Nautilus is one of those boats that you think you know but searching WW I get a blank. I spotted her hauled out at Orams Westhaven yard, where she appears to be getting some TLC but the absence of her port shaft and prop might indicate a little more than TLC.
She appears to be in very good condition, her lifebuoys have the home port listed as Havelock, which does ring a bell re a trademe listing in the last year or two.
Can anyone enlighten us on Nautilus’s past and is she now a Waitemata woody?
Thanks to several comments in the WW Comments section – I can advise she is 42′ and was built by Oliver & Gilpin for M. Robertson of Whitianga. Still do not know the year? When launched she had twin Bedford 100hp diesels.
Video Footage Underway (link below)
Photos below ex classic boats nz
I have just added more photos and details. Alan H
Also, there are some great photos and a sea spray clipping about her on the classic boats nz site:
Where did u get the reference to a 1913 build date?
If it was built in 1913 it certainly has had a lot of surgey.
She is featured on Al Brown’s social media fairly frequently, eg: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPJa6nZhfle/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Oliver & Gilpin, owned by Al Brown, chef.
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the name may have sounded familiar to you as there is a Nautilus at the Lake…