MARIAN – Ex Work Boat Conversion Project

MARIAN – Ex Work Boat Conversion Project

Marian was built by Alf Saunders, is 50’ in length and powered by a 6LX 110hp Gardner. Her present owner has started the conversion to pleasure craft and now reluctantly offers her for sale.

Sadly no interior photo on her tme listing (thanks Ian McDonald). Currently berthed in Lyttleton, South Island. The listing states that she is ‘an amazing and well respected sea boat – the photo below would call for an underpants change for most of us Waitemata harbour woodys:-)


WW – SLIPWAY MILFORD BOAT BOOT SALE – Important Info
1. Sellers arrive at 9.30am – a tip – if you can, bring a table for you items + cash ‘change’ for buyers

2. Doors open at 10am for buyers

3. Cash only

4. Gold coin sausage sizzle BBQ

5. Its all over at 11.30am so don’t be late

ANY ONE RECOGNIZE THIS NAME BOARD – ATATU

A WW reader, Brent Farquhar,  sent in the 2 photos below of a name board his daughter found washed up high and dry on Waiheke Island. It appeared that it had been there for a considerable period. It measures approx. 410mm x 100mm. I have asked the Brooke brothers (Robert & Don) for comment, given the ‘Built by J Brooke – Devonport’ reference, but the name Atatu does not appear in any of the records that they have. So woodys – can anyone shed some light on the origin of the board?

Harold Kidd Input – Interesting! It’s not a launch and it’s not a Frostbite; I wonder if it’s a Wakatere canoe that Jack built or someone bought from him. It looks like pokerwork or chipwork and could easily be the backboard of a canoe which will go back to the late 1920s.

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  1. Interesting! It’s not a launch and it’s not a Frostbite; I wonder if it’s a Wakatere canoe that Jack built or someone bought from him. It looks like pokerwork or chipwork and could easily be the backboard of a canoe which will go back to the late 1920s.

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