The above photos of Almeda were sent to me by Alan Sexton.
Almeda was built by Alan Waters in approx 1972, designer unconfirmed, however Alan S commented that to his eye she looks to be a development of Tarata so there could be a Brooke connection. She is 38′, single skin strip plank hull & decks appear to be 2 layers of tongue & groove.

She is powered by a 6 cylinder Ford, the current owner describing it as a generator spec version, as against the typical marinised truck version, & has a steadying sail on a furler.
She has been moored on the Matakana River for over 20yrs, owned until recently by David Green & had been under the long term care (general maintenance) of Lees Boatbuilders at Sandspit.

Can the woodys tell us more about her?

2 thoughts on “Almeda

  1. Pingback: Almeda – Mapuna – Sisters? | #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news – updated daily

  2. The forward end, ( bow flare & decks) looks a little like a Strongman of Coromandel concept & design to me. — KEN R


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