sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Collections of classics on display at Auckland Int Boat Show

Collections of classics on display at Auckland Int Boat Show

'Classics sailing at the Mahurangi Regatta, New Zealand, 2010'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

During the 2011 Auckland International Boat Show, there will be more than 20 immaculately restored, classic yachts and launches within the Viaduct Harbour area.

Thanks to the inherent longevity of New Zealand’s native kauri timber and several family dynasties of skilled boatbuilders, New Zealand has a large collection of classic yachts dating back to around the turn of last century.

By the 1950s, many of these were neglected, destined to rot out their days in paddocks; others were well-used but unlikely to get the care they needed in the face of expensive restorations.

Major drives by the NZ Classic Yacht Association under patron John Street, the Tino Rawa Trust and the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum has, over 15 years, seen many successful restorations supported by funding and a growing pool of experience.

Classic yachts at the 2010 Auckland International Boat Show -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=88406   Click Here to view large photo

Restoring a classic yacht requires a blend of detective work – sometimes involving long hours poring over glass plate negatives to see a yacht’s original deck or interior configuration; plenty of problem-solving, and disassembling and then reassembling a three-dimensional jigsaw, since often the yacht is stripped back to ribs and stringers only.

Through these restorations, a generation of veteran boatbuilders has passed on their knowledge to the younger ones coming through, since it is crucial to maintain these skills to keep the classic boats in good condition.

On the overseas market, many of these yachts would be worth considerably more money than they are in New Zealand, but they are protected as pieces of New Zealand heritage, and it is illegal to take them out of New Zealand, except on a temporary basis for a regatta, for example.

The CYA has a dedicated racing and cruising programme to ensure the boats are used regularly, an important part of their maintenance. The boats are often on the harbour, bringing joy to their owners but everyone else on the water or shoreline.

Rainbow - A7 at 2009 Auckland International Boat Show -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=88406   Click Here to view large photo


The Classic Yacht Association of NZ will display up to 10 classic yachts and launches at the Auckland International Boat Show.

On display at the boat show will be Rainbow, designed by Arch Logan in 1898; she has a length of 56ft with 8ft 8in beam.

Ngatira, at 40ft long with a 9ft beam, was launched in 1904 by the Logans’ fiercest boatbuilding competitor, Chas Bailey Jr.

The newest restoration is Corona, 43ft long with a 12ft beam, which completed restoration at the New Zealand Traditional Boatbuilding School. She was built by Charles Collings who specialised in mullet boats. Other boats on display may include the recently, beautifully restored Rawhiti, Rawene and Moana.

The power vessels will include Trinidad, 52ft long with a beam of 13ft, designed by Bob Salthouse in 1965 and built by his brother John Salthouse at Greenhithe. She is powered by a 6LX Gardner which gives her a cruising speed of 10/11 knots.

The Tino Rawa Trust will exhibit several gleaming beauties in front of Waitemata Plaza in the Viaduct Harbour, as part of Auckland City’s Heritage Week.

Jessie Logan at the 2009 Auckland International Boat Show -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=88406   Click Here to view large photo


Classics on display will include one of the world’s oldest gaff-rigged sailing boat, Jessie Logan, built by Robert Logan Senior to compete in the Auckland Anniversary Regatta on 29 January 1880. Named after one of Robert’s daughters, Jessie Logan was a radical and extremely fast 28ft 6in centreboarder built in kauri.

The Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum at the western end of Quay Street has several boats which regularly sail on the harbour: the ketch-rigged deck scow, Ted Ashby; the square-rigged brigantine Breeze; and the tiny steam tug, SS Puke which was built by E Thompson and Son at Aratapu, towards the end of the 19th century.


Classic Yacht Association, www.cya.org.nz




by Rebecca Hayter

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=88406

8:47 AM Tue 13 Sep 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2011 Auckland International Boat Show

Related News Stories:

17 Nov 2011  Hall of Fame secures new high profile home at ASB Showgrounds
22 Sep 2011  Superyacht Base Australia ensures presence at Captains' Forum
22 Sep 2011  Australian Marine Exporters in force in Auckland
20 Sep 2011  Superyacht Captains enjoy Pacific tour at Auckland Int Boat Show
19 Sep 2011  Strong sales reported from Auckland International Boat Show
17 Sep 2011  Auckland Int Boat Show: Superyacht builders create hi-tech outriggers
17 Sep 2011  Auckland International Boat Show: Around the Stands - Gallery 3
16 Sep 2011  Superyacht builders create hi-tech outriggers at Boat Show
16 Sep 2011  Auckland International Boat Show: Around the Show - Gallery 2
16 Sep 2011  Auckland International Boat Show: Around the Stands - Gallery 1
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


























2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii






































Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3   
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT