Mystery Launch Quiz – 21/04


Mystery Launch Quiz – 21/04
Win a copy of Robert Brooke’s book – ‘Beautiful Boats’

Ok woodys I have another copy of Roberts book up for grabs, so the first woody that can supply the boat name, designer, builder & year of launch will win a copy of Robert’s just released book ‘ Beautiful Boats’. The first reply in the ww comments section with all 4 answers correct – wins.

Robert has been collecting classic yacht designs for over 50 years, amongst his collection is work from our most talented & recognized designers – Arch Logan, Chas Bailey, Charlie & Alex Collings, Colin Wild, Bert Woolacott, Bob Stewart, Des Townson, Alan Wright & Robert’s father – John Brooke.
From his collection Robert has chosen 50 & redrawn each design, tracing off the original drawings to present them in a similar format. To add to the wow factor, Robert used the drawing equipment & ships curves that were once used by either Arch Logan, Charlie & Alex Collings or his father.

The 105 page, A4 size book allocates 2 pages to each vessel with specs & photo/s on the left & the drawings – hull lines, profile, half breadths, sections, diagonals & sail plan on the right hand page (refer Rainbow drawing example below). Its a must have in all serious woodys library.

Robert has very generously donated 4 copies of the book to waitematawoodys so over the next few weeks I will be giving them away as prizes. In addition I also have a framed 380 x 300 rendered copy of one of the Beautiful Boats. I have not decided yet how this will be ‘won’, details soon.

There are thousands of ww followers out there so do not get your hopes up on winning a copy 🙂 I would suggest you visit Boat Books at 22 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland & grab a copy for yourself, cost is $60. For out of towners or those who refer the web – copies are available on line at
Its a very limited print run & Boat Books are the sole outlet. Boat Books also have framed copies of the prints for sale.

19 thoughts on “Mystery Launch Quiz – 21/04

  1. Of course anyone who owns a copy of that excellent book Vintage NZ Launches, and actually turned the pages would find this image on page 21.


  2. These quizzes are too easy, that must be one of the most prolific vintage nz boating images! Give us a challenge


  3. The quiz subject is Whangaroa, but the TM auction picture card mentioned is the Waitemata, Rangitoto in the background..


  4. Hi there,

    How about “Slim Jim” – Designed & built by TM Lane & Sons at Totata North in 1905.

    Cheers, Colin McKenzie >


  5. ‘Slim Jim’ at 20 knots speed on Waitemata Harbour- postcard Trademe auction Listing #: 1067862669


  6. I’d say it was Slim Jim, designed and built by T M Lane and Sons of Totara North in 1905, always loved this little ship, hope to be finishing one fairly similar soon.


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