Dick Hartley – New Escort Run-About

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Dick Hartley – New Escort Run-About

Post my trip to the Lake Rotiti Classic & Wooden Boat Parade early this year I was sent the above photos from her new (it) owner. He purchased her last year & is completing a full refit on her. She was built in 1971 & won the best boat at the 1971 Epiglass Boat Show.

The work included wiring & electronics upgrade & full repaint. Hopefully Sam reads ww &  he can tell as what powers her.

Harold Kidd Input – She was the subject of a full boat test in Sea Spray of August 1971. She was a Dick Hartley “New Escort” design built by Ray Fink at Tamahere. Her original power was a Chrysler V8 with a Penta outdrive.

Updated photo 02-05-2018

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5 thoughts on “Dick Hartley – New Escort Run-About

  1. Hi Sam, my apologies for not replying all that time ago. I didn’t see your message and didn’t return to this page until now when I finally have time to be nostalgic again.
    Sure, I’m ok to chat. Although I was young when we owned her. I can remember some stories, but my older brother would know more of some details.
    If you read this, you can contact me on 0 two seven two 4 4 three zero zero four

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  2. Hey Mark, any chance you could get in touch? I would love some more history on her.
    She is looking sharp. Sam 0273 712 058

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  3. Our family owned Allenessa for a few years late 70’s early 80’s, and yes some interesting stories to tell, including being airborne over the Pataua bar.

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  4. Allenessa is powered by a Mercruiser 350 5.7L 260HP V8 with an Alpha One Stern leg, She is nearing completion and should be re-launching in the next two weeks.

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  5. ALLENESSA was the subject of a full boat test in Sea Spray of August 1971.She was a Dick Hartley “New Escort” design built by Ray Fink at Tamahere. Her original power was a Chrysler V8 with a Penta outdrive.

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