Kairaki was built in 1964 to an Athol Burns design. She is best described as a 25’ Marlborough Sounds overnight launch. You will see from the photos that she has been completely restored after extensive refurbish, all done by a boat builder.
Carvel planked in Kahikatea and fully treated with Metalex. She sat in a shed for 5 years & then was completely stripped to bare boat. Fiberglass sheathed above deck from gunnel to gunnel, new cockpit, also glassed.
The get up & go comes via a 35hp Isuzu diesel that sees her cruising at 7 kts with max of 8.5kt. Being trailer-able is another big bonus, so if there are any Lake Rotoiti woodys looking for a perfect lake boat – check her out on trademe. Again thanks to Ian McDonald for the heads up.