Mystery Launches – 25-09-2017



A couple of mystery launch questions today. Last year Robin Elliott sent in a collection of photos from the Whangarei Cruising Club Collection, as far as Robin knows, all are from the 1940’s early 1950’s & and were taken by Palmer Photography in Whangarei (1910-1999). Most by the late Graeme Palmer and possibly some older ones by his father.

So woodys who can ID the one above?
Now the photo below – I suspect it is Jason Prew’s My Girl at full chat 😉 but the photo shows only 3 portholes versus the 4 seen in most photos. Jas ?


8 thoughts on “Mystery Launches – 25-09-2017

  1. The first launch is Quanda built by Alan Williams and powered by a 60 hp Fordson.This boat and another hard chine launch named Ark Royal built in the Thirties?20 hp Bukh are For Sale so if interested ph owner 021 173 8481 or 445 6673 after 6pm.


  2. The bottom one is MISS AUSSIE, I think, owned by Cliff Atkinson at Whangarei during WW2 and later by C. Copeland.


  3. The first boat now sits looking deserted in the mud up Ngataringa bay alongside another smaller hard chine launch. Unsure about second boat, small with big motor!


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