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This is a growing database of classic vessels (pre 1940) with a significant connection to the region. Information comes from primary sources (mostly the Evening Post and NZ Yachtsman), and secondary sources (the more reliable being the writings of Harold Kidd, Robin Elliott and David Pardon). Where sources conflict, primary sources are generally given precedence. Bruce Askew's first notes on the database can be viewed here.

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Ada
Vessel Name:Ada
Owners:A. Chatsworthy (Wellington, 18??-1885-18??)
Notes:Active Wellington 1885
Ailsa
Ailsa
Vessel Name:Ailsa
Builder:Le Huquet
Designer:Le Huquet
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1909
LOA:36
LWL:26
Beam:8,5
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:Pickering (Picton, 1939-19??); J. Barker (Wellington, 1936-1939); Scott and Jordan (Wellington, 1919-1936); Hamill Brothers (Wellington, 1911-1919); Feltham Brothers (1909-1911)
Notes:Arrived Wellington 1911/12. To Lyttleton ca 1960s. To Auckland/Northland ca. 1970s. Metric dimensions as described in 2010: LOA 14.6m, waterline, 8.5m, Beam 2.7m . Scott and Jordan changed gaff rig to bermudan cutter in 1921, it was unsuccessful, and returned to a gaff cutter the following season. This bermuda rig is incorrectly said to be the first in the country (Zephyr in Lyttelton had one in 1886). Converted to gaff yawl post 1930s. J Barker added an auxilliary in 1936.
She was the flagship of the 1940 Centennial Regatta in Wellington.
More images of Ailsa here

Photo source:RPNYC archive
Akatea
Akatea
Vessel Name:Akatea
Builder:Logan?
Place built:Auckland
LOA:28
Owners:Seagar (Wellington, ??-??)
Notes:Seager converted to a launch with steam engine. Reverted to centreboarder, then converted to keeler with external lead 1910.
Photo source:Wellington Museum of City and Sea
Alabama
Vessel Name:Alabama
Year built:ca. 1885
Notes:9 tonner. Moved to the Marlborough Sounds late 1880s as a goods transport vessel.
Alberta
Vessel Name:Alberta
Notes:Active Wellington ca. 1880
Amai
Amai
Vessel Name:Amai
Builder:W. Brooke-Taylor and sons
Place built:Wellington
Year built:ca. 1909
Year lost:1932
Construction:Inch Kauri on ribs
LOA:24
Beam:6, 6
Owners:R. Norris (Wellington, 1930-1932) ; McGoldrick (Wellington, 1923-1930); F. Durrant (Wellington, 19??-1923) ; Opie (Wellington, ca.1915-??); W. Brooke-Taylor (Wellington 1912-ca.1915)
Notes:Built as centreboarder with a tuck stern, a counter added and converted to external lead ballast late 1910. Brooke-Taylor sold the boat when his sons enlisted in the army. Raced with the Evans Bay fleet with Durrant. Foundered and abandoned South of Tory Channel January 1932 no loss of life.
Photo source:Little Ships 3rd ed
Annie
Vessel Name:Annie
Rig:Schooner
Owners:"Skip" Olson (Wellington, 19??-1935-??)
Notes:Counter extended 1935
Arawa
Arawa
Vessel Name:Arawa
Builder:Jack Chalmers
Designer:Jack Chalmers
Place built:Clyde Quay, Wellington
Year built:ca.1894
Class:1/2 rater
Owners:Messrs, Moffatt and Seagar (Wellington, ??-1901-??)

Notes:In Wanganui by 1912
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 20 May 1916
Arawa
Arawa
Vessel Name:Arawa
Builder:R. G. Millman
Place built:Roseneath, Wellington
Year built:1935
LOA:24
Beam:7, 6
Rig:Gaff sloop
Owners:John Quellin (Auckland, 2012-) ; L. Brennan (Auckland, ??-1973-??) ; Allan Bailey (Wellington, 1939-??);  R. G. Millman (Wellington, 1936-7)
Notes:Probably designed by Archie Scott. Later moved to Auckland and renamed Arcadia.

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Photo source:NZ Yachtsman, Sept 1937
Arawa
Arawa
Vessel Name:Arawa
Builder:Robert [or Roy?] Henderson and Sons
Designer:Gladwyn Bailey
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1922
Year lost:1944
LOA:34
LWL:31
Owners:Norman Thomas (Wellington, 1943-1944); John Glasgow (Nelson, 1925-1943)
Notes:Notes: 5’6” draught. Built along lines of Bailey trading cutters used for Tongan Group. Entered Wellington to Lyttelton race in 1940 but retired with a torn mainsail. Broke moorings in Evans Bay on 21 Jan 1944 and came ashore at Shark Bay. An attempt was made to tow her off, but she was a total loss.
Photo source:David Thomas
Argo
Vessel Name:Argo
Builder:Percy Vos
Place built:Auckland
Year lost:1951
Notes:Arrived Wellington 1937. Lost with all hands during the 1951 Wellington-Lyttelton race.
Read article on delivery voyage to Wellington: NZ Yachtsman June 1937

Ariel
Vessel Name:Ariel
Notes:See Dream.
Astral
Astral
Vessel Name:Astral
Builder:Cox and Philmer
Place built:Auckland
Owners:T. E. (Bill) Mellor (Wellington, 1937-19??)

Notes:Arrived Wellington 1937. Lost in Cook Straight near Palliser after her crew were taken aboard a passing ship and Astral taken in tow by the ship when she succumbed.
Photo source:David Fisher
Atalanta
Atalanta
Vessel Name:Atalanta
Builder:C. & W. Bailey
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1894
Construction:Centreboarder with a lead keel shoe
LOA:40
LWL:27
Beam:9
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:Wellington Classic Yacht Trust (Wellington, 2013-); Julian Matson (Marlborough and Port Chalmers, ca. 1980-2013); Bob Harris (Wellington, 1974-ca. 1980): Pat Millar (Wellington, 1962 - 1974); Jack Cox (Wellington, 19??-1962); Hugh Askew (Wellington, ca. 1945-1951); Cliff Cunningham (Wellington, ca1937-1944); M. Y. Lamb (Wellington, 1936-??); Basil Tonks and McCrory (Wellington, ??-1931-1936); Fred Hendry (Wellington, ??-1928-??);  Hill Brothers (Wellington, 1921-1926-??); Hill and Walker/Adams (Wellington, 1920-??); D. Beaumont, Ralph Aslin, and D. Porter  (Wellington, 1913-1920); Messrs Jones and Ingram (Wellington, 19??-1913); W. Hales (Wellington, 1902-1909-??); Otto Schwartz (Wellington, 1897-1902); Winstanley (Wellington, 1895-1897);  Charles Canning & Smith (Napier, 1894-1895)

Notes:Donated to WCYT by Julian Matson 2013. Centreboard configuration changed to external lead ballast 1914. Auxilliary (Overlander 4 cyl.) added 1927. Converted to Bermuda rig 1938. Lead external ballast lowered and rig increased 1945. Fred Hendry was VC of RPNYC. Often referred to as "Atlanta".
Article by Gavin Pascoe
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Ben Amor's sealed orders
Survey Report by Bruce Askew
Restoration Plan

Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Atlanta
Vessel Name:Atlanta - see Atalanta
Awakura
Vessel Name:Awakura
LOA:25
Beam:6,6
Class:Motor launch
Notes:For sale in 1910. Moored outside shed 6 Clyde Quay. 6 hp double cylinder empire engine
Awanui
Vessel Name:Awanui
Class:Launch
Notes:Active 1909/10
Belle
Vessel Name:Belle
Builder:Hewson and Melville
Notes:Active Wellington 1895
Bernice
Vessel Name:Bernice
Builder:H. Kerr, Edgar Corbett, George Fisher
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1931/32
Rig:gunter
Owners:H. M. Nicholls (Wellington, 1948)
Notes:12 cwt lead on the keel
Bluie
Bluie
Vessel Name:Bluie
LOA:14
Owners:Bernard Freyburg (Wellington)
Photo source:The Rip
Britannia
Britannia
Vessel Name:Britannia
Owners:Messer Greensill and Perano (Picton, ??-??)
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 13 Sept. 1913
Camma
Camma
Vessel Name:Camma
Rig:gaff cutter
Displacement:4 ton
Owners:Batkin and Stock Brothers (Wellington, 188-18??)
Notes:Imported from England to Wellington 1884. Good light weather sailer (second in B class anniversary regatta), but overall unsuccessful and unsuited to local conditions. Sold to a Sydney owner shortly thereafter.
Photo source:Evening Post 16 May 1934
Carina
Vessel Name:Carina
LOA:28
Rig:Cutter
Notes:see Elaine
Cignet
Vessel Name:Cignet
Class:Launch
Notes:Active 1909/10
Clara
Clara
Vessel Name:Clara
LOA:16
Owners:D. Keir (Lower Hutt, ??-1907-1912-??)
Notes:Keir was Commodore and a founder member of the Heretaunga Boating Club. Described as a scow type, ie chined hull, flat run aft
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 20 July 1912
Cloud
Vessel Name:Cloud
Place built:Auckland
LOA:26
Class:Mullet
Owners:Ian Kirk (Wellington, 19??-19??); Harris Bros (Wellington, 19??-19??)
Notes:Ian Kirk replace the centreboard with a deadwood keel after an unspecified "scare" in the Cook Strait (Carter)
Comet
Comet
Vessel Name:Comet
Rig:Gaff ketch
Notes:A trading vessel which competed in regattas in the Nelson region during the 1880s-1890s
Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Contrabandiere
Vessel Name:Contrabandiere
Place built:Auckland
Owners:Active in Wellington ca. 1880
Dauntless
Dauntless
Vessel Name:Dauntless
Builder:Jack Chalmers
Designer:Jack Chalmers
Place built:Clyde Quay, Wellington
Year built:1894
Class:1/2 rater
Owners:Messrs. Hardy & Co. (Wellington, ??-1912-??); C. Petley (Wellington, ??-1901-??); Jack Chalmers (Wellington, 1894-?)

Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Defiance
Vessel Name:Defiance
Year built:ca. 1885
Class:Centreboarder
Notes:Built as a 3rd class yacht.
Dewdrop
Vessel Name:Dewdrop
Notes:In 1895 RPNYC club census.
Diamond
Vessel Name:Diamond
Year lost:1885
Owners:Alfred Urwin, Joseph Kilfoy, Robert Prince and Harry Mason (Wellington 1884-1885); Simpson (Wellington, ??-1884)

Notes:Sanks after being swamped off Oriental Bay or Jerningham in 1885, resulting in the death of Alfred Urwin. Those on board were a syndicate of employees of the NZ Times: Urwin, Joseph Kilfoy, Robert Prince and Harry Mason. The wreck was salvaged several days later. Urwin's body was never found.

Dido
Vessel Name:Dido
Builder:Kirk Brothers
Place built:Courtenay Pace, Wellington
Year built:1885
Construction:kauri carvel
LOA:22
Beam:7
Owners:A. J. Petherick (Wellington, ??) had one share

Notes:Had a 12' bowsprit. Stolen and sailed to Lyttelton 1888.

