Lady Tana



This big girl was anchored near me in the western end of Onetangi. Pretty from a lot of angles but a tad ‘block of flats’ at the ass end. Still as Cameron Pollard would say ‘fit for purpose – beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ etc.
Can anyone tell as more about Lady Tana?
Cool Xmas Presents
I was given the wine cooler in the photo below by my kids + a few other goodies. Designed by a Kiwi company named Huski – packaging says it keeps wine cool for 6 hours and it does! Also has a non slip rubber base, perfect for on the boat.

6 thoughts on “Lady Tana

  1. My name is Donna Cowsill my grandfather Syd Deadman bought the Lady Tana that was in the 80s. Was the 2nd biggest pleasure boat in Whitianga. Did a lot of game fishing with my dear grandad, can’t remember the year he sold her but he regretted it big time. He down sized to the Waimaro nice boat but nothing could beat the Lady Tana. Queen of the sea


  2. Lady Tana was built for my grandfather Harry Keys by Oliver and Gilpin in 1971. He cruised extensively in Northland in the early 70s with Whangaroa being a favourite. Tana rock in the Kerikeri inlet is named after the boat after it struck the rock. Kelly Tarlton made the rescue temporarily patching the hole. The boat was sold to Warwick Ross in Tauranga where it stayed for many years. In the 1980s it was renamed the Khutze Cruiser and ran booze cruises out of Paihia for a while.


  3. Lady Tana. Oliver and Gilpin. had twin 4cyl Perkins or Fords. Was in Sulphur Pt marina for many yrs.. Owned by the late Warrick Ross for quite a few of those yrs.


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