Cellina AK2248

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CELLINA AK2248

Normally if I have a work-boat photo I use it on Wednesday e.g. ‘Work Boat Wednesday’ but when I came across the above photos of Cellina on Lew Redwood’s fb she was such a stunner I had to post the photos asap.
Other than her name all I know is her rego # – being AK2248. Who can tell use more about Cellina?
There has to be some serious designer input in there.
Input from Cameron Pollard
Cellina ex CP2
Cellina ex CP
Input from Harold Kidd – The Zane Grey story mentioned above, is just that, a story. CELLINA was built by Chas Bailey & Sons for W C Mills & Sons of Devonport in April 1931 with a 55hp Deutz diesel. The Mills had Bailey build them MELODEON in February 1935 with a 110hp Deutz.
Update 08-08-2019 – Photo below of Cellina off Mangahawea, Motura Island, September 2016 ex the camera of Dean Wright
Cellina ex DW
08-08-2019 Update & photo below from Kerry Wickman who has owned Cellina since 2005 and reports she s’alive and well in the Bay of Islands’
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BUD NALDER RIP
The family of Bud Nalder who passed away on the 31st July 19, would like to advise they will be holding a farewell service at the Tasman Bay Cruising Club in Nelson on Saturday 10th of August at 1pm. All welcome.
(message ex Jane High)

7 thoughts on “Cellina AK2248

  1. The Zane Grey story is just that, a story. CELLINA was built by Chas Bailey & Sons for W C Mills & Sons of Devonport in April 1931 with a 55hp Deutz diesel. The Mills had Bailey build them MELODEON in February 1935 with a 110hp Deutz.

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  2. Cellina spent many years fishing out of Napier and was owned by Don and Hector Ross of Cellina fisheries.I can remember admiring her when I was about 8 years old [am now 79] beautiful boat and well kept.It was believed to be built for Zane Gray but I don’t know who by.I eventually became skipper of her and thats me in the white T shirt in the photo taken by Russell Spiller for Photo News.

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  3. Saddened to here of Bud’s passing, a great guy and a wonderful craftsman. He delivered Jane Gifford’s new mizzen and mainsail on the back of his BMW motorbike, I couldn’t ever lift Jane’s mizzen. Could you please check date of Bud’s farewell at Tasman Bay Cruising Club, shouldn’t it be 10th August?

    Month corrected – it is August – FYI it was supplied as July. Alan H

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