SNOOZER The 1947, 33’, Sam Ford built bridge-decker – Snoozer has just popped up on tme (thank you Ian McDonald),. We do not know much about her other that she is kauri carvel planked and powered by a 85hp Isuzu diesel that has her cruising at 8 knots. Whangarei is her home town. Might be wrong, but I would suspect a name change at some time.
Can anyone enlighten us on Snoozer’s past life ?
Input from Bruce Pullan – bellow is a picture of Awa Manu, it looks like Snoozer.
Yesterdays Quiz Winner To Name The Launch Alongside The Wharf – was K. Sutherland, who was the first to correctly ID the boat as Lady Helen – WW cap on its way 🙂
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAKARI Mooching around Gulf Harbour marina yesterday and spotted the 1925 Sam Ford launch – Whakari looking very regal. Would have to be best presented Sam Ford a float and a credit to owner Gordon Cashmore.
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KOTARE – 25′ 1951 Kingfisher Boats
NGARO – 48′ 1953, Lidgard –under contract
PIRATE – 46′ 1938 Leon Warne
MAKA MAILE – 40′ 1936/7 Sam Ford
KOTARE – 50′ 1940 Millar
POCO LENTO – 33′ 1978 Roy Parris / Geoff Bagnall –under contract
MASON CLIPPER – 23′ 1966 Mason Marine
RANUI – 48’ 1948 Lidgard
IRENE – 38′ 1955 Orams & Davies
MONTEREY – 33’6” 1946 Lidgard
CASTAWAY – 33’ 1947 Dick Lang
Lady Pamela – 60′ tba tba
TAWERA – >50′ 1935 Logan
TIME – 38’ 2001 John Gander
ASTROLABE – 51’7” 1971 Bruce Clarke/John Salthouse