WW was recently contacted by Andrew Butcher who owns the 42’ 6” launch Ramaroa. Andrew and partner Celeste purchased Tamaroa 18 months ago from a gent by the name of Glen Elis, who had brought Tamaroa up from Napier to Sandspit. Post purchased the Butcher’s relocated her to Herald Island, West Auckland.
Andrew believes she was possibly built by Fred Millar and built from double diagonal macrocarpa in 1970. I suspect a lot of marine ply was used in her cabin top / cockpit. A rather distinctive design, so hopefully someone will remember the boat. Her forward motion comes via a Ford D300 diesel engine.
Like all new owners they would love to uncover / confirm details about her past – can we help?
CLASSIC BOAT 2021 AWARDS
This morning at 3am NZ time, the 1895 Chas Bailey designed and C&W Bailey built 58′ gaff cutter – IDA, was voted runner-up in the ‘Restored Sailing Vessel Over 40’ category in the Classic Boat magazine 2021 awards – the winner was Cynara. Full details in the latest edition of Classic Boat.
A fantastic achievement for John Street and the team at the Classic Yacht Charitable Trust. Read / view more on IDA here https://waitematawoodys.com/2020/07/20/1895-bailey-gaff-cutter-ida-launch-celebration/