The 1940’s photos above ex the Tudor Collins collection at the Auckland Museum show the Bob Stewart designed 31′ launch Betty. She was built in 1939 by Collings & Bell for Bob’s father-in-law. Betty has had several name changes, refer the two blue links below to view & read about her over the years, home these days is Lake Rotoiti. The photos were emailed to me by numerous woodys (including Ken Ricketts).
These photos show her as US Army J301, when she was ‘on-loan’ to the US Army but obviously on R&R duties here – can anyone ID any of the people?
Also whats the name of the anchored launch numbered #17 in the top photo?
Looking for a Jim Young 23ft Hi Fi Sports Cruiser
A gent by the name of Colin Frankham is keen to acquire a Jim Young 23ft Hi Fi Sports Cruiser (runabout) for restoration – not worried about the condition. Colin can be contacted on (09) 4837040