Rata – A Peek Down Below

RATA – A Peek Down Below

The launch Rata is 35’ in length, has a 9’ beam and draws 3’.

Rata was built in 1926 from Kauri, carvel method by Dick Lang in St Mary’s Bay.  Powered by a 85hp Ford Lees Marine diesel, giving her a 7 knots cruising speed.

And that is all we know, lots of craft named Rata on WW but this ones a newbie. Was hauled out on the hard at Waiheke Island for an extended period. Thanks Ian McDonald for the heads up.

1 thought on “Rata – A Peek Down Below

  1. Rata spent most of her life in the Thames area and for the past 10 years she was on a marina berth in Coromandel. When these pictures were taken she was at Waiheke Island having a refit.


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