Doreen
Vessel Name:Doreen
Class:Launch
Notes:Active 1909/10
Doris
Vessel Name:Doris
Place built:Auckland
Class:Mullet
Owners:C. Moore (Wellington, 1914-??)
Notes:Was named Dorothy in Auckland, prior to Moore's purchase, who converted her to a launch.
Dove
Vessel Name:Dove
Owners:R. Day (Wellington, 18??-1885-18??)
Notes:Possibly built in the South Island - known as a large and successful racer in Southern waters. Converted from cutter to steam launch for mail delivery work 1885, and renamed Gannet.
Dream
Vessel Name:Dream
Place built:Auckland
LOA:20
Owners:J. V. Wardrop (Wellington, 1891-??); E. Pollard (Wellington, 18??-1886-1890-1891)
Notes:In Wellington by 1886. Represented Wellington that year in Lyttelton Regatta. Rebuilt by Huffam in Wellington, and renamed Ariel in or before 1893.
Duzzit
Vessel Name:Duzzit
Builder:C. V. (Bill) Wagstaff
Place built:Wellington
Year built:ca. 1914-1918
Class:Motor launch
Owners:C. V. Wagstaff (19??-19??)
Notes:Raced with the te Ruru and Port Nicholson Motor-boat Clubs until the formation of the Evans bay Yacht and Motor Boat club in 1920.
Elaine
Elaine
Vessel Name:Elaine
Place built:Tasmania
Year lost:1901
Construction:Clinker
LOA:40 (see notes)
LWL:28 (see notes)
Beam:7, 6 (see notes)
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:John Coutts (Wellington, 1882-1902); Messrs. McDermott and Tarleton (Wellington, 1882)

Notes:Whaleboat imported 1882. Clinker built, LOA 28'; Beam 6,6, yawl-rigged with two centreboards. Renamed Carina ca. 1888. Significantly rebuilt to Coutts' design by Paul and Roberts at Clyde Quay in 1889 when the keel and forefoot were changed, external ballast and converted to cutter rig; and 1894/5 after running aground hull planking replaced. 1898 topside timbers replaced and was lengthened, new rig, fiddle bow and counter added. Dimensions above are the 1895 version. Broken up 1901. Finished life kauri planked carvel, LOA 40', beam 7,6. Coutts was one of the founders of the Port Nicholson Yacht Club.
Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Endeavour
Vessel Name:Endeavour
Owners:Messrs. Anderson & Inch (Wellington, ??-1912-??)
Esk
Vessel Name:Esk
Notes:Active Wellington ca. 1880s.
Ethel
Ethel
Vessel Name:Ethel
Builder:Charles Bailey Snr.
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1884
Year lost:1919
LOA:28
Beam:7, 3
Owners:L. Hill (Wellington, 1916-1919); A. L. Firth (Wellington 1916); Bird/Petone syndicate (Wellington 1914-1916); T. & K. Cole (Wellington, 1909-1914); George Williamson Sims (Auckland, ??-1909)
Notes:Converted to a yawl 1909/1910 by T. & K. Cole. Bird was secretary of the Heretaunga Boating Club. Sold in 1916 for lead in keel for war effort. Wrecked at Cape Palliser. Hill, an Australian resident in Wellington, was noted for his solitary nature. He was sailing single-handed and survived the wreck. He rode a coach to Featherston, and walked from there to Wellington.
Photo source:MuseumsWellington
Ferro
Vessel Name:Ferro
Class:Launch
Notes:Active 1909/10
Flirt
Vessel Name:Flirt
Builder:Henry Berg
LOA:27
Beam:8,5
Notes:Active Wellington ca.1880s. Sister to Garibaldi
Florence
Vessel Name:Florence
Builder:Henry Berg
Year built:c. 1880
Owners:Kebble (Wellington, 18??-1888-??)
Notes:16 feet added to LOA, 1 ton lead added, and stern rail raised in 1886, After which she became scratch boat with Port Nicholson Yacht CLub. Renamed Mima. Kebble fell overboard while racing and drowned. Broken up 1904.
Flying Fish
Vessel Name:Flying Fish
Owners:
Notes:Rebuilt by Berg in 1886 for his son-in-law
Foam
Vessel Name:Foam
Owners:

Ingram (Wellington, 18??-1888-18??)


Notes:
Galatea
Galatea
Vessel Name:Galatea
Builder:Tom Le Huquet
Designer:G. Metcalf
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1910
Construction:Double-planked kauri
LOA:33
LWL:24
Beam:8,3
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:Michael Hollings (2006-); ?? (Lyttelton, 1935-19??); Bert Armstrong (Wellington, 1932-1936); Harold Blick (Wellington, 1927-1932); Ian Tringham (Wellington, 1922-1927); Turnbull (Akaroa, 1920-1922); Messrs Archie Scott and Herbert "Punch" Jordan (Wellington, 1917-1920); L. R. Matthews (Wellington, 1915-1917); H. H. Metcalfe (Auckland, 1910-1915)
Notes:

Keel lengthened in 1916/17, decreasing the rake of the rudder post. Generally felt to be better than Marangi after this was done.
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Photo source:RPNYC collection
Garibaldi
Vessel Name:Garibaldi
Builder:Henry Berg
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1874
Displacement:3 ton
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:J. C. Taylor (Wellington, 18??-1885-18??); Pounceby (Wellington, 1875-18??); George Thomas (Wellington, 18??-1875); Lennox (1870s-?)
Geisha
Geisha
Vessel Name:Geisha
Place built:Wellington
LOA:14
Beam:6,3
Class:Centrboarder
Owners:Messrs Nixon & Dyson (Wellington, ??-1914-??)
Photo source:Wellington Museum of City and Sea
Girl I Love
Vessel Name:Girl I Love
Owners:George Drury (Wellington, 18??-??)
Notes:Active Wellington ca.1880s. Supposedly inspired by Pet.
Girola
Vessel Name:Girola
Builder:Henry Berg
Year built:c. 1880
Owners:H. Rawson (Wellington, ??-1889-??)

Notes:See Lena
Good Templar
Good Templar
Vessel Name:Good Templar
Place built:Auckland
Year built:ca.1878
Construction:Iron hull
Owners:Mason and Beaumont (Wellington, 1911-??); Messrs Stewart and Co. (Wellington, 1890-??); T. R. H. Taylor (Wellington, 18??); 1888-1890, Orlando Kempthorne (Wellington, 1886-18??); G. Mee, T. Pope, Rawnsley (Wellington, 188?-1885)
Notes:Arrived Wellington Jan 1879 en route to Lyttelton regatta. Sold as Good Templar 1881 in Wellington. Renamed Sappho by 1882. Renamed Alabama 1889. Renamed Weka 1891-1892. Later renamed Templar, then Patronus. Went ashore at Kaiwharawhara 1888. Repairs by Taylor included replacing iron with timber planking. Broken up ca 1915 at Evans Bay.
Greyhound
Greyhound
Vessel Name:Greyhound
Builder:Whitaker
Place built:Wellington
Year built:ca. 1885
LOA:25
Beam:4,9
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:Messrs Roberts and Sergeant (Wellington, ??-1900-??) ; Messrs Whitaker and Hartley (Wellington, ca. 1885-1888)
Notes:In 1895 RPNYC club census. Disappears from racing records after 1902.
Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Haeata
Vessel Name:Haeata
Place built:Wellington
Year built:ca. 1895
Class:1 rater
Owners:
Notes:
Harrier
Harrier
Vessel Name:Harrier
Class:Centreboarder
Photo source:Wellington Museum of City and Sea
Hope
Vessel Name:Hope
Builder:Miller and Tunnage
Designer:Murray Watt (Philadelphia)
Place built:Port Chalmers
Year built:1938
Construction:NZ kauri
LOA:32
Beam:11
Owners:H. F. Lamb (Wellington, 1946-1948-19??); H. Cotton (Lyttelton, 1938-19??)
Notes:5,6 draught. Norwegian Pilot cutter type. 16HP Lister diesel auxilliary.
Huia
Huia
Vessel Name:Huia
Builder:Bentley
LOA:22
Owners:R. Griffiths (Lower Hutt, ca. 1908-??)
Notes:Griffiths was a founder member of the Heretaunga Boating Club. Described as a scow type. ie chined hull and flat run aft. Destroyed by fire 1911.
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 20 July 1912
Huia
Huia
Vessel Name:Huia
Class:Schooner
Owners:Norman Thomas (Wellington)
Photo source:The Rip
Hurrica
Hurrica
Vessel Name:Hurrica
Builder:B. Thomas
Year built:1928
LOA:14
Beam:6, 2
Rig:Marconi
Class:Centeboarder
Owners:R. Rolle (Wellington, 19??-19??) ; B. Tonks (Wellington, 1929-19??)
Notes:Renamed Violet in 1929, probably by her second owner R. Rolle. Sail area 179 square feet, Mast height 26 feet. Known for her red sails.
Ida
Vessel Name:Ida
Notes:Active Wellington ca. 1880s.
Idle Along
Vessel Name:Idle Along
Builder:Alf Harvey
Designer:Alf Harvey
Place built:Petone, Lower Hutt
LOA:12,8
Beam:6
Displacement:Centreboarder
Class:Idle Along
Notes:Designed in 1927, though not built until 1930, Idle Along was to give the highly successful class its name. The original drawings hang in the Heretaunga Boating Club.
In 1951 A. Fitton drew plans for the Wellington Provincial Yacht and Motor Boating Association. They are held at the Alexander Turnbull Library, a copy may be viewed here.
Spencer's drawings for a plywood version can be viewed here.
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Ilex
Ilex
Vessel Name:Ilex
Builder:Arch Logan
Designer:Logan
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1903
Year lost:1962
LOA:51
Owners:Norman Thomas (Wellington, 19?? - 1946); E. H. Northcroft (Auckland 1927-1932-??); H. R. Bloomfield (Auckland, ??-1927); Stevenson and Ingram (Auckland, 19??-1918-1920-??); Joseph Cochrane Macky (Auckland, 1908-1915); Captain Walter Stanhope (Auckland, 1903-1908)

Notes:In 1911 J. Macky altered her rig from a yawl to a cutter. He raced her successfully on the Waitemata Harbour. E. H. Northcroft changed her back to a yawl rig [when did he own her? she was a yawl in 1919]. Bought by Norman Thomas in 1944, she completed South Island circumnavigation in Feb-Mar 1946. Sailed to Sydney, Australia in Dec 1946 to compete in Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. She was the first NZ-based boat to compete the race. Roydon Thomas, at 13, was the youngest competitor. Delivered to Tongan owners in Oct 1948. Wrecked on Minerva Reef southwest of Tongatapu on 7 July 1962.
Photo source:David Thomas
Illinois
Vessel Name:Illinois
Ino
Vessel Name:Ino
Owners:
Notes:Active Wellington 1888.
Inyoni
Inyoni
Vessel Name:Inyoni
Builder:T. Hodder
Place built:Wellington
Class:Half rater
Owners:Alexander Cowie (Wellington, ??-1907-??)
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 24 June 1916
Iolanthe
Iolanthe
Vessel Name:Iolanthe
Builder:Arch Logan
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1903
LOA:29
Owners:C. Allen (Lyttelton, 1933-??); B. F. Roberts and J. Dawson (Wellington, 19??-1933); J. Lang and J. Roberts (Wellington, 1927-19??); C. Lindsay and J. Roberts (Wellington, 19??-1927); William Gower (Wellington, ??-1912-??);  Barrett and Kelly (Wellington, 1910-??); H. Bramley (Auckland, 1903-??)

Notes:Arrived Wellington 1910. Moored in Evans Bay during the 1920s. Sold to Lyttelton 1933. Wrecked ca. 1960 in Lyttelton. William Gower was a pharmacist.
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Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893
Iona
Vessel Name:Iona
Builder:Bringans and Hogg
Designer:Bringans and Hogg
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1892
LOA:18
Beam:5, 11
Owners:Bringans and Hogg (Wellington, 1892-?)
Notes:Draft 1, 11. Built for racing with the Arawa Sailing Club. Mae of white pine (kahikitea). Had bouyancy tanks built in bow and stern.
Iorangi
Iorangi
Vessel Name:Iorangi
Builder:Logan Brothers
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1901
LOA:51, 9
LWL:34
Beam:8, 9
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:Sandra and John Gorter ; Gary Gwynne (Auckland 1998-) L. D. Nathan (Manuwera, Oct 1937-ca.1957); Captain G. McKenzie, and Messrs McKenzie brothers (Auckland, 1915-19??); T. M. Alexander (Auckland, 1913-1915); D. Wall (Dunedin 1909-1913); E. C. Mills (Wellington, 1908); Alexander Turnbull (Wellington, 1901-1908)
Notes:

Converted to bermuda rig late 1940s. Full restoration completed in 2005


Photo source:The Rip
Irex
Vessel Name:Irex
Owners:Jack Dawson (Wellington, 1931); F. Aldred (Wellington, ??-1915-??)

Iris
Vessel Name:Iris
Builder:McKeegan Bros. (C & J)
Year built:ca. 1885
Owners:Tom Ryan, Les Sheffield, Carlo Hebbend (Wellington, ??-1902-??); H. S. Lawlor (??-1898-??)
Notes:Built a a second or third class yacht. Renamed Kotuku during the 1890s. By 1914 had been converted to a Launch based in Waitara.

