Leeway > Melanie

Leeway > Melanie
Today’s launch photo comes to us from the Andrew Donovan Collection. No name on the flip side so we will hopefully get an ID from some of the Bay of Island woodys. That is assuming its a BOI boat and photo.

Harold Kidd Input – LEEWAY/MELANIE was built by 20th Century Boats (Brian Donovan) in 1959. Last word was in 2015 when she was for sale by a Havelock owner. Brian of course was Andy Donovan’s brother.


TREAT YOUR BOAT OR YOU THIS CHRISTMAS

BOI woody – Dean Wright filmed a short video to show you and I some cool drinking mugs that a Bay Of Islands potter, Lynda Harris, makes and personalise for your boat.

Each one is hand painted from a supplied photo. They are fired in batches of x60, so subject to orders, the lead time can be a little while (that was an Irish answer).

Cost is $45, which is very reasonable for a functional art object. If you are interested in the artists contact details – email me waitematawoodys@waitematawoodys

4 thoughts on “Leeway > Melanie

  1. LEEWAY/MELANIE was built by 20th Century Boats (Brian Donovan) in 1959. Last word was in 2015 when she was for sale by a Havelock owner. Brian of course was Andy Donovan’s brother.

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  2. The vessel is Melanie. It fished out of Whitianga and later Mayor Island waters.
    The owner Len McCracken drowned returning to the boat in a dinghy from the Fishing Club facilities at Mayor Island early on the morning of April 25 1965.
    The Melanie had a refit by Visser (Kingfisher Boats) and was re launched as a bridge decker named Leeway owned by John Lee and was used as a charter boat fishing the Mayor Island waters.

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  3. I think this is Leilani which was based at Whitianga in the 1950s. It was one of Mercury Bay’s deep sea fishing boats

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