Puruatanga

PURUATANGA

Todays woody – Puruatanga is a bit of a mystery, most likely built c.1960, but probably earlier (god I’m starting to sound like K Ricketts) her design / builder is unknown.

She measures 30’ in length and is powered by a 120hp Ford Lees diesel that gets her along at a comfortable cruising speed of 7>8 knots.

For the last 25 years the Waikawa, Picton based woody has been used as bach access transport, 1.5 hours each way so very reliable.

And that woodys is all we know about her. Thanks to Ian McDonald for the tme heads up.

4 thoughts on “Puruatanga

  1. Great looking interior in that bridge, someone bring her up to Auckland ;). The overall look is very much southern, but the hull also has some hallmarks of the Shipbuilders stock design, with a modifier sheer?

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