Isca
Isca
Vessel Name:Isca
Builder:Kelly Bros.
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1910
Construction:Two skins NZ Kauri
LOA:26-28 (sources vary)
Beam:7, 9
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:H. E. Radley (Lyttelton, 1946-??); F. Cook and J. Cox (Wellington, 19??-1946); A. Archer (Wellington, 1938); Phil Sissons (Wellington, 1936,1937); A. Saunders and W. Hooper (Wellington, 1934);  J. Helgerson (Wellington, 1915-1930); James and Stanley Kelly (Wellington, 1910-1912-??)

Notes:Adapted design from "The Rudder" (design had a tuck stern, built with a counter). Sold to Lyttelton owner 1946. Mentioned to be moored on Clyde Quay 1915 (wall), and 1937
Photo source:RPNYC archive
Isca
Isca
Vessel Name:Isca
Builder:T. R. H. Taylor
Designer:Dixon Kemp
Place built:Clyde Quay, Wellington
Year built:1880
LOA:38
Owners:Messrs Osborne and Berry (Wellington, 1891-1898); Mr Jack (Wellington, 1888-1891); Messrs Batkin and Co. (Wellington, 1885-1888); R. J. Scott (Wellington, 1884-1885); A. S. Collins (Nelson, 1880-18??)
Notes:A highly successful racer throughout her career. She beat the crack Logan-built Rona in the Wellington Anniversary Regatta of 1896 by a matter of seconds. This was to be her last race; she was pushed so hard that she was taken directly to Evans Bay slip. There she remained until broken up in 1898. Some of her material went in to the building of Kotiri.
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Photo source:Little Ships 3rd ed
Isis
Isis
Vessel Name:Isis
Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Janet
Janet
Vessel Name:Janet
Builder:Angus Sutherland
Designer:Charles Bailey Jr
Year built:1902
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:R. Oliphant (Dunedin, 1910-19??); Dr. R.H. Makgill (Wellington, 1907-1910); Angus Sutherland (Auckland, 1902-1907)

Photo source:Wellington Museum of City and Sea
Jennie Reid
Jennie Reid
Vessel Name:Jennie Reid
Owners:J. Black (Wellington, ??-1897-??)
Notes:In 1895 RPNYC club census.
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 18 Dec. 1915
Jessie Logan
Jessie Logan
Vessel Name:Jessie Logan
Builder:Robert Logan Sr
Designer:Robert Logan Sr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1880
Construction:Double-planked kauri (now quadruple-planked)
LOA:28, 6
LWL:25, 3
Beam:8, 6
Rig:Gaff cutter
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:Harold Kidd and others (Auckland, 1988-); Various owners (Nelson, 1892-1988); Moore Bros. (Nelson, ca.1895-1905); Scaife, Rogers and Elliott (Nelson, 1892-ca1985);  A. L. Williams and Arthur Dixon (Wellington, 1889-18??); Walter Jones (Auckland 188?-1889); Harry Wilson and John Wiseman (Auckland, 188?-188?); James Ansenne (188?); Robert Logan Sr (Auckland, 1880-18??)
Notes:Converted to a motor launch some time after 1905, and subsequently used as a work boat in the Northern waters of the South Island. Two extra layers of planking added in Kidd restoration.
Karaka
Karaka
Vessel Name:Karaka
Owners:Messrs Garrard & Co. (Wellington, 1913=?); C. V. Fordham (Wellington, 1910?-1911); Silver (Wellington, 1???-1904-1910?)
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 10 Dec. 1909
Kereru
Vessel Name:Kereru
Class:Motor launch
Notes:Active 1928
Kestrel
Kestrel
Vessel Name:Kestrel
Builder:Logan
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1894
LOA:38
Beam:9, 5
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:O. Dykes (Wellington, 1933-19??) ; J. Ayling (Auckland, 19??-1933) ; Jeffreys Bros. (Auckland, 1894-????)
Notes:Draft 5, 9.
Photo source:Evening Post 03 August 1933
Kiatere
Vessel Name:Kiatere
Builder:Lidgard Bros.
Designer:Lidgard Bros.
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1936
Construction:NZ Kauri carvel
LOA:28
LWL:25
Beam:8,6
Rig:Gaff sloop
Owners:Harris Bros. (Wellington, 1936-19??)
Notes:Built to order for Wellington clients. After  being sailed in Wellington for a season, moored in Porirua harbour.
Konini
Konini
Vessel Name:Konini
Builder:E. R. Lane
Place built:Picton
Year built:1916
LOA:28
Kotiri
Kotiri
Vessel Name:Kotiri
Builder:F. W. Petherick and A. Petherick
Designer:F. W. Petherick
Place built:Berhampore, Wellington
Year built:1898
Construction:Double-planked NZ Kauri, deadwood, stem and stern NZ Rata
LOA:33, 9
LWL:22
Beam:8, 6 3/4
Rig:Gaff cutter
Displacement:2 3/4 tons
Class:2 1/2 rater; or 30 linear rater
Owners:

Jack Barker (Wellington, 1948-1954-??); C. (or F. or L.) Thompson (Wellington, 1946-48); McIntosh & Broberg (Wellington, ??-1938/39-1946); F. W. Petherick, A. Petherick, R. W. Avery, T. Ballinger, A. G. Ballinger (Wellington, 1898-??)


Notes:Considered sister to Mawhiti, though there were differences in hull form. Painted black. Rigged as a yawl at times. When first built, she carried Isca's old mainsail, and perhaps her lead. Deck hardware was fashioned from Tasmanian Blackwood. Barker converted her to Bermudan cutter and built a raised cabin.
View sail plan drawn in 1946 for conversion to bermudan rig here

From and email from James Cairns, Jocelyn's husband:
Information received from my Grandfather R. W. Avery (One of the original builders of Kotiri). The Hull was built on a cradle beside my Grandmothers house in upper Berhampore. The hull was then transported down the Berhampore street to the Port Nicholson Yacht Club. Once finished to  being ready to be launched for the first time, the brothers and all who spent time in the building of Kotiri were elated to see her finally in the Wellington harbour to sail for days at a time to be sure everything was shipshape.

Many months after the initial launch, my grandfather then gave my Grandmother  Kotiri as a belated Wedding present. She thought this was crazy as she knew nothing about sailing so the brothers decided to take her for a sail.  She was delighted but was keen to set foot on land  again.
This is a little more of the life of Kotiri, I am not sure if she still sails in the New Zealand waters, but whether it is true or not I heard she was bought by an American some time ago.
Regards  Jocelyn,  Grand daughter of the late R. W Avery.

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Photo source:The Rip
Kotiri
Kotiri
Vessel Name:Kotiri
Builder:Logan
Place built:Auckland
Owners:J. E. L. Cull (Wellington, 19??-19??)
Notes:When in Wellington she was known as Kotiri II so as not to confuse her with the Petherick-built vessel of the same name.
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman, 29 July 1916
Kotuku
Vessel Name:Kotuku
Designer:Dixon Kemp
Class:Flattie
Notes:First sailed at Lake Horowhenua with the Levin Club (defunct by 1926), then moved to Paremata in 1926 where she was rerigged as a sloop and raced by F. W. France and W. Ginders.
Lady Edna
Vessel Name:Lady Edna - see Te Hongi
Lena
Lena
Vessel Name:Lena
Builder:Henry Berg
Year built:ca. 1880
Owners:Herbert Rawson (Wellington, 1884-18??)
Notes:Considered a cruising yacht and very comfortably fitted out in in 1885. Renamed Girola before 1885. Completely replanked and spars replaced 1885. When more work was done on the stem and keel in 1886 it was noted that there is little of the original boat left.
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 15 May 1915
Leonora
Vessel Name:Leonora
Builder:W. Sharp
Place built:Island Bay, Wellington
Construction:NZ Kauri
LOA:22
LWL:19,6
Beam:7,6
Rig:Sloop
Owners:

Drs R. and K. Elliott (Wellington, 19//-19??); W. Sharp (Wellington, 1936)


Notes:3,6 draught. Sharp owned her only one year.
Liberty
Vessel Name:Liberty
Builder:Jack Chalmers
Designer:Jack Chalmers
Place built:Clyde Quay, Wellington
Year built:1897
LOA:40
Notes:

Scow type with flat bottom and V-section. Internal water ballast. Not successful.


Lily
Vessel Name:Lily
Owners:J. Pearce, H. and W. Tripe, Gallie, Hutchinson (Wellington, 1885-??) A. Biss (Wellington, 18??-1885)
Notes:Active Wellington 1885
Linnet
Vessel Name:Linnet
Notes:See Lizzie
Lizzie
Lizzie
Vessel Name:Lizzie
Builder:Edwin Bailey
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1909
Construction:Carvel kauri on birch
LOA:22'
LWL:19'
Beam:7' 6"
Rig:Gaff sloop
Displacement:1000 kg
Owners:Wellington Classic Yacht Trust (2010- ); Graeme and Annette Robertson (Lyttelton, 1977-1986, Auckland, 1986-19??); Bernie Wilson (Lyttelton, 1975-1977); Richard Johnstone (Lyttelton, 1968-1975); Owen Tracy Gough (Lyttelton, 1968); Harry Collett (Lyttelton, 1949-19??);  Cliff Heron (Lyttelton, 1937-1949) V. J. M. Boulton (Wellington, 1927-??); R. L. Button and W. W. Waddilove (Wellington, ca 1922-1927); Ian Tringham (Wellington, 1920-ca 1922); Charlie Neal (Wellington, 1912-1920); C J Ward (Wellington, 1909-1912)

Notes:Built for C J Ward of Wellington. Topsides raised 18" by Cliff Heron in 1937/8. Restored to original configuration by the Wellington Classic Yacht Trust 2010-2012.

Photos: Ward family collection
Photos: Known as Linnet
Photos: Tringham family collection
Lines drawn by Robin Aitken
Bruce Askew's initial restoration report
Articles:
An article by Gavin Pascoe
The first article below is contemporary and factual. The second article makes a lot of erroneous assumptions about her early years.
NZ Yachtsman 02 Nov. 1912
Traditional boats June 1987
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Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 02 November 1912
Luna
Vessel Name:Luna
Builder:Ralph Millman
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1898
LOA:20
LWL:13
Beam:7, 6
Owners:Scow type.
Mabel
Mabel
Vessel Name:Mabel
Builder:Charles and Walter Bailey
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1895
Construction:Triple-planked NZ kauri
LOA:34'
Rig:Cutter
Class:2.2 rater
Owners:Ben Troch (Wellington, 2013-); Richard Holford (Wellington, 19??-1999-2013); Dr. E. W. Deck (Nelson, 1917-??); N. McLeod (Auckland, ??-1917); W. Swinnerton (Auckland, 1895-??)
Notes:Renamed Waiata at some stage since ca 1960. Reverted to original name 2013. Mistakenly thought to be a 1905 Logan build for some time. The troubled passage from Auckland - Nelson took nearly one month, with stops at Tauranga and Wellington.
Photo source:Harold Kidd
Madge
Vessel Name:Madge
Owners:J. Glasgow (Wellington, 1898-1902)
Mahaki
Mahaki
Vessel Name:Mahaki
Builder:J. T. Pratt
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1897
Year lost:1917
Owners:Birch (Bush?) and Elliott (Wellington, ca. 1907-??); Ernie J. Jamieson and syndicate (Wellington, ca1905-ca.1908?); Anderson & co (Wellington, ca. 1902-??); Wiggins and Hannah (Wellington, ca1899-??); E. Pratt (Wellington, ??-1898-??)

Notes:Appears to have been in a syndicate for much of her life, so parsing out owners is difficult. Jamieson syndicate included Lionel B. Rogers and J. F. Harrison ca 1909. Broken up 1917.

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Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893
Mahau
Mahau
Vessel Name:Mahau
Place built:Petone
Year built:1910
LOA:14
Beam:6, 8
Notes:160 square feet sail area
Mahina
Mahina
Vessel Name:Mahina
Builder:Charles Bailey Sr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1890/91
LOA:36
LWL:26
Beam:6, 6
Displacement:5 tons
Owners:Leslie J. Ibbotson (Wellington, 1929-1933-??); A. J. Ibbotson & sons (Wellington, 1919-1929); William and Penwill Moore (Wellington, 1909-ca. 1919); Dr Fell (Wellington, ca.1896-1909) ; Messrs Richmond (Wellington, 1892-??); J. R. Gibbons, Herbert G. Smith, William McCallum, Charles Archibald (Wellington, 1891 - ca.1896)
Notes:

Built for a Wellington syndicate. Dr Fell painted her dark green or black. Auxilliary installed 1911. Renamed Romp 1919. Painted white and skylight added 1910. Moored at Te Aro until 1919, when she was moved to Evans Bay.

