Today’s woody is the launch – Arahi, she made a brief appearance on WW back in December 2015, when Pam Cundy spotted Arahi moored in Tryphena Harbour at Great Barrier Island (photo below).
At the time there was considerable chat re her provenance but it was pretty well agreed that Arahi is an ex Auckland Harbour Board (AHB) survey hydrographic work boat, that finished with the AHB in the mid 1970’s.
On a recent dog walk around Westhaven Marina, I spotted Arahi on a marina berth, looking very smart.
Would love to hear what happened to her post her AHB days and learn more about what appears to be a recent restoration.
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Input from Cameron Pollard – Owned by Merv Young, powered by a Gardner 4LW.
3 photos below – Leaving barrier, then getting a helping hand home courtesy of mv Felicitare – in the shed getting a makeover.

6 thoughts on “Arahi

  1. Pingback: Arahi – Update | #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news – updated daily

  2. I would like to find a 20-30′ wooden sailboat, maybe an original Potter 15 in wood? That i could re-fit and maintain and sail. If anyone could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated.


  3. Merv Young owns her at present. He acquired her from Gt Barrier.
    Looks much tidier now after a shave and haircut.
    Runs a 4LW gardner.


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