Raider

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RAIDER

One of my roaming woodys sent in yesterday the above photos of the launch – Raider, on the hard at Okahu Bay. I imagine the Harbour Master has parked her there. Anyone know what happened to her?

She appears to be a Parris or once was before someone got creative with a few sheets of ply. Perhaps a sister to Cherokee / Mistral?

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5 thoughts on “Raider

  1. I went down to Okahu Bay today and Raider was gone, does anyone know what became of her?

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  2. PLEASURE LADY used to moor at the city end of Hobson Bay by the AMOKURA in the 1950s, & used to have a group of later teens or early 20s young chaps who used to go out on her regularly with the owner, & who were later seen out on her on their own. — KEN R

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  3. PLEASURE LADY was first owned by Monty Rae of Bassett Road and is (or was recently) owned by his grandson Tony Rae of Team New Zealand.

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  4. There was also a slightly longer boat called PLEASURE LADY — she was 32 feet, the the CHEROKEE was 28 feet & RAIDER & INVADER 30 feet & one was owned by Bert Costello a car dealer in the 1950s/60s

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  5. She is a sistership to CHEROKEE & MISTRAL & INVADER. Built by Roy Parris – photo below (added by AH) as a comparison of CHEROKEE — KEN R

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