Tiger


TIGER
ex trademe

There have been some amazing classic launch buys on trademe recently, all with no reserve, today’s ww post is a 30′ kauri carvel planked launch named Tiger, currently located in Hamilton, The listing claims she is a 1937 Collings & Bell. Now Harold Kidd has no record of a C&B named Tiger but says there was a Waikato speedboat called Tiger in the 1930s, not this boat of course, but possibly the same owner. She is powered with a 90hp engine, the make or condition is not mentioned in the listing.
Harold would have put her date of build at c1925 and her builder not C&B which were usually square-bilge.

Anyone able to supply more info on her?

If your interested, bidding closes at 8.44pm 16-09-2015.

UPDATE : My ww spy in the Waikato (Bruce Pullan – MV Ann Michelle ) visited Tiger today, photos below. Bruce reports good headroom (<6′) in the cabin. So come on guys, someone has to buy her, the bits alone are worth 10x the bidding 😉

On the move

8 thoughts on “Tiger

  1. Hi,
    I have purchased this boat and am having here moved to Okere Falls, Rotorua, where, hopefully she will soon be restored and in the water.
    I would be happy to hear any information anyone can give on her history.
    Thank you.
    Malcolm McNicol
    mmcnicol@xtra.co.nz

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  2. Ahoy

    This boat ‘Tiger’ sold last week at auction for a mere $6. Somewhat strangely it was put back on the market soon after. I wonder why the winner did not proceed with their $6 bid. Did they have no intention of buying it? Or perhaps they found out what it would cost to crane/transport a 30ftr from its current site.

    Cheers

    Luke

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  3. This was on the Hard Stand at Half Moon Bay 7-8 years ago for quite some time and was eventually sold by them to defray costs.. It was known as Tiger at that time also .It was on a mooring at Little Bucklands beach just prior to being pulled out.

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  4. Just curious. With all these muddied waters regarding various boats claimed builders, is there anything like rudder construction, or deck framing construction that could be a dead giveaway for certain yards?

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