I received an email a couple of weeks ago asking for info on the launch Omega. A search of my files turned up the above photo, ex Ken Rickets that was tagged ‘Omega by Quality Boat 15-11-2015’. Never made it onto WW back then because it was a solo photo & did not show much. Given Ken’s abode, the photo is most likely to be taken at Gulf Harbour.
She looks a little racey, so with the right engine I imagine she gets along.
Interested to find out more Omega.


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How if Steve Horsley or Harold Kidd win Lotto tonight, I have the perfect first purchase for them – the Bailey Table. Built by one of NZ’s leading bespoke furniture makers ‘Rose & Heather’ – its design was inspired by the structural elements of a classic yacht & is handcrafted using traditional tools – the spokeshave & drawblade. Youtube link below to see more.
A friend of mine owned a house in Ponsonby that was once owned by one of the Rose & Heather family – had a one of kitchen made by the firm – rather nice 🙂

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14 thoughts on “Omega

  1. She was moored for many yearls directly off the main wharf a1 the Sandspit because the Trotter family and the Prideauxs all lived at Warkworth. KEN R


  2. OMEGA was initially owned by ‘Dave from the 1960s and passed to his son when he died and the family owned her at least in the to the 1990s when she was sold to Gary and Joy Prideaux who owned her for about 4 years and replaced the original Ford diesel with a 120 hp version. They sold her about 16 years ago to David Lelo. KEN R


  3. Interesting table indeed. Grown pohutakawa legs would have been a nice touch! Sadly didn’t win anything in loto.


  4. Hi Nath. If my memory banks serve me right the Augustin Bonoto was a standard design with a few built although Omega looks like she has a modified cabin side profile. A nice looking boat all the same


  5. When I first looked at Omega I thought it might be a Fleetcraft 22′ or 24′ from Palmerston North.
    Fleetcraft did not build a lot of inboards, mostly outboard and sterndrive hulls. So it may not be. Who was Quality boats?


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