photos ex Pam Cundy

The above photos of Awatere were taken by Pam over the 2015/16 Xmas / NY period. I’m assuming that she is from the McGeady stable, can anyone from the McGeady fan club confirm?
What else do we know about her?

More photos below ex Karen Moren, Ken Ricketts & Hylton.



16 thoughts on “Awatere

  1. Hi Andrew, I’m interested in getting more of Awatere’s history as I don’t currently have much info on her. My email is
    When I was over in 2015, Awatere wasn’t up for viewing as the owner was working on her then so now sad to hear she’s looking ‘worse of ware’ as stated by Titch.


  2. Hi All, I saw my brother’s comment about the current state of M.V Awatere. She is a fine vessel and we had many happy summers aboard from 1980 – 2002. It is true, she has many large river rocks in the bow bilge section and significant lead ballast also. I know quite a lot about the boat from this period if anyone is interest. Our father also owned “My Girl” which I have seen has had a rebuild . I have many memories of this boat too.
    Andrew Hay


  3. Hi, Saw Awatere today at Milford marina, looking pretty worse of ware. We owned her from around 1980 to 2002. Ate the current owners going to restore her? Have May photos of her from my fathers ownership days….


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  5. Lovely photos Pam. It’s great to see her out on the water as she wasn’t up for viewing last year when I was in Auckland.


  6. According to the Register of British Ships, RNZYS and RAYC records, Lloyds’ Yacht Register and APYMBA records she was built by Supreme Craft (G.V. McGeady) in 1954 for A.C. Innes who sold to Rex McCracken in 1958 who sold to Peter S. Findlay in 1964. There was another AWATERE in Auckland at the time (before the Greenwood one) so there’s some confusion after that.


  7. Apparently a registered ship – Number 199080 if that helps anybody track down any records…. She looks great in her original format with the varnish and the dodger, I’m already on the owners case for a restoration back to that look!


  8. Awatere was built by Mac., for Auckland car Dealer Arthur ( Bluey) Innes, who owned the PAIKEA just before or after her, owned her for a number of years, & used her regularly. —
    He was a round ruddy faced middle aged gentleman, with blonde hair & looked as if he spent his whole life on his boat out in the sun.
    ALTAIR also by Mc Geady, & previously featured on woodys is the other boat in the1950s/60s Okahu Bay photo.


  9. Hi, yes Awatere is a McGeady Boat, at one time was owned by Nick Rutherford and was a volunteer coast guard vessel and cruised with Keith Archer on Ausrtralis, as both were great friends.


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