BOATING HISTORY

Saving uWHILNA

Saving uWHILNA

An 18m 110-year old yawl lying in Wellington’s Mana Marina is a rare, surviving example of the work of her American designer – Charles Drown Mower. Her age and life story make her a definite candidate for restoration, but she needs plenty of help.

Will Foote’s houseboat

Will Foote’s houseboat

New Zealand’s early 20th century sawmillers were a nomadic lot, and often devised unusual solutions to accommodate their lifestyles.

Southern girl – PASTIME PART 1

Southern girl – PASTIME PART 1

Pastime is one of the few South Island 19th century yachts to have survived in anything like her original form. She was built at Lyttelton by Malcolm Miller in 1886 and is now well into an exciting authentic restoration.

Mason Clipper 23 resto

Mason Clipper 23 resto

Whangamata-based master craftsman Harry Nordberg has resuscitated a 1962 Mason Clipper 23 – giving the 57-year-old dame the cosmetic surgery...

Kennedy’s Sea Desk

Kennedy’s Sea Desk

A keen sailor, acquiring Manitou was one of the first things Kennedy did when elected as the 35th President of the...

Spirit of Manasoo

Spirit of Manasoo

The amazingly intact wreck of the 54m steel steamer, Manasoo, lost in a storm on September 15, 1928, has been...