Levanter > Vinaka Update
The 1962, 37’ bridge decker – Vinaka first appeared on WW in Sept 2020 and the story was added to by new content from Mark McLaughlin in Nov 2021. Link below to that story. https://waitematawoodys.com/2020/09/29/mystery-launch-29-09-2020/
First forward to last week and Mark contacted me to say the boat had just turned up on trademe in Motueka looking a tad tired, but recoverable. Mark commented that she seems to have had a few names along the way – in the tme listing they say she was previously known as – The Hattersly. The Master-Craft builders plaque is clearly visible in one of the photos.
Forward motion is via a Ford D series 120hp engine.Probably best described a
s a project but in the right hands she could be returned to her former self 🙂
So sad to see boats looking like this.
Why can’t owners give them the love they so often cry out for?– KEN R
Simple answer – lack of ⏰and 💰over an extended period. Alan H