Voyageur – A Very Big Woody


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Voyageur – A Very Big Woody

Voyageur was built in 1953 to a Chris Craft design, she measures 60′ with a beam of 14’5″ & draft of 5’6″ – so is a rather large old girl.
She is D/D kauri that has been glassed over, with a teak interior. A recent refurbishment included new Volvo engines. For sale at $750K, a lot of money for a 60′ woody but its a lot of boat & being set up for game fishing & in MOSS survey, I assume its a business venture as well.

Any one able to advise the builder?
Thanks to Ian McDonald for the trademe heads up.

UPDATE

Ken Ricketts has advised she was built in 1958 by T K Atkinson at Browns Bay, at 40 feet, for Takapuna Ford dealer Jack Lewis, (Lewis Motors), who extended her in 1965 to 48 feet, the work once again being done by T K Atkinson. —
Lewis took & a friend & me to Browns Bay one day, to see the extension in progress. He was considering a 3rd centre engine for her at that time.
She has obviously been extended again.
What a shame all her lovely exterior varnish has gone — it was such a special part of her beauty & character.
View photos from her early days as a 40 footer here https://waitematawoodys.com/2015/03/18/voyaguer/

7 thoughts on “Voyageur – A Very Big Woody

  1. That wasn’t a yawn at Nathan’s comments, which I applaud.
    It was a yawn at the repetition of the topic.
    It was a yawn at the repetition of the cynical lack of truth in advertising.
    It was a yawn at the repetition of yet another owner-generated myth.
    “Chris Craft” has more cachet than “Atkinson” so the lie has a real commercial value.

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  2. This boat looks nothing like a Chris- Craft even in original form. How many times do people need telling, that aside from modern- day unlicenced replicas, Chris- Craft did not sell or make available plans for other to build to! They were/are a factory production line like any other which guards closely their IP.

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