HOW MANY MORE SUMMERS WILL YOU LET SLIP BY WITHOUT A BOAT …….

HOW MANY MORE SUMMERS WILL YOU LET SLIP BY WITHOUT A BOAT ………

Waitematawoodys has a sister  – its called the Wooden Boat Bureau and we sell classic wooden boats – launches, yachts, big and small. We like to fly under the radar, as do most of our clients. Someone asked me what I did the other day – below sums it up (sounds a bit fluffy, in reality I just sell boats.

Inform and enthuse interest in the joys of owning and sailing traditional and classic wooden boats. And we do this by promoting partnerships between the boats, the sellers and the buyers, for the benefit of all. At the end of the day – its all about the boats, as most will out live their current owners.

To view a sample selection of classic woodys berthed at the virtual Wooden Boat Bureau dock, click this link –  https://waitematawoodys.com/2020/10/17/buying-or-selling-a-classic-boat/

Myself and David Cooke (MV Trinidad) are almost always available to offer advice to sellers and buyers – in the interests of marital harmony – in the first instance email to the below

waitematawoodys@gmail.com

Maka Maile – A Peek Down Below

MAKA MILE – A Peek Down Below
In a previous WW story we uncovered that the 40’ Maka Maile was built in 1937 by Sam Ford, but rumoured to be not designed by him.Maka Maile is rather unique in that she has only had 3 owners in her 84 year life. During this period she was laid up for approx. 25 of those years.

Her current owner bought her as a shell only and under took a 10 year refit that included re-powering her with twin 120hp Nissan 4 cyl diesels. The engines give Maka Maile an impressive turn of speed – 20 knots max, but she cruises very nicely at 10 knots.

These days she sports a very spacious interior that closely reflects her build year but incorporates modern fittings to make life aboard more comfortable. A surprise feature is the main saloons sliding roof. 


If you haven’t already guessed it by now – Maka Maile is for sale, initial expressions of interest should be via waitematawoodys@gmail.com


Previous WW stories below

https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/04/19/mako-maile/
https://waitematawoodys.com/2017/07/24/maka-maile-waitematawoodys-hits-3000000-views/
Pictured below anchored in Mansion House Bay, Kawau Island

Read more on Maka Maile’s history here (ex Ken Ricketts)

CLASSIC WOODEN BOATS FOR SALE

Buying or Selling a Classic Boat
Without sounding too much like Jacinda Ardern (“be kind”) – when people ask me about classic wooden boat ownership, I normally say that owning a woody has a positive effect on your life i.e. you end up forging a life you don’t need to escape from.

So woodys in the interest of your mental well being we have listed below a sample of some of the boats that are currently berthed at the virtual Wooden Boat Bureau Sales Marina. We have others for sale, some owners request privacy. To read more about the Wooden Boat Bureau – click https://waitematawoodys.com/2019/12/01/wooden-boat-bureau-advice-for-buyers-and-sellers/
The Wooden Boat Bureau is uniquely placed to offer impartial, up-to-date market information and objective advice to both sellers and buyers. So if you are looking for a wooden boat or considering selling – email us at waitematawoodys@gmail.com

Or call Alan Houghton 027 660 9999 or David Cooke 027 478 1877


SELECTION ONLY

LADY ADELAIDE 35′ 1922 Dick Lang Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/11/22/lady-adelaide-a-peek-down-below/

MOERANGI – 55′ 1901 Logan Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2016/03/29/moerangi-2/

KOTARE – 25′ 1951 Kingfisher Boats Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/07/29/kotare-the-restoration/

PIRATE – 46′ 1938 Leon Warne Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/06/14/pirate-a-peek-down-below-4sale/

MAKA MAILE – 40′ 1936/7 Sam Ford Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/06/08/maka-maile-a-peek-down-below/

KOTARE – 50′ 1940 Millar Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/01/15/kotare-the-most-affordable-waterfront-apartment-in-auckland/

