ALMIRA – A Classic Jack Cropp Designed Motor Launch
The 20’ motor boat, Almira was built in McCormicks Bay Christchurch in 1965 with African Meranti marine laminated ply riveted & glued clinker plank.
For sale on trademe, she is in totally original condition, with according to her listing, absolutely no rot.
Powered by a Palmer & Doak marinised 1500cc Ford GT engine rated at 78 BHP driving through a stern drive.
Jack was an Olympic yachtsman and won a gold medal at the 1956 games in Melbourne and well known for building quality well designed wooden boats.
The boat is light and easy to tow, has been in dry storage all its life. Currently residing near Ashburton, Canterbury, South Island.
Sorry about the standard of some of the photos.
CYA PATIO BAY WEEKEND CANCELLED – SEE BELOW.
I have to question deciding to cancel an event, based on a weather forecast, in Auckland, 4 days before the event…………….. 😦