"Half a century on the Bay" and "Evans Bay Yachtsman" give dimensions: LOA 29, Beam 6,8 Draft 6 Tonnage 6.5

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Photo source:RPNYC archive
Maia
Vessel Name:Maia
Builder:Charles Bailey Sr.
Place built:Auckland
Construction:Diagonal cedar
LOA:30
Owners:S. J. Macalister (Blenheim, 1892-??); McCurdy and Archibald (Wellington, ??-1892); Kelly (Welllington, 18??-1888); Butler (Wellington, 188-??)
Notes:half decker, ram-bow.
Makora
Vessel Name:Makora
Builder:Charles Bailey Jr.
Place built:Auckland
LOA:35
Beam:10
Owners:L. V. Martin (Wellington, 1938-??)
Notes:Draft 4'. John Wray acted as navigator for her delivery trip from Auckland.
Malua
Malua
Vessel Name:Malua
Place built:Auckland
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:Dr. R. W. Mackgill (Wellington, 19??-1905-19??) ; Fletcher Bros (Wellington, 1907--1909); A. G. Burns (Wellington, 19??-1907)

Notes:In Wellington from 1909. Painted green 1909.

Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 16 Aug. 1909
Mana
Mana
Vessel Name:Mana
Builder:Colin Wild
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1924
LOA:29,6
LWL:20
Beam:7,6
Rig:Bermuda sloop
Owners:White (??, 19??-19??-198-19??); J. E. Cull (Wellington, 1924-19??)
Notes:Draft 4,6. Adapted from a competition prize-winning design in the "English Yachting Monthly". Sailed by Cull to Lyttelton where she stayed in his ownership for some time. Said to have influenced the design of Ngataringa (Carter).
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Photo source:Little Ships 3rd edition
Mandalay
Vessel Name:Mandalay
Builder:George Andrews
Place built:Lyttelton
LOA:42
Rig:Ketch
Owners:W. A. Wilkinson (Auckland, 1946-??)
Notes:Arrived Wellington 1938.
Mapu
Mapu
Vessel Name:Mapu
Builder:John Waymouth
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1883
LOA:33
LWL:28
Beam:7
Owners:Freyberg Bros (Wellington, 1899-??) ; J.McClean (Wellington, 18??-18??) ; O. B. Waymouth (Auckland ?? -  1888-1889)

Notes:Built as a centreboarder for commercial fishing (named Seagull), purchased back by O. B. Waymouth, renamed, and converted to keel yacht for racing. Arrived Wellington 1889. By 1900 already considered old, leaky, and not a good sea boat. Converted to a launch and operating at Nelson some time before 1914.

Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Maputu
Vessel Name:Maputu
Builder:Stallard brothers
Place built:Levin
Year built:1935/6
Year lost:1935/6
Owners:Stallard brothers (Levin, 1936)
Notes:Wrecked at Cape Pallliser on maiden voyage. The builders built Maputu II and launched her 2 years later
Maputu II
Vessel Name:Maputu II
Builder:Stallard brothers
Place built:Levin
Year built:1938
LOA:32
Rig:Schooner
Owners:Stallard Brothers (Levin, 1938-??)
Notes:View lines reproduced in Evans Bay Yachtsman, October 1936

Marangi
Marangi
Vessel Name:Marangi
Builder:Thomas Le Huquet
Designer:Thomas Le Huquet
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1910
Construction:Triple-planked kauri
LOA:38
LWL:28
Beam:9
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:Carl Jackson (Wellington 1993-); Charlie Mountford (Wellington 19??-1993); Brian Waldron (Auckland 1964); Bill and Ivy Sutherland (Auckland 1941-ca1964); Percy Thode (Auckland 1937-1941); P. Scott Ramsay (Auckland, 1937); Tracy Gough (Lyttleton, 1931-19??); P. Scott Ramsay (Wellington 1929-??); Geoff R. Curtis (19??-33-??); ; (Berkeley Clarke Wellington 1919-?); Edward (Ted) Le Huquet (Auckland 1910-1919)
Notes:Built by Thomas Le Huquet for his son Edward. Spent time in Lyttleton after leaving Wellington the first time. Converted to bermuda cutter rig at some stage (1950s?). Had extensive restoration and rebuild 1990s.
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Photo source:Little Ships 3rd ed
Maranui
Maranui
Vessel Name:Maranui
Builder:G. Coleman; F. Coleman; J. Scarrott
Designer:Archie Scott
Place built:Lyall Bay, Wellington
Year built:1936
Construction:NZ Kauri on Southland beech
LOA:25
LWL:21,6
Beam:8
Rig:Bermuda sloop
Owners:Coleman and Scarrott (Wellington,1935- 1948-??)
Notes:Draft 4,10, 1 1/2 tons lead ballast on keel. . Adaption of an English 18-footer. Built with a raised deck. Designed to be a cruiser, proved very successful in B class racing.
View Lines as reproduced in the Evans Bay Yachtsman, October 1935

Photo source:The Rip
Mariri
Vessel Name:Mariri
Builder:Ernie Hargreaves (Wellington)
Designer:Archie Scott (Wellington)
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1946
Construction:NZ kauri on Jarrah
LOA:24
LWL:20,1
Beam:7,6
Displacement:3.12 tons
Owners:Ernie Hargreaves (Wellington, 1946-19??)
Notes:4,6 draught. Kauri decks. Designed in 1938 but construction not done until 1946.
View Lines
View Sail Plan

Maritana
Maritana
Vessel Name:Maritana
Builder:Carr and Sons
Place built:Auckland
Year lost:1939
Owners:Dr. C. Y. Fell (Nelson, 1902-ca. 1915); George Mee and syndicate (Wellington, 1891) William Vereker Bindon (Auckland, ??-1891)

Notes:Alternative spelling Maratana. Arrived Wellington from Auckland early 1891. Internal cement and iron ballast removed and replaced with external lead ballast 1891 in Wellington. Converted to a launch ca 1918. Lost at Chatham Islands
Read contemporary accounts and stories

Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893
Maroro
Maroro
Vessel Name:Maroro
Builder:Jack Highet
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1897
LOA:18, 6
Owners:Jack Highet (Wellington, 1897-??
Notes:"Scow" type, raced against the 1/2 raters.
Photo source:The Rip
Mary
Mary
Vessel Name:Mary
Builder:Morgan and Olssen
Place built:Picton
Year built:1937
LOA:18, 11
LWL:16, 6
Beam:6, 6
Rig:Bermuda sloop
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:M. O. Barnett (1937-??)
Notes:Built to American plans. 26 ft mast quickly reduced to 22 ft. Mahogany planking, Douglas fir deck. Fittings Chrome plated brass. First yacht built by this partnership.
Article: NZ Yachtsman Sept. 1937

Photo source:NZ Yachtsman, Sept 1937
Mascotte
Vessel Name:Mascotte
Place built:Lyttelton
Year built:1890
LOA:53
LWL:40
Beam:7, 11
Matangi
Vessel Name:Matangi
Place built:Auckland
Owners:John Fuller Jr and H. E. White (Wellington, 1912-??)
Maui
Vessel Name:Maui
Class:Launch
Notes:Active 1909/10
Mawhiti
Mawhiti
Vessel Name:Mawhiti
Builder:William Moore; M. Beck; A. Penty
Designer:E. M. Silk and William Moore (Wellington)
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1898
Construction:Double-planked on bronze straps
LOA:35
Beam:8,6
Rig:Gaff cutter
Displacement:2 3/4 ton
Class:2 1/2 Rater
Owners:

William Moore (Wellington, 1898-1906); Berkeley Clarke (Sydney, 1906-1913); William Charles Boesser (Sydney, 1913-1926) George and Edith Huddleston (Sydney, 1926-1943); Harry Stewart Elderfield (Sydney, 1944-1947); Charles Roy Dillaway (Sydney, 1947-48); Richard Edward Sonners (Sydney, 1948-53);  Fred Parker 1961); David Ferguson and Rich Poole (Sydney, 1970-1977).


Notes:Painted white to differentiate her from near sister Kotiri, which was painted black. Went to Sydeny 1906. Converted to bermuda rig 1936. Last recorded existence in 1977.

Read log of a cruise made in 1901-2

Photo source:Malcolm Moore
May
May
Vessel Name:May
Builder:Paul and Roberts
Place built:Wellington, Clyde Quay
Year built:1890
Year lost:1918
Construction:2 horizontal skins (bread and butter) NZ kauri, Rata timbers, Red Pine keel
LOA:21,10
Beam:5,3
Owners:Durrant family (Wellington, 1???-1918); Tattle (Wellington, 1909 - ??) ; Smith and Nathan (Wellington, ??-1909); E. Bucholz (Wellington, ??-1904-19??) ; H. Chisolm (??) ; C. Dempsey (Wellington, 1895-??) ;  J. G. Holdsworth (Wellington, 1890-1895)

Notes:Built to a design named Owaissa from Dixon Kemp's Yachting Manual 6th ed. Loosed mooring in Evans Bay 1918, ran aground and sunk. Refloated several weeks later and broken up.
View Owaissa's lines and sail plan published in the Sydney Mail 03 Jan. 1885

Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 18 Sept. 1915
Medina
Medina
Vessel Name:Medina
Builder:Percy Vos
Designer:Bert Woollacott
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1932
Construction:NZ kauri carvel
LOA:34
LWL:28,1
Beam:9,6
Displacement:8 tonnes
Class:keeler
Owners:Mike Joy (2006 -) ; Alan and Ngareta Inglis (Lyttelton, 1975-1995) ; Snow Oliver (Wellington, 1965-1975) ; ?? (Nelson, 195?-1965) ; Mackey family (Auckland, 1936-19?) ; Bert Woollacott (Auckland, 1930-1936) 
Notes:Draft 5'.
Medina was a Wellington boat for a while she was owned by the legendary Snow Oliver for many years.  In the early 1970s he raced her to Noumea, three days out they hit a whale on the way limped in and made repairs I still can see today.  I spoke to Snow a few years ago and heard the whole story, basically they were enjoying some fast downwind sailing and all four crew were in the cockpit watching two whales surfing waves behind them, then the helmsman yelled a warning a third whale had come to join the other two and Medina struck it full on.  They began taking water and were ripping up floorboards up forward till eventually they found that the planking had sprung from the stern.  They wrapped a sail around the stern and continued to Noumea.  Previous owners included the Dymock family in Nelson (they owned the Logan Rainbow at the same time) she went to Christchurch approx 1975 - 95 in Christchurch, owned by Alan and Ngareta Inglis.  I bought Medina in Nelson in 2006, she spent around 20 years 1975 – 95 in Lyttleton, 1965 ish to 75 in Wellington, the 50s/60s in Nelson, there is a gap back between that and the Mackey’s owned her from 1936 - 40s in Auckland they bought her off Bert Woollacott (they are the family who started up the Southern Cross hospitals) (they also owned Ilex).