RARO – 23′ 1966 Mason Clipper – for more details waitematawoodys@gmail.com 

IRENE – Mason Clipper  – for more details waitematawoodys@gmail.com 

RANUI 48’ 1948 Lidgard Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2019/07/08/ranui-a-peek-down-below/

IRENE – 38′ 1955 Orams & Davies Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2019/09/02/irene-a-peek-down-below/


MONTEREY – 33’6” 1946 Lidgard Link https://waitematawoodys.com/monterey/

Lady Pamela – 60′ Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/07/09/lady-pamela-a-big-woody-for-not-a-lot-of-money/

KIARIKI – 40′ K CLASS, 1959 Designed by Jack (John) Brooke and built by John / Jack Logan and John Salthouse Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/10/18/beautiful-classic-cruiser-racer/

VALEZINA 27′ 1937>1958 Colin Wilde Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/08/29/valezina-a-peek-down-below/

TAWERA – >50′ 1935 Logan Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2017/04/16/tawera-1935-logan-a18/


TIME 38’ 2001 John Gander Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2020/06/01/whats-the-time/


ASTROLABE51’7” 1971 Bruce Clarke/John Salthouse Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2019/12/22/astrolabe-a-peek-down-below/

Mahurangi Weekend – Biggest On-The -Water Wooden Boating Event Down Under  – 200+ Classic Wooden Boat Photos

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Mahurangi Weekend – Biggest On-The -Water Wooden Boating Event Down Under  – 200+ Classic Wooden Boat Photos

I think I should start today by apologizing to all the partners and bosses out there – I can see a very slow start to the week, might take a few hours to digest the above photo gallery – a selection of photos from Friday night thru until my trip home on Monday.
The weather for Auckland’s long weekend was just ace – for everyone, launches and yachts, for the whole 4 days.
As always the turnout for the regatta was incredible, I would predict record numbers afloat. The woody launch parade saw 25 launches register and another 17 (approx.) joined in on the day. One of the photos above shows some of the parade launches snaking across the harbour. Well done woodys.
If the attendance count was based solely on the number of dinghies at Scotts Landing for the Saturday night party, again it would have to be a record.
I apologize for the lack of photos from the Saturday night party at Scotts Landing, I was unable to attend, I was banned . Now I can imagine maybe one person on any committee could be a dog hater, but for the ‘Mahurangi Action’ (formerly  known as ‘Friends of Mahurangi’) committee to agree on a total 48hr dog ban ashore is hard to believe. But then I was told by a very public figure in the area – none of them have ever had to buy contraception in their lives – they use they personalities. So my question – Is it actually their ‘role’ to decide on whether boat owners can bring Fideo ashore?.
Maybe Mahurangi Action should stick to their core reason for being i.e. the Mahurangi Harbour.
I can imagine the relationship between the Mahurangi Cruising Club, the promoters of the actual boating regatta – the reason we all attend and Mahurangi Action, who run the shore based activities at Sullivans Bay and the Saturday night party, must at times be interesting. If I was MCC I would be appointing an event manager and running a solo event, including a function that the revenue from, would help fund the club. The weekend has got too big – I and a lot that I have spoken to would buy a ticket to attend – food for thought MCC ……..
Ps There were numerous dogs ashore, I was just one of the unlucky one that were apprehended coming ashore. What a waste of rate payers money to have professional security there + a dog ranger……….
A special thank you to Roger Mills for the aerial (drone) photos of Scotts Landing and the launch parade. Also Graeme Finch for topping up my photos with some of his own – thanks Graeme.
The photo below, while out of focus due to distance and 2 moving boats – sums up woody boating perfectly. The launch is Linda and the gathering of life jackets on the bow is the Brooke clan 🙂
Monday also saw the CYA running a launch race as part of the Auckland anniversary day regatta – coverage of this later in the week.
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WAITANGI DAY WOODY BEACH PICNIC – FEB 6 – Put A Circle In Your Diary, All Woodys Welcome. RSVP Below
Woody Waitangi Picnic
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