photos & details ex Blair Valentine (owner)

Several months ago Blair contacted me about Marire, in his words a ‘neo classic wooden yawl’. She was designed by Bruce Askew & built by Paul Wickham in 2004.
She featured in Boating NZ back in August 2007 (Issue #252)
Now Bruce has no desire to part company with Marire but her crew are getting on & Marire needs to be sailed more than she is at present so I understand that to the right person she would be on the market.

For more information, contact Blair direct at

3 thoughts on “Marire

  1. Thanks Alan for all that … Yes, “Mariri” is for sale.

    Build – strip planked, western red cedar hull, decks marine ply, transom huon pine all glassed both sides.

    Mast and spars Oregon, metal fittings cast bronze or ss. – wooden blocks ex wooden bowls turned by the designer to a higher purpose. Stays, stainless steel and running rigging all Glestein polyprop.

    Motor – 19 hp Volvo marine diesel – folding prop – radio and GPS, Gas cooker – folding saloon table.

    Also available large supply of spares including wet weather gear, strip planked tender, glassed with outboard.


  2. B. Askew is well known in Wellington and elsewhere following in the footsteps of Athol Burns. One of his designs was involved in the selection series for the One-ton Cup series in the Bouzaid era. His first design from 1950 is still in the hands of the Salmonds in the Marlborough Sounds. He has produced more than 150 original designs and modifications for a similar number. He has an encyclopedic Knowledge of timber and traditional boat building.


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