Wooden Boats @ Whangarei Town Basin

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Wooden Boats @ Whangarei Town Basin

Two weeks ago David Cooke and myself pointed the car north and did a day trip to Whangarei to view a few candidates for listing with the Wooden Boat Bureau. We were blessed with a stunning day, which made the quay side area at the Town Basin very pleasing to the eye. As we mooched around I snapped the above photos. With the boats shed owners taste in decorating you cant miss them 😉
A nice mix of sail and power, with a lot of live aboards.
I was pleased to see James Mobberley’s old classic – Falcon on a pile mooring, one day she will come back to her home – the Waitemata 🙂
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Falcon ‘old’ / new

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FALCON. This 1948 photo by Ken Ricketts of her on her moorings in Chamberlain Bay, Ponui Island highlights how original she still is today. This photo was when she was owned by the original owner George Chamberlain. This was when she still had the Scripps petrol engine.
The Chamberlains only really used her for transport to Auckland & around the  island. She is a wonderful example of Lanes craftsmanship & is currently for sale – see link below

One of the most iconic woodies on the waitemata harbour is for sale – Be quick.

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One of the most iconic woodies on the waitemata harbour is for sale - Be quick.

Boats like Falcon do not appear for sale often, this one has the plus of being owned by James Mobberley, Auckland’s foremost classic launch engineer (Moon Engines) for the last 12 years.
Link below

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/motorboats/auction-579016372.htm