Category: Boating history

Post
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.

Post
STREET’S TREASURE TROVE

STREET’S TREASURE TROVE

A new exhibition at the New Zealand Maritime Museum celebrates the man behind the historic Fosters ship chandlery and one of the country’s most recognised maritime identities, John Street. From lobbying against Robert Muldoon’s boat tax in the 1970s to introducing the Tug Boat race at the Auckland Anniversary Regatta, he’s been the man at...

Post
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 she needed and deserved, writes Roger Mills. This boat has been restored for a client in Queenstown, and I caught up with Harry just before she was shipped south to her new owner. His involvement...