Mystery Westhaven Launch

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MYSTERY WESTHAVEN LAUNCH 

I have been sent the above photo by Scott Taylor, son of the late Mac Taylor, the Westhaven based boat broker. Scott advised that he had been going through a box of old negatives which he converted into digital photos and came todays woody is one of them.
Scott commented that  the photo was probably taken by himself over fifty years ago while he was tagging along with his Dad at Westhaven Marina.
Are we able to ID the launch – to me it screams late 1940’s Lidgard bridge-decker and I suspect I know the owner – but I have been wrong before 🙂

4 thoughts on “Mystery Westhaven Launch

  1. I think she has quite a bit of Lidgard about her appearance with bow lines similar to LADY ARGYLE, (only smaller), & coamings in the side window area, & cockpit dodger, after the style of the 3 sisters MONTEREY, ALMARAY & RUTH. — KEN R

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  2. Shes a beauty.

    Wayne C. Lane

    On Mon, Jul 20, 2020, 8:22 AM waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news – updated daily wrote:

    > Alan Houghton – waitematawoodys.com founder posted: ” MYSTERY WESTHAVEN > LAUNCH I have been sent the above photo by Scott Taylor, son of the late > Jack Taylor, the Westhaven based boat broker. Scott advised that he had > been going through a box of old negatives which he converted into digital > photos and came” >

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  3. Yes a bit like Sirena but I believe and knowing that berth size that she is a fair bit bigger.

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  4. She looks very much like “Sirena” (Orams 1960), but “Sirena” was launched with white superstructure and as far as I know has never been varnished. She did, however have two almost identical sisters, and I’d bet this is one of them.

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