Turanga SOS

TURANGA SOS


Currently on tme is Turanga – a project looking for a woody to step up and bring her back into the classic launch fleet. There is no mention of a designer / builder, but its thought that she splashed c.1920. Below the sheets of plywood that make up her cabin, is a very sweet kauri planked hull. She measures 36’, her beam is 8’6” and has a draft of 3’.Under the engine box is a 1974, Commer TS3, 135hp diesel engine that sees her cruising comfortably at 9.5 knts. and topping out at over 12knts. 


The photos above were taken approx. 5 years ago and the ones below are current. In a recent storm she suffered a wee oops in her berth, but nothing a good woody boat builder like Geoff Bagnall couldn’t fix.


Her auction closes Sunday at 8pm – its a $1 reserve and when I last looked she was sitting on just over $2,000 – someone will get an entry level woody for not a lot of money 🙂
(Thanks to Ian McDonald for the tme heads up)

2 thoughts on “Turanga SOS

  1. Hi, How much did she go for in the end? I’ve not been reading my emails lately… Cheers

    Ben Ben Tombs Carpentry 021 407714

    On Sat, 22 Aug 2020, 12:04 am waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news – updated daily, wrote:

    > Alan Houghton – waitematawoodys.com founder posted: ” TURANGA SOS > Currently on tme is Turanga – a project looking for a woody to step up and > bring her back into the classic launch fleet. There is no mention of a > designer / builder, but its thought that she splashed c.1920. Below the > sheets of” >

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