photos & detail ex Nathan Herbert & trademe
Rautangi was built by Collings & Bell c.1935/36 for Mr. L. Steriker. She measures 37′ x 9’6″ x 2’8″ & is currently midway thru a major refit happening at Katikati in the Bay of Plenty. There is a 120hp diesel sitting in her at present. Owner needs to move her on due to ill health, details can be found on trademe.
As launch she was a very smart launch, nice project for someone.
16-08-2018 Update from Nigel Boyd
We have just purchased the Rautangi a kauri bridge decker featured on this website. She has been moved to my property 425 Krippner Road, Puhoi.
She was completely gutted and partly repaired by the pervious owner. I am told that she has been out of the water for 7 years.
We seek as much advice as possible on how to get her back into a usable state again. We have no previous experience in restoring wooden boats and done much reading on the internet. However, many conflicting views on how to do this properly has left us undecided on the way forwards.
I would much appreciate any guidance and advice on this project.
We welcome any visits from those who would like to see her and share their wisdom.
Nigel and Kim Boyd