MYSTERY BAYSWATER LAUNCH
Mooching around Bayswater Marina last week I spotted a new addition, she had slotted into the berth previously occupied by the unlucky Parma https://waitematawoodys.com/2022/08/04/classic-launch-parma-sinks-under-harbour-bridge/
No name but looks either recently done up or very well cared for. Owner must like the colour white 🙂
Can anyone put a name to the launch and ideally more details?
Thanks to input from a ‘Steve’ in the comments section – he reminded me it has been on WW before – link below – but we still do not have confirmation of name. https://waitematawoodys.com/2022/06/07/1953-jorgensenmystery-launch/
Input ex Murray Deeble – Was in the South Island and featured as the detectives launch in a NZ made TV series lay in Milford called Sea Princess for a while getting worse and worse.
Did a little “research” and found her (current) name is “Sea Prince” and that she did indeed change hands recently.
Assuming the Jorgensen referred to was Jorgensen & Sons of Waikawa, Picton, then either the given build date of 1953 is wrong, or the builder was not Jorgensen & Sons; they didn’t start up until the early 60s.
Kevin Johnson did a lot of work on that launch,was owned by a member of the Milford Cruising Club
Doesn’t look like a Swanson to me. Doesn’t look like snot either; I haven’t seen a plastic boat that shape.
Had a look at that previous post on her, and if she was indeed built in 1953 then she’s not a Jorgensen.
Looks more like a Swanson than a Jorgensen. But I suspect she’s not a Swanson either…
Was in the South Island and featured as the detectives launch in a NZ made TV series lay in Milford called Sea Princess for a while getting worse and worse.
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Why would you want a woody to look like snot?
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Vaguely jogs a memory, but I can’t actually place her. One of my last functioning “leetle grey cells” is saying “Picton”. No doubt someone will be along to tell me I’m wrong. 🙂
The unfortunate “Parma” is still on the hardstand here, and nothing much seems to be happening with her.