MANUIA BACK ON THE WAITEMATA
Very happy to be able to confirm that – Manuia, the 32’, Joe Slattery designed and 1928 built launch has made the shift from the Bay of Islands and is now back in Auckland.
Her new owners have classic woody blue blood in their veins so no-doubt over time she will be tickled up to the standard a Slattery launch deserves. Her last owner, sadly had declining health, so there is some deferred maintenance to address.
A few years ago Manuia had a heart transplant and now sports a 100hp Yanmar 4JH3-HT6 that I’m sure pushes her along at a good clip.
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I’m pretty sure I’ve been on that boat sorry launch. I used to live in Whangarei next door to a bloke called Huck it used to be his dad’s or his grandad’s they had it in the family for years we went cruising around the Bay of Islands in it years years ago back in the early 80s fond memories if it’s the same launch. I was in my early teenagers then.
Julian Harry Richards had her sitting in the mud at Bayswater for a while