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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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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