Photo source:Auckland War Memorial Museum
Mima - See Florence
Vessel Name:Mima - See Florence
Minnehaha
Vessel Name:Minniehaha
Place built:Nelson
Year built:1870
LOA:25
Beam:8,6
Owners:A. Grigg (Wellington, 18??-1885-18??); Cross (Nelson or Wellington, 1870-??)
Notes:Keel length 22'.  Broken up 1886, some material went into one of Henry Berg's builds
Miritu
Miritu
Vessel Name:Miritu
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 05 May 1917
Miru
Miru
Vessel Name:Miru
Builder:Robert Logan Sr
Designer:William Fife
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1894/5
Construction:two skins carvel
LOA:25
LWL:16
Beam:5, 6
Rig:Lug sloop
Class:1/2 Rater
Owners:Alan Bailey (Wellington, 1931-??); M. Hall (Wellington, 1929-19??) ; R. Prince (Wellington, 1926-1929); Mr "Jock" Breen (Wellington, ??-1924-1926); E. Hannan (Wellington, ??-1915-??) Alexander Turnbull, Wellington (1895-?)
Notes:Designed by W. Fife. Fin and bulb keel. Renamed "Essex" 1911-1913 ; Renamed "May" 1915-before 1924. Sister to Ruru. Converted to keeler ca 1912.
View contemporary article on her construction
Construction plan (copyright Fairlie yachts)
Sail plan (copyright Fairlie yachts)

Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Mizpah
Vessel Name:Mizpah
Owners:McCauley (Wellington, 19??-??)
Muritai
Vessel Name:Muritai - see Rogue
Nan
Nan
Vessel Name:Nan
Builder:Edwin Bailey
Designer:Edwin Bailey
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1910
LOA:14
Class:Centreboarder
Photo source:Wellington Museum of City and Sea
Nancy Stair
Nancy Stair
Vessel Name:Nancy Stair
Place built:Auckland
LOA:30
Beam:7, 6
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:E. Sexton and Munt (Wellington, ??-1922-1925*??); H. Barnes and K. Mitchell (Wellington, 1915-1916-??); H. Barnes & K. Mitchell (Wellington, 1915-??);  Kupli Bros. (Wellington, 1909-1915); F. Davies (Wellington, ??-1907-1908)

Notes:Active in Wellington 1907-27. Poneke renamed Nancy Stair. Usually black, painted white with green stripe 1909. Painted black 1915. Lead keel removed for war effort and replaced with concrete. Lead put back on 1921. Sank at her moorings in Evans Bay after Shamrock drifted on to her. Repaired and put up for sale. Additional lead added 1926.

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Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893
Nanette
Nanette
Vessel Name:Nanette
Builder:Bailey and Lowe
Designer:Guy Hoggard
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1912
LOA:30
Rig:Gaff yawl
Owners:Maddever family (1982-current); Jack (Ripper) Maddever (Wellington, 194?-1982);Geoff Inns and Jack Maddever (Wellington, 1928-194?); R. Wakelin and F. B. Anyon (Wellington 1926-1928); W. H Evatt and A. Holmes (Wellington, 1912-1925/6)
Notes:Geoff Inns was killed in action during WWII
Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893
Nanonya
Nanonya
Vessel Name:Nanonya
Builder:Arthur Holmes
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1907
LOA:22
Owners:Arthur Holmes (Wellington, 1907-1911)
Notes:Sold to a Lyttelton owner 1911
Photo source:MuseumsWellington
Naomi
Vessel Name:Naomi
Nautilus
Nautilus
Vessel Name:Nautilus
Owners:Mellor (Wellington, 1920s)
Notes:Moored in Evans Bay during the 1920s.
Photo source:Half a century on the Bay
Nereides
Nereides
Vessel Name:Nereides
Builder:Joe Jukes
Designer:Joe Jukes
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1926
Construction:2 layer NZ kauri planking
LOA:40
Beam:9,9
Rig:Ketch
Class:Motor launch
Owners:Mark Lever (Auckland, 20??-2017-??); Steve Hale (Auckland, 2003-); William McKeig (Wellington, 19??-2003); Mr Cooze (Wellington 19??-??); L. V. Martin (Wellington 1957-1962); C. H. Mitchell (Wellington, 19??-1934-1946); Harold Barrett (Wellington 19??-??); Arthur Holmes (Wellington, 1926-19??)
Notes:Sister to Vagabond. Participated in rescue of survivors of the 1968 Wahine disaster in Wellington. Wheelhouse changed by Bruce Askew ca. 1980.

Photo source:Gavin Pascoe
Ngaira
Ngaira
Vessel Name:Ngaira
Builder:Charles Bailey Sr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1889
LOA:48
LWL:35
Beam:7,6
Rig:Gaff yawl
Owners:Lancaster and Hutchings (Wellington, ??-1912); Hamer (majority share Wellington, 1909 - ??); J. H. H. Jack (Wellington, 1895/6-1907) ; Dr Humphrey Haines (Auckland, 1889-1895)

Notes:Draft 8". Eight tons, rated 9. Under Jack's ownership was painted black and had dipping lug mizzen. Painted white from 1910. put ashore 1912 for breaking up, still lying there in 1915.

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Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Nikau
Nikau
Vessel Name:Nikau
Builder:C. Nelson
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1907
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:Nigel Blair (Wellington, 1912-1916); J. Kelly (Wellington, 19??-1910-??)

Notes:Converted to keel yacht 1910, and cabin added. Blair kept her at family moorings at Karaka Bay.

Photo source:Wellington Museum of City and Sea
Niwaru
Vessel Name:Niwaru
Class:Launch
Notes:Active Wellington, damaged at Pt. Halswell and repaired by Bringans 1909
Nomad
Nomad
Vessel Name:Nomad
Builder:Edwin Bailey
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1914
Construction:2-skin diagonal
LOA:22,6
Beam:11,6
Class:Catboat centreboarder
Owners:E. W. Barnard (Wellington, 1947); W. Taylor (Petone, Lower Hutt, 1914-??)

Notes:Converted to yawl in 1929. Centreboard replaced by deadwood keel 1947, and changed to gaff rigged sloop.
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Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Nothing
Vessel Name:Nothing
LOA:18'
Owners:Udy (Wellington, 19??-1935-??)
Notes:Renamed Wonga ca. 1935. An Evans Bay Boat.
Novice
Vessel Name:Novice
Builder:Carrick
Year built:1899
Year lost:1904
LOA:28
Beam:6,6
Notes:Sank in Kau Bay after a collision with Iris. Carter notes she had an 8' bowsprit.
Oceola
Vessel Name:Oceola
Notes:Active Wellington ca. 1880. [iron built?]
Onepua
Vessel Name:Onepua
Place built:Wellington?
Year built:1896
LOA:25
Owners:J. S. Nixon (Wellington, 1896-??)
Oyster
Oyster
Vessel Name:Oyster
Builder:Charles Bailey Jr
Designer:George Holmes (modified)
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1902
LOA:31, 6
Beam:9
Rig:Gaff yawl cutter
Displacement:Centreboarder
Owners:Mike Roussow (Lyttleton 1999-); Dick Young (1977); Dennis Win (Marlborough 1955- ??); R. G. Millman (Wellington 1937-?); Gilbert Beckett (Wellington ??-??); Gray Young (Wellington, ??-??); Nigel Blair (Wellington, 1924-19??); J. Glasgow (Nelson, 1902-1924) 
Notes:Adaption of a competition prize-winner George Holmes design as published in the "English Yachtsman" in 1899. Converted to keeler by R. G. Millman ca. 1937. At some stage renamed Ariki. Rebuilt 1957, and renamed Oyster. Returned to gaff rig 1977.

The lines reproduced here were drawn by Ralph Millman when he converted her from a centreboarder to keeler in 1937. Both configurations are drawn. View lines

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Photo source:Classic Yacht Association of NZ
Pastime
Pastime
Vessel Name:Pastime
Builder:Malcolm Miller
Place built:Corsair Bay, Lyttelton
Year built:1886
LOA:39
Beam:5, 6
Notes:Built with a stright stem, Clipper bow added in1888. Based in Lyttleton for most of her career, she made regular trips to Wellington to compete in regattas until the 1930s.
Photo source:Little Ships of NZ
Patronus
Vessel Name:Patronus
Owners:W. Crawford (Wellington, 19??-1909)
Pet
Pet
Vessel Name:Pet
Builder:Charles Bailey Sr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1877
LOA:25
Rig:Gaff cutter
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:J. R. Gibbons and H. Smith (Wellington, 18?-1891-??); McLean Bros (Wellington, 1886-1888-18??); A. J. Dixon (Wellington, 18??-1885); Charles Hill (Auckland, 1877-??)

Notes:Hill brought her to Wellington to race in 1878. Counter added ca. 1880. By 1888 had external lead ballast.
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Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Petrel
Vessel Name:Petrel
Builder:Logan
Place built:Auckland
Owners:Lambert and McKeegan (Wellington, 1907-1909-??)
Notes:Brought to Wellington from Nelson 1907
Petrel
Vessel Name:Petrel
Owners:Holiday (Wellington, 18??-1886-18??)
Notes:Holiday was harbourmaster in 1886
Poneke
Vessel Name:Poneke
Notes:See Nancy Stair.
Poneke
Vessel Name:Poneke
LOA:20 or less
Owners:W. D. McLean (Wellington, 18??-1885-18??)
Notes:
Psyche
Psyche
Vessel Name:Psyche
Builder:Picton, E. R. Lane
Place built:Picton
Rig:Gaff Ketch
Owners:White (Sydney, 1926-??); G. H. Jackson (Wellington 19??-1919-1926)
Notes:Sailed to Sydney in 1926 and sold. The plan in Sydney was to raise her decks and convert to a schooner rig. G. H. Jackson was the first commodore of the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boating Club.
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Photo source:Little Ships 3rd ed
Puriri
Vessel Name:Puriri
Class:Launch
Owners:Downer (Wellington, ??-1909-??)
Notes:Active 1909/10
Queen Charlotte
Queen Charlotte
Vessel Name:Queen Charlotte
Builder:E. R. Lane
Designer:J. Murray Watts
Place built:Picton
Year built:1926
LOA:47
Rig:Gaff schooner
Owners:Graeme and Annette Robertson (Auckland, ca 1987-??); W. A. Wilkinson (Auckland, 1948-??); H. Barret and R. Bloxham (Wellington, 19??-1948); Hugh Herd and Syndicate (Wellington, 1946-??); G. F. Bothamley and A. F. Watchlin (Wellington 1934-1946); Norman Parker (Blenheim, 1926-1934)
Notes:Rigged with a squaresail at foremast under Bothamley's ownership. Moved to Auckland 1949[?]. Lost without trace in March 1997 when hit by cyclone Gavin in Coral Sea en route to compete in Tall Ships race from Hong Kong to Osaka Japan skippered by Bob Cornell.
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Photo source:NZ Yachtsman, Oct 1937
Queenie
Vessel Name:Queenie
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1910
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:Easton (Wellington, 1910-??)
Notes:Double ender
Rainbow
Rainbow
Vessel Name:Rainbow
Builder:Logan Brothers
Designer:Logan Brothers
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1898
Construction:Triple-planked kauri
LOA:50, 10
LWL:34, 6
Beam:8, 9
Rig:Gaff cutter
Class:36 Linear rater
Owners:David Glen and partners (Auckland, 2005-); Les Dimock (Wellington, 1960-2005), Leo Bouzaid (Auckland, 1949-1960); Joe Patrick and Frank Cloke (Auckland, 1937-49); Arch Buchanan (Auckland, 1910-1937); E. C. E. Mills (Wellington, 1900-??); A. T. Pittar (Auckland, 1898-1900)
Photo source:www.rainbow1898.co.nz
Raukawa
Raukawa
Vessel Name:Raukawa
Builder:J. B. L. Jukes
Designer:L. H. Coolidge (Seattle, U.S.)
Place built:Balaena Bay, Wellington
Year built:1936
Construction:triple-planked NZ kauri on Tallow wood keel and rata floors
LOA:40
LWL:34
Beam:11
Rig:Bermuda ketch
Owners:

C. A. Livingstone (Wellington 1936-1948-19??)


Notes:Draft 6. Began life with a gaff mainsail. Had a 3 cylinder Ailsa-Craig auxilliary. Designed specifically for C. A. Livingstone. Came second in the 1940 Wellington - Lyttelton race
Photo source:Atkinson collection
Rawene
Rawene
Vessel Name:Rawene
Builder:R. G. Millman
Place built:Roseneath, Wellington
Year built:1909
Year lost:23 January 1948
LOA:22
Beam:7
Rig:Gaff yawl
Owners:Brian Barnett (Wellington, ??-1948); Hedges (Wellington, 1939-??):Charles Lindsay (Wellington, 1936/7-38-??); Rawene syndicate (Wellington, 19??-1931-1936/7); Nigel Blair (Wellington, 1916-1928); Kiernan (Wellington, ??-1911-1916); Smith and Nathan (Wellington, 1909-??); R. G. Millman (1909)

Notes:Converted to cutter rig 1913. Abandoned and left to founder after losing sails and boom during a gale off Terawhiti. Crew of three safely recovered by the Matangi.
Nigel Blair hared ownership at various times with his father David K Blair, and Bob Murie.
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Photo source:Terry Ward
Red Jacket
Red Jacket
Vessel Name:Red Jacket
Builder:Day Bros.
Place built:Christchurch
Year built:1879
Rig:Gaff cutter
Displacement:Centreboarder
Owners:Bob Stead (Wellington, 18??); Messrs Frederick Gannaway, Will Renner and Martin (Wellington, ??-1880-??)

