details & photos from Dean Wright ex John Gander.

Hinewai a 40′ motorsailer was designed by Roger Carey (taken off Carey’s Taonui, a 1950s design) & built by John and Bev Gander in 1968. 39′ LOA, 11′ Beam, 4′ 6″ Draft. 17 tonne displacement.
Built with miro planking, tallowwood keel and stem & red birch frames. Sporting an oregan mast.
Powered by a 3 cylinder  371 Series GM, she has been re-powered with a John Deere.
Her teak decks were built from timber recovered from the wreck of the Amokura.
John Gander sold her many years ago. The current owner is Martin Farrand, who also owns the beautiful 1900’s classic 6m yacht, Scout.

Photos & classified advert ex Russell Ward

16-03-2018 UPDATE

Photo below ex trademe, so yes, she is for sale – a very salty girl that could take you almost anywhere.

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7 thoughts on “Hinewai

  1. Pingback: Hinewai – A peek down below | waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news

  2. My farther Bob Linton purchased Hinewai in Nelson in 1982. We took her to HMB in Auckland via East Cape and had many happy years cruising the East coast of the North Island. Still had the Cat when we owned her but we did replace the wood and coal range with a gas cooker.


  3. Nice to see her still looking really good! Really typical of Roger Carey’s work. I remember her taking shape at John Gander’s place at the corner of Waikawa Road. One of the many useful things she has done was to act as the outward pull on a drag-line, grading for the Waikawa Boating Club’s slipway.


  4. I love the earthy colours on the wheelhouse. The Mainlanders used to do that on the workboats. She had the big Cat diesel when she was up here. A lot of engine down there.


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