Nereides Makes A Splash


In between lock-downs in June 2021 I had cause to do a trip to Tauranga and took up Doug Owens invitation to visit the yard to get a peek at the refit of his 1937 Colin Wild built 55’ yacht – Nereides. The project was well underway and the commitment to best in class and standard of workmanship was already on display.

Yesterday Doug made contact to let me know that Nereides was back in the water and aside from some final interior work the refit was complete.

The gallery of photos above says it all, the pilot house just glows – well done to Doug and son Mohi. We will keep you updated as the final items are ticked off the to-do list. 

Link to 2021 story

Photo below at haul out – post refit

8 thoughts on “Nereides Makes A Splash

  1. The Rutherford replaced the Glenifer with a Leyland /twin disc gear box.purchased from Lees Marine. and tjhen Bob Owens replace Leyland with a cummins .. Never ever had a commer in the boat.


  2. Very glad to see she now has her ketch rig restored after many year without a full rig. Just another example of the skill in design and build of Colin Wild. Magnificent!


  3. I think she had a Glenifer ???
    Or similar name engine?
    Jimmy Rutherford replace that engine


  4. Have a recall she may have had a Gardner, in days gone by. — can any one confirm this? —


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