How is this for a barn find? (well shed), according to her trademe listing her name is Marina & she was built by Glavich Boatbuilders in 1902 on the Kaipara. 30’ long & built in single skin kauri from a single tree.
She has been dry stored for many years and comes with new keelson, keel bolts, modern engine, gearbox, prop shaft and prop, stabilizing mast and a rack of timber.
Come on woodys, someone must be looking for a project, she deserves to be restored to her former glory.
Very keen to learn more about her – Harold?
28-08-2017 Input ex Harold Kidd
There have been many MARINAS.
This one looks like the MARINA I photographed at Dargaville in 2001 then owned by Everard Judd. According to the Northern Advocate the history of that MARINA is that she was built in Auckland by James Reid around 1922 and bought by Fred Franich of Mangawhai in 1934 to use for game fishing from Mangawhai. He renamed her MARINA after the dishy Duchess of Kent. Unfortunately she had two well-publicised breakdowns off the east coast with fishing parties aboard and two rescues. This resulted in a prosecution for operating without the appropriate licences. Franich sold her to Everard who took her to the Kaipara. He had her rebuilt in 1972.
She resembles James Reid’s AWHINA of 1915 which he built for the Hospital Ship MAHENO. AWHINA was raffled in 1919 after her return to NZ and then disappears. To fly a kite, she’s just possibly AWHINA which should show as traces of lifting gear on her keel.
I have no knowledge of the Glavich brothers building boats. They were roading and bridge-building contractors in the North. Maybe Franich got confused with Glavich in this unlikely tale??
Certainly the boat resembles 1920 practice rather than 1902. Number dyslexia?