Classic Wooden Boats At Havelock Marina

Classic Wooden Boats At Havelock Marina

Back in late October 2022 Dean Wright was in Blenheim attending John Gander’s significant birthday, all birthdays are significant but the ones with ‘0’s’ in them are more significant.

While down south Dean did some marina mooching and todays photo gallery comes to us from the Havelock marina. Nice to see a couple of our bigger northern woodys now safely tucked way down south – Turongo and Durville. Sad to lose them from the Waitemata but if we were keeping score I think we win more than we lose 🙂

A lot of craft unknown to WW and will probably morph into WW stories in their own right. As always click on photos to enlarge.

6 thoughts on “Classic Wooden Boats At Havelock Marina

  1. We are the current custodians of the motor sailer Taranui. 3 good shots of her from different angles, thanks. She has just had her 96th birthday. Built in Pigeon Bay Banks Peninsula by Edwin Bailey. Has had only 4 family owners since 1926. Robin Kidd did a piece on her in Boating NZ in November 2000 not long after we took her over from my father. Not sure if those older articles are on line. We know her full history and are in touch with descendants of all previous owners.


  2. Lovely collection of some we don’t normally see up here Thanks to Dean — lovely.– Just a note; — TIRONGO’S varnish looks like it could do with a bit of TLC, but really good that she is still looking so original after all these years. — KEN R


  3. Hi, some really interesting boats here. Do you know the name of the first one?

    On Mon, 5 Dec 2022 at 00:02, #1 for classic wooden bo


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