Jolly Roger


JOLLY ROGER
photos ex Jason Prew

Back in August 2015 Jason was in Whangarei & snapped a collection of photos at the town basin. Today’s launch is the Jolly Rogers & she shows all the hallmarks of being a Roy Parris boat. I seem to recall she was berthed at Auckland’s Milford Marina for many years, not that long ago.
Can anyone supply more details on her?

21-10-2015 Update from Bruce & Margaret Hunt

We have been the proud owners of Jolly Roger for nearly 30 years. Very much a family boat cruising extensively in the Hauraki Gulf with our son & daughter from carry cot stage!
Launched in September 1956  Jolly Roger was built for Mr Brown of the Smith & Brown furniture store in Auckland. We visited Roy Parris soon after purchase & discovered that he had also owned her for a few years, Jolly Roger being one of his favourites.
We had her berthed at Westhaven until our shift to Whangarei  in 2014.

7 thoughts on “Jolly Roger

  1. Bruce, where about’s do you keep Jolly Roger in Whangarei – we keep Arohanui in the KCC marina, but live in Whangarei?

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  2. We have been the proud owners of Jolly Roger for nearly 30 years. Very much a family boat cruising extensively in the Hauraki Gulf with our son & daughter from carry cot stage!
    Launched in September 1956 Jolly Roger was built for Mr Brown of the Smith & Brown furniture store in Auckland. We visited Roy Parris soon after purchase & discovered that he had also owned her for a few years, Jolly Roger being one of his favourites.
    We had her berthed at Westhaven until our shift to Whangarei in 2014.
    Bruce & Margaret Hunt.

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  3. The forward cabin extension is a practical add on seen on a few of them, most of the small ones look so good, but inside are a luxury home for the engine. There is no H in Roy or Parris.

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  4. It certainly is a Roy Parrish boat. Would have been built in the 1950s I would guess. It was a Westhaven boat in my youth from memory.
    One of Roy’s prettiest in my opinion.

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