Classic vintage 1936 ketch – Leisure Hour

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Classic vintage 1936 ketch – Leisure Hour

The above 32’ x 9’ beam ketch is named Leisure Hour & was reportedly built by Jimmy Reid in 1936 in his family yard at Sulphur Beach Road Birkenhead, close to the Auckland Harbour Bridge location.

The Reid family being reputable boat builder of vessels in early 1900 in Mechanics Bay area Auckland, had two sons who produced sail and power vessel for notable New Zealanders of that era.

Leisure Hour has been on the harbour for approx. 81 years and is in need of a tender loving owner to take on as a project vessel to keep Auckland boating history alive.

She has had work completed with a tidy up and new paint. Her engine is a two-cylinder Arona diesel, with mechanical transmission and shaft drive.

The current owner on trademe says he has one too many boats and is motivated to sell – so with an asking price of $19,500 Leisure could a perfect entry into the classic wooden boating world J

 

 

2 thoughts on “Classic vintage 1936 ketch – Leisure Hour

  1. Pingback: Leisure Hour – Update | waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news

  2. Jimmy (James Cramond) Reid who built LEISURE HOUR was the son of James Reid who was a significant Auckland boat builder along with his brother David Reid. They were two of the sons of Aberdeen-born boatbuilder Robert Reid. I’m happy to pass on a 9000 word piece on the Reids I wrote for Boating NZ some years ago to anyone who would like it.

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