Fiesta

FIESTA

I spotted the above launch anchor in Rocky Bay on 30-12-2015, wind & tide were never my friend so I did not get to see if she had a name on her stern.

She does look familiar – possibly owned by an Alloy Yachts employee & kept in the Viaduct for a while 12>24 months ago ???

Anyone able to shed some more light on her?

Andrew Pollard advised she is called Fiesta & was built by ‘Laing’, powered by a 120hp Ford & moored at Panmure.

Harold Kidd Input

AYA records show FIESTA was built in 1962 by “Lang”. She was 31′ x 10′ x 3′ and had a 100hp Fordson diesel. The first owner appears to have been K.R. Buchanan of Arney Road, Remuera who may have sold her to J.J. Lenwood of Balmoral Road in 1973, although I think there may have two FIESTAs at the time.
So was it Dick Lang who built her? He would have been 74 in 1962 but I’m not sure he was still building that late in his life. He died in 1972. Her hull is sweet enough to be by Dick, not too sure about the tophamper though. The strip plank construction doesn’t sound like Dick. There were other Langs/Laings/Langes about in the 1960s, including Philip Lang, who favoured strip planking and he could be the one. Anyone know anything about him?

23-01-2016 – Update – the photos below are ex Baden Pascoe. Baden has advised that she was built by Philip Lang in 1964 (confirms Harold Kidds thoughts) & is currently owned by Gordon Love.

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5 thoughts on “Fiesta

  1. We have owned Fiesta for approximately 12 years,she was built by Phillip Lang at Hoppers landing in 1964 of strip plank construction 1in x 2in. Usual kauri hull/ mahogany coamings of the era. Originally a 6 cyl trader engine replaced with a 120 hp D series in 1986. The boat is in very much original condition and is very solid. A great sea boat just a bit rolly in a beam sea. We moor her near the old Panmure bridge

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  2. Phil Lange built the Quo Vadis for the Hoppers possibly around 1960, ( we have a video of the launching with a decent crowd and all the bunting etc). As it turns out a young guy who works with dad is the grandson of Phil Lange, who said that Quo Vadis is a Col Wild design (probably hull only?). That being said, do we see some Wild styling in this hull too?

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  3. AYA records show FIESTA was built in 1962 by “Lang”. She was 31′ x 10′ x 3′ and had a 100hp Fordson diesel. The first owner appears to have been K.R. Buchanan of Arney Road, Remuera who may have sold her to J.J. Lenwood of Balmoral Road in 1973, although I think there may have two FIESTAs at the time.
    So was it Dick Lang who built her? He would have been 74 in 1962 but I’m not sure he was still building that late in his life. He died in 1972. Her hull is sweet enough to be by Dick, not too sure about the tophamper though. The strip plank construction doesn’t sound like Dick. There were other Langs/Laings/Langes about in the 1960s, including Philip Lang, who favoured strip planking and he could be the one. Anyone know anything about him?

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  4. Her name is Fiesta,strip plank construction,120hp ford….moored at panmure…She was built by Laing.Owned my Gordon Love. .

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