Excuse the quality of todays photo but it dates from a February 1905 newspaper article .
All I know is that the photo was taken by C.F. Bell and the caption says “The Enoho, winner of the Motor Yacht Race”.
With that canoe stern she is a looker. No doubt she gained a tram top and even later a dog house.
Can we expand on her more?
Input fron Harold Kidd – ENOHO was built by Bailey & Lowe (who else?) in December 1903 for W.A. Ryan & Co of Auckland with a 10hp Union engine for which they were the agents. She was 36’x 6’6″x2’6″ and diagonal built. Ryan & Co demonstrated her at the 1904 Picton Regatta, at Wellington and brought her back to Auckland for overhaul. She won the Auckland Anniversary Regatta launch race in 1905. She appears to have finished up in Picton at the end of 1905.
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