Ngarunui – A Peek Down Below + 4sale

Ngarunui – A Peek Down Below + 4sale 

The launch Ngarunui was designed by Jim Young c.1955/7, I’m unsure of the builder, was it also Jim Young – can anyone advise? Built from kauri planks, carvel on ribs, she measures 48’ in length, with a beam of 12’ and draws 4’8”. Power is via a 200hp Doosan L136T engine that gives her a comfortable cruising speed of 8.5 > 10 knots, at idle she will do 5 knots, so only slips fuel. A bonus is a 20hp Yanmar auxiliary with its own prop, not seen often these days but a nice comfort factor. The Yanmar also drives the freezer compressor.   As seen in the photos she really fits into the motor sailer category and comes with good set of sails – note the wooden mast shown in the photos above has been replaced with a new alloy one, but the wooden ones are available (needs repair).

With a combined fuel tank capacity of 1200L and 800L water Ngarunui is well set up for extended cruising. And of course a 12’ beam makes for a comfortable life aboard. Very well priced for 48’ launch presented in her condition.

For more details on the sale and specifications contact

Ps photo below was from the 1967 Whangarei> Noumea yacht race start and shows Ngarunui with varnished coamings.

5 thoughts on “Ngarunui – A Peek Down Below + 4sale

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  3. Built by Jim Young in Little Shoal Bay, Birkenhead. Her build is a colorful story and is largely told in his book.


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