Maeve – Electric Launch

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MAEVE – Electric Launch
While I’m sure Maeve likes her Dunedin, Otago, home port, she would make a stunning addition to the Lake Rotoiti (Nth Is.) woody fleet.
Built in 1904, she was originally a North Otago fishing boat, & is a beautiful canoe shaped 26’ electric launch with a slipper stern.
Her wooden hull has been professionally fibre-glassed over, the wooden roof and window frames are in the style of a Thames River Boat & were added in recent years by a professional boat builder.
The motor is adapted from an electric golf cart & pushes Maeve along at a virtually silently at 6.5 knots for approx. 4+ hours.
Her current owner bought Maeve unseen several months ago under the misapprehension she was much smaller than she is & then discovered their standard boat trailer was too small to safely and legally take an 8m boat from Dunedin home to the Marlborough Sounds – so she is back on the market. Thanks to Ian MacDonald for the trade listing heads up.
Maeve has a long and proud provenance and was much loved by her previous elderly owner. With a little TLC, she could be a very smart lake boat.

4 thoughts on “Maeve – Electric Launch

  1. Hi! It’s funny how things like this happen! I was in Dunedin on Saturday and while my kids were busy snuck off for a 10 minute wander around the marina as is a custom when I can!! Well I came across Maeve!! Being of the classic boat mind I was instantly in love!! Sadly no one was around so I snapped a few pictures on the phone and left! How ironic a few days later to see this!!
    Could you email me the link to the trademe advert? I can’t find it at all!
    Many thanks and keep up the great work documenting these wooden beauties!!
    Cheers Rob

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