MV Mavis



Mavis started life back 1918 as a Lanes 40′ trawler. Fast forward to 2004 when she had a  major refit that included –  hull refastened and splined, new decks and cabin, new  John Deere 150HP engine and re-wired. Given that she was recently in MNZ survey, she is very highly spec’ed and looks like she could handle just about anything that mother nature could throw at her. Thanks to Ian McDonald for the heads up re the trademe listing.

Do we know anything more about her past?

Yesterdays story on the Classic Launch Parade just got better – more photos ex Jason Prew added, scroll down to view.

5 thoughts on “MV Mavis

  1. Just a shame she has her wheel house glass leaning forward, This style does not belong on these old boats!


  2. She was still a passenger launch “When I were a lad” – definitely one of Ernie Lane’s


  3. MAVIS was built by Ernie Lane at Picton for M.T.H. Steele as a passenger vessel. MOT says she was built in 1919 and that she had a 1918 Sterling 12hp 2 cylinder 5.5″ x 7″ engine and had dimensions of 39’10” x 7’8″ x 4′. She was licensed for 20 pax and Frederick Wiese was her engineer.


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