I recently spotted the launch Wailani hauled out at the Te Atatu Boating Club yard. Slightly embarrassed to say I know very little about her other than back in the 1930s she was one of active launches that took part in the NZ Power Boat Association launch races on the Waitemata Harbour.
Can anyone tell us more about Wailani?
Update ex Donna Lewis – photo below of her at Great Barrier Island 1991 when owned by our dear friends Herb & Joy Lever. We were with them In Lady Pat (Woollacott Ketch)
I will call Joy (Tuakau) Wednesday & ask more about Wailani. For a time they kept her moored in the Clevedon River & also at Waiheke Island. Most likely Putuki Bay, Ostend.
Now powered by a pod mounted outboard motor.
Looks ideal to join the Pollard racing stable….