Notes:Red Jacket is a tobacco brand.
Photo source:Sailors of 41 degrees South
Redwing
Redwing
Vessel Name:Redwing
Builder:Harry Highet
Designer:Harry Highet
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1909
LOA:14
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:Hamill Bros. (Wellington, ??-1911); Harry Highet (Wellington, 1909-??)
Notes:Raced with the Te Aro Sailing Club
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 17 Dec. 1909
Restless
Vessel Name:Restless
Builder:Tercel Bros.
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1920
LOA:40
Rig:Cutter
Owners:J. McLean (Wellington, 1925-32 and Whangaroa, 1932-??); Tercel Bros. (Auckland 1920-??)

Notes:Based on John Alden's Discovery design. Built for offshore passage capability. Arrived Wellington 1925.  Launched as a cutter, but was rigged as a yawl at least during passage Wellington to Auckland in 1932. On board were J. McLean, Miles Hamill, Herbert Smith and Robert Prince. A cruise to Fiji had been planned, but McLean took ill and the boat was latterly kept at Whangaroa.
Reverie
Reverie
Vessel Name:Reverie
Builder:Edwin Bailey
Designer:Edwin Bailey
Place built:Clyde Quay, Wellington
Year built:1911/1912
Construction:Carvel kauri on birch frames
LOA:22
LWL:18, 6
Beam:6, 3
Rig:Gaff sloop
Owners:Dr. Chesson (Wellington and Lyttelton, 1912-1916-19??); Dr. R.H. Makgill (Wellington, 1911/12-19??)

Notes:Described as a miniature Wylo. Had a combination of external (one ton) and internal ballast. Draft of 4 feet. Designed primarily for cruising, had accommodation for three adults. Still sailing in 1938. Chesson took her to Lyttelton in 1914.

Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 29 July 1916
Rewa
Rewa
Vessel Name:Rewa
Owners:F. J. Halse (Wellington/Lower Hutt) ??-??
Notes:Halse was an amateur photographer who had material published in the NZ Yachtsman

Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Rewi
Rewi
Vessel Name:Rewi
Builder:Jack Highet
Designer:Jack Highet
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1894
LOA:14'
Class:Centreboarder
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 07 Aug. 1915
Ripple
Vessel Name:Ripple
Owners:R. Sinnet & Co. (Wellington, ??-1898-??)
Notes:In 1895 RPNYC club census. Half-decked clinker. Had a clipper bow.

Riwaka
Vessel Name:Riwaka
Class:Launch
Notes:Active as an escort for various club social occasions 1909/1910
Rogue
Rogue
Vessel Name:Rogue
Builder:Charles Bailey Jr
Designer:Charles Bailey Jr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1892
Construction:Triple-planked kauri
LOA:32
LWL:26
Beam:6, 8
Rig:Gaff cutter
Class:2 1/2 rater
Owners:

Pheroze Jagose (Wellington, 2007-); Sean Burns (Wellington, 2006/7); Shaw and Goldsworthy (Wellington, 1935-??); Bob Stagg and? (Wellington, ??1935);  Max Talbot (Wellington, 1929-19??) ; (Captain R. D. Cooper (Nelson and Wellington, 19??-1928/9); R. Millman (Wellington, ca1920-??); Messrs. Forbes and G. F. Bothamley (Wellington, 1910-ca. 1914/1915); H. Gray Young (Wellington, 19??-1910); R. C. Renner (Wellington, 1900-1910); W. A. Wilkinson (Auckland, ca.1895-1900);  Fred Russell (Auckland, 1893-ca.1895)


Notes:Arrived Wellington 1900 as freight on board Elingamite. R. C. Renner renamed her Muritai. Bothamley bought out Forbes in 1911, repainted her black,  installed an auxilliary and converted her to a yawl 1911. The rig was designed and built by Edwin (Ted) Bailey. Lead on keel removed for munitions for WW1 war effort, replaced with concrete, replaced with iron by Millman 1921. cabin added by Millman ca 1920. Converted to bermuda cutter rig at some time. Low trunk cabinbuilt by Bill Brambleby early 1950s. Currently in restoration in Wellington. See also https://rogue1892.wordpress.com/
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Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Romp
Vessel Name:Romp
Notes:See Mahina
Rona
Rona
Vessel Name:Rona
Builder:Robert Logan Sr
Designer:G. L. Watson
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1893
Construction:Triple-planked kauri
LOA:44
LWL:30
Beam:7,9
Rig:Gaff cutter
Class:5 Rater
Owners:Rona Preservation Trust (Wellington 2007-), John Palmer (1982-2007); Harry Hardham and Huia Robert Prince (Wellington, 1929-1936) ; A. Hailey (Wellington, 1927-1929) ; J. R. McLean (Wellington, 1920-1925) ; A. J Petherick (Wellington, 1908-1919/20) ;  G. B. Richardson (Picton, 19??-1908) ;  Dr. Claridge (Picton, 1900-19??) ;  Alexander Turnbull (Wellington 1893-ca.1900)
Notes:1 ton lead added to external ballast shortly after arrival to Wellington. Re painted black 1911. Has been through various configurations. Raised cabin built and converted to bermuda sloop rig ca1950s. Restored to original configuration during the 1980s and 90s. G. F. Bothamley crewed in 1894.
Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Rosemary
Vessel Name:Rosemary
Builder:Edwin Bailey
Place built:Wellington
Year built:c1935
LOA:26
Owners:Noel Manthell (Wellington, 19??-19??)
Ruawaka
Ruawaka
Vessel Name:Ruawaka
Builder:Bill and George Fisher (brothers)
Place built:Roseneath, Wellington
Construction:triple skin kauri
Rig:Bermuda
Owners:?? (Anikawa, 19??-19??); John Searing (Wellington, 1987-199??); John McKechnie and Graham Sang  (Wellington, 1981-1987); Bill and George Fisher (Wellington, late 1940s-1981
Notes:Timber purchased pre WWII but construction not begun until after the war. Sold to English couple in 1995 who sailed her to Europe via Indian Ocean and Red Sea.
David Fisher writes:
The kauri timber for Ruawaka’s construction was bought before world war 2 which interrupted the building as George saw service in the war. Construction was 3 skin kauri, with 2 opposing diagonal ½ inch skins and one fore and aft skin on the outside, with copper nails roved over. The lead keel was poured on the hard at Evans Bay and fitted after she was transported from her building site in Grafton Rd, which was where brothers Bill and George lived. The mast was hollow Oregon, varnished, keel stepped. Ruawaka originally did not have an inboard auxiliary motor, relying on a Seagull 4.5 hp barge pusher outboard when there was no wind. Later in 1960’s a 33 hp Perkins engine was fitted with the propeller offset to port. Berthed in the ‘boat harbour’ ie Clyde Quay boat harbour while owned by the Fisher brothers and had a successful racing history in the 1950s. Ruawaka sailed in the tragic Lyttelton race of 1951, suffering some damage but returned safely to Wellington.  I donated the pennants she won and some other material to the Wellington maritime museum some years back.I have a collection of silver teaspoons won by Ruawaka stored at another house, that I will aim to collect and document.
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Photo source:RPNYC archive
Ruihi
Ruihi
Vessel Name:Ruihi
Year built:ca. 1906
LOA:33
Rig:Yawl
Owners:Hardham (Wellington, 1915); E. A. Jory (Wellington, 1910-19??); Norman and Miller (Wellington, 1910-??);  Jamieson and Wilson (Wellington, 1906-1910)
Notes:Built as a 3hp auxilliary yacht, converted to 5-6hp almost immediately. The owners presented a trophy for competititon among the "mosquito" centreboarders in 1906. Extra skin added by Ted Bailey 1909. Hull colour changed from green to white 1909. At first competed in racing for motor vessels, by 1914 in the sailing fleet. In Wellington in 1920. In the Marlborough Sounds 1922. Wrecked at Castlepoint en-route to Auckland 1946.

Photo source:Marilyn Kelly
Ruru
Ruru
Vessel Name:Ruru
Builder:Robert Logan Sr
Designer:William Fife
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1895
Construction:Single skin carvel
LOA:25
LWL:16
Beam:5, 6
Class:1/2 rater
Owners:

Martin Chapman (Wellington, 1898-??)


Notes:

Sister to Miru. Converted to a motor launch 1907. Ted Bailey either owned her or acting as agent for the sale of her in Feb 1906, via Thorndon Dinghy Club


Photo source:NZ Yachtsman
Sappho
Vessel Name:Sappho
Notes:See Good Templar
Seabird
Seabird
Vessel Name:Seabird
Builder:W. Waddilove; Harry Highet
Designer:Thomas Day & C.G. Mowers
Place built:Oriental Bay, Wellington
Year built:1914
Year lost:2009
LOA:26
Owners:J. Chapman (Nelson, 198); D. Kirkcaldie (Wellington, 1924 and 1926)
Notes:Fitted with her first inboard auxilliary in 1926.
Photo source:RPNYC archive
Shamrock
Shamrock
Vessel Name:Shamrock
Builder:E. R. Lane
Designer:Fenwick Williams?
Place built:Picton
Year built:1927/28
Rig:Gaff yawl; Gaff cutter
Owners:Max Talbot (Wellington, 1929-19??) ; Capt. R. D. Cooper (Wellington, 1927/28-1929)
Notes:Launched with a inboard auxilliary. Received major restoration in Wellington, 2007.
Photo source:RPNYC archive
Silvery Wave
Vessel Name:Silvery Wave
Builder:Henry Berg
Designer:Henry Berg
Place built:Ship Cove
Year built:1882
LOA:27
Beam:9,10
Owners:
Notes:Draft 9,6 when built. Internal sand ballast removed and replaced with external lead ballast 1888.
Siren
Siren
Vessel Name:Siren
Builder:Norman Anderson
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1894/1895
Year lost:1945
Construction:Two skins carvel
LOA:39
Rig:Gaff yawl
Owners:Fred Hale, Z. F. Zimmerman (Wellington, 1945); Hugh Herd (Wellington, before 1940);  Noel Brown (Nelson, 192?-1939) ; Alexander Irvine - aka Irvine Brown (Nelson, 1???-1930-??) ; Oscar Freyberg (Wellington, 1913-1916); Chisholm & Co. (Wellington, ??-1909-1912); John Sydney Swan (Wellington, 19??-1907-1908); W. Johnson & Co. (Wellington, 1???-1904-19??); Carrington and Co. (Wellington, ??-1898-??)

