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

PIRATE – A Peek Down Below + 4sale

Photo below ex Greg Philpott, of Pirate next to the Deeming’s boat shed at Tapu Point across the water from Opua. 

PIRATE – A Peek Down Below

Unless you are a Warkworth river rat, mooching around the upper reaches of the Mahurangi Harbour you wouldn’t have seen much of the stunning 1939 46’ launch – Pirate. Launched in 1939 at Matauwhi Bay in Russell, Bay of Islands, designed and built by Leon Warne. She has spent a large chunk of the last 18 years berthed alongside the old Cement Works. She always makes an appearance over the Mahurangi Regatta weekend and is one of those boats that just look right from any angle.

Pirate is constructed in full length kauri carvel plank and has twin Ford 6 cylinder 100HP diesel engines.

Pirate has an interesting provenance having been built for a German wool buyer (Otto Sommer), commissioned by the NZ Navy in World War II and used in degaussing operations, and subsequently in 1944, became Auckland’s second Police launch, replacing Tirimoana. Later she was a well known big-game fishing boat in the North, hosting among others Lord Mountbatten, who signed the Log Book. 


She is a fine example of a classic launch restored and cared for by passionate owners (18 yrs), these owners have just made the hard decision that it is time to pass Pirate onto her next custodian – so woodys, this is a unique opportunity to own a classic wooden boat of the caliber of Pirate.
Expressions of interest should be directed to waitematawoodys@gmail.com BUT – do not hang back, boats of Pirates size, presentation and provenance find new owners very quickly

 RSVP TODAY – Boat name & appox. # attending waitematawoodys@gmail.com

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/


CASTAWAY33’ 1947 Dick Lang Link https://waitematawoodys.com/2019/06/14/castaway-islander/

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/

Pirate (Karo)

Pirate (Karo)

PIRATE (Karo)
 

The owner of Pirate, Bryce Armstrong, sent in the above photo of the 32’  Bob Swanson built launch. She was launched in 1977 and was the last launch Swanson built. The original owner in Picton finished the topsides

When launched she was named Karo and her hull is 1” kauri.
That woodys is all Bryce knows about the launch and he would love to find out more. 
Any Southern woodys able to help out?