Awatea

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AWATEA

The above photos are ex Barbara Cooke’s & my camera. The launch Awatea is shown above at the Waikawa Bay Marina, Queen Charlotte Sound.

She appears to be a very well cared for classic. Any of the southern Woodys able to shed some light on her?

19-03-2018 Input from Steve Waring

Awatea is 11.5 meter and designed by Bruce Askew for me in 1993 .
She was built by Chris Morrison in Christchurch and launched in Lyttelton in 1995.
The hull is strip planed with Totara cabin sides , silver pine lined coach roof , kauri trim.
Power is from a Yanmar 4JH2UTBE 100 hp diesel.
She cruised comfortably at 8 knots
I cruised her round Banks Peninsula for a season then steamed her up to Havelock where we used her as a sounds commuter. She was sold in 2000 and relocated to Mana marina.

5 thoughts on “Awatea

  1. The original AWATEA was a husky ketch-rigged motor sailer built by E Stewart at Stewart Island in 1922 and owned for many years by Bert Rhind, probably Steve Waring’s grandfather. She was in NAPS 192-44 as Z120.

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  2. Hi Awatea is 11.5 meter and designed by Bruce Askew for me in 1993 .
    She was built by Chris Morrison in Christchurch and launched in Lyttelton in 1995.
    The hull is strip planed with Totara cabin sides , silver pine lined coach roof , kauri trim.
    Power is from a Yanmar 4JH2UTBE 100 hp diesel.
    She cruised comfortably at 8 knots
    I cruised her round Banks Peninsula for a season then steamed her up to Havelock where we used her as a sounds commuter. She was sold in 2000 and relocated to Mana marina.

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  3. Hi I know of this boat, she was built in Christchurch I think in the nineties for Steve Waring. I have contacted Steve and suggested he comment on her origins. Steve had her around Banks Peninsula and in Akaroa for some years before changing up to a bigger boat. She was named after a launch Awatea which was operated by his grandfather.

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  4. Hi, I like the way she`s all covered in for the Winter, pity we did`nt get more info on the Engine and Cruising speed. A very nice and well maintained family launch, love it .

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