Notes:Built for cruising with heavy timber furnishings. Panels painted in Seascapes. All stripped out and refitted for racing in 1898. Painted white 1910 then royal blue 1911. Given iron keel 1913. Occasionally rigged as a cutter. Wrecked at Black Rock at Cape Palliser, outbound for Auckland and Tahiti. One survivor, two deaths. The further tragedy is that these two men (Hale survived) had just returned from 4 years active service.
Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893
Southern Maid
Southern Maid
Vessel Name:Southern Maid
Builder:E. R. Lane
Place built:Picton
Year built:1928
Construction:Kauri carvel hull, kauri and Oregon pine topsides and interior, Australian
LOA:42
Beam:11, 6
Owners:Christopher Bowe (2011 –); Alister and, from 1972, Ian Macalister (1948- 2010); Joe Billings (Wellington 1947-48); RNZ Navy (1941-47); Joe Billings (Wellington, 1935-41); Edward Hartley, (Picton 1928-31; followed successively by Croisalles farmer a Mr Keller, and an M. Robinson, Picton between 1931-35)
Photo source:Picton Museum
Spray
Spray
Vessel Name:Spray
Photo source:RPNYC archive
Spray
Vessel Name:Spray
Builder:Charles Bailey Snr.
Notes:Open boat. Active Wellington ca. 1880.
Star
Vessel Name:Star
Construction:Kauri
LOA:18, 11
Owners:
Notes:Active in Wellington 1886
Swan
Vessel Name:Swan
Builder:Hannan
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1897
Rig:Ketch
Owners:Altered and enlarged, false keel and lead added 1909.
Sybil
Vessel Name:Sybil
LOA:18
Owners:T. R. H. Taylor (Wellington, 18??-1885-18??)
Notes:
Taipare
Taipare
Vessel Name:Taipare
Builder:Robert, Thomas and Richard Stead
Designer:John Moffatt
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1897
Construction:Two skins
LOA:25, 4
LWL:19
Beam:6, 4
Rig:Gaff sloop
Owners:

Wally Jones & George Werne (Wellington, ??-1946-??); Firth (Wellington, 1916-??); Largely owned by shareholders from 1900-15. Brewer & Fordham (1912). C. V. Fordham purchased Duncan half share 1911; William Highet share sold to Andy Duncan 1909 ; William Highet and R. Brewer (Wellington, 1903-1909); Oliver Scott (Wellington, 1900-1903); Stead Bros (Wellington, 1897-1900)


Notes:Draught 4.9. converted to fin and bulb keel 1900 by Bob Stead, not successful so converted back to keeler by Jack Highet. Still in Wellington 1948. Taipare was Wellington's first spoon-bowed yacht.
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1898 cruise

Photo source:The Rip
Talua
Vessel Name:Talua
Owners:A. Luke (Wellington, 19??-1950/51-58/59); Brian Barnett (Wellington, 1948-??); Brian Millar (Wellington, 19??-1948)
Tangaroa
Tangaroa
Vessel Name:Tangaroa
Builder:Robert Logan
Place built:Auckland
Notes:Arrived Wellington 1911
Photo source:Little Ships 3rd ed
Taniwha
Vessel Name:Taniwha
LOA:20
Owners:C. W. Grove (Wellington, 188?-1885-18??)
Notes:
Taniwha
Taniwha
Vessel Name:Taniwha
Builder:Harry Bender
Place built:[Wellington?]
Year built:189?
Owners:Reid and Perano (Marlborough Sounds, 1920-19??); G.H. Jackson (Wellington and Port Underwood, ????-1920, or 1913? See note)
Notes:Bow remodelled 1909. Harold Kidd writes:
"...she was built by Harry Bender, in Wellington I think, as a steam launch. She then got tricked out with a retro bow etc and turned into 15hp Union petrol-engined auxiliary owned by G.H. Jackson who sold her in 1920 and had the strange yacht Psyche built by Ernie Lane in Picton which he sailed to Oz in 1926 (see pic of her in Little Ships). Jackson had married Helen Guard of Port Underwood and Taniwha became the undisputed champion of Cook Strait crossings. Reid and Perano took over Taniwha in 1920 for use in the Sounds. She was licensed to carry 35 passengers in 1924. But after that her fate is unknown to me."
[and]
After a spell fishing at the Chathams, Taniwha was badly damaged in a NW gale on the rocks at Evans Bay in October 1917 and was then sold as is where is by auction. I imagine she was bought and repaired by the likes of Ernie Lane. It's possible Jackson had sold her by 1913 when she went to the Chathams in fact.
Actually she started life as a fishing cutter called Louie, built by Harry Bender as a young man. He put a steam engine in her in 1898. I think Jackson changed her name to Taniwha when he bought her from Bender around 1908. He put a 20hp Gardner in her and lengthened both ends.

Photo source:RPNYC 100 Years
Tawhiri
Vessel Name:Tawhiri
Owners:Held by an unnamed trust (Nelson, 2008-); various owners (Lyttelton, 19??-2008); Noel Brown (Nelson, 1939-1951-??); C. R. McCullough, (Auckland, 19??-1939)
Notes:Won the Lyttelton-Wellington race 1940, and Wellington-Lyttelton race in 1951, the only vessel which mangaged to complete the race that year.
Te Aroha
Te Aroha
Vessel Name:Te Aroha
Builder:R. G. Millman
Place built:Wellington
Year built:ca. 1898-1900
Year lost:1905
LOA:24
Beam:7
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:P. N. Wilson (Wellington, ??-1904-1905) ; R. G. Millman (Wellington, 1898-??)
Notes:Also known as Tearoa. Went ashore Pencarrow 1905 with loss of three lives.
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Photo source:The Rip
Te Hongi
Vessel Name:Te Hongi
Builder:John Stewart Banner
Place built:Hokianga
Year built:1934
Construction:Double-skin NZ Kauri
LOA:43
Beam:9,6
Owners:Jack (or Jaques) Markwalder (1948); Bert Lamb H. F. Lamb (Wellington, 19??-1946); Shelley Atkinson (Auckland, 1935-19??)
Notes:6' draught.Atkinson commissioned John Wray to deliver the vessel to Auckland. See "South Sea Vagabonds". re-built in Auckland by Sam Ford. Lamb changed the vessel's name to "Te Hongi". Markwalder purchased her for Pacific cruise.
Te Runa
Te Runa
Vessel Name:Te Runa
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:Messrs Norman and Miller (Wellington, 19??*1911-1912??)
Notes:Also spelled Te Rhuna. Up for sale Feb 1910. Converted to lead external keel 1910
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 10 June 1911
Tender
Vessel Name:Tender
Class:Launch
Notes:Active 1909/10
Thelma
Thelma
Vessel Name:Thelma
Builder:Edwin Bailey
Designer:Edwin Bailey
Place built:Wellington
LOA:10'
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:Colin Forbes (Wellington, ??-1914-??)
Photo source:NZ Yachtsmen 01 Aug. 1914
Thetis
Thetis
Vessel Name:Thetis
Builder:Charles Bailey
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1879
Year lost:1893
Construction:NZ kauri on Pohutukawa frame. Aust. Iron bark keel
LOA:35
LWL:31
Beam:9, 3
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:M. Chapman and J. P. Maxwell (Wellington, 18??-1885-1893); Messrs E. C. Batkin and Werry (Wellington 1880-1887-18??)

Notes:Built for Wellington clients Batkin and Werry. Arrived Wellington 1880. Loosed moorings and ran ashore at Kaiwharawhara. Total loss.
Photo source:Little Ships 3rd ed
Toa
Vessel Name:Toa
Builder:Jack Chalmers
Designer:Jack Chalmers
Place built:Clyde Quay, Wellington
Year built:1896
LOA:28
Notes:Based on American ideas, she had long overhangs and boulder ballast. Was not successful.
Tom Wilford
Tom Wilford
Vessel Name:Tom Wilford
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1910
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:Keir (Petone, 1910-1912)
Notes:Built for Keir, Commodore of the Heretaunga Boating Club. Renamed Winsome 1914.
Photo source:Wellington Museum of City and Sea
Toy
Vessel Name:Toy
Builder:Charles Bailey Sr
Designer:Charles Bailey Sr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1877?
Year lost:1915
LOA:7.3m
Owners:Albert Sanford (Auckland 187?-18??)
Notes:Open yacht. Charles Bailey Jr built a counter on Toy during a visit to Wellington. Lost during a gale in Wellington 1915.
Trixie
Trixie
Vessel Name:Trixie
Builder:Fred Pratt and Harry Hardham
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1911
LOA:26
Owners:H. Turner and partner (Wellington, 1914-1915-??); Fred Pratt and Harry Hardham (Wellington, 1910-1914). Fred Pratt sold her in 1914.

Notes:Modified Seabird design with counter added.
Photo source:RPNYC archive
Tui
Tui
Vessel Name:Tui
Builder:A. and T. Petherick
LOA:20
Owners:A. and T. Petherick (Wellington)
Notes:Noted as derelict, partly broken up in a back yard in Kilbirnie July 1911
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 25 Nov. 1911
Typee
Typee
Vessel Name:Typee
Builder:Halvorsen
Place built:Sydney
Year built:1938
Construction:NZ kauri
LOA:37
Beam:12
Owners:Norman Thomas (Wellington, 1948-1950); W. J. Teasdel, L. A. Hill, J. Mawson (Wellington, ??-1948); H. F. Lamb (Wellington, 19??-19??); C. F. Pratt (Lyttelton, 19??-19??)
Notes:

6' draught. Norwegian pilot cutter style. Sailed from Sydney to Lyttelton by C. F. Pratt. Norman W Thomas bought Typee in Dec 1948 or early 1949 from George Dimock in Wellington. He sold her in early 1950.


Photo source:David Thomas
Una
Una
Vessel Name:Una
Builder:Edwin Bailey/Walter Taylor
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1913
LOA:18
Class:Centreboarder
Owners:Peebles, (Wellington, 1935-??); Coleman Bros (Wellington, 19??-1935)
Notes:Based on New England catboat designs. Built to race at Heretaunga Boating Club in Petone. Sister-ship to Nautilus built by Harry Head. Concrete keel added in 1917. Possibly renamed Platypus 1935.

Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Vagabond
Vagabond
Vessel Name:Vagabond
Builder:Joe Jukes
Place built:Balaena Bay, Wellington
Year built:1925
LOA:40
Beam:9, 6
Rig:Ketch-rigged motor sailer
Owners:Holmes family (Wellington/Waikawa, 1926- current); Arthur Holmes (1926-??)
Notes:Launched January 1926. Fitted with 10-14hp Ailsa-Craig, which had a new type of reducing gear allowing the propeller to turn at half the rate of the motor. This was intended to steady the vibrations of the motor. A sister ship (Nereides) was built 1926 for C. Mitchell of Wellington. Powered by Ailsa-Craig 35hp with reduction gear.


Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893
Valeta
Vessel Name:Valeta
Owners:
Notes:Active Evans Bay during the 1920s
Vega
Vega
Vessel Name:Vega
Photo source:The Rip
Venus
Venus
Vessel Name:Venus
Owners:Archibald Ibbotson (Wellington, 1930-1933-??); A. Lockie (Wellington, 1927-??); Elton (Wellington, 1915-??); Christeson (Wellington, 1912-??); Johnson and Walker (Wellington, ??-1911-??)
Notes:Keel remodelled 1912. engine stolen 1916. Moored in Evans Bay during the 1910s and 20s. Renamed Clutha in 1930.

Photo source:RPNYC archive
Veronica
Vessel Name:Veronica
LOA:30
Class:Launch
Owners:Johnson and Walker (Wellington, ??-1909-??)
Vida
Vessel Name:Vida
Class:Launch
Owners:James (Wanganui, 1909-??); Palmer (Wellington, ??-1909)
Notes:Active 1909/10

Viking
Viking
Vessel Name:Viking
Builder:Robert Logan Sr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1890
Class:5 Rater
Owners:K. Jones (ca. 1947-1950); Charles Headland and James Elton, Cyril Headland from 1930 (Wellington, 1907-1920-ca. 1947); Freyberg Brothers (Wellington, ca. 1904-1907); J. Henshilwood and F. H. McKeever (Wellington, 1902-ca. 1905); E. Bucholz, G. H. Kebbell, G. C. Schwartz (Wellington, 1898-ca 1900); J. P. Maxwell (Wellington, 1893-1898); W. R. Wilson (Auckland, 1890-1893)

Notes:1st of the boats to have been built to the 5 rater rule in NZ. Launched as Moana, later renamed Waiwetu in Wellington. Won Wellington's first ocean race (Port Underwood) in 1911. Headland converted to marconis sails 1934 and built new house 1935. Wrecked near Ngauranga after loosing her moorings in 1899, and again in 1950.
Articles about a cruise to D'Urville Island:
NZ Yachtsman Oct. 1937
NZ Yachtsman Nov. 1937

Photo source:The Rip
Viking
Viking
Vessel Name:Viking
Builder:Charles Bailey Jr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1893
LOA:67
LWL:49
Beam:12
Rig:Gaff yawl cutter
Class:Rater (23)
Owners:Bryan Todd (Wellington, 1946) ; New Zealand Navy (Auckland, 1936-1946); Sir Ernest Davis (Auckland, 19??-1936);  Bloomfield Brothers (Auckland 1893-??)
Notes:Designed by Charles Bailey Jr. Carries a carved Viking as figurehead. Arrived Wellington 1946.
Article about delivery voyage: Sea Spray 01 Aug. 1947

Photo source:Gavin Pascoe
Viola
Viola
Vessel Name:Viola
Builder:Le Huquet
Designer:Le Huquet
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1904/5
LOA:32'
LWL:25'
Beam:8'
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:Charlie Holmes (Wellington, 1937-??); Charlie Neal (Wellington, 1920-1937); W. Duncan (Wellington, 1915-1920) ; Littler (Auckland, 19??-1915); W. T. Oakley (Auckland 1904-1906-??)

Notes:Wrecked at Cape Palliser 1942. Mr Tonks crewed with Neal.

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Photo source:NZ Yachtsman, 11 Mar 1916
Violet
Vessel Name:Violet
Builder:Jas. McKeegan
Place built:Wellington
LOA:20-25 sources vary
Owners:Active Wellington ca. 1880. An open boat. Bob Stead (Wellington,??)

Notes:Wrecked at Scorching Bay
Violet
Vessel Name:Violet - see Hurrica
Vixen
Vixen
Vessel Name:Vixen
Builder:Robert Logan Sr
Designer:R. J. Scott
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1895
Class:1/2 rater
Owners:T. Y. Wardrop (Wellington, 1895-1897)
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman
Volante
Volante
Vessel Name:Volante
Builder:Charles Bailey Jr.
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1915
LOA:36'
Owners:H.G. Anderson(Wellington, 1915-??)

Notes:was in NAPS in WW2 in 1942-3 at Wellington. Extensively damaged in a fire in 1943
Photo source:Gavin Pascoe
Volante
Vessel Name:Volante
Year built:ca. 1885
Notes:Built as a 3rd class yacht.
Vulcan
Vulcan
Vessel Name:Vulcan
Year built:Before 1886
Owners:R. C. Renner (Wellington, 18??-1893-1894??); Harold Bannister (Wellington, 1891-??);  F. Carrington & Mercer(Wellington, ??-1890-1891); Herbert G. Smith (Wellington, ??-1887??)

Notes:Renamed Haeata 1893 or before.
Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Waimoa
Vessel Name:Waimoa
Place built:Wellington
Year built:ca. 1910
Construction:2 layers kauri planking, keel and keelson jarrah
LOA:28'
Beam:7', 6"
Rig:cutter
Owners:Mr Elliott (Wellington, 1920s/30s); French (Wellington, 1926-??);  A. Cheeseman (Wellington, ??-1925-1926)

Notes:Active with the Te Ruru Yacht Club. Alternately spelled Waimea. Cheeseman was a Commodore of the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club. Refitted with a deeper keel 1927. When sold in 1928 had self draining cockpit

Wairere
Wairere
Vessel Name:Wairere
Builder:Tom Le Huquet
Designer:Tom Le Huquet
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1902
LOA:33
Beam:7
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:[many names below will be confused with the MV Wairere]Mr Wilkinson (Whangarei, 1948); McCauley (Wellington, ??-1935); George Parkin (Wellington, ??-1935); Feltham Brothers (1909-??), Allan Johnson (Wellington, 1941-19??); J. Baldwin (Wellington, 1929-19??); Charles Holmes (Wellington, 1920-1928); Ted Hannon (Wellington, 1917-1920); Jack Young (Wellington, 1912-1917); J Huffam (Nelson, 1909-1912); J. Scott (Wellington, 1907-1912); Thomas Le Huquet (Auckland, 1902-1907)

Notes:Crewed by Thorndon Dinghy Sailing Club when owned by Scott Bros. Moored in Evans Bay during the 1920s. J Scott converted her to a yawl 1912. Forbes may have purchased a share 1912. Returned to cutter rig ca. 1926. Sank at her moorings in Evans Bay 1941. Salvaged by Allan Johnson. Carter (1948) notes she was still being overhauled, so likely she never got back in the water.
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Photo source:RPNYC archive
Wairere II
Wairere II
Vessel Name:Wairere II
Builder:Le Huquet
Designer:Le Huquet
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1907
LOA:35
LWL:26,6
Beam:8,3
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:E Bucholz (Wellington, 1909-ca 1942); Thomas Le Huquet (Auckland, 1907-1909)

Notes:Draft 5,10. First engine (Ferro) engine installed 1910. Fitted with 6hp two stroke auxiliary in 1913. Arrived Wellington 1909. Painted black for a period from 1916.
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Photo source:Evening Post, 23 Jan 1934
Waitangi
Waitangi
Vessel Name:Waitangi
Builder:Robert Logan Sr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1894
LOA:57, 7
LWL:38
Beam:11
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:Classic Yacht Charitable Trust (Auckland ca. 2000-); Waitangi Syndicate (Melbourne 1986-ca. 2000); E. B. Chapman (Bay of Islands and Australia); W. A. Wilkinson (Auckland, ??-1948); Rowell and Smith (Wellington, 19??-1920-19??); Norman Gibb & Boulcott (Wellington, 1911-1913-??); McLean and Renner (Wellington, ??-1906-1911); Wellington syndicate: Jamieson, Georgeson, Kirker (Wellington 1894-1904-??)
Notes:Built specifically to win 1895 Wellington Anniversary Day Championship Race, which it did. Engine installed and converted to ketch 1909 (trisails). Reverted to gaff cutter 1911. Chapman may have converted her to a ketch for the trip to Townsville.
Article: Sea Spray 1 June 1946

Photo source:Little Ships 3rd ed
Waiwetu
Vessel Name:Waiwetu
Notes:See Ngaira
Wakarere
Wakarere
Vessel Name:Wakarere
Designer:Sam Crocker
Owners:Matthew McCullough (Wellington, 2005-); Bill McCullough (Wellington, 1986-2005); Messrs Wemys & Paterson (Blenheim, 1968-19??); Robert Elliott (Wellington, 194?-19??); Sir James Elliott and sons (Wellington, 1938-194?)
Notes:Crocker design number 198. Her lines were taken off by Archie Scott in 1944. During the war years, was skippered by Roy Mill until he joined the armed forces when she was laid up until the Elliott boys returned. Took part in 1951 Lyttelton Race. Retired to Kaikoura with broken forestay.
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Photo source:David Lackey
Wanderer
Wanderer
Vessel Name:Wanderer
Builder:Logan
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1905
LOA:35
LWL:25, 6
Beam:8, 6
Rig:Yawl
Owners:Rod Dunshea (Auckland, 199?-??); Greensill (Nelson, ca 1930-1950); Moore Bros. (Nelson, 1905-19??)
Notes:Was built with a self draining cockpit (drained into the sea) In 1925 was fitted with an inboard auxilliary and cruised to Tauranga via Auckland for swordfishing holiday.
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Photo source:RPNYC archive
Warehou
Vessel Name:Warehou
Owners:A. Elton (Wellington, ??-1915-??); J. McLean (Wellington, ??-1912-??)
Wave
Vessel Name:Wave
Builder:Ricketts
Place built:Nelson
Year built:ca.1879
Notes:12 tons. Reported to have new Wellington owner 1888.
Wave
Vessel Name:Wave
Year built:ca. 1885
Notes:Built as a 3rd class yacht.
White Heather
White Heather
Vessel Name:White Heather
Builder:Bailey and Lowe
Place built:Auckland
LOA:38
Beam:10
Rig:Gaff cutter
Owners:Hadfield Smith (Wellington, 1920-1924); J. McLean (Wellington, 19??-1916-19??); Messrs Guy Hoggard and Basil Donne (Wellington 1909-1914-19??); E. L. Bucholz (Wellington, 1908-1909); Wheeler (Auckland, 19??-1908
Notes:

Arrived Wellington 16 December 1908. Bucholz renamed her Ida, though reverted to her original name when he sold her. Converted to yawl late 1909 (Hoggard and Donne); Under McLean's ownership in 1916 was the first yacht to make the return voyage to the Chatham Islands from Wellington. Sold to Suva owners in 1925.

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Photo source:RPNYC: One hundred years 1893-1893
White Wings
White Wings
Vessel Name:White Wings
Builder:"Skip" Olsen
Designer:"Skip" Olsen
Place built:Kilbirnie, Wellington
Year built:1905
Owners:

"Skip" Olsen (Wellington, 1905-ca. 1920)


Notes:Lightly ballasted, very fast downwind, not very good upwind. Dramatically altered in 1912 and extended by 6ft at the bow to 59ft oa, 12ft beam and drew 6ft 6in. Converted to launch 1920. Sold to a Wanganui owner for the purpose of fishing.
Photo source:Auckland Weekly News 09 April 1908
Windward
Windward
Vessel Name:Windward
Builder:R. G. Millman
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1911
Year lost:1931
LOA:28
Beam:8, 6
Rig:Yawl
Displacement:6.5 ton
Owners:T. P. Rollings (Wellington, 19??-1931); G. Nicholson (Wellington, 1923, 1925);  (Wellington, ??); J. Webb (Wellington, ca 1917-1920 -??); F. Cooke (Wellington, 1913-ca1915) R. G. Millman and F. Cooke (Wellington, 1911-1913)
Notes:Draft 5,9. Disappeared with all hands on return trip from Chatham Islands, January 1931.

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Photo source:Rob Irwin IV
Winona
Winona
Vessel Name:Winona
Notes:Arrived Wellington 1891/2. Also spelled Wenona. Renamed Flora by 1896.

Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 26 Aug. 1916
Wylo
Wylo
Vessel Name:Wylo
Builder:Edwin Bailey
Designer:Prof. R. J. Scott (Christchurch)
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1911
Construction:Triple-planked kauri
LOA:30
LWL:24
Beam:9, 4
Displacement:6.3 tons
Owners:L. V. Martin (Wellington, 1946-??); Dr. Campbell-Young (Wellington, 1945??); Charlie Neal (Wellington, 1936-1945); Col. Esson (Wellington, 1925, 1926-1936); W. Duncan (Wellington 1920-19??); Cheek (Nelson, (1919-1920); W. J. Birnie (Wellington, 1912-1919)
Notes:

Designed in 1904. Sail area 500 sq. feet. Fitted with Zealandia inboard at time of construction. W. Duncan was commodore of the Port Nicholson Yacht Club and chairman of the Wellington Yacht and Motor Boat Association.

Lines

Sail plan

1946 new sail plan

Photo source:Little Ships 3rd ed
Xanthe
Vessel Name:Xanthe
Builder:Henry Berg
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1888
Rig:Cutter
Owners:James Jamieson, Hearn Cowan, Brady, Georgeson and Peterson (Wellington 1888-90-??)
Xarifa
Xarifa
Vessel Name:Xarifa
Builder:Henry Berg
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1874
LOA:41, 2
Beam:10, 9
Rig:Gaff cutter
Displacement:18 ton
Owners:G. B. Richardson (Blenheim, 1894-1900); G. H. Jackson (Wellington, 189?-1893-1894); J. A. Persson and party (Wellington, 1891-??); E. C. Mills and Co. (187?-1891) G Firman (1874-?)
Notes:Launched in August, the build took 14 weeks. Hull lined with concrete. Reputed to be the first vessel built in Wellington with external lead ballast. E. C. Mills Jr,  campaigned her successfully in Wellington, Nelson and Lyttleton during the 1870s and 1880s. Disappeared while at anchor in the Marlborough Sounds June 1900.
Photo source:Alexander Turnbull Library
Yum Yum
Vessel Name:Yum Yum
Builder:John Waymouth Jr
Designer:John Waymouth Sr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1892
LOA:36
LWL:24
Beam:9, 3
Rig:Lug sloop
Class:2 1/2 rater
Owners:Ewen and Sue Chambers-Ross (Wellington, 2001-20??); Russell and Edwina Rimmington, Laurence Giles and Neil Beken (Auckland, 1992-2001)
Notes:

Was compared at the time of launching to the designs of Herreshoff. Later converted to gaff cutter. Had full restoration during the 1990s.


Yvonne
Yvonne
Vessel Name:Yvonne
Builder:Robert Logan Sr
Designer:William Fife (modified by Buchanan?)
Year built:1893
Construction:Triple-planked kauri
LOA:43, 6
LWL:30, 6
Beam:8, 6
Rig:Gaff cutter
Class:5 rater
Owners:Trevor Joy, Jack Snow, and others (Wellington, ca1990-ca. 2000); (Mike Joy and Richard Carll (Wellington, ca. 1983-ca.1990); Prof. R. J. Scott (Lyttleton, 1908-??); Grigg (Longbeach, 1900-??); Arch Buchanan (1893-??)
Notes:Carried pole mast (as opposed to topast), which was a new idea for racing yachts. In Wellington by 1938. Currently in Lyttleton.
Articles:
NZ Yachtsman June 1937
Sea Spray 1 Sept. 1946

Photo source:John Bertenshaw
Zel
Zel
Vessel Name:Zel
LOA:10'
Class:Centreboarder
Photo source:NZ Yachtsman 23 Apr. 1910