Mystery Whangarei Launch

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The above launch is listed on trademe as a ‘Samsford’ – one would have to assume they mean Sam Ford.

What I can tell you about her is that is is 30’ in length, built of wood in 1965 & is powered by a 4 cyl. 72hp Ford diesel.

Home post is Whangarei. (thanks to Ian McDonald for the listing heads up)

Anyone able to ID the launch & tell us more about her?


4 thoughts on “Mystery Whangarei Launch

  1. Surely Ford was long gone in 1965?? My guesses would be Lane similar to Lanai, or Couldrey hull design as a late build


  2. Morning Alan, I was just wondering if there was a reason you don’t post links to the Trademe listings?

    The answer is – I do not provide free advertising on WW. Cheers Alan


  3. I don’t think she looks at all like Sam Ford, — more likely Wild, Couldrey, Lane Motor Boat, or even perhaps Brin Wilson. — KEN R

    Ken – you left out, Williams, Logan,Billy Rogers, Salthouse, Bailey, D Lang, Brooke,Slattery, Gladden, Mc Geady, Wooley, Vos, Lidgard, etc ete. Alan H


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