Querida 1

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Built in 1962 by Don Norton, a Herne Bay wooden boat builder, using a combination of imported exotic hardwoods and New Zealand native timbers and marine ply. She measures 17’6” in length & is powered by a 75hp Mercury outboard.

She was featured in New Zealand Power boat magazine (see below) in 1987 as a classic vintage cabin boat 25 years after being built. 55 years later she still looks in amazing retro condition. A reflection that in all this time Querida 1 has remained on one family ownership.

Currently 4sale on trademe, she appears to offer someone a turn-key intro to the world of classic wooden boating & has Lake Rotoiti written all over her.

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4 thoughts on “Querida 1

  1. She will soon be in Cambridge. We are re-locating to the Waikato and look forward to using her in the many lakes around the area.


  2. Hi Alan. Yes, she did sell. To me. I am delighted to be her new owner and the fact that she is still in Christchurch and I live in Melbourne is a trifling detail!


  3. Beautiful boat!. Looks to be a similar design to my Hartley Flairline that I am restoring which I believe is from about the 1960’s too.


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