Built in 1947 by Colin Wild. Pictured above at the 2014 Lake Rotoiti Classic & Wooden Boat Parade. Haumoana is owned by Glenys & David Wilson & a recent arrival on the lake departing the Waitemata not long after the October 2012 Classic Yacht & Launch Exhibition (photo below) . Speaking of which if I could remember who I learnt my copy of the excellent publication ‘The Colin Wild Story’, commissioned by Tony Stevenson & written by Harold Kidd, I would be able to tell you a lot more about Haumoana – I’m sure HDK will do the honors 🙂
Update from Harold Kidd
Ever the anorak.
HAUMOANA was built by Colin Wild in 1949 for C.F. & E.J. Clark of Warkworth. She is 30’x9’5″x4′ and originally had a 93hp Kermath petrol engine. The Clarks sold her in 1958 to Dr. W. Claude Horton of Auckland by when she had a 4 cylinder 60hp Ford diesel. Joint owners (or maybe subsequent owners) were Mr & Mrs Carl Meinhold. Dr. Horton registered her as a British Registered Ship under No. 315006. M Wilson of Paihia had her in 1973. I see she is now quoted with a loa of 34ft. Was she lengthened or did someone have an elastic tape-measure? Listed as 31′ in the Lake Rotoiti records. AH
Haumoana with her big sisters at the 2012 Classic Yacht & Launch Exhibition (L>R – Amakura II, Linda, Lady Gay, Haumoana)