Rakanoa, Altair & Kotanui


Rakanoa march 1968 (2)

Rakanoa March 1968

Rakanoa, Altair & Kotanui

Its not often that we see a photo of Rakanoa underway, the above 2 photos came to us via Nathan Herbert & are part of Gwenyth Herberts collection. Taken by Jack and Mill Hobbs in the the late 1960’s.

From the same collection, below we have the 43′ Altair at sea in March 1968, while owned by Stan Horner, Altair was built for Horner by Supreme Craft in 1961. More details & photos here https://waitematawoodys.com/2015/12/05/altair/

Altair March

And another photo, from the same date, shows Kotanui berthed at Westhaven, anyone able to ID the other vessel’s?
More details & photos on Kotanui here https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/10/16/kotanui-3/    https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/06/15/kotanui/ https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/07/29/kotanui-2/

And even an old movie – Enjoy https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/06/15/kotanui-old-movie-underway-1/

Kotanui Westhaven march 1968

 

4 thoughts on “Rakanoa, Altair & Kotanui

  1. The ketch with a transom hung rudder was an early Alan Orams effort, his second build after Vega. I cannot remember her name but I do recall she was owned by one of my father’s mates, an accountant “Scotch” Mac Donald, in the early 70’s. I am sure Harold’s old squadron registers would throw up her name.
    I second Nath’s observation of Lady Crossley, far upper left.

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  2. I believe the boat on the far side of the KOTANUI could be the MOANALUA, in the Boucher era. KEN R

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