Naiad 361 – Sailing Sunday

NAIAD 361 – Sailing Sunday

Today’s woody – Naiad,  resides in the Bay of Plenty and I know little about her , other than she was built by Lou Tercel, of Ranger fame. The question of the day would have to be – is she distended for a beehive restoration or will she be saved and sail again? Photos come to us from Jason Prew.

Input from Robin Elliott –

Naiad was built 1914 ‘1915 by Tercel Bros to a modified C.D. Mower/T. Fleming Day (Rudder Magazine) Sea Bird design and launched possibly late 1915. She was entered in the 1916 Regatta but recorded a DNS and appears to have done no racing until 1916/17 season.
From 1916 onwards she was a regular entrant with the Ponsonby and Victoria Cruising clubs.
She had many owners and had a lot of mods done to her over the years. She was converted to a yawl in 1949.
Last registered with YNZ in 1999.
There is a lot more info in the book Ranger by Sandra Gorter and Aroha Tercel.


Anyone Able To Help ID The Design /Build Of This Run-About 


I was sent the photos below by Matthew Farrant who is hoping that someone can ID the design/builder of his 20’ double diagonal stripped kauri run-about. Matthew believes it was built in the 1960’s and originally had a shaft drive but has been converted to stern drive. Engine is a 3 litre  Ford Essex. 

5 thoughts on “Naiad 361 – Sailing Sunday

  1. As Murray said she has had a number of changes over the years. I last saw her with a dog house and smaller front cabin. Certainly the stern is different as when launched she did not have a retrouse stern. What a shame.

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  2. Naiad was built 1914 ‘1915 by Tercel Bros to a modified C.D. Mower/T. Fleming Day (Rudder Magazine) Sea Bird design and launched possibly late 1915. She was entered in the 1916 Regatta but recorded a DNS and appears to have done no racing until 1916/17 season.
    From 1916 onwards she was a regular entrant with the Ponsonby and Victoria Cruising clubs.
    She had many owners and had a lot of mods done to her over the years. She was converted to a yawl in 1949.
    Last registered with YNZ in 1999.
    There is a lot more info in the book Ranger by Sandra Gorter and Aroha Tercel.

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  3. Jason knows what to do .take the keel off a bit of cold moulding magic and plenty hp and desil .My Girl 2

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  4. Oh dear what a shame -last time I saw Naiad she was in commission on a berth at K pier Westhaven (1982) and was in reasonable order -with a different cabin though, and for sale.

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