photos & details ex Peter Mence
Todays post is a wee bit of a hybrid – her previous owner, Paul Hastings, purchased a 1940 hull of approx. 22′ length & commissioned Bruce Askew, the well know Wellington base yacht & launch designer, to design a new topsides. The work was undertaken by Evans Bay Boatbuilders in Wellington. The combination of Askew’s eye & the craft of the builders have produced a very salty craft.
She is powered by a Isuzu diesel which pushes her along at a comfortable 10 knots. The interior features blue squabs set of with red piping. Launch day was marked in style with the ‘Duke of Wellington’ doing the honours 🙂
Interested to know more about her & the where-abouts of Port Ligar now, she has the makings of a perfect lake boat & I get the feeling that one day she will join the fleet on Lake Rotoiti.