Valezina – Ready To Sail Away This Christmas

VALEZINA – Christmas Afloat For $34,500

The owners of Valezina acquired her as a 2020 post lock-down project and sent 6 mths full time restoring the yacht to a better than new standard.
Valezina is a 1939 Colin Wild design, known as the ‘Val Class’, most of the sister ships sported ‘Val’ names e.g. Valkyrie, Valderon and Valhalla. She was built in 1957 at the Salthouse yard in Bayswater, Auckland.

At 27’ she comfortably fits into the big little category – everything about her – looks, volume, sailing performance says Valezina is a serious classic yacht from one of the best combinations (Wild / Salthouse) we had. And she is built of gold – double skinned kauri, carvel planked.For when the wind is absent, a 10hp Yanmar inboard is there to help out.

Of course she is for sale, you will have worked that out by now 🙂 her owners are now oversea reconnecting with another of their passions. So the instructions are – sell the yacht.

In addition to the shiny stuff (sanding, painting and varnishing) Valezina is the recipient of – new mast & boom etc. / all new standing & running rigging / new tracks, blocks & winches  / new electrical including batteries and lighting / new safety gear / new plumbing including head and holding tank / new galley / new Raymarine auto heim and a lot more.And as an added bonus – her Westhaven marina may be available to rent.


To learn more about Valezina’s  – email waitematawoodys@gmail.com
Below is a selection of photos from her early days + details on the Val Class and some interesting event entry paperwork. Click on the blue link at the bottom to view.

Hobson Bay dinghy lockers 1959
Skipper looking into sun

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

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 

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/

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/