Rangi – Wanaka

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RANGI – Wanaka

According to her trademe listing, Rangi built in 1908, measures 33’ & is a double ender made from kauri. She has been moored at Lake Wanaka for the last 15 years and previously in Te Anau for 40 years. With her length, shape & powered by a Ford 86hp diesel, she must get along at a good clip.

Do we know know anymore about Rangi?

05-09-2017 Photo (Graham Palmer) below ex Ray Money of the Blue Boat Rangi, now Lady Kawhia

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6 thoughts on “Rangi – Wanaka

  1. This boat Rangi was owned and mostly restored by my grandad Jim Langmuir in Te Anau before being sold pre 2000 and being moved to Hawea/Wanaka. I spent many a school holiday at the shed sanding and painting while repairs were made until launch date. I still have the photos of Jim towing her by tractor proudly down to the boat marina in Te Anau


  2. She certainly looks like a Dunedin/Port Chalmers-built boat but I think RANGI would be a name change. As for builder I would pick Jas M’Pherson or Millers.
    However there was a RANGI built by W.H. Harvey at Pelorus Sound pre-1920 which could have been taken to the Lakes. Sounds boats had very similar layouts to Dunedin boats.


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