Matira

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MATIRA

Today’s photo was emailed into me by John Burland, who spotted Matira recently while on a road trip, he took the coast road to Thames & while driving through Kawakawa spotted (hard not to) Matira sitting on Barry Abel’s front lawn.

Barry has recently sold Lady Jane, see link below, to a young couple & has acquired Matira as the next project. I seem to recall her appearing on WW once before but cannot find her, maybe she is still in the ‘one-day’ file. Te Atatu Boating Club rings bells also.

I also recall she was on the market for rather a long time & no doubt Barry picked her up for a bargain price. There is a nice hull hiding under the additions that showcase a mixed of styles. As an aside her hand basin is from a B747 washroom.

Do we know any more about Matira?

https://waitematawoodys.com/2014/01/07/mystery-launch-070114/

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7 thoughts on “Matira

  1. She seems to like sitting on front lawns. Sat on one just up from (the then) Westpark marina for a few years.

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  2. On 2017-12-20 00:06, waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news wrote: > Alan Houghton – waitematawoodys.com founder posted: ” MATIRA > Today’s photo was emailed into me by John Burland, who spotted > Matria recently while on a road trip, he took the coast road to Thames > & while driving through Kawakawa spotted (hard not to) Matria sitting > on Barry Abel’s front lawn. Barry ha” > >

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  3. I have told Dan there is an article on her, hopefully he will post some more info when he is free? He saved her from the knackers yard without a doubt. Barrie.

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  4. Matira (Matira) was bought from up the Clevedon river maybe 15 or so years ago with a normal sheer and a box plywood cabin. It was stripped and rebuilt from inside out by Dan Kamphuis (Camphouse) ex Lidgards and ANZ) who probably has more info.

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  5. She is alleged to be “Lanes, 1912”. Which is possible except that “Lanes” is usually just a default for “old boat”. I would have thought a bit earlier than 1912 by when there tended to be a built-up foredeck and a break in the sheer aft of that. She was certainly not built as MATIRA. Probably a well-known early launch whose provenance has been lost/blurred by one or more name-changes. PITY

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