Spindrift + Save A Classic From The Chainsaw


One of my ’spotters’,  Dean Wright, in the north sent in on Wednesday night the above photo of Spindrift. Dean commented that Spindrift was a newbie to him and myself also.

The photo shows her coming up the Kerikeri Inlet (Doves Bay). 

Can anyone enlighten us on Spindrift, there is an interesting mix of styles going on, but overall she looks very salty.


We have a long weekend coming up – Labour W/end – OCt 22nd > 24th) historically we tend to point the bow towards Kawau Island, weather permitting, if the weather gods are nice the plan is a catch up / drink ashore on Saturday at the Kawau Boating Club. Always very informal, so probaly around 3.30>4pm. If your around drop in.


The classic launch Parma recently had an oops and sank – story here https://waitematawoodys.com/2022/08/04/classic-launch-parma-sinks-under-harbour-bridge/

The insurance surveyor has advised they have offered up Parma at no charge other than removal costs from Hobsonville Marina Hardstand – if no takers by Oct 21st – she sadly will be cut up. Interested parties contact Simon Marshall via email simon.marshall@nz.sedgwick.com

4 thoughts on “Spindrift + Save A Classic From The Chainsaw

  1. Hilton has been notified that you are curious about Spindrift, he is hanging around that area so he may get in contact with you. Melva, part time crew on the vessel.:-)


  2. Regarding Parma, the rumour is that the engine may be okay and that hull repairs are also not that substantial.


  3. New boat .just launched. Built by Hilton Ward , Ngunguru. Designed by Gary Underwood. Low powered, long range cruiser for two.


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