Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf has been inhabited since the first arrival of Maori. In te reo its name means ‘the island of well-being.
Category: Retro Boats
Towards the end of the boreal summer, North America’s Northwest Pacific Region is inundated with classic boat enthusiasts. Of all the events scheduled in that corner of the world, the most celebrated is the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, this year in its 43rd edition.
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...
An improbable re-acquaintance with a long-lost Jomo Craft clinker dinghy kindles plenty of memories for George Empson – and fires the flame for the painstaking restoration of a derelict sister ship. My life first intersected with the clinker dinghy in the late 1950s, when my father bought her from the then New Zealand Electricity Department...