Susanne

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SUSANNE

Woody Nathan Herbert snapped the above photo of Susanne, recently will mooching around Havelock.

The B/W photo is from Brian Worthington’s site – NZ Classic Game Boats & states that she was built by the Lane Motor Boat Company.

Can we flush out more details on her past?

Harold Kidd Input – She was registered with Lloyds’ Yacht Register in 1964 when owned by E S Nichol of Bluff. Her builder was given as Lane Motor Boat Co in 1956 and designer as Frederick R Parker. Dimensions were 35’x33’6×11/2’8″ and power twin 125hp 6 cylinder petrol Chryslers.
Who was Parker?

 

5 thoughts on “Susanne

  1. Classic launch ‘Idler” also a Fred Parker design. From memory built for Jim Faire by Salthouses.

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  2. Fred Parker famous English designer. Perhaps her design will be in one of my Yachting World Annuals?

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  3. She was registered with Lloyds’ Yacht Register in 1964 when owned by E S Nichol of Bluff. Her builder was given as Lane Motor Boat Co in 1956 and designer as Frederick R Parker. Dimensions were 35’x33’6×11/2’8″ and power twin 125hp 6 cylinder petrol Chryslers.
    Who was Parker?

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  4. I would say the Lane Motor Boat Company was almost certainly right, as that is equally almost certainly, the old Panmure/Pakuranga bridge, that was pulled down in 1961, in the background, & it could also be Garth Lane in the cockpit, in the Brian W pic., with his usual collar & tie. — KEN R

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