Mahana being built in c.1975 by Atkinson falls into the ‘Spirit of Tradition’ category. She is a biggish girl – 46’ LOA & is pushed along by a 315hp Yanmar.
Ian McDonald commented that he was on board Mahana up Kawau Island some years ago. She was then powered by a big old 6 cyl Foden and was owned at the time by two brothers connected with Rinnai NZ. She is strip planked. Ian next saw her in Picton marina about 2008.
Home these days is the Marlborough Sounds & she is for sale on trademe.
Following from yesterday’s story on Luanda, Mike Elliott sent in the above photos that show her in her finest, before her ‘enhancements’. These photos were too good to just add to the existing story. She was a quite a looker in her day.
Mike has promised to send us more photos on the Managh family boats.
I’ll give a WW t-shirt to the first correct reply in the WW comments section, as to the ID of the yacht alongside Luanda in one of the photos
Update 02-06-2018 – interior photo below ex Nigel Brown via Ken Ricketts.
The photos of Luanda above are from Lew Redwood’s FB page, sent in by Ken Ricketts. They show Luanda on launch day, year unknown.
We do know that she was designed & built by T.C. Watson of Whangarei for Trevor & Norman Managh. She measures 50’ with a beam of 13’. As launched her engines were x2 100hp diesels.
The lady doing the honors is Mrs Managh snr.
Do we know more about Luanda & where she is today?
Update from Mike (surname unknown) “Luanda was built by T C (Ces) Watson of Whangarei in a shed at Kauri behind Trevor’s house. Trevor and Norm worked with Ces on the build and must have picked up few skills as they built many more boats including Photina which escorted the Mururoa fleet, a 58′ Ketch, a Vindex, a steel Ketch and several trailer boats. Currently she is used as a party boat in Wakatipu and has some ugly poem handles fitted. Luanda was launched December (3rd?)1962 Length 50’ Beam 12’9” 12,500lb Sold about 1968 to one of the Subtriztkys Powered by 2 recon. 100hp Perkins”
Raindance was overdue a run so I decided to head out yesterday afternoon & catch the start of the CYA / PCC ANZAC Day Regatta. The photos are from the pre-start > start & a wee bit of racing. A used a long lens, as I wanted to stay out of the start area.
A stunning day for woody boating, but I have to say – excluding the A Division, the turn out was a little RS.
The day had every thing going for it – late start, sun, wind & a good post race gig at PCC, seems some people most be suffering the boating equivalent of cabin fever.
Enjoy the photos – remember to click photos to enlarge 😉
The yacht below – Time, is a marina neibour of mine – a very salty vessel, & equally stunning down below.
Matira, the 1956 Collings & Bell woody, has featured on WW many times before & is what I call a lucky boat, lucky in that her owner has an appreciation for classic woodys & spends what is needed to keep her in spectacular condition.
Due to personal reasons, Matira is now for sale & in my eyes would be the best classic wooden launch on the market.
Over the last 2 ½ years she has had a rolling re-fit that has included re-powering with twin Yanmar 110hp diesels & numerous other significant mechanical work.
The mechanical work has been matched by just about new everything inside. For more details, view the trademe listing (link below) , from where todays photos come from.