The above photo of the 1966 Roger Carey designed ex work boat – Kaheno. 45’9″ in length, she is built by Sinclair and Melbourne using plank kauri on steam bent frames (ribs) & powered by a 135hp Gardner 6LS engine. She has been converted to a live-aboard
This photo was sent in by Baden Pascoe. Taken just after just after relaunching in the upper Tamaki river last week.
You can read / view more on Kaheno at the WW link below
Update – photos below ex Peter Grant, early 2000
After 2 days of cooking, entertaining, drinking and the hardest job – being nice to everyone – we have survived the Christmas / Boxing Day festivities and can now go boating.
Anyone get any cool boating related presents ? – I’ll share a few with you in the next few days 🙂

3 thoughts on “Kaheno

  1. I did not get a present but our Marguerite did, but more of a birth day present for her 100th year on Anniversary week end since she was launched by Collings and Bell on the Anniversary day 1920.

    Thanks to a post on Waitematawoodies a few days ago she is getting a brand new Kauri hand made clinker dingy by Dale Collins. Lucky girl. Should look really good in the davits on her quarter
    Jan and Murray Willis Whangaparapara, Great Barrier Island.


  2. Probably all in Baden’s article, but she was built by Sinclair Melbourne in Lyttleton for Marlborough farmer/launchmaster Dick Mason, and was originally a private launch. Later on she was owned by the “Sallies” commuting to Rotoroa Is, in which service she capsized with loss of life. At that time I understand she was carrying a load of timebre on top top of her wheelhouse, and apparently (for some strange reason) had had her ballast removed.


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