Out At Kopu

DeodarPatricia Jane


Above are a couple of ex work boats hauled out at Kopu – Deodar & Patricia Jane. The photos were sent in by Baden Pascoe from a recent trip to the Coromandel.

Deodar we all know & has been featured on WW before but what do we know about Patricia Jane? she is a rather large old girl – Baden commented that she looks like a converted South Island fishing boat.

Great story tomorrow on a rather stunning yacht that has been brought back to life & now calls Lake Hood (just east of Ashburton, South Island) home.

27-05-2019  Input from Julie Moore. – Julie advises that her 80 yr old father, Kevin Probyn used to own the Patricia Jane. He had been looking for his old boat for some time,  wondering what had become of it. And they discovered the photo on WW. He purchased it in1970, from Picton where it was built. It’s a 50ft kauri ship & had a Gardner 8L3 engine. Kevin had it based in New Plymouth as a trawler and owned it for about 3 or 4 years, when he sold it to an outfit in Hawkes Bay.


4 thoughts on “Out At Kopu

  1. Patrica Jane was built by Harold Saunders at Parramatta, Wellington, for himself in 1967 and along with the Narina, a forty footer he also owned was leased to Harold Page from new and went to the Chathams during the crayfish boom. On return she fished out of Napier and Tauranga until conversion to what she is now.
    Patrica Jane is her original name


  2. Don’t know Patricia Jane at all – by that name anyway. I would have expected a Mainland boat to have had a little more draught and (watertight) freeboard.


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