Amakura II Re-launched

AMAKURA II RELAUNCHED

Seems its the time of the year for relaunches, recently we had Haunui back in after a 2+ year rebuild and yesterday it was the turn of Amakura II.

The 52’ Colin Wild designed and built woody was launched in 1936 and excluding a few minor additions has remained very original. I have been aboard several times and was always impressed with her presentation.

Nearly (maybe longer) 3 years ago her owners made the call to haul her out and engaged maestro boat builder / restorer Peter Brookes and his team to intake a complete refit. 

Regular followers of the WW site will know that work at the Brookes yard is a bit like the breeding of elephants, whose gestation period is > 2 years but the workmanship is second to none. Supported by the fact that numerous classic owners have returned to the yard with other craft.

Fast forward to yesterday and Amakura II was gently set afloat again at the Hobsonville Marina in West Auckland.

As we have come to expect from anything that comes out of the Peters Waimauku yard she is a work of art – well done to Yvonne and Chris for this amazing restoration. 

Below are links to previous WW stories on Amakura II – the first one, shows the extent of the refit.

Nov 2020. https://waitematawoodys.com/2020/11/02/wooden-boat-yard-visit-50-photos/

May 2018 https://waitematawoodys.com/2018/05/05/amakura-ii-in-the-old-days/

April 2017 https://waitematawoodys.com/2017/04/01/amakura-ii-a-great-story/

1 thought on “Amakura II Re-launched

  1. Must say she is looking absolutely stunning, & as I saw her abut 18 months ago, at Peter’a place, I can attest to the huge amount of work, love, & I’m sure, blood, sweat, & tears, relating to the huge refurb that as gone in to her but it has all obviously been well worthwhile.

    Just one thing, she seems to have both left hand propellers, tucked well up underneath her, & I feel the usual maneuvering advantages of twin engines, may well be lost to a considerable degree, with these 2 factors. It is much more usual & desirable, as many of us know, from our own experience, for maneuvering ease, for the starboard engine to turn right. — KEN R

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