Clyde Quay Boat Harbour 

Clyde Quay Boat Harbour 

Wellington woody admirer Geoff Fiebig sent in the collection of photos that he snapped off while wandering around the Clyde Quay Boat Harbour , Wellington on Sunday.

Can we put some names to them – • I’m sure the top photo is well know, but the bigger question has to be – how come its so unloved?

• The blue open double-ender looks very salty, and cared for.

• The tender is probably best overlooked, several sheets of ply on display. But no doubt a very useful work horse to get to & from a bigger moored craft (love the boat sheds paint scheme).

• The smallish woody yacht at a guess would be Lizzie the 1909 Edwin Bailey built 19>22’ gaffer. Read more about her below: 

6 thoughts on “Clyde Quay Boat Harbour 

  1. I’m disappointed my 1903 Bailey isn’t among the pics! Also the punt in the background of the top photo is interesting – a pre-WWII harbour board punt which still has her winch in working order, used for inspecting and maintaining moorings and tackle.

    Don’t be disappointed – it is after all a beauty contest 🙂 Alan H


  2. The double ender is fibreglass. the pram dinghy is strip-planked cedar. The bottom one is Lizzie, built by Ted Bailey (Chas and Walter’s younger brother) at Balaena Bay launched 1909. Restored owned and raced by Wellington Classic Yacht trust.. The top one is Atalanta, very much loved and owned by Wellington Classic Yacht trust. The twist has been taken out of the hull, the counter rebuilt, hull refastened and caulked. We are trying to raise funds to get her on the hard and rebuild the deck and cabin. Another 2k is required to get this done. More info here: lots of photos here:


  3. The first yacht is Atalanta, designed and built by the Bailey brothers in1894 in Auckland. She has an interesting history, which can be found on the Wellington Classic Yacht Trust website


  4. The first yacht. Obviously some type of early 1800’s metre yacht. What a gorgeous hull. Whoever owns her should get started rather than leave the boat like this


  5. That tender looks to me more like strip planking, and actually quite a nice little boat.


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