Almana


Almarna

ALMANA

A wee bit of a mystery boat today, the above photo of Almana was sent in by Gwenyth Herbert via Nathan Herbert.

Very keen to learn who designed/ built her & where she is today? Extra points if you can name the other launch 😉

Input from Harold Kidd – She was built in 1940 by Cliff Roberts and Alder (don’t know which Alder). According to AYMBA records subsequent owners included P.H. Power, J K Robson, J H Buchanan, R M & G W Best (who thought she was built by Sam Ford), D Farmer and A C Hailey. There is a possibility there were either two ALMANAs or some of these owners didn’t notify AYMBA of change of ownership.
In 2013 she was for sale with a 1972 Perkins 65hp diesel.

And as a bonus today – some sailing porn – the photo below of the S&S Dorade was sent in by David Glen, taken at Hamilton Island Yacht Week. Dorade was recently voted by the UK ‘Classic Boat’ magazine as one of the 10 restorations that changed the world i.e. created movements & changed lives.

David commented on the photo “Great pic of the legendary one in anger”.

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7 thoughts on “Almana

  1. Looks like the photo was taken from the Kawau Island Yacht Club wharf looking across to Kidds Cove.
    The other launch in the photo could be Lady Margaret

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  2. She was built in 1940 by Cliff Roberts and Alder (don’t know which Alder). According to AYMBA records subsequent owners included P.H. Power, J K Robson, J H Buchanan, R M & G W Best (who thought she was built by Sam Ford), D Farmer and A C Hailey. There is a possibility there were either two ALMANAs or some of these owners didn’t notify AYMBA of change of ownership.
    In 2013 she was for sale with a 1972 Perkins 65hp diesel.

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  3. To Alan and his Woodies, A lovely shot of the legendary yawl Dorade, the vessel that in 1929 began the stellar design career and rich legacy of Olin Stephens of Sparkman and Stephens fame. Some 20 years ago, I had the great pleasure of inviting Olin Stephens while he was in Auckland on business to view my 1:25 scale model of Dorade. Somewhat modestly, I presented the model to him whereupon , with hands behind his back, he leant over towards it, glanced back and forth, up and down, and after a little while turned to me, smiled, and quietly said.` mmm, not bad’. Praise indeed. I was, and remain, thrilled. regards Bruce .

    On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 12:12 AM, waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden bo

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  4. The other launch looks a little like the Pacific, like to know where the photo was taken though?

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