Delfino

DELFINO
A few months ago while trying to follow some very vague instructions on where to find a woody berthed at Westhaven Marina I stumbled across Delfino. As Sargent Shultz used to say on Hogans Heros “I know nothing” – so can anyone tell us more about her – obviously crying out for some TLC 🙂


The stern escape door is an unusual feature.

Updates

Bill – The original name was Carla and built by John Lidgard early 70″s had a 180hp ford engine was in one of the Atlantic 100 Rallies I think won the launch section built from double diagonal kauri. The first owner I think was Charlie Gilberd

Nigel Armitage – John Lidgard design and built , I was an apprentice there at the time of construction. Built for Charley Gilbert in the early 1970’s

Harold Kidd – There is a discussion about CARLA in Sea Spray of September 1971, comparing her to VINDEX. C.G. Gilberd of Sarsfield St owned her new. She had a 180hp GM diesel. Took part in the 1978 Atlantic Power Boat Rally, came 7th overall and was the heaviest of 66 entries.

23-03-2021 Input from Alan Sexton – The article below was sent in by Alan, ex the July 1971 issue of NZ Boating World.PDF file here – might be easier to read

7 thoughts on “Delfino

  1. Defino has been owned by Whyn Wright for many many years.
    Original engine was 180 Henry Ford which is accessed from under the long set of stairs to main cabin.
    Approx 15 or probly more years ago we fitted a 200hp Henry Ford to her at TBC.
    Not a simple nor pleasant task as its a shoehorn fit.

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  2. There is a discussion about CARLA in Sea Spray of September 1971, comparing her to VINDEX. C.G. Gilberd of Sarsfield St owned her new. She had a 180hp GM diesel. Took part in the 1978 Atlantic Power Boat Rally, came 7th overall and was the heaviest of 66 entries.

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  3. John Lidgard design and built , I was an apprentice there at the time of construction. Built for Charley Gilbert in the early 1970’s

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  4. The original name was Carla and built by John Lidgard early 70″s had a 180hp ford engine was in one of the Atlantic 100 Rallies I think won the launch section built from double diagonal kauri
    The first owner I think was Charlie Gilberd

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