Takitimu

TAKITIMU

AIan Sexton took the above photos of the Owen Woolley built ‘Takitimu’ at Whangaroa. Takitimu was launched in 1975 for the then GM of NZ Forest Products, Doug Walker. She is 42′ and was powered with a horizontal 250hp Volvo, possibly still is looking at the smoke coming from her 🙂

The Walkers started boating the same time as Alan, their first launch was Gay Dawn in 1971, a couple of years later they purchased the Woolley Karere II, followed by Takitimu. They owned Takitimu for approx 10yrs then downsized to a 10.5m Woolley flybridge launch. Doug’s son Paul later ran the Woolley launch Alchemy in charter.
The only change to Takitimu since launching is the raised flybridge windscreen and solid canopy.

 

4 thoughts on “Takitimu

  1. Doug Walker actually bought GAY DAWN in October-November 1970 off my father, Ralph Ricketts — KEN R

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  2. Hi, yea me too. I was about to make an appointment to see my psychiatrist as I thought I was going mad, having looked at all the photo`s for smoke, at least 10 times. Cheers.

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