Fantasy is a 1952 McGeady designed launch and Ken Ricketts has commented on WW previously that she was probably part built by the McGeady yard and the interior then fitted out by her 1st owner Colin Lannam.
This woodys is all we know about her. In the photos above taken recently in Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island, its obvious she has had a lot of attention in recent times. Can we learn anymore about this launch.
Input from owner/s – Fantasy owned by Catherine Arnault since 2 or so years with partner Bruce Dunlop being the active restorative force .
Underfloor Sole 72 hp engine from 2007 runs well and remarkably quiet.
Cabin sides had extensive rot under windows and this has been attended to .
Hull extremely well built by McGeady with 6 stringers each side of hull running entire length of hull with ribs at 12 inch centers makes for a sturdy panel all copper riveted .
Interior revamped 2 salon berth’s with dble starboard midships and fwd in progress 2 berth’s .
Great roomy Gulf Cruiser .
Home port at moment Mangawhai Estuary.