Olivette at Westpark Marina

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Olivette at Westpark Marina

My Westpark spotter, John Wicks, sent in the above photo. She looks very familiar to me but I just can’t recall who it is. Must be the blue paint (I like it) – from the condition of the rest of the boat, she looks like she has been ‘saved’.
Any woodys able to ID her? & remind me that the memory is slipping 🙂
Update ex Cameron Pollard – she is called Olivette & in the Pollard fleet. The reason she is familiar to me was I passed her under tow unroute to Westpark, several months ago. I even took photos (below) 🙂
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Harold Kidd Input – She was originally called ARK ROYAL and owned by Charles Blackburn of Egremont St Takapuna c1950. He sold to Jim McCauley of Kawerau St Devonport c1955. RM & GW Best owned her some time around 1960 but I don’t know when in the chronology. Her recent owner bought her c2003 and he renamed her OLIVETTE after his wife. Possibly Shipbuilders?

11 thoughts on “Olivette at Westpark Marina

  1. Hi Ken. She has a 2 “page” bukh which runs fine. Looking at the drillings in engine bearers there has been a lot bigger engine at some point.
    We have a 75 hp turbo yanmar that we may fit one day. Should make her chase along.
    Only reason we towed it to westpark was to give old VESPER a gallop down the harbour. She’s proved to be a very handy machine for us. C.

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  2. What is the situation about her engine at the moment. Does she have one if so what sort & what is its problem? — KEN R

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  3. Maybe we just call it “No Name” built by Who Flung Dung shipwrights ltd.
    Throw it on trademe and say that the queens fourth cousins brother caught a cold on it once and c wot she sells for ?
    Seems to work for some. 😃😃😃😃😃

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  4. I guess the test of her original name is whether or not you can land a Fairey Swordfish on her deck?

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  5. Lots of myths were related to us when we got it that’s for certain.
    Olivette first then ark royal.
    Pretty obvious wich name suits.
    Not much of anything looked shipbuilders but doesn’t matter anyway. Tis wot she is.

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  6. She was originally called ARK ROYAL and owned by Charles Blackburn of Egremont St Takapuna c1950. He sold to Jim McCauley of Kawerau St Devonport c1955. RM & GW Best owned her some time around 1960 but I don;’t know when in the chronology. Her recent owner bought her c2003 and he renamed her OLIVETTE after his wife. Possibly Shipbuilders?

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  7. She looks a little bit like A boat that used to belong to Earnest Chaimberlian of Ponui Island back in the 40s and 50s he used as transport to and front Auckland which I forget the name of KEN R

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  8. Spies at the marina tell me Cameron may know something about it. I am more interested in what has appeared beside it in the last few days

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