stewart) of Ocean Queen would like to find out more about the boat he has owned since a 2003.
She is a carvel sedan approx 30′, built he believes in 1937 in Onehunga. Paul knows no more of her lineage than that. She is currently powered by 4 cylinder Fordson through a Paragon box. Paul believes she probably started life as a Flush Decker and has since had the coach-roof raised to accommodate the windows and headroom.
She was bought off a Pukekohe owner who moored her on the Tamaki river, she now trundles happily around Lake Taupo laughing at the worst of what the lake can throw at her.
Above are some photos of her when first in Taupo, around 2004 and a couple in the current state.
Paul would love to know more of Ocean Queen’s history whilst he enjoys her for this part of her life.
Update – Lots of info / chat on Ocean Queen in the comments section. Check out this story ex Harold Kidd ex PapersPast from the Auckland Star 22 July 1935. She must have been well built 🙂