White Star – Part 1


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White Star – Part 1

The above bridgedecker was launched in 1968 & built / designed by Ken Turner. Her measurements are 45.9’ x 12’11” beam & a draft of 4.92′.

In a previous life she was in survey & is built accordingly i.e. 1 1/4” kauri. Power comes from a 190hp GM671 diesel that pushes her along at 8>10 knots. She has massive fuel capacity – 2,400L, so is up for some serious cruising.

Her 4sale listing is very light on details so can we put a name to her & hopefully some insight into her history.

Another Ian McDonald trademe nudge

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “White Star – Part 1

  1. Pingback: White Star – Part 2 | waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news

  2. I will forward some pics to AH to post…….

    As a kid I saw White Star moored in Torehina Bay next to our bach at Waitete Bay – 20mins north of Coromandel town. I am pretty sure White Star was built using a single kauri log milled from the farm of the owner in Colville. Back in the 70s when we had a 12ft tin starcraft she was a pretty impressive ship in comparison! I always wondered where she ended up so was delighted to find her moored in Coromandel Harbour not far from the ferry wharf. Nostalgia makes me covet her…..finances not so much!!

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  3. 1.5m = 4.92 feet
    1.25″ = 1 1/4 inches

    you havent corrected anything?? maybe I missed something
    (you did, I corrected the incorrect spec’s & also converted them 😉 AH)

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  4. Hi Alan, name not deleted, it is on the life rings. She is White Star, and had a conversation with Ken this morning about her.Now that I am up, two corrections, she is 1.25 inches dressed Kauri, and the draft is 1.5 meters. Lovely ship. Regards Allan

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  5. Any details or links from the for sale listing? It looks like White Star – if it is I have some more info and old photos…..

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