Napier

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NAPIER

The above motorboat is captioned ‘August 1905, new motor yacht for Mr. E Logan & comes to WW via Lew Redwood’s fb. The original photo was taken H Winkelmann.
The vessel was the 1st of its kind in NZ to be fitted with a Napier engine (no prizes for how she got her name). The engine ran at the high speed (in those days) of 800rpm & was good for 12 knots & was reported to have practically no noise or vibration.
Her cockpit / canopy setup was the norm back then, before the advent of the ‘doghouse’.
Does anyone know the designer / builder & what became of her?
The count down is on for the start of the 2018 Rudder Cup Launch race – the banter has started, scroll down to yesterdays story & click on the comments section 🙂
But as they say – talk is cheap – if you are thinking of doing the race, give the race committee* a heads up – entry is by invitation 😉
* I’m one of the committee.
Harold Kidd Input – She was designed and built in 1904 by Robert Logan Sr who is seen conducting his boat.
She was smashed to pieces in Freemans Bay in a gale in March 1908. T H Steadman of Whangarei owned her briefly in 1907.

5 thoughts on “Napier

  1. Hi
    I own Lady Avis now called Mata Hari. She is the sister to a previous winner of the Rudder Cup.
    Finances and timing permitting I may be interested in entering this years race.
    Please forward details of the event.
    Bob Badrick

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  2. She was designed and built in 1904 by Robert Logan Sr who is seen conducting his boat.
    She was smashed to pieces in Freemans Bay in a gale in March 1908. T H Steadman of Whangarei owned her briefly in 1907.

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