Mystery Clevedon Launch – Seaforth

Mystery Clevedon Launch


While sliding up the the Wairoa River on Saturday, on route to the Clevedon Cruising Club, I spotted the above launch hauled out.
Her identity is really bugging me, I feel I should know who she is, but just can’t ID her.
Hopefully one of the CCC members will help us out or Mr Herbert 😉
Update – Nathan has come to the rescue – the launch is Seaforth – lots of photos and details at the WW link below


Can anyone provide details on the whereabouts of the 40’ launch – Albatross III, built c.1960’s to a Harry Biddle design.
Previous locations are Auckland > Bay of Islands > possibly Nelson. Owned at one stage by Joe Bosanquet. Call sign was ZM4180

4 thoughts on “Mystery Clevedon Launch – Seaforth

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

  2. Joe Bosanquet built Albatross and finished her off in his back yard in Kohimarama. The last time I saw her about a year ago she was on the hard at Kawera Beach in Kawhia where she had laid for several years.
    Wayne